Medical Marijuana

In February 2018, Canadian Family Physicians published a periodical devoted to research on medical marijuana.  The journal  identified 1085 research  articles and retained 31 relevant publications.  An editorial stated:
“Evidence indicates the most consistent events of medical marijuana are adverse events.  A variety of adverse events have a greater magnitude of effect than the potential benefits for the conditions targeted.”  
(There’s no need to reschedule marijuana to get more research. )

Evidence of the hoax to get full legalization

Pro-pot advocates always planned “medical marijuana” as a hoax.

Richard Cowan, another leader of NORML, said in 1991, “…once you have hundreds of thousands of people using marijuana under medical supervision, the whole scam is going to be bought.”   One of the videotapes acknowledging that NORML officials planned it as a scam:   Has the medical in marijuana qualified for rescheduling?

Keith Stroup, founder of NORML explained the plan in 1979 at Emory University “We are trying to get marijuana reclassified medically. If we do that, (we’ll do it in at least 20 states this year for chemotherapy patients) we’ll be using the issue as a red herring to give marijuana a good name.”   (Published in the school newspaper, The Emory Wheel)


Youth use rose after medical marijuana

In 1996, Californians passed a ballot to legitimize medical marijuana. Voters were promised that it was to be used by terminally ill patients with cancer or AIDS, but that has rarely been the case. California was the first of many states to fall for the scam.

Teen usage has been going up since 1996, when medical marijuana was voted upon in the 1st state, California.  Additionally, the teen perceptions of the risks in using marijuana have been going steadily downward since the 1991. Certain states with medical marijuana saw a steep rise in teen use after the introduction of medical marijuana.   Vermont, Oregon and Colorado, also have some of the highest usage of opiate pills, cocaine and alcohol in children and adults.  It looks like marijuana is the gateway drug, when comparing state statistics for marijuana usage with all other drug usage.


Here’s the systematic review of systematic reviews of medical cannabinoids from Canada.

Medicine goes through an approval process

Medicines go through rigorous testing in the FDA approval process.  Determined by scientific testing, it’s not a foolproof process, and the FDA has made mistakes.  But it’s certainly better than medicine by vote or popular acclamation which perpetuates outright fraud.  The process assures consistency of potency, testing for impurities and proper dosing.   The current rage for CBD is full of pitfalls.  How could any substance cure everything?

Epidiolex, a cannabidiol medicine made by GW Pharmaceuticals to treat two types of childhood epilepsy has been approved by the FDA.  However, there are mixed results for the use of cannabidiol in children with intractable seizures, with 30% benefiting somewhat but 47% experiencing important side effects, including some with increased seizures.

Bursting the Bubble of Marijuana Hype