More diseases could be treated with m...

More diseases could be treated with medical marijuana

There are 73 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Apr 14, 2009, titled More diseases could be treated with medical marijuana. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

A medical advisory board is recommending more chronic conditions to the list of patients who can use medical marijuana.

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Ret-Cop

United States

#1 Apr 14, 2009
Sadly, marijuana use only perpetuates lethargy, government dependancy and liberal thinking.
Wilma

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Apr 14, 2009
Has the medical board considered adding Lupus to that list of diseases. Lupus is a chronic and somtimes fatal disease that has chronic pain and inflamation of soft tissues throughout the body. It is also accompanied with nausea and vomitig. Marijuana can help to aleviate many of these symptoms.
Jerome

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Apr 14, 2009
What about my PTSD symptoms, I sure could use some good weed to go along with the cold beers I have to consume to deal with the symptoms of this debilitating sickness, why not help us vets out more!! We've never asked for much help!! Can't a combat vet get a little help here!!
Duke City Kid

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Apr 14, 2009
Ret-Cop wrote:
Sadly, marijuana use only perpetuates lethargy, government dependancy and liberal thinking.
Here we go again. I respect your right to express your opinion. It no-doubt must be tough on you to see the sensible and legitimate use of cannabis for medical purposes. After all, you probably spent a career busting people for "killer weed."

May I suggest that you attend the next board advisory meeting? You will see that all of the board members are respected Medical Doctors. They base their recommendations on published studies and reports on the efficacy of cannabis for various medical conditions. Some conditions receive the board's recommendation, while others do not.

Would you object to someone using Oxycontin, or any other narcotic drug, for pain control? I suspect not. So, why are you so against the use of something which is less harmful, less addictive and in some cases, just as effective?
Bus Rider

Los Lunas, NM

#5 Apr 14, 2009
This is a smart move. Not only is marijuana effective for treating pain, you can grow it yourself for next to nothing, and it's not physically addicting. If the state does this properly, it will help stop people from becoming addicted to prescription pain killers, and generate tax dollars. I'm glad this is moving forward.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#6 Apr 14, 2009
Ret-Cop wrote:
Sadly, marijuana use only perpetuates lethargy, government dependancy and liberal thinking.
Let's see what a doctor does have to say on the subject. Hmm, who to ask, I don't know, maybe Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

“Get Drunk; Find a Gun.”

Since: Oct 08

Pripyat, Ukraine

#7 Apr 14, 2009
Ret-Cop wrote:
Sadly, marijuana use only perpetuates lethargy, government dependancy and liberal thinking.
MJ is significantly less dangerous than the Opioids that are currently being precribed.
albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Apr 14, 2009
Jerome, PTSD was added to the list in February. VA doctors will not prescribe medical marijuana but you can visit a private physician for an eveluation for a prescription.
Curious Me

Huntsville, AL

#9 Apr 14, 2009
I've had cancer twice. It would have been wonderful if Med Marijuana had been available to me at the time to help me deal with the severe nausea and pain. It also enhances your ability to eat more calories which is so vital to recovery.

Anyone suffering from these medical conditions should be helped by anything that works and Med marijuana works...let them have it. It grows from the ground and easy to dispense.

Neither Morphine or Oxycontin was effective for me.

Since: Aug 08

Where ever the Army sends us

#10 Apr 14, 2009
Jerome wrote:
What about my PTSD symptoms, I sure could use some good weed to go along with the cold beers I have to consume to deal with the symptoms of this debilitating sickness, why not help us vets out more!! We've never asked for much help!! Can't a combat vet get a little help here!!
I do agree they should allow people with PTSD to use marijuana. I have seen people come back from Iraq that have ptsd. Some have got out and do smoke weed and have said it helps them more then counseling and other meds given to them.
LOL

Florence, AL

#11 Apr 14, 2009
I use it to treat chronic bad TV.
roswell

El Paso, TX

#12 Apr 14, 2009
Actually, marijuana is illegal because local and state governments wanted to make life hard for the cheap labor coming out of Mexico. It was banned on the federal level because a member of the House of Representatives out and out lied on the floor of the house during debate and said that the American Medical Association supported the bill banning the plant. There was never any indication at the time of the government bannings that the plant was bad for you. It was just out and out racism against minorities that did it in.

Oen

Since: Mar 09

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Apr 14, 2009
albuquerque wrote:
Jerome, PTSD was added to the list in February. VA doctors will not prescribe medical marijuana but you can visit a private physician for an eveluation for a prescription.
Does anybody know if health insurance will pay for a prescription?
derekbill

Huntsville, AL

#14 Apr 14, 2009
Ret-Cop wrote:
Sadly, marijuana use only perpetuates lethargy, government dependancy and liberal thinking.
It's dependency, with three 'e's. Must be good for spelling, too.

Besides, you're retired now. The war is nearly over, and you lost. But thank you for your service fighting real crime.
anydaynow

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Apr 14, 2009
I'm all for legalizing marijuana for medical reasons. I don't suffer from chronic pain, but those who do should be able to get a prescription.
chance

Rio Rancho, NM

#16 Apr 14, 2009
Yes, cannabis should be legal for even recreational use, but if it can not then at least medical use for any patient with any condition seen fit. It is ridiculous what people have to pay for perscriptions and if you grow it yourself you know whats use on it. Anyone who disagrees with legalizing it all around is completely wrong in every way, but if you disagree with it's medical use you are out of your mind. Especially if you have ever used any type of medication since all medications are more dangerous than cannabis.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#17 Apr 14, 2009
Wonder if it would cure the terrible disease called "corrupt politicians"?

We all know how sick and contagious that one is in Santa Fe & ABQ.
Concha Pena

Huntsville, AL

#18 Apr 14, 2009
See, I told you so. Let's turn our Rest homes into lala land. After all, the elderly residents want out. Suffering will be no more.
anydaynow

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Apr 14, 2009
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Wonder if it would cure the terrible disease called "corrupt politicians"?
We all know how sick and contagious that one is in Santa Fe & ABQ.
You hit the nail on the head but not even holy water would cure the disease called "corrupt politicians. I loved your joke,very funny.
Dean

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 14, 2009
Ret-Cop wrote:
Sadly, marijuana use only perpetuates lethargy, government dependancy and liberal thinking.
Sadly Mr. Ret-Cop, it's brainwashed people like yourself that put down the use of cannibis who need help. There are many positives to its' use, you simply are unable to open your eyes to it because of your history of working for the government and being told wrong.

I'm glad you are retired, there's no need for people like you on the streets to supposedly "serve" the public.

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