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Re: “Open line

In 2009 the AMA passed a resolution stating that cannabis should be treated as a valid medicine. In 2010 the Boards of Pharmacy in Oregon and Iowa both voted to acknowledge that cannabis is a valid medicine. Oregon voted 4-1, and Iowa voted 6-0. The really interesting thing about Iowa is that they were like you, sure that it was a scam, and had to be sued, court ordered, and dragged kicking and screaming to the table to hear the rescheduling petition that led to their unanimous vote to recognize cannabis as a valid medicine. To me, that unanimous vote says it's safe to infer that the evidence is simply overwhelming.

The countries of Canada, Holland, and Israel all call cannabis medicine. Israel is particularly impressed with it's mediation of PTSD. Perhaps you're unaware, but Israel holds it's soldiers in very high esteem. It would be absurd to claim that they're giving their disabled military personnel a "scam" drug. Israel is also the only place in the world that this medicine is used in hospitals. No, they don't allow smoking, they use a vaporizer, which is proven safe and preferred in peer reviewed study published last year.


Posted by Duncan20903 on 02/27/2011 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Open line

Now November, why would you want to go and tell a lie like "the average time the medical marijuana cardholder blah, blah, blah"? Don't you think you should at least pick a State that requires it's medical cannabis patients to register, and doesn't provide them with privacy like California? There's no central registry, it is impossible to even count what need to be counted in order for your bald face abuse of the truth to be true. It's really disgusting when people make up lies, and when people repeat them, and conveniently try to cloak themselves as some kind of morally superior person. IMO keeping the sick from patients that need it causing them to suffer more than needed is nothing but morally bankrupt.

Here's some stats from a State that does require registration, and keeps track of various statistics, though not of the time that patients were self medicating before finally being allowed to do so legally.

In Montana, there are 2439 patients over age 61.
There are 366 patients over the age of 71.
There are 70 patients over age 81.
There are 10 patients over the age of 91.
on page 4:

So do you think those 80ish and 90ish are faking to get high? The 70-somethings?

But the fact of the matter is that California's law is very loosely written, and is meaningless when it comes to the proposed Arkansas law. California can't change their law, but Arkansas doesn't have to adopt all of the negatives in order to pass a medical cannabis law. Regardless, what makes you think that Know Nothing laymen or politicians with a self serving political agenda should be making medical decisions rather than licensed doctors and accredited scientists?

Posted by Duncan20903 on 02/27/2011 at 7:40 PM


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