[ExI] medical marijuana

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 13:40:14 UTC 2010

2010/7/13 Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com>
> This is what I was thinking too. You're not feeling well and have terminal cancer -- and don't want to be doped up on morphine derivatives. So you smoke pot. Big deal if this might have long-term health consequences. It's your life; you're in pain; and you're likely not going to live long enough to get, say, lung cancer.

Ideally, you should be in a position to make an informed choice.

On anecdotical  evidence, I sincerely doubt that "smoking pot" is the
ideal therapeutical choice, but for example I hear that the
effectiveness/side effects balance in such circumstances is optimal
with intravenous administration of heroin, and in any even much better
than with opiates (and other painkillers) in more widespread medical

Yet, such option is unavailable even to terminal patients.

Stefano Vaj

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