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Medical marijuana may help with some illnesses but not all

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improvements in nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy...

Really, if anyone is going through chemotherapy, they should cut them a little slack.

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This stuff was abused so badly in my home town in Montana when it was legal for use in medical purposes. The state shut it down when doctors were prescribing cards for people with tennis elbow, bruised shins, sore knuckles, the flu etc Ridiculous.

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This stuff was abused so badly in my home town in Montana when it was legal for use in medical purposes. The state shut it down when doctors were prescribing cards for people with tennis elbow, bruised shins, sore knuckles, the flu etc Ridiculous.

Right! So much better to give them man-mad pharmaceutical chemical compounds that put profits in the pocket of big pharma, rather than a natural plant with almost no side effects.

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It makes me curious how marijuana use became to be taboo in the U.S. and other countries. Traditionally it has been used by glaucoma sufferers, and for other medical treatments in many non-Western countries. It's probably not a stretch to speculate that big pharma already knew of its efficacy way before, and had a hand in its prohibition.

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Not big pharma, at least not originally. It was big oil - they didn't want the competition from hemp. So William Hearst, who had interests in oil, and owned newspapers, used his newspapers to start a propaganda campaign against marijuana, in order to get rid of hemp.

Big pharma plays a large part in keeping marijuna illegal now though.

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How can Japan so far behind the rest of the world it seem, can keep denying the scientific proof ? Cannabis / Marijuana, is a natural medicinal plant; it can help billions of ill people .They hey are many ways of using safely this plant as medicine - taking in consideration the different strains and potency related to each of them): inhaling ( as in many Israeli hospitals - Israel, one nr one leading in Medicinal Cannabis research since 1960, Netherlands, etc etc ), in in a form of oil, tincture, cream, tea, etc etc ... There's no lack of research on this subject. The documented use of cannabis as a safe and effective therapeutic botanical dates to 2700 BC. Between 1840 and 1900, European and American journals of medicine published more than 100 articles on the therapeutic use of cannabis. In fact, cannabis was part of the American pharmacopoeia until 1942, and is currently available by prescription in Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, and Germany and many other countries... If one care to read the side effects on a "LEGAL" prescribed painkiller, anti inflammatory, anti epileptic , anti tumor, etc, etc drugs, will see that Cannabis ( slang street name Marijuana), is by far one of the safest medicines, non toxic, plant known to mankind. It can help ( supported by official and international researches), with endless illnesses. 700 MEDICINAL USES OF CANNABIS SORTED BY DISEASE : http://www.encod.org/info/700-MEDICINAL-USES-OF-CANNABIS.html more : https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/content/ailments/glossary http://www.cbdfarm.org/knowledge-center/scholarly-articles.html http://www.safeaccessnow.org/asa_condition_based_booklets

http://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabinoids-and-the-immune-system-immuno-cannabinoid-effects

<http://www.medicaljane.com/2014/11/11/cannabis-classroom-neurodegenerative-disease-and-medical-marijuana/

https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/content/about-marijuana-doctors

http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/356446#AC

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25042014 ISRAEL STUDIES news 2015 : http://www.jspacenews.com/israeli-american-team-hopes-cure-diabetes-cannabis/ GASTROINTESTINAL DISPORDERS http://norml.org/library/item/gastrointestinal-disorders?category_id=560 Cannabis and pain : http://www.safeaccessnow.org/chronic_pain_booklet#pain * International Association For Cannabinoid Medicines* http://www.cannabis-med.org/

Cannabis in the human body : http://www.tikun-olam.info/Cannabis-in-the-human-body

National Cancer Institute: <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/patient/page1/AllPages/Print

The International Research Cannabinoids Society http://www.icrs.co

In the mean time in Holland - Netherlands --> Medicinal Cannabis Available Legally through Gov. institutions http://www.cannabisbureau.nl/en/doc/pdf/5089-A5-BMC-Pat-ENG-web_35842.pdf

In addition a link to one of the honorable National Geographic pages in Japanese http://natgeo.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/magazine/15/052200004/052200001/ In English : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/21/national-geographic-weed-cover-medical-marijuana_n_7365412.html?utm_content=15441260&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

and please allow me to end with some common sense : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgLefrt3KMw&feature=youtu.be**

"Prejudice is based on ignorance. In the case of cannabis there is also deliberate misinformation. It started with Randolph Hearst, the media, timber and oil magnate of the 1930s and it continues today with the vested interests of alcohol, tobacco, Big Pharma and, yes, media, timber and oil. The truth about cannabis is clear and we have to spread the truth in the face of ignorance and lies.” source : http://clear-uk.org/aims-objectives/

"Criminalization of cannabis encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, impedes legitimate scientific research into the plant’s medicinal properties"

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