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Postby Artifishual » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:23 am

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Postby Loobie » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:53 am

It's too bad the internet is the only place you can find stuff like this. I, too, am pissed that I have to pay what I pay to get it and face getting into legal trouble. Ohio, for some unknown reason, decided to go with many other states and make possession of less than 100g a civil citation like a speeding ticket. That is great, but it's still illegal. Who knows, maybe lobbyists truly are on the way out in this country. It is widely thought that the paper industry lobbyists are responsible for MJ being made illegal in the 30's because hemp is a sustainable crop and beats the shit out of having to make paper from wood pulp. I don't know, I just get really hacked off that I can get things prescribed to me that marginally help and can kill me if I take too much. Yet I can't take something with no danger of overdose, and is VERY helpful because someone convinced Washington it should be illegal.

Hopefully we will look back on this time and laugh because marijuana is so much weaker on your body than alcohol, yet that's legal and celebrated. I'm going to grow my own this summer in protest of having to pay about $1,200 a year for it. Just saying 'growing it' sounds funny. I mean MJ is completely unprocessed. It is like no other substance in terms of being 'au naturael'. I mean anything else that has effects like that is refined, processed or something. With this, it's dried; that's it. So I have to listen to a society that tells me that something that grows right int the ground wild is illegal. After reading all these stories and living one myself, it just pisses me off.
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Re: THE EXPERIENCE OF PATIENTS WITH MARIJUANA

Postby MattB » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:36 pm

Artifishual wrote:I was first told of the diagnosis of MS in 1991 (on my 35th birthday) this was just a few weeks following an unbelievably acrimonious divorce, my wife having thrown me out claiming that she was sick of me being tired all the time, and then telling her solicitor that I was a heroin addict, a totally fabricated claim which I, staggering and slurring my speech like a vaudeville drunk, did a very poor job of denying.


This is unbelievably sad, reading it made me cry :(
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Postby Terry » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:33 pm

Crazy what gets to us, Matt.
A while ago, I watched a movie called Go Now, about a guy with MS. The only part of the movie that got to me at all was during a scene when the guy was leaving the hospital and his girlfriend carried his bag. He couldn't stand to have his bag carried for him, and he took it from her. I cried like a baby.
This has absolutely nothing to do with this thread, except that I wanted to tell you that I understand about things hitting a raw nerve sometimes.
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Postby Grumpster » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:52 pm

Legal issues aside - I believe I am an outlier as MJ makes me almost instanly worse and unable to function even more than before. I get tremor and almost imediate balance issues. I even had a "friend" speculate that the MJ caused my MS - Arshole he was!. Anywho I will not participate in any trials for MJ & Ms as I do want to pollute the study with my atypical results. Bummer for me...no relief with MJ.

Arti - sorry to hear your story. Sucks
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Postby robbie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:25 pm

and am now confined to a wheelchair. I suffer violent muscle spasms from the waist down, which lock my legs together like magnets, causing increasing pain and discomfort, and I feel as if I have flu permanently.

This is a really good description of the way I and many feel.
I remember watching the movie In Pot We Trust and I got all misty when the DEA cut down about 1000+ plants, but a really good movie to watch to learn about the struggles of legalizing medical marijuana in the U.S up here in the north we got it figured out mostly.
It helps, I notice mostly for spasams.
Had ms for over 19 years now.
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Postby Artifishual » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:00 pm

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Postby robbie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:42 pm

I wish the GOV would realize the benefit from MJ and make it legal for medicinal use. If they could be in our shoes and walk a mile for just one day.

it's hard to take thinking that adults make this decision for other adults regarding how this can help the symptoms of their particular disease.
GOV would realize the benefit from MJ and make it legal for medicinal use.

~it will come it has to~
Robbie, is MJ legal up there?

yes have gotten it for a year and a half now.
Had ms for over 19 years now.
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Postby Cojack » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:37 pm

you can get sativex in canada now i think??....also...a possible problem with buying the street stuff/maybe gov too/is the possibility of insecteside usage....
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Postby MrsGeorge » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:19 am

I have never tried it. My mum has talked about getting some for me but it is illegal here and possession alone would lead to criminal record. In addition, my employer screens for drug use and if I got caught using then it is a sackable offence.
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Postby Cojack » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:52 am

hi,

i don't know much about it...not sure whether it would have an active ingredient for positive testing/i.e. supposedly it doesn''t get you high

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Postby Loobie » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:41 am

I've heard some decent stuff about it, but when it comes down to it, the Sativex costs more with my copay than buying weed does.
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Postby Cojack » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:47 am

hi,

a website called psych central has an article on MJ and preventing alzheimer

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Postby robbie » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:16 am

Had ms for over 19 years now.
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Postby Loobie » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:34 am

That was a great video Rob.
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