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By K.C. Powers
On October 19, 2011

  • Anonymous #comment 1. Please get your facts correct about Cannabis a.k.a. marijuana (a derogatory term to some like spic is to Hispanic [I am a first generation Mexican born in America so do not get any race wars started..]), there is no myths about cannabis smoke being safer than tobacco, there are only facts that it is SAFER than tobacco. You get the majority of carcinogens from the butane of lighters, papers, and then a fraction of carcinogens from the tar of COMBUSTED (Keyword here is use everything in moderation and vaporize instead of smoke if you feel the need to inhale something. Either way I WANT SOMEONE TO PROVE THAT CANNABIS HAS EVER KILLED ANYONE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, the World's governments have NO SUCH RECORD..) Cannabis compared to the butane, papers, etc. In 2006, researchers at Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry had investigated the relationship between marijuana and cancer therapy. The team leader of the researchers, Dr. Wai Man Liu had stated that marijuana has the potential of destroying leukemia cells. The report was published in the Letters in Drug Design & Discovery. The researchers had followed up on the results of their study in 2005 on marijuana and cancer therapy, which presented that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, has the potential of destroying some forms of cancer. Also on 11-10-09 the American Medical Association, AMA, voted to reverse its longstanding endorsement of Cannabis’ Schedule I prohibitive status. I quote that marijuana’s status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance be reviewed with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines.” And “Results of short term controlled trials indicate that smoked cannabis reduces neuropathic pain, improves appetite and caloric intake especially in patients with reduced muscle mass, and may relieve spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis.” In conclusion war and prohibition will never ever work and will always fail. Teach our soldiers to shoot and paralyze, not shoot and kill. Teach our officers of the law to educate instead of prohibit.

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