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Newsweek Touts Fake Science on Cannabis

Have to LOVE how Newsweek NOW promotes a survey result – as if it were real science … pathetic!

The media promoting pot …. again …. with reports from a survey of addicts …. yeah, that is science …

Here is that survey report:
https://www.newsweek.com/cannabis-help-opioid-epidemic-pain-treatment-1446810
 
Too bad Newsweek does not tell their readers the REAL scientific evidence – that pot use ACTUALLY INCREASES opiate use and pain reports …. but that is NOT “the agenda” ….
 
… but do NOT let science get in the way of “good propaganda” ….
 

Here is the Real Science!

 
THE LANCET JOURNAL, 2018
Bleyer, A. and Barnes, B. (2018). Opioid Death Rate Acceleration in Jurisdictions Legalizing Marijuana Use, JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(9):1280-1281. And Campbell, G., Hall, W. D., Peacock, A., Lintzeris, N., Bruno, R., Larance, B., … & Blyth, F. (2018). Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids: findings from a 4-year prospective cohort study. The Lancet Public Health, 3(7), e341-e350.
A 4-year prospective study followed medical marijuana patients with a dual opioid prescription and found that marijuana use had no positive impact on opioid use or reduced prescribing. Further, even though they found that marijuana users were more likely to rate the drug as means of effective pain relief, other self-reported pain measures indicated the opposite. Users reported greater pain severity and more day-to-day interference than those that did not use marijuana.
 
 
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 2017 AND JOURNAL OF ADDICTION MEDICINE, 2018
 
Olfson, M., Wall, M. M., Liu, S. M., & Blanco, C. (2017). Cannabis use and risk of prescription opioid use disorder in the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(1), 47-53.
 
Caputi, T. & Humphreys, K. (2018). Medical marijuana users are more likely to use prescription drugs medically and nonmedically.
Journal of Addiction Medicine, 12(4):295–299.
 
Over 30,000 American adults were sampled and researchers found that marijuana users were more than twice as likely to move on to abuse prescription opioids – even when controlling for age, sex, race/ethnicity, other substance use disorders, and a variety of psychiatric disorders and family history. In another study, medical marijuana users were significantly more likely to report the use of prescription drugs in the past 12 months.
 
 
PATIENT SAFETY IN SURGERY, 2018
 
Salottolo, K., Peck, L., Tanner II, A., Carrick, M. M., Madayag, R., McGuire, E., & Bar-Or, D. (2018).
 
The grass is not always greener: a multi-institutional pilot study of marijuana use and acute pain management following traumatic injury. Patient Safety in Surgery, 12(1), 16.
 
Researchers found that patients reporting marijuana use actually experienced more pain on average when admitted to the hospital following a traumatic injury than those that did not. Compared to non-users, they required more opioid medication to cope with the pain and consistently rated their pain higher during the duration of their stay.
 
 
 
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 2016
 
Hasin, D. S., Kerridge, B. T., Saha, T. D., Huang, B., Pickering, R., Smith, S. M., … & Grant, B. F. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of DSM-5 cannabis use disorder, 2012-2013: findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions–III. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(6), 588-599.
 
Regular use of marijuana is linked with increased risk of developing cannabis use disorder, higher rates of mental illness and higher rates of co-substance abuse with alcohol, among other drugs.
 
Thanks to LearnAboutSAM.org for the real science!
 
 
 

CANNABIS USE – A THREAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS

By Roger Morgan, Take Back America Campaign rogermorgan339@gmail.com #stoppot

Stuart Reece and Gary Hulse, scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified that cannabis can alter a person’s DNA structure, causing mutations which can expose them to serious illnesses, and be passed on to their children and several future generations.[1]  In reality, these findings aren’t new. They just reaffirm what scientists discovered decades ago.

In 1973, when the potency of pot was less than 2%,  an American scientist named Dr. Akira Miroshima proclaimed “…In my 20 years of research on human cells, I have never found any other drug, including heroin, which came close to the DNA damage caused by marijuana.” 

Miroshima pointed out that all animals and plants have their own specific number of chromosomes in the nucleus of each cell.  Humans have 46, with the exception of sperm and eggs, which have 23 each.  When the sperm and egg get together, the new starting cell has 46.  However, Miroshima discovered that one-third of “weekend smokers” who averaged just two joints a week had only 20 to 30 chromosomes, about the same as a frog.  What are the implications?

According to Dr. Reece, “Even if a mother has never used cannabis in her life, the mutations passed on by a father’s sperm can cause serious and fatal illnesses in their children. …… we found that cancers and illnesses were likely caused by cell mutations resulting from cannabis properties having a chemical interaction with a person’s DNA. Although a person may appear to be healthy and lead a normal life, the unseen damage to their DNA could also be passed on to their children and cause illnesses for several generations to come.”

Even low potency marijuana was associated with foetal abnormalities.  Research at UC Davis (Sassenrath, 70s) showed still births increased from 12 to 44%.  Babies that survived child birth had low birth weight, smaller head size, cardiac murmurs, small eye openings, broad low nasal bridge and low set ears.  41% required oxygen resuscitation at birth.  In one study (Dalterio, U of Texas 70s), a baby was born without a skull, and the only party subjected to marijuana was the grandfather, meaning the effects were mutagenic, skipping one generation and affecting the next.

Then, there is the impact on the brain.   Says Reese, “…Parental cannabinoid exposure has been linked to impaired intellectual performance, concentration and executive function, and hyperactivity amongst human child and adolescent offspring exposed in utero. Whilst some epigenetic changes have been shown to be reversible in the short term, others have been shown to be passed on to offspring for three to four subsequent generations.”

Bottom line!  The increase in marijuana use and potency is not only affecting the mental and physical health of those who use it, but adversely affecting children three or four future generations out.  This does not bode well for America; nor for that matter, mankind.

 

[1] Reese, Alert Stuart; Hulse, Gary Kenneth.  Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis.  School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, U of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.