Aug 12, 2013 - 11:57 pm
I have no dog and I don't fish so can not one-up the filler threads like JG posts. But I can surely give it a go on the topic of Weed for medicinal purposes.
Sunday evening there was a TV special with Dr Sanjay Gupta as he shared several real life examples of the miraculous ability of MMJ (Medical Marijuana) to relieve severe suffering in patients where all other therapies failed. He has formally changed his position on the use of MMJ as he is now convinced of the genuine ability of the drug to help suffering patients.
Inquiring CSN members are curious where the CSN family stands on this topic. A 420 (code for MJ) thread quite some time ago shed a bit of light on the community but fell short of determining the general of the majority of the members. Comments came mostly from those on the right and left of the issue but the center was pretty quiet. Some members totally saw no medical value for cancer patients, some members fully embraced the use as an alternative to powerful narcotics, some were on-the-fence still mulling through the concept that smoking pot can actually provide significant pain and nausea relief from cancer treatment and side effects, and some members were fully against it as it is still illegal or against their fundamental beliefs.
This thread's goal is to generate lots of healthy discussion, opinions, positions, comments, and share knowledge and experiences on the topic to offer better insight to all. Hopefully, the thread is informative and can aid those just starting treatment as well as those suffering both short and long term side effects post treatment.
Legal medical cannabis by state: 1 Alaska, ,2 Arizona, 3 Arkansas, 4 California, 5 Colorado, 6 Connecticut, 7 Delaware, 8 Hawaii, 9 Illinois, 10 Iowa, 11 Maine, 12 Maryland, 13 Massachusetts, 14 Michigan, 15 New Hampshire, 16 Montana, 17 Nevada, 18 New Jersey, 19 New Mexico, 20 New York, 21 Oregon, 22 Rhode Island, 23 Texas, 24 Vermont, 25 Washington, 26 Washington DC
Pending legislation: 1. Minnisota, 2. New York, 3. Ohio, 4. Pennsylvania
On-the-fence (early attempts): 1.Maryland, 2. Minnesota, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Texas
If possible, it would be great to reply with the state of your residence and your current position on using medical MJ to relieve the various pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and a host of other symtoms generated by treatment and side effects. And please don't feel like you are obligated to state you use if you'd rather not; your general position will suffice.
Let the games begin.