Is it or Isnt it?

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  1. Is Marijuana a medicine?

    • 79
      It is
    • 32
      It isn't

111 members have participated

:p According to the good Dr., 89% of us say it is

http:// www.rxmarihuana.bglobeop-ed_8-17-03htm

Is Marijuana a medicine?

sanakruz, ADN

735 Posts

Sorry for the typo- I cant fix it either! Maybe some kindly Mod will. And no, I haven't been smoking it. I dont believe in recreational MJ smoking

Specializes in CCU (Coronary Care); Clinical Research.

I think that it can be a medicine. It is obviously recreational also. Do I think it should be legal? Sure. I think think the government could make a lot of money off of it. There are side effects from it, as there is with everything, it seems silly to me that drinking is legal but marijuana is not. I would rather deal with someone who had smoked pot than is raging drunk anyday. Just my two cents :)

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

It could be a medicine.

The majority of its use is not as a medicine and yes that p*sses me off.

Specializes in Telemetry, Case Management.

I don't know if it's a medicine or not, but don't see any difference between smoking a little and drinking a few beers. I personally don't do either one BUT having lived with people who do both, it's not much difference, other than people who drink too much can get mean, too much dope makes them paranoid. I don't see the big deal myself.

I say if Joe can get a beer at the corner bar, let him get a smoke too. Big deal.

gwenith, BSN, RN

3,755 Posts

Specializes in ICU.

I know I link to this site a LOT but it has such good solid researched information and is easy to read ( I don't always want to read a high power research article on leisure time)

It has some very good information.

sanakruz, ADN

735 Posts

I ,too, think it should be legalized zambezi, and we should TAX THE LIVING PISS OUT OF IT TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT MODALITIES!!!!!!


586 Posts

I voted that I think it can be used for medicinal purposes. I also think the government would be wise to legalize and tax it. I don't see too much difference between alcohol and pot for recreational use. Both can be abused. BUT, since it is illegal now, I don't condone the recreational use of it for me or anyone in my family (want to protect my job and license).

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VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

108 Articles; 9,984 Posts

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

Ditto to what kimmicoobug said. I used to smoke wacky tobacky, and probably still would, but the fact remains that it IS illegal and I don't think ANYTHING is worth risking my license for.


52 Posts

Alot of doctors are now usinf "Marinol" for appetite stimulant.

Although I have had pts tell me it is not as good ad the real thisn as far as creating the munchies.


112 Posts

what kimmicoobug said sums it up for me also.

adding..I do think it will be legalized at some point.


88 Posts

It may have medicinal properties for some, but there are better, legal medicines available.

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