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Hayden medical marijuana user says Aurora case could hurt others

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Hayden's Don Nord protecting his rights

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Don Nord, who is an advocate for the medical use of marijuana in Colorado, is upset an Aurora man said he needed to grow 71 marijuana plants in his home for medical use. Nord said he doesn't understand why anyone would need to grow that many plants for personal use.

— Don Nord grew and harvested three marijuana plants last fall to help ease the pain brought on by the numerous medical conditions from which he suffers.

Nord has been an active medical marijuana proponent for many years, but he's disappointed with the legal defense of Aurora man Kevin Dickes, 38, who was arrested April 27 after police said they seized 71 marijuana plants from his home. Dickes, a former Marine, is now challenging the state's medical marijuana law, specifically as it relates to how many plants a patient can cultivate.

Nord, who suffers from ongoing complications from kidney cancer, prostrate operations, foot ailments and other medical conditions that require him to use supplemental oxygen to help him breathe, said Dickes' appeal could harm the medical marijuana movement.

"The thing is, 71 plants is a little bit overboard, and he's hurting everybody else who is obeying the law," Nord said. "If I'd have six plants going, I'd have my quota for the year."

A dozen states allow medical marijuana use for chronically ill patients. Under Colorado's medical marijuana law, approved by voters in 2000, patients under a doctor's care who get a medical marijuana card may legally possess up to 2 ounces of pot or six plants.

However, two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal government's authority to prosecute medical marijuana uses regardless of state laws.

Dickes, who faces up to six years in prison if convicted of marijuana cultivation, says marijuana helps ease the pain in his right leg - the result of a grenade injury suffered in 1991 while serving in Kuwait.

His lawyer, Robert Corry Jr., argues there is no limit to the number of plants a person may cultivate for use as long as they are "medically necessary."

Nord's not buying it.

"Don't come in and start messing around and ruining things for everybody else," said Nord, who has been smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes for more than two decades and has a state permit to legally grow pot in his Hayden home.

"I have the law right here - six plants, three in budding stage and three in vegetation," he said Monday. "What's he going to challenge? He's not going to change the law. When someone goes overboard with the state medical marijuana law, the state Legislature can just decide to overturn it."

Mason Tvert, executive director of the Colorado-based nonprofit group Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation, said any law that prevents sick people from using medical marijuana is "insane."

"I think if the person is using marijuana for solely medical reasons, then it shouldn't matter how much he has," Tvert said.

In Nord's upstairs bedroom, three marijuana plants are growing among an array of grow lights, pots and Miracle-Gro. Because of his ailments and time spent in and out of the hospital, Nord said he was unable to cultivate enough marijuana to supply him through the summer.

"I'm going to be without (marijuana) for a few months as these grow," he said. "But the law seems to be doing OK for me. I don't care if (Dickes) was in Desert Storm. He has no right to grow 71 plants. If he has the license, then he needs to obey the rules."

According to the state, Dickes is one of about 1,300 holders of medical marijuana cards in Colorado.

"Eventually, if we all did this, we are going to ruin our chances for a medical marijuana license," Nord said. "People will think it's all just a joke and an excuse to get high."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments

JQPUBLIC 7 years, 2 months ago

What a joke... the stupidest thing I ever heard of is to allow the voters to put something (anything) on a ballot that is against federal law. All these ancient hippies want to do is stay as bombed the last half of their lives as they did during the first half (only legally). You wanna be legal potheads... get your reps to change federal law! No one knows who you are sharing your "medicine" with and all you have to do is grow more. I still cannot believe there are legitimate MD's out there prescribing smoke for someone on oxygen. As for the mouth that said "if the person is using marijuana for solely medical reasons, then it shouldn't matter how much he has"... just look at the last two words of his organization, "For Enjoyable Recreation"... is he trying to legalize dealers? How much of a productive life can you actually have when you are constantly in a drug induced stupor, ahhh I forgot, it started as just a way to get high but now it makes life worth living as a medication. It's just like the alcoholics, if you don't sober up, you don't feel the pain (real or imaginary) of life, so let's legalize pot... we need another way to turn more people into unproductive societal leeches.

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cheesehead 7 years, 2 months ago

I don't understand why weed is still a schedule one substance. Let doctors write a script and have patients obtain it the normal way. That would put an end to this plant growing issue. If doctors can prescribe opiates, cocaine and methamphetamine for ailments, marijuana should also be available.

