Joined: 24 Dec 2006
Location: Florida, USA
|Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:02 am Post subject: Marijuana
|Does Marijuana have any benefits. How about other intoxicants like
lidocaine (also known as Lignocaine)
Current inhaled general anesthetic agents
Xenon (rarely used)
Current intravenous anesthetic agents (non-opioid)
Thiopental (Previously known as Thiopentone in the UK)
Add to your list the opiates like morphine. Morphine can save life in some heart conditions such as congestive heart failure.
Some local and general anesthetics are vital to the medical armory and tranquilizers are helpful in many psychiatric disorders when judiciously used.
Marijuana has not been convincingly proven to be of any benefit and frequently it brings with it a more lethal drug, nicotine in different forms.
Although AL-KHAMR does include intoxicants, yet, it remains closer in meaning to ethyl alcohol - beer, wine, whiskey, brandy etc and it has its specific pharmacological effects on brain such as euphoria, flushing, blunting of human judgment followed by nausea, hangover, depression, and finally, withdrawal symptoms and addiction or alcoholism in some cases.