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Close the info gap about marijuana...so much new!,
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This review is from: The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis (Paperback)I am 66, an RN, former psych nurse, didn't think I needed to know much about marijuana. Never used it before. With 3 chronic conditions, I've always looked for safer alternatives to pharmaceuticals. This book is eye-opening abt the twisted history of prohibition and the latest scientific research that can make life so much easier for those with autoimmune and neurological disorders, acute & chronic. The stigma that has been perpetuated by politicians, law enforcers - esp the DEA, the government are so easily refuted by science. Science continues to be hidden, but it is exploding.
Many people associate it with counter culture. It holds so much more promise beyond that. I am angry that I am this old and am in the field of medicine but only now am finding this information. I think of so many people who could have relief and better health. I am furious at the political machinations that have kept the truth from the public and apparently the president and people who make drug laws. There needs to be a paradigm shift where science reigns. Older people in particular have the most to benefit from its use because they are usually the ones with several chronic diseases and pain. I think AARP needs to make the information known to their members.
If you are a parent, you need to read this book to keep up and inform your kids, rather than having a knee jerk reaction. I've told my kids I wish I'd had this info when they were young. It is important to get perspective when our society is steeped in alcohol use that causes diseases and kills. All proceeds of the book go toward medical cannabis research.
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Initial post: Aug 17, 2012 11:51:25 AM PDT
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J.-X Li says:
Read "Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure". That is a very informative book about how the whole drug problem was promoted by Nixon administration since late 1960s. The late NIMH/NIH director, a psychistrist and expert on drug abuse, said that the pot use by kids should be treated like giving a parking ticket, no big deal. And he was fired the second day by Nixon, simply becasue he told the truth.
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