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whyquestion 7 years, 2 months ago

are people who use WEED driving cars ,don't these partakers have a slower reaction time when confronted with an emergency????scary!!!!!!!watch out sober drivers!!!!!!didn't the british conquer CHINA by making opium available to their people?????how much longer will the USA last if the citizens continue on the legal and illegal drug path????the USA opened up the opium trade in affganistan again????who is making the bucks off that fiasco???? OSBL still at large!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 2 months ago

JQ- Changing things state by state is the best way to change Federal law, isn't it? That's how it works to change or accept federal amendments to the U.S. Constitution: a certain majority or states must ratify the amendment.

According to this: www.usconstitution.net/constam.html

the state method has never been used. Hell, we should do this more often. It might help get rid of idiotic gridlock and pork spending.

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dave reynolds 7 years, 2 months ago

Holy PASS THE HOUCKA..71 plants he must be in serious pain.LMFAO..wait I need some weed from laughing so hard what an OZ going for..Nord smoking DOPE FOR 20 YEARS..HECK apperently its a miracle drug..OPPS years ago and now it helps you ease pain mental or other wise..tell the truth you do not want to get BUSTED for smoking DOPE and ..yes I will say it SELLING IT TOO

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nikobesti 7 years, 2 months ago

JQ: I beg to differ. We will see decriminalization of marijuana in our lifetime, and that's due to public opinion and "chipping away" at marijuana laws, both are which are realized through state and local legislation. I put chipping away in quotes because you're right-they're not affecting federal law. But you cannot maintain that passing those bills does not affect enforcement. Cops will let you go with under an oz of weed in Denver because 1) law enforcement is realizing dope smokers are not a problem and their resources are better spend elsewhere, such as on meth and 2) there is state and local direction not to enforce federal law. You honestly can't maintain that the majority of western states passing medical marijuana and marijuana decriminalization laws in the last 10 years hasn't affected enforcement of federal laws.

As for the dumb stereotypes about leading a "productive life," I say you have your blinders on. LOTS OF PEOPLE smoke weed, my man. Successful lawyers, doctors, athletes, literally every profession. You don't have to be a loser when smoking pot. whyquestion: is it unthinkable that driving under the influence could cover marijuana as well? You cannot seriously make a case against pot being illegal when alcohol is legal. As far as the argument about an "unproductive society," give me a break. As I said above, there is no correlation between being unproductive and smoking pot. Quit telling other people how to live their lives when it doesn't affect you. You are no different than liberals telling people to quit eating meat and start driving hybrids.

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 2 months ago

JQ- This is true, but the Dems aren't the only spending pork. It comes from all parties.

SBVor- So...should potheads spend every waking hour on their computer as you do to become uber-posters? Yeah...so much better than sparking up a bowl. At least with pot, you get the munchies. With blogging...all you get is made fun of.

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COmidnightrider 7 years, 2 months ago

GUESS the government WINS, since medical marijuana patients themselves continue to vocalize personal opinion as an authority, remaining in direct opposition. If each one of those 71 plants only provides 1/2 ounce of medicine when finished, and a patient average need is 7-9 grams per day, with plant cycles averaging numerous months, it may barely cover medical necessity.

Medical necessity is a REALITY. There are vaporizers and SMOKING is NOT mandatory, with numerous other therapys in place including budders, baked goods, tinctures, hash medicine, etc. As I personally have travelled the state in the past couple years, helping legal patients and caregivers, it is abundantly clear, PATIENTS NEED MEDICINE DAILY.

There is a formula whereby a patient needing a pound of cannabudder a week for medicated baking purposes must have a total of 30 plants in order to maintain this perpetual ability to medicate.

CITIZENS don't be dragged into the lies of a failed DRUG WAR. Patients in this state are helped considerably each and every day to have a better quality of life, away from the oxycodins, and narcotics and other prescription drugs which have previously robbed these persons ability to function daily. For numerous reasons, legal patients are unable to grow their own medicine. Others must pick up the slack, as the $1,400. marinol, is no longer being paid by the government, and, as patients report, wasn't a reasonable alternative anyways.

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JQPUBLIC 7 years, 2 months ago

niko... you have a lot of b**ls to say "Quit telling other people how to live their lives when it doesn't affect you"... isn't that what you are doing to me because I voiced my opinion? If my opinion affects your life, then you are a mess.

COmidnight... that's the way to go, bake with it, you can get high while satisfying the munchies.

kielbasa... I don't believe there is a way to stop the pork spending, look at all the crap the dems added to the war funding bill. I'd love to see the feds be held to one item per bill, it'll never happen.

