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  •  Pills don't work (7+ / 0-)

    The medicinal effect of cannabis is found in the complex matrix of compounds of the living plant, not in isolating one chemical from said plant. That reductionistic thinking is why we have dangerous white powders like cocaine, heroin and sugar- science cannot see the big picture of plant medicines.

    "Political ends as sad remains will die." - YES 'And You and I' ; -8.88, -9.54

    by US Blues on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 07:51:58 AM PST

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    •  I've heard what you are saying, and I've heard the (1+ / 0-)
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      opposite that they do work.

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:02:26 AM PST

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      •  Another consideration (6+ / 0-)

        The plant itself works without any additional processing. Making pills brings "big pharma" into the picture. The more steps between the natural product and the consumer the higher the price because of people in the middle, and corporations will grow on an industrial scale without regard for organic practices and other considerations that increase the potency of the medicine naturally. Herbal medicine works when done right.

        Personally, I like my medicine organic and unprocessed.

        "Political ends as sad remains will die." - YES 'And You and I' ; -8.88, -9.54

        by US Blues on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:40:58 AM PST

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      •  pills work but not nearly as effective (2+ / 0-)
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        as "whole" plant.

        The fact that the pre-packaged but not nearly as effective "pill" should be the indicator that cannabis needs to be repackaged for safe delivery in hospitals and home settings.

        Enagaged activism wins elections. 100 million words on liberal/progressive websites gets beat by one new GOP voter casting their vote.

        by Nebraska68847Dem on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 11:44:51 AM PST

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