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Response to Chan790 (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 04:56 PM

63. Dr. Lester Grinspoon wrote about this long ago

Grinspoon, a medical dr. and prof., set out to prove mj was a terrible drug. then his son got leukemia and mj made chemo tolerable for his son - made it possible for him to eat. Since that time, Grinspoon has written about the medical benefits of cannabis, and the legal issues surrounding it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1170125

The cannabis plant, imo, should simply be decriminalized at the federal level to remove it from the drug schedule entirely. Grinspoon talks about why a plant will never meet the standards set for a drug - and, well, it's a plant, so of course not.

Jared Polis recommends, and has legislation pending on this, to remove cannabis from the oversight of the DEA and put it with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms....and marijuana.

Medical applications for cannabis would be regulated - I think, medically, people will move to cannabis oil because it's easier to measure dosages. That's what doctors need - a way to quantify and make recommendations based upon how their profession views their responsibility to patients.

As noted here long ago - GW Pharma, out of GB is lobbying to include Sativex as medicine - it's virtually the same thing as Rick Simpson oil, or the oil the mother is using in the video for her daughter with epilepsy.

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