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Medical Marijuana
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January - January 17

It's brave of you all to speak up for medical marijuana. I think it should be legalized. Anything can be abused. But the proper use of marijuana for things like pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia and other things, even asthma - is surely better than many of the potent pharmaceuticals with their awful side effects. Marijuana has been used for centuries, in various cultures, as medicine. Read the internet forums, and see how many people get relief from just one or two small tokes of marijuana. It makes no sense that it is now so severely criminalized, while useless and much more dangerous drugs, with documented health hazards, like alcohol (cancer, brain and liver damage, and addiction) and tobacco (cancer and severe addiction) are still readily available. It's hypocrisy. We all need to speak up more and change the laws. I've never seen a marijuana smoker go crazy for a "fix" like a cigarette smoker does!

 

lillianna_13 - January 28

I am 27 and have been in pain for over 5 years now. I am on Hydrocodone 7.5/500, Methadone 10 mg 3x a day, naproxen, methacarbamol, flexeril, and temazepam. This are all destroying my liver, also I get maybe 1/8 pain relief, which when you have children is better than none. I get sick, I have constipation and no energy from those on top of the FMS. I smoke on top of the pain medicines and I can clean, I can walk, I can feel human again. My normal day without consists of me not doing anything cuz I hurt too much. I hate that it is illegal so I am going to have to move to a state where it is so I can get medicine that works. Also I know my liver is not going to be damaged in the process. My biggest qualm with the whole illegal thing is they are willing to legalize tobacco which is known to kill millions of people, and legalize alcohol which is also something that kills millions of people a lot of which aren't the ones drinking. I do not use it as an excuse to smoke I use it as a pain medicine and have had wonderful outcomes, I only wish more people could have my pain relief.

 

January - January 28

Amen, lilliana! One suggestion, if you can swing it - up your hydrocodone and decrease the acetaminophen. Naproxen will ruin your stomach eventually. I believe there is a percocet formulation that is 10/325. You can cut it up and spread the doses out. And take milk thistle to help detox your liver. The daily pain is the worst!

I used to use (not abuse) marijuana decades ago for bad insomnia. A puff or two got me good sleep and I was able to function and accomplish a lot during the day. It has been so criminalized I wouldn't go near it now. Instead I'm making drug companies rich and wrecking my body too. (Love their ads "some reactions may be fatal..." God forbid a side effect like "enjoys music!" LOL)

I wish we had medical marijuana where I am. All I can do is speak up more and try to educate people about the craziness. Maybe someday... We should all do what we can to get this legalized, even if it means taking a stand that is unpopular with certain folks. The big drug companies would lose a ton of money though, and I'm sure that is a factor.

 

sallywags - February 3

Please could you help me? I have M.E. and want to try marijuna, but I dont know how much, or when to take it.Any information would be a great help.I just feel my life is slipping by, as im hurting so much and I really want to get my life back. Thank you. Kind regards sally.

 

Fantod - February 3

Sally - There is no set formula for using marijuana. Everyone who uses it has to experiment to some degree to find out how much they need. I'd suggest that you try it at night and see how it affects you. Most people seem to use just a couple of puffs to relieve pain and relax. If nothing else, you'll get a decent night's sleep. Take care.

 

January - March 4

When some people first try marijuana, they don't seem to get the full relaxation effect. I don't know why this is. Sometimes you have to try it on 2 or 3 consecutive nights for it to work. I wouldn't recommend using a lot, just a couple of puffs at bedtime should give you a good sleep.

 

lacey - March 13

All this has been a most interesting read. it alos gave me some hope, so I googled the use of medical marihuana in Australia and found this:

Australia
Medical Cannabis - Politicians in the Australian Capital Territory voted to allow doctors to determine when marijuana is medically appropriate. The decision enraged the Australian Federal Police and intensive lobbying efforts began to reverse the legislative action. Legislators caved-in to the demands of the police, reversed their earlier action, and voted to block doctors from legally prescribing marijuana.
Australian Capital Territory - possession of up to 25 grams, or two plants, is not a criminal offence but carries a $100 fine.
South Australia - Possession of cannabis is a moderate offense, with fines ranging from $150 to $300 for possession and cultivation of small amounts.
Western Australia - Possession of up to two plants is accepted for private use, excess of the latter can face fines of over $150.
New South Wales and Tasmania - Cannabis use is illegal and attracts fines.
Queensland - It is a criminal offence to be in possession of any amount of cannabis, people charged must face court and can be convicted. Possession of cannabis or any schedule 1 or 2 drug specified in the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years in Queensland. Possession of smoking utensils or anything used to smoke cannabis is also a criminal offence in Queensland.


Damn the cops.

I guess I will just have to put up with the pain after all.

 

Noca - April 9

lacey - exactly, Fuck the police. I was just offered a medicinal marijuana card yesterday by my GP. Hopefully we'll get all the paper work done before I have to change schools and I'll get my card.

 

January - April 9

Lucky Noca. Let us know how it goes. I hope it helps you out!

 

Cher0208 - April 14

Lmao at Noca!!!

 

kilie30 - April 18

morphine is a chemically altered form of opium that is much more addictive than the original plant itself. marijuana is non addictive and much easier on your internal organs as it is not as difficult to metabolize through the liver.

 

January - April 18

Yup, that's the problem - it's a natural weed and the drug companies can't patent it. So if you get caught with it, you get thrown in jail. Makes a lot of sense.

 

Staceyloowhoo - September 1

Try a vaporizer it's better than smoking.

 

Y 4 U DO - February 27

First off i dont have Fibromyalgia, but i do use it for insomia and achieving a healthy 8 hr/night sleep as well as mood therapy. Vaporizing marijauna is a better option than smoking it. As it takes out about 98% of the carcinogens because you only cook it instead of burning it. This way you get vapor and not smoke. Down side of a vaporizer is your have to shell out a bit more cash than you would for a pipe or rolling papers. Also it requires electricity to heat up the marijauna so a nearby outlet would be needed. Other than that its all good, better taste, use less marijauna and your lungs will thank you. I recommend looking into it, it lets me function daily without penciling in a nap halfway through the day :)

 

mishyy - April 23

After reading threw so many comments on marijuana helping with fibromyalgia, I am so happy to find others who also agree with me that it works!! I am 18 years old and have been suffering for years and nothing was working, I tried everything!, and then that’s when I discovered 2 years ago this amazing plant; marijuana. It changed everything it helps with my sleeping problems, the pain and also the headaches. It is honestly the best medication out there, and the best part about it, is that it comes from the earth and it’s a natural plant. But unfortunately I live in a country that doesn’t prescribe it too those who suffer with such illness as fibromyalgia. I hope people realise soon that marijuana DOES WORK and that it will be legalize everywhere soon enough!! :)

 

Jocelyn - April 24

I agree with all of you. Although, I have never smoked Marijuana or cigarettes, but aunt came down with cancer, her treatment were so severe that the put her on Marijuana. She told me that without it she would have never made it through the treatment. She was lucky and cured from her cancer. Let's face it, some of the other drugs that are given to us, are potentially more dangerous than pot! I can't see why this drug can to be prescribe to people like any other drug.

I wish you all luck. I will never smoke because of severe allergies, but I have on problem with helping their own help with untraditional medications like Pot. After all, it was many years ago that my aunt was given it for her cancer.

 

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