Friday, December 09, 2016 10:36:56 AMgrainemarihuana
e first instance of
the Cannabis plant being subjected to ridicule for capitalist gain.
The Cannabis plant has been subjected to a number of
stereotypical formats. The first one is that the resin produced by the
plant is physically addictive. This is not true and I will explain why. In
psychiatry there is a list of classifications for addictions of all abusive
substances. It is contained in a paper called - ICD-10 (classifications of
Mental and Behavioral Disorders) which you can read on-line here.
Medical doctors are not informed clearly about the use and
abuse of cannabis. This is because cannabis research is illegal in most
countries or if research is allowed most of the results are suppressed.
The only way a medical doctor can help a person with a
cannabis problem is by having some experience with people who have
had cannabis problems in the past. There are no special books to turn
too. There are no references which explain clearly what to do or IF
cannabis is physically addictive. There are no pills for cannabis
addiction (there are for alcoholism).
The only place a doctor can go is to the archives of what other
countries have said about the drug and its abuse. As a doctor, one
would maybe try Holland and read up on some of the material there, or
Belgium or Switzerland. There can be found medical research papers
that relate to cannabis dependence and all of them say the same thing.
(A) Can it be abused? YES. (B) Can it be addictive? YES. (C) Is
cannabis abuse or use life threatening? NO, but mental side effects
such as depression can be, but only a small percentage of addicts (NOT
USERS, BUT ADDICTS) go through this. (D) Has anyone ever died of
cannabis use? ONLY 1 PERSON in the history of cannabis has died
from its use, but read on. Bruce Lee, the martial arts expert died after
taking cannabis, but the death certificate was later changed too 'death
by misadventure' because of another medical herb that he took which
he did not know he was allergic too. So the correct answer is 0 people
have died from using cannabis. (E) How do you treat cannabis
addiction? Psychotherapy is the only answer.
In fact there are absolutely no reasons for the prohibition of
cannabis, other than:
1) It is hard to tell if someone is under the influence of cannabis.
Driving/working with machinery is a problem here.
2) People might smoke too much and become a little lazy.
3) Many governments have prohibited it for over 70 years and it would
seem very stupid if they told everyone that they where wrong about it.
Now let us look at these points for a moment.
1) Yes it is hard to tell and make no mistake - if you drive after
smoking cannabis then you are just as stupid as if you where driving
under the influence of alcohol. It is never advised to use cannabis and
then perform a procedure, like driving, which requires your total
attention. As of yet there is no on the spot breathalyzer test for
cannabis use, but there
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