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(Yahoo)   Over the past few years, Californians have suffered a devastating epidemic of diseases and illnesses, all of which, strangely, only medical marijuana can cure   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 227
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2009-11-06 08:33:52 AM  
Californians have suffers

You were high when you submitted this, weren't you?
 
2009-11-06 08:39:42 AM  
as I recall it did help when I was there
 
2009-11-06 08:46:06 AM  
I haz a suffer.
 
2009-11-06 08:56:11 AM  
In other news, Americans have suffered an epidemic of previously unrealized illnesses that can, not surprisingly, only be cured by that pill they just saw a commercial for.
 
2009-11-06 09:06:59 AM  
Sybarite: In other news, Americans have suffered an epidemic of previously unrealized illnesses that can, not surprisingly, only be cured by that pill they just saw a commercial for.

I just saw a commercial for Restless Leg Syndrome, and now I have it too!

Seriously, how the f*ck do the pharmaceutical companies get away with advertising that crap in the U.S.?
 
2009-11-06 09:28:34 AM  
Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.
 
2009-11-06 09:55:38 AM  
I feel something coming on. It was the second hit that did it.
 
2009-11-06 09:57:12 AM  
I reads that headline and notices a spelling error.
 
2009-11-06 09:58:06 AM  
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: I just saw a commercial for Restless Leg Syndrome, and now I have it too!

Seriously, how the f*ck do the pharmaceutical companies get away with advertising that crap in the U.S.?


If you live in California, you're in luck.
 
2009-11-06 10:03:22 AM  
legalize it. regulate it. tax it... profit.
 
2009-11-06 10:08:32 AM  
CA residents usually suffer from a severe Pb deficiency in the cranium.We should help them, starting with the valley girls and dudebros.
 
2009-11-06 10:08:46 AM  
jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

No side effects, my ass.
 
2009-11-06 10:19:30 AM  
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Seriously, how the f*ck do the pharmaceutical companies get away with advertising that crap in the U.S.?

Idiots in power who got bribed think that what's good for business is good for America.
 
2009-11-06 10:20:32 AM  
Tr0mBoNe: jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

No side effects, my ass.


Yeah. I'm trying to figure out if that post was sarcasm, Tr0mBoNe.
 
2009-11-06 10:24:17 AM  
FlashHarry: legalize it. regulate it. tax it... profit.

Yeah, then we'll have black men raping white women left and right, and people jumping out of windows daily. Think of the children!
 
2009-11-06 10:25:18 AM  
Tr0mBoNe: Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

No side effects, my ass.


I do and have for nearly 15 years, and suffer few side effects - certainly not "lung butter." I don't smoke cigarettes and mix smoking with vaporizing and edibles, exercise and a healthy diet. Sure I hack a bit if I inhale too much or some really heavy shiat. It's not the medicine for everyone and maybe other people already have lung butter to hack up.

There are a lot of studies to inform yourself of the benefits it does provide. Here's a place to start.

Or you could just look at it from a personal freedom standpoint.
 
2009-11-06 10:28:50 AM  
Sybarite: In other news, Americans have suffered an epidemic of previously unrealized illnesses that can, not surprisingly, only be cured by that pill they just saw a commercial for.

I'll never understand why they advertise drugs on TV. I mean, I understand it because it sells drugs but for one thing, you never know what the drug even is. It's always just some chick running through a field or some old guy lying on the beach with a raging hard on. I guess in that case you know what the drug is for.

Then there's the 20 seconds of disclaimers. "Side effects may include mild fatigue, bleeding from the asshole and death". And finally, why is it your responsibility to tell your doctor about this pill? If your doctor hasn't heard of it, you should probably find another doctor.
 
2009-11-06 10:38:41 AM  
jonasborg: Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it...dude.

FTFY

FlashHarry: legalize it. regulate it. tax it... profit.

Damn straight.
 
2009-11-06 10:43:50 AM  
doglover: CA residents usually suffer from a severe Pb deficiency in the cranium.We should help them, starting with the valley girls and dudebros.

It's been a long time since you were in the States, hasn't it? Nothing like throwing out a 20-year-old reference to make it obvious.
 
2009-11-06 10:45:21 AM  
FlashHarry: legalize it. regulate it. tax it... profit.

This times one billion.

