Feb 22, 2014

Marijuana: The High and the Low

How do cannabinoids reduce pain? Some of the benefit appears to result from cognitive dissociation: you realize that pain is present, but don’t respond to it emotionally. If you are able to detach yourself from pain in that way, there is less suffering.
That is from this article, which one reads as a balanced view of costs and benefits of medical marijuana. There is no mention of the effect of drug trade on violence, a link well stablished at least in the case of Mexico. In Latin America we should remember that legalization is not a all-or-nothing measure. There are different degrees and some initial septs should be taken. 

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