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Medical Marijuana

Posted by vicksnow on October 17, 2006, at 7:14:02

My drug of choice for 20 years was 6-8 beers a nite, more on the weekends. i mixed the alchohol with the following drugs which i am still on:
Prozac 60mg a day
Risperdol 3mg a day
Wellbutrin 300mg XL
Klonopin 1mg 4x a day
Ativan 1mg as needed.
i have now been sober for close to six years, thanks to cannabis. have no desire to drink whatsoever, and when i was a drinker i had the worst hangovers. Cannabis relaxes me,i'm still in control, and makes me feel good. I take cannabis in the privacy of my home harming no one. Cannabis has kept me away from alcohol now for six years, and my health has improved tremendously...lost 40 pounds, stopped using nicotine, no hangovers, no apparent side effects. it is a good medicine. Why is such a good medicine illegal and the more destructive one alcohol is legal and it was killing me. cigerettes being legal to are far more dangerous than cannabis.Do you think medical cannabis will ever be legal? i think the US is driving people to drink, as there is no other effective legal alternative. i'm not sure if this message is on the correct board, but cannabis is a beneficial drug, and i feel it should legalized. What do you all think?

 

Re: Medical Marijuana vicksnow

Posted by saturn on October 17, 2006, at 9:18:47

In reply to Medical Marijuana, posted by vicksnow on October 17, 2006, at 7:14:02

> My drug of choice for 20 years was 6-8 beers a nite, more on the weekends. i mixed the alchohol with the following drugs which i am still on:
> Prozac 60mg a day
> Risperdol 3mg a day
> Wellbutrin 300mg XL
> Klonopin 1mg 4x a day
> Ativan 1mg as needed.
> i have now been sober for close to six years, thanks to cannabis. have no desire to drink whatsoever, and when i was a drinker i had the worst hangovers. Cannabis relaxes me,i'm still in control, and makes me feel good. I take cannabis in the privacy of my home harming no one. Cannabis has kept me away from alcohol now for six years, and my health has improved tremendously...lost 40 pounds, stopped using nicotine, no hangovers, no apparent side effects. it is a good medicine. Why is such a good medicine illegal and the more destructive one alcohol is legal and it was killing me. cigerettes being legal to are far more dangerous than cannabis.Do you think medical cannabis will ever be legal? i think the US is driving people to drink, as there is no other effective legal alternative. i'm not sure if this message is on the correct board, but cannabis is a beneficial drug, and i feel it should legalized. What do you all think?

I believe Sativex is in Phase III trials in the US. I'm not sure what the evidence for cannabis in mental illess is, but it would be nice to have some objective research. I'm not against it. The worst thing about marijuana IMHO are the effects on the lungs. That's why I no longer touch it (and I'm unsure of the validity of the so-called vaporizers).

 

Re: Medical Marijuana

Posted by Phillipa on October 17, 2006, at 10:06:40

In reply to Re: Medical Marijuana vicksnow, posted by saturn on October 17, 2006, at 9:18:47

Cancer patients take marinol which is marijuana for vomiting legally . Probably some other illnesses in there now too. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Medical Marijuana vicksnow

Posted by Crazy Horse on October 17, 2006, at 12:57:23

In reply to Medical Marijuana, posted by vicksnow on October 17, 2006, at 7:14:02

> My drug of choice for 20 years was 6-8 beers a nite, more on the weekends. i mixed the alchohol with the following drugs which i am still on:
> Prozac 60mg a day
> Risperdol 3mg a day
> Wellbutrin 300mg XL
> Klonopin 1mg 4x a day
> Ativan 1mg as needed.
> i have now been sober for close to six years, thanks to cannabis. have no desire to drink whatsoever, and when i was a drinker i had the worst hangovers. Cannabis relaxes me,i'm still in control, and makes me feel good. I take cannabis in the privacy of my home harming no one. Cannabis has kept me away from alcohol now for six years, and my health has improved tremendously...lost 40 pounds, stopped using nicotine, no hangovers, no apparent side effects. it is a good medicine. Why is such a good medicine illegal and the more destructive one alcohol is legal and it was killing me. cigerettes being legal to are far more dangerous than cannabis.Do you think medical cannabis will ever be legal? i think the US is driving people to drink, as there is no other effective legal alternative. i'm not sure if this message is on the correct board, but cannabis is a beneficial drug, and i feel it should legalized. What do you all think?

I agree, it should be legalized. I too am a recovering alcoholic (2 years). I don't use any illegal drugs now, but i do agree w/you cannibus is much safer than alcohol..alcohol was ruining my health/life also. One drawback is that studies (actually i only read one article on this) show that smoking Marijuana on a daily basis is more dangerous to your health than smoking cigarettes( 1 pack a day). The article said 5 years of heavy daily use of canibus was equally harmful as 20 years of smoking 1 pack of cigarettes a day. I don't know if this is accurate or not, but if it is true it is definitely something to be concerned about. I guess with drugs of any kind there really are "no free Lunches" as my doc always says. If they could put it in a pill form (THC) maybe that would be ideal.

-Monte

 

Re: Medical Marijuana Crazy Horse

Posted by Phillipa on October 17, 2006, at 18:00:15

In reply to Re: Medical Marijuana vicksnow, posted by Crazy Horse on October 17, 2006, at 12:57:23

Last I heard from Lar he was legally taking marijuana in the form of chocolate and other foods. It was helping his chronic pain. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Medical Marijuana

Posted by Sebastian on October 20, 2006, at 11:46:03

In reply to Re: Medical Marijuana Crazy Horse, posted by Phillipa on October 17, 2006, at 18:00:15

I read a study on MJ on CNN that says you can't get lung cancer from it. I agree should be legal.

 

Re: Medical Marijuana

Posted by linkadge on October 20, 2006, at 15:51:25

In reply to Re: Medical Marijuana, posted by Sebastian on October 20, 2006, at 11:46:03

Sure it should be legal...well here in Canada it kindof is.

I have heard studies that refute the notion that marajuanna is worse for the lungs than cigarettes, though I don't know the final consenscious.

In either case, often people who use it for mood disorders use much less of a quantity than those who do to get high.

For me, two or three puffs was enougth to kill anxiety, and give me great sleep for a day or two, and I wasn't really high. So are people telling me that 2-3 puffs of marajuanna is worse for the lungs than a pack of cigarettes a day. I doubt it.

If I could get a consistant supply for a mood disorder then I'd go that route, but I don't think a doctor can prescribe it medicinally for anything other than pain.

There is even an emerging "endocannabanoid deficiancy" theory to mood disorders. There are endocannabanoid reuptake inhibitors in the pipelines. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Linkadge



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