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Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana
    #4213087 - 05/24/05 04:40 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana
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With the US Supreme Court poised to soon rule on whether medical marijuana laws in California and nine other states are subject to federal prohibitions, elderly patients are emerging as a potentially powerful force in the roiling debate over health, personal choice and states' rights.

No one knows exactly how many elderly use cannabis to address their ills, but activists and physicians say they probably number in the thousands. And unlike medical marijuana's younger and more militant true believers, the elderly are difficult for doubters to castigate as stoners.

Their pains are unassailable. Their needs for relief are real. Most never touched pot before. As parents in the counterculture'60s, many waged a generation-gap war with children getting high on the stuff. Now some of those same parents consider the long-demonized herb a blessing.

The Boston Globe (Elderly patients throw new wrinkle in marijuana ; 08/05/2005) writes that patients contend cannabis helps ease the effects of multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and rheumatoid arthritis. It can calm nausea during chemotherapy.

Research has found that cannabinoids, marijuana's active components, show promise for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, perhaps even as anticancer agents.

The Drug Policy Alliance advocates treating cannabis like alcohol : regulated, taxed, and off-limits to teens.

According to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, people who abuse illegal drugs such as crack cocaine feel a similar burst of euphoria but that does not make crack medicine.

Congress and federal drug regulators have repeatedly rebuffed pleas to legalize use of cannabis, which is classified as a dangerous drug along with heroin and LSD. They say there is not a whiff of clinical proof qualifying smoked pot as medicine.

Any beneficial compounds that do exist in the leafy plant should be synthesized, sent through the rigors of the regulatory process and packaged as a pharmaceutical, not smoked like black-market weed.


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Re: Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana [Re: Anno]
    #4213094 - 05/24/05 04:46 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Hahaha, they just equated a crack high to marijauna :smile:


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Re: Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana [Re: delta9]
    #4213332 - 05/24/05 09:43 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

They also claim there's no clinical proof that shows marijuana can be used effectively as medicine  :lol:  I know it's evil thinking but sometimes I wish to see terrorists target these anti drug people


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Re: Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana [Re: SuperD]
    #4226059 - 05/27/05 12:49 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Damn when is the court ruling announced? I've been waiting for such a long time now. By rule of law federal gov should be told to stay out of this...


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Re: Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana [Re: Anno]
    #4229074 - 05/28/05 03:50 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

And there I though I didnt like old people.. pfftt


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Re: Seniors appear as a vital trump in the debate over the medical virtues of marijuana [Re: Vampire999]
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