There isnâ€™t a shred of scientific evidence that marijuana is safe and effective for any medical condition.
Â Then the next opinion comes fromÂ Robert Platshorn,Â former marijuana smuggler and was the leader of one of the largest marijuana-trafficking organizations in the 1970â€™s, who says,Â
Based on lies and distortions, we demonized a plant thatâ€™s proven effective in treating chronic pain, glaucoma, MS, arthritis, and the effects of chemotherapy, AIDS-wasting syndrome, and other chronic illnesses. Studies in at least five countries have shown marijuana to slow and often reverse the growth of cancer cells.
What the crap? How am I supposed to have an educated stance on an issue when one person says pot has never been proven to help anyone and the next person says pot has proven effective to help people? Either it has or itÂ hasn’tÂ right? We’re obviously not comparing apples to apples; one personsÂ definitionÂ of proven is not the same as the other persons. So before we can start debating this issue we need to come to a consensus as to what the criteria are for what’s proven and what’s not proven. TheÂ problemÂ is that these criteria are never set and so we continue these worthless debates that confuse people (including me) and move us further away from getting to the solution. Â
I want to start a debate website that is like a wiki where people post cited facts on both sides of the debate so that people like me can compare all the issues without all the bullcrap.