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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