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Oliver Koslik

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Debating:The harm(s) attributed to Pharmaceutical v.s. Cannabis treatments of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Etc etc...

SSRI's come with a long list of side-effects. The most severe being kidney damage, and severe depression. Although a vast number of people are currently medicated with such drugs.

Do you think doctors that are prescribing their patients SSRI's, should recommend a trial of cannabis? In replacement of pharmaceuticals?

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/janak/080225

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    Dec 7 2013: Funny how some people ignore decades of accumulated evidence warning against the long-term inhalation of smoke into the lungs once marijuana is brought into the equation.

    I am diagnosed with OCD, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, and have taken several of the SSRI agents as part of my treatment. I can and have managed the side-effects very well, thank you, and have no need to risk lung cancer to justify my infantile participation in the cannabis counterculture.
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      Dec 7 2013: While smoking it is a conventional method, more often medicinal treatments are baked goods. Cooking and vaporizing are both smokeless methods of consumption.
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        Dec 11 2013: {wipes sweat off brow}

        Thanks for pickin up the slack
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      • Dec 23 2013: Raw cannabis (juicing) is also a very safe method, and has led to what some feel may be the discovery of a disorder known as cannabinoid deficiency. Some people, through juicing, have found they don't need any of their medicines.

        Also, there is no link that can actually show cannabis causes cancer. (especially when many studies show it actually KILLS cancer) The most successful medication for asthma is actually to vaporize cannabis, as it acts as an immediate bronchodilator. The effects can be achieved through edibles and tinctures, but aren't as fast, effective, and generally have more potent side effects.

        Personally, I don't think managing side-effects means it's working, it just means you're still having to work harder for it to kind of work. So who's infantile about their counterculture?
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      Dec 9 2013: Funny how many people ignore checking the facts that they claim...
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      Dec 11 2013: Thank you for your comment Lawren!

      Its was 100% valid.

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