Medpot Minstrel: Hydroponics Medical Marijuana

Sunday, November 30, 2008

One of the most important medpot developments of the year, aside from the election of Barack Obama, was the position paper issued by the American College of Physicians. Copied off a New Zealand medpot website, here is the gist of this milestone:

American College of Physicians Speaks Out for Medical Marijuana In January 2008, the American College of Physicians (ACP) — the largest medical specialty organization and the second largest physician group in the United States, representing over 124,000 members — released a landmark position paper calling for legal protection for medical marijuana patients, reconsideration of marijuana’s federal classification as a Schedule I drug (banned for medical use), and expanded research.
clipped from medpot.co.nz

Entitled “Supporting Research into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana,” the paper cites extensive evidence for the clinical safety and efficacy marijuana and its active components, called cannabinoids. ACP is one of the world’s most prestigious medical societies and publishes Annals of Internal Medicine, the most widely cited medical specialty journal in the world. ACP joins the Institute of Medicine, American Public Health Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Nurses Association, American Academy of HIV Medicine, and dozens of other medical and health organizations that support medical marijuana access. Key excerpts from the report are below.

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posted by Wes @ 1:13 AM

3 Comments:

At 8:27 AM, Blogger growerman said...

That's definitely some good news, but don't look to Obama for any legalization. At last score he was siding against decriminalizing marijuana.

Of course he's changed his story on that and other things pretty often so it's hard to be sure, but the last time anyone asked he raised his hand in favor of keeping pot illegal.

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Wes said...

The difference between Obama and the dunces on the right are that he is an intellectual who listens to reason. When the medpot community points out to him the advantages of legalizing medicinal marijuana, I am sure he will listen and act accordingly. Not to mention the fact that it was California progressives who passed the referendum of 1996!

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger growerman said...

Well you're welcome to your faith, but that's what it is: faith.

There's nothing to actually back it up. He's on public record on both sides of almost every issue he's ever spoken on. For the war, against the war, for legalization, against legalization - often changing stance in a matter of days or even hours.

He's a politician. None of them are stupid, and none of them are forthcoming.

The only faith I have in politicians is that they'll do what's in their own best interest. In that capacity I have more faith in Obama than most.

 

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