Marijuana proven effective in treating different types of cancers

Marijuana opponents in the federal government are up against the wall and the wall is crumbling. Full Story
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Anonymous

Eureka, CA

#1 Oct 18, 2009
Here come all the dreaddy crew with 'ya bro! legalize it man'
Ras Tuna

Eureka, CA

#3 Oct 18, 2009
The dready crew is taking over your town. now you have a dispensary in your town, yay!
Gumshoe

Condon, OR

#4 Oct 18, 2009
"Up against the wall Fed man! It's time for the Marijuana smoker to frisk you. Do you have anything we should know about like needles, knives, semi-auto pistols? You're goin for a ride downtown, Punk! Get ready to strip naked and bend over for our male hairstylist intern doing booking into our makeshift Hemp fiber jail to house all the opponents of Marijuana decriminalization."
Pot City USA

Arcata, CA

#5 Oct 18, 2009
Stoner
Kallisti

Oakland, CA

#6 Oct 18, 2009
....So if I add pot smoking to my daily booze binging I can avoid dain bramage? Nice!
Boatman

United States

#7 Oct 18, 2009
Ya know, it's not illegal due to psychoactive content. The lawmakers aren't THAT stupid to believe that somehow marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. They know better.

It's the millions and millions of dollars spent on lobbyists every year to keep it illegal. Who spends the lobby money? Pharmaceutical and plastics companies, primarily. Scan a boat chandlery catalogue in the "ropes and lines" section. Anything in there that is not a manmade, petroleum based fiber? Nylon? Dacron? Plastic? What would happen if non-psychoactive hemp was brought back into the mainstream of fiber production like it was in WWII. Think it would affect Dupont's bottom line? Follow the money. That's a fact.
Taxpayer

Placerville, CA

#8 Oct 18, 2009
Boatman wrote:
Ya know, it's not illegal due to psychoactive content. The lawmakers aren't THAT stupid to believe that somehow marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. They know better.
It's the millions and millions of dollars spent on lobbyists every year to keep it illegal. Who spends the lobby money? Pharmaceutical and plastics companies, primarily. Scan a boat chandlery catalogue in the "ropes and lines" section. Anything in there that is not a manmade, petroleum based fiber? Nylon? Dacron? Plastic? What would happen if non-psychoactive hemp was brought back into the mainstream of fiber production like it was in WWII. Think it would affect Dupont's bottom line? Follow the money. That's a fact.
Actually, the most lobbying money is spent by the alcohol companies. They don't want the competition. Pharmaceuticals and chemical companies are close behind though.

Next time you see a group like "Partnership for a Drug Free America" or some other nice sounding name, look and see who the backers are. It is usually alcohol and drug companies. There are misleading you folks, and many are falling for the propoganda.
Anonymous

Eureka, CA

#9 Oct 18, 2009
i need my medicine bro!
amazed

Eureka, CA

#11 Oct 18, 2009
i cant believe it......pot really works, i was chopping veggies, missed the carrots and cut off 2 fingers and they fell on the floor.....i quick fired up a bong and in no time the fingers jumped off the floor and re-attached themselves and now im healed, and stoned too....
Jeff E

Eureka, CA

#12 Oct 18, 2009
Ridiculous. Pot doesn't "treat" anything. At best it is a temporary pain killer.

Dave, do you recommend Thunderbird Wine for its "medicinal value" also? Cocaine's value as a pain killer is even stronger than pot.
Chris Lester

Eureka, CA

#13 Oct 18, 2009
I don't know about severed digits or genital lesions, but I've been dry nine months after twenty years of heavy drink. Without the help of Trainwreck and the like, I strongly doubt I would have made it this far.
Eel Valley Resident

United States

#14 Oct 18, 2009
I enjoy your column, Dave. Keep up the good work!
Taxpayer

Placerville, CA

#15 Oct 18, 2009
Jeff E wrote:
Ridiculous. Pot doesn't "treat" anything. At best it is a temporary pain killer.
Ridiculous???
Did you read these studies?

In August, The British Journal of Cancer published the results of a study that found THC (the main active component in marijuana) is effective in fighting prostate cancer. Reportedly, pot attacks prostate cancer cell types that do not respond to the usual hormone treatments.

In April of 2007, Harvard University researchers released the results of a study that concluded THC cuts tumor growth in common lung cancers and reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.

That sounds like a lot more than a temporary pain killer to me.

I am sorry if the emerging facts do not coalign with your prejudice.
Rich Jackson

Alameda, CA

#16 Oct 18, 2009
I prefer crack over pot.
doctor recommends

Arcata, CA

#18 Oct 18, 2009
she recomends me to juice at least 15 leaves a day, the clinic gave me the jucier and enough leaves for two weeks,leaves must be 7 weeks old. of course this does not get you high or stoned, that is not the point, it works on my swollen knees and artherits and my immune system, it is an herb that has been around 2000 years and we should star using it all we can. some people say we are stoners and i dont even smoke it. lol.
ignoranceisbliss

San Jose, CA

#19 Oct 18, 2009
Jeff E wrote:
Ridiculous. Pot doesn't "treat" anything. At best it is a temporary pain killer.
Dave, do you recommend Thunderbird Wine for its "medicinal value" also? Cocaine's value as a pain killer is even stronger than pot.
I don't believe Dave is recommending anything. He's merely done a piece citing multiple scientific studies proving cannabis has medicinal properties. Which are all in various peer reviewed journals available for you to view if you would bother to educate yourself. If thats too much to handle then go for the over-marketed under-researched pink pill.

“I'm aged like a fine wine.”

Since: Sep 09

Eureka, Calf.

#20 Oct 18, 2009
The US government already holds the patent on marijuana, US patent number 6630507, issued 10/07/03.

What do you suppose the reason for this? Sooner than later, everyone will be forced to smoke only government issued weed, and then the US govt will be fully in control of everyone's mind. Just think of this.
Medical Patient

South San Francisco, CA

#21 Oct 18, 2009
Thank you for the TRUTH!
Now----Eurekaians need to replace the Marina/Home Depot (bad) idea with a Medical Cannabis Research Center; will bring a nice group of professionals that could raise the bar for local kids(Homestore vs. prof. research institute), will bring need jobs without displacing local business.
Now is the time!
no one

Oakland, CA

#22 Oct 18, 2009
yea right mabe not smoking it. Smoke is a carcinogen ask any doctor
Boatman

United States

#23 Oct 18, 2009
Wow. Hannah's a little whacked, but she's right. The patent is for synthetic production of non-psychoactive canibidiol (sp?) as an antioxidant, among other things. Done under Bush, and it appears it might have been done to prevent anyone from using naturally occurring compounds by growing it. The U.S. Gov't (or a "friend of George"??) owns the rights to the compound. Cute.

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