Pot and Hep C
A serious study finds that allowing patients with Hepatitis C to use marijuana helps them tolerate the side-effects of their medications - and so saves their lives. One word: duh. I have friends who are alive today solely because marijuana helped them stay on their meds during the crippling over-dosing that occurred in the early days of anti-retroviral therapy for HIV. Of course, the pot may also actually provide these people with something called pleasure as well. But despite that drawback, the health consequences alone make this a no-brainer. It frustrates me that we even have to debate this. There is no rational debate to be had.