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Too bizarre to pass up

Mark Kleiman has a very reasonable article at The Crime Report: Legalizing Pot: One Step at a Time. I’m pretty sure a version of it has been published elsewhere, but it’s essentially a plea for the federal government to let us learn from the federalist experiments in Colorado and Washington.

What’s bizarre is the current sole comment at the article, by someone called Dr. Alexander Jablanczy MD. It’s not abundantly clear what he actually supports – he claims to be a quasi libertarian and supports “liberalisation” as well as supporting some kind of control group with the “death penalty imposed for any buying or selling or trasporting [sic] of any drug whatsoever.” He also claims that “marihuana” made his IQ “drop like a stone.” I’m willing to take his word that his IQ is low, but rather doubt his explanation.

I wonder if this guy has actual patients, and whether they should be… warned.

As a quasi libertarian and ex revolutionary from the sixties I would support of course any liberalisation of nearly everything and the elimination of granny state control of adult human choices.

However I did smoke one a significant amount of marihuana as an experiment and concluded that while it made me giggling silly happy and quite high higher than I have ever been before or since I also concluded that it made my IQ drop like a stone. Whatever human qualities I have the most important thing in my humanity is my intellect. In that it is much worse than alcohol as i can still sudy read learn reason while inebriated, that is simply impossible when stoned.

So I made a choice then and there that I would rather be miserable and intelligent than happy and stupid. So for the next 45 years I quit.

But having relearned molecular medicine and lately cellular biology and neurotrasmitters and receptors and action potentials of presynaptic axons it is clear to me thet the stupidity I experienced has a very real material correlate: viz, the neurons actually slow down electrical and chemical transmission. Marihuna makes you stupid.

So opposition to ANY DRUG ABUSE whtsoever is not based on a whim or a prejudice nor a mere opinion but scentific unarguable fact.

Simply read THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM , BTW the very best website on the net from McGIll U. and you can learn about all these drug addictions at the molecular level.

This is now quite well worked out but the other aspect is still in its infancy, the subscience of addictology. We simply know nothing and what we know is all wrong.

The state is in the business of supporting gambling addiction with lotteries casinos on line gambling horse racing sport betting all not just corrupting influences but inadvertently or maliciously teaching the populace how to become addicts.

Addicts’ main characteristic other than their addiction is that they are all liars and self deluding ignoramuses for they really know not what they do. They dont know about opiate receptor dysfunction extinction resynthesis and consequent death. They also dont know that there are 50! endocannabinoids of which anandamine is one. That endorphin enkephalin dynorphin made by the opiate naive body is just as potent as morphine heroin methadone fentanyl KROKODIL desomorphine. But if these exogenous ordures are used the body stops making the endogenous ones and destroys their receptors in self defence.

Only very ignorant and very stupid doctors use Oxy and Perc which are unnecessary unless your aim is to add to the ranks of drug addicts.

The entry drugs are nicotine and caffeine unknown in ancient civilizations. Marihuna is a distant third.

All are unencessary without any legitimate indication. Even the verbiage is odious recreational drugs. Bosh. Drugs are pharmakon ie both medicines and poisons. Tertium non datur.

The Greeks and Romans were so overwhelmed by the effect of very weak beer and wine that they invented gods to explain the ecstatic effect: Dionysius and Bacchus. Drunk maenads would tear young men limb from limb. Their excuse was possession by Dionysius ie the god of wine.

The assassins of course were hashashin empowered to murder without conscience by their use of hashish. Spiffy.

In spite of these factual warnings about the dangers and folly of all mind altering substances I fully support the two states’ legalisation of marihuana use.

For it is a necessary and worthwhile experiment to see what its effect will be. But it must be run for at least ten years then reassessed and in the other case even for twenty years. For it might take a generation to fully experienxe the degradation IQ deficit increase in crime social upheaval which I expext. But it might be immeasurable as the baseline use else where is already so rampant that the control group would be nearly identical to the experimetal one.

Two other states similar to the experimental ones should have the death penalty imposed for any buying or selling or trasporting of any drug whatsoever Now that would be a real contorl group with 0 use.

And unlimited use in those two states.

But neither will happen So the experimental design is faulty all but useless and uncontrolled hence meanigless.

I am not holding my breath.

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28 comments to Too bizarre to pass up

  • divadab

    Alexander Jablanszcy, MD, retired. Age 97.

