March supports medical marijuana use

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A group of demonstrators lines up with their signs on Carlisle Street in Hanover on Saturday after marching in support of medical marijuana.
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Jul 28, 2009
 
Cartoon Pig Dog wrote:
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Of course there's a reason that is not an option. The pharmaceutical companies work in developing and producing drugs that are to be sold by prescription to patients who can benefit from the use of those drugs. Marijuana can not be made in a laboratory it has to be grown, any attempts at duplicating it would merely make the end product less useful and more dangerous as it would involve other chemicals that are not needed to get the resulting drug into proper form (pills, capsules etc.). The drug companies would lose business as their drugs were replaced with marijuana and they would be unable to profit from marijuana since it's easiest and most readily available form needs no processing whatsoever and the patients would be allowed to simply grow their own. Just check the states that have already legalized it, included in the laws are allowances for the growing of marijuana for their own use by the patients. It costs nothing and is easy to grow, so why would anyone pay drug companies for it? And for the patients who can't or wont grow their own there are distributions centers that grow it and market it to doctors and their patients. Not one of the states that have legalized medical marijuana have involved the phamaceutical companies in any way.
And improving Marinol would be a waste of time, Marinol is a synthetic made to mimic marijuana as closely as possible, it would make no sense to continue to try and mimic marijuana when the real thing is available without any dangerous chemicals being involved.
I completly understand what you are saying, and do agree with it. I just don't understand why the pharmaceutical companies would not look at this in a good way, and take advantage of it. They already have raw forms of opiates in their buildings that were grown, and are not synthetic. They are already using the raw forms of illegal substances and that is manufactured into leagal forms (and sometimes by not changing much at all) What I was saying about improving Marinol was to simply get rid of the synthetic form, and use the real form. Now, this would work in a perfect world, but you brought up the cost :) That is a whole other subject, and kind of getting off subject.

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Of course there's a reason that is not an option. The pharmaceutical companies work in developing and producing drugs that are to be sold by prescription to patients who can benefit from the use of those drugs. Marijuana can not be made in a laboratory it has to be grown, any attempts at duplicating it would merely make the end product less useful and more dangerous as it would involve other chemicals that are not needed to get the resulting drug into proper form (pills, capsules etc.). The drug companies would lose business as their drugs were replaced with marijuana and they would be unable to profit from marijuana since it's easiest and most readily available form needs no processing whatsoever and the patients would be allowed to simply grow their own. Just check the states that have already legalized it, included in the laws are allowances for the growing of marijuana for their own use by the patients. It costs nothing and is easy to grow, so why would anyone pay drug companies for it? And for the patients who can't or wont grow their own there are distributions centers that grow it and market it to doctors and their patients. Not one of the states that have legalized medical marijuana have involved the phamaceutical companies in any way.
And improving Marinol would be a waste of time, Marinol is a synthetic made to mimic marijuana as closely as possible, it would make no sense to continue to try and mimic marijuana when the real thing is available without any dangerous chemicals being involved.
My sister lives in CA, and I am vary familar with the whole process. I just think that more people would be willing to supprort medical marijuana if it was perscribed and dispensed like other medications. I am not saying I think that is the best way to do it, but at least it would be avaiable that way. For example I don't see anyone that has acid reflux disease walking into a PPI shop with a Dr. perscribed script for a PPI that gets to decide if they want Nexium, Prilosec, Previcid, Aciphex, etc.

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Jul 28, 2009
 
Allymaeshine,,,, Yes, bringing up the cost is kinda off subject, but when it comes right down to it, the pharmaceutical companies are really only interested in one thing: Their profit margins. I hope you don't really believe they are in business to keep us healthy. If that was their concern they would make drugs safe before releasing them on the market. Look at the rapidly rising numbers of new drugs that get released and get advertised,(which I believe should be illegal anyway, they shouldn't advertise prescription drugs on tv so that thousands of people ask their doctors to prescribe them just because they sound good on tv), then a few months later get recalled due to a rising number of deaths associated with the new drug. They print information papers to be given out with the drugs that contain side effect and drug interaction warnings on them, but they are long, in tiny print and written in medical terms that many ordinary people don't understand, and just how many people really read that sheet of paper stapled to their pharmacy bag anyway?

