A few years ago we had a patient who was terminal, nothing the physician tried worked to reduce the nausea/vomiting and the pain meds were not doing a good job either. The physician spoke to a senator, a call was made and twice a day a policeman delivered already rolled joints to our floor. The nurse assigned to the patient had to sign for the pot, we then walked to the room with the policeman, asked all visitors to leave, watched the policeman give the pot to the patient, we gave him a lighter too. We left the room. He smoked the pot. For several weeks this was done, he did obtain relief from the severe nausea/vomiting. His pain meds were more effective because he was more relaxed. It allowed him some time to finish his business and allowed him to say goodye to his family. He finally slipped into a coma and died. I am all for the use of medical pot. I know THC pills can be given but they are not as effective as the natural stuff.
The government controls pot, not because it causes problems with some users, but because they cannot figure out a way to tax this weed. Even though they have programs all over the country to destroy this plant, it comes back naturally in some places. It is like kudzoo in some places, so it cannot be easily controlled. Before you think I am some nut who does not know what I am posting, visit some swamps, remote areas of South Carolina, and even here in WV. It grows naturally some places. Seen it many times. Watch the police helicoptor fly over every few weeks to check and see if one of the local wild patches they burnt out has taken hold again. It does, they do the cutting and burning, but they can't eliminate seeds carried by wild animals in their droppings take root and grow. I believe medical pot could be a cure for many things if the government was honest.