Vintage 20th Century Cannabis Prescriptions

Testimonials of the Varied and Extensive Benefits of Medical Marijuana

  • Sleep: "When I can't sleep from the back pain, I take a few hits of smoke and fall into a peaceful painless sleep."(p.189)
  • Sex: "When I'm stoned and make love for a half-hour, what could be finer than feeling like it was several hours! And oh, those orgasms seem to last so long!" (p.189)
  • Social Anxiety: "I used to not interact when we had people over to the house, or for that matter even talking with my wife. When I smoke grass I find myself talking, and I'm happy with myself" (p. 190)
  • Depression: "My depression worried me. There were times I wanted to end it all, till a friend turned me on to marijuana. It was a godsend. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel" (p. 192)
  • Child Birth:"The labour pains were horrific.I couldn't relax,until my friend put a joint to my lips."(p. 190)
  • Withdrawl: "I thought I'd be hooked on heroin for the rest of life. With the help of grass I was able to quit heroin, and I've quit grass for months at a time with no withdrawals at all." (p. 190)
  • Muscle Spasms: "Being in a wheelchair all day, the muscle spasms made me wish God would take me, until a friend in his wheelchair turned me onto grass. My new quality of life is precious and fulfilling." (p.190)
  • AIDS & Wasting Syndrome: "My other friends with AIDS agree that without marijuana they wouldn't have any appetite, and would have given up and died long ago. It stops the nausea and vomiting from AZT. It gives you a reason to keep fighting, and to feel more comfortable about the inevitable death." (p. 190)
  • PMS & Menstrual Cramps: "Forget the over-the-counter stuff for PMS or menstrual cramps. Giggle-weed beats it all by far." (p. 190)
  • Cancer: "I'm now terminal with cancer. They've given me five pills to take, in addition to the morphine. They are for nausea, appetitite, depression, stomach cramps and sleep. I've been afraid to use marijuana due to its illegality. A friend insisted I try some with a little water pipe, so it wouldn't be harsh. It was good quality pot.Two inhales accomplished everything those five pills with their toxic side effects did!" (p. 194)
  • Medical Marijuana: "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." - Francis L. Young, DEA's own administrative law judge. (cover page)

- excerpts from Marijuana: Not Guilty as Charged by David R. Ford (1997)

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