medical marijuana

on Jan 13, 2016 @ 10:08 am

what are your thoughts on this. i see every where that its good for all kinds of medical issues. people are using it for pain management instead of heavy narcartics .would you or have you used it for medical reasons... i have depression and arthritis i wonder if it would help me.. in Calgary we now have some clinics that can give a person a prescription. not sure how it all works ... but i am interested... any feed back would be great .. thanks

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Medical Marijuana on Jan 13, 2016 @ 10:24 am

I have never used it myself,but my neighbor did to help ease the pain with his cancer,In my opinion if someone is suffering they should do whats best for them and if there is no other medicine out there helping to ease their pain maybe they should but I think I personally I would check with my doctor first

Marijuana on Jan 13, 2016 @ 10:49 am

I'm a firm believer that it should be legalized. It is less dangerous than alcohol, and it's a plant, a natural remedy. A close friend of mine used to provide it to her terminally ill grandmother. She made tea with it, and it eased her pain significantly.

. on Jan 13, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

I have never used it myself but I hear it really helps people so I am all for it

. on Jan 13, 2016 @ 01:18 pm

I personally don't agree with legalisation, but I do think it should be decriminalised and I think people with heavy pain issues or terminal illnesses should be able to use it.

My problem is, a lot of stoners get it and abuse it. Also I think edibles are safer than smoking it as you don't get the carcinogens from cigarettes.

It can also contribute to some mental conditions, so definitely take care and consult a doctor.

In moderacy on Jan 13, 2016 @ 01:53 pm

I think it's ok in moderacy - I did live with a stoner in my late teens/early 20s, but never partook in it. He used it about 8 hours a day though, so certainly not medicinal.

For easing pain or other medical issues, however, if used in low doses, I feel it is perfectly fine.

With respect to usage - edibles are a MUCH stronger body high than smoking it. You can avoid the carcinogens by using a vaporizer instead if smoking is the way to go. My mother in law had cookies when she had cancer, and it helped her a lot with the pain.

weed on Jan 13, 2016 @ 02:11 pm

I think for extreme medical purposes, doctors should allow their patients the option and it should be monitored like any other prescription medicine. I've experienced intense neuralgic pain where even narcotics didn't even begin to ease the pain, so I would completely understand if someone would use marijuana for these purposes. I do, however, still believe that marijuana does affect the brain in more serious ways than just making you feel high. It seems to be linked to the possible development of schizophrenia, so it really needs to be taken seriously.

. on Jan 13, 2016 @ 03:28 pm

Well, I'd consult my doctor first, to see if that treatment is best for your current conditions. While it may help with the pain of the arthritis, you also need to consider how it will affect your depression. I personally don't have a problem with marijuana, so long as people don't abuse it. I just don't see what the big deal with it is, as a younger person I tried it a few times but just found it made me sleepy and/or hungry. I don't care if they legalize it or not, if they did, it would certainly be a big boost for the economy. Think of all the job creation and extra taxes on it!

:) on Jan 13, 2016 @ 04:07 pm

I agree 100%, Kristine. Not only the job creation and the taxes, but the saved money for court costs, policing, jails etc. I need to start picketing "FREE THE WEED" *giggles*

. on Jan 13, 2016 @ 04:24 pm

Exactly jcb75. Not only the job creation and taxes, but clearing up the already overburdened court systems to deal with real, dangerous issues like violent offenders and those taking extreme advantage of the weaker in society. While marijuana can absolutely be a huge problem for some people, it is not for most. If it was legalized, it would also make it a much more reliable and safe source.

Apart from all this and a completely different topic although very closely related to this sort of thing, we do need to somehow invest in and promote substance abuse recovery centers and mental health. It all goes hand in hand.

AGREED on Jan 13, 2016 @ 04:35 pm

"While marijuana can absolutely be a huge problem for some people, it is not for most." could say the exact same thing about alcohol...and it's legal.

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