The Drs TV: Free Pot For Homeless
Dr. Travis Stork explained that medical marijuana is becoming more widely accepted, but has one California town taken it too far? Twenty-one states have legalized the medical use of marijuana, and now Berkeley, California is requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to donate at least 2% of the cannabis to low-income residents. So is free pot helping the poor or hurting everyone?
Linda Maio, the vice mayor of Berkeley, California was on the phone, and she explained that they have a medical marijuana ordinance, and they’ve established all kinds of regulations. It then got to the point that they wondered, what about low-income people? She explained that they have to fall in line with guidelines regarding affordability, and everyone has to have a card, but the card can only be issued by a medical professional.
The Doctors: Free Medical Marijuana For Low Income Families
Dr. Stork said he believes it’s a good idea with poor execution because getting a medical marijuana card in California “is a joke.” The Doctors even did an experiment where they sent a producer, who was faking a headache, to go get a medical marijuana card, and five minutes later he had it.
Dr. Stork said he thinks if you’re going to have a program like that, they need to legitimize the process of getting a card.
The Drs TV: Banana Diet
Dr. Stork then moved on to explain that a new fad diet instructs people to eat 30 bananas a day, and followers say it produces real results. So is it a good idea or too much of a good thing?
Those who follow the diet say they’re “visiting banana island” and The Doctors welcomed two of the banana island visitors to the show. Anji and Ryan say they buy 80-100 bananas and eat approximately 100 pounds of the fruit each week. Ryan explained it’s more of a cleanse of sorts, but although they eat a ton of bananas, they eat a lot of other foods as well. In the morning he’ll have a smoothie with a dozen bananas in it.
Dr. Ordon said both Anji and Ryan look fit, but at 100 calories a banana, that smoothie is 1,200 calories. Ryan said he doesn’t drink any coffee and he gets all his nutrition from his diet. Ryan also said he runs 20 miles a week.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained that nutritionally, one banana has about 450 milligrams of major electrolytes and potassium. The daily amount of potassium we should get is set at about 4,700 milligrams, so if you do the math, that’s 10 bananas a day. She said if they have healthy kidneys, there shouldn’t be a problem with the potassium. However, high potassium in your blood can cause everything from nausea and vomiting to muscle weakness, to cardiac standstill.
Dr. Stork said there should never be a diet that focuses on one particular food, but admitted bananas are his favorite fruit. He said it’s like taking a giant potassium pill every day when you eat that extreme number of bananas. Ryan said he had blood tests from over the past few years that show his potassium levels are perfect. He also said he did some research and found that to overdose on potassium, he’d have to eat 300 bananas in 30 seconds.
The Doctors don’t recommend the diet, but say bananas should be a part of your diet in a smaller way.
Mark Wedgley says
why is it that even though I’m on disability and get high potency pain killers but even though my dr’s know I smoke weed they can’t give me a re
comendation because of federal laws.