Lawsuit seeks approval for pot use fo...

Lawsuit seeks approval for pot use for depression

There are 43 comments on the KOB-TV story from Mar 11, 2011, titled Lawsuit seeks approval for pot use for depression. In it, KOB-TV reports that:

A psychiatric nurse wants approval for using medical marijuana as a treatment for depression.

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Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 12, 2011
What a load of carp. medical marijuana is for those whom are terminally or chronically ill and are in a lot of discomfort. Not for those who are having a bad day. There are other ways to deal with that. This type of idiocy makes it difficult for people to see the real reason for this substance. As with all medications, it should not be used recreationally.
Chuck

Anacortes, WA

#2 Mar 12, 2011
Still Standing wrote:
What a load of carp. medical marijuana is for those whom are terminally or chronically ill and are in a lot of discomfort. Not for those who are having a bad day. There are other ways to deal with that. This type of idiocy makes it difficult for people to see the real reason for this substance. As with all medications, it should not be used recreationally.
F-you. Depression is a serious illness that affects millions worldwide. Many with the disease turn to alcohol which makes it worse and eventually kill themselves (with suicide being the leading cause of death at certain ages).

If marijuana effectively treats depression for those where other medications fail... then allow it. Stop being a member of the nany state and step up for your rights as a human.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#3 Mar 12, 2011
These dopers would lick frog assss if they thought they could get a high out of it! I prefer medical Budweiser to cure all of my ills!
BLZ-Las Cruces

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2011
Depression is a disease and chemical imbalance in the brain. It renders some completely disabled, crippled with the inability to perform even the most minute of tasks. Unless you have witnessed this in people, it is hard to understand-and easy to think people are just having a bad day. It is way beyond that! I am not sure I agree with the proposition, marijuana seems more of a depressant drug, but if there are clinical studies that support the use of it-I'm all for it. I have seen too many people with the inability to have effective treatment despite the medications available. Electric Shock Therapy is more dangerous than a joint...Just saying...
jaz

Texarkana, TX

#5 Mar 12, 2011
WARRIOR wrote:
These dopers would lick frog assss if they thought they could get a high out of it! I prefer medical Budweiser to cure all of my ills!
Typical red neck and / or ignorant person. Read the information available and give your opinion based on what you have determined after that. SOOOOO sad that most people's values are based on other's opinions. Minds should be open and give both sides consideration based on knowledge. This is true with politics as well. Look thouroughly at both sides. This is also a big problem with gay's . Learn from experts or give yourself the opportunity to learn and support rather than hate. I could go on and on but that is another subject. Educate yourself so you can judge after careful consideration.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#6 Mar 12, 2011
jaz wrote:
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Typical red neck and / or ignorant person. Read the information available and give your opinion based on what you have determined after that. SOOOOO sad that most people's values are based on other's opinions. Minds should be open and give both sides consideration based on knowledge. This is true with politics as well. Look thouroughly at both sides. This is also a big problem with gay's . Learn from experts or give yourself the opportunity to learn and support rather than hate. I could go on and on but that is another subject. Educate yourself so you can judge after careful consideration.
So what are you sayin? Your gay and lick frog assessss
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Mar 13, 2011
Marijuana is a depressant drug. It is inappropriate drug for depression. There are other treatments for depression. As I said, these people are making it difficult for the people who really need it. Most of those who really need it are not out driving cars. Those who are "depressed" are. They don't need to be driving impaired.

“Good luck with that !!!!”

Since: Dec 10

New York, NY

#8 Mar 15, 2011
WARRIOR wrote:
These dopers would lick frog assss if they thought they could get a high out of it! I prefer medical Budweiser to cure all of my ills!
Yet another hypocrite in our midst. Beer (alcohol) is Aok but not cannabis even though alcohol has killed and cannabis is not.
bob

Odessa, TX

#10 Mar 15, 2011
you have my permission, just don't bogart that joint my friend.

“Come walk with me...”

Since: Feb 11

through the Ninth Gate...

#12 Mar 15, 2011
Still Standing wrote:
What a load of carp. medical marijuana is for those whom are terminally or chronically ill and are in a lot of discomfort. Not for those who are having a bad day. There are other ways to deal with that. This type of idiocy makes it difficult for people to see the real reason for this substance. As with all medications, it should not be used recreationally.
You got some issues there SS. There is a huge medical use for pot. Sativa gives a up lifted mood, idica works better for pain and high blood presure, diabetes, and plain and simply mellowing people out who need to get right in the head. Indica is my choice as it has done wonders for me. No more diabetes meds, or high BP meds, and it has enabled me to lower my pain meds down to 180 mgs a day. 64 pounds lighter now and if it was not for a recent serious medical issue, I'd be would more than likely be without them altogether. Relax there. We are not evil, we are human. Peace.