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Dukebets 7 years, 2 months ago

JQ - It's hard to believe that you have the gall to bash a political party in your post. Actually, it is believable, because you tend to run your mouth all over OC about your personal beliefs. I bet that if you are a Catholic, you would have problems with Methodists or vice versa. Because that's how you roll. If you don't agree, it's just plain wrong. If you were more intelligent that might be the case, but we all know that's not true. Don Nord and his dope smoking habits, or anyone else who smokes dopes, really has no effect on our society. I can't believe I'm actually wasting time commenting on Don Nord. Who gives a SH** is the moral of my comment.

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whyquestion 7 years, 2 months ago

dukebets, why does jq comments bother you so much,are they hitting home????? thats usually when personal verbal attacks begin???? you do not want for jq to get other people THINKING!!!!!!!!!

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Matthew Stoddard 7 years, 2 months ago

whyquestion- why do your comments look like you mixed a ritalin & cocaine highball before typing????

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JQPUBLIC 7 years, 2 months ago

kielbasa... I know the it's not only the dems, it's just the crap they added to the war bill made my blood boil. Politics needs a MAJOR overhaul. I'm an unaffiliated, I used to vote for the candidate that I felt would do the best job, then I grew up and realized no matter how great one candidate was, if their party didn't have control they couldn't do a damn thing. Right now the only thing that scares me is that one of the announced candidates running for president might actually make it.

dukebets... my personal beliefs is what I know best, whose belief's should I be stating? Sounds like you don't like what I have to say, that is your personal belief and I don't begrudge you your right to voice it. Maybe I'm not as intelligent as you but I live in the USA and have the right to voice my opinion whether you like it or not.... save yourself the aggravation and just skip over my posts, it is my personal belief that you don't have to read them.

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Dukebets 7 years, 2 months ago

whyquestion - kielbasa hit the nail on the head with that last comment. You had approximately 20 grammatical errors in your last statement. That's almost one per word. Back off the comments if you don't comprehend the finer points of simple English.

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Dukebets 7 years, 2 months ago

JQ - You are truly a rocket scientist. You figured out that one of the announced candidates might actually be the next president. And, personal beliefs do not spell out right or wrong.

Bashing the Dems is still too funny for me. Let me guess, you voted for Bush. Probably not only once, but twice. Good move Einstein!

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JQPUBLIC 7 years, 2 months ago

Dukebets.... there is plenty of time for candidates to come forward from all parties, they would be different choice than the candidates that have already announced their intentions ...never mind...it's not worth it.

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fish 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes, kingsride but you don't have the count for the past usernames that sbvor has posted under and been banned.

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fish 7 years, 2 months ago

Didn't mean to make you go on a rant there just wanted to state a FACT!

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kingsride 7 years, 2 months ago

Matt, Great comment about spending all the time on the computer, but I checked the score card and the results may interest you :Kielbasa 451 posts sbvor 370 posts

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

"If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law', because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." Thomas Jefferson


Nord said "I have the law right here - six plants, three in budding stage and three in vegetation," "What's he going to challenge?

Read a little further don!

amendment 20

A patient may engage in the medical use of marijuana, with no more marijuana than is medically necessary to address a debilitating medical condition.

For quantities of marijuana in excess of six plants, a patient or his or her primary care-giver may raise as an affirmative defense to charges of violation of state law that such greater amounts were medically necessary to address the patient's debilitating medical condition.


"When someone goes overboard with the state medical marijuana law, the state Legislature can just decide to overturn it."

I don't believe this is true for a constitutional amendment? Anyone, anyone?

"Nord said he was unable to cultivate enough marijuana to supply him through the summer."

Maybe it has something to do with him only growing 6 plants! Did don just make the case that even he needs a lot more than 6 plants in order to meet his own medical needs? I think dons been off his meds for 2 long!

+++ "I'm going to be without (marijuana) for a few months as these grow," he said. "But the law seems to be doing OK for me."

Truly the words of a sick sick man. What about those gravely ill people that won't live days without their meds let alone "a few months" don, come on man get it together.

"I don't care if (Dickes) was in Desert Storm. He has no right to grow 71 plants.

Where's your compassion DR. NORD?

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

4 the crazy one's, you know who you are:

August 13, 2000 The London Times

CANNABIS MAY MAKE YOU A SAFER DRIVER TAKING the high road may not be so dangerous after all. Ministers are set to be embarrassed by government-funded research which shows that driving under the influence of drugs makes motorists more cautious and has a limited impact on their risk of crashing.

