Pubdate: Sun, 29 Apr 2001
Source: Burlington Free Press (VT)
Copyright: 2001 Burlington Free Press
Author: Dr. Robert J. Melamede


I could only laugh at the irony of `Senate removes obstacles for 
breast-feeding moms .' Would the Senate have supported breast feeding 
if they knew that the endogenous cannabinoid (internally produced 
marijuana-like compound) anadamide is found in high concentrations in 
mother's milk where it relaxes the newborn baby and gives it the 
munchies? If this marijuana-like activity is inhibited, as has been 
proposed as treatment for `marijuana addicts', newborn animals fail 
to nurse and die.  What message does it send the children when our 
governor and legislators support the `Got Milk' program? Perhaps milk 
should be made illegal like marijuana or maybe farmers should be 
required to produce milk free of cannabis activity. But, law 
enforcement would have difficulty determining who was producing legal 
and illegal milk just as they claim would be the case if THC-free 
hemp were grown in Vermont.
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