Bill to allow medicinal use of cannab...

Bill to allow medicinal use of cannabis oil on horizon

There are 16 comments on the State Journal story from Feb 6, 2014, titled Bill to allow medicinal use of cannabis oil on horizon. In it, State Journal reports that:

Sen. Julie Denton, in her last session as a member of the General Assembly, said Wednesday she plans to file a bill allowing the medicinal use of low-concentration cannabis oil.

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Finally

Richmond, KY

#1 Feb 7, 2014
I am glad there is one smart politician on board. I guarantee if it was your child taking seizure after seizure you would want to explore all avenues to get help for your child.
Kent

Charleston, WV

#2 Feb 9, 2014
Sounds good to me!!!!
Sarah

Louisville, KY

#3 Feb 9, 2014
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug because:

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

I would respect people who attempted to get it legalized if they just came out and said "I just want to get high" instead of trying to claim it has medical value when it clearly does not. But, since drug addicts will do or say anything to get high you all try to say it's "medicine".
agree

United States

#4 Feb 9, 2014
I agree with sarah! If a dr or someone says that then they must be smokin the shi.t to get HIGH!
Educate yourself

Shelbyville, KY

#5 Feb 9, 2014
I am 54 yrs old, and was not diagnosed with epilepsy until the age of 46. There are no convulsions, therefore there was never any evidence that something was wrong. I was immediately prescribed dilantin. The crap just about killed me.( Physically) Then came the Keppra. No different. So as a last resort, I take 3 tokes one time a day. Yes, it is a mind altering drug. It changes my mind from complete depression, confusion, anger, anxiety, to a brain that is actually functioning properly. No, I do not get high. It actually causes my brain to function in a normal pattern. So, before you make such remarks that I am just getting high, go have about 10 seizures per day, then come back and tell me what you think. Do you have any ideal what is happening to the brain when having a seizure? Your brain is moving so fast that it causes an electrical storm.You experience EVERY emotion all at the same time. Your brain cannot process all of these emotions at once, and you have absolutely no control over any of it. Depending on what area of the brain is having the seizure determines if your going to have convulsions or not. Perhaps those of you that don't have a clue should study the anatomy and physiology of the brain before you make such uneducated remarks. So yes, you need something that will slow down your brain activity. Have a good day
icecold

Frankfort, KY

#6 Feb 9, 2014
Sarah it's been proven to help eliminate if not significantly reduce the adverse illness a person is dealing with..there are people whom only want to get high but there are people whom only want to get better aswell..either or is fine..and you mention drug abuse..thats possible but you can abuse cheeseburgers aswell which if anyone has looked into the nutritional value of a McDonald cheeseburger would quickly agree with me that hemp oil is far more healthier and that McDonalds should be labled as a class 1 drug lol just saying...
agree

United States

#8 Feb 9, 2014
Yes i agree with you! I have similar problems with depression, anxiety and severe back pain and my brain going haywire at times but the the thing that helps me is a pain pill and im not talking strong as you can get pain meds like oxys, im talking maybe lortab or something. Im not trying to get high, i just want something so i can live a normal life and to succeed in life, which i was until they started all the bs laws on prescription meds. Now im back to suffering, so i completly understand your point of view! So im not mad at you, my prob is with government telling drs what to do when they actually are helping people. And im sure there are some crooked drs but for the most part they are helping. I wish pot helped my problems but it does not and it pisses me off to no end to have them crack down on drs and legalize mary j. I think if they help one they should help all. Its all in what drug helps. Everyone is different and what works for one may not work for others. So im all for you getting help with your health issues but they should treat everyone equal!
FYT

Mount Sterling, KY

#9 Feb 9, 2014
It's legal in Colorado.
Homegrown

Georgetown, KY

#11 Feb 15, 2014
We're trying to get this marijuana law passed before May so all the losing politicians can have some solace.......or at least some legal medicine!!! Alcohol may not be enough...

