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What's known and not known about marijuana

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By MALCOLM RITTER

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"casual" usage of just once a week increases risk of old age dementia by 87% compared with rest of general population

I don't suppose you'd mind sharing a link to that research would you? I find it hard to believe in a "5-7 year period" a finding like that could be accurately determined.

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Hmmm, no mention of glaucoma! I have come across a number of scientific papers confirming the benefits.

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Anyone wishing to find out more would do well to read Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine by Lester Grinspoon.

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If it sounds like I am a marijuana user, I am not. Tried it, and definitely do not like it. Found out after a surgery that my body does not tolerate opiates.

No, the drugs in marijuana are cannibinoids--not opiates.

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Interesting article. Quite informative

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The rules regarding pot use should be similar to the rules regarding alcohol use, in that sales to minors should be prohibited, and one should not be under its influence while operating machinery or while at work.

Marijuana has been the number one crop grown in California for several years. Decriminalizing it allows for increased tax revenues, and reduces law enforcement expenditures.

If it sounds like I am a marijuana user, I am not. Tried it, and definitely do not like it. Found out after a surgery that my body does not tolerate opiates.

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Forgot to add my Wife and Mother drank Beetroot juice to lessen the suffering from Chemo.

Lots of natural staff out there with same benefits as MJ.

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I am aware that weed is not an opiate, but sometimes I wonder if the body rejecting opiates has any link with it reacting badly to marijuana as well.

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Do MJ advocates advocate medical use(prescriped to sufferers) or legal like Tobacco.

Still don't know why the healthy components can't be extracted and packaged differently like for Asthma sufferers, kids. etc.

Many meds us extracted chemicals

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Don't you think it's quite odd that all the negative points start with 'could', but all the positives start with 'can'?

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