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Medical Marijuana: Federal Ignorance, Misinformation & Lies

Several recent web postings have presented lists of dozens of diseases for which marijuana/cannabis is highly beneficial.

Example of a marijuana flower or 'bud' that is smoked or vaporized, or eaten by users.  Photo: Michael Bachara
Example of a marijuana flower or 'bud' that is smoked or vaporized, or eaten by medical marijuana users. Photo: Michael Bachara

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - You have probably read about my take on this subject. It continues to be of great importance as more and more states are waking up, coming out of the Reefer Madness closet and finally recognizing the FACT that marijuana/cannabis is really a MIRACLE MEDICINE highly effective for literally hundreds of diseases.

The fact that it is a mild euphoriant brain stimulant substance gives it an added benefit which almost no other medicine can claim. As such, it is not a bit like Amphetamines and METH which are powerful brain stimulants but also highly addictive and even lethally toxic.

At the same time, NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse), and NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) keep on printing and blathering about how DANGEROUS cannabis/marijuana is. They have not been able to find ONE person who has been killed by this DEVIL WEED.

Information about this has existed for some time. Dr. Tod Mikuriya, a leader in the advocacy and education about cannabis, published his book Marijuana Medical Papers 1839-1972 which according to Wikipedia, "became a landmark in the modern movement for the legalization of Medical marijuana."

As a Schedule One drug, the U.S. Government states that marijuana/cannabis has no legitimate medical use. The Government grows it and dispenses it freely to several patients. Besides that, they approved MARINOL, the pure leading agent in marijuana/cannabis and recommend it for several diseases for which I must say it is not very effective. In some cases it causes severe panic attacks, if it is not vomited up, though it is recommended for treatment of nausea & vomiting from Cancer chemotherapy and HIV-AIDS chemotherapy. It seems Government schizophrenia is rampant in NIDA and NIMH. Why else?

Several recent web postings have presented lists of dozens of diseases for which marijuana/cannabis is highly beneficial. Storm Crow's list, see stories below, is certainly the best, she even gives medical references, but several other lists have also been posted over the years, by people such as my good friend, the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya.

Despite all this, NIDA and NIMH still blather about their totally discredited misinformation and LIES. They are shameless in accepting pay for being such liars. I only wish I could get a patent copyright on the lies they blather. I would be a very rich man.

I have been studying the Pharmacology and Therapeutics of marijuana/cannabis for over 50 years and I have written dozens of articles about it, visit Articles written by Dr. Phil Leveque.

I have had hundreds of email responses and a few responses disagreeing with me on minor points but the facts remain; marijuana/cannabis is one of the safest, most effective medicines ever found by man.


CBD- The Other Healing Cannabinoid Part 1 - Storm Crow for

CBD and Cancer Part 2 - Storm Crow for

CBD and Diabetes Part 3 - Storm Crow for

Dr. Phillip Leveque has degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and minors in physiology and biochemistry. He was a Professor of Pharmacology, employed by the University of London for 2 years, during which time he trained the first doctors in Tanzania. After training doctors, he became an Osteopathic Physician, as well as a Forensic Toxicologist.

Before any of that, Phil Leveque was a Combat Infantryman in the U.S. Army in WWII. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more than 60 years after the war, and specialized in treating Veterans with PTSD during his years as a doctor in Molalla, Oregon. Do you have a question, comment or story to share with Dr. Leveque?
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More information on the history of Dr. Leveque can be found in his book, General Patton's Dogface Soldier of WWII about his own experiences "from a foxhole". Order the book by mail by following this link: DOGFACE SOLDIER OF WWII If you are a World War II history buff, you don't want to miss it.

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cjb October 30, 2010 8:07 pm (Pacific time)

damn I must really be a liberal... I don't think my good government hating capitalistic pig parents will be to proud though.. and i"ll have to turn in my life time NRA membership.. no... hell... it wouldn't serve anyone anygood to change now, I guess I'll go out back read my bible clean my gun and smoke a Fatty... Try to learn the history of why pot is illegal in the first place.. It had a lot more to do with the politics of race, than with politics of right and left. now it is morphed into a way to maintain power and nothing more.

sandawg February 12, 2010 12:24 pm (Pacific time)

This is a partisan issue. Republicans fear the legalization of marijuana in any form, whether it be for medical reasons or not. How many Republican pot-smokers have you ever known in your entire life? Not many, if any. The fear that marijuana may "liberalize" the conscience is what has always driven the prohibition. That is why Republicans cling to the myths that marijuana is a gateway drug, it breeds crime and all the other ridiculous claims they are making.

bud101 February 11, 2010 11:19 pm (Pacific time)

Just goes to show that government is being bought lock stock and barrel from big business. Anslinger's stupidity and outrageous lies are still resounding in the halls of justice. A few more generations of the OLD and bring in the NEW will make the medicine common day use as many are using today.

