“The reason the that federal government has it outlawed is because they say there’s no medicinal value in it, even though we have a quarter of the country’s population now living under medical marijuana law, the federal government says there’s no medicinal benefit, it’s the most dangerous drug in a Schedule 1 controlled substance with heroin and acid, and it’s the most addictive. All of that is bull. When anybody is going through this, I try so hard to get them to at least do their own research, because no one has ever overdosed from it. There’s almost no substance on the planet that can claim that; we had somebody die from drinking too much water in a radio contest a couple of years ago. No one has ever smoked too much pot; it simply is not toxic enough, so I think that it’s important to mention that when we’re talking about how Sonya made it through this, because she was so strong and she was able to hold on to some quality of life while she was going through this six-month sentence of getting the chemotherapy for two days at a time every two weeks.
“…The doctors as it turns out as I talk to them about this are afraid of retaliation and so they don’t want to recommend marijuana. Because I know a lot of about it, in extensive conversations where I found the doctors will recommend Marinol which is a THC pill and it’s synthetic and I had to argue with the doctor. He’s telling me it’s pure, but I know that it’s not. They take the THC which is the active ingredient in marijuana and they replicate it and they put it in a pill form. I personally have tried the pill form; it’s nothing at all like the organic plant.
He has tried Marinol, and perhaps not surprisingly, does not recommend it, at least in terms of its effectiveness.
“Nothing at all. In fact when I got it, I was afraid that somebody slipped me something else. I was tripping off of it. There are reports of patients going crazy, suicidal. It’s not a pleasant experience but the doctors do that because they can make money off of it. They cannot make money off of a plant. You cannot put a patent on a plant, so the government has no interest in legalizing it.”
When a professional wrestler exhibits better medical knowledge about marijuana than a doctor, you know the doctors have been fed a dose of reefer madness. And he’s right about the Marinol – I’ve tried it, too, and as a chronic smoker for the past nineteen years, I have never had such a bad experience with marijuana as I did with Marinol. In fact, I’ve had bad acid and mushroom trips that were less frightening than Marinol.