I follow a couple of other boards, one of which in particular doesn’t hold up to the standards of debate we have here. After the SCOTUS decision on medical marijuana was handed down, a thread was opened and several posters made the bald assertion that it’s possible to exactly replicate the effects of marijuana using other prescription drugs.
There have also been assertions by both sides that marijuana A) Is much better for you, you idiot, or B) Is much worse for you, you clod, than prescription painkillers.
It will be useless to ask them for cites, and frankly, I don’t have a dog in the fight, so please don’t think I’m mining the SDMB for cites to slap people down. They just made me curious, and I’m wondering if anyone is aware of any empirical information that speaks to either of these topics.