October 21, 1998 The Canberra Times Drivers who use marijuana are less likely to cause road accidents than drunk drivers or even drug-free drivers, a study has found.

AND: Cannabis might even help drivers navigate better at night. Last year, scientists confirmed that the drug's active ingredients also play a role in vision. The discovery may explain numerous reports that smoking the drug increases visual sensitivity, says the Electronic Telegraph. Caribbean fishermen even claim it helps them see in the dark.

U. Of Toronto Study Shows Marijuana Not a Hazard! (3/1999) http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread986.shtml

Australia: Cannabis Crash Risk Less: Study (1998) http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n945/a08.html

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Diary Entry, August 7, 1765 "began to separate the male from the female (hemp ) plants" - George Washington

"Certainly no good reason can be assigned why the Hemp of New Zealand should not thrive with us, as that country lyes [sic] in about the same Southern lati-tude that our middle States do in the Northern. The Hemp of the East Indies grows well here (from my own experience) and I have no doubt of the 'Tea plant' suc-ceeding in So. Carolina and Georgia." LETTER FROM PRESIDENT WASHINGTON TO JOHN SINCLAIR , December 10, 1796

"Make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed and sow it everywhere." George Washington

"In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge, Francis L. Young

Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln (December 1840)

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced." - Albert Einstein

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

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Nervous: seizure and anxiety.

Urogenital: prolonged erection, priapism (see WARNINGS), and hematuria.

Special Senses: diplopia, temporary vision loss/decreased vision, ocular redness or bloodshot appearance, ocular burning, ocular swelling/pressure, increased intraocular pressure, retinal vascular disease or bleeding, vitreous detachment/traction, paramacular edema and epistaxis.

Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), a cause of decreased vision including permanent loss of vision, has been reported rarely post-marketing in temporal association with the use of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, including VIAGRA. Most, but not all, of these patients had underlying anatomic or vascular risk factors for developing NAION, including but not necessarily limited to: low cup to disc ratio ("crowded disc"), age over 50, diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia and smoking. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to the use of PDE5 inhibitors, to the patient's underlying vascular risk factors or anatomical defects, to a combination of these factors, or to other factors (see PRECAUTIONS/INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS).

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

I always select the first quote as being particularly relevant to those attempting to advance pot as a legitimate medicine.

"The most obvious behavioral abnormality displayed by someone under the influence of marijuana is difficulty in carrying on an intelligible conversation"

You must not know much about medicine then because 99% of the pain meds out there have a much higher probability of causing problems with "carrying on an intelligible conversation".

I don't think it's a relevant quote at all, I think your just being a little b*tch.

Last time I checked potheads like William f Buckley jr, Carl Sagan, ted turner, john Lennon, bill marher, al gore, George Washington, Morgan freedman, Norman mailer, mayor Bloomberg, Newt Gingrich, William Shakespeare, Robert Altman, Bill Gates, Allen Ginsberg and gW BUSH were all pretty good at "carrying on an intelligible conversation", well ok ,I guess you got me on that last one, 2 much coke?

Yeah, you pretty much want to lock-up/cage everybody. all the relevant musical artist of the last 50 years, the Whole entertainment industry and 70.7 percent of 10th-graders that in 2006 have tried marijuana. Yeah just lock-em up and throw away the key. Man I would hate to live your new world order; can you please leave us Allen Iverson?

What are you gonna listen to on the radio or watch on TV when all the potheads are rounded up and thrown in the gulag? I guess you'll still have the fox news channel, you know unfair and biased or no it's fair and balanced yeah that's the ticket.

Ok, I only have time to deconstruct part of your disinformation. I will show a few examples of your misleading tactics which should be enough to discredit all your rantings.

Your quote: "A distinctive marijuana and THC withdrawal syndrome has been identified"

Ooops, Oh no you left off the rest of the sentence. Honest mistake I'm sure, damm that cut-n=paste.

Here's the full quote. " A distinctive marijuana and THC withdrawal syndrome has been identified, but it is mild and subtle compared with the profound physical syndrome of alcohol or heroin withdrawal."

Come on DR. Sbvor say it say it, my name is DR. Sbvor and I'm an alcoholic. ahhh now don't you feel better.

The "Tolerance" quotes are meaningless!

As to all the scary quotes about not driving or operating heavy machinery, hmmm where have I seen that before? Oh yeah on just about every medicine I've ever seen including cough syrup.

