Cannabis as a medical treatment for attention deficit disorder

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"In the United States right now there are three million
children receiving stimulant drugs for ADHD."
(Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

Ganja and ADD
Therapeutic uses of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of ADD
It was mentioned in the Portland newspaper that the Oregon Health Division is considering allowing medical marijuana to be used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. At first glance it might seem counter-intuitive to use a medication that has a public perception of decreasing attention to treat a condition whose primary symptom is a deficit of attention. But just as taking stimulants often calms those with hyperactivity, medical marijuana improves the ability to concentrate in some types of ADD.

Granny Storm Crow's MMJ List

Cannabis as a medical treatment for attention deficit disorder
"Why would anyone want to give their child an expensive pill... with unacceptable side effects, when he or she could just go into the backyard, pick a few leaves off a plant and make tea for him or her instead? Cannabinoids are a very viable alternative to treating adolescents with ADD and ADHD"

Cannabinoids effective in animal model of hyperactivity disorder

Cannabis 'Scrips to Calm Kids? foxnews
As a California pediatrician and 49-year-old mother of two teenage daughters, Claudia Jensen says pot might prove to be the preferred medical treatment for attention deficit disorder (search) — even in adolescents.

Case Study: Inhaled Cannabis Improves Symptoms Of ADHD
Oral administration of synthetic THC capsules (dronabinol) mitigates symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a case study published by the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM, Germany).

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"There are encouraging signs. There’s certainly people like Jon Kabat-Zinn, who talks about stress and mindfulness, and Andrew Weil, who talks about the importance of nutrition and a more holistic approach. So there are many people doing great work."
~ Dr. Gabor Maté

Aging? Got Ganja?
Meth, ICE, Crank, Crystal, Dexies, GoGo's, Black Beauty or White Cross.
Speed Kills! So why give it to kids? Dung Worriers love to taunt Meth as the new scourge to protect the kidlets from. For each meth lab they brag about taking down gets on the 6 o'clock news. Not much said about the mere fact that Speed is a staple of capitalism. Since we got it from Hitler. So this scourge is used by college kids to kram exams, moms pick me uppers, truckers hauling produce, doctors 36 hr shifts, cops stake outs, soldiers go go's. Pretty common for a hidden scourge. Now they prescribe it for kids? Cannabis research funding is banned since 1974. It might be worth researching cannabinoids vs meth for kids. Politically Correct BS is killing kids, that is the message.

Addiction, Attention Deficit Disorder 12/31/10

Dr. Gabor Maté on ADHD, Bullying and the Destruction of American Childhood
A spike in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental disorders has fueled an unprecedented reliance on pharmaceutical medications to treat children, with long-term effects that remain unknown. We speak with Canadian physician and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. He argues that these responses are treating surface symptoms as causes while ignoring deeper roots. Dr. Maté says children are in fact reacting to the broader collapse of the nurturing conditions needed for their healthy development. [includes rush transcript]

Dr. Gabor Maté Official Website

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It,

Scattered Minds: Canadian Hardcover & Paperback Edition

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Signs of Sickness and D.E.A.th

Denver Doctor Could Lose License for Recommending Marijuana

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~ Dr. Andrew Weil
The Natural Mind

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The Politics of Pot
A Register-Guard Editorial May 01, 2006 Oregon
The FDA should change its name to the Politically Approved Food and Drug Administration - PAFDA. It's a longer acronym, but it rolls off the tongue nicely and people would appreciate its greater honesty. The agency's other option is to stop embarrassing its dedicated doctors and scientists with utterly unscientific announcements such as the recent bulletin that smoked marijuana has no medicinal value. Continued...

Professor Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Medical School, USA
"Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the whole pharmacopoeia"

President Abraham Lincoln (December 1840)
"Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control mans' appetite through legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not even crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our Government was founded"

Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894
"The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all. ... ...moderate use of hemp... appears to cause no appreciable physical injury of any kind,... no injurious effects on the mind... [and] no moral injury whatever."

Albert Eistein: My First Impression of the U.S.A., 1921
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."

Panama Canal Zone Report, 1925
"There is no evidence... that any deleterious influence on the individual using [cannabis]"

PREJUDICE: MARIJUANA AND JIM CROW LAWS

LaGuardia Commission Report, 1944
"Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration... Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug."

