Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Monday, May 30, 2005

Cannabinoids May Play Role In Treating Depression

Cannabinoids May Play Role In Treating Depression:

"The cannabinoids Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) may exert sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, antidepressant, antipsychotic and anticonvulsant effects. Pure synthetic cannabinoids, such as Dronabinol and Nabilone and specific plant extracts containing THC, CBD, or a mixture of the two in known concentrations, are available and can be delivered sublingually. Controlled trials of these cannabinoids as adjunctive medication in bipolar disorder are now indicated."

But human research is contrained... why? Because cannabis's researched and media reported 'correlation' of use in this group is infered to be causative and thus cannot be self-medication.

Persons labeled "of weak moral fibre" being coupled to depressive indicators based upon an erroneous subclinical judgement are quite probably an (if not the) impediment to effective treatment where trust/empathy between patient and clinician correlates highly to successful outcomes.
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