County's first medical marijuana busi...

County's first medical marijuana business clears the air'

There are 25 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Nov 22, 2010, titled County's first medical marijuana business clears the air'. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

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Oli

London, UK

#1 Nov 22, 2010
What a shame that with all the good things Gary Johnson did for the state of NM, the next Republican in charge will be a rabid drug warrior.

What a letdown New Mexico!
Robert Chase

Denver, CO

#2 Nov 22, 2010
Your law is absurdly restrictive -- what possible justification can there be for making cannabis harder to obtain than oxycodone? Governor-elect Martinez must be an imbecile -- congratulations!
Daddy Kalinka

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Nov 22, 2010
Let's see,our troops can go fight for oil companies and when they return tey can be given every possible drug for PTSD including ones that are very addictive but God forbid they try marijuana.I am 1005 disabled Vet with PTSD and I can get all kinds of prescription drugs but my shrinks which work for the Feds cannot even write a statement saying that maybe the medical marijuana is worth a try. I have taken drugs that I can't even say the name but the side effects could be worse than the problem.We wonder why so many of out Vets are suicidal or can't adjust being back in the world and yet they can drink a fifth of alcohol a day and that's okay but don't let them eat a brownie laced with a herb that may help them.The drug companies and whiskey makers may need a bail out if people are growing their own medicine.My staement is only about PTSD what about all the others in pain or have terminal cancer.Wake up America.Ya ever have one of those lives when nothing went right?
Mr fedup

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Nov 22, 2010
So glad to see somebody doing something around here. I have tried getting approved for this for 6 months now, no willing Dr's, they say it would help, but won't sign. Koodos to the Dr. who works with New Mexico Green Light for "growing a pair"!
Esper

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Nov 22, 2010
Marijuana being an illegal drug has a deep stigma attached to it that is undeserved. Almost any drug which is used for pain control will have side-effects. So pain control becomes a question of management. "How do I relieve pain with minimal negative side-effects, and the best chance at a quality life?" This question becomes even more significant when a terminal illness is involved and a person does not have much time.
I can see how taking some of the powerful pain relievers on the market today, which essentially puts you to sleep, and destroys any possibility of a quality life becomes a major issue.
Craig

El Paso, TX

#6 Nov 22, 2010
Mr fedup wrote:
So glad to see somebody doing something around here. I have tried getting approved for this for 6 months now, no willing Dr's, they say it would help, but won't sign. Koodos to the Dr. who works with New Mexico Green Light for "growing a pair"!
I agree. I'm going there today to get me some buds. I have a terrible condition and grass is the only thing that makes it better. I hope they have a nice selection of primo weed to choose from.
Granny B

Farmington, NM

#7 Nov 22, 2010
What dork reporter wrote this article?

1. They don't know when this business is going to open or where it's located.... Yet she has been open since March serving all these patients, at the address on Park Ave. in Aztec. HELLO!!!!

2.Poe's stepson has PTSD,understandable. But there is more to that picture then is being told. Read his comment on the painful death he is looking at.

In my personal opinion.... the reporter might have been doing a sample for his medical condition.
Lone Ranger

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 22, 2010
I heard police in New Mexico won't even bother you for small amounts of weed anymore. Is this true?
as long

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Nov 22, 2010
Lone Ranger wrote:
I heard police in New Mexico won't even bother you for small amounts of weed anymore. Is this true?
as you share.

“getting closer to home...”

Since: Aug 08

middle of nowhere NM

#10 Nov 22, 2010
Daddy Kalinka wrote:
Let's see,our troops can go fight for oil companies and when they return tey can be given every possible drug for PTSD including ones that are very addictive but God forbid they try marijuana.I am 1005 disabled Vet with PTSD and I can get all kinds of prescription drugs but my shrinks which work for the Feds cannot even write a statement saying that maybe the medical marijuana is worth a try. I have taken drugs that I can't even say the name but the side effects could be worse than the problem.We wonder why so many of out Vets are suicidal or can't adjust being back in the world and yet they can drink a fifth of alcohol a day and that's okay but don't let them eat a brownie laced with a herb that may help them.The drug companies and whiskey makers may need a bail out if people are growing their own medicine.My staement is only about PTSD what about all the others in pain or have terminal cancer.Wake up America.Ya ever have one of those lives when nothing went right?
As a vet. i lost my life [quality], my wife and kids, and agree with this ten fold. as a victim of chronic spinal pain.Thank you, no insult, attitude, or sarcasm, thank you.
momma

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Nov 22, 2010
Granny B wrote:
What dork reporter wrote this article?
1. They don't know when this business is going to open or where it's located.... Yet she has been open since March serving all these patients, at the address on Park Ave. in Aztec. HELLO!!!!
2.Poe's stepson has PTSD,understandable. But there is more to that picture then is being told. Read his comment on the painful death he is looking at.
In my personal opinion.... the reporter might have been doing a sample for his medical condition.
The location in Aztec is NOT a place to get medicinal marijuana; only a place to register for the program to become a legal user! The reporter is not sure when the Grow location will be ready, has nothing to do with her business. Seperate issues.
Guido

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Nov 22, 2010
I believe this is a registration service to help people get a Medical Marijuana card, and get doctors who are sympathetic. It's not a dispensary.
Phil McHawk

Mexico

#13 Nov 23, 2010
Esper wrote:
Marijuana being an illegal drug has a deep stigma attached to it that is undeserved. Almost any drug which is used for pain control will have side-effects. So pain control becomes a question of management. "How do I relieve pain with minimal negative side-effects, and the best chance at a quality life?" This question becomes even more significant when a terminal illness is involved and a person does not have much time.
I can see how taking some of the powerful pain relievers on the market today, which essentially puts you to sleep, and destroys any possibility of a quality life becomes a major issue.
The larger stigma is the rampant abuse of the licenses handed out in California. Getting a "license" to smoke pot has become a joke.