The LaGardia sub-committee of New York 1944
"The use of marijuana does not lead to morphine or heroin or cocaine addiction and no effort is made to create a market for these narcotics by stimulating the practice of marijuana smoking"

"Marijuana is not the determining factor in the commission of major crime....The publicity concerning the catastrophic effect of marijuana smoking in New York City, is unfounded"

Dr J. H. Jaffe,
The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.
L.Goodman and A Gillman, 3rd edn. 1965
"There are no long lasting ill-effects from the acute use of marijuana and no fatalities have ever been recorded ... there seems to be growing agreement within the medical community, at least, that marijuana does not directly cause criminal behaviour, juvenile delinquency, sexual excitement, or addiction."

1968 UK ROYAL COMMISSION
THE WOOTTON REPORT
"Having reviewed all the material available to us we find ourselves in agreement with the conclusion reached by the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission appointed by the Government of India (1893-94) and the New York Mayor's Committee (1944 - LaGuardia) that the long-term consumption of cannabis in moderate doses has no harmful effects" "the long-asserted dangers of cannabis are exaggerated and that the related law is socially damaging, if not unworkable"

Marijuana: the law vs. 12 million people
Life magazine Oct 31, 1969. 25-35

Jamaican Study 1970
"This study indicates that there is little correlation between the use of ganja and crime, except insofar as the possession and cultivation of ganja are technically crimes"

The Shafer Commission of 1970
Marijuana does not lead to physical dependency, although some evidence indicates that the heavy, long-term users may develop a psychological dependence on the drug"

30 Years After Nixon's Marijuana Commission Advocated Decriminalization
Report Findings Are Still Valid
Nixon Never Read His Own Report, President Bush Should

March 22nd marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the report of the so-called "Shafer Commission" -- the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse -- whose members were appointed by then-President Richard Nixon.

The Shafer Commission's (named after commission Chair, Gov. Raymond Shafer of Pennsylvania) 1972 report, entitled "Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding," boldly proclaimed that "neither the marihuana user nor the drug itself can be said to constitute a danger to public safety" and recommended Congress and state legislatures decriminalize the use and casual distribution of marijuana for personal use.

Nixon Commission Report
Advising Decriminalization of Marijuana
Celebrates 30th Anniversary

US Jamaican Study 1974
"... as a multipurpose plant, ganja is used medicinally, even by non-smokers. ....

There were no indications of organic brain damage or chromosome damage among smokers and no significant clinical psychiatric, psychological or medical) differences between smokers and controls."

"No impairment of physiological, sensory and perceptual performance, tests of concept formation, abstracting ability, and cognitive style, and tests of memory"

"[Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration...

Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug."

Jamaican Studies (1968-74, 1975)
"Definite Benefits For Marijuana Smokers"

President Jimmy Carter 1976
"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself"

U.S. Representative Dan Quayle, March 1977
"Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana... We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society."

The Coptic Study (1981)
"No Harm to Human Brain or Intelligence"

The USA Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 1987
"Cannabis can be used on an episodic but continual basis without evidence of social or psychic dysfunction. In many users the term dependence with its obvious connotations, probably is mis-applied... The chief opposition to the drug rests on a moral and political, and not toxicologic, foundation".

The Economist March 28th 1992
"Medicines often produce side effects. Sometimes they are physically unpleasant. Cannabis too has discomforting side effects, but these are not physical they are political"

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(DOT HS 808 078), Final Report, November 1993
"THC's adverse effects on driving performance appear relatively small"

"Marijuana: Facts for Teens." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Washington, D.C. 1995, p.10.
"Most marijuana users do not go on to use other drugs."

Professor Olaf Drummer, a forensic scientist the Royal College of Surgeons in Melbourne in 1996
":Compared to alcohol, which makers people take more risks on the road, marijuana made drivers slow down and drive more carefully.... Cannabis is good for driving skills, as people tend to overcompensate for a perceived impairment."

At the 10th International Conference on Drug Policy, 1996, USA John P Morgan MD, Professor of Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School, said of Marinol, the synthetic THC marketed in the States, "In a recent study, the scientists gave patients 20 mg of Marinol by mouth to see if it increased their appetite. Not only could they not detect much appetite-increasing effect, but they learned the interesting fact that, in one-third of people who take Marinol by mouth, you have no blood levels at all. The drug is so poorly bio-available it's surprising that it got onto the market. There may well be some reason to believe that there are individuals in our government who are interested in getting Marinol on the market to diminish the pressure for marijuana smokers."

