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  Quote doctor dolittle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: mental health
    Posted: 28 April 2005 at 11:38
there's a lot of talk about smoking causing mental health problems here in the UK, and it seems they are using this excuse going to upgrade froma grade C to a higher one.....
Does anyone know wgo are producing these results and what studies they are now compiling.
I think the very bad quality of UK imported resin may have something to do with it as I've read that it contains much more harmful substances than cannabis (around 5% cannabis in Uk soap bar, so I've read!) which could trigger many types of health problems.
I'd be interested in fiding out how these people have gathered their info, and by what means they gathered it to 'find' the the link from cannabis to mental health.
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  Quote seeroseero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2005 at 12:19

Well... Experience would tell me that the numbers are somewhat correct. I have on some occasions smoked some soap bar material.


Either way, tests like these are always a bit off from reality i think due to the fact that testing (anything) would suggest you go for the most common used/ average product... The soap bar!


If i find some information I will post it here for you.


Kind regards, SeeroSeero



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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2005 at 15:35

Smoking cannabis does not cause mental health problems, and no medical professional would state that it does.

Of course, quite a few talking heads in the media act as though the above is proven scientific fact.

It's not.  

Such pundits are usually mere 'for-TV' experts, rather than people actually involved in gathering and reporting data. They'll put their own (or rather, their paymasters') ludicrous 'spin' on the data gathered by the actual experts.

Here's a quick summary of the main findings of a recent cannabis report by Drugscope, 'the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs' (http://www.drugscope.org.uk/druginfo/evidence-select/cannabishealth.htm)

  • Cannabis is not a harm-free drug.

  • It is important to look at cannabis in the context of the risks society already accepts.
     
  • The primary health problems associated with the drug are the possibility of respiratory disorders similar to those experienced by tobacco smokers.
     
  • Cannabis use may also exacerbate existing mental health problems.
     
  • Many of the other possible risks from using cannabis remain unproven or inconclusive.
     
  • Due to the nature of the evidence it is important that policy makers assess the likely health impact on the greatest number, rather than extrapolating from individual case studies or those involving surveys with only small samples.
     
  • In relation to the millions of individuals who have been exposed to the drug in this country since the late 1960s, cannabis compares favourably (in terms of health implications) with legal drugs widely used such as alcohol and tobacco.

The Lancet, Britain's premier medical journal also published a report in 2004 with very similar findings.

If the last few years have demonstrated anything, it is that media/goverment outlets can get a well-dressed, credible-sounding liars to offer 'expert' opinion on ANYTHING, with no regard for the truth.

To be able to judge whether they're lying or not, each viewer needs to have a certain amount of information about the given subject. In most cases, the average viewer can only accept what is shown by the media, as the media is their main source of information.

Did Iraq have WMD? Anyone with a bit of information (as opposed to propaganda) could judge that, as the most heavily scrutinised country on Earth (since the first Gulf War); with an economy sanctioned all to hell; with UN weapons inspectors roaming the country for the best part of a decade, it was VERY VERY unlikely that there was anything particularly threatening going on in Iraq (we won't even go into whether there was any reason to imagine that 'Madman Saddam' had a desire to threaten/attack the rest of the world, but note that many people also view this as an accepted fact).

The vast majority of intelligence services worldwide (including most US intelligence) said that Iraq had no WMD and posed no threat, as did anyone with specific knowledge of Iraq.

Since this view didn't conform with what the current administration wanted, they assembled their own teams of 'experts' who would give the desired message, set up new government intel organisations (such as the Office of Special Plans) to give these newly selected yes-men an air of legitmacy and presented the administration's fantasy to the world as if it was fact.

The current US administration is noted for displaying this attitude towards all 'undesirable' information it receives. When genuine experts with years of service in their specialised fields give information that contradicts (or proves insane) administration policy, those experts are replaced with pundits who will spread the party line. The Bush II administration has been described as the most 'anti science' in US history (http://www.csicop.org/doubtandabout/sciencewars/  http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2003/0307.thompson.html)

Sorry if this post is overlong, or seems off-topic. The really frustrating thing about these kind of discussions is that the legal status of cannabis is entirely based on politics, rather than fact, science or rationality.

Thus, we on the 'pro' side can present endless volumes and decades of fact and reality to support our position, but it means nothing when the 'moderators' of the discussion give equal (or greater) weight to opinions and conjecture as they do to information and evidence (see also evolution vs creation).



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  Quote persona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2005 at 09:23
You might as well like to take a look on this article about "Mental Illness". It gives a peek on how "professionals" deem what "mental health" is.

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/exist.htm

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  Quote NORML4Cali Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2005 at 22:18

Mental illness has been documented since the time of Christ, Muslim communities were among the first to treat this condition in hospitals since 600 AD.

It is the new crop of mental disabilities is my biggest fear, not an illness a condition more and more children are being born with daily.  Autism reached an 805% growth rate over the last 10 years. Pandas is a new mental disability discovered in the last 10 years never diagnosed before.  Mental illness is defined as:

Any of various conditions characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma. Also called emotional illness , mental disease , mental disorder .

That anyone believes any of the conditions could not exist needs to have any medical access to humans revoked before he really does harm.

 

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  Quote lucifer80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 August 2006 at 23:11

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  Quote holistic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 August 2006 at 23:22
is this a russian mad man ?
i had a friend of mine write to this girl in russia yh turns out it was a man best of luck getting your seeds
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