There is a Statue in the Marijuana Hall of Fame to the “genius” who came up with the term, “Medical Marijuana”.
I don’t know who he is but I think he probably had a Financial Interest in seeing his Stroke of Genius take hold in the Good Ole USofA.
Think about this picture...
There is this guy standing on a soapbox spewing out words of wisdom like this...
Gluten is bad for you.
Alcohol is bad for you.
Fast Foods are bad for you.
Smoking is bad for you.
Smoking Marijuana is good for you.
In a sane world someone would run up and kick the soapbox from under his feet.
I am not ready to admit I don’t know what I am talking about. However, I am a Doctor of Silliness. I may be playing with silly words but below is a quote from a real doctor who knows what he is talking about when it comes to Marijuana.
He is Dr. Peter B. Bach and he is a pulmonary physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He directs the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes and he hardly ever says silly things...
“Actual medicines have research behind them, enumerating their benefits, characterizing their harms, and ensuring the former supersedes the latter. Marijuana doesn’t. It’s a toxin, not a medicine. It impairs judgment and driving ability. It increases the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia. Smoking it damages the respiratory tract. A 2017 report from the National Academy of Medicine called the evidence for these harms “substantial”.
Claims that marijuana relieves pain may be true. But the clinical studies that have been done compare it with a placebo, not even a pain reliever like ibuprofen. That’s not the type of rigorous evaluation we pursue for medications. What’s more, every intoxicant would pass that sort of test because you don’t experience pain as acutely when you are high. If weed is a pain reliever, so is Budweiser.”
If you want to read the whole article about what Dr. Bach had to say on this subject, click here: https://www.sosneighborhoods.com/health/if-weed-is-medicine-so-is-budweiser-wsj/
Would a Pulmonary Physician kid u?
Question... Why did you smoke Medical Marijuana right before you went out for your Sunday Afternoon Drive?
Answer... I had pain and I know Medical Marijuana will relieve pain.
Question... Did it relieve your pain?
Answer... Yes, it was amazing, St. Peter, I was pain free right up until the very last moment before my car hit that tree.
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