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Science Supports Medical Marijuana



A favorite claim of anti-legalization activists is that science doesn’t back up medical marijuana. I found a great article today – a response to a letter to the editor – that goes in depth into the science of medical cannabis.

Three studies since 2007 from the University of California prove the efficacy of cannabis in relieving hard to treat peripheral neuropathy, pain sometimes common with diabetes, multiple sclerosis HIV. Historically, cannabis was part of the U.S. Pharmacopeia for nearly eight decades, until the late 1930s.

Are we really supposed to believe that cannabis suddenly became ineffective in the 1930′s? Luckily we have many studies on marijuana that we can reference when it comes to it’s medicinal value. We also have a lot of data on the safeness of cannabis.

Smoking marijuana does not cause cancer any health problems arising from its use are neither life-threatening nor life-shortening. From the Institute of Medicine, “Assessing the Science Base,” 1999: “There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana causes cancer in humans, including cancers usually related to tobacco use. … Epidemiological data indicate that in the general population marijuana use is not associated with increased mortality.”

The U.S. Food Drug Administration issued its 2006 “this is not safe medicine” statement without conducting any research or even reviewing the literature. It ignored the Institute of Medicine’s report, Judge Young’s ruling historical data.

The hysterical reactions our opponents have to medical marijuana would be hilarious if they didn’t do so much damage to sick people. The bottom line is this: what business is it of anyone if a person wants to medicate with cannabis? If you are one of those people against medical marijuana, answer these questions:

Who died and made you God? What right do you have to judge what someone takes to relieve their discomfort and pain, much less prevent them from obtaining their medicine? Who are you, and where do you get off presuming a right to control other people’s lives?

The next time you feel the urge to control other people, take a breath, step back, and examine your own life. That is where your focus belongs.

- Joe Klare

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