California nurses and medical marijuana - page 3

by DirtyBlackSocks

We had an interesting topic in discussion today about how the State Board Of Nursing is pro medical marijuana. For many people suffering from chronic pain it's a great alternative to narcotics - which in my opinion hold a much... Read More


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    Quote from NightNurse876
    Really? Never heard of anyone smoking themself to death to go to sleep..but I think I remember some sleep meds that do kill. Sorry, I'm all for the one without the death consequence
    When taken as prescribed and under a physician's care, I disagree with the "kill" statement.
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    Quote from cherrybreeze
    When taken as prescribed and under a physician's care, I disagree with the "kill" statement.
    Yes but my point was it has the ability to kill. Thanks for partially agreeing
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    Quote from Fribblet
    It just needs to be legalized period.

    Alcohol is more deadly and addictive.

    Also, regarding marijuana being "overprescribed," so are narcotics and antibiotics. What's your point?
    They do not want to legalize it because you can not make narcotics and antibiotics in your back yard(therefore the drug companies have total control) . Anyone can grow marijuana, and if becomes legal it will be cheaper than narcotics (pill form of course) and antibiotics.
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    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    They do not want to legalize it because you can not make narcotics and antibiotics in your back yard(therefore the drug companies have total control) . Anyone can grow marijuana, and if becomes legal it will be cheaper than narcotics (pill form of course) and antibiotics.
    I can grow antibiotics in my kitchen and I can plant poppies in my back yard. And, if we're talking street value, pot is already cheaper than narcs. Crack is cheaper than picking up a prescription for Vicodin.

    And, any hillbilly can cook up meth in his garage. :P

    Narcs are addictive. Pot is as well, but in the sense that one can also become addicted to water.

    There are much more functional pot smokers than there are functional crack users, narc abusers, and meth heads.

    ETA: The government can only benefit from legalization. And, if Amsterdam is a model, usage will actually decrease. (Along with crime.) There really isn't a good argument against marijuana legalization.
    Last edit by Fribblet on Sep 25, '10
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    Quote from Fribblet
    I can grow antibiotics in my kitchen and I can plant poppies in my back yard. And, if we're talking street value, pot is already cheaper than narcs. Crack is cheaper than picking up a prescription for Vicodin.

    And, any hillbilly can cook up meth in his garage. :P

    Narcs are addictive. Pot is as well, but in the sense that one can also become addicted to water.

    There are much more functional pot smokers than there are functional crack users, narc abusers, and meth heads.
    Well if you trust your moldy bread to treat your bronchitis...lol. If we could replace more natural things we could do away with the less natural, like vicodin. There is a world of herbs (and no not pot, regular herbs) out there that most people do not realize, and they can treat just about anything and you do not need a prescription or have to try to buy it off some street corner.
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    Quote from Fribblet
    I can grow antibiotics in my kitchen and I can plant poppies in my back yard. And, if we're talking street value, pot is already cheaper than narcs. Crack is cheaper than picking up a prescription for Vicodin.

    And, any hillbilly can cook up meth in his garage. :P

    Narcs are addictive. Pot is as well, but in the sense that one can also become addicted to water.

    There are much more functional pot smokers than there are functional crack users, narc abusers, and meth heads.

    ETA: The government can only benefit from legalization. And, if Amsterdam is a model, usage will actually decrease. (Along with crime.) There really isn't a good argument against marijuana legalization.
    And not many ppl will have the patience to grow weed. All the stuff they show that has to be done on tv is ridiculous...I mean how many ppls thumbs are that green? get it, green...hehe
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    Quote from NightNurse876
    And not many ppl will have the patience to grow weed. All the stuff they show that has to be done on tv is ridiculous...I mean how many ppls thumbs are that green? get it, green...hehe
    hehe I get it, man, and you're totally freakin' me out!

    From what I understand, not all cannabis plants contain the much coveted THC. So, unless you can trace the genealogy of your plant, it may not even be the good kind.
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    Quote from Fribblet
    hehe I get it, man, and you're totally freakin' me out!

    From what I understand, not all cannabis plants contain the much coveted THC. So, unless you can trace the genealogy of your plant, it may not even be the good kind.
    I think its not all sativa plants, not cannabis plants (Took a hallucinogens and culture class for an elective at Univ) All Cannabis has it just the amount varies, the thc is in the lil 'hairs.' Sativa is the plant family and you can get sativa at headshops as an alternative to the mary, no THC there. Now the bush weed or Johnny weed grows wild and doesnt have much of anything, the male plants have more but the female is supreme (girl power!) Its great what you can learn in college isn't it
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    Quote from NightNurse876
    I think its not all sativa plants, not cannabis plants (Took a hallucinogens and culture class for an elective at Univ) All Cannabis has it just the amount varies, the thc is in the lil 'hairs.' Sativa is the plant family and you can get sativa at headshops as an alternative to the mary, no THC there. Now the bush weed or Johnny weed grows wild and doesnt have much of anything, the male plants have more but the female is supreme (girl power!) Its great what you can learn in college isn't it
    Educational. Thank you!

    I learned alliteration in college: Puff, Puff...Pass!
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    Oregon also has a Medical Marijuana law where it is legal to use if prescribed by a physician. In November we will be voting on legalizing dispensaries just like California. I have been a Nurse for 30 years, and spent 9 of those in management. I also worked with State Board of Nursing when I had Nurses who were being monitored for drug and alcohol use. Bottom line was no mind altering substances while on duty. I believe all nurses would agree with this policy for reasons of patient safety. I have had several serious back injuries over the course of my career. I have taken narcotics for the pain, but never when working. I rarely take anything other than Ibuprophen. I would like to obtain a medical marijuana card and use it for chronic back pain and the muscle spasms. I doubt that I will until either it is legalized or I retire. I know that employers will not tolerate its use, and I seriously doubt the State Board of Nursing would approve either. Personally I think marijuana is safer and more effective than narcotics. Back in the 1980's we were conducting research on the effectiveness of both Marinol (THC pills) and Marijuana cigarettes for the treatment of pain and nausea in cancer patients. It was very clear to all of us that the Marijuana cigarettes were the most effective of all the treatments we tried with this population. It wasn't just the THC, it was also the cannaboids. I truly believe that marijuana should be legalized. It was criminalized in the US back in the 1930's for political reasons. We need to be able to do research again in clinical settings to assess it's efficacy for the treatment of different conditions.
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