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As Americans consider making marijuana a legal drug, it would be wise to remember the choices that fueled the devastating opioid epidemic. Decades ago, many of the same people pressing for marijuana legalization argued that the risks of opioid addiction could be easily managed.
Am I getting out of touch? Except for two non-fiction books, Alex Berenson writes spy novels. Pot is really out of his genre, as well as his grip on reality.
A fossil shows up on the pages of the New York Times
Friends and family were informed of his death only yesterday — four days after they told police Basha was missing and six days after his body was found in Yau Ma Tei, a minute walk from his flat in Jordan.
So we end up with a familiar scene. Columbia University has been the stomping ground for quack psychiatrists such as Dr Robert DuPont, and his trusty sidekick Kevin Sabet. The caliber of the propaganda certainly sounds as if it came from Kevin, so a connection may exist.
Prohibition is the only causal connection. Reefer Mad Gossip only prevents citizens from getting medicinal relief and a less inebriating harmful way to relax and reduce stress. Get the fuck over it Raspberry! Origin and History BC opium poppies Mesopotamia , morphine and codeine were isolated from opium Heroin was synthesized from morphine commercially. Archaeological finds from another pre-Columbian people known as the Mound Builders, who lived in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River regions of North America between BCE and the 16th century, show evidence of the cannabis plant being used for textiles, as medicine and in rituals.
Endocannabinoid System The endocannabinoid system could be extremely important in preventing, managing, or even treating certain chronic conditions.
The Hong Kong Police themselves are corrupt, you know sometimes after the Cannabis raids when they take the confiscated Cannabis back to the Police Station, they help themselves to some of it.
Unfortunately, the NYT has been the long-time home of drug prohibitionism, dating all the way back to the beginning of the last century: The late Abe Rosenthal, the Executive Editor of the NYT from to penned many of the Times articles excoriating cannabis over the decades prior to his demise, is no doubt smiling in Hell. To give a hint to the depth of journalistic prostitution the Times was willing to stoop, one need only view the phone conversation between Rosenthal and then-Drug Czar Berry McCaffrey, who unbeknownst to Rosenthal, recorded the call.
Notice also the willingness to be an accessory to de facto social engineering of the public to further government aims and policies, i. This pattern of traditional media enabling, aiding and abetting of government policies regarding illicit substances is but a small part of that corrosive collusion like that which led to newsreaders cheerleading government propaganda to gin up support for the Middle Eastern Wars that is the hallmark of traditional media outlets, and is largely why I get my news from alternative media sources, and have since Caffeine, a popular but legal recreational street drug, has been discovered to have both mental and physical therapeutic benefits.
In addition, new research suggests that the A1R-D1R heteromer, which modulates the excitability of the spinal motoneuron, could be targeted by A1R antagonists to therapeutic effect in spinal cord injury. These products are subject to the same authorities and requirements as FDA-regulated products containing any other substance. The U. This video on the use of Rick Simpson Oil combined with chemotherapy for Stage IV pancreatic cancer is pretty awesome. Meiri has lab equipment that allows him to identify cannabinoids and terpenes and he uses his lab to study the 36 available cannabis flowers prescribed by doctors in Israel.
In at least one case this is in vitro, i. He also found that sometimes the acidic form worked against the cancer and the decarboxylated version did not, and visa versa. Cannabis and cancer is an extremely complex subject. The odds that any individual patient gets matched with the best cannabis genetics is totally random at this point. Success stories are dependent on luck. However, with a really, really well-stocked dispensary patients have more options and a better chance to find the right chemovar s.
He studied a chemovar known to help with epileptic seizures that suddenly stopped working. He found that clones from the same mother plant, planted at the same time and conditions at different locations produced radically different cannabinoid and terpene profiles.
In addition, concurrent use of opioids and sedative-hypnotics is a risk factor for opioid overdose or addiction. And it gets worse. Whereas marijuana can have an anti-cancer effect, and results in cancer cell apoptosis in vitro: Cigarette smoking may contribute to worse outcomes in bladder cancer patients.
