Medical Marijuana: Valuable Medicine: at 4500 Years- the Best RecordDr. Phillip Leveque Salem-News.com
Dr. Phil Leveque, Physician, Pharmacologist, Toxicologist; is an instrumental aspect of Oregon's evolving medical marijuana laws.
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Anybody who reads my postings must know that I am a strong advocate of the above title. I get a ton of bitches and complaints, and usually conclude critiques are talking about Heroin or Oxycontin which are real killers.
Alternatively, because both are smoked, I think they are confusing Marijuana with tobacco which kills about 400,000 U.S. citizens per year. For the entire world it must be in the millions.
Marijuana, whether used for medicine or recreation, has never killed anyone. The worst side effect of Marijuana is falling asleep in front of the refrigerator looking for food.
To me the one of the most important advocates has been 'Granny' Storm Crow who must have expended hundreds of thousands of hours finding and reporting the Medical Journal references for Dr. Tod’s list (search the same article). There are maybe as many as 10,000 Medical Journal references.
The late Dr. Todd MiKuriya
Among the strongest advocates of Marijuana as medicine is Dr. Tod Mikuriya, who by interviewing thousands of patients reported it is effective for about 200 widely different diseases. Many have scorned this reciting, “they just want to get high (euphoria)”. This euphoria IS a beneficial side effect. Search Tod Mikuriya’s list Medical Marijuana Use & Miracle Medicine For Dozens Of Diseases.
The next most useful reference is Wikipedia but it is too laborious to discover what you may be seeking.
My own articles on Salem-News.com Staff Page will be easily found!
Marijuana/Cannabis is medically effective for more diseases than any other medicine. In fact it is more effective and better than at least 50 other medicines. As a Physician/Pharmacologist I predict it will soon be considered the drug of choice for many of these conditions.
Obviously the big drug companies are fighting this like cornered wildcats because they cannot “corner the market”, but several of the major drug companies such as Merck, Parke-Davis and Ely Lilly DID have many medical preparations before it was Federally outlawed in 1938.
This did not stop people from using their effective, safe medicine. My longest patient users have been using 55 years. The average is about is about 25 years and I have interviewed and successfully treated at least 5000 patients.
Other doctors, especially in California have had as many as 20,000 Marijuana patients. The legalization of Marijuana as medicine by 14 states has increased the number of legal users by hundreds of thousands and thousands are getting their permits everyday. Most of these patients have been illegally using it for many years. They just want to become legal and avoid the illogical fear of arrest by scotch drunk cops.
I searched Marijuana is Good Medicine. I found 1000 postings. None will help you.
YES, MARIJUANA IS SPECTACULARLY GOOD MEDICINE!!!
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