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  1. by   teeituptom
    Im waiting untill I turn 65, then when I retire if Im still alive. I fully plan to get a little hydroponics kit and grow 2 plants of marijuana for private use. Then no one will know if Im just stoned, or have Alzheimers, or Mad Cow disease, Or dementia. Only I will know the difference
  2. by   Murseintraining78
    Not sure if anyone has seen this but there is a new study out done at UCSD that shows that people that used more marijuana actually reported an increase in the the pain rating so it may help but only to a certain point. There is really no need for it if it can be prescribed with Marinol.
  3. by   teeituptom
    ahhh lets just fire one up
  4. by   danissa
    but surely Tom, it would interfere with your golfing? What about stopping to quench your "munchies" at each hole...you'd never get a round in!!
  5. by   teeituptom
    Just take some yogurt smoothies or some iced cappucino on the course with you, maybe some raisins also. or an apple.I like healthy munchies snacks
  6. by   danissa
    No if you're stoned you won't!!
  7. by   Alois Wolf
    actually that's not true...

    don't question... i just know. lol
  8. by   danissa
    OH..Alois!!!
  9. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from danissa
    OH..Alois!!!
    lol, another time another life.

    I readily admit that in the past I have smoked Marijuana and I'm not ashamed to say so. However I must stress that I do not condone any illegal activity by myself or anyone else for that matter and for the record I no longer smoke marijuana not because I think it's wrong, but because

    A. I wouldn't want to risk my future as a nurse.
    B. I have COPD.
    C. I eat too much as it is haha.

    I will always, however, support it's legalization.

    Here is an interesting website:

    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

    Though I don't agree that all drugs should be legalized, I just wanted to add that link to insert an interesting perspective from the "Five-O".
  10. by   GilbertDaddy
    Quote from Alois Wolf
    lol, another time another life.

    I readily admit that in the past I have smoked Marijuana and I'm not ashamed to say so. However I must stress that I do not condone any illegal activity by myself or anyone else for that matter and for the record I no longer smoke marijuana not because I think it's wrong, but because

    A. I wouldn't want to risk my future as a nurse.
    B. I have COPD.
    C. I eat too much as it is haha.

    I will always, however, support it's legalization.

    Here is an interesting website:

    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

    Though I don't agree that all drugs should be legalized, I just wanted to add that link to insert an interesting perspective from the "Five-O".



    There was an interview with Ron Paul recently on removing FEDERAL laws on drugs and he brought up something that hits home harder than any statistic.

    Give a kid 30 minutes to buy weed or buy a 6pack of beer. He'll have every corner store checking his ID. Not a single drug dealer will check ID.

    5 bucks says he'll have an easier time buying weed.

    If we've spent 500+ BILLION dollars in the past 30 years and still haven't been able to make that stuff harder to buy.. it's time to try a new tactic

    I've indulged before but now have too many priorities at hand. As was also said above me, I eat too much already - it's hard to stay in shape and lean when I did it, so it wasn't responsible in that sense Any bodybuilding gains were quickly negated by the need to eat 2 ice cream sandwiches at 1am lol. Most don't have the same problem I do (ironically most of my friends who smoked were all thin), but I guess that's my problem.

    I like the idea of leaving it up to the states, just like we do with alcohol and cigs. If Arizona wants to say that anyone over 21 can buy pot at a local convenience store.. that's fine with me. You can sign up for the military and put your life on the line at 18.. why shouldn't you be able to decide what goes in your body without fear of being arrested?

    My mother is on SEVERAL medications solely for the fact that she:

    1) Has problems with no appetite
    2) Cannot sleep

    Knowing that insurance probably pays HUNDREDS of dollars a month for medicines that do that kind of makes me sick...

    I know something that cost less than a tank of gas that would do both of those AND make a re-run of MASH a little more fun to watch.

    I definitely think that patients should be able to decide what goes in their body. More patients self medicate with smoking and drinking for pain and insomnia. Why are they not allowed to do something that's never been responsible for a death before?

    I saw this today poking around and thought it was HILARIOUS:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=vDLiHJFPWsM

    It is by the US Dept. of Agriculture - a government branch. Now that we know that hemp is more efficient for producing ethanol, why do we still keep that darned plant illegal?

    I know a lot of people that get wide-eyed and scared of the idea of drugs becoming "legal", but when you put it into the context above that legalized drugs like alcohol and nicotine are HARDER to obtain by minors, better regulated for safety, and help send money to the government through taxation, any arguments kind of taper off.

    Personally I'd rather see all the liver and lung failure cases at home enjoying a "homemade cigarette" than waiting on a transplant or expensive surgery because they spent 30 years killing themselves with booze and cigarettes. Even worse, I don't drink OR smoke, and I pay for the benefits giving them those surgeries :angryfire

    Obviously I have strong opinions on the issue :trout:
  11. by   elizabells
    I say yes, absolutely. And I don't smoke it myself.

    But my dad is a volunteer in a Buddhist hospice in California, where med. marijuana is legal. He's told me about rolling and lighting joints for patients with AIDS/CA who really need them. He considers it part of his service.
  12. by   Peri
    ... absolutely.
  13. by   BUTTERFLY63
    I Work On An Oncology Unit And I Have Seen What Cancer Does To People. If A Little Weed Relieves A Patients Nausea And Suffering Then By All Means They Should Be Able To Use It.


    Besides The Pharmacutical Companies Put Out A Drug Called Marinol It Has All The Same Substances As Weed Except The Thc. It Relieves Nausea Symptoms And Increases The Appetite. I'm Sure That The Marinol Cost Alot More That A Bag Of Weed. So Once Again Big Business Is Making A Profit At The Suffering Of Others.

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