Pubdate: Wed, 22 Jul 2009
Source: Grand Forks Gazette (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Sterling Newspapers
Author: David Janzen


The discussion on medical marijuana continues to engage the community.
Let's take a look at a commonly prescribed class of drugs.

Statin drugs (drugs that improve blood cholesterol levels) counter
indications include: headaches, nausea and fever, memory loss, liver
problems, general weakness, hair loss, increased risk of heart attack
and strokes, chest pain, swelling in the arms, abdominal pain, changes
in eyesight, constipation, flue symptoms, joint pain, depression,
sleep problems, sexual function problems, ringing in the ears, lower
CoQ10 levels, etc.  If I had to make a choice between most
prescription drugs and marijuana, the choice would be simple.  A
change always begins at the grass roots and works it way up to the
people with the real power.  Let us not let misguided paranoia stand
in the way of progressive thinking.

David Janzen

Grand Forks
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