Proven : Cannabis is a safe medicine by Ian Williams Goddard
BOSTON, Jan. 30, 1997 (UPI) -
CANNABIS DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER
The U.S. federal government has failed to make public its own 1994 study that undercuts its position that marijuana is carcinogenic - a $2 million study by the National Toxicology Program. The program's deputy director, John Bucher, says the study "found absolutely no evidence of cancer." In fact, animals that received THC had fewer cancers. Bucher denies his agency had been pressured to shelve the report, saying the delay in making it public was due to a personnel shortage.

The Boston Globe reported Thursday (1-30-97) that the study indicates not only that the main ingredient in marijuana, THC, does not cause cancer, but also that it may even protect against malignancies, laboratory tests on animals show. The report comes on the heels of an editorial in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine that favors the controlled medical use of marijuana, and calls current federal policy "misguided, heavy-handed and inhumane."

The Clinton administration has said that doctors prescribing marijuana could be prosecuted for a federal crime. Marijuana has been reported to ease the pain, nausea and vomiting in advanced stages of cancer, AIDS and other serious illnesses, but the federal government claims other treatments have been deemed safer than what it calls "a psychoactive, burning carcinogen." However, The Boston Globe says the government's claim appears to be undercut by its own $2 million study.

The Kaiser Permanente study
"Marijuana Use and Mortality" April 1997 American Journal of Public Health".
"Relatively few adverse clinical effects from the chronic use of marijuana have been documented in humans. However, the criminalization of marijuana use may itself be a health hazard, since it may expose the users to violence and criminal activity."

Testimony of Professor Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, before the Crime Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., October 1, 1997:
"Cannabis is remarkably safe. Although not harmless, it is surely less toxic than most of the conventional medicines it could replace if it were legally available. Despite its use by millions of people over thousands of years, cannabis has never caused an overdose death."

What the WHO doesn't want you to know about cannabis
Marijuana Special Report (New Scientist, 21. Februar 1998)
Health officials in Geneva have suppressed the publication of a politically sensitive analysis that confirms what ageing hippies have known for decades: cannabis is safer than alcohol or tobacco.

The Lancet, vol 352, number 9140, November 14 1998
"We.. say that on the medical evidence available, moderate indulgence in cannabis has little ill-effect on health, and that decisions to ban or legalise cannabis should be based on other considerations."

F.D.A. Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana
The Food and Drug Administration declared Thursday that "no sound scientific studies" supported the medical use of marijuana, contradicting a 1999 review by top government scientists. Susan Bro, an agency spokeswoman, said Thursday's statement resulted from a combined review by federal drug enforcement, regulatory and research agencies that concluded "smoked marijuana has no currently accepted or proven medical use in the United States and is not an approved medical treatment."

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No Link Between Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer (Excerpted)
People who smoke marijuana—even heavy, long-term marijuana users—do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23rd. Marijuana smoking also did not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus, the study found.

Pot Less of a Cancer Risk Than Tobacco

Mary Jane Trumps Joe Camel By Mary Beckman
CN Source: ScienceNOW Daily News May 23, 2006 USA
It seems logical that inhaling enough smoke will give you lung cancer. But a new study of Los Angeles residents suggests that smoking marijuana--even more than 22,000 joints in a lifetime--doesn't increase cancer risk. The results surprise many researchers, who point out marijuana has other ill health effects. Decades of research have shown that cigarette smoking dramatically increases the risk of certain cancers. But controversy surrounds the risk of smoking weed. A 1999 study of blood donors suggested a link between marijuana and head and neck cancer, but a larger study in 2004 found no such connection.

'Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Flinstones' and Joe Camel
* Youth smoking critical to companies
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Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk By Salynn Boyles
CN Source: Fox News May 23, 2006 USA
People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, new research suggests. While a clear increase in cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. Even very heavy, long-term marijuana users who had smoked more than 22,000 joints over a lifetime seemed to have no greater risk than infrequent marijuana users or nonusers.

PROVEN: CANNABIS IS SAFE MEDICINE by Ian Williams Goddard (Excerpted)
The Jamaican study states that, even as cannabis use in Jamaica is pervasive and is used in heavier quantities with greater THC potency than in the U.S., its use is without deleterious social or psychological consequences. What's more, the three studies cited, the largest human cannabis studies to date, also revealed that heavy long-term cannabis users scored slightly higher on IQ tests, had slightly lower rates of illness and cancer, and lived longer on average than non-users. Users also proved to be more relaxed and sociable than non-users The best evidence indicates, contrary to GovtMedia disinformation, that cannabis is safe and good for you.

