Cannabis and Healthcare 2014 - page 6

The eyes of the world are watching the new experimental POT shops, which have recently opened in Colorado, selling legalized Cannabis for everyday consumption, for everyday people. Who would have... Read More

  1. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    Quote from lub dub
    Alcohol is addictive, and has many negative health consequences.
    Marijuana is not addictive, and has far fewer negative health consequences (if you don't smoke it, then there are practically no negative health consequences).
    Well, I beg to differ. As someone who lived with a chronic, daily pot user---when one needs it to get up and stay awake, go to sleep at night, and craves it---well, then I would call that an addiction. And there are many, many people that this is a fact of life.
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  2. Visit  twinkerrs profile page
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    Quote from jadelpn
    Well, I beg to differ. As someone who lived with a chronic, daily pot user---when one needs it to get up and stay awake, go to sleep at night, and craves it---well, then I would call that an addiction. And there are many, many people that this is a fact of life.
    That is psychological addiction. I think most people are referring to physical addiction. Most people can quit pot cold turkey without any physical effects. People can become psychologically addicted to just about anything.

    I am hoping arkansas legalizes at least medical marijuana I would try it for my 9 year old autistic son in a heartbeat. According to research it would lessen the aggression and would not be as hard on his body as the medications he has to take to function that we don't even know what kind of damage we will show in 20 or 30 years.

    As far as legalization if marijuana had a huge baker like anheuser Busch or Phillip Morris to push to legalize it would be legal everywhere because the kick backs for our lawmakers would put all of the legislating for morality to bed.
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  3. Visit  zack1a profile page
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    The "addiction" debate seems to be one I encounter quite often. To be honest, I find it rather embarrassing how few nurses understand the difference between physiological and psychological addictions.

    Psychological addictions have no physical withdrawal symptoms. An addiction to pornography would have no physical symptom if you were to stop, or at most, your carpal tunnel symptoms may be relieved.

    Conversely, opiod or alcohol addiction have severe withdrawal symptoms. This is blatantly apparent after a long night out. What we call a "hang over" is withdrawal and thats after one night. One of the absolute worst, if not the worst, withdrawals a person can go through is that from long term alcohol use. Simply put, it can kill you.

    When was the last time you found yourself pushing Ativan after a stoner rolled in?
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  4. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    Quote from twinkerrs
    That is psychological addiction. I think most people are referring to physical addiction. Most people can quit pot cold turkey without any physical effects. People can become psychologically addicted to just about anything.

    I am hoping arkansas legalizes at least medical marijuana I would try it for my 9 year old autistic son in a heartbeat. According to research it would lessen the aggression and would not be as hard on his body as the medications he has to take to function that we don't even know what kind of damage we will show in 20 or 30 years.

    As far as legalization if marijuana had a huge baker like anheuser Busch or Phillip Morris to push to legalize it would be legal everywhere because the kick backs for our lawmakers would put all of the legislating for morality to bed.
    If you want to medicate your child why would you consider giving him a raw plant? There are marijuana derived drugs already on the market that have controlled doses, easy to take, and are socially acceptable.

    What is the rationale for giving a child a raw plant to either ingest or inhale?

    If your child is in pain you do not grab a bunch of opium poppies?
  5. Visit  Asystole RN profile page
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    Quote from zack1a
    The "addiction" debate seems to be one I encounter quite often. To be honest, I find it rather embarrassing how few nurses understand the difference between physiological and psychological addictions.

    Psychological addictions have no physical withdrawal symptoms. An addiction to pornography would have no physical symptom if you were to stop, or at most, your carpal tunnel symptoms may be relieved.

    Conversely, opiod or alcohol addiction have severe withdrawal symptoms. This is blatantly apparent after a long night out. What we call a "hang over" is withdrawal and thats after one night. One of the absolute worst, if not the worst, withdrawals a person can go through is that from long term alcohol use. Simply put, it can kill you.

    When was the last time you found yourself pushing Ativan after a stoner rolled in?
    Did you just make that up? I am embarrassed that you do not know that a "hangover" is not withdrawal but rather a physiological response to ingesting large amounts of alcohol impurities "congeners", dehydration, and GI irritation.
  6. Visit  zack1a profile page
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    No, I did not make that up. Although what you're saying regarding dehydration is also true, most of the symptoms of a hang over can be cured by ingesting more alcohol.
  7. Visit  MunoRN profile page
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    If you want to medicate your child why would you consider giving him a raw plant? There are marijuana derived drugs already on the market that have controlled doses, easy to take, and are socially acceptable.

    What is the rationale for giving a child a raw plant to either ingest or inhale?

    If your child is in pain you do not grab a bunch of opium poppies?
    Derivatives of the primary therapeutic/medicinal component of marijuana isn't actually available in the US.

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is the component of marijuana that has been found to be effective in treating a number of conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, psychosis, epilepsy, etc. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana and has limited therapeutic/medicinal uses, and arguably should not be taken by itself (not combined with CBD) for any purpose, even recreationally.

    Marinol is not a synthetic version of the therapeutic component of marijuana, it is synthetic THC.
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