"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.
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"
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).
"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.
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]
Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It,
Scattered Minds: Canadian Hardcover & Paperback Edition
"I often have the suspicion that everything that we do in the name of stopping the drug problem is the drug problem. It's not just the laws but the whole mentality that sees drugs as the problem and tries to fight them. By doing that I think we've made it all worse."
~ Dr. Andrew Weil
The Natural Mind