I was visiting a friends house yesterday for dinner. My friends mother has been working as an RN for over 35 years. Somehow we got on the subject of marijuana. THe hospital she works at is in the inner city, and she has alot of under insured patients.
SHe went on to tell me that this man came in with a sickle cell crisis. And during a gathering of the patients history, the patient admitted to his nurse that he uses marijuana for its analgesic effects. The nurse explained to the patient that smoking anything can cause a sickling to occur thus can cause a crisis...
Not knowing that anyone was able to hear her, the nurse did tell the patient that if he cut up the marijuana, put it into a pan with heated/melted butter (making sure not to boil the mixture because of changing the chemical compositon) then allow the butter to cool to room temprature, he can spread the mixture onto toast and eat it. This way he would achieve the analgesic effect he desired without triggering a crisis.
NOt wanting to get into the fact that this nurse told the patient how to perform an illegal act..... but any thoughts on the physiological truths or mistruths to this adivise? It does sound interesting to me. What do you folks think?