Has Anyone Tried Medical Marijuana To Relieve Their Chronic Pain, Etc.?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    I'm really curious about this and if it really helps relieve pain and I think they claim nausea too.

    My husband's brother who has stage 4 prostrate cancer lives in Colorado and he could try it for his pain. He may be...but my husband won't ask him if he is for some reason and I find that really funny because both of them in their younger days smoked it when it wasn't legal. :)

    If I had debilitating pain or nausea I would definitely try it medically speaking. In my younger days my use of it was more recreational so I know how it affects me...but don't know if it would help pain and nausea. But I'd rather try that than all the chemical drugs being produced today.

    So I'm just wondering if anyone has tried it and if it brought some relief from pain or nausea.
     
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    Ive only tried pot once in my life and didn't care for it. Don't know if I'd try it for pain or nausea, definitely wouldn't smoke it and would only get the medicinal kind in food or pill form. Don't want the getting high effects of it.
     
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    I'd rather the getting high feeling that to me was like having a couple of beers than to have all the "side effects" of all the meds they manufacture now days. If I'm ever in that situation and it's legal I probably would want to grow my own though so I would know it wasn't tainted with something else. :)

    My husband and I both have green thumbs so I'm sure we could grow that well too.
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    I'd trust the prescription marijuana because I'm sure it's controlled. I don't Like the way I feel after a couple beers so no thanks to that.

    I don't drink for a reason and the only reason is I don't like the taste or how I feel.
     
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    I don't mind a cold beer (that's one) with our seafood boils. I don't even mind a small flute of champagne at weddings, etc. but my drinking days were buried a long time ago.

    If I was in constant debilitating pain or nausea I would have no problem smoking a joint to ease those things. I would rather smoke it because that way I could just put it out when the pain was eased whether I had smoked the whole thing or not. But how can you tell with a pill or whatever of marijuana if it's going to be to much or to little until after it's in your system.
     
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    I have never tried it for medical use. I think there is something to it for relieving discomfort and people should have it available. I can't see how it's different to traditionally prescribed pain medications.
     
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    As an ex smoker, there's no way I'm going to smoke anything again unless I was terminal.
     
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    There is one difference Kitty...if we could grow our own medicinal marijuana the drug companies wouldn't be able to charge us big bucks to fill a prescription they made. :)
     
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    Okay Chrissy...now I see where you are coming from. I'm not an ex smoker but I guess for some people who are smoking medicinal marijuana might make them want to go back to smoking cigarettes too. And living with a smoker (who has to do his smoking outside)...I hear you!
     
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    But you would be the target of thiefs if it you grew it outside.

    It's happened in Fresno, even the dispensaries have been targeted and robbed.
     
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    Yes, I guess you would have to keep those plants discretely so no one would know if you were growing them.

    I have heard there have been a lot of issues with growing in Humboldt County in California and even with growing in forests which is detrimental to the environment.
     
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    I'd get me one of those areogardens and grow it inside. :)
     
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    That's because "big businesss" is trying to grow tons of the stuff so they can make the money off of it. If we all grow our own little medicinal supply in areogardens in our homes...there would not be a problem for us or the environment.

    And then of course there are all those "big business" growers growing tons of illegally too for the bucks and they are a problem too.
     
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    At this time I am glad that I do not even have that kind of pain or nausea that I would even need to even try this and I am thankful for this. But I know there are lots of people that do have that kind of pain and/or nausea, etc. who are probably paying a lot of money for pain pills, etc. that Drug Companies manufacture and that besides horrific side effects also are very addictive. From my hippie years I know marijuana doesn't cost much to grow and I know the side effects of smoking a joint too. So this would definitely be something I would consider trying if I ever found myself in this position. I definitely would hope it would be legal where I live then too for medicinal purposes.

    Drug Companies will probably try to get control of medicinal marijuana so they can still charge us an "arm and a leg" for it ... but I would hope these same Drug Companies would not be be given the rights to all useage of marijuana...which they would probably try to do if there are enough studies done that prove it does relieve chronic pain and nausea, etc. without the many side effects, etc. of chemical compounds.
     
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    Ok...pot smoking 101... Yes for many it will relieve pain and nausea. Everyone is different though.
    There are different varities.
    I would suggest medical in a form other than smoking if possible..only because it smells worse than ciggs.
    One joint untainted can be the equal to 5 cigs...there again depends on variety and
    and how you smoke it. A bong maybe ?
    Plus since you do not know the street language and process...and for it to be pure...ask dr for prescription.And if its prescribed by a doctor you are legal.
    I personally would smoke pot before taking all that other crap.
    Now this is my only input for now...if you have questions ask. No I do not smoke it now...not since Jan 6th 1986! After getting hold of some really laced stuff..thought i would die..so did my friend. So spraled out I told the Lord...please let me live and I promise I will never do this again...unless I am terminal. I keep my promises:p:D
     
