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"I believe Apollo 13 is P88 male X Genius (Princess' more indica type sister) but still a JH F2 from the same set
of seeds found at the 'Cafe in Adam. The new A11 is P94 or (C99 the more popular name) X Genius."
Gamage and Zerkins' A comprehensive guide to the
English-language literature on cannabis (1969).
It is traditional in a scientific book for the author to thoroughly review all other scientific literature on
the subject. I shall not do this, for this literature represents work that is generally methodologically
unsound, so no solid conclusions can be drawn from it.
Most of this literature rather uniformly attributes almost every human ill imaginable to marijuana
intoxication. It is rather reminiscent of the medical literature on masturbation in the last century. As a
first methodological warning sign, the intelligent reader might wonder why the practice of marijuana
smoking is so widely indulged in if all its effects are negative?
More formally, let us consider the literature in two categories, the medical literature and the
The medical literature to date on marijuana consists primarily of clinical observations of patients
identified as marijuana smokers by physicians treating them. Because marijuana was used before the
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patient came to the physician, marijuana is considered the cause of the disease. The logic of this is
fallacious. Cause and effect cannot be established simply because one thing precedes another unless all
other preceding events can be eliminated as possible causes. For example, various medical disorders
prevalent among people of underdeveloped nations where marijuana smoking is widespread are
attributed to its use. We could equally well reason that the medical conditions in underdeveloped nations
lead to marijuana smoking, or that they have nothing to do with it. Thus practically all the medical
literature on marijuana is useless, being moralizing under the guise of medicine.
This is a particularly regrettable situation. It seems a priori likely that prolonged use of any drug
would have some effects on the body (good or bad), and we very much need factual medical knowledge
of marijuana's effects.
The experimental literature on marijuana, with an occasional and notable exception, represents
research carried out under a set of circumstances that are almost certain to produce results that have
practically no applicability to the normal use of marijuana; i.e., they emphasize certain potential effects
that are atypical of our society's normal use of the drug.
Some of the most notable atypicalities of the experimental research to date are as follows.
Control of the drug has been in the hands of the experimenter. The subject usually had to take one of a
number of unknown substances in an unknown dosage. This can produce a good deal of anxiety and an
intensified need for control and defense. As discussed earlier, marijuana users prefer to control their own
level of intoxication. (User control of dosage could be allowed, even if it is somewhat less convenient
for the experimenter.) Note also that subjects in many laborator
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