Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 08, 2019

A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis. The report they prepared, which came out in January of 2017, runs to four hundred and sixty-eight pages. It contains no bombshells or surprises, which perhaps explains why it went largely unnoticed. It simply stated, over and over again, that a drug North Americans have become enthusiastic about remains a mystery.

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Nulli?

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-01-07 11:49 PM | Reply

You should ask Corky. He's the THC oil baron. I've haven't partaken in ages.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-07 11:52 PM | Reply

I thought he was shrooms. I'll wait then.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-01-08 12:12 AM | Reply

Probably not, but then again probably not as bad as some might think.

He's the THC oil baron.
#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Corky is book smart, but probably doesn't partake.

I've haven't partaken in ages.

Really? You need to come up here sometime ... :)

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-08 12:16 AM | Reply

#3

You are confused as per usual. Nulli is shrooms, mAndy is Cialis, and I referred RLR to some home CBD recipes located on youtube once.

The NYorker article is well-conceived, but pretty much says we don't know enough because researchers have not been allowed to do their jobs with this substance.

Currently we are testing in on kids in the marketplace, so that should werk out well.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-08 01:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't know anyone who wants to try MJ, but doesn't because it is illegal.
Drinking soda pop everyday isn't safe, but it is legal.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-08 04:02 AM | Reply

Been smoking for 35 years... yet to have any doctor ever tell me its caused any problems

#7 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-01-08 07:38 AM | Reply

"For example, smoking pot is widely supposed to diminish the nausea associated with chemotherapy. But, the panel pointed out, "there are no good-quality randomized trials investigating this option." We have evidence for marijuana as a treatment for pain, but "very little is known about the efficacy, dose, routes of administration, or side effects of commonly used and commercially available cannabis products in the United States"

I can testify that my own daughter used marijuana, with a big bottle of Oxycontinen right there available to her, but she didn't want to risk addiction, to combat nausea from chemo and the pain of very major surgery. That article is a pile of lies. Sure, there aren't enough studies to prove the efficacy of marijuana but consider, it has been against the law to even possess marijuana for decades and to get a license from the federal government to do studies was almost impossible.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-08 09:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The only thing this thread actually accomplishes is to further reduce any respect any of us ever had for HELIUMRAT. What a joke he is.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-08 09:25 AM | Reply

- is to further reduce any respect any of us ever had for HELIUMRAT.

I doubt he cares about respect from angry, bitter lunatics.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-08 09:30 AM | Reply

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"I doubt he cares about respect from angry, bitter lunatics."

Yes he is hurt that you don't still respect him.

BTW, isn't this article a regurgence of the same crap we have read for 50 years."WE haven't studied it enough, we need more research.....blah, blah, blah?"

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-08 09:45 AM | Reply

I spent the holidays in the bay area and went skipping into the dispensary(s) the moment I arrived. I had a great Christmas

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-08 10:04 AM | Reply

#11 Damn, Danni, that hurt. You're older than Mumm-Ra the Everliving. You should know better than that. Show your wisdom.

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-01-08 10:51 AM | Reply

Mothers of certain severe epileptic children disagree with these "experts" so strongly they demanded legalization of Charlotte's Web oil and got it. They have all personnally witnessed immediate cessation of violent attacks, sustained with daily administration of the marijuana extract.

It should surprise no one that our government has not funded scientific research into medical uses for a drug it seems schedule 1, having no useful medical purpose.

#14 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-08 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"You should know better than that. Show your wisdom."

Are you seriously contending that we haven't heard them say we have to study marijuana more for at least the last 50 years? What planet have you been living on?
Never forget that the prohibition on marijuana was NEVER put in place for public safety. It started out as a method to harass Mexicans in the southwest portion of America then the black community and finally, in the 70's, to enable police to harass hippies and VIETNAM WAR PROTESTERS. That's not a theory, that was admitted by Nixon Policy Policy Chief John Ehrlichman, who was there when Nixon started the War on Drugs.

""The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.
"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

www.cnn.com

#15 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-08 01:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Reefer Madness

#16 | Posted by qcp at 2019-01-08 01:47 PM | Reply

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

Some people claim that marijuana affects a person's memory.

I think it affects only certain parts of one's memory.

For example, it is possible to get high enough that you forget to call your girlfriend.

But no matter how high a person gets, no one is going to look at a telephone and ask, "What's that for?"

