sendtodave: Scientists find that marijuana can stop aggressive cancersThe cancers mellow out?
PhiloeBedoe: uh...wrong thread
GAT_00: King Something: Well, there's THAT, there's the fact that legalized cannabis would mean people would start buying books and newspapers printed on hemp paper instead of wood paper, and the devil weed makes colored folks play jazz music and look at white women.You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.
GAT_00: Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish."What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.So, the Cannabidiol can be synthesized I assume? Cool. But to people who are inevitably going to come in here and demanding we legalize pot, I would point out that nobody has proved that smoking pot stops cancer. Use the actual medicine, not the excuse.
Mr. Eugenides: Except that in this case you're comparing a drug that farks you up mentally with one that keeps you clear headed. So if you have a drug that doesn't work as well and has side effects I'd say use the good stuff. The good stuff isn't pot.
MrHelpful: Lligeret: MrHelpful: Weaver95: now remember - it is the OFFICIAL policy of the US government that cannibis has NO valid medical properties. if you use cannabis in ANY way for ANY reason, the US federal government WILL find you, they will arrest you and they will put you in jail. No exceptions, no excuses, zero...tolerance.enjoy your slow and painful death from cancer, and be comforted by the knowledge that cannabis will never be used to save your life.I guess you missed the part of the article which said you cant smoke enough pot to get the healing effect. In other words, there's no connection between smoking pot and stopping the ravages of cancer. But, you're a zealot and that's what zealots do - conveniently ignore things which don't fit their narrative.No but you know what smoking pot does do for cancer patients? It makes eating bearable for patients on chemotherapy. This reason along is good enough one to legalize it.Nothing flips someone from being opposed to marijuana to pro marijuana like seeing the affects of it on friends and family that are having issues with their chemotherapy.As a non-user, I don't give a shiat wtf stoners do. I have never been negatively impacted by a stoner. Legalizing it would simply get them all out of everyone faces. It does not actually impact me in any way shape or form whether they smoke or not, and our country could stop spending a stupid amount of money on enforcing policies that do not actually provide any benefit to society, outside of a topic that everyone can get their panties in a bunch over because everyone likes complaining about things, and a bunch of money to a defective prison industry.Point is if you oppose medicinal marijuana I hope you get cancer (no I really do, if you feel like pointlessly increasing the suffering of others and there are no negative impacts on you then just fark off and die (of cancer)), and find yourself unable to eat, we will see how quick you change your tune about legali ...
willyfreddy: Related: Fiona Apple arrested for having 0.010 pounds of marijuana and 0.010 pounds of hashish./your government is an embarrassment//but your scientists are ace///good singers too
Weaver95: WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.BTW the medicinal benefits of pot were well understood when it was made illegal. Indeed many doctors were opposed to it being made illegal. The only reason pot was ever made illegal has to do with racism and the head of the AMA lying through this teeth to Congress. And the race issue was a far bigger deal than one man's lies.there is NO reason to keep cannabis illegal. nothing valid anyways. whole lot of corrupt reasons...but nothing valid or logical. By our own standards, cannabis should be at most Schedule IV. And you could probably argue for Schedule V if you wanted to push if further.
WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: You don't legalize a drug for it's side effects.BTW the medicinal benefits of pot were well understood when it was made illegal. Indeed many doctors were opposed to it being made illegal. The only reason pot was ever made illegal has to do with racism and the head of the AMA lying through this teeth to Congress. And the race issue was a far bigger deal than one man's lies.
Smackledorfer: Oh Ishould have included this: the 'main effect' of a drug is whatever it is you took it to do. It is not necessarily the strongest effect the drug has on you.The side effects are every reported or measured effects in the testing of the drug.Yes, that means a dual-purpose drug can be marketed and prescribed with different main effects.I take aspirin for a headache. My dad takes it to thin his blood. Each is the drug's main effect for us while the other person's main effect is our side effect.Finally, for the stupid Gats of the world, increased appetite is a great side effect for the cancer sufferer taking pot for the pain of chemo, as is the easy transition to sleep. It doesn't matter if it can cure cancer as it already has a medical use.Unless gat would ban all pain killers except one (or x, should he be able to define exactly why only x types should be legal) of course. But that's a pretty stupid approach to medicine isn't it?
Vitamin Pb: I love how the stoners can't read TFA and think that their addiction helps stop cancer.
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