Do you think patients should have the right to use medical marijuana? - page 16

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  1. by   HM2VikingRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Very funny Tom . . . . btw, hello stranger!

    Seriously, if those kids suffered from Social Anxiety Disorder, smoking mj would probably not make them more sociable. In my experience, everyone pretty much shuts up and zones in on their own little world.

    That was a reference to the Showtime show "Weeds"
  2. by   MedSurgeMess
    Quote from kelly_the_great
    decriminalize it. increase tax income from it's sale, increase farming jobs, decrease court cost w/ prosecution, decrease jail time r/t violation of its use & distribution (and perhaps allow for criminals who have commited serious crimes to fulfill their entire sentence vs. early release d/t overcrowding).

    also, i'd rather see a pothead any day than a drunk. jmo though
    amen, my humble sister, i 100% agree. i've been saying this for years, and at the small town hospital where i work, they all think that i must be smoking it to say something soooo outrageous
  3. by   danaheil
    Agree completely with Kelly_the_great and Strong_willed. I have also been questioned about my views on medicinal marijuana in the small town atmosphere i live in. However, I have seen the effects of MJ for use in appetite stimulation when my dh was on chemo earlier this year. He didn't have insurance at the time, and we paid out of pocket cost for zofran (supposedly the best anti-emetic on the market) for a grand total of about $1000. this supply lasted about 2 weeks. We decided to go a different route with the mj. Not only more cost effective, but more effective in reducing symptoms of chemotherapy. According to dh, zofran didn't really help much, as evidenced by continued puking and no appetite. When he would smoke a little, he could take his head out of the toilet, eat some food, and (according to his report) feel like a normal person.
  4. by   ursulanursula
    can i get a big "HELL YEAH"
  5. by   classactkellie
    I have a close friend who suffers from a form of muscular dystrophy and suffers from chronic pain this degenerative disease causes. He has been on pain pills all the way up to fentanyl patches. He hates the way he becomes addicted to them and has now weened himself off of all of them. He tell me the only thing that makes his discomfort and loss of appetite due to the pain managable, is to smoke pot. I thik that if that is what works that is what he should do. Now this is coming from someone who is actually in recovery from alcoholo and drug addiction and I still believe patients can benefit a great deal from pot when used with discretion.
  6. by   mamasnurse
    I believe legislators are brown nosed and paid off to keep marjuana as illegal as they can. They can't seem to figure out how to get their share of the money from it And yet taxpayers pay way too much for the petty offenses and release pedifiles because the jails are too overcrowded. Duh...... what to do, what to do. How long will it take this country to wake up? It reduces nausea, anxiety and pain, increases appetite and recently been in the news to help ward off Alzheimer's. Can't remember which channel!!! ABC, CBS or NBC since that's all we get with no cable...
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    It really needs to be decriminalized. I know of several people who would really benefit from marijuana, my FIL and my dad for starters. In fact, I have a relative who is considering moving to CO so he can possibly use it.
  8. by   Vida
    Is there anywhere in the US that it is legal to use medicinally? I am from Ontario...I kind of remember them teaching us in school that we might come across an order for it..
    I cant remember, and its probably a good thing to know.
  9. by   EarthChild1130
    I say yes medically, no recreationally.
  10. by   muffie
    i have never suffered a chronic illness and hope i never have to
    i do not live with chronic pain

    if this helps some people , go for it

    you must walk a mile in another's shoes to truly understand their suffering
  11. by   brendamyheart
    Quote from KellNY
    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.
  12. by   brendamyheart
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    And allow me to disagree with you

    Who are you, the government or the neighbour's dog - to decide what I can or cannot do to bring me relief for symptoms I suffer from?

    If I don't bother anyone else - why the dickens can't I make 'special brownies'?

    This isn't just about "people wanting to get high".
    It's far more than cheap thrills...
    It's all about "big bad evil mari-joo-ana".

    We can prescribe speed and heroin derivatives but heaven forbid you ingest some weed!
  13. by   crissrn27
    I have never seen someone die from marijuana withdraw or abuse. Seen lots of people die from ETOH withdraw or ETOH abuse. So, yeah legalize, for whatever use. Also, I have had several women use it for hyperemises, and guess what, it works!! Health babies, everytime, in these particular situations.