#17 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-08 02:05 PM | Reply

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

Marijuana is SAFER than we think.

Do you believe me?

I don't care anymore. Just stop trying to pick my pockets and break my bones.

At least we don't go to jail for it anymore. So in that respect it is WAY safer than we "think".

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 02:17 PM | Reply

At least we don't go to jail for it anymore. So in that respect it is WAY safer than we "think".

#18 | Posted by donnerboy

oh dear... my bad!

Apologies to folks in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and ALL the Good Old Proud Boys. And Gawd bless the starving pygmies in wherever starving pygmies are.

I forgot that not everyone lives in an advanced society like California.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 02:24 PM | Reply

Maybe it is not PC to point this out, but I see many similarities between the defensive mind-set of both mj enthusiasts and 2nd Amendment enthusiasts. Totally different group of people, but same passionate defense of something they love and believe they have a right to.

#20 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-01-08 02:26 PM | Reply

"Totally different group of people, but same passionate defense of something they love and believe they have a right to."

If the government can't produce strong evidence that it is harmful then why shouldn't we have a right to have it if we want? Arbitrary prohibition is insulting to adults.
It's like telling your kids when they question your authority that they must do what you say just because you say so. Might be ok for kids but not adults.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-08 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've never heard anyone say you can have their joint when you pry it from their cold dead hand, they'll usually just pass it to you since most pot smokers are pretty cool people.

#22 | Posted by qcp at 2019-01-08 02:59 PM | Reply

Cannabis prohibition is a ridiculous waste of police, court and taxpayer resources. Data from the Centers for Disease Control proves that cannabis is much safer than alcoholic beverages and tobacco products which are completely legal. Based on that fact alone cannabis should be completely legal. Cannabis prohibition wrongfully persecutes and criminalizes cannabis consumers for selecting a recreational substance that is MUCH safer than booze or cigarettes!

In the USA 10 states have fully legalized recreational cannabis including: Michigan, Washington, Maine, California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska plus Washington DC. Canada, Uruguay, Jamaica all completely legal for recreational cannabis! 33 states and counting have legalized "medical" cannabis!

Celebrate democracy at work with FREE states ending government corruption! Citizens demanding the return of their rights and their freedom!

The Madness is over, Legalize Recreational Cannabis Nationwide!

#23 | Posted by Man4Freedom at 2019-01-08 03:04 PM | Reply

Lumping cannabis consumers together with gun nuts is a ridiculous thing to do. Cannabis consumers want to passively have the right to choose their drug of choice. Second Amendment folks are trying to perpetuate a situation that endangers us all and does not keep anyone safer. Data directly from the FBI shows that you are five times more likely to be murdered by a gun if you have one in your possession or in your home.

#24 | Posted by Man4Freedom at 2019-01-08 03:07 PM | Reply

I think weed is way less harmful than most other drugs, but it can still mess up your life.

The overlap between really successful people and heavy weed users is probably pretty small.

It will be interesting to see the long term effects widespread weed use has on society.

North Korea has legal weed because Kim knows a stoned population is less likely to overthrow him.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-08 03:11 PM | Reply

Totally different group of people, but same passionate defense of something they love and believe they have a right to.

#20 | Posted by moder8

Yeah! I know right!!!?

Some pot and getting in touch with your own Consciousnesses (one of the Most Amazing Things in the Universe)is just like being able to accidentally shoot someone in the face.

I cannot tell you how many times I have just been casually cleaning my bong then accidentally shotgunned someone in the face.

We must put an end to this evil scourge of young people trying to understand their own minds with chemical assistance now!

Before the children get hurt.

Also it is not good for the Stability of the State if The People ever realized their TRUE power.

WE cannot be having THAT now can we??

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 03:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

North Korea has legal weed because Kim knows a stoned population is less likely to overthrow him.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

------ Please!

North Korea does not have Legal Weed.

Expanding the Consciousness of the North Koreans is EXACTLY what the Dear Leader does NOT want.

Do not go to North Korea and ask where all the "goodf" drugs are. We will probably never hear from you again.

Please people! You have the internet! Fricking learn how to use it!!!

Stop spreading lies and myths.

Please! At least attempt to verify what you think you already know.

www.businessinsider.com

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 03:46 PM | Reply

"goodf"

hmmm did I mean "good" or "goof"?? .. you decide...apparently I couldn't.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 03:47 PM | Reply

Also, one last thing.