“Come walk with me...”

Since: Feb 11

through the Ninth Gate...

#13 Mar 15, 2011
Bedrock Bob wrote:
Marijuana is certainly not a depressant. Alcohol is by the way.
Marijuana has been clinically proven to treat depression and is in use right now for the depression associated with PTSD. It is as effective and much safer than the current SSRI drugs available and has no toxicity.
The studies are all out there and have already been presented to the DOH a few months ago. The request to include depression as a condition for marijuana use was denied for political reasons and a lawsuit has been filed already.
The facts are that it is a valuable treatment for depression and has been used for that for thousands of years. It is going to be very hard to justify using resources to waste on prohibition when we are soon going to be wondering where our next meal is going to come from.
I swear Bobby, you are a walking human encyclopedia man. You need your own web site for you're knowledge. Keep on keeping on....

“Speak up for those who cannot”

Since: Mar 11

speak for themselves

#14 Mar 15, 2011
Marijuana helps people who are depressed all the time. When you are high you don't care as much so when you are high your depression goes away. I think marijuana is a good cure for depression, and many other medical issues. LEGALIZE IT BITCHES

“30yrs in this garbage state ”

Since: May 10

sheeple country USA

#15 Mar 15, 2011
superstar0709 wrote:
Marijuana helps people who are depressed all the time. When you are high you don't care as much so when you are high your depression goes away. I think marijuana is a good cure for depression, and many other medical issues. LEGALIZE IT BITCHES
Could ya please leave the BITCHES part out, it is not doing the cause any good !!!

And please have a little more respect then that toward women !!

“Speak up for those who cannot”

Since: Mar 11

speak for themselves

#16 Mar 15, 2011
ok so you support me on another page then bash me on here? saying bitches has nothing to do with the cause. i could say LEGALIZE IT A HOLES but that sounds stupid.

“30yrs in this garbage state ”

Since: May 10

sheeple country USA

#17 Mar 15, 2011
superstar0709 wrote:
ok so you support me on another page then bash me on here? saying bitches has nothing to do with the cause. i could say LEGALIZE IT A HOLES but that sounds stupid.
Your choice of language is the only thing I am bashing, otherwise I believe we are on the same page with current topic !!
It's all good just please clean up the language is all !!!

“Eat me. I'm a Danish.”

Since: Dec 10

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#18 Mar 15, 2011
superstar0709 wrote:
ok so you support me on another page then bash me on here? saying bitches has nothing to do with the cause. i could say LEGALIZE IT A HOLES but that sounds stupid.
We are all smokers here or supporters of sensible reform. Not a bitch in the bunch of us though.

There are some a-holes. But even the a-holes support legalization bitch.

“Speak up for those who cannot”

Since: Mar 11

speak for themselves

#19 Mar 15, 2011
LMAO im just saying a lot of people say bitches not in a rude way, not trying to put others down, just to express how they feel about the situation. either way, it needs to be legal, no matter how you say it.

Since: Oct 10

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Mar 15, 2011
Very interesting facts.
I suffer from severe depression, PTSD, panic disorder and bi-polar. I've been in a couple inpatient clinics for months at a time for it. I tried to use marijuana to see if it would help me, because in my younger years, I really liked the stuff, and enjoyed how it made me feel. However, in my current situation,(the severe depression) the marijuana only made it worse. I had intense panic attacks, so intense, I was scratching at my own skin, I wanted to crawl out of it. Horrifying.
My point is, like any other drug, marijuana effects differ from one individual to another.
Bedrock Bob wrote:
Marijuana is certainly not a depressant. Alcohol is by the way.
Marijuana has been clinically proven to treat depression and is in use right now for the depression associated with PTSD. It is as effective and much safer than the current SSRI drugs available and has no toxicity.
The studies are all out there and have already been presented to the DOH a few months ago. The request to include depression as a condition for marijuana use was denied for political reasons and a lawsuit has been filed already.
The facts are that it is a valuable treatment for depression and has been used for that for thousands of years. It is going to be very hard to justify using resources to waste on prohibition when we are soon going to be wondering where our next meal is going to come from.

“30yrs in this garbage state ”

Since: May 10

sheeple country USA

#21 Mar 15, 2011
Sol Rebl wrote:
<quoted text>
We are all smokers here or supporters of sensible reform. Not a bitch in the bunch of us though.
There are some a-holes. But even the a-holes support legalization bitch.
Holly smokes bud get to the point, HA HA !!

“Speak up for those who cannot”

Since: Mar 11

speak for themselves

#22 Mar 15, 2011
well in your younger days it must have made you feel better due to the fact that you went back to using it when you became depressed

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