Re: virus: Pot
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 12:51:48 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, XYZ Customer Support wrote:


> No, this isn't what makes it safer. Research is what gives evidence
> that it is safer. Like I said, there has never ever been an overdose
> death due to pot. There is no known limit to the amount of pot one
> can smoke. Now that is definitely a very good definition of what
> constitutes a safe drug: A five year could eat a pound of it with no harm.
> There have been no studies done on the carcinogic effect of pot
> smoke, but I can tell you that even if you have asthma you can smoke
> can't say that about cigarettes! A very good guide to drugs
> and their side effects is the book "A Primer of Drug Action"

I've had enough of these ideological gymnastics.

I'll talk about a "safer" drug. The exact name escapes me [It's
prescribed in Europe for Alzheimer's]. "...ergine." [Maybe if I logged
onto the net when I could do homework, I might remember details like these.]
Side effects are reasonably rare [I don't trust my source's "none"].

This drug's main effect is to boost short term memory. This is a vast
enhancement in safety, compared to blasting one's senses. Some in U.S. are
considering [if not *is*] keeping track of a new subform of "Driving
under the influence"--influence of marijuana, *not* alcohol. In the
U.S., this is actually becoming a measurable cause of auto accidents.

This drug has a safety factor of 2000. This has been verified by failed
suicide attempts--actually, the overdoses attempted have been ten times
this, in some cases. [Of course, sufficient vomiting might unbalance the
electrolytes enough, but these cases were not *that* persistent.]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd