Dr. Gabriel Cousens writes, “While marijuana may have many palliative qualities, the psychoactive species have some serious downsides. These are well outlined in the 800-page book titled Marijuana Syndromes by John Mini. His research validates what I have observed since the ‘60’s. As he points out, "Marijuana’s side effects increase over time" and are cumulative. He has clinically observed that "marijuana’s effects can have a drying and toxic quality. They tend to take a general progression from the lungs to the digestion and immune systems, then to the blood, heart and circulatory system, then on to the liver and nervous systems and finally to the sexual, endocrine systems and brain over time."
John Mini says that marijuana is a powerful medicine and as such it has powerful side-effects. From the standpoint of traditional Chinese medicine marijuana is spicy, warm to hot and slightly poisonous. And as such Cannabis has been used as a pest repellent and pesticide in a variety of formulations. It has been planted as a companion crop to deter insects, nematodes, fungi, and weedy plants. Dried leaves and flowers have repelled or killed insects, mites, nematodes, and weeds.
“This means that if a person uses it too much or in an unbalanced way it can disperse his/her energy, become increasingly toxic, dry up the fluids in his/her body and even damage the ability to produce those fluids over time.”
Mini writes, “The big problem is that marijuana makes you feel good when you take it. People like to feel good. Anything that makes you feel good is potentially addictive. Have you ever heard of somebody getting addicted to chemotherapy? I don’t think so.”
“Almost none of the strong harmful side-effects of marijuana happen instantly. The exception to this rule is marijuana’s tendency to induce schizoid brainwave patterns. With this exception, the majority of marijuana’s deleterious side-effects, apart from the high itself, take time to develop. Most of them occur slowly and in progressive stages that can easily be turned around with modified or balanced use,” writes Mini.