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Allymaeshine,,,, Yes, bringing up the cost is kinda off subject, but when it comes right down to it, the pharmaceutical companies are really only interested in one thing: Their profit margins. I hope you don't really believe they are in business to keep us healthy. If that was their concern they would make drugs safe before releasing them on the market. Look at the rapidly rising numbers of new drugs that get released and get advertised,(which I believe should be illegal anyway, they shouldn't advertise prescription drugs on tv so that thousands of people ask their doctors to prescribe them just because they sound good on tv), then a few months later get recalled due to a rising number of deaths associated with the new drug. They print information papers to be given out with the drugs that contain side effect and drug interaction warnings on them, but they are long, in tiny print and written in medical terms that many ordinary people don't understand, and just how many people really read that sheet of paper stapled to their pharmacy bag anyway?
I completly understand what you are saying, and I acualy have been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 8 years. I don't work for a drug manufacturer, but I work for a company that buys from them. I am not a pharmasist, but I have worked in a pharmacy as a tech for years (I am no longer a tech, but I am still with the same company. I am at the corprate level now). I understand where the money is going, and I can say from first hand experiance it's not in the pockets of the stores dispensing the medication. The FDA is the organization that gives a yes or no on weather or not the drugs are safe to be released, not the manufacturer. You manke many great and valid points. Believe it or not, I am on your side :). I am just throwing out different ways to think about things. The sheet of paper in the pharmacy bags is put there for the customer's safty, and they are not written in medical terms (at least at the company I work for). It's the pharmacy's responsibility to provide the information, and they do on that sheet of paper. It's not up to the pharmacy to make the customer read it. It's the customer's responsibility to read it. Just like it's up to any person to take matters of their health into their own hands. With that said... Yes, every single time I get a new script filled I do read the entire sheet of paper printed with my script, and I also ask my Dr and the RPH about any and all side effects for anything I am putting into my body. That is my responsibility.

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Jul 28, 2009
 
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Yes alcohol is wrong on the roads also, but I was addressing pot you pot head!!! Yes alot of things on the roads today, but lets take a look at the article we are addressing and not play the blame game with everyone thing else so we can take our eyes off the problem this article is representing!!! Or is your eyes all smoked up???
You know, for a straight person you sure are stupid. All the pot heads I know are a hell of a lot more literate than you are.

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gre wrote:
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well you smoke 5 joints and I won't smoke any and we'll see who has a better resonse on driving, answering questions, etc!!! Have you ever really seen anyone high?? Or maybe you are wrting these responses!!!
I'll tell you what. I'll smoke five joints and you smoke none. We'll see who is the more comprehensive writer.

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#87
Jul 28, 2009
 
thecynic wrote:
<quoted text> I'll tell you what. I'll smoke five joints and you smoke none. We'll see who is the more comprehensive writer.
That all depends on what you are writing about!!!
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#88
Jul 28, 2009
 
A new book is just about to come out

Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?

http://www.amazon.com/Marijuana-Safer-Driving...

