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  1. by   stnurse2008
    I think that it should be used for medical purposes. Why deprive these people who are suffering if they don't have to. I do not agree that it should be legalized for recreational purposes, I don't know how well it would work to legalize one and not the other and keep it out of other peoples posession.
  2. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from stnurse2008
    I think that it should be used for medical purposes. Why deprive these people who are suffering if they don't have to. I do not agree that it should be legalized for recreational purposes, I don't know how well it would work to legalize one and not the other and keep it out of other peoples posession.
    There is no need to smoke pot for medical purposes. There is a prescription drug already on the market w/ medical THC in it.

    Pushing pot for medical purposes is merely an avenue to lower resistance to its use for recreational purposes.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from teeituptom
    Only if they share with the staff

    good for morale
    No thanks, i like thinking clearly. :stone
  4. by   kamakasigirl
    Quote from OneThunder
    Absolutely. There is no reason in this day and age that someone should suffer because weed is illegal. We refine it and put it in a pill and give it to people to increase their appetite. Hemp was a good cash crop in this country until someone decided it should be illegal. Research hemp and you will find that our country is a little backwards about it. Think about it. Narcotics are illegal if you don't have a script. Alcohol is legal and look how many people that kills, including driving under the influence. Tobacco kills people and it's legal. I am a hospice nurse, and I think my patients have a right to any substance that's going to ease their suffering and let them have a peaceful death. If it means rolling up and smoking a dube then they should be able to. We have more compassion for our animals in this country than we do our citizens.
    I agree with you 100% in my English Comp 1 class I got all b's and c's on my research papers, I chose Legalizing Marijuana as my Thesis paper and got an A with virtually no effort on my part. I have such stong feeling toward this topic that it all came natural.
  5. by   KellNY
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    No thanks, i like thinking clearly. :stone
    Oooh....kitty likes to scratch!
  6. by   KellNY
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    There is no need to smoke pot for medical purposes. There is a prescription drug already on the market w/ medical THC in it.

    Pushing pot for medical purposes is merely an avenue to lower resistance to its use for recreational purposes.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Oooh! Great idea! Just tell that to the chemo patient or hyperemesis gravidarum who can't even hold down a sip of water.:uhoh21:

    ETA: I think it should also be decriminalized for recreational purposes. But that's not really here or there. We'll focus on the sick people for now.
  7. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from KellNY
    Oooh! Great idea! Just tell that to the chemo patient or hyperemesis gravidarum who can't even hold down a sip of water.:uhoh21:.
    Public policy by extreme example is almost always poor policy.

    Somebody refractory to all anti-emetics will almost always be on IV therapy in any case. That creates a different set of therapies and a different set of possible solutions.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  8. by   KellNY
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Public policy by extreme example is almost always poor policy.

    Somebody refractory to all anti-emetics will almost always be on IV therapy in any case. That creates a different set of therapies and a different set of possible solutions.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    What extreme example did I give?? There are plenty of those types of patients. It's not very uncommon.

    And it's far from practical to keep all these patients on an inpatient unit, or on homecare with IV therapy, for the duration of their illness.

    Kelly
  9. by   firstaiddave907
    it should be use for medical use not to abuse it so i think it should be legal for medical use.
  10. by   TRINI_RN
    Yes, in fact I think I'm coming down with something as we speak...........
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from KellNY
    Oooh....kitty likes to scratch!
    Whatever.
  12. by   KellNY
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Whatever.
    lol, lighten up. maybe you need a joint.
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I didn't ask for any advice here, nor will i take any here.

    I just do not see the need of ingesting/inhaling an illegal substance in my body that is not medically necessary.

    And i can't agree that the pill form would be just as effective as smoking it (what if someone's capacity to swallow is compromised?). I kind of wonder how Grampa's last months would have been if he'd had either form to try.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Jun 4, '06

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