    Jobbie Jablanczy strikes again! Living proof that 50% of doctors are in the bottom half of their graduating class!

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  • Matthew Meyer

    Not that it’s at all relevant, but here are some ratings of a doc by that same name in Sault Ste. Marie, ON:

    “The most unprofessional Dr. that I’ve ever met. At one visit, he was wearing only a lab coat–no clothes underneath. Last friday as I was walking into the waiting room, he was yelling at his staff, threatening to close down the office.”

    “Doctor goes off on unrelated tangents to the point where you can forget why you even went to see him. Reputation for prescribing a lot of different medications.”
    http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/51062/Dr-Alex-Jablanczy-Sault+Ste.+Marie-ON.html

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    • claygooding

      that is too much of a coincidence for it to be someone else,,too much hyperbole in the docs description of being “high”

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  • darkcycle

    Oh my.

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  • Byddaf yn egluro:

    “Two other states similar to the experimental ones should have the death penalty imposed for any buying or selling or trasporting of any drug whatsoever Now that would be a real contorl group with 0 use.
    And unlimited use in those two states.
    But neither will happen So the experimental design is faulty all but useless and uncontrolled hence meanigless.
    I am not holding my breath.”

    Unique & truly priceless!

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  • Liam

    Demonizing bullshit. If all he has is his intellect, he’s on damn thin ice.

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  • primus

    Studies claim that smoking pot lowers one’s IQ by 8 points. Dr. J. was right to stop taking pot, I was right to continue to use it. I can afford 8 points, he can’t.

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    • claygooding

      When OK lets a pot prisoner out early,,times are changing,,up until now pot was treated just as heroin in OK and forget any early out.

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  • [...] I am not holding my breath. November 29th, 2012 by Pete | Permalink [...]

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  • Well, don’t know if they printed my 2 cents but it went like this:

    Pot doesn’t drop your IQ like a rock. Alcohol does. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  • kaptinemo

    …faulty…all but useless…hence, meaningless.

    One might think that that may have been a Freudian slip on the doctor’s part, regarding his own musings. In any event, reading it was a waste of time.

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  • Francis

    Is this the same guy? From RateMDs.com:

    Dr. Alex Jablanczy
    Location:
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
    Gender: M
    Specialty: Family / G.P.
    Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 6 reviews.

    Excerpts from two of the more intriguing reviews:

    The most unprofessional Dr. that I’ve ever met. At one visit, he was wearing only a lab coat–no clothes underneath. Last friday as I was walking into the waiting room, he was yelling at his staff, threatening to close down the office. I almost turned around and left, but unfortunately Dr’s here are hard to come by. Any Dr. who acts in this manner (or should I say-lack there of), should not be practicing, and should close down his office.

    and

    I have gone there 3 times and the waiting room is packed at every appointment and you could wait 1+ hours easily to get in! Doctor goes off on unrelated tangents to the point where you can forget why you even went to see him. Reputation for prescribing a lot of different medications.

    Well, that certainly sounds like our man. In fairness, another reviewer described him as “a very thorough doctor.”

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  • Wow. I don’t even know where to begin with this “quasi libertarian and ex revolutionary from the sixties” who wants to “have the death penalty imposed for any buying or selling or trasporting of any drug whatsoever”, you know, as an experiment. Because the lives of people who use drugs are already worthless so if they can be sacrificed in the name of “science” then all the better.

    This guy can’t possibly be a doctor, if he really is I fear for his patients. He writes like a junior high kid who reads academic journals and then uses the terminology out of context in an attempt to appear sophisticated but only demonstrating their complete ignorance.

    Only very ignorant and very stupid doctors use Oxy and Perc which are unnecessary unless your aim is to add to the ranks of drug addicts.

    This is one of the most dangerous, damaging and persistent myths about opiates. These medicines are absolutely essential for pain, and are also very efficacious for the treatment of depression and anxiety, prescribed off-label by a very few doctors (who are courageous and wonderfully empathetic since their patients are oftentimes “addicts” that most doctors wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole).

    Not treating chronic pain with the oldest, safest and most efficacious medicine available amounts to medical malpractice. Untreated pain can lead to a host of problems such as decline in ability to function, depression, anxiety and suicide to name but a few. In the name of fighting drug “abuse” and general opiophobia (fear and hatred of opiates, antonym to opiophilia) doctors are condemning millions of Americans to living with unnecessary and in some cases life-destroying pain.

