So it would appear the die is cast and that cannabis is set to be reclassified to a class B drug, bringing with it more arrests, more prison sentences, and more expense.
In the meantime, Dutch Police in Amsterdam are complaining about their rights to use cannabis when off-duty and as if that wasn't enough to prove the futility of trying to outlaw a substance which is a long way safer than either alcohol or tobacco, we now have a consultant pediatrician from the US, claiming marijuana (or cannabis) can be used ON CHILDREN, in the treatment of ADD or ADHD? So who's telling us lies?
Dr Claudia Jenson, who is a consultant pediatrician from USC, has come up with a novel way of treating ADD/ADHD, WITHOUT any of the unwanted side effects which can result from using popularly prescribed medicines.
Attention deficit Disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a biological, brain based condition that is characterized by poor attention and distractibility and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. It is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. Symptoms can continue into adolescence and adulthood.
If left untreated, ADHD can lead to poor school/work performance, poor social relationships and a general feeling of low self esteem. The normal course of treatment for a child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, is a course of methylphenidate, better known as Ritalin. Methylphenidate (MPH) is a prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. It is also one of the primary drugs used to treat the daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. The drug is seeing early use to treat cancer-related fatigue.
As always there is a flip-side to these prescription drugs, and in the case of Ritalin, substance abusers have found various ways to ingest the drug recreationally, which gives an effect similar to cocaine or amphetamine so the use of ritalin is to be closely monitored.
For the child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, the side effects of using Ritalin, are many, including psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinations), difficulty sleeping, stomach aches, diarrhea, headaches, lack of hunger (leading to weight loss) and dry mouth. In some cases, the use of Ritalin has led to death.
If Ritalin or its side effects, are causing your children problems, ask your doctor about using marijuana as an alternative.
Check the video out for what Dr. Claudia Jenson, a Consultant Pediatrician from USC has to say on the subject.
CannaZine Cannabis News (http://cannazine.co.uk) is taking its "no-nonsense" approach to drugs into new territories, with the launch of its brand new website which is based on the new phenomena which is hitting the United Kingdom and United States hard currently; namely, prescription drug abuse.
Provigil/Modafinil for ADD/ADHD?
The first of our new series of info-sites looks at Provigil, AKA Modafinil, AKA Alertec. The wonder "stay awake" drug made by Pharma giant "Cephalon", which even the US Military is buying in by the container load.
It seems ironic; when modafinil/provigil went through clinical trials, funded by its intial creator Cephalon Pharmaceutical, it was hailed as a wonder drug.
As is often the case, under our quirky patent laws other manufacturers were soon allowed to synthesise their own version of the worlds most popular narcolepsy treatment and Cephalon lost out to the tune of millions of dollars.
Today, Cephalon are about to bring a new, improved version of the drug to market. Called Nuvigil, its hoped it will go some way to replacing the lost revenues from modafinil.
So is it only me that finds it strange that, modafinil has gone from wonder drug, to possibly addictive substance in the period just before Cephalon releases Nuvigil?
Find out the facts by visiting http://www.provigil-rx.info , a CannaZine produced website designed to cut through the crap, allowing you to make an educated and informed choice.
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