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  •  The article even says that this isn't a "solution" (4+ / 0-)
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    Does this mean normal marijuana is on its way out?
    "Don't worry," says Klein. Clinical trials testing Avidekel's efficacy aren't even set to begin for a few more months. Not to mention that THC is known to help alleviate symptoms that this new high-free strain can't. Cannabis as we know it isn't going anywhere.
    THC has plenty of positive properties. Are there people who would benefit from a non-THC strain of marijuana with high CBD levels? Absolutely. And I think this is a good OPTION for those folks.

    But that's all it should be. An option.

    This is like saying that only painkillers that don't give you psychoactive effects should be legal. Massive pain? Sorry, only ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen are legal! Just take extra if it still hurts.

    Of course, with my previous example, we do have a massive problem with addiction to Oxycontin and the like. Good thing marijuana isn't addictive and destructive in the same way. Perhaps if it was legal, some of those Oxy addicts in pain could use much-safer marijuana instead!

    (And this "solution" does little, if anything, to stop funding the cartels and failing to collect taxes on a lucrative commodity.)

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