Pain patients in London will be able to join a national study to test medicinal pot's safety. It's believed to be the first scientific look at how medical marijuana interacts or interferes with health problems and conventional medicines, said pain specialist Dr. Mark Ware, leading the study from McGill University Health Centre.What are the non-pot using participants using for pain relief - is that not relevant? Is this being taken into consideration?
But, read between the lines and perhaps get a sense of the intent of this expensive study - only 1.8 million dollars funded by Health Canada and ripped from the pockets of us lambs headed to the slaughter. I suspect the outcome of this 'research' will be in favour of government approved drugs. Note that even the marijuana used in the study is grown by Health Canada. Of course, you would want to measure the level of THC for experimental purposes, but I venture to say, based on the scant details provided by the London Free Press, that there is an agenda at work behind this study.
"We're looking to see what the safety issues might be," Ware said.Certainly there is a benefit to understanding the medicinal properties of marijuana, but keeping in mind of course the lack of detail provided in this article, of interest in itself is the way this study is reported on - I smell trouble.
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Posted by Lisa Turner on Thursday, December 09, 2004