The journal TOXICOLOGY LETTERS published a study that found no link between cannabis smoking and lung cancer. The seven researchers in the study concluded: It has been suggested that marijuana smoking is a proximal cause of respiratory cancer. However, these intimations have not been borne out by epidemiological investigation.

Not only is the evidence linking cannabis smoking to cancer negative, but the largest human studies cited indicated that cannabis users had lower rates of cancer than nonusers. What's more, those who smoked both cannabis and tobacco had lower rates of lung cancer than those who smoked only tobacco-a strong indication of chemo-prevention. Even more, in 1975 researchers at the Medical College of Virginia found that cannabis showed powerful antitumor activity against both benign and malignant tumors (the government then banned all future cannabis/cancer research)

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer, who reports on the events in his book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes. In 1976, President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out -- unsuccessfully -- to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the "high."

Cannabis: Legally grown and provided in daily smoked dosages

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is a treatment for pain and other symptoms of many diseases; its medical use goes back some 5,000 years. Sometimes cannabis can halt the development of a condition. It is medicine with a safe and effective dosage demonstrated by United States government research. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides by prescription a standard dose of smoked cannabis to patients in the Compassionate Investigational New Drug (IND) program. This is about two ounces per week -- a half-pound per month -- mailed in canisters of 300 pre-rolled cigarettes consumed at a rate of 10 or more per day.

"Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of
the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."
-- DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young Docket No. 86-22. 1988.

Jack Herer’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”
The authorized on-line version

Therapeutic Use of Cannabis

Asthma * Glaucoma * Tumors * Nausea/Cancer Chemotherapy * Appetite * Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Back Pain & Spasms * Sleep & Relaxation * Antibiotics & Antibacterial CBDs * Stress, Migraines * Emphysema * Salivation * Herpes, Cystic Fibrosis, Arthritis & Rheumatism * AIDS, Depression

Lung Cleaner & Expectorant
Cannabis is the best natural expectorant to clear the human lungs of smog, dust, and the phlegm associated with tobacco use.

Marijuana smoke effectively dilates the airways of the lungs, the bronchi, opening them to allow more oxygen into the lungs. It is also the best natural dilator of the tiny airways of the lungs, the bronchial tubes—making cannabis the best overall bronchial dilator for 80% of the population. (the remaining 20% sometimes show minor negative reactions).

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Drugwar Lies Linked to Schizophrenia

Marijuana May Spur New Brain Cells By Steve Mitchell
October 13, 2005 United Press International Washington, D.C

Scientists said Thursday that marijuana appears to promote the development of new brain cells in rats and have anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects, a finding that could have an impact on the national debate over medical uses of the drug. Other illegal and legal drugs, including opiates, alcohol, nicotine and cocaine, have been shown to suppress the formation of new brain cells when used chronically, but marijuana's effect on that process was uncertain.

A1B2C3 Drug Information
Deaths in the United States in a typical year are as follows...
* Tobacco kills about 400,000
* Alcohol kills about 80,000
* Workplace accidents kill 60,000
* Automobiles kill 40,000
* Cocaine kills about 2,500
* Heroin kills about 2,000
* Aspirin kills about 2,000
* Marijuana kills 0

Marijuana Cancer Risk Played Down By Heather Burke
Source: Boston Globe May 24, 2006 New York
People who smoke marijuana may be at less risk of developing lung cancer than tobacco smokers, according to a study presented yesterday. The study of 2,200 people in Los Angeles found that even heavy marijuana smokers were no more likely to develop lung, head, or neck cancer than nonusers, in contrast with tobacco users, whose risk increases the more they smoke.

Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows. Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

Clinton Plan Attacks Medical Marijuana Initiatives, Targets Doctors
January 2, 1997 - Washington, DC, USA

Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey in a seven-page release outlining the administration's response to the initiatives. "These propositions are not about compassion, they are about legalizing dangerous drugs," he told reporters.

"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions."
Thomas Jefferson ..

Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with 'scientific support' ... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others. ...

The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.
-- William F. Buckley, Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

Study Finds No Cancer, Marijuana Connection By Marc Kaufman
CN Source: Washington Post May 25, 2006 Washington, D.C

The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer.

The new findings "were against our expectations," said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years.

"We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use," he said. "What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect."

Federal health and drug enforcement officials have widely used Tashkin's previous work on marijuana to make the case that the drug is dangerous. Tashkin said that while he still believes marijuana is potentially harmful, its cancer-causing effects appear to be of less concern than previously thought.

