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Pot No Longer Only Beneficial to the Cheez-It Industry

According to a new report in the journal Neurology, marijuana is a useful pain medication:

The study, from the University of California at San Francisco, found that smoked marijuana was effective at relieving the extreme pain of a debilitating condition known as peripheral neuropathy.

It was a study of HIV patients, but a similar type of pain caused by damage to nerves afflicts people with many other illnesses including diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Neuropathic pain is notoriously resistant to treatment with conventional pain drugs. Even powerful and addictive narcotics like morphine and OxyContin often provide little relief.

Though the news is promising, much research still needs to be done on the effectiveness of marijuana on other diseases. For example, the McConaughey Institute for Medicinal Whatnot has yet to cure shirtlessness with the drug, though they’re committed to continuing to try, no matter how long it takes.

19 Responses to “Pot No Longer Only Beneficial to the Cheez-It Industry”

  1. Dr.Kitsch
    March 2nd, 2007 06:13

    This is long known. But : Some say in the science community that the pain killers ar e substancenes in the plant but not the THC. :)

  2. Midnight Munchies
    March 2nd, 2007 06:38

    Well I could see it making pain slightly less tolerable, but I don’t think it could be better then morphine.

    The best part about marijuana (which is not really a drug IMO), is that it’s not addictive (contrary to what School boards try to lie and say that it is) and you can’t overdose on it. The only way you can die from it is if you take too much and end up passing out and end up choking on your vomit due to your unconscious state.

  3. squidelicious
    March 2nd, 2007 09:07

    ^^^ which has NEVER been reported to have happened, NOT ONCE, which is saying something comapared to all the accidental deaths and overdoses involving so many other readily available and/or establishment sanctioned substances.
    lets be real people, this is about MONEY, not the well-being of the general public.

  4. Harold Chang
    March 2nd, 2007 09:16

    Its because it comes from the earth, and we all know what comes from the earth is good for us.

  5. Greg
    March 2nd, 2007 09:37

    Poppy seeds?

  6. jut
    March 2nd, 2007 09:41

    Yes, like radon gas and hydrochloric acid. Both come from the earth, and are totally good for us. And Midnight Munchies, you’re a stoner idiot. I know plenty of kids who started on pot and ended up dead from heroin overdoses. But keep on lying to yourself.

    Here you can read about all the negative aspects of pot, which the stoners deny exist:


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    March 2nd, 2007 09:54

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  8. Professor Greentree
    March 2nd, 2007 10:19

    The only marijuana related death EVER documented was that of Bruce Lee. He supposedly smoked some hash and had an allergic reaction. I do not believe this one bit. He was known to smoke hash regularly.

    Based on studies with labrats, the average sized male would have to consume over 12 pounds of marijuana to overdose. That is IMPOSSIBLE. However, it’s not impossible to overdose on the LEGAL form of THC, Marinol.

    I find it funny that the head scientist doing the recent marijuana studies for the US government was quoted in an interview stating that marijuana’s pros far outweigh the cons. Now all of the anti-drug commercials changed drastically. They went from “weed will make you kill a little girl on her bike” to “I didn’t die, I didn’t try other drugs, we just sat on Jake’s couch.” Yeah… the reason most smoker’s stay couped up in the house all day is because they don’t wanna get arrested for a victimless crime. My bad… if you get arrested for marijuana, there is a victim. It’s you because you’re labled as a criminal, you have to pay fines, and you can possibly lose your job because of all the disinformation that was spread by the same people calling you a criminal.

    There are 5 cops that train where I study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’ve talked to all of them about their view on marijuana. They each said that have used it in the past and that they yet to come across a violent potsmoker. They even joked that the potsmokers that they did encounter were almost too nice.

    One last thing that I’d like to mention is that the FDA states that you cannot call a natural plant or herb a drug or sell it as such. Yet if you get caught with weed, you will get charged with DRUG possession.

    Even after going on that rant there, I want you all to please understand that weed is not the answer, and it’s definitely not for everyone.

  9. SMASH!!!!
    March 2nd, 2007 10:33

    uhh..bruce lee was given poisoned tea dumbass…

  10. DigitalNinja
    March 2nd, 2007 11:19

    Bruce lee died from a allergic reaction to asprin

  11. butcher99
    March 2nd, 2007 11:38

    Tell me this website is a joke? http://deep6inc.com/previewmar05.html This is evidence that weed is a killer? Someone passed out on the floor with an immature pot plant in full view along with an empty beer can. And the marijuana killed him? Someone died in 1970 from a hit and run and had 2 joints in her panties? This is a joke right?

  12. jONES
    March 2nd, 2007 12:21

    Anyone who dies from a heroin overdose was going to try heroin with or without trying pot first, and the heroin is what was addictive and what killed them.

  13. yourmomma
    March 2nd, 2007 12:26

    shirtlessness…. what the fuck.

  14. Schaggy
    March 2nd, 2007 13:37

    Gateway drug eh? So does that mean that beer is the gateway drug for every person who ever snuck one as a kid and then later died from an overdose? Does that mean the cheerios are the gatway breakfast cereal for every kid who ever ate them, snuck a beer and then later died of an OD?

    The only correlation that exists here is that pot is the first illegal step and in a democracy we, the people, are supposed to have control over our laws.

  15. marijuana breeder
    March 2nd, 2007 14:30

    Cannabis laws have to change, I don’t understand how politicians can avoid looking at all the beneficial aspects of this medicine. For crying out loud, they make up reasons to explain why marijuana is illegal (so called gateway theory).

  16. Lau
    March 2nd, 2007 14:52

    illegal because the government cannot tax it.

  17. Ian
    March 2nd, 2007 15:29

    I have it on good authority that Bruce Lee ate Pop Rocks and tuna fish and hash pancakes, and his scrotum exploded.

  18. Blair Anderson
    March 3rd, 2007 09:28

    The problem I have with this new research is that now the b’stards will tell us cannabis is too strong an powerful, worse than morphine! As morph is prescription only, so too should the herb. Of course, being so dangerous it will have to be controlled similarily and all sources, national and international rooted out.

    The USA will want to invade Morocco’s Rif Valley next.

  19. vicki
    May 4th, 2007 08:31

    well, let me tell you a little story.
    i started smoking TOBACCO when i was 12 that led to drinking beer in my late teens.dont like booze too much. when i was about 19 i tried weed. it was good. however i can out it down for months even years at a time and if anyone says they are addicted to it its a mental addiction. you dont see ppl sucking weiners or selling their asses for weed. i smoke it maybe 2-3 rimes a month if its around, if not, oh well i dont care. i stopped smoking tobacco and THAT WAS THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE!!!
    if you are going to smoke pot be careful tho. smoke it at home, i dont think you should drive and smoke weed, or smoke weed and go to work, or if your a mom, smoke it after the kids go to bed now it does make u feel dreamy but at the same time it slow responses. be a responsible smoker if youre going to smoke. and dont smoke it all day everyday, thats not cool either.if you chose to smoke do it in moderation.its safe no chance of overdose and it wont rot your liver and it isnt physically addictive. i will say it isnt for everyone some ppl i know said it made their heart race due to paranoia. weed helps people who are sick. i gave my step dad weed in his last days of diabeetes. he used to really come down on me before he got sick for smoking it. but after he smoked some,he slept like a baby and ate and had no pain and ASKED me for more!! no reason this plant should be illegal, it should just be used in moderation and lets be straight up, kids have no buissness smoking it. wait till ya grow up if u wanna try it, you might like it you might not,but it is an adult recreation in my opinion.
    LEGALIZE IT!!!!!!!

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