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Marijuana: Good for Mental DiseasesDr. Phil Leveque, Professor of Pharmacology Salem-News.com
40,000,000 patients say “Yes”
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - There appears to be a great controversy about whether Marijuana/Cannabis is beneficial for mental disease or if it is really harmful.
One thing I noticed is that if a research physician or group wants to get a huge grant from a federal anti-marijuana agency, is for them to have the word marijuana near the words “drug abuse” or “dangers”. For this, there are hundreds of studies and/or articles.
The most trifling medical conditions to be treated with marijuana/cannabis seem to be: 1) insomnia, 2) migraines, 3) anxiety, 4) depression, 5) bi-polar disorders.
For the latter, most articles state that Marijuana/Cannabis causes bipolar diseases which may be the same as schizophrenia; I am not a shrink-ologist so pardon my error if it is.
Dr. Lester Greenspoon jumps in with Tourettes, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), possibly ADHD, anxiety, epilepsy, ADD, and Autism.
Granny Storm Crow, which is a pseudonym for her real name which must be anonymous, has thoroughly researched information about marijuana and the medical conditions for which it works for about twenty years and has compiled a list of about 60 conditions with references to the supporting medical articles. She has mentioned and posted the following additions.
Along with the above information, I picked up the following article. “The Dope on Medical Cannabis: Results of a Survey of Psychiatrists”. This was psychological fun for me because it indicated that most of the 1138 psychiatrists, 109 psychologists, 163 nurse practitioners, and 22 physicians assistants were sternly protective of their territory --- no doubt about it.
Some of their comments were illustrative.
With these kinds of remarks, I would say. “Let’s avoid psychiatrists and the like”. Another author quotes, “A joint a day may keep a psychiatrist away!”
Remember, the US Government says about 40 million people use marijuana occasionally.
HAS ANYBODY WITNESSED ANY SEVERE HARM FROM MARIJUANA/CANNABIS?