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Scientific Proof for Medical Pot
Posted by CN Staff on February 02, 2010 at 05:44:44 PT
Editorial
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- Time and again, the Obama administration has voiced its allegiance to science on politically controversial issues of environment, energy and health. We think the administration ought to be true to this laudable principle on the question of medical marijuana.The controversies that have erupted in many states over the legalization and regulation of medical marijuana could be alleviated if the federal government sponsored more and better research into the efficacy of marijuana in treating a variety of medical conditions.
That way, science could trump the half-baked justifications from some advocates who make all manner of claims about the medicinal powers of marijuana.If marijuana were an FDA-approved drug with recognized benefits for certain, specific medical conditions, it could be prescribed like any other drug.The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency contends prescription Marinol  which contains THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana  is an appropriate substitute for medical marijuana.The DEA says there are no drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration that are smoked. The chemicals and carcinogens that are byproducts of smoking create a whole new set of health concerns.Furthermore, the DEA argues that even though morphine is a drug with significant medical value, the FDA does not suggest smoking opium or heroin. Snipped   Complete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/keefe/ci_14289789Source: Denver Post (CO)Published: February 1, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml 
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Comment #1 posted by Canis420 on February 02, 2010 at 22:18:48 PT:
legalization quandry
just re-legalise it and the problems will dissappear
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