If you take away our alcohol and all the good drugs in America that make us feel good then how will we be able to pursue happiness (which turns out to just be just a bunch of biochemical algorithms that can be chemically altered and manipulated to MAKE and KEEP us happy)... if you take those things away... won't YOU be interfering with MY pursuit of happiness.

I believe that is against the "rules".

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 03:58 PM | Reply

A lot of you are willfully NOT employing your reading comprehension skills. I do not analogize mj to guns. Rather, I analogize the passion with which advocates of both utilize in defending their right to possess said item/s.

But who am I kidding? This is the DR. Nobody cares what you actually are saying. Only how it can be bent for one's own ends.

#30 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-01-08 04:10 PM | Reply

North Korea does not have Legal Weed.

Expanding the Consciousness of the North Koreans is EXACTLY what the Dear Leader does NOT want.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy

www.telegraph.co.uk

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-08 04:32 PM | Reply

The only reason weed is illegal in the first place was because of lobbying from the cotton industry.

Lazy slave states felt threatened by northern hemp.

#32 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-08 04:36 PM | Reply

#15, Danni forgot to include the fact the criminalization of hemp cultivation coincides with the introduction of plastic ropes.

#33 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-08 04:52 PM | Reply

Rather, I analogize the passion with which advocates of both utilize in defending their right to possess said item/s.

But who am I kidding? This is the DR. Nobody cares what you actually are saying. Only how it can be bent for one's own ends.

#30 | Posted by moder8

Umm no. You compared the "passion" of cannabis users to the "passion" of gun owners.

As I tried to point out nicely.

They are not even close.

My "passion" has nothing to do with death or guns or even the right to bear arms other than it helps me as an individual understand DEATH better.

My right to the pursuit of my own happiness (as long as it does not "pick your pockets or break your bones") has nothing to do with you and your right to self protection.

Or anyone outside of me and my consciousness.

The right to own guns affects more than your individual brain and your personal "pursuit of happiness"...

do you see the diff? This is a tough one to grasp but it is important.

The happiness you and I pursue (as AUTHORIZED the Peoples Compact with our Government) is not located outside of us.

Happiness is located in your head. It is not "out there" somewhere.

How can this be? This can be because our thoughts and our emotions are really just biochemical algorithms that can be manipulated at the molecular level to produce happiness without any other outside stimulus.

So this is actually about who controls our minds and our consciousness.

Are you going to allow corporations to manipulate your mind (hint: they already do) or are you going to try and stay ahead of their algorithms and their Big Data and their AI by figuring it out how your mind works yourself and how it is being manipulated already?

Or are you going to let Bid Data tell you how your mind works.

so NO my friend.. My passion for the right to understand and control my own consciousness is NOTHING like the passion of a gun nut.

It is much more intense and much more critical to our survival as Species.

And, as I have said,

We are not even close to being prepared for what is coming.

(yes...I know... I am starting to sound like Zatochi)

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#27 | Posted by donnerboy

www.telegraph.co.uk

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Oh an d by the way.

That link does not cancel the Truth.

PLEASE.. Do not go to North Korea asking for drugs.

Actually. Do not go to North Korea at all. Don't go to Russia, Don't go to China.

Stay away from the middle east! Watch out for Africa! Be very careful south of the border!

Unless you have a security team , don't go anywhere.

America cannot protect you in any of those places anymore.


#35 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 05:14 PM | Reply

America cannot protect you in any of those places anymore.

#35 | Posted by donnerboy

As I think about it. Better stay out of Red States, too.

The US Constitution may not be able to protect you there anymore either.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-08 06:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

CONCLUSIONS FOR: THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS

There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective:
• For the treatment for chronic pain in adults (cannabis) (4-1)
• Antiemetics in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (oral cannabinoids) (4-3)
• For improving patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms (oral cannabinoids) (4-7a)
There is moderate evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective for:
• Improving short-term sleep outcomes in individuals with sleep disturbance associated with obstructive sleep apnea
syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis (cannabinoids, primarily nabiximols) (4-19)

There is limited evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective for:
• Increasing appetite and decreasing weight loss associated with HIV/AIDS (cannabis and oral cannabinoids) (4-4a)
• Improving clinician-measured multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms (oral cannabinoids) (4-7a)
• Improving symptoms of Tourette syndrome (THC capsules) (4-8)
• Improving anxiety symptoms, as assessed by a public speaking test, in individuals with social anxiety disorders (cannabidiol)
(4-17)
• Improving symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (nabilone; one single, small fair-quality trial) (4-20)