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    Been there, done that Gloria...only it was in brownies that a friend made and didn't tell me she put that "stuff" in them. I thought they tasted kind of weird but didn't want to offend my friend by telling her that so I just ate the brownie as fast as I could. And basically found myself later on praying that same prayer you did...except I said I would never eat another brownie in case somebody fooled me again. :)

    No, I don't know the street language, etc. and don't plan to get "chummy" enough with all that stuff to need to know it. If I ever get to that point where I need it legally for medicinal purposes I'm pretty sure I know where to get some "untainted seeds" to grow my own. ;)
     
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    If you look on the aerogarden groups on facebook, it appears that a lot of people are doing just that, Babs.
    From what I have read, you lose most of the benefits by smoking it, if you want to take it for health and pain relief. There are many different species of hemp/cannabis, and the ones they sell to get high are the ones with the THC that makes you high; but that is not the part that helps with pain.
    Supposedly, the best way for it to help with pain is to eat it, and they suggest putting it into a smoothie (fresh picked) and drink it, and then you get the full benefits.
    Also, from what I am understanding, a whole different part of the plant is used. To get high, people smoke the “bud” which is where the THC is concentrated. For actual healing from the plant, the leaves have the most of that part.
    I would grow some and try it if it were legal here, just to see if it helps.
    Personally, I think that it should be legal to grow it for your own use anywhere.
     
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    Here is an interesting article that I had read and saved about basil. It is perfectly legal to grow, and is supposed to have about the same healing properties as medical marijuana has, but without the properties that make people high.
    I grow basil, and have used it in salads and cooking, and sometimes in smoothies; but I have not used it consistently enough to see if it would help much or not, as far as an anti-inflammatory for pain relief.

    http://www.offthegridnews.com/alternative-health/medicinal-uses-and-health-benefits-of-basil/
     
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    I'm just amazed at what a wealth of information you are @Yvonne Smith. :) If I'm ever in the position where I would need it for pain or nausea....I would smoke it first to see if it would work...because after eating that brownie with it in it the thought of eating marijuana ever again is downright scary!:eek:

    However I do like smoothies so I might be able to handle putting some in that...if the need ever arises...and I hope it doesn't. I wonder if making a "green" smoothie with the leaves has other health benefits besides helping with pain and nausea. :)

    I always thought it was the crushed up leaves that was being rolled up and smoked. That's what it always looked like to me way back when. There was a lot of people getting high off those leaves back then. Maybe the bud was crushed in with the leaves.

    I think it should be legalized too. Untainted marijuana to me was no different than drinking a couple of beers way back in my hippie days. And I liked that it didn't make me feel bloated like beer did. I think eventually it will be legalized but as I said in an earlier post I think the Drug Companies will try to get control of all usage of it so they can profit from it and us. :(
     
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    http://www.governing.com/gov-data/state-marijuana-laws-map-medical-recreational.html

    State Marijuana Laws in 2017 Map
    Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.

    Seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted the most expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Most recently, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada all passed measures in November legalizing recreational marijuana. California’s Prop. 64 measure allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Other tax and licensing provisions of the law will not take effect until January 2018.

    Several legislatures in states recently passing legalization measures are debating regulatory proposals around the use and sale of marijuana. Massachusetts lawmakers were weighing bills earlier this year that would lower the amount residents can legally possess and place restrictions on retail stores.

    A number of states have also decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Some medical marijuana laws are broader than others, with types of medical conditions that allow for treatment varying from state to state. Several states (not shown on the map below) have passed narrow laws allowing residents to possess cannabis only if they suffer from certain rare medical illnesses.

    Our map shows current state laws and recently-approved ballot measures legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Final rules for recently-passed medical marijuana laws are pending in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota.

    Information is current as of Sept. 14, 2017.


    Marijuana Legalization Status

    Medical marijuana broadly legalized

    Marijuana legalized for recreational use

    No broad laws legalizing marijuana
    Some states shown above with no laws broadly legalizing medical marijuana provide limited access under certain circumstances. States like Alabama and Mississippi, for instance, maintain laws permitting medical marijuana for severe epileptic conditions.

    I could not get the map to show here but if you click on the link it will show the map...and also the fact that here in Louisiana marijuana has been legalized for medicinal purposes...and I had no idea it was. :)
     
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    That's good news...but to tell you the truth Yvonne...if I have to ever use it for medicinal purposes I think I'd like to keep the the "high" part of it too. :p
     
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    @Chrissy Cross marijuana is legal in your state so you definitely could try it if your pain gets to bad. It's also legal in @Ken Anderson's state according to that map I put the link too. Strange things are happening and I haven't even been paying attention. :oops:
     
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    It's confusing though....federal I think supercedes state law. I know there's been problems with it in Fresno but I'm not exactly sure since I haven't considered using it.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Thanks for the basil article. I may see if Trader Joe's sells basil when I go there tomorrow. They sell potted herbs.

    @Babs Hunt It's scary how much big business all medical is. They don't want any alternate used if they are not making tons of money off it.
     
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    I think marijuana should be legalized, too.
     
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