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Accuracy, you said: Side effects associated with usage of marijuana may include increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure and dizziness.
Desreased blood pressure? Isn't that a good thing?
Want to outlaw ibuprofen?
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects from ibuprofen are rash, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and heartburn. NSAIDs reduce the ability of blood to clot and therefore increase bleeding after an injury. Ibuprofen may cause ulceration of the stomach or intestine, and the ulcers may bleed. Sometimes, ulceration can occur without abdominal pain, and black, tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness upon standing (orthostatic hypotension) due to bleeding may be the only signs of an ulcer. NSAIDs reduce the flow of blood to the kidneys and impair function of the kidneys. The impairment is most likely to occur in patients who already have impaired function of the kidney or congestive heart failure, and use of NSAIDs in these patients should be cautious. People who are allergic to other NSAIDs, including aspirin, should not use ibuprofen. Individuals with asthma are more likely to experience allergic reactions to ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. Fluid retention (edema), blood clots, heart attacks, hypertension and heart failure have also been associated with the use of NSAIDs. Aug 17, 2010
You said:" With pot, what they found is that the medical benefits don’t outweigh its negative effects"
What negative effects are those? You state a number of supposed factts and give no citations.
As a retired California probation officer who specialized for twenty years with caseloads of alcohol and drug abusing probationers I support legalization of marijuana.
What is almost never mentioned is that many people use "medical marijuana" as a "drug" to help them abstain from alcohol which is destroying their marriages, carreers and lives generally.
Have a heart. Even if most medical marijuana patients are gaming the system, there is absolutely no doubt a lot of desperate peole will be helped. Often marijuana will be used as a substitute for prescribed drugs with serious side effects. I think you may be letting "business" interests cloud your judgement on this issue.Aug 17, 2010