As its legal status changes, we will be able to safely study the effects of
marijuana. It takes time to develop drugs. If marijuana had not been
criminalized the last generation, then these drugs would already have been made.
Lets just be thankful its legal in the few places it is now, and wait for all
the good things to come.
"Suffering from a rare genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal
seizures a week, used a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest and could
barely speak.Two years later, Charlotte is largely seizure-free and able
to walk, talk and feed herself after taking oil infused with a special pot
strain."As a parent this is really a no brainer, do those that
don't have to deal with - “300 grand mal seizures a week”
realize what an obvious miracle this plant is?Fear and ignorance
surround this plant because of corporate greed, check the history.
Let's not jump to conclusions here. 1 strain of marijuana has proven to be
helpful here. I'm ok with legalizing this strain, but I haven't seen
anything that would lead me to legalize marijuana wholesale. In fact, it sounds
like this strain is barely marijuana as we think of it. Generally speaking,
I'm for legalizing any drug that doesn't get you high.
530 Utahns DIED from legal perscription drugs last year.ZERO died
from getting "high" on marijuana, and hundreds more could be SAVED
using the "non-psychotropic" hemp oil found in this one strain of
cannabis.BUT---Utah's out-dated laws forbid the use of
any of the plant for any and all reasons -- even for making ROPE!It's time to stop letting people die over unfounded fears and phobias.
Amy Brooks-Kayal, vice president of the American Epilepsy Society: "Until we
have that information [knowledge of side effects], as physicians, we can't
follow our first creed, which is do no harm."Every day I see
commercials for various drugs on TV... they spend 15 seconds telling you the
benefit, and 45 seconds telling you the potential side effects - you'll get
tuberculosis, you'll have a heart attack, you'll go blind, you'll
have suicidal thoughts, etc. Seems to me they are informing people, and letting
them and their doctors make an informed decision. Yes - the drug might cause
harm. As might the surgeries and various other things that doctors do when
treating people.Fan-attic: "Generally speaking, I'm for
legalizing any drug that doesn't get you high."Bad news!
Many, many, MANY very effective drugs will "get you high," if
that's your intent! Perhaps more effort should be made at educating people
about the potential harm, instead of continuing the ineffective "war"
that costs billions.
Because the FDA approved drugs are more safe?
I know that perscription drugs have a higher street value than non-perscription
drugs.I know that perscription drugs get you higher than non-perscription
drugs.I know more innocent people die from pescription drugs than
non-percription drugs.This is just wrong on so, SO many levels.BTW -- Nutmeg and Bannans can get you high.Why are we not
banning Nutmeg or bannanas?This really has nothing to do with facts
or reality, and everything to do with fake fears ala, Reefer Madness.
" everything to do with fake fears ala, Reefer Madness."Ah,
Refer Madness. Quite hilarious, unless you stop to think that this was not
meantto be humorous in its day.The masses can be so
To "Midvaliean" actually there are a bunch of Marijuana based
medications out on the market, and they have been there for quite a while.To "LDS Liberal" while few have died as a result of the drugs,
there are thousands that have died as a result of the high. People high on
Marijuana have been known to take risks they would not normally take, and end up
killing themselves in an otherwise avoidable accident.Should we
allow another mind altering drug be legalized, which will result in more deaths
similar to drunk driving?
"Should we allow another mind altering drug be legalized, which will result
in more deaths similar to drunk driving"Quite the stretch.
"more deaths similar to drunk driving"?Anything to back up
that claim?Now, if you were talking about Texting while driving, I
could have believed you.
RedShirtCalTechPasedena, CATo "LDS Liberal" while few
have died as a result of the drugs, there are thousands that have died as a
result of the high. People high on Marijuana have been known to take risks they
would not normally take, and end up killing themselves in an otherwise avoidable
accident.Should we allow another mind altering drug be legalized,
which will result in more deaths similar to drunk driving?11:52 a.m.
Feb. 18, 2014========= Few people have died -- ZERO
people have died.This article said NOTHING about mind-altering
drugs.It is about seizure reducing hemp oil.BTW -- Aren't you the hypocrite?Crying about pot-heads driving
stoned [which was clearly OFF-Topic]while cheering on the Speed Limit
increasing to 85 mph.I'll put Physics killing more people than
your fears about Refer Madness anyday.
To "JoeBlow" lets see what legalized Marijuana has done for Washington
State.From their local CBS station in Seattle we read "Study:
Fatal Car Crashing Involving Marijuana have Trippled"Time
Magazine ran the article "Stoned Driving Nearly Doubles the Risk of a Fatal
Crash".It seems that the effects of getting high on marijuana
are worse than alcohol.So again, why legalize something that will
only add to the number of accidental deaths?To "airnaut"
since you claim to know so much about this, then explain why we need to legalize
marijuana when there are already several forms of FDA approved CBD containing
drugs? Why do we have to legalize something that is already legal and available
via herbal supplements that contain CBD oil?What is different about
the pot being used to help the kids with seizures to the already FDA legalized
CBD drugs and herbal supplements?
My point of contention is with you assertion that Driving while Stoned is more
dangerous than Driving while Alcohol impaired"Both of the
articles that you cited state that Alcohol impairment is much worse than
Marijuana impairment when it comes to driving.That said, no
impairment is obviously the best case scenario.I would personally
rather share the road with someone who is mildly impaired by either Marijuana or
Alcohol than someone who is texting.
The argument seems to have strayed, here. Nobody in Utah is proposing the
legalization of marijuana, so the fears relating to accidents caused by stoned
drivers are entirely unfounded. The seizure-controlling chemical in this oil is
CBD, NOT THC, which is what gets the user high. In fact, the CBD is derived from
a hemp plant ("Charlotte's Web"), not marijuana. The two are
legally and chemically different. One gets you high, while the other does not.
If you're worried that the availability of hemp products will lead to
widespread marijuana use among Utahns, then please, whatever you do, do NOT
visit your local health-food store. You're in for quite a shock, if you do.
Hemp EVERYwhere! The horror!
To "JoeBlow" well, you are still wrong.The imparement is
similar between Marijuana, the only difference they found was that the potheads
were more aware of their imparement and attempted to compensate. Did you also
see the part where they found that when the pothead got into an accident they
were 92% more likely to be involved in a fatal accident?According to
the NY Times article "Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana" the
found "that several researchers, working independently of one another, have
come up with the same estimate: a twofold increase in the risk of an accident if
there is any measurable amount of THC in the bloodstream."Apparently being stoned and driving is bad. I would rather they be texting
because I can at least take their phone away and do thei texting for them. I
can't do anything for a stoned or drunk driver.
@Redshirtthere are so many obvious flaws in the methodology of that study
we need not go into them. The fact is with its new legal status more credible
data is sure to come. I for one welcome it whether it be bad or good, after
all, science should be neutral, if it turned out to be a good thing would you be
To "Midvaliean" the only flaws that I see so far are your arguments that
the studies are flawed.Justify why they are flawed. Explain what
the scientists did that was wrong.
This country is going to pot so keep voting Democratic if you like it. Could
Marijuana help seizures? Possibly. We buy a lot of things based on
testimonials, and a few years late find they did not work. You have to do a
double blind study.