Medical marijuana

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I would like to share my thoughts on medical marijuana. First, I do believe it can provide relief for certain patients and I am not opposed to the prescription and dispensing.
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“JC POOLPOOL”

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#181
May 16, 2010
 
your right, mexico should grow our 17 billion dollar crop for us and save us 4 billion . Maybe the mexicans would stay home to work in the pot fields. I agree!The state could make a one chunk bundle in taxes, put local growers under , and save the cost of money being smuggled to mexico for war.
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Aug 18, 2010
 

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Annual Causes of Death in the United States
Tobacco 435,000
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity 365,000
Alcohol 85,000
Microbial Agents 75,000
Toxic Agents 55,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,347
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Suicide 30,622
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Sexual Behaviors 20,000
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect 17,000
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Cannabis is less physically addictive than caffeine, while the so-called “gateway drug” theory is a complete fantasy, and it was just recently called “half-baked” as a result of a scientific study. CNN reported that Cocaine use has dropped sharply, by 30% since 2002, which is really good news

I worked in addiction medicine for years, and this is what I can advice on the matter: Any suppression of Cannabis use will be immediately followed by an increase in alcohol/hard drug/prescription drug abuse! You don’t believe me? Then maybe you will believe the Big Alcohol lobby that is financing the Cannabis Legalization opponents for exactly this reason

Right now Cannabis is just simply perceived as a much safer alternative to alcohol/hard drugs, which is precisely how it should be perceived. To have a society in which there is NO psychoactive substance use is an illusion, and it will be good for our government to realize this. So then, it becomes a matter of “safer choices”, just like with the sex education.

And Cannabis is, without a shadow of a doubt, a much safer choice than alcohol or hard drugs! Just very recently a research study in addiction medicine has determined that Cannabis may actually serve as an “exit” substance for recovering alcoholics/hard drug addicts.

And there is another extremely important property of Cannabis that the prohibitionists would love to keep secret: Cannabis use suppresses violent urges and behaviors and, as one prestigious textbook says,“Only the unsophisticated think otherwise”.

Then, of course, there is a potential for Cannabis in chronic pain, where other drugs may be ineffective (or physically addictive), with very important potential implications for our wounded veterans, many of whom have chronic pain.

It is also worth noting that Cannabis may have certain preventative value for such devastating conditions as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. And all this comes with no danger of overdoses or induction of a physical dependence! Let’s be very happy that the cocaine abuse rate is dropping.

Let’s not interfere with these dynamics, and then we can possibly achieve what has already been achieved in the Netherlands where the drug overdose rate is 85%(!!) lower than in the US, and that is with much more liberal Cannabis possession laws than in this country!

Maybe it is time to give up “dogma” about Cannabis, and to start listening to the experts, if we really want to lower the alcohol/hard drug use in this country, and the accompanying dependencies and overdoses!
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#188
Oct 2, 2010
 
Dr Leo,
I would have to agree, unfourntunatlly in Fl. its still illegal. But after seeing numerous drs here and getting no releif, I might be moving out west. Floridas pain releif is try taking ultram. Ultram doesn't do crap for a herniated disc spondyolethesis and spondylolysis plus back spasms and leg pain, and as far as september being pain awareness month, I was aware of it 24/7 .
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#189
Oct 4, 2010
 
I can understand why Pharmacies don't dispense medical marjuana and they shouldn't, in my opinion, because it is a herb simular to green tea and other health aids and not considered a medication.

People should be left alone to treat themselves how they see fit for illneses or use what they desire to take the edge off at the end of the day.

Things like Cocaine and Heroin are considered medications and should be despensed from phamacies. Simular to Xanax and antidepressent medications.