Earlier work established that marijuana does contain cancer-causing chemicals as potentially harmful as those in tobacco, he said. However, marijuana also contains the chemical THC, which he said may kill aging cells and keep them from becoming cancerous.

Tashkin's study, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, involved 1,200 people in Los Angeles who had lung, neck or head cancer and an additional 1,040 people without cancer matched by age, sex and neighborhood.

They were all asked about their lifetime use of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol. The heaviest marijuana smokers had lighted up more than 22,000 times, while moderately heavy usage was defined as smoking 11,000 to 22,000 marijuana cigarettes. Tashkin found that even the very heavy marijuana smokers showed no increased incidence of the three cancers studied.

"This is the largest case-control study ever done, and everyone had to fill out a very extensive questionnaire about marijuana use," he said. "Bias can creep into any research, but we controlled for as many confounding factors as we could, and so I believe these results have real meaning."

Tashkin's group at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA had hypothesized that marijuana would raise the risk of cancer on the basis of earlier small human studies, lab studies of animals, and the fact that marijuana users inhale more deeply and generally hold smoke in their lungs longer than tobacco smokers -- exposing them to the dangerous chemicals for a longer time. In addition, Tashkin said, previous studies found that marijuana tar has 50 percent higher concentrations of chemicals linked to cancer than tobacco cigarette tar.

While no association between marijuana smoking and cancer was found, the study findings, presented to the American Thoracic Society International Conference this week, did find a 20-fold increase in lung cancer among people who smoked two or more packs of cigarettes a day.

The study was limited to people younger than 60 because those older than that were generally not exposed to marijuana in their youth, when it is most often tried.

"My disease makes it very hard for me to move.
My biggest fear is that the police will come to arrest me for my medicine,
tell me to raise my arms, and then when i can't do it, they'll shoot me."
- Cathy Jordan, Florida activist with Lou Gehrig's disease

"I wouldn't answer the marijuana questions. You know why?
Because I don't want some little kid doing what I tried."
- George W. Bush, US Pesrodent

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Why Veterans Struggling with PTSD Want MMJ

The Freedom to Choose Campaign -- launched by veterans, the Drug Policy Alliance, and elected officials -- targets lawmakers, physicians, and employers to recognize marijuana as a safe, efficient alternative to other PTSD medications that may not work as well or cause troubling side effects. While they urge lawmakers to adopt legislation that protects veterans' access to medical marijuana, the campaign targets Veteran Affairs (and other) doctors to recognize the benefits of medical marijuana for PTSD, and demands employers not discriminate against employers who are medical marijuana patients with PTSD.

Addictive Properties of Popular Drugs

"Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing"
Federal Bureau of Narcotics Chief Harry J. Anslinger, 1948

"Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
- William F. Buckley Jr.

Distortion 14: Cannabis, Addiction and Drug Treatment

Careful...
Drugwar Lies Linked to Schizophrenia

The gossip only harms Vets addicted to opiates given by Unk for wounds obtained protecting the oil wells. Then discarded and even persecuted by low life DEAth Mongers like you. Legalise Cannabis To Cut Heroin Addiction

Professor Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Medical School, USA
"Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the whole pharmacopoeia"

10 Facts About Marijuana drugpolicy.org
Most people who use marijuana do so occasionally. Increasing admissions for treatment do not reflect increasing rates of clinical dependence.

* Tobacco kills about 400,000
* Alcohol kills about 80,000
* Workplace accidents kill 60,000
* Automobiles kill 40,000
* Cocaine kills about 2,500
* Heroin kills about 2,000
* Aspirin kills about 2,000
* Marijuana kills 0

Unsubstantiated Bullshit. You kill people with this gossip. How can anyone be so low to spread these reefer mad troll scrolls for a paycheck? Using government tax money to spread lies is Un-American. When the liar Nixon lumped in Hemp he removed a viable alternative to the fossil fuel plastic and poisons used on cotton aborting more feti than rvw. All because of liars like you. Thousands of years of use and no addictions, cancer or lung problems except by dung heaps of worriers like you. Such degenerate mindsets belong in Guantanamo Bay. Too many Vets are neglected by assholes like yourself and if Ganja helps them so be it. It can't hurt them. It hasn't ever overdosed anyone and no one has ever stopped and had physical or debilitating withdrawl symptoms. So please blow it out yur ass and crawl off and die somewhere, quietly. Tell me pissant, if 100 million Americans have used cannabis and 25 still do. Don't you think you ought to peddle your lil ass over and tell them about it? I mean they're walking around addicted to something and don't even know it. One thing to remember liar. We won't forget who perpetuates this longest war in US history. We want Justice!

