With apologies for the further derailment of the thread...
wow your a moron, yes i would give my children something which the food and drugs administration deems suitable for children,
The FDA do not test anything. They don't deem anything safe.
They rely on those sponsoring a drug for approval (that is, the pharmaceutical companies) to test and deem safe. The same companies that withhold all negative tests and publish only the positive ones.
The FDA scientists don't get a say in what's approved, the political managers and commissioner approve the drugs.
The FDA scientists themselves say the FDA sees the pharmaceutical companies as their clients and feels it must support and further their aims by approving as many drugs as they can. If you trust people like that over thousands of years of safe use of a natural plant-product there's something wrong with you.
your disillusioned mate, i like weed as much as you but grow up and wise up and see it for what it is instead of makling it out to be a medication which it isnt, there is no cure for cancer. not yet anyway
In fact - read through http://safeaccess.ca...arch/cancer.htm
and look at some of the papers linked.
"Not a medicine" - have you been living under a rock? It has been medicine for a LONG time and there's ample evidence to back up its use as such as being valid.
wise up mate. your right maybe cannabis hasnt killed anyone.. does it have to kill someone for people to have a bad opinion about it?
Impossible to overdose. You'd need to consume 1500lbs (680kg - over half a ton) of raw cannabis (or 68kg of extracted cannabis oil) in 15 minutes to get a lethal dose. It has no acute effects on organs or brain function.
By contrast, alcohol has a lethal dose (depending on tolerance) that you can buy in one or two bottles at the supermarket... and has huge acute health impacts.
how many people has it had sectioned though mate????
A 20 year study of increasing cannabis use in the UK has shown no corresponding increase in rates of schizophrenia. At worst there's a correlation - most likely because those suffering from schizophrenia often find cannabis mitigates some of the symptoms.
its stupid people like yourself who cant see both sides of the story...the good and the bad, your the people that keep cannabis illegal. because you basically make us all look like idiots mate.
no, it's people who can't see EITHER side of the story that are the problem. You're blind to all of the non-recreational benefits and seem open to just about any scare story (sectioning) short of "reefer madness" and lie (not a medicine) the prohibitionists care to bandy about.
apart from calling me a muppet i actually agree with everything you have said. however, i dont agree that its morally or ethically right to give a child cannabis until it has actually been deemed safe (by the authorities)
Never heard of approved drugs killing or harming masses of people?
Sure you don't live under a rock?
See my above comments about drug approval and safety for the real knowledge about authority-approved drugs.
as a medicine for children... i honestly cant see what is wrong with that. anyone who disagrees with that does not care about the welfare of children.
It's got thousands of years of use as a medicine with little to no evidence of real harm when used responsibly.
I'd suggest that those who would like to consider the use of a thousands-of-years-old, effective, herbal medicine are FAR more considerate of child welfare than those, like you, who blindly write such medicines off while at the same time blindly calling on the powers that be to decide what medicines are safe for kids to take when it's common knowledge that they couldn't care much less about safety.
Edited by tengreenfingers, 12 March 2012 - 02:00 PM.