Medical marijuana is over - Page 2

... and so is this cannabis column.

Naptime for Herbwise

But the ways in which people use cannabis are multitudinous, and the only reason it's regulated differently than tobacco, wine, liquor, McDonald's, and the thousand other things you can abuse out of moderation is because of government and corporate control. You smoke to relax after a hard day, you smoke to bond with friends, you smoke to have fun.

Herbwise bids you adieu. We'll still be covering cannabis in the Guardian, of course, and like a phoenix, I'll be rising from this spent bowl with Street Seen, a new column focusing on all the rad things happening in street art, and fashion, and other founts of alternative Bay Area culture.

Thanks for being there. Stay high.


Gotta admit that I was suspicious of the medicinal properties of cannabis. But when hiking above Nevada Fall in Yosemite this summer after hiking 6mi on uneven exposed granite off trail in the great polished granite moonscape bowls of upper Tenaya Canyon the day before, my right knee began to give me some pain.

Stopping to medicate to enhance the views on the way back from Bunnell Cascade as the pain was increasing, I began to notice that the pain abated for like 20 min after medicating. Every 20 min, I'd stop and medicate.

Using a single hiking pole to carefully negotiate my way down 1000 vertical feet of the Nevada and Vernal granite steps, I was able to walk, practically sprint the last mile back to Happy Isles as fast as I did that first mile 8 hours earlier with no residual knee pain after 15.3 miles. If any of you all have bounded down those steps without a pole, you know the exquisite pain in places you don't know you had that they can deliver. I was tired for sure, but I was feeling no pain on more ways than one.

Posted by marcos on Oct. 12, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

That's right, marijuana can be used for various reasons and it can also have various effects. If this drug is so harmless would you approve your kid using it? I doubt so, nothing in this world comes for free and marijuana comes with it's costs/risks, whatever you want to call them.

Posted by child addiction on Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

The "child addiction" comment previous to this one is a painful reminder of the terrible attitude Federal fascists and the police use against medicinal cannabis. Nobody who claims this attitude seems to speak out against the deadly substances forced on kids by the Federally approved process which includes Ritilan and Prozac.
These addictive drugs are a danger on the psychological balance of millions of people, leading to violent and schizophrenic behavior.
Children who are given Cannabis instead of deadly drugs will suffer little of the side effects that the pharmaceutical drugs impose, and instead of being addicts, the children can stop the Cannabis treatment with little to no side effects...

Posted by Californian on Nov. 13, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

When my younger brother was working on research about cases involving surgical errors and lawsuits, he encountered this same article about medical marijuana. If administered properly and less-than-harmful dosages, it has its own medical benefits. I think we still to monitor it properly since there will always be a group of people who will take advantage of this.

Posted by Mitchell Sexner on Sep. 16, 2013 @ 12:12 am

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