As with other drugs don;t drive or handle heavy equipment etc etc..
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#190
Oct 4, 2010
 
Hurt in Saint Pete wrote:
Dr Leo,
I would have to agree, unfourntunatlly in Fl. its still illegal. But after seeing numerous drs here and getting no releif, I might be moving out west. Floridas pain releif is try taking ultram. Ultram doesn't do crap for a herniated disc spondyolethesis and spondylolysis plus back spasms and leg pain, and as far as september being pain awareness month, I was aware of it 24/7 .
I have many times thought of moving to a MM state for the treatment that might work.
I am prescribed hundreds of tablets each month and gain 20-30% relief. Years ago when I smoked pot I recall a sense of well being and calmness. It didn't ruin my life nor make me want to try any other drugs although everything was available to me. Now I have doctors and other medical advises here in Florida telling me to try Pot but don't tell them about it and don;t have it show up in urine...Ack! catch 22.. I asked..what would happen if i got on a plane stayed in California for 2 weeks got stoned out, came back and did a UA? I got no answer...
Can someone give me the legaity issues or what I could expect to happen from my pain management people? I asked and got no reply, I think it's because they have an obligation to treat it as drug abuse the same as if I tested positive for cocaine...screwy isn't it!
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#191
Oct 6, 2010
 
MM is the only real option for me, after spending the last 2 days feeling sick as a dog from what feels like a ulcer from all the over the counter pain pills. Plus being on workers comp all it would take is a failed drug test to close your case, my last dr was pissed because he could never close it after 8 years of drug tests

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pot is a felony in florida, how can you tolerate insane pot laws , come home to california`
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#193
Oct 17, 2010
 
I would rather live in oregon, cali has to many people for me, florida sucks..

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Oct 24, 2010
 
oregon has no money. ca has medi pot. culture and class

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I can remember in 1968 when I first started smoking pot, that we would point out how safe this drug was compared to other very harmful but legal drugs. Their answer would always be that they needed more time to study this drug before legalizing it. How clear could it be that they could care less about the truth? It wouldn't matter if millions of people would die. Kids today are choking themselves just to get high. How sad is that? How many lives could have been saved if people like this could have had something much more enjoyable and safe instead. Our government has failed us and are guilty of mass murder in a very real way. But still they could care less.In fact I'm sure they believe that these people deserved it, in some kind of sick logic. This so called war on drugs, is not a war on drugs at all. Let's call it for what it really is,a war on the American people. Face it,Americans love to do drugs, and all the money in the world can't change that fact. How many more people must die before something is done. For myself,when I voted for change, this is what was on the top of my list.
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Jan 19, 2011
 
I can recommend a reputable online pharmacy http://allbestpills.info
I figured it would be enough to give the pills a try and I was quite satisfied with the result. I hope this info will be of any help to the community.
I have used this medication since the late 80's for migraines and it works wonders. I have tried other medication and nothing works as well and fast as generic Aspirin.
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Pot has all the chemicals that the growers add to make it do what ever they want it to do. You should see some of the poisons the growers add to make their plants bulk out early not to mention the herbicides, the fungicides and the pesticides. Only god knows what these things turn into when they are smoked. Why do you think I call it poison?
You must really love the taste of shoe leather.
i was talking with a guy that grows it the other day and he sprays it for some kind of moth infestations, so that cant be good
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Jan 21, 2011
 
In Thailand they spray opium on it. Thai sticks.

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Jan 30, 2011
 
obbummer said he is against legalizing pot, oh i forgot they want people to pay as much as possible !~ LOL poolpool i thought obama being not hoele, would put cannabis in another class ,4 say! has medical use

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our billion dollar counties of humbolt,mendo would fold! i forgot! LOL, poolpool

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Hurt in Saint Pete wrote:
I would rather live in oregon, cali has to many people for me, florida sucks..
Just wait till you get a real good look at Oregon.
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I have many times thought of moving to a MM state for the treatment that might work.
I am prescribed hundreds of tablets each month and gain 20-30% relief. Years ago when I smoked pot I recall a sense of well being and calmness. It didn't ruin my life nor make me want to try any other drugs although everything was available to me. Now I have doctors and other medical advises here in Florida telling me to try Pot but don't tell them about it and don;t have it show up in urine...Ack! catch 22.. I asked..what would happen if i got on a plane stayed in California for 2 weeks got stoned out, came back and did a UA? I got no answer...
Can someone give me the legaity issues or what I could expect to happen from my pain management people? I asked and got no reply, I think it's because they have an obligation to treat it as drug abuse the same as if I tested positive for cocaine...screwy isn't it!
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