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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: mortex
Your post may be a bit pessimistic. With the number of eyes on the topic now, with the financial incentives growing by the day (pun unintendedidly intended), and with the specific strains being cultivated in governmental areas where the product is legal, the chance to change the plant into something different and less interesting to the people focused on the issue has come and gone.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
The cynic in me thinks :
Pharma saw how much money was made in colorado etc...we better make it medical so it gets Pharmaceutically dispensed.
originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
a reply to: Answer
No anecdotes here. I did, however, find this hit piece earlier today, New Study Finds Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Work So Well After All
I was hoping to send this link along to someone here as he likes this kind of stuff and tears it apart but he's not around, I guess, so you guys can have fun with it.
It’s possible medical marijuana could have widespread benefits, but strong evidence from high-quality studies is lacking, authors of both articles say.
Side effects were common and included dizziness, dry mouth and sleepiness
"Perhaps it is time to place the horse back in front of the cart," Drs. Deepak Cyril D'Souza and Mohini Ranganathan wrote in the editorial.
They note that repeated recreational marijuana use can be addictive and say unanswered questions include what are the long-term health effects of medical marijuana use and whether its use is justified in children whose developing brains may be more vulnerable to its effects.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: Aleister
Let's be real honest here Al - this is a major step in the right direction. What needs to be the icing on the cake is corporations adopting this edict and amending their drug and alcohol policies to suit the fact that even though it stays in your system well after it's effects dissipate, the testing method needs to reflect that fact and not be detrimental to ones ability to keep their job - ie SWABS only pick up things in the last 24hrs but even that is not good enough - it should reflect "under the influence" levels - just like an alcohol breathalyzer is designed to register to a certain extent, so too should THC levels be comparable, and an associated method of capturing that developed..........there's a patent idea right there.
THEN, we shall see the fruits of our labour be made manifest.
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
So what about this?
Argh I can never just know whom to believe!
They include a small study suggesting that many brand labels for edible marijuana products list inaccurate amounts of active ingredients. More than half of brands tested had much lower amounts than labeled, meaning users might get no effect.