    Very few people treated with opiates go on to develop iatrogenic or “accidental” addiction. The myth of the pill-pushing doctor getting unsuspecting patients hooked on narcotics is just that, a myth. This does not stop people from blaming doctors for developing a dependence on opiates, but a closer look shows that these people were drug users before becoming dependent on prescription opiates. The vast majority of people who use opiates for pain can stop using them when the pain ceases with little to no problems. A very few, one study put the number at 3%, find that they liked taking opiates for reasons beyond the pain relief and go on to become “addicts.”

    For these people the best course of action is to provide them with an opiate (usually heroin, morphine or opium itself, methadone and suboxone is less effective) for as long as the individual feels they need to take it. This was done very successfully in the US in places such as Schieveport (which serves as a model program to this day) after the Harrison Act came into effect but was shut down by Anslinger, condemning the majority of opiate “addicts” (with the exception of the politically connected) to be victimized by the black market. Anslinger’s perverse legacy lives on to this day, victimizing the “addict” and the chronic pain patient, condemning both to unnecessary suffering.

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    • stlgonzo

      He is probably just trying to protect the monopoly doctors have have right now on patient access to medication. If you can grow or get some MJ and that helps you, you have no need for him anymore.

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    • aussidawg

      Well said and thank you!!! I am a chronic pain patient and have at times run out of medicine due to the fact that I live in rural east Texas and my pain specialist practices in San Antonio…6 hrs. away.

      I have asked him to send my prescription refills several days early but he swears he can’t due to the intense scrutiny by the Texas DPS and DEA. Texas has a triplicate prescription program in place so emergency rooms cannnot even provide a few C-II pills to help until the prescription arrives. (I use a generic form of MS Contin.)

      This is fucking insane! I have the films of my back (L5/S1 thru the top of my lumbar spine and into the first vertebrae in thoraxic are fused) plus two tibia fibula surgeries with a steel rod holding everything together, three knee surgeries and one shoulder surgery along with continuously degenerating joints) and the doctors don’t care. They allow the police to practice their profession or just don’t care enough to take a chance that really isn’t even a risk.

      Thank you for caring and writing about this gross negligence of the medical profession and abuse by law enforcement. I just wonder how many cops that have been injured on the job get blown off by their friends if they need to use opiates for pain control?

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  • Nunavut Tripper

    I’m having trouble believing he’s a physician with such credentials if he can’t spell properly.
    Do cannabinoids damage spell check ?

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    • David Hart

      I don’t know, but I love the sound of ‘marihuna’ (I’m going to go ahead and pronounce that as ‘Marry-hoona’). I hope it catches on.

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    • claygooding

      A typewriter/keyboard id the only way anyone can read most doctors writing so if they can’t spell,,is that a double handicap? If he is double handicapped he can probably get his mmj card.

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  • ezrydn

    Yep. MJ lowers IQ.

    2 Ph.Ds in Science field
    Juris Doctorate
    ASEL pilot’s Lic. (Priv/Comml)
    Helicopter Lic. (Priv/Comml)(recip/turbine)
    Flight Instructor Lic (Both)
    Instrument rating
    Inst. Instructor Lic.
    FCC Amateur Extra ticket (top Level)
    retired Broadcast Chief Engineer Rad/TV (38 yrs)
    -and-
    Self-taught Forex Day Trader (Avg. $4K/wk)

    I’m such a dunce. And I smoke Cannabis daily to control PTSD. I’ve achieved every endeavor I’ve set for myself to do. However, I’m happy with me and the way I turned out.

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  • darkcycle

    Thought about it and thought about it, digested and mulled it. I simply cannot respond to that comment. Nope. That is such a trainwreck of reasoning, so absurd in it’s detached from reality hyperbolics, that it alone and by it self stands as it’s best rebuttal.
    I will leave that one alone out of awe and disbelief.

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  • ezrydn

    HS was hell for me. After Nam and Unkle, things seemed to come easier. Of course, you know how I ran into Mary. Through Unk, of course.

    Which led me to this here couch where couchmates become friends. It will only be better when we have reason to have the “First Annual ‘Pete’s Couch’ Reunion,” face to face.

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