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Old 12-21-2011, 01:58 PM
popcorn_karate popcorn_karate is offline
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Default Re: Science Saturday: The Enlightenment Country (Chris Mooney & Jonathan Moreno)

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc View Post
The bottom line is that very few medical conditions have shown any real benefit from cannabis, those that do, just need a very small amount
(Canadian medical studies, can look up citations if requested).
The idea that it is a medical panacea would be as ridiculous and Wonder's evidence-free beliefs on the subject.

Originally Posted by SkepticDoc View Post
Most proponents just want to get "high" and the practice of Medicine is being prostituted by a few that want to make a quick buck.
i agree with that. of course, i don't see any real downside to 10,000 people using the herb as long as 1 person gets to use it as medicine when they need it. I just watched "Weed Wars" the other night. It showed a family with a child that has the most severe form of epilepsy. He has had seizures every day since he was a few months old. After his first dose of CBD (the other main psychoactive ingredient besides THC) he went 4 days without an attack. think about that - the first days in 4 years that this family didn't have to quickly deal with a seizure by using rectal injection into their 4 year old son.

nope thats not medicine. Wonder wants to make sure that kid keeps having seizures and daily rectal injections that don't work rather than have his worldview challenged. Personally, i call that violence in the name of your beliefs.
civil disobedience a problem? NO! Our problem is that people are OBEDIENT all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. -HZ
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