I to have an enlightened Mayo's trained doctor who has advised he'd put me on it in a second, but where I live it's against the law. By the way, it was Bush 43 who passed additional laws making it harder for doctors and patients to decide how to treat their medical conditions. Since my doctor's don't play being the president, why did the president play being my doctor? At least my doctor knows what he's doing.
As long as there is the high profit in narcotics such as my OxyContin that runs $860 a month, we'll never see something I could grow on my kitchen counter as an option for pain control and nerve type diseases. The profit is just to great, so while I keep hoping someone with half a mind will eventually let patients who suffer with certain types of medical conditions get affordable options that can help, I have accepted the fact that we'll probably never see it happen. For those who are willing to take the chances, more power to you!
It's been a while since you posted, but thought I'd just reply anyway. I'm in WI, where pot is also still not legal. Actually under Federal law it's not legal in any state, but that's another issue. I'd use in a heartbeat if I could used in a safe, controlled environment. I'm guessing that until the drug companies create their own pot hybrids like seed companies do, we won't be seeing anything from big Pharma. My doctor has never directly advised me to use it but he hinted that he has no objections and knows of people who do use. We have had some issues with the DEA barging into clinics and demanding medical records of patients of doctors who do any kind of pain management. The fascists. Heck, if they would just legalize the darn stuff we could pay off the national debt through the taxes collected on sales!
I can see your point, Bubbadog, about needing a prescription for cannabis. I guess here in the states there has been so much argument about its use, it has become a political issue and not a health issue any more. Doctors are losing their ability to decide what is best for their patients. Admittedly, I know of people who have used cannabis recreationally and had gotten ahold of some really bad stuff that had been cut with something that made them ill. So regulation is something I favor. I just see it as an option that could be safer than some of the medications I'm on now. Maybe not, I could have intolerable side effects. But I feel I should have the choice to try it.
I think it can help,of course it depends on the person my mom smoked it to help her eat more because she had leukemia,she never got it medically that I know of,she just knew some guy I guess..I just think it's all pharmacy related if they can regulate it and make Billions,they will figure out a way in time to squeeze more blood out of us..!!
Personally The NHS Would Be Financially Raped For Weed Which Is Amazingly Cheap To Grow & Requires Very Little Costs,
I Think We Should Be Allowed A NHS Home License To Grow Weed At Home For £100.00p A Year
Maybe Grow & Sell Via Online ONLY £500.00p License & Sell With VAT/Taxes
Sadly This Is A Very Very Old Topic & N.I.C.E. NHS Has Stated Weed For 5 Physical Conditions / Disabilities Is Far Too Costly & When I Sought An Information Of Freedom Act Request On So Called 2018 NHS Weed,
Only 6 Patients In The Whole 6 Months - 1 Year Ish Got NHS Weed Signed Off By An NHS Hospital Consultant & Got NHS England Funding,
Only 10 Private Patients Got So Called: " NHS 2018 WEED " & It Costs Around £4K A Month :/
The United Nations U.N. (UN) & Many Others Have Confirmed The Uk Grows Around 60% Of The World's Weed For EXPORT ONLY To Countries Where Weed Is Legal & Been Doing So For The Past 20 Ish Years & Sadly Connected To Many Tory MP's Partners / Friends / Families / BIG BUSINESSES,
While Uk Still Claims Cannabis Has No Physical &/Or Mental Health Benefits, Yet Being The Nearly The Biggest World's Legal EXPORT ONLY Cannabis Growers & Suppliers To Countries Where Its Legal " :/
We Must Challenge The War On Drugs, As Its NOT Working :/
Did You Know Weed In The Uk Only Became Illegal Because 2 NHS G.P.'s Told The Government In 1971 Is Should Be Made Illegal,
Yet Years Later Even Making Chemical Drugs / Spice Illegal, It Took Several Years & Expert Panels To Make Them Illegal,
So Why Is Weed Still Illegal, When It Works For Many Physical Disabilities, Conditions, & Mental Health Illnesses Too,
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