“In the Desert”

Since: May 08

New York City

#14 Nov 23, 2010
"Governor-elect Martinez opposes the medical marijuana law and believes there are other avenues that can be pursued to alleviate pain among those with serious illnesses," spokesman Danny Diaz said in a statement by e-mail Friday.

Martinez is Republican ergo - For Big Business.. Think how much money she will lose if its legal and stays that way. Big Business is not going to like that Susanna!

Lets just use a big expensive pill instead of naturally grown medicine..

Yep - Big Farma - always follow the money
Too Simplistic

El Paso, TX

#15 Nov 23, 2010
Sorry, NM. You made strides toward progress with making medical marijuana legal. Then, for some reason, you elected Susana Martinez. She'd probably rather those with cancer pay hundreds for Marinol (a pharma drug that acts as marijuana, but less effective) than get medical MJ.
casght in the middle

United States

#16 Nov 23, 2010
well,I can honestly say mrs sells is a wonderful person and if not for her i would have not gotten my card cause i didnt know where to go.I am a 100% disabled veteran an I suffer from PTSD my disability is combat related and i have had the VA prescribe me about every pain med there is an am currently on methadone.there is alot of times i have to go weeks without my meds because of some incompetent person not doing thier job.When a person is on these kinds of meds it can kill you if you quit taking them abruptly not to mention the fuse that shortens with ur temper. I signed up to serve an would go back right now if i could and i wasnt in the rear with the gear.{no disrespect}people who are against it have no idea what it does for someone who needs it.it dont get me HIGH it aleveates my pain to a extent that i can function and even if it becoms illegal i wont quit
classic

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Nov 23, 2010
Mrs. Sells is awesome and she helped me get my card as well.
Too many years of suffering and going thru pain clinics to find out there was nothing that could help me. I suffer from many things (seizure disorders, failing spine w/many surgeries, too many more problems to mention here.
Fortunately some years back a wise doctor signed me up for a program similar to this one in Washington state. There is no argument in my mind anymore as to marijuana's medical value, the studies have been done and it is being used for a very good reason, federal and state testing of the plant over the last 30 years show ,without a scientific doubt" (fact) it's medicinal value. If not for political sabotage early in Americas history ,there would be no argument to this repeated question.
The reefer madness days are long gone and we must move on as time and wisdom demand us too.
Speaking of reefer madness.,.. Best documentary to watch for the facts on this universal plant and the events that buried them.
"reefer madness" narrated by Woody Harillson
Many other documentary's out there on this subject but this one gives both sides a fair view and challenges all to look at the “real documented facts” of a bitter segment in American history.
There are many pharmacy drugs out there and they all hurt you as much as they help you., or don’t help at all. Pain killers and their destructive/addictive properties not only kill the kidneys and many other organs but can leave a person emotionally reclusive or worse. Like this gentlemen said it can kill you in a heart beat to just not take certain meds after you have been taking them for some time.
A little education on this subject will help a lot and a little understanding for those whom are truly suffering and the ability to allow them some comfort is not a crime.
I feel the reporter did a fine job in presenting this article and maintaining an appropriate balance as a good reporter should.
crete

United States

#18 Nov 23, 2010
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Heidi

United States

#19 Nov 23, 2010
casght in the middle wrote:
well,I can honestly say mrs sells is a wonderful person and if not for her i would have not gotten my card cause i didnt know where to go.I am a 100% disabled veteran an I suffer from PTSD my disability is combat related and i have had the VA prescribe me about every pain med there is an am currently on methadone.there is alot of times i have to go weeks without my meds because of some incompetent person not doing thier job.When a person is on these kinds of meds it can kill you if you quit taking them abruptly not to mention the fuse that shortens with ur temper. I signed up to serve an would go back right now if i could and i wasnt in the rear with the gear.{no disrespect}people who are against it have no idea what it does for someone who needs it.it dont get me HIGH it aleveates my pain to a extent that i can function and even if it becoms illegal i wont quit
I'm so glad you can get your hands on all the grass you like. People like you are deserving and you need our love and support. If you ever need anyone to keep you company or to fill a bowl for you or to help light your blunt, please don't be afraid to ask. It's high time you were comforted in your hour of need, no pun intended.
Craig

United States

#20 Nov 23, 2010
Craig wrote:
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I agree. I'm going there today to get me some buds. I have a terrible condition and grass is the only thing that makes it better. I hope they have a nice selection of primo weed to choose from.
Bingo! I scored some chronic last night and now I'm all better! I'd been constipated for over a week but not anymore. Weed smes to be a cure all for everything.

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