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Old 06-28-2018, 01:52 AM
 
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a drug derived from marijuana for the first time Monday, giving the go ahead to treat two rare forms of epilepsy with the compound cannabidiol, also known as CBD, found in hemp and marijuana.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...psy/733567002/
Makes me wonder how far behind we've been on medical marijuana by it being illegal all these years?
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Maybe they were hallucinating.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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We've known for YEARS and YEARS the good medical properties of cannabis...it's atrocious that patients have been denied access to it, especially knowing all the good properties it has.
https://patents.google.com/patent/US6630507B1/en
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Makes me wonder how far behind we've been on medical marijuana by it being illegal all these years?
good or bad is still a matter of opinion. And I don't care who said what. BTW, I am not opposed to med pot by any means,but I also do not always buy into these reports.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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It's not medical marijuana the FDA has approved; they have approved a drug made from cannabis plants, including hemp, which does not give you a high when you smoke it. The med does not contain THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and hemp. Many drugs are made from plants.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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Maybe they were hallucinating.
You got the wrong drug. No hallucinations from weed. I know this from conducting my own "research".
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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This is one of the better articles I've read in researching alcohol vs marijuana:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/which-i...tor-weighs-in/

Though many people associate drugs with crime, Carroll notes that most of the criminal activity tied to marijuana has to do with illegal distribution, not violence committed by people who smoke it.

"On the other hand, the number of crimes that are committed that have some sort of alcohol component related to them are massive -- hundreds of thousands a year, if not more," he said. "It's far worse than what's going on with pot."

Violent assaults, in particular, are often fueled by alcohol. In contrast, Carroll says research shows rates of interpersonal or domestic violence are actually "lower in people who smoke marijuana than people that don't."

Why is alcohol more socially accepted, despite all the evidence stacking up against it? Carroll thinks that's an accident of history -- because it's been around and legal for a longer period of time. "It's hard to argue from data or from actual science that that's the way it should be," he said.




Also marijuana use seems to lower the chances of NAFLD, whereas alcohol (and fructose) directly contribute to the buildup of fat in the liver.

https://www.liversupport.com/new-res...s-fatty-liver/

Occasional cannabis users had a 1% lower risk of NAFLD, compared to those who do not use cannabis.
Regular cannabis users had a 52% lower risk of developing NAFLD, compared to those who do not use the cannabis.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:22 AM
 
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It's not medical marijuana the FDA has approved; they have approved a drug made from cannabis plants, including hemp, which does not give you a high when you smoke it. The med does not contain THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and hemp. Many drugs are made from plants.
Before this drug, there are 2 marijuana derived rx drugs Marinol and Cesamet. When they were approved, they were rescheduled. Both were originally rescheduled to C-2 status. Later Marinol was moved to C-3. They will schedule this drug as either C-2 or 3.

There is a big difference between these medications and Marijuana. These are standardized products. They have gone through the approval process.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:18 AM
 
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Yeh...that being that they are both pharmaceutical synthetic drugs....and the gov makes money off them.
They may have gone through the "approval process", but they'll never be as good as the real, genuine, natural products.
Would you rather take a synthetic?..or a natural.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NJ
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good or bad is still a matter of opinion. And I don't care who said what. BTW, I am not opposed to med pot by any means,but I also do not always buy into these reports.
Doesn't really matter what you think. Science is not a matter of opinion. Science is based on research and empirical evidence, not from opinions from people on the internet.

Marijuana has been used for many centuries for medicinal reasons before the racism of America made it illegal. It stays illegal today mostly for the same reasons, but also that big pharm is lobbying real hard to keep it that way.

Don't ever think our government cares about public health, not even close. If it did, cigarettes would have been banned 40 years ago and the FDA would stop allowing poison into our food.
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