Jan 15 2010

Medical marijuana and suicide

Posted by J. Craig Canada in Examiner.com, law, psychiatric, ptsd, research

Reuters today published an article announcing "Marijuana Use Unlikely to Boost Suicide Risk".  The article, which is a report on a study published in the December Issue of The British Journal of Psychology turns out to be less positive than the headline when it notes that the 10% of the study group that admitted to Continue reading →

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Jul 20 2009

Tax Prozac, not medical marijuana

In 2001, according to Hollywood today the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the Fortune 500 had profits in excess of the other 490 companies, the majority of this profit being from the SSRIs and the SNRIs.

The average net return for these ten pharmaceutical companies was 18.5% of sales, 16.3% of assets, and 33.2% of shareholders’ equity. The median net return for all other 490 industries in the Fortune 500 was only 3.3% of sales.

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Jul 06 2009

Medical marijuana and psychiatric conditions

Even though about 30% of medical marijuana patients in California use it for depression and other psychiatric conditions, no other state has approved the use of cannabis for depression. In 1998 JAMA published a study which announced that pharmaceuticals, as prescribed, were the fourth leading cause of death in America.

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Jul 01 2009

Post traumatic stress disorder and Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access

Posted by J. Craig Canada in Examiner.com, ptsd

My post traumatic stress is horrible. I’ve had a horrible life. The saving factor was that I found pot. It saved me, saved my life. My nightmares were gone…

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