Few Medical Marijuana 'Adverse Events'

Few Medical Marijuana 'Adverse Events'
Posted by CN Staff on June 17, 2008 at 16:29:36 PT
Source: United Press International
Montreal -- Medical use of cannabinoids from marijuana does not cause an increase in serious negative medical side effects, Canadian researchers said.Researchers at McGill University Health Centre and McGill University in Montreal and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver said that as the use of cannabinoid medications increases, so do concerns about their potential to cause "adverse events."
Dr. Mark Ware of the McGill University Health Centre said the analysis reported 31 separate clinical studies of cannabinoid medications conducted between 1966 and 2007. Adverse events were categorized as either serious or non-serious; with serious adverse events defined as those leading to death, hospitalization or disability."Overall, we found an 86 percent increase in the rate of non-serious adverse events among the patients treated with cannabinoids compared to the patients in the control groups," Ware said in a statement. "The majority of events were mild to moderate in severity."The majority of non-serious adverse events observed involved dizziness and drowsiness, the researchers said.The findings were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.Source: United Press International (Wire)Published: June 17, 2008Copyright 2008 United Press InternationalWebsite: nationaldesk upi.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #8 posted by afterburner on June 19, 2008 at 01:17:50 PT
Non-Serious Adverse Events
Of course, cannabis is again demonized, this time with charges of dizziness and drowsiness. Meanwhile, psychiatric researchers pander to Big Pharma by using off-label dosing of children as young as 4 years old. Also, these researchers attempt to discredit St. John's Wort with junk science. We have seen these connections too many times in the past. Many pharmaceutical companies have hired stalking horses to provide "research" to support the belief that only patented synthetic drugs can treat illness effectively. Top Psychiatric Researcher Dr. Biederman Caught Lying about $1.6 Million in Drug Money; Performed Medical Experiments on Children 
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by: Mike Adams
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This is the hospital that has awarded Dr. Biederman with grant money.National Institutes of Health
This is the huge government-run grant-giving organization that uses taxpayer dollars to fund such medical experiments on children. When you write the NIH, demand that they stop providing funding to psychiatric researchers who conduct medical experiments on children.CCHR Fights to End the Tyranny of Modern Psychiatry
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}Flawed St. John's Wort Study on ADHD Failed to Use Active Form of Herbal Extract. 
Friday, June 13, 2008 by: Mike Adams
NaturalNews) On the heels of shocking revelations that top psychiatric research Dr. Joseph Biederman secretly took $1.6 million from drug companies while conducting psychotropic drug experiments on children, it has been learned that Dr. Biederman is now one of the key collaborators behind the latest efforts to discredit St. John's Wort. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and widely reported in the mainstream media, Dr. Biederman and fellow cohorts "concluded" that the St. John's Wort herb is useless in treating ADHD in children.What's astonishing about this study, as you'll learn in this article, is that all the children used in the study were given inactive forms of the St. John's Wort herb where the active ingredients had been oxidized and rendered useless! In other words, this clinical trial, which was widely reported in the mainstream media with headlines like "St. John's Wort Found Useless!" didn't test the herb's active ingredients at all! It sort of makes you wonder about the agenda of the people running the study, doesn't it?
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Comment #7 posted by OverwhelmSam on June 18, 2008 at 12:36:49 PT
Non-Serious Adverse Events
Opps! Damn it, I just spilt my coke. So what's the big deal with non-serious events? I know air heads who bump into desks and trip over their own feet. And they're stone cold sober. These guys need to stop taking themselves so seriously. 
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Comment #6 posted by JohnO on June 18, 2008 at 08:18:09 PT:
Adverse events....
For me, an adverse event would consist of my wife taking issue with my cannabis use and divorcing me over it, or perhaps the police showing up with submachine guns hoping I'll attempt to exercise my right to defend my home so they can get their jollies by blowing my guts all over the walls of MY own home. Other than that, I don't think you could legitimately quantify any real adverse effects. OK one more, supply shortage due to law enforcement activity to suppress cannabis commerce. Those are adverse events. 
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Comment #5 posted by Lucas on June 18, 2008 at 07:22:35 PT
prohibition is a religious doctrine
> How can anything be fair, accurate,prohibition has absolutely nothing to do with fair or accurate.religion is neither fair nor accurateLucas Aghast
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Comment #4 posted by potpal on June 18, 2008 at 07:19:49 PT
adverse effect = desired effect
If I were an insomniac the adverse effect wouldn't be all that adverse now would it. It would be beneficial, wouldn't you say, like herbal medicine. Dizziness and drowsiness, pharmeceuticals all state the same thing along with a long list of more detrimential effects, and those are the over the counter ones! Somebody at McGill give these 'researchers' something to study that may actually enlighten us and advance humanity. We already know that cannabis makes us a little sleepy, giddy and happy. In other words, good for us. But of course, their 'NOT' finding anything even close to seriously detrimental speaks volumes!When I get low, I get high.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on June 17, 2008 at 18:23:23 PT
Milk. LOL!
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Comment #2 posted by potpal on June 17, 2008 at 17:58:36 PT
Damn glass of milk has the same 'adverse effect' on me...Go figure.
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Comment #1 posted by NikoKun on June 17, 2008 at 17:40:12 PT
And thats a lot better...
...Than the adverse effects of many prescription pharmaceutical drugs...I really don't want to hear prohibitionists/DEA say "oh Marijuana can't be used as a medication because it has too many adverse effects." BULL SHIT.
Are prohibitionists incapable of logical comparisons?How can anything be fair, accurate, or messured, if we do not compare it to other things.
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