Severe chronic pain added to medical marijuana

New Mexico Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil has announced that patients with severe chronic pain have been added to the list of those who are eligible to use medical marijuana. Read more
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“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#25 Jun 10, 2009
Not in Ill Bad speller wrote:
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the hell I'm talking about is listening to a pot smoker after they get high.
Got it this time?
Not really. Seems that you may be the one partaking in mind-altering substances.
Not in Ill Bad speller

United States

#26 Jun 10, 2009
BarbMoore wrote:
Could using medical marijuana instead of legally prescribed opiates prevented Danny Gans death?
Interesting thing to debate....
Coroner: Danny Gans died accidentally
LAS VEGAS Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans' death was accidental, caused by a prescription painkiller, a coroner said Tuesday.
Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said an autopsy, toxicology and microscopic samples showed the 52-year-old Gans died from toxic levels of hydromorphone. The opiate drug, commonly marketed under the brand name Dilaudid, is used to treat chronic pain, which Gans suffered from, Murphy said.
Murphy said Gans had heart disease caused by high blood pressure which makes the heart work overtime and left him more susceptible to heart irregularities. Gans also had a condition (polycythemia) that results in too many red blood cells, Murphy said.(The condition is the opposite of anemia.)
"Mr. Gans' health conditions placed him at greater risk for heart irregularities, and the hydromorphone was a factor in exacerbating those risks," Murphy said. "We clearly listed this as accidental."
Gans was found dead in bed at home in Henderson early May 1 after his wife, Julie, reported she couldn't rouse him.
Upon Gans' death, his manager Chip Lightman described Gans as someone who watched his diet, loved to perform and relished his involvement in Las Vegas area fundraisers and philanthropic causes.
"I managed him 18 years and health was never an issue," Lightman told The Associated Press at the time. "Danny lived a good, clean Christian life. He was not a drug user. He would have a glass of wine because they say red wine is good for you. He didn't smoke."
On Tuesday, Lightman said: "Everyone knew he had two shoulder surgeries and excruciating back problems."
Lightman attributed Gans' chronic pain to back injuries dating to his years playing minor league baseball and to the rigors of his performances.
A one-time minor league baseball player, Gans was a singer-actor-impressionist who spent more than a decade working his way to top billing at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip.
His show brought impressions in rapid-fire succession Tony Bennett, Al Pacino, Sarah Vaughan, Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Kermit the Frog, Jimmy Stewart.
A May 21 memorial drew about 1,000 guests at the Encore.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_danny_gans
No, I disagree with you, it is not interesting.
Not in Ill Bad speller

United States

#27 Jun 10, 2009
BarbMoore wrote:
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Not really. Seems that you may be the one partaking in mind-altering substances.
You may just be impaired.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#28 Jun 10, 2009
Nope, don't believe in it.
shorty

Savannah, GA

#29 Jul 7, 2009
I've lived with chronic pain from a spinal cord injury and have seen three doctors, trying many different meds but the only thing that helps to ease my pain is marijuanna. Using through a vaporizer gives you nothing but the medicine you need from marijuanna without all of the side effects fron pills that did no more than knock me out.
Also marijuanna isn't as bad as alcohol yet alcohol has no medical use but many die from drunk drivers a year.
The goverment spends $19.9 million a year fighting the war on drugs when if it was legalized for medical use it could be taxed and the goverment would be making money instead of lossing it.
Psyche Daddy

Alamogordo, NM

#30 Jul 9, 2009
I've heard of many instances where the doctor told the patient to drink a few beers. Smoked a little pot the other day for the first time in many years.
It was a rush. I had forgotten how much it screwed up your thinking. I don't know about medical use but it sure made things different around the house.
Got all paranoid about getting caught. I would forget where I was when driving around town. Weird effects, after not smoking for so many years, that I had forgotten.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#31 Jul 9, 2009
Psyche Daddy wrote:
I've heard of many instances where the doctor told the patient to drink a few beers. Smoked a little pot the other day for the first time in many years.
It was a rush. I had forgotten how much it screwed up your thinking. I don't know about medical use but it sure made things different around the house.
Got all paranoid about getting caught. I would forget where I was when driving around town. Weird effects, after not smoking for so many years, that I had forgotten.
You've GOT to be kidding, right? Was it laced with something?