Please call or write your local representatives in support of this medical marijuana law.
Alright

San Diego, CA

#12 Feb 15, 2014
Sarah wrote:
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug because:
The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
I would respect people who attempted to get it legalized if they just came out and said "I just want to get high" instead of trying to claim it has medical value when it clearly does not. But, since drug addicts will do or say anything to get high you all try to say it's "medicine".

I just wanna get high...... Over 21 and Interested?
Alright

San Diego, CA

#13 Feb 15, 2014
But here is one that is going to bend your panties out of shape.....

Your Representative can use all the Marijuana he wants when he is in Washington because it is legal there.
texmex

Radcliff, KY

#14 Feb 16, 2014
Alright wrote:
But here is one that is going to bend your panties out of shape.....
Your Representative can use all the Marijuana he wants when he is in Washington because it is legal there.
Washington state, not DC....geez!!
FSM

Lawrenceburg, KY

#15 Feb 17, 2014
To Sarah and other not so knowledgeable, clueless posters on this subject. Please take the time to read the legislative bill on THC oil.

I’m very offended by Sarah’s total lack of knowledge on the subject of medical cannabis. If you want to debate that some just want to get high that’s fine and agree with you but to say cannabis has no medical value shows to us cancer survivors you’ve lived a blessed life and have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. As a cancer survivor whose oncologist discussed the benefits of smoking cannabis, I didn’t have a choice. My doctor couldn’t prescribe cannabis to me but I wanted to live! So I did everything possible to see that I did which included smoking cannabis. Did it cure my cancer? No. Did it make my tumors shrink? No. It helps with the side effects. Did it stop the side effects? No. Cannabis just made some of the side effects more bearable to endure. It enabled me to focus on being positive and not to dwell on the negative. It was a 24/7 fight for life with NO break and NO relief. Cannabis stimulated my appetite. Did cannabis keep me for losing 80lbs in a very short period of time? No, but without it, I’m not sitting here writing the post in hope to educate the ones who don’t believe.
Bacon

Fitzgerald, GA

#16 Feb 17, 2014
Sarah wrote:
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug because:

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse. "No it does not. Marijuana is a known as a gateway drug not a drug of abuse. The only addictive properties to Marijuana are emotional not physical like coffee, or cigarettes, or alcohol. Marijuana is far safer as a medicine than alcohol Which might I mention you should go to your local Wal mart and read the label on Nyquil. Nyquil has a large dose of alcohol which is what makes you sleepy. Marijuana is the least abused."

The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. "Yes it does have accepted medical use in treatment. It is widely used in the treatment of chronic pain as well as aids in treatment of cancer nausea, A.I.D.S wasting syndrome. Other uses are being discovered everyday.

There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision. "You mean like alcohol? With marijuana you don't need all the other safety measures because the users stop when they have gotten their high. Not like alcohol where the person continues to drink and drink until they poison themselves. Or morphine or oxycodone." "As of to date, there have been no reported over dose deaths related to marijuana."

I would respect people who attempted to get it legalized if they just came out and said "I just want to get high" instead of trying to claim it has medical value when it clearly does not. But, since drug addicts will do or say anything to get high you all try to say it's "medicine".
Maybe there are people out there that are only interested in getting high but there are millions more waiting for relief from their pain or inability to eat due to the disease process.

Personally, I would rather be on the same roads as someone stoned on marijuana than someone who is whacked out on some of these "LEGAL" pills. these pills are far more dangerous and cause far more destruction to our youth and the families.
Bacon

Fitzgerald, GA

#17 Feb 17, 2014
On post number sixteen you have to read in between the lines.
Living inside the bubble

Bowling Green, KY

#19 Feb 22, 2014
icecold wrote:
Sarah it's been proven to help eliminate if not significantly reduce the adverse illness a person is dealing with..there are people whom only want to get high but there are people whom only want to get better aswell..either or is fine..and you mention drug abuse..thats possible but you can abuse cheeseburgers aswell which if anyone has looked into the nutritional value of a McDonald cheeseburger would quickly agree with me that hemp oil is far more healthier and that McDonalds should be labled as a class 1 drug lol just saying...
Then why hasn't the FDA ruled on the potential usefulness of medical marijuana? Our nation regulates prescriptions for a reason.

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