Friday, March 30, 2007

No need for medical cannabis?

Zelnorm, a drug prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (and various other digestive ailments off-label) was pulled from the market today after it was found to increase the chances of heart attack and stroke.

It's really too bad that we don't have:

  • a remedy for general bowel and digestive problems, including but not limited to nausea, IBS, sugar regulation, digestive pain associated with cancer and other treatment, and even anorexia, which is
  • Safe, effective, non-toxic, inexpensive, easy to titrate, deliverable by non-digestive means, widely available, easy to manufacture, and time-tested over the course of millennia.
The search continues!

(Who knows, maybe we'll some day even stumble upon a treatment which also has the added benefits of boosting creativity, encouraging radical and critical thought, pacifying social relations, making reading and writing more enjoyable and valuable, and which tastes and smells great!)

(and if we're really, really, lucky, maybe we'll even find something that acts as a prophylactic to Alzheimer's disease!)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

N.H. House Votes Down Medical Marijuana

The N.H. House voted 186-177 to kill H.B. 774 that would have allowed the use of marijuana with a doctor's recommendation for treatment of debilitating medical conditions.

While it is unfortunate that N.H. representatives like
Democrat William Butynski ignored the needs of their constituents, this was still a very close vote. New Hampshire will become a medical marijuana state in the near future.