Twenty years from now everyone's going to wonder what the big deal was and why it was ever illegal to begin with.
 
2009-11-06 10:53:03 AM  
Racht: FlashHarry: legalize it. regulate it. tax it... profit.

This times one billion.

Twenty years from now everyone's going to wonder what the big deal was and why it was ever illegal to begin with.


They'd be too high to remember either way.
 
2009-11-06 11:09:45 AM  
So they abuse the system. Big deal, it's just pot.
 
2009-11-06 11:11:20 AM  
Lets get one thing straight people.

It it not a medicine. Many people act like it is some magical, wonderful panacea. Many people at my stoner college (UCSC) argued that it cured glaucoma and treated cancer.

It only helps ease the pain.

It is Therapeutic Weed.
 
2009-11-06 11:12:23 AM  
I was in California last week. In Los Angeles the dispensaries are everywhere. There are ads in newspapers and magazines.

Society hasn't broken apart, the world didn't end.
 
2009-11-06 11:13:15 AM  
Teknowaffle: It it not a medicine.

It's not medicine in the same way that morphine is not medicine.

It doesn't cure your mallady, but it doesn't take your mind off the pain.
 
2009-11-06 11:20:53 AM  
Same is true of back pain. The only thing that seems to cure it is when the doctor shuts off the supply of percs and oxys.
 
2009-11-06 11:21:21 AM  
i257.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-06 11:22:10 AM  
You don't need to smoke it. You can make some great cookies!
 
2009-11-06 11:22:10 AM  
I've got some really sick coworkers myself.
 
2009-11-06 11:23:16 AM  
Tr0mBoNe: jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

No side effects, my ass.


Vaporizers. And brownies.
 
2009-11-06 11:23:27 AM  
jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxicalternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Is that like when something is advertised as "virtually pain-free", meaning there's pain?
 
2009-11-06 11:23:42 AM  
Philip J. Fry: Teknowaffle: It it not a medicine.

It's not medicine in the same way that morphine is not medicine.

It doesn't cure your mallady, but it doesn't take your mind off the pain.


You'd think that politicians of both parties would be lining up to prescribe it to the general public as Election Day approaches every year.
 
2009-11-06 11:24:42 AM  
You do all realize the Federal Govt has no constitutional claim for regulating / outlawing pot right? If it hadn't overstepped its bounds this would be a state level issue and solved already by being legal most everywhere.

Farking neocons claiming they want less govt. Until it comes to pot.
 
2009-11-06 11:25:31 AM  
How do we know it DOESN'T cure diseases if we don't all smoke it all the time?
 
2009-11-06 11:28:07 AM  
Since it's tangentially related to this thread, does anyone have any experience with LED grow lights?

/not a smoker
//not a grower
 
2009-11-06 11:28:08 AM  
I find it amazing that in 2009, medical science hasn't come up with a better pain medication than inhaled smoke from a burned weed.
 
2009-11-06 11:28:17 AM  
What are YOU doin in Canada man?

//obscure?
 
2009-11-06 11:28:23 AM  
Ah just leave the MJ Californians alone and go after the illegals that smuggle it in, or devastate our wild areas with their clandestine grow ops that use harsh fertilizers and banned pesticides.
 
2009-11-06 11:28:58 AM  
Sybarite: In other news, Americans have suffered an epidemic of previously unrealized illnesses that can, not surprisingly, only be cured by that pill they just saw a commercial for.

Those illnesses are caused by small demons living under your toenails.
 
2009-11-06 11:29:07 AM  
Peace in Medicine marijuana dispensary is a clean, modern operation in a former auto dealership.

So, all the cars outside are for completely different reasons now.
 
2009-11-06 11:30:03 AM  
Zer0ne: Is that like when something is advertised as "virtually pain-free", meaning there's pain?

You see, if I had said non-toxic, someone may have argued that it has a very high LD50 (about 1500 lbs smoked over 15 minutes), but certainly isn't non-toxic.
 
2009-11-06 11:30:49 AM  
Teknowaffle
it not a medicine. Many people act like it is some magical, wonderful panacea. Many people at my stoner college (UCSC) argued that it cured glaucoma and treated cancer.

Research shows that it is just as effective as any other treatment available for glaucoma. Some people may not want to put solutions directly on ther eyes and might prefer something more easily taken. And even if you don't want to smoke it there are alternatives.
 