Shhh sbvor don't tell the FDA about all that scary stuff. they must have missed it when they approved (after many years of FDA testing) all the THC based drugs like Marinol, drabinol, sativex, cannador, cannabigerol and all the other synthetic cannabis/THC derived medicines.

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

cont.

As to the rest of the scary stuff about dizziness and lightheadedness ECT. These are really mild compared to most all pain pills and 80% of all the other prescription drugs on the market. As a doctor you should know this stuff sbvor?

The rest of your quotes that contain so-called hard facts are littered with words like "might, perhaps, might act, likely to be, can be"- but not exactly, those are hardly hard facts.

After seeing enough of your BS I just went to the bottom of the page on your site and read the conclusion.

Conclusion: Present data on drug use progression neither support nor refute the suggestion that medical availability would increase drug abuse. However, this question is beyond the issues normally considered for medical uses of drugs, and it should not be a factor in the evaluation of the therapeutic potential of marijuana or cannabinoids.

And here's the rest of the IOM report you missed:

The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." In the Institute of Medicine's report on medical marijuana, the researchers examined the physiological risks of using marijuana and cautioned, "Marijuana is not a completely benign substance. It is a powerful drug with a variety of effects. However, except for the harms associated with smoking, the adverse effects of marijuana use are within the range of effects tolerated for other medications."

Organizations that have endorsed medical access to marijuana include: the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians; American Bar Association; American Public Health Association; American Society of Addiction Medicine; AIDS Action Council; British Medical Association; California Academy of Family Physicians; California Legislative Council for Older Americans; California Medical Association; California Nurses Association; California Pharmacists Association; California Society of Addiction Medicine; California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Colorado Nurses Association; Consumer Reports Magazine; Kaiser Permanente; Lymphoma Foundation of America; Multiple Sclerosis California Action Network; National Association of Attorneys General; National Association of People with AIDS; National Nurses Society on Addictions; New Mexico Nurses Association; New York State Nurses Association; New England Journal of Medicine; and Virginia Nurses Association.

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

cont.

How about if I eat or vaporize my medical marijuana, is that ok dr. sbvor?

For a doctor you sure aren't up to speed on the latest research.

Here are the latest studies on cannabis and cancer!

Pot Smoking Not Linked to Lung Cancer! Study Shows No Increased Risk for Even the Heaviest Marijuana Smokers By Salynn Boyles WebMD Medical News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD May 23, 2006 http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/news/20060523/pot-smoking-not-linked-to-lung-cancer

ALSO: The FDA's controversial 2006 statement opposing medical marijuana was couched in repeated references to "smoked marijuana." But new research demonstrates that all those fears of "smoked marijuana" as medicine are 100 percent obsolete.http://www.alternet.org/story/51277/

+ Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors Cannabis Compound Slows Cancer Spread in Mice, Researchers Say By Charlene Laino WebMD Medical News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MDApril 17, 2007 http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/news/20070417/marijuana-may-fight-lung-tumors

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May 31, 2000 Title: Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in 74 Author: Raymond Cushing www.alternet.org/print.html?StoryID=9257 Faculty Evaluator: Mary King M.D. Corporate media coverage: AP and UPI news wires 2/29/00

AND:

Cannabinoids Curb Brain Tumor Growth, First-Ever Patient Trial Shows July 13, 2006 - Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain: THC administration decreases recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumor growth in humans, according to the findings of the first-ever clinical trial assessing cannabinoids' anti-tumor action. http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html

Additional information on cannabinoids' anti-cancer properties is available in NORML's report, "Cannabinoids as Cancer Hope," online at: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6814

If you don't like medical marijuana you're not going to like the future!

LOVE YA, THE BIG BAD beautiful WOLF!

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BIG_BAD_WOLF 7 years, 1 month ago

Shhh DR. Sbvor, the FDA might hear you and take those CRAZY THC drugs like Marinol (that they approved after years and years of testing) off the market.

You better call em and let em know THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!

WELL-DONE CHICKEN LITTLE, THE BIG BAD WOLF STARTING TO GET THE MUNCHIES!

If marijuana causes you all those problems doc you better stay away from the Viagra as well.

My personal favorite side effect of Viagra is "sudden cardiac death".

What's yours doc? I know I know there's so many choices but remember you can only pick one!

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Skin and Appendages: urticaria, herpes simplex, pruritus, sweating, skin ulcer, contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis.

Special Senses: mydriasis, conjunctivitis, photophobia, tinnitus, eye pain, deafness, ear pain, eye hemorrhage, cataract, dry eyes.

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