Archive for October, 2014

Cannabis on Trial

Posted: October 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

http://theleafonline.com/c/politics/2014/10/norml-feds-agree-benefits-cannabis/

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/10/28/war-on-pot-defies-science-doctors-testify-in-federal-court/

http://theleafonline.com/c/politics/2014/10/whytodayishistoric/

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/sourcefiles/RussoChronicCannabisUse.pdf

Study of Pot Smokers’ Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting – Hit & Run : Reason.com.

Cannabinoids: potential anticancer agents. [Nat Rev Cancer. 2003] – PubMed – NCBI.

They’ve known about this for more than a decade, and the F*ing DEA still insists that there are no medicinal properties?  Puh-leeze!  Those assholes will do anything to retain their miserable jobs, including watching people die and suffer.  I find that unconscionable!  How can a person who does that, sleep at night???

AuntieBS

Gun Myths Gone in Five Minutes: ABC News 20/20 – YouTube.

No relationship between moderate adolescent cannabis use, exam results or IQ, large study shows — ScienceDaily.

 

So much for that New Zealand study that the naysayers are quoting.  As I had refuted before, correlation does not imply causality.  Just because lower IQ was correlated with marijuana use, how do we know that lower IQ does not CAUSE more marijuana use, instead of vice versa?  Lower-IQ teens are more likely to get frustrated and overwhelmed with school, so they seek out escapes, such as alcohol, drugs, video games, social media, sports, and yes, marijuana– anything instead of facing their studies.  This recent report confirms that.  Yet, we will be reading about how “marijuana dumbs down teens” ad nauseum, just like countless other examples of bad science.

AuntieBS

Effectiveness of cannabis in epilepsy: Three studies shed new light — ScienceDaily.

Promising news, but a bit disappointing.  I cannot say whether or not this study is legitimate, but it seems to be.  There is a LOT of misinformation foist on us by the pharmaceutical industry, among others, and it is difficult to assess whether or not they played a role in this.

If my child was afflicted with seizures, my FIRST choice would be the natural one– high-CBD (e.g. Charlotte’s Web) cannabis, and if that failed, I’d then go the pharmaceutical route.  One must always be reminded that caution is necessary, as delaying proper treatment or overdosing, may endanger the child.

I am not in the business of making recommendations or diagnostics– just sharing my thoughts on this.

AuntieBS