Your article is extremely biased, medical marijuana shows great promise for such ailments such as cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, MS, even alzheimer's as well as other ailments. Of course it is not a cure, but offers treatment and relief. When the patient does use medical marijuana for their ailment they do not feel an euphoria, just like when you take pain medicine when you really need it. Of course people are going to abuse the system but that is not a reason to criminalize an alternative medicine for those who really need it. Do you really want the government to make your health and medicinal choices for you, that should be between you and your doctor.
- I don't know much about this topic. But if you have some good sources, why not read up on it and improve the article? User:PheasantHunter/FullSig 01:38, 26 July 2007 (EDT)
Other than the fact that there is no citation for such a ridiculous claim, there are actually many chemotherapeutic drugs that contain ethanol to combat certain cancer cells, mainly hepatic cell carcinoma (see "this). Along those lines, THC has been used in chemo/radiation patients to ease nausea and vomiting (it is a relatively effective anti-emetic, in my medical experience with chemo patients), and also to induced hunger in starving patients who have lost any taste for food. The addiction potential for marijuana, as well as the "gateway drug" title is greatly refuted as well. I'm not editing this article for fear of banning or reversion, but this is just food for thought. I'm not an advocate of de-criminalization, but the medical uses of THC should not be downplayed.
As far as heroin goes, heroin was first synthesized in Germany -- heroin is the German word for hero -- as a cure for morphine addiction. Of course, it was found that heroin has a much higher addiction potential, but the concept is still being used today (see methadone). I don't see how "medical gambling" is even a comparison. These are drugs that do have beneficial medical uses, regardless of the stigma. LautRN 10:58, 2 April 2008 (EDT)