Demented LRH wrote:
Marijuana is a non-addictive drug, there is no harm in legalizing it. However, other than relieving pain, it has no medicinal effects. I do not think that it will be used to cure multiple sclerosis and other serious illnesses.
Actually, it is addictive and I've seen people going through withdrawal from it, and there are people who have bad reactions to it. But really it does not need any more control/education in society that alcohol does. The medical benefits though are huge, and they do not rely on the psychotropic effects. There are many different cannanbinoids in the plant, not just THC. These other cananbinoids have many benefits, such as treating epilepsy, pain, nausea, MS, diabetes, glaucoma and fighting cancer. The legalization has been somewhat derailed by people who want to get high, which is no relation to the medial benefits. The getting high is not necessarily a bad thing, but more medical research is needed to unlock the true potential of the plant. Imagine a pain killer as effective as morphine, but you could still function normally when under its effects? A major problem is that drug companies don't want to research it because you cannot patent a plant. That is why some synthetic forms, such as marinol, have been developed.
Judith Anderson wrote:
Well, coffee, tea, cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate are also mind altering substances.
They all give one very relaxed and good feeling, when used, not abused.
So why does the CULT allow these drugs? Because they are legal?
Scientology PR 101. If society is for it, the Scientology should be seen as for it, if society is against it, then Scientology should be seen as against it. Society was very much against it in the 50's, and Scientology cannot change. For example they are still not against cigarettes.