There is limited evidence of a statistical association between cannabinoids and:
• Better outcomes (i.e., mortality, disability) after a traumatic brain injury or intracranial hemorrhage (4-15)
There is limited evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are ineffective for:
• Improving symptoms associated with dementia (cannabinoids) (4-13)
• Improving intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma (cannabinoids) (4-14)
• Reducing depressive symptoms in individuals with chronic pain or multiple sclerosis (nabiximols, dronabinol, and nabilone)
(4-18)

#37 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-08 08:38 PM | Reply

50 more years of testing?

#38 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-01-08 08:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't partake because of my current job.
That will be ending in a few months. Here in Washington State you cannot swing a dead Teajadist without hitting a legal pot shop that sells goodies. It'll be fun to try some "edibles".

#39 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-01-08 09:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hasn't anyone listened to all the ---- that happened to Afroman?

#40 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-01-08 09:15 PM | Reply

I don't know anyone who wants to try MJ, but doesn't because it is illegal.

#6 | POSTED BY BORED

A retired DEA agent told me 85% of marijuana use is by first time users.
This directly contradicts your point.
A great number of them will be dissuaded by laws. Especially the youngest of our nation.

#41 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-01-08 09:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"A retired DEA agent told me 85% of marijuana use is by first time users."

Um...you need more qualifications for that sentence. As it's written, you could not be more wrong.

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-08 09:24 PM | Reply

#42 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

"A retired DEA agent told me" is all the qualification I need to dismiss this moron and his conveniently invented anecdote.

#43 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-08 11:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

are heroin speed lsd mdma as safe as we think?

are snowskiing chainsaws automobiles guns airplanes boats as safe as we think?

...this ---- is utterly bonkers.

Trump's speech was about raising money for his CREEP in n the back of the ancient boogey-man of victimless illicit drug use?

INSANE IN THE MEMBRAIN.

#44 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-08 11:29 PM | Reply

www.leafly.com

#45 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 12:08 AM | Reply

#34
"The pursuit of my own happiness (as long as it does not "pick your pockets or break your bones") has nothing to do with you and your right to self protection."

_Vices Are Not Crimes_
books.google.com

_Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market_
https://books.google.com/books/about/Our_Right_to_Drugs.html?id=2gEPHslMsKgC&source=kp_book_description

#46 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 12:17 AM | Reply

youtu.be

Slam poetry from the first person perspective of Mary Jane

#47 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-01-09 12:17 AM | Reply

#46 fixed?

_Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market_
books.google.com

#48 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 12:22 AM | Reply

I don't know anyone who wants to try MJ, but doesn't because it is illegal.

#6 | POSTED BY BORED

Then you don't know many people in my type of career situation.

I would smoke that ----- like snoop dog if I could, but i can't. As an engineer, my job is considered essential and therefore subject to drug tests in every state, even states where pot is legal.

#49 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-01-09 08:44 AM | Reply

"I would smoke that ----- like snoop dog if I could, but i can't. As an engineer, my job is considered essential and therefore subject to drug tests in every state, even states where pot is legal."

"The FBI Says It Can Finally Find Hackers Who Don't Smoke Weed"

motherboard.vice.com

Elon Musk smokes weed. I won't claim it enhances his creativity but, apparently, it isn't preventing it.

As an engineer, which I realize has great responsibilities inherent, is creativity not also important?

#50 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-09 09:22 AM | Reply

As an engineer, which I realize has great responsibilities inherent, is creativity not also important?
#50 | POSTED BY DANNI

I have smoked a few times along the way, but i simply can't do it anymore.

Pot makes my creativity go through the roof, but i can't do simple math. I also have trouble processing multi-step processes that are almost natural when not high.

#51 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-01-09 10:14 AM | Reply

"Pot makes my creativity go through the roof, but i can't do simple math." - #51 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-01-09 10:14 AM

Similarly, it is possible to get high enough that you forget to call your girlfriend.

But no matter how high a person gets, no one is going to look at a telephone and ask, "What's that for?"

#52 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-09 10:17 AM | Reply

- Pot makes my creativity go through the roof,

People make that claim. Maybe they just think they are more creative. There's nothing creative about a couple of stoners with couch-lock intensively watching television.

