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Cannabis is better for ADD and ADHD in kids than Ritalin

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Published on Apr 8, 2010

This is Dr. Claudia Jensen who appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC on Apr. 22, 2004. She was a practicing Pediatrician in Ventura, California and an instructor at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She was lost to breast cancer on Sep. 15, 2007. R.I.P.

Cannabis, demonetized in the 30s under the name marijuana since it wasn't understood back then, is actually not a narcotic. It produces no physical addiction and is extraordinarily non-toxic, meaning that you can't have a lethal overdose of it as you can with nearly all other drugs, even over-the-counter ones. So cannabis is actually more accurately classified as a herb, which is what the plant is botanically.

This herb has been found to be surprisingly effective as a natural treatment for many medical conditions as an alternative to pharmaceutical chemical drugs with serious side-affects and the significant stresses that they put on the body.

Instead of using powerful psychotropic drugs, cannabis herb has been shown to be more effective in many cases for treating Attention Deficit Disorder (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Oral doses and not smoking is recommended for children and teenagers. This way there's absolutely no health concerns and the medicinal effects will last much longer delivered this way. A single dose with breakfast will last throughout the school day.

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