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#32 Jul 9, 2009
Just saw on tv this morning that California is looking at legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana. It could just be the savior of their crippling budget deficit.

“+Brutally Inquizitive+”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#33 Jul 10, 2009
BarbMoore wrote:
Just saw on tv this morning that California is looking at legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana. It could just be the savior of their crippling budget deficit.
Now THAT is interesting.

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#34 Jul 10, 2009
Alamo Senior wrote:
Weed is mind altering simular to alcohol. Is this to indicate that not only driving will be probibited to drinkers, but also to weed smokers?? A nation of people wandering around in a haze. Wonderful -----
It would seem to be common sense that if cannibus were to be used for medicinal or recreation that there would be rules and regulations as there are for alcohol and legal drugs when operating motorized equipment.
George

Cathedral City, CA

#35 Jul 10, 2009
Psyche Daddy wrote:
I've heard of many instances where the doctor told the patient to drink a few beers. Smoked a little pot the other day for the first time in many years.
It was a rush. I had forgotten how much it screwed up your thinking. I don't know about medical use but it sure made things different around the house.
Got all paranoid about getting caught. I would forget where I was when driving around town. Weird effects, after not smoking for so many years, that I had forgotten.
LoL. Now, that is funny, but seriously, stop driving around town while loaded on pot. Get those sorts of chores done BEFORE you go out driving or shopping.

Also, today's marijuana produced for medical purposes is far stronger than the stuff we used to frat house around with back in the day. Hit it too hard and it can bring on paranoia. Just cut back a bit. 2 or 3 hits instead of a whole pipe-load.

And, if you're purchasing your high with a medical recommendation, talk to the guy behind the counter at the cooperative. Tell him what sort of effect you are seeking, i.e. head-banging, mind-soothing ... you get the picture. There are many different varieties in the two primary families of cannabis. 1 or 2 may not fit your particular needs, but a third or fourth one might.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#36 Jul 18, 2009
Here's a very interesting article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090719/ap_on_re_...

California sprouts 'green rush' from marijuana
Scout Mom

Rio Rancho, NM

#37 Jul 18, 2009
criminal injustice wrote:
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It would seem to be common sense that if cannibus were to be used for medicinal or recreation that there would be rules and regulations as there are for alcohol and legal drugs when operating motorized equipment.
Common sense isn't all that common. Legalizing this drug would just cause a whole lot more problems. We have enough trouble with drunk drivers.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#38 Jul 18, 2009
Scout Mom wrote:
<quoted text>Common sense isn't all that common. Legalizing this drug would just cause a whole lot more problems. We have enough trouble with drunk drivers.
You might want to read some research on the subject. You just might be surprised.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#39 Sep 11, 2009
Found this story on CNN and thought it was rather interesting:

How marijuana became legal

http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/11/magazines/for...

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#40 Oct 30, 2009

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#41 Oct 30, 2009
Actually this video is much funnier:

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Library Patron

Alamogordo, NM

#42 Oct 30, 2009
Not funny, but a great video of a retired judge speaking about why he is supporting the legalization of marijuana.
No one should be in prison for smoking marijuana. ONly dangerous people should be locked up and our law enforcement should be spending their time on crimes that hurt people.

Since: Sep 08

Espanola, NM

#43 Oct 30, 2009
I smoked pot once upon a time. Quite a bit of it, actually. Great stuff if used responsibly and recreationally.

Just think, if it was made legal for medicinal purposes, how many friends those poor sick friends would have. All sitting around getting a whiff. Second hand, of course.

But I read somewhere years ago that one joint was equal to 14 cigarettes for tar and nicotine. Tsk. That will never do. Can you also imagine the taxes on it?

Can you imagine how much smoking pot would increase your health insurance premiums?

Legalize the damned stuff, IF it is totally organic and untainted, and punish severely those who injure others because of it.

Since: Sep 08

Espanola, NM

#44 Oct 30, 2009
I loved those spiraling carburetors the best. Bongs with wine was good, too.

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