#53 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-09 10:19 AM | Reply

#49 | POSTED BY KUDZU

So it was employment that deterred them, not the illegality. If weed was legal and their employer still disallowed it, they still wouldn't smoke it.

#54 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 10:36 AM | Reply

"There's nothing creative about a couple of stoners with couch-lock intensively watching television"

where do you incessantly post from?

and do you believe what you do here 24/7 is "creative" or remotely constructive

#55 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-09 10:37 AM | Reply

Maybe they just think they are more creative.
#53 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

This is an apt explanation for the anti-science mind. A person like nulli cannot possibly imagine that brain chemistry exists and a narcotic like THC could change the brain's structure.

#56 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 10:39 AM | Reply

#54 - no 'if' about it, that's the way it is. If you tested positive for alcohol, you would also be fired. However, if you test positive for alcohol, then you are under the influence of alcohol. With pot, you can test positive and have not been under the influence for weeks.

#57 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-01-09 11:29 AM | Reply

Many, many great writers and painters became more creative due to their drug of choice. Most of them this past century used heroin.

Anyone that doesn't know this is not really a knowledgeable person.

#58 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-01-09 11:33 AM | Reply

- A person like nulli cannot possibly imagine that brain chemistry exists and a narcotic like THC could change the brain's structure.

THC is a narcotic? You better tell that to the THC oil baron.

#59 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-09 11:33 AM | Reply

- Many, many great writers and painters became more creative due to their drug of choice

Did they? I used to think weed improved my jazz piano improvisation, but now I think it just made it sound better.

#60 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-09 11:36 AM | Reply

#59:

"a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for nonmedical purposes"

Did you seriously not know that THC is a narcotic? I have news for you, ruskie, so are caffeine and alcohol.

#61 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 01:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't know anyone who wants to try MJ, but doesn't because it is illegal.
#6 | POSTED BY BORED

Then you don't know many people in my type of career situation.
I would smoke that ----- like snoop dog if I could, but i can't. As an engineer, my job is considered essential and therefore subject to drug tests in every state, even states where pot is legal.
#49 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2019-01-09 08:44 AM | REPLY

and you've never tried it before?
--but now you would?... not because it's illegal, but because of your job?

your response it not logical.

#62 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 01:43 PM | Reply

have smoked a few times along the way, but i simply can't do it anymore.
Pot makes my creativity go through the roof, but i can't do simple math. I also have trouble processing multi-step processes that are almost natural when not high.
#51 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2019-01-09 10:14 AM | FLAG:

so,
don't know anyone who wants to try MJ, but doesn't because it is illegal.
#6 | POSTED BY BORED

it says TRY MJ, Kudz. you already did that. your response is non sequiter and doesn't even invalidate the proposition.
sheesh....

#63 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#64 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 01:48 PM | Reply

#61
...and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions. --oops, not MJ.

moreover: narcotic.

#65 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 01:54 PM | Reply

Laying off the weed make dreams more memorable....fact!

#66 | Posted by mutant at 2019-01-09 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Last trip I had to California, the fact that anyone who wanted to smoke pot could was the least of their problems. There is so much out their now the price is falling, which is bad news for some of my friends. Raising the good stuff is pretty labor intensive. Like any other business, overhead determines if the venture is profitable.

#67 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-01-09 05:02 PM | Reply

#66 | Posted by mutant, some of us don't want to dream.

#68 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-01-09 05:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#66 | POSTED BY MUTANT

It makes you dream more and with greater lucidity; it does nothing to your ability to remember them.

#69 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 06:15 PM | Reply

#65 | POSTED BY ICHIRO

"In the medical community, the term is more precisely defined and generally does not carry the same negative connotations."

Oops. Sucks when your own link is a shot in the foot.

I don't care about Reagan era fearmongering terms. I meant the scientific narcotic, of which all psychoactive chemicals belong.

#70 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 06:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"some of us don't want to dream.
#68 | POSTED BY DOCNJO"

Wow.
You should enroll in one of the many PTSD studies undoubtedly taking place at a university near you.

#71 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 06:20 PM | Reply

"Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?"

What a weird question.
How safe do we think it is?
I'd rate it safer than most drugs.
It has potential for abuse but the physical toll of abuse is probably less than any other drug I can think of.

#72 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 07:33 PM | Reply

Maybe they just think they are more creative.
#53 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN
This is an apt explanation for the anti-science mind. A person like nulli cannot possibly imagine that brain chemistry exists and a narcotic like THC could change the brain's structure.
#56 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2019-01-09 10:39 AM

Yes, it is correcting cancerous growths, targeting genitalia and brain most specifically.

