A New Book On Cannabis

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  1. Don Alaska

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    Too late. Pot will be legalized in my lifetime. When I was in my twenties I vowed not to die until this was so, and I won't break this promise to myself.
     
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    Did you listen to the discussion? It assumes it will be legalized.
     
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    Sorry, not yet, though certainly intend to. I was working off your word of 'consequences.' Isn't it legal in Alaska?

    eta--only able to listen to the first few minutes where it was stated "Marijuana causes psychosis and psychosis causes violence" Will listen to the next 10 minutes on Saturday.
     
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    Grow-your-own has been legal here since 1977. The voters decided to regulate and tax it in recent years. Although I have not seen consequences of intermittent or occasional use other than traffic accidents, I HAVE seen consequences of long-term, heavy use. There appear to be significant brain changes over the long term, in a similar way to alcohol consumption. Some of the points in the discussion I have seen in studies from (would you believe it ?) China. In this country and through much of the West, the research is financed and supported (directly or indirectly) by the pro-legalization people and the companies marketing cannabis. If we still trusted the tobacco companies with smoking research, mothers would be encouraged to smoke heavily during pregnancy to reduce the size of their infants in order to make labor easier. The Chinese research was the best non-biased data I could find. If you want to continue after you have heard the discussion, we can continue then.
     
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    I don’t think that I would want to smoke pot. I remember trying that many years ago, and it was an awful experience for me. However, I have read a lot about the health benefits of the cannabis plant, and if it becomes legal here to grow it for one’s own use, then I would like to do that.
    From what I have read, most of the health benefits are to be found in the fresh leaves, and the part that is used for smoking and getting high is what is called the bud, and the oil comes from the seeds.
    The kind that is supposed to be the best for medical uses is low in whatever makes you get high, so each person would want to grow the kind best suited for whatever they want to use it for.
    When the fresh leaves are added into a green smoothie, and drank right away, is when you are supposed to get the most health benefits from the plant, so growing your own plant would be a definite asset for this.
     
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    All my experience with it has been vicarious, but I am not against it. I think having it as a Schedule 1 substance is nonsense, but acting as if it is harmless is just as stupid. CBD oil has become very popular as there is there is little if any THC in it, but I have come to believe that, while it does benefit some people, many of its benefits are placebo-related, which is just fine with me. CBD oil seems to be harmless as far as I can determine, but so little real research has been done, that it is difficult to find long-term effects. I think as use becomes more widespread, both the benefits and detriments of all Cannabis-related products will become clearer. As I said, it has been legal for personal use since 1977, so Alaska has more experience with long-term effects than any place I know. I know it has destroyed the societies in some of the rural villages here, but I have a friend who has MS and HNPP, and he has been using it for decades. It has certainly extended his functional life for years.

    I haven't known anyone who uses it in their smoothie, but if you come up to Palmer to visit your daughter, you can give it a try.
     
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    Trust me you are correcto on all accounts.
     
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    Anything you overdo becomes burdensome.
     
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    Hi, Don, I caught the author speaking today on Smerconish.
     
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