Doctor Tells Judge He Smokes 30 Joints A Day For Health

Marijuana jointNBC New York reports:

A former doctor told a judge in New Jersey that he’s “guilty as sin” of growing marijuana and smoking 30 joints a day.

Edwin Struve told a judge in Morris County he had 58 marijuana plants in his Chatham home that he’s been cultivating since he came home from the Army in 1968.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reports Struve and his lawyer said Struve used marijuana to relieve the effects of glaucoma and mild brain damage.

Officials are seeking to have the judge place Struve under supervised probation in the Morris County Prosecutor Office’s mental health program.

The program uses therapy, counseling and medication to address psychiatric problems behind the commission of crimes…

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  • DeepCough

    Once again, Psychiatry damning people for using drugs from which Psychiatrists themselves cannot make any profit.

  • DeepCough

    Once again, Psychiatry damning people for using drugs from which Psychiatrists themselves cannot make any profit.

  • mole_face

    “The program uses therapy, counseling and medication to address psychiatric problems behind the commission of crimes..”

    Marijuana is every bit as valid of a “medication” as the psychiatric drugs. No brain deficiencies are addressed by psychiatric drugs – their effects on neurotransmitters is the mechanism by which ALL mood-altering drugs artificially change the mood. “Antipsychotics” are heavy tranquilizers and the various “antidepressants” are uppers.

    We should turn the psych industry’s own propaganda against them – if a cannabinoid receptor agonist like weed eases symptoms of anxiety and depression, that must mean that the drug “corrected” an “imbalance” in the cannabinoid receptors that had been the root cause of the mental disorders.

    Strip away the “chemical imbalance” marketing facade, and you face the horrifying truth – our government has the right to forcibly sedate citizens with heavy tranquilizers like we’re unmanageable zoo animals.

    Now he has to let these control freak perverts crawl up his ass for several years. He’s going to have to act remorseful while some sick fuck parole officer scolds him for marijuana use – and then in the next sentence the same turd will threaten him with jail if he doesn’t continue taking his brain damaging government tranquilizers. Poor guy. :(

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      “Chemical imbalance” is the new (new = scientific) definition for what the medieval people called humour imbalance. Its the same crap, new methodology. I haven’t thought about it too hard, but i’m sure you can define any of the humours as equivalent to a particular neurotransmitter today.

      • mole_face

        It’s not quite the same, but I know what you mean.

        A lot of people misunderstand the issue. Psych drugs aren’t placebos. Neurotransmitters are definitely implicated in mental problems, in the same way that leg muscles are implicated in running, but correlation does not equal causation. Altering neurotransmitter levels is the mechanism by which ALL mood-altering drugs(recreational or otherwise) produce their intended effects. It certainly isn’t a unique property of psych drugs.

        Let’s say that we have two mystery drugs that both boost dopamine and dopamine. With this info, we can accurately predict that both drugs will be euphoric stimulants. But if one of the substances happens to be labeled with a psychiatric drug brand name, then the drug supposedly boosts those neurotransmitters to combat an illness caused by a “deficiency” in those brain chemicals.

        The “chemical imbalance theory” is a hypothetical illness that would make the neurotransmitter-altering effects of drugs into the equivalent of some sort of brain nutrient. The fact that this “theory” can be convincingly applied to ANY drug – eg the “cannabinoid receptor deficiency theory” of marijuana that I made up – should make it crystal clear that this is nothing more than psychologically manipulative marketing.

        Following the same reasoning of mainstream psychiatrists-

        If caffeine wakes you up in the morning, that must mean that you’re suffering from an imbalance of adenosine, which the drug corrects.

        If alcohol calms you down, it’s addressing the GABA deficiency that was the root of your stress.

        If heroin alleviates your depression, it must be because your mood was caused by an “imbalance” in the opioid receptors.

        Headaches? Caused by an aspirin deficiency.

        All of these “theories” employ the same Bizarro World reasoning as mainstream psychiatry and are equally as illogical/unprovable.

        • mole_face

          “Dopamine and dopamine” was meant to read “serotonin and dopamine”. Oops. Feel free to discredit everything I’ve said based on this one error.

  • fuzzgun

    “The program uses therapy, counseling and medication to address psychiatric problems behind the commission of crimes..”