However, Berenson does give credit to his wife for her inspiration to write the book:. Jacqueline Berenson. Her understanding of the issue led me down the path to this book. Using post hoc arguments he shows marijuana causes people to become violent—citing the most discredited pot propaganda in existence. The violence he associates with schizophrenics and the mentally ill who smoke marijuana, and who afterwards commit violent, horrible crimes, such as mass murder. Other cannabis violence he attributes to dealer ripoffs in black market transactions.
None of it proves a direct, organic link exists between marijuana and violence, but by listing many dubious connections, he infers it. Berenson takes quotes from prosecutors and police officers. He adopts every myth that comes along that supports his thesis, for instance, he talks about increases in cannabis purity resulting in a more dangerous product.
One of the researchers Berenson discusses includes Robin Murray, a Scottish psychiatrist who set out with others to prove marijuana causes violence. Here Alex quotes Dr Nora Volkow in his defense:. The opioid crisis has also deflected attention from the new [marijuana] research.
For health and law enforcement agencies, the effects of rising marijuana use are a slow-motion problem. The 70, annual drug overdose deaths are an immediate emergency. Loughner was mentally ill and had frequently smoked. But when a commentator named David Frum raised the potential link, he was roundly mocked.
Everybody knows Reefer Madness is a joke. Cops just want excuses to put black people in jail. And everybody knows marijuana should be legal. Yet Mexico itself criminalized marijuana seventeen years before the United States, in , after Mexican lawmakers became convinced the drug caused mental illness and violence.
Were those lawmakers motivated by anti-Hispanic prejudice too? Advocates for legalization have been too busy mocking Anslinger to wonder if he might be right. He and his wife exhibit enough madness to fulfill the needs of every prohibitionist on the planet.
After a few months of this contradictory strain I dropped out of school for almost a year to immerse myself in Black ghetto life, which I approached from a stupid romantic beatnik viewpoint which held that there was where people really lived and fulfilled themselves.
There is no link between psychosis and cannabis. Why in just the last year alone I killed three house flies and two Redwood spiders. The horror…. Good write-up by Murray, who appears to be honest about his topic. His information indicates anyone with schizophrenia is likely to have an adverse reaction to marijuana, or any other psychotropic substance, as their brains are likely to process the chemicals differently.
The effect can be tested and the numbers determined by research. Psychosis remains little understood, but progress is being made every day. Recently, today in fact, Robert Yolken, M.
They found that people with schizophrenia were 1. Obviously, no one could know of the mono link at the time. It feeds the ECS that intern deals with the symptom. He was under the impression it was bad and increased symptoms. I ask him why some patients find relief and if it might be the various strains.
That Indica may prove better than Sativa and without a menu of choices many in outlawed states have to use what is available. It is also a rather new phenomina since nothing I know of has been said in 12, years of use. Before prohibition made it worthy of inclusion.
Drugwar Lies Linked to Schizophrenia https: It is also a rather new phenomena since nothing I know of has been said in 12, years of use.
Facebook is addictive in the same way former Drug Czar Bill Bennett is addicted to gambling. The researchers then had the participants do the Iowa Gambling Task, a common exercise used by psychologists to measure decision-making. To successfully complete the task, users identify outcome patterns in decks of cards to choose the best possible deck. Meshi and his colleagues found that by the end of the gambling task, the worse people performed by choosing from bad decks, the more excessive their social media use.
The better they did in the task, the less their social media use. This result is complementary to results with substance abusers. People who abuse opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, among others — have similar outcomes on the Iowa Gambling Task, thus showing the same deficiency in decision-making. We need to better understand this drive so we can determine if excessive social media use should be considered an addiction. MSU Public Release: Journal of Behavior Addictions: Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task pdf.
