posted on May, 2 2005 @ 01:18 AM
Thats another pretty good example, tyrant. Since drug companies cannot get patents and exclusive rights on a plant that until it was outlawed was a
common roadside weed. And indeed, for some diseases, especially those that require anti inflamitory substances, marijuana is FAR superior and less
dangerous than the poisons and snake oils currently marketed to treat these disorders.
One example is prednazone, a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is prescribed to treat asthma, glaucoma, and other disorders. However, prednazone
is very toxic. Its side efefcts include weight gain, insomnia, hair loss, skin leisions, bone damage, liver damage, water retention, kidney damage,
tooth damage, just to name a few. Weight gain with prednazone is in the majority of cases, unavoidable, even when a person eats a healthy diet and
exercises. My mom was taking the crap, and she eats little, and has always been slim, but the drug, because it is a type of steroid and thus hormonal,
caused her to gain 40 pounds in just 2 months. It also lowered her immune system, and she developed several skin sores and rashes because of it. And
it was given to her.....get this, for one single symptom: to open up her airways because she has lung disease. All those side effects and crap, the
drug created more health problems than it treated.
And predazone, when taken for longer than 6 months, is highly toxic, causing massive liver, heart, bone, and kidney damage. It killed my dog. The vet
gave it to hime because of his flea allergies, yet a year later, he died from an inflated liver and his heart had swelled up to the size of a
basketball. And this drug is, as the medical industrial complex calls it, a "wonder drug". ZThese people I trust to cure me and create treatments
that will heal me? I thoink not, their snake oil will end up killing me. No thanks.
Marijuana, on the other hand, has the same treatment properties that prednazone does, it has been shown to efefctively treat the same inflammatory
conditions the former does, but isn't toxic, does not have the deadly side effects, and can be taken over a longer period of time. Of course, with
all things, too much pot is not good for you, but taken in moderate doses for genuine medical disorders, it is a superior anti-inflammatory medication
in comparison with the toxic garbage prescribed by greedy doctors and drug companies.