Jeff Kaye~ February 11, 2010 6:32 am (Pacific time)

Dang, Mark - you said it all! If we just had a few thousand honest, brave physicians like Dr. Phil Leveque to keep drilling the issue into the populace and their "representatives" in positions of authority, it'd be legal for every adult to use like aspirin. And it's SAFER than aspirin!

MarkEntry February 10, 2010 9:44 pm (Pacific time)

I've been educating American voters on the evils of cannabis prohibition for years. The Prohibitionists are so desperate to continue the war on cannabis users that they act as though this nation is not swamped with high quality pot. Maybe, if they just believe hard enough in prohibition then it'll finally begin to reduce cannabis use. 74 years of prohibition and all they have to show for it is negative results. Pot prohibition has created drug cartels 1000x more powerful and deadly than than the ones created by the failed Volstead Acts' prohibition of the drug called alcohol. Teens buy cannabis easier than alcohol or tobacco. Prohibition is no deterrent at all. The 'forbidden fruit' effect caused by prohibition has increased cannabis use 5000% just since Nixon declared the war on drugs. Most users never go beyond cannabis use. But, forcing cannabis seekers to buy their pot from drug dealers exposes them to hard core drugs. This is the 'gateway drug' policy that can lead to hard core drug use for some kids. Drug Czars and other prohibitionists telling kids that pot will kill you, make you kill your brother, or addict you doesn't help matters either. Because, kids know this isn't true. But, lying to teens makes them think they're being lied to about truly deadly and highly addictive drugs like heroin, which should be illegal. There are a lot of parents who should firmly lay the blame for their kids dieing from overdose at the feet of prohibitionists. But, don't try laying any deaths by cannabis overdose at the feet cannabis use itself. Because, it's impossible to die from cannabis overdose. Alcohol and pharmaceutical mfgr's only wish they could claim the same for the drugs they produce. The more pot they interdict the higher the price, the more people become growers. Focusing on pot drives the price up so much that heroin is now cheaper than pot and drug dealers are glad to point out how cheap it is to people seeking pot. Some teens mislead by prohibitionists and drug dealers are tempted to go for the cheaper (deadly) drug. Prohibitionists learned that prohibition of the popular drug called alcohol didn't work when the Volstead Act was repealed. This is how they knew they were taking a non-problem (cannabis use) and turning it into a problem industry to endlessly fight when they created pot prohibition only 4 years later. That's why we're where we are with cannabis use today. It's not cannabis use by adults that's the problem. It's the far greater evils that pot prohibition has created that's the problem we're paying for with blood, sweat, tears, and taxes. Prohibition has been so good financially for prohibitionists and criminals that both parties want it to go on forever. Good thinking guys. I won't live in their world of denial. The fact is cannabis is readily available to anyone who wants it. Pot prohibition is dead. Now we just need to put the walking dead prohibitionists zombies out of our suffering. Any American politician or voter who supports even one more day of funding and supporting this prohibition madness is either clueless or makes a living off prohibition. It's only a very short time from now that cannabis will be as ubiquitous as alcohol and tobacco. We need to regulate the quality, potency, taxation and distribution of cannabis sales to adults. Otherwise, cannabis will remain a controlled substance controlled by criminals. As it is now, cannabis prohibition is a lose/lose proposition for the American people. There's really no more to say about the subject of cannabis prohibition. It will end. The only question is how much harm we'll let prohibition, prohibitionists, and drug dealers do to our nation and kids until it's officially ended. I'm a pre-Nixon Republican and I'm letting everyone of the political candidates for office in my area know I want this nonsense stopped and why. Let your candidates know your vote will depend on this extremely important issue, too. The issue of ending pot prohibition wouldn't consistently be one of the top ten questions asked of Mr Obama if a majority of Americans didn't want it ended.

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