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Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
Sorry I am *NOT BUYING* it anymore - the Revolution begins NOW!
originally posted by: FredT
Swiss researchers have discovered that 2 out of eight men taking drugs containing THC develop paranoia and anxiety.
Also the chemical compounds that promote the benefits to these patients that have a legitimate need can be made synthetically.
originally posted by: djohnsto77
Paranoia can be a side effect of marijuana and other hallucinogenic drugs, but it shouldn't cause any permanent harm except to those already afflicted with or particularly susceptible to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.
originally posted by: syntaxer
I believe marijuana affects the chemical balance in certain individuals depending on dopamine levels etc. I've witnessed good, intelligent bright people growing up turn paranoid schizophrenics, or manic depressants if they continued or ceased to use pot.[edit on 4-4-2005 by syntaxer]
I fully endorse and support the medical Marijuana industry. Cannabis IS a safe(or safer) and effective medicine for a wide range of ailments/conditions. If someone has a legitimate medical condition and is considering marijuana as a medication; The first thing that person should do is consult with their physician. It is unfortunate that some people have adverse effects to Cannabis or their synthetic counterparts. But that does not mean that Marijuana should not be an option for people with regards to their own healthcare. In the end I think that people have a right to make the choice for themselves.
originally posted by: FredT
Swiss researchers have discovered that 2 out of eight men taking drugs containing THC develop paranoia and anxiety. The researchers said that the public needs to be aware of potential side effects. One UK pharmaceutical company that has a license to develop such drugs indicated that the level used in the study was higher than they would use.
Cannabis-based medicines can cause paranoia and anxiety in some people, a study has suggested.
Swiss researchers found two out of eight men given drugs containing THC, a chemical extracted from cannabis, developed psychotic effects.
The University of Lausanne team said the public needed to be aware cannabis medicine could have such side effects.
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While on a professional level I do not object to research and its use in selected cases, it needs to be tightly controlled. In the area I live in there are something 60 "clubs" for medicinal use. How many people have a legitimate need for it? Not enough for that many people cultivating large amounts. Most people are using this as an excuse to grow thier own plants. Also the chemical compounds that promote the benefits to these patients that have a legitimate need can be made synthetically.