More on Marijuana: Dr. Cousens’ Response to Questions on Emerging Cannabis Research

While marijuana may have many palliative qualities, the psychoactive species have some serious downsides. These are well outlined in the 800-page book titled Marijuana Syndromes by John Mini. His research validates what I have observed since the ‘60’s. As he points out, “Marijuana’s side effects increase over time” and are cumulative. He has clinically observed that “marijuana’s effects can have a drying and toxic quality. They tend to take a general progression from the lungs to the digestion and immune systems, then to the blood, heart and circulatory system, then on to the liver and nervous systems and finally to the sexual, endocrine systems and brain over time.” […]

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Marijuana Is Not Medicine – Part Three – Politics Of Pot

There seems to be one final issue that could benefit from clarification regarding the use of marijuana. This blog will address the political aspects of marijuana, drugs in general, and their legalization.  Ultimately, the position of my last two blogs is not political, although it may be perceived this way from a low and limited perspective. My critique is scientific and spiritual.  For spiritual reasons, I do not support the use of marijuana, as it is a physical, social, mental, and spiritual toxin and functions as a nummarijuana, medical marijuana, marijuana consequences, marijuana spiritual, marijuana is not medicine, cannabis, marijuana […]

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Marijuana Is Not Medicine – Part Two

I am glad that my article has spawned so much interesting debate. I did not directly cite research in my original article, as it was a general condensation of studies that are readily available with a little research.  There are literally thousands of scholarly studies available describing marijuana’s negative effects.  Since there has been such an outcry, I have posted some of these below, including my own research on THC as a hypnotic. I was initially interested in researching the potential benefits of marijuana use in cases of insomnia. Despite a promising hypothesis that marijuana could be beneficial in certain […]

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Marijuana Is Not Medicine

Marijuana is currently a hot topic in the media.  Several states, including my home state of Arizona, will be voting on this issue in November.  I for one am opposed to the decriminalization of marijuana and its use for “medical” purposes for a number of reasons, physical, social, and spiritual. In 1973 I published a paper in Psychopharacologia entitled “THC as an Hypnotic”.  This was a double blind hospital study showing that THC could be used successfully as a hypnotic in cases of insomnia.  It is clear in retrospect, that I was showing THC in marijuana as an element that […]

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