Pubdate: Thu, 15 Jan 2009
Source: Uniter, The (CN MB Edu)
Copyright: 2009 The Uniter
Author: Russell Barth


"All drugs are harmful." Really? Science and history indicate that,
even when smoked, the benefits of marijuana use far outweigh the
so-called "dangers."

Marijuana has never killed anyone, and is a proven treatment for
conditions such as HIV/AIDS, morning sickness, ADD/ADHD, migraines,
nausea, anorexia, arthritis, cachexia, Crohn's, epilepsy, glaucoma,
multiple sclerosis, gout, chronic pain, high blood pressure, diabetes,
spasticity, and Parkinson's.

New science shows how cannabis blocks a protein that causes
Alzheimer's and recent science out of Germany shows how cannabinoids
stimulate the body's production of TIMP-1, which helps healthy cells
resist cancer invasion.

For those keen on teaching kids about drugs without all the hyperbole,
slogans, bullying, and bald-faced lies of the "standard" education
programs, I recommend the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
website or the Educators For Sensible Drug Policy websites.

Russell Barth

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User

Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis
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