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Re: Seven-year-old was given cannabis by parents

I get the other side of the coin to the psychosis argument (which clearly isn't 100% causal, but would still give me pause giving it to a child who was already having problems).

The other point I was going to make, but forgot to, was that a child that is having trouble with executive functioning may have ADHD, but may also be beginning to show the prodromal symptoms of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. . . and sometimes it's really hard to tell what precisely is going on. In those cases especially, I could see pot being the absolute *wrong* answer to the problems.

That isn't to say that the neurotransmitter system that THC acts on (the endocannabinoid system) isn't a potential target for therapeutic drugs, including therapeutic drugs for ADHD. Nicotine receptors are as well (even though I wouldn't condone giving a child a cigarette, either).
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Re: Seven-year-old was given cannabis by parents

OMG.

I am from New Zealand and I knew some hippies that gave their kid cannabis.... could this be them?

Well for one I think it is much safer then stimulant meds which are sometimes methamphetamine.

Cannabis does help with ADHD I have been using it rather then stimulant meds I am switching to stimulants now because they work a bit better for the motivational thing and cannabis supply is up and down.
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Well for one I think it is much safer then stimulant meds which are sometimes methamphetamine.
Stimulant meds have been used in the treatment of ADHD and related disorders since 1937 . . . they have a fairly long track-record.

*Pharmaceutical* methamphetamine *is* a legal and legitimate treatment for ADHD in the US . . . it's all in how you take the drug. Swallowing a pill is much different than abusing the drug to get high.

Stimulant addicts find cocaine and ritalin are indistinguishable from each other *when they are injected into a vein*, yet ritalin is a safe and effective medicaiton when used correctly.
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I get the other side of the coin to the psychosis argument (which clearly isn't 100% causal, but would still give me pause giving it to a child who was already having problems).

The other point I was going to make, but forgot to, was that a child that is having trouble with executive functioning may have ADHD, but may also be beginning to show the prodromal symptoms of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. . . and sometimes it's really hard to tell what precisely is going on. In those cases especially, I could see pot being the absolute *wrong* answer to the problems.

That isn't to say that the neurotransmitter system that THC acts on (the endocannabinoid system) isn't a potential target for therapeutic drugs, including therapeutic drugs for ADHD. Nicotine receptors are as well (even though I wouldn't condone giving a child a cigarette, either).
Yes! The problem is if they are Schizophrenic or Bi poplar its going to mess things up bad! Likely causing a schizophrenic break.

But cannabis offer so much relief from ADHD and stress in general. It's safe and feels good!

In fact weed helps with everything. Even makes food, music better.

If I where king of the world I would make it OTC as a mood enhancer if people with schizophrenia or bi poplar freak out on it they can just DEAL WITH IT why should they ruin it for everyone else?
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Stimulant meds have been used in the treatment of ADHD and related disorders since 1937 . . . they have a fairly long track-record.

*Pharmaceutical* methamphetamine *is* a legal and legitimate treatment for ADHD in the US . . . it's all in how you take the drug. Swallowing a pill is much different than abusing the drug to get high.

Stimulant addicts find cocaine and ritalin are indistinguishable from each other *when they are injected into a vein*, yet ritalin is a safe and effective medicaiton when used correctly.
Cannabis has been around and used 1000s of years and there has been not one recorded death caused by cannabis.

People die everyday from therputic doses of Ritalin.
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If I where king of the world I would make it OTC as a mood enhancer if people with schizophrenia or bi poplar freak out on it they can just DEAL WITH IT why should they ruin it for everyone else?
You're missing the point here. We are not talking about an adult who may or may not be able to make a decision for themselves. We are talking about a 7 year old. And telling someone with a potential psychotic disorder to "DEAL WITH IT" is beyond disrespectful.
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You're missing the point here. We are not talking about an adult who may or may not be able to make a decision for themselves. We are talking about a 7 year old. And telling someone with a potential psychotic disorder to "DEAL WITH IT" is beyond disrespectful.
I don't wanna get in a flame war but why should everyone else miss out because of a minority? If you have psychotic disorder that is effected in a negative way by cannabis then don't use it! It shouldn't be illegal just to cater to their dietary needs. I think its beyond disrespectful to the majority to make it illegal just to cater to a minorities needs.
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Cannabis has been around and used 1000s of years and there has been not one recorded death caused by cannabis.

People die everyday from therputic doses of Ritalin.
Citations needed.

People do NOT die EVERY day from theraputic doses of Ritalin.

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Citations needed.

People do NOT die EVERY day from theraputic doses of Ritalin.

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The point was it is grossly unsafe when compared to cannabis track record.
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The point was it is grossly unsafe when compared to cannabis track record.
I'd really like to see some information to confirm this.
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