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Marijuana is Medicine "Journal of the American Medical Association" concludes

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posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 12:30 AM

originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: AuranVector

Hi. No, the potency issue is a myth. If you talk to the hippies from the '60s and '70s they'll tell you that most of the marijuana at the time was of the "one hit" variety. Some of the famous "brand" names of the time became famous for a reason.

I personally would hope that any food labeling made to look like candy, or in any way attractive to children or teens, be done away with, and appropriate packaging be the norm for such food products.

As for the potency of the current crops of marijuana, I can't argue with you because I have no way to judge this from direct experience.

You're saying today's marijuana is no more potent than what was available 45- 50 years ago and to say otherwise is merely fear-mongering stats from the anti-marijuana crowd.

Marijuana sold in food form is probably not a good idea.

posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 12:38 AM

originally posted by: Answer

originally posted by: AuranVector

That and it's now being attractively marketed as "food" that the kids can get into. I don't think this is going to end well.

There are dozens of household items that can kill children if they get their hands on it and you're worried that they might eat a pot brownie and get really high for awhile with no actual threat to their life?

People shouldn't leave prescription medication, OTC medication, cigarettes, alcohol, cleaning products, flammables, sharp things, etc. laying around for kids to get into. The whole stupid argument that "children could get into the edibles!" is just another distraction meant to elicit an emotional response.

I disagree. Most of the items you list (with the exception of alcohol) are not packaged or marketed as delicious things to eat. I believe there have already been cases of children or teens rushed to the ER for overdosing on marijuana "goodies."

Time will tell how this will turn out. We can only watch & learn.

Personally, I think it's only a matter of time before marijuana is legalized in every state. Not because our "Keepers" care about our "freedoms" but because they want the majority of the populace drugged and more easily controlled.

posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 03:38 AM
Alcohol and cigarettes are poison, yet they're perfectly legal to consume...

posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 07:58 AM
Here is the complete study from JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). The source in the OP is a blog at a liberal news site, so it seems to have put the most liberal spin on it, which is that the AMA has at least said that in some form, in regards to some illnesses, marijuana is functional as a medicine.

posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 05:15 PM

originally posted by: AuranVector
Not because our "Keepers" care about our "freedoms" but because they want the majority of the populace drugged and more easily controlled.

Oh, you're one of those...

Sometimes the only way to respond is with an eye roll.

posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 07:33 PM
a reply to: Morningglory

Forget about the sex-traffickers and the pedophiles.Let's fill up our prisons with middle-aged women using pot for Crohn's disease.

posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 12:19 PM
I'm seeing news stories this morning that picked up on this study.
They aren't spun in a positive direction though. Quite the opposite.

An editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues there's little evidence to support most uses of medical marijuana in the 23 states and District of Columbia that have legalized it.

The editorial contends states which have approved medical marijuana did so based on "low-quality scientific evidence, anecdotal reports, individual testimonials, legislative initiatives, and public opinion."

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