    Marijuana is every bit as valid of a “medication” as the psychiatric drugs. No brain deficiencies are addressed by psychiatric drugs – their effects on neurotransmitters is the mechanism by which ALL mood-altering drugs artificially change the mood. “Antipsychotics” are heavy tranquilizers and the various “antidepressants” are uppers.

    We should turn the psych industry’s own propaganda against them – if a cannabinoid receptor agonist like weed eases symptoms of anxiety and depression, that must mean that the drug “corrected” an “imbalance” in the cannabinoid receptors that had been the root cause of the mental disorders.

    Strip away the “chemical imbalance” marketing facade, and you face the horrifying truth – our government has the right to forcibly sedate citizens with heavy tranquilizers like we’re unmanageable zoo animals.

    Now he has to let these control freak perverts crawl up his ass for several years. He’s going to have to act remorseful while some sick fuck parole officer scolds him for marijuana use – and then in the next sentence the same turd will threaten him with jail if he doesn’t continue taking his brain damaging government tranquilizers. Poor guy. :(

  • WhiteRose

    30 joints… DAMN. That much really isn’t good for your lungs.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      he really should get a vaporizer

    • Lovershatethesky

      he seemed to live just fine for 30 plus years. i will follow this story and bet you 2 dollars his health and mental well-being will deteriorate because of their “medicine”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7AEACYYOYIRIK3UBEHT3GCMFZM SethM

      Except they say even smoking pot heavily doesn’t affect the lungs any more than living in a major city and breathing the air read up on the current research…

  • WhiteRose

    30 joints… DAMN. That much really isn’t good for your lungs.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    he really should get a vaporizer

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    “Chemical imbalance” is the new (new = scientific) definition for what the medieval people called humour imbalance. Its the same crap, new methodology. I haven’t thought about it too hard, but i’m sure you can define any of the humours as equivalent to a particular neurotransmitter today.

  • fuzzgun

    It’s not quite the same, but I know what you mean.

    A lot of people misunderstand the issue. Psych drugs aren’t placebos. Neurotransmitters are definitely implicated in mental problems, in the same way that leg muscles are implicated in running, but correlation does not equal causation. Altering neurotransmitter levels is the mechanism by which ALL mood-altering drugs(recreational or otherwise) produce their intended effects. It certainly isn’t a unique property of psych drugs.

    Let’s say that we have two mystery drugs that both boost dopamine and dopamine. With this info, we can accurately predict that both drugs will be euphoric stimulants. But if one of the substances happens to be labeled with a psychiatric drug brand name, then the drug supposedly boosts those neurotransmitters to combat an illness caused by a “deficiency” in those brain chemicals.

    The “chemical imbalance theory” is a hypothetical illness that would make the neurotransmitter-altering effects of drugs into the equivalent of some sort of brain nutrient. The fact that this “theory” can be convincingly applied to ANY drug – eg the “cannabinoid receptor deficiency theory” of marijuana that I made up – should make it crystal clear that this is nothing more than psychologically manipulative marketing.

    Following the same reasoning of mainstream psychiatrists-

    If caffeine wakes you up in the morning, that must mean that you’re suffering from an imbalance of adenosine, which the drug corrects.

    If alcohol calms you down, it’s addressing the GABA deficiency that was the root of your stress.

    If heroin alleviates your depression, it must be because your mood was caused by an “imbalance” in the opioid receptors.

    Headaches? Caused by an aspirin deficiency.

    All of these “theories” employ the same Bizarro World reasoning as mainstream psychiatry and are equally as illogical/unprovable.

  • fuzzgun

    “Dopamine and dopamine” was meant to read “serotonin and dopamine”. Oops. Feel free to discredit everything I’ve said based on this one error.

  • HighAsFuck

    They have a name for everything that isn’t obedient.

  • HighAsFuck

    They have a name for everything that isn’t obedient.

  • Notaemail

    What crime?

  • Notaemail

    What crime?

  • Lovershatethesky

    he seemed to live just fine for 30 plus years. i will follow this story and bet you 2 dollars his health and mental well-being will deteriorate because of their “medicine”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7AEACYYOYIRIK3UBEHT3GCMFZM SethM

    Except they say even smoking pot heavily doesn’t affect the lungs any more than living in a major city and breathing the air read up on the current research…