Talk:Medical marijuana

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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)

Medical Beer/Heroin

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 [1]). 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 induce 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)

Bold New Edits

Anyone with any problems, please find some backup before placing your opinion, and please don't destroy mine. Anyone with anything to say can at the very least be more convincing than a "medical beer" or "medical heroin" argument. --Geoguy91 17:51, 21 April 2008 (EDT)

Vending machine picture

I'd like to see the picture of the marijuana vending machine changed. Obviously the image is a gag because 1. All white, photoshoot background. 2. Marijuana is never that cheap. Also I think that's an older picture from some pot mag. How about this image [2] since that is actually what the marijuana vending machines do look like. It will help Conservapdeia display images releating to the the truth of a subject, rather than one's ideas or misconceptions.

Well, the point is that the image is a gag. It's meant to illustrate the absurdity of putting pot into vending machines as if it were akin to soda or candy. Jinx McHue 15:57, 5 October 2009 (EDT)

I agree, the image makes one point of view look obviously "appropriate." Clearly not the way to present such a serious issue, this is about people's health, and a conflicts of the law. Doesn't it hurt the integrity of the information if one side is given such clear preference? Why not show an actual marijuana vending machine, and leave Bob Marley's association with Rastafarianism for Bob's Conservipedia page? Or skip the vending machine all together. Here's some pictures of medical marijuana patients who get their grass from the federal government. Or maybe just a pot leaf and cross? Or better yet, pot leaf, cross and question mark! Here are some images that relate a bit more. [3] Tin of marijuana joints grown with taxdollars. [4] Federal Medical Patient George McMahon [5] Federal Medical Patient Irv Rosenfeld [6] Typical logo, maybe add a question mark in MS paint or something?

Sorry, I cited a link then the ref seemed to crash even though I can still see the site. I need to run to work, but I didn't mean to cause difficulties and I'll try to fix it this evening.