2009-11-06 11:31:50 AM  
Racht: Twenty years from now everyone's going to wonder what the big deal was and why it was ever illegal to begin with.

I figure it'll move from being illegal/forbidden fruit appealing to legal/disreputable, much the way tobacco is today.

Right now, the use of Mary Jane is seek as counter-culture, stickin' it to The Man, all the cool kids are doing it. This is aside and totally separate from whatever neurochemical properties it actually does possess.

How's that going to work when the product is legal, freely available, and the allure has worn off, like it has for tobacco? How cool are you going to be when you're a victim of Big Marijuana, you poor bastard, you, exploited by the soulless corporations that prey upon the cravings that they themselves caused? Congrats, dude, you bought some kind bud, whoopdy-freaking-do; I scored some awesome bottled water, let's see who starts sounding like Pauli Shore first.

I say legalize it, but I don't see a bright new world opening up to us as a result of freely available ganja.
 
2009-11-06 11:32:46 AM  
Tr0mBoNe: jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

No side effects, my ass.



There's side effects from doing something constantly, every day?

Holy cow!!!
 
2009-11-06 11:34:45 AM  
Sxooter: You do all realize the Federal Govt has no constitutional claim for regulating / outlawing pot right? If it hadn't overstepped its bounds this would be a state level issue and solved already by being legal most everywhere.

Farking neocons claiming they want less govt. Until it comes to pot.
Or abortions, or buttsex, or boobies on TV.


It's that damned "interstate commerce" clause in the constitution. It's been stretched so far and thin so as to federalize anything that might relate to anything else that might have a subtle effect on something that could potentially cross state lines where a transaction of currency for goods or services may or may not occur.
 
2009-11-06 11:34:56 AM  
jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Tr0mBoNe: Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

Uh. . . see above. Besides, by this logic, tobacco should be illegal.

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: I just saw a commercial for Restless Leg Syndrome, and now I have it too! Seriously, how the f*ck do the pharmaceutical companies get away with advertising that crap in the U.S.?

It's an unfortunate side effect of Free Speech. Trust me, the fix would be far worse than the problem.

Teknowaffle: Lets get one thing straight people. It it not a medicine. Many people act like it is some magical, wonderful panacea. Many people at my stoner college (UCSC) argued that it cured glaucoma and treated cancer. It only helps ease the pain. It is Therapeutic Weed.

Okay, fair enough. Let's compare it against our competitors:

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Cheap, time-tested painkiller, but if you overdose too much, your liver fails and you die.
Status: OVER-THE-COUNTER

Morphine
Effective painkiller, but a high risk of physical addiction.
Status: CONTROLLED (Schedule II)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Cannabis)
Good at alleviating pain and nausea. No/minimal threat for overdose or physical addiction.
Status: ILLEGAL BY FEDERAL LAW (Schedule I)
 
2009-11-06 11:35:01 AM  
As a citizen of the fine city of Los Angeles who will stop on the way home from work to get some "medicine" for my Friday night "anxiety", I'm getting a kick...


/they're everywhere, like McDonalds out here
//seriously
///God I love the ineptitude of our city council
 
2009-11-06 11:37:16 AM  
EdNortonsTwin: Tr0mBoNe: jonasborg: Cannabis is a virtually non-toxic alternative to many prescription drugs. The side effects of it are generally mild and pleasant. Why wouldn't people try that alternative? It's not like you have to smoke it.

Smoke it constantly and every day and see what kind of lung butter you hack up.

No side effects, my ass.


There's side effects from doing something constantly, every day?

Holy cow!!!


Damn skin cancer. I knew I shouldn't have went outside or started eating red meat.
 
2009-11-06 11:38:10 AM  
Teknowaffle: It it not a medicine.

Gary Storck and Robert Randall would like to have a talk with you.

Gary Storck has said that the cannabis has allowed him to cut back on other prescription drugs and has saved his eyesight.

Robert Randall successfully sued the federal government to get cannabis as medicine for his glaucoma and they supplied him up to his death.
 
2009-11-06 11:39:06 AM  
Bossk'sSegway: Damn skin cancer. I knew I shouldn't have went outside or started eating red meat.

You can get skin cancer from meat?
 
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