check it out
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gre wrote:
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well you smoke 5 joints and I won't smoke any and we'll see who has a better resonse on driving, answering questions, etc!!! Have you ever really seen anyone high?? Or maybe you are wrting these responses!!!
Were here asking 2 be able 2 use medical marijuana 4 people who choose 2 use this so called drug(Plant)in place of man made chemicals that take away control of our own lives.It's a healthier & safer way 2 medicate.
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You know, for a straight person you sure are stupid. All the pot heads I know are a hell of a lot more literate than you are.
Good Cynic.Wise cynic
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I completly understand what you are saying, and I acualy have been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 8 years. I don't work for a drug manufacturer, but I work for a company that buys from them. I am not a pharmasist, but I have worked in a pharmacy as a tech for years (I am no longer a tech, but I am still with the same company. I am at the corprate level now). I understand where the money is going, and I can say from first hand experiance it's not in the pockets of the stores dispensing the medication. The FDA is the organization that gives a yes or no on weather or not the drugs are safe to be released, not the manufacturer. You manke many great and valid points. Believe it or not, I am on your side :). I am just throwing out different ways to think about things. The sheet of paper in the pharmacy bags is put there for the customer's safty, and they are not written in medical terms (at least at the company I work for). It's the pharmacy's responsibility to provide the information, and they do on that sheet of paper. It's not up to the pharmacy to make the customer read it. It's the customer's responsibility to read it. Just like it's up to any person to take matters of their health into their own hands. With that said... Yes, every single time I get a new script filled I do read the entire sheet of paper printed with my script, and I also ask my Dr and the RPH about any and all side effects for anything I am putting into my body. That is my responsibility.
I did not read anywhere on my opiate scripts that I would lose control of my life while using & when I choose 2 stop usage.It's been a year of detox hell 4 me.After 10 yrs of prescribed opiate usage.
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And NONE of those drugs are as safe as cannabis!
The studies are in my list if you would care to go to the trouble of running the search. More titles to tease you- "Cannabidiol inhibits tumour growth in leukaemia and breast cancer", "Marijuana Ingredients Slow Invasion by Cervical and Lung Cancer Cells", "THC inhibits cell cycle progression in human glioblastoma multiforme cells", "Cannabinoids Induce Apoptosis of Pancreatic Tumor Cells" (apoptosis means cell death), "Inhibition of Human Breast and Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation", "Cannabis Reduces Skin Cancer", Derivatives of cannabis for anti-cancer treatment" and "Cannabis May Help Combat Cancer-causing Herpes Viruses".
I think that should be sufficient, or do you need more? I have at least a 100 more on cannabis inhibiting cancers of various types in my list. The links to these studies and articles are in "Granny Storm Crow's list". Just google it.
Will you take my friendly invitation to educate yourself? Or will you continue to wrap yourself in ignorance, when the truth is there for you to read? Take my challenge, friend, and educate yourself! Don't continue to be fooled by the old lies based on racism and greed. Learn the truth about medical cannabis!
I look forward to your reply.
Way 2 go Storm Crow.Man I got tears in my eyes.Thanks 4 the wisdom!Go get'em!
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#93
Jul 28, 2009
 
gre wrote:
well if they want to smoke the stuff then give up there drivers license!! I don't want them on the roads I drive on!!! Bunch of potheads!!!
We also don't want people who drink beer or wine or those on prescription pills on the road.
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There are medications to ease pain, there are also medications that can be used to increase a persons appetite. I would not allow the use of marijuana.
I have never heard that it inhibits the growth of cancer cells, share your resource that you got that from. Have a great life, drug free.
Those medications that ease pain are far more addictive and lethal than marijuana is.

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I did not read anywhere on my opiate scripts that I would lose control of my life while using & when I choose 2 stop usage.It's been a year of detox hell 4 me.After 10 yrs of prescribed opiate usage.
I am sorry to hear that, and am glad you are ok now. I don't agree with the industry, and like I said before I am on your side. I just am more on the "if you can't beat them, than join them" side. If the whole campain is to get it legalized for medical purposes than why not work with the people that will helpe do that in a new way? It was said that people do not want PA to become like CA and anyone that has a bad hair day can get a RX for MJ. Ok, I support that. Unless I am wrong, the only way I see that happining is to get MJ regulated in PA the same way any controled legal substance is dispensed to anyone in PA. Through a pharmacy. There are many state laws that are different state by state now with controlled substances, so why would MJ be different? After all the goal is to get it legal for people that need it. Does it matter how?
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#96
Jul 30, 2009
 
I am here for the long term. Tired of hiding for 30 years. MD
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#97
Jul 30, 2009
 
All I saw of this so called march were 2 youths holding signs. I guess the rest of you who are pro POT lacked the motivation to get out there and march, LOL.
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All I saw of this so called march were 2 youths holding signs. I guess the rest of you who are pro POT lacked the motivation to get out there and march, LOL.
Yea, because most people who use/used marijuana are lazy good for nothing f*cks, like Obama, Michael Phelps, Lebron James, Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Aniston, Shia Laboef, Steve Jobs, Michael Bloomberg to name a few.
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#99
Jul 31, 2009
 
is that really you tommy chong. if it is you should come and see how right winged hanover really is
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#100
Jul 31, 2009
 
or just come and smoke some of mr homans good medical marijane

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