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Viagra for women? Cannabis for the terminally ill far more important

Posted by: Neil Mitchell | 29 October, 2012 - 11:26 AM
Viagra Marijuana

This stuff about Viagra for women is a bit silly, I reckon.

Before you say ‘Of course you would say that, you’re a male’, that’s not the reason. If a safe drug can help lifestyle or happiness, good luck to you – male or female.

But this is testosterone. As I saw it explained, testosterone has been used for sexual dysfunction in women for some time. This to me looks like a new delivery method, a nasal spray, not a new drug.

It’s a new delivery method and new marketing – not a breakthrough.

What I do like though is this idea for a cannabis spray for people with cancer or multiple sclerosis. It could be the first time cannabis has been legally available under prescription.

I believe it is about time. Years ago, I spoke to a man who was terminally ill and his son was buying cannabis for him. It eased his nausea and pain, relaxed him, and stimulated his appetite.

His only worry was his son was breaking the law to buy it for him. That’s wrong.

If cannabis works as well as it seems for some terminally ill people, why not? Personally, I think this is far more important than Viagra for women.

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  • Neil why don't you show some guts and ask why medical cannabis is not even on the table here in Australia while many states in the US have already voted it in and three are about to vote on full legalisation.

    Governments continue to tell us cannabis has no medical value while pharmaceutical companies are constantly working to put out overly expensive cannabis products, apparently many which are inferior to the real thing.

    The Cannabis issue is one of the biggest jokes and hypocrisies of our modern times, if someone want to grow a plant in their backyard as their choice recreational drug it should be their freedom to do so, let alone someone in medical need providing themselves their own drug at little cost; this is what really scares a greedy capitalist driven pharmaceutical industry. FYI the real stuff for medical use is the oil derived from large amounts of plant material, not smoking or vaporizing some small amount of bud or getting a script for some weak lab derivative.

    Kerbox Tuesday 30 October, 2012 - 10:23 PM
  • The cannabis would be a more important product to have available for sick people the question is when will it be available they work in slow motion.

    mandy Monday 29 October, 2012 - 4:40 PM

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