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  1. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from funnygirl_rn
    Totally agree with everything you said, and yeah...it is JMO too!

    Just my opinion, but i see pot as alot less harmful than alcohol any day. Given that alcohol is legal, and the costs associated with it's improper use (DUI, traffic stops, road-blocks, court costs, jail time for offenders), why not make it legal and reap the benefits mentioned earlier? Makes no sense to me. Before anyone flames me as a pothead, I haven't personally done this since high school, a great many years ago, in a galaxy far away. lol
  2. by   Justhere
    One of my friends brother had brain CA, and they gave him 6 weeks to live. When he died my friend told me what kept him alive for 2 years was that he smoked pot.

    My father-in-law had pancreatic CA and a friend of his brought him a bag of pot, told him if he wanted or needed it he would bring him more. My mother in law said it helped until he could no longer light it himself. She was afraid of lighting and getting it started for him because she's also a nurse and was afraid of it showing up on a drug test.
  3. by   bethin
    Absolutely, 100%. It's not legal in my state even for medical use but if my mom, dad, or brother was dying and in extreme pain I would risk going out and buying it from a dealer. Odds are the people that are using it for medical reasons aren't getting in a car and they aren't selling their stash to the kid next door. I'm not familiar with the medical use, but I'm guessing they only give you so much at a time, so why would you sell your precious stash to the neighborhood kids?

    My mom and I were just discussing this topic last night. We both had an agreement that if the other was dying that we would buy marijuana, even if it's illegal. Love to see the police carting off a woman on her deathbed in handcuffs.
  4. by   Balder_LPN
    From Medscape.com a paper entitled Medical Marijuana: Politics Trumps Science at the FDA

    "Even the federal Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) own Administrative Law Judge, the Honorable Francis Young, stated in 1988, "Marijuana is the safest therapeutically active substance known to man..." He went on to say, "The evidence clearly shows that marijuana is capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people, and doing so with safety under medical supervision. . .it would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance."

    and from the same paper "Does the agency (DEA) believe that arrest and imprisonment are appropriate ways of dealing with a patient's choice to self-treat with an herbal product not approved as a medicine by the FDA?

    That sums it all up for me
  5. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    no.

    ...However, it is a 'gateway' drug and dangerous in that right. ...
    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Hmm, "Gateway Drug". Didnt we learn in basic science classes that "precedence" does not equal "cause". In other words: just because one event precedes another, doesnt mean the first caused the second.

    Did you know that carrots cause death? yes it's true, just look at the stats: Of all Americans who died last year 99.999% had eaten carrots at some point in their lives, 90% had eaten carrots in the year proceeding death, and over 80% had eaten carrots in the PREIOUS MONTH!! Keep carrots away from me, please!

    Because most users of hard drugs had begun with MJ does not mean that MJ was the cause (or gateway) to the harder drugs, only that MJ is readily available, and many many people have a history of SOME MJ use (just look at your own post)
  6. by   danaheil
    It should be decriminalized completely.
  7. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Balder
    . . .it would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance."
    Unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious... sums up the DEA for me!
  8. by   ONSnrs
    I agree w/ the use of marinol, but I am not so sure I agree w/ actual smoking of marijuana
  9. by   gfipgfip
    I totally agree with its use when to be used medically. there have been so many studies where it's medical use has been proved to be huge, but has then been ignored purelly because it's an illegal drug. i think it's ridiculous.
  10. by   terweed
    I firmly believe that marijuana should be legalized. The real danger lies in people using it and attempting to hide it from the legal system. Our prisons are full of "drug dealers" whose only mistake is to try to help people gain access to an herb that helps in all kinds of illnesse. One disease that it is very helpful with that is never mentioned is Crohn's. It helps alleviate symptoms and increases appetite.
  11. by   CJolin
    Quote from terweed
    I firmly believe that marijuana should be legalized. The real danger lies in people using it and attempting to hide it from the legal system. Our prisons are full of "drug dealers" whose only mistake is to try to help people gain access to an herb that helps in all kinds of illnesse. One disease that it is very helpful with that is never mentioned is Crohn's. It helps alleviate symptoms and increases appetite.
    Hey, I have Crohn's.....
  12. by   KellNY
    Quote from ONCNRS914
    I agree w/ the use of marinol, but I am not so sure I agree w/ actual smoking of marijuana
    But why?

    Is it so bad if a patient gets a buzz?

    We freaking inject MORPHINE and DILAUDID directly into their veins....sometimes round the clock....sometimes on pregnant women...sometimes on children...

    Yet we have an issue with a patient smoking some marijuana?

    Is it because it's illegal? If so--then make it legal!

    I swear to god I don't understand. I can't.
  13. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from KellNY
    I swear to god I don't understand. I can't.
    :yeahthat:

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