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

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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