A deficiency in decision making certainly fits with what we know about Bill Bennett. A member of the National Academy of Sciences committee that crafted a comprehensive marijuana report is taking issue with the way author Alex Berenson characterized its findings in his new book and related media appearances.
Ziva Cooper zivacooper Jan 9 https: Tell Your Children https: However, even IF we did assume that cannabis is an independent cause of psychosis, then it so rarely does that you would have to stop thousands from using it to prevent just one case But there is no reason we should give Berenson the benefit of the doubt when he cherry picks and manipulates data.
Our society has been deeply damaged by pot fearmongerers like Berenson, from the impacts on criminal justice to the delayed FDA-approved therapies that can clearly help people to just regular folks being denied a safe buzz from pot. I believe that legalization is the only sensible way to treat pot, but how exactly we legalize and regulate is a complicated question.
We need people to be critical about our policy decisions, and we need scientists to keep studying what happens when we smoke pot and if they keep looking, they will likely keep finding new benefits.
Based on mouse studies, the new discovery points to inherent brain defects rather than cannabis as an initiator of psychoses:. The results of this study suggest a potentially major—and previously unrecognized—role for the cerebellum in the creation and control of reward and social preference behaviors. Although there is much left to explore, the identification of this direct neural pathway may help explain the role of this circuit in disorders that involve reward-related and social-processing systems, such as addiction, autism, and schizophrenia, and may point to future targets for intervention and symptom management.
In future studies, the researchers plan to test whether the cerebellum-VTA pathway can be manipulated, using drugs or optogenetics, to treat addiction and prevent relapse after treatment. New findings reveal surprising role of the cerebellum in reward and social behaviors: NIH-funded study sheds new light on brain circuits related to affective and social dysfunction.
Carta, I. Cerebellar modulation of the reward circuitry and social behavior. At the very least, provides a means of understanding the reward systems that help maintain the behaviors we see in patients.
Unlike cannabis studies, which continue to only find weak correlations, this has implications for treatment. More Evidence: Cannabidiol-induced apoptosis is mediated by activation of Noxa in human colorectal cancer cells https: Analysis of Safety and Efficacy https: Getting High With Grandma: My Dream Come True https: Author Alex Berenson lists the names of the medical and science professionals he conferred with to write his book.
So I did. Below are the results. He cites people whose research in most cases is old, inconclusive, irrelevant, or presumptuous. Alex Berenson: Cannabis and schizophrenia. A longitudinal study of Swedish conscripts , shows correlation but not cause for psychosis.
Research is needed to understand the mechanisms by which cannabis causes psychosis. Jacob Ballon , researcher, says cannabis psychosis may be due to a genetically altered CB1 receptor, Schizophrenia and cannabis: This variation has also been seen in people with the amotivational syndrome due to marijuana but not with psychosis due to amphetamine speed, etc. However, this genetic variation is merely an association and not yet determined to actually be a testable risk factor for schizophrenia.
The role of cannabinoids will be the subject of much further research over the upcoming years. Sagnik Bhattacharyya , researcher, Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis , referring to CBD. Marta Di Forti , cannabis potency fear mongerer, Marta di Forti explains her research into recreational cannabis use.
Amir Englund , researcher, pot potency fears, Cannabis: Seena Fazel , researcher, Substance abuse as a risk factor for violence in mental illness: Wayne Hall , Prof.
UNWS Sydney, claims marijuana is as addictive as heroin. Julie Gazmararian , Implications of prescription drug monitoring and medical cannabis legislation on opioid overdose mortality.
Robert Heinssen , researcher who promotes idea of cannabis psychosis links, Scientists are learning to predict psychosis years in advance—and possibly prevent it. Shelaigh Hodgins , clinical psychologist.
This was achieved by using national records documenting criminal acts, health care, employment, and poverty levels. John Huffman , Clemson Univ.
James Kirkbride , Univ. England and Wales calculations. A Systematic Meta-analysis , concluded that a correlation exists due to some incidences of early onset of cannabis smoking and later psychosis. Bernard Le Foll , addiction researcher and pot fear monger, Toronto, says marijuana is clearly addictive for 5 percent of all users: Is marijuana dangerous?