Annual Causes of Death in the United States

"Cannabis can be used on an episodic but continual basis without evidence of social or psychic dysfunction. In many users the term dependence with its obvious connotations, probably is mis-applied... The chief opposition to the drug rests on a moral and political, and not toxicologic, foundation"
The USA Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 1987

Marijuana May Live Up To Be The Elixir of Life

Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894
"The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all. ... ...moderate use of hemp... appears to cause no appreciable physical injury of any kind,... no injurious effects on the mind... [and] no moral injury whatever."

'Cannabis' Acts as Antidepressant

LaGuardia Commission Report, 1944
"Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration... Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug."

The LaGardia sub-committee of New York 1944
"The use of marijuana does not lead to morphine or heroin or cocaine addiction and no effort is made to create a market for these narcotics by stimulating the practice of marijuana smoking"

"Marijuana is not the determining factor in the commission of major crime....The publicity concerning the catastrophic effect of marijuana smoking in New York City, is unfounded"

Thanks to the liars, thugs and cheats perpetuating this Ganjawar. Monsanto lackey's and Exxon lapdogs. Wall Street's Spontaneous Abortionists.
☛Pro Life? Not even anti abortionists...
☛GOPerversion, another Prohibition! On Women...
☛GOP's "A War on Women"
☛Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million for Violations

One thing the dung heap trolls permit is for me to post even more links. I should be appreciative but what do you say to a worm?

High on Hemp?

Dr J. H. Jaffe,
The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.
L.Goodman and A Gillman, 3rd edn. 1965
"There are no long lasting ill-effects from the acute use of marijuana and no fatalities have ever been recorded ... there seems to be growing agreement within the medical community, at least, that marijuana does not directly cause criminal behaviour, juvenile delinquency, sexual excitement, or addiction."

Older/Senior Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legalizing Pot
☛Teaching Seniors the Benefits of Ganja
☛Seniors Using Ganja For A Good Night's Sleep

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth.
They have the power to make the innocent guilty
and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.
- Malcolm X

This is the mind of your dung worrier hero's...

☮ Anslinger read into U.S. Congressional testimony (without objection) stories about coloreds with big lips, luring white women with jazz music and marijuana.
If he had bothered to check, showed at least 65-75% of all murders in the U.S. were then and still are alcohol related.

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research.

☮ I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigaret can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.

What the W.H.O. doesn't want you to know about cannabis
Marijuana Special Report (New Scientist, 21. Februar 1998)
Health officials in Geneva have suppressed the publication of a politically sensitive analysis that confirms what ageing hippies have known for decades: cannabis is safer than alcohol or tobacco.

Does Weed Turbocharge Outside The Box Thinking?

☮ Marihuana Makes Fiends of Boys in 30 Days; Hasheesh Goads Users to Blood-Lust" create terror of the "killer weed from Mexico." Through his relentless disinformation campaign, Hearst is credited with bringing the word "marijuana" into the English language. In addition to fueling racist attitudes toward Hispanics, Hearst papers run articles about "marijuana-crazed negroes" raping white women and playing "voodoo-satanic" jazz music.

The Official Story: Debunking “Gutter Science”

☮ Driven insane by marijuana, these blacks -- according to accounts in Hearst-owned newspapers -- dared to step on white men's shadows, look white people directly in the eye for more than three seconds, and even laugh out loud at white people. For shame!

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

☮ Anslinger read an account of two Negro students at the University of Minnesota doing this to a white coed with the result of pregnancy. The Congressmen of 1937 gasped at this and at the fact that this drug seemingly caused white women to touch or even look at a Negro.

Many Veterans are the Enemy of the D.E.A.th War

☮ "Because Fascism is a lie, it is condemned to literary sterility. And when it is past, it will have no history, except the bloody history of murder."
- Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

VA prescribes/opposes addictive drugs for PTSD

☮ There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others."

The Ganjawar Fraud

☮ "... the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races."
☮ "Marihuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death."
☮ "You smoke a joint and you're likely to kill your brother."
☮ "marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind."

Why Do You Think They Call it DOPE?
* Cannabis Hemp: The Invisible Prohibition Revealed
* The Elkhorn Manifesto
* Marijuana and Hemp: The Untold Story
* The Nation of Apathetic Puppets By John Pilger
* Maintaining Dysfunction

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