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California Scientists Say Marijuana Compound Cures Cancer
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Its thoughts like that that keep cannabis illegal and out of the medical field! Are you telling me you'd rather take a pill where the warning label on the back says something like.... Side Effects Include : nausea, vomiting, anxiety, paranoia, blood clotting, seizures, and/or risk of heart failure. ??? Just look at the back of your common aspirin bottle and then ask yourself "Would I rather have a headache or even one of those side effects?" and I bet you'll be more than happy with your headache from now on. We put enough "advanced technology" into our bodies on a daily basis, I think. Do you work for a pharmaceutical company? I ask because it's completely shocking for me to hear that people would turn down natural health care alternatives in favor of the little red pill....
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moonwraith13 wrote:

Its thoughts like that that keep cannabis illegal and out of the medical field! Are you telling me you'd rather take a pill where the warning label on the back says something like.... Side Effects Include : nausea, vomiting, anxiety, paranoia, blood clotting, seizures, and/or risk of heart failure. ??? Just look at the back of your common aspirin bottle and then ask yourself "Would I rather have a headache or even one of those side effects?" and I bet you'll be more than happy with your headache from now on. We put enough "advanced technology" into our bodies on a daily basis, I think. Do you work for a pharmaceutical company? I ask because it's completely shocking for me to hear that people would turn down natural health care alternatives in favor of the little red pill....


The long list of side effects is there because that pill has undergone clinical trials. This is why we know a drug is effective - because clinical trials have compared the effectiveness of a medicine by comparing it against a placebo. They KNOW the treatment is effective because people who are treated are more likely to survive than people who receive the "fake" treatment. Even more important, they KNOW what the dangers are.

Your natural health care "alternatives" have NOT undergone clinical trials. They don't have a long list of side effects because the people selling them to you aren't regulated and don't have to look for them. When science does the job for them (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_herbs_with_known_adverse_effects), they sometimes find that not only are the treatments useless, but they can cause real harm too.

So until your natural health care alternatives go through clinical trials, I'm not touching them with a 39 and a half foot pole.

This is why I actually SUPPORT medicinal marijuana. Because clinical trials show that it is actually effective for therapeutic treatments. I don't support it because it is "natural". I support it because it is effective.

And don't be roped into thinking that "natural" means safe. The Destroying Angel is a 100% natural mushroom. But it is most certainly not safe.
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It's literally been over a half a year, plus 2 months since this was last posted in. Feel free to recreate if you so desire. Closed due to inactivity.
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