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medical marijuana

blubie

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
Jan 13, 2016 @ 10:08 am

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SherryMoffitt

Marijuana

My husband had his back broken in the military 10 years ago. He now uses this , doctor's prescription , and it has been a god send. It has helped him immensely with the pain . It doesn't completely take the pain away but makes it bearable.
Feb 17, 2016 @ 11:59 am
blubie

doc

my doc sent me to clinic in calgary and they said it would be of my best interest to get a medical license its 200.00 a year ... so im doing it and already have a prescription for 4 grams a day ... this seems like a lot per day... it was neat though how the strains are catagorized and the way they have everything coded out......... it was a lil confusing as one strain works better for cancer and one works better for arthritis... i will keep you posted but i still think 4 grams a day is a lot.. though i will not take that much i doubt.... the prices all vary too... from 4 dollars a gram to 12 a gram ... also i think i can claim every year on taxes..
Feb 17, 2016 @ 12:13 pm
Meowth

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My boyfriend was in a terrible car accident a few years ago, and he went through many surgeries to repair arteries and tendons in his arm. Some times he get very bad arthritis in his hand/wrist. We drove to Vancouver to get him his medical marijuana license and we went into a few of their shops there. He picked up this cannabis infused balm for topical application. He uses it whenever he is having pains and it works amazing. We even noticed when he uses it he regains more feeling and movement in this hand/fingers. Its quite amazing.
Feb 17, 2016 @ 03:10 pm
ah.labonte

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I definitely feel that it can help some people with serious illnesses but there are too many that take advantage of it
Feb 17, 2016 @ 03:56 pm
brooklingal77

cont'd...

I just wanted to further comment. My concern would also be where are the plants going to be grown, inspections, etc.
I'm not sure if any of you are aware but today The Princess Margaret Lottery Corperation made the decision to pull their show home located in Markham. They recently found out that there is a legal grow-op next door. No one is living there and apparently it is filled with marijuana plants. It is also located across from an elementary school. The neighborhood have gotten no where on getting it moved.
Feb 17, 2016 @ 05:28 pm
linda1958

be cautious

while medicinal mj is good for arthritic pain relief and superb for nausea it does not mix well with depression in my opinion
Feb 17, 2016 @ 06:11 pm
kristinasimpson90

It's obvious...

I use multiple times a day... between smoking actual bud, hash, honey oils, buddar or shatter this stuff is medicine. Theres too much proof that this stuff works if you find what is right for you and you consult a seasoned marijuana user.... this plant has helped me and countless others live their lives normally and pain free.
Mar 15, 2016 @ 01:16 pm
fly_eyez

If Supported by Dr & if it Provides Relief - Yes

The few times I used weed recreationally it just made me super paranoid. And hungry. I hated it.
My grandfather had his legs amputated and had severe phantom limb pain. It sort of helped him but made him paranoid and uneasy.
My terminally ill MIL tried it a few times before she passed away and it's the oil that helps with pain apparently - not really smoking it. I can't remember exactly but there's a component removed and what's left is the form you should use. Someone also made her low dose cookies which helped a bit.
I have chronic pain and I'm on four different painkillers including two narcotics (long acting oxy and oxycodone for breakthrough pain). I'm waiting for surgery and for an appt at the pain clinic, which is an 18 month wait to be seen. I have about a year left to wait. While I'm waiting I've been put on a super high dose of a mood stabilizer which is often also prescribed for moderate to severe chronic pain. I've been on it for about four months and it's just starting to work so that I can take less oxycodone for breakthrough pain. I used to take 8 tablets a day in addition to everything else but now I'm down to two or maybe three oxycodone tablets on a bad day. On days when I cannot control the pain at home I have to go to ER to get pain relief down to a tolerable level. The last time I went I had sub q dilaudid, oral dilaudid, sub q toridol for the inflammation plus my normal meds and I still left with pain many hours later, although it was at a tolerable level.
When I finally get to the pain clinic I wonder if medical Marijuana will be an option for me. I don't think I want to try it - maybe because I got so paranoid before? I just don't want pain anymore so I hope there are other options for me that don't include narcotics. Actually, I hope after surgery it will fix the problem altogether. I forget what it's like to live without pain. Even if I have to live with tolerable pain for the rest of my life I'd be okay with it - just not this debilitating pain that I can't get under control and keeps me off work and bound to bed most of the time. I have no real quality of life but I'm trying to be very optimistic that something will eventually help me.
I think if medical Marijuana works for the patient and they clearly suffer from severe, chronic pain, it should definitely be an option. If it improves the patient's quality of life then I'm all for it. Especially terminally ill patients. In fact, I'd take it further by agreeing with doctor assisted death for terminally ill patients with debilitating pain and no quality of the life that's left.
I have a dog who is very sensitive to my pain and I rely on her for therapy sometimes. It's amazing what comfort pets can give you. She comes to me when I'm moaning and crying and puts her face on mine licking away my tears. She will lay with me give me something to focus on besides the pain.
Mar 15, 2016 @ 02:15 pm
Katherine78

Marijuana

It also think it should be legalizing free up the courts.I also think people should have the option and right to choose what they want to put into your body(narcotics or a plant?)I will say it needs better rules and guidelines.I've heard and read great things about how much relief someone in chronic pain gets!I just looked it up for you and a lot of patients with arthritis get a lot of relief from the pain and inflammation, swelling. There is a THC pill(weed pill) called cessament if you don't want to smoke it or eat it! Just make sure you discuss it with a professional in the field! Hope you find some help and ease your pain! Take care!
Mar 18, 2016 @ 11:43 am
kaymayc

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I think it should be legalized. Marijuana has amazing benefits and it is a lot safer than alcohol. It being illegal is literally doing nothing but sending people to jail on non violent drug charges. You can literally find it anywhere, so the war on drugs isn't really doing anything but filling Harper's super jails. With it being legalized those who need it will have better access and those who do it for recreational purposes will know their weed isn't laced. The only reason it isn't legal is because of the big pharma companies are making so much money off of us being sick and using their products instead. I would much rather use marijuana for my pain than pain killers. Also if I ever end up with cancer I would much rather try oil than radiation and chemo that would just destroy my whole body.
Mar 18, 2016 @ 12:13 pm

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