It re-grows brain - servicepeople who have lost some deserve this nearly free option.

Those ads in the 80's showing an egg sizzling on the griddle were lies. Weed saves brain function, improves cognizance and counters traumatic disorders.

#73 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-09 07:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"some of us don't want to dream.
#68 | POSTED BY DOCNJO"

No doubt.

Your head is not some place I would wish to find me.

That would be a Nightmare.

Those ads in the 80's showing an egg sizzling on the griddle were lies. Weed saves brain function, improves cognizance and counters traumatic disorders.

#73 | Posted by redlightrobot

It also has this amazing effect of allowing the user to clearly see when the Emperor has no Clothes.

#74 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-09 07:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"some of us don't want to dream.
#68 | POSTED BY DOCNJO"
No doubt.
Your head is not some place I would wish to find me.
That would be a Nightmare.
Those ads in the 80's showing an egg sizzling on the griddle were lies. Weed saves brain function, improves cognizance and counters traumatic disorders.
#73 | Posted by redlightrobot
It also has this amazing effect of allowing the user to clearly see when the Emperor has no Clothes.
#74 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2019-01-09 07:56 PM

Realizing that the ENTIRE medical and judicial communities perpetrate a total absolute lie about this very, very precious tool makes me pissed beyond. Once I tried it and it helped my GERD significantly, nausea reduced I gave up the prescriptions entirely.

I don't know why it takes marijuana to determine how crappy Trump is, but it can make his antics seem more sufferable.

He's now de-funding the FEMA wildfire relief in California because they are mismanaging their wilderness. Kush o-clock!

#75 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-09 08:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I would offer a serious, sober response to this, but I'm high as a kite.

#76 | Posted by TheTom at 2019-01-09 10:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#73 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT

Exactly. I'm not saying its bad, I'm saying it absolutely has an effect on the brain structure. I don't know if it makes people more creative or not, but I do know it grows synapses between areas of the brain that otherwise wouldn't directly connect. In other words I'm saying nulli is an idiot for knowing nothing about the psycho-chemical effect of cannabinoids yet still arrogantly dismissing the notion that it may catalyze creativity.

#77 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-09 10:58 PM | Reply

#71 | Posted by snoofy You have no ideal the realities of the subject. At least I didn't take the brain candy the Army was pushing after I watched several of my buddies off themselves after being on that crap for a while. I know more about the subject than some snot nosed kid with some pantacia drug or revolutionary "therapy" with a few letter after his name. I am not against such, but I have a healthy skepticism developed over decades.

#78 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-01-10 03:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#71 | Posted by snoofy You have no ideal the realities of the subject. At least I didn't take the brain candy the Army was pushing after I watched several of my buddies off themselves after being on that crap for a while. I know more about the subject than some snot nosed kid with some pantacia drug or revolutionary "therapy" with a few letter after his name. I am not against such, but I have a healthy skepticism developed over decades.
#78 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2019-01-10 03:47 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

That does not sound like the effects of marijuana.

I was delivering to counter the effects of PSTD - like stalking neighbors in the hedge, sleepless weeks, crying and other emotional frequencies associated with pain grief and suffering in general. Brain damage takes on a lot of uncontrolled forms, emotional overload is such a personal issue. Marijuana literally made nighttime tolerable, particularly for his wife.

I loathed Obama laughing off the White House Petition requesting serious study. Feinstein has apparently been the stonewall against it in California all these years. The Democrat leadership hurt us in the more insidious, ugly manner than the outright scumtastic behavior of the Republicans, imo. Opioids were known to have the addictive and organ-impeding impact. The insurance and pharmaceutical payoffs are immense, but it is their job to know there is a pattern to this particular addictive disorder they are profiteering from.

I have no idea how any medical practitioner in their right mind could consider marijuana a danger whatsoever. This also makes me seriously reconsider what kind of people make up a police force. Non-critical thinking seems counter-intuitive, yet Sheriffs are constantly spouting the same misinformation for 40 years about gateway drug and and linking it to opioid and alcohol deaths. They live in an alternate view of the world and cannot understand what marijuana is for.

#79 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-10 11:17 AM | Reply

PTSD.. because it's after the event.

#80 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-10 11:18 AM | Reply

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