Should it be legal? Valentina Lorenzetti , marijuana researcher , Australian Catholic University School of Psychology; her research produced inconclusive results.
What Are The Differences? What Is The Overlap? David Nutt for not conclusively blaming marijuana for psychoses. A Systematic Meta-analysis.
Mark Olfson , psychiatrist, gateway theorist: A systematic review. Russell Russo , top orthopedic surgeon in New Orleans. He offers … Smoking synthetic marijuana leads to self-mutilation requiring bilateral amputations.
The association of cannabis use on inpatient psychiatric hospital outcomes. This study is the first to quantify this observation and highlights the need for future clinical decision-making tools that would ideally correlate cannabis use with the degree of potential need for expensive and scarce mental health resources, such as psychiatric hospitalization. Phil Silva , New Zealand, founder of the world-famous Dunedin study. Scott A. Psychiatric and medical management of marijuana intoxication in the emergency department.
Christian Thurstone, MD: Free Press. site Edition. The prohibs count upon the general ignorance of the public regarding scientific research on cannabis, knowing that few of the public have the time or inclination to fully research the sources the prohibs claim as vindicating their positions. And so, they often engage in editorial sleight-of-hand, claiming studies proven inaccurate like the Zhang study by later ones like the Tashkin study as being valid, knowingly and with intent to deceive.
Sep 12, Tax paid Power trippin Ganja superstitious DA Persecuting legal Hemp farmers because he never learned about pollination. Facts not propaganda. Facts about Colorado.
Facts about health. Facts about black market. A federal judge denied a request from the U. Most U. Perhaps better than an apology, Mr. Biden might want to call for holding those people accountable who lied to not only him, but to Congress and American citizens.
Meanwhile, the CSA law that allows so-called experts to lie about drugs still exists. Prohibs are loving the book. Pot is not a cure-all medicine — I told the truth and the backlash has been incredible. Starting at 3: Tell your children?
As had been noted here for a very long time, as the political support for prohibition wanes thanks to demographics, the more demonstrably irrational the prohibs will become. Like I said, clueless. Sad to see putative adults behave in such a fashion, but there it is, for all the world to see. I emailed Alex Berenson telling him how stupid and naive he is.
I literally told him when it comes to serious illness like cancer, diabetes, obesity and etc. Many people use Cannabis Oil for serious healing or even the cure effect.
From a medical point of view, smoking cannabis hemp has limited medical value when compared to ingesting the oil. Smoking pot can often have an effect on blood sugar levels for those with diabetes and it can also help reduce ocular pressure for people who suffer with glaucoma. Even simply smoking a good indica strain does tend to make a person relax, which in itself can be quite beneficial. Smoking pot can help reduce the symptoms of many conditions such as MS and is often very beneficial to those with spasmodic conditions.
There is no shortage of evidence which clearly shows that even smoking hemp can do much to help the well-being of countless people worldwide. But, from my point of view, why just reduce the symptoms when a cure or much better control for the problem may be possible if the medicine is taken properly in the form of an oil? There is little comparison between smoking hemp and ingesting hemp oil. Smoking is the least effective method of using hemp as a medicine. The healing power of hemp is magnified many times when the concentrated essential oil of the hemp plant is produced.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alex Berenson. The Edgars Mystery Writers of America. Archived from the original on Retrieved 12 September Archived from the original on 4 October Retrieved Archived from the original on 1 February The wave toward legalization ignores the serious health risks of marijuana.
Bachelor Degree History and Economics. Yale University Spy fiction. Edgar Award . The Faithful Spy.DdC January 9, at 4: January 26, at 8: You can use these HTML tags. January 29, at 9: And everybody knows marijuana should be legal. After completing this task, and secretly killing his two fellow Al Qaeda members, he is given the task of collecting something from Canada.