Friday, June 26, 2009

Medical Marijuana, Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Phil Leveque
Lukewarm Favorable to Medical Marijuana?

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - I have already saluted Mr. Cooper for having the chutzpah to talk/educate the public about medical marijuana on CNN. It seems most commentators are afraid to catch REEFER MADNESS. The recent CNN series on medical marijuana helps to propel the subject out of the closet.

Dr. Gupta gave a very favorable report. He is definitely a bright young neurosurgeon. His ancestral homeland is/was the site of the first medical/scientific studies on medical marijuana.

He was damning with faint praise the extraordinary uses and benefits of marijuana. He did say it was effective for pain stimulating appetite, enhancing mood and anti-nauseant, effective for neuropathic pain and multiple sclerosis (MS). This is only the shortest of short lists and it looks as if he had crib notes for his talk.

There are at least 100 physicians taking active care of some 300,000 marijuana patients. Any one of them could have presented a greater list of the almost 200 medical conditions for which medical marijuana is effective.

It is also more effective and safer than the standard medications. And safer than MARINOL (pure synthetic THC), it also has fewer adverse side effects with minimal addiction liability and has never caused a death in 5,000+ years of use.

It is the ultra-safe medicine.

I am very pleased to comment that it appears that Mr. Cooper and Dr. Gupta are both lukewarm, out of the closet, advocates for medical marijuana.


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