• Expert: Regulating Medical Marijuana Will Ensure More Effective Pain Management

    Asked by GregP_WN on Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Expert: Regulating Medical Marijuana Will Ensure More Effective Pain Management

    Chronic pain is a serious side effect of many cancer treatments. Medical marijuana is currently being suggested as an alternative option to traditional opioid medications. Read the article from Cure Magazine here>> https://www.curetoday.com/articles/expert-regulating-medical-marijuana-will-ensure-more-effective-pain-management

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Doctors do not seem to be expert on marijuana use so who will be a manager?

      4 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Medical marijuana will be federally legal as soon as Big Pharma finds a way to patent it. It will then become VERY costly. OK Bah Humbug

      4 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      @geekling Big Pharma will teach the Dr.s how to manage this treatment to insure the highest profit. These workshops will be at a Trump resort.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      When I was at the immunotherapy conference last weekend, I had the opportunity to converse with 4 leading oncologists who were on the panel. They were from Mt Sinai, Moffitt, Fred Hutchinson, and another respected hospital that I can't remember right now.

      We discussed using medical marijuana to control pain. They were well-versed and in favor of its use to help control pain and side effects. They do not believe its use will cure difficult cancers.

      4 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Pooey, @BoiseB. I like things on the natch. Men arent as smart as Mom Nature.

      @Livewith does that mean your doctors think that pot does cure simpler cancers?

      I have run into folks who have had lung cancers who no longer do and credit pot for the remission. Does that mean that lung cancer isnt 'difficult'?

      Somebody asked a question and I wound up reading a study which showed that saffron is effective against liver cancer cells. In case you did not know, tamoxifen is a synthetic of the sap of a US native tree called the Pacific Yew.

      4 months ago
    • CancerChicky's Avatar
      CancerChicky

      Legal or not, when the time comes that normal pain meds won't cut it, I will use it.

      4 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I submit that a user knows more about the effects of marijuana than does a doctor who has been brainwashed to believe the stuff is a useless narcotic.

      I further submit that the growers have made a science out of the study of a weed.

      I am amazed to discover that the US govt, through a few of its researchers, holds patents on certain marijuana strains.

      The first thing which I suppose needs to be done is to get marijuana reclassified as the weed it is. History tells us that hemp was once an economic engine for our nation as both a source of rope and of paper. I had a hemp blouse and it was much softer than the cotton I could get at the time.

      A gf was involved in a study in California where the health benefits of juiced marijuana was investigated along with its effectiveness at blowing apart post stress trauma syndrome.

      4 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      I might try the edibles if/when I get to the point where I'm having trouble eating. I'm so glad it's going to be legal in every way here in January! 200 dispensariesalready have licenses.

      4 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Geekling, I agree that Mother Nature is probably the smartest. However I am a weak human and there are some natural things that I just can't take. Garlic being one of them, I need to take it in pill form. As for marijuana, for me to take it, it would have to be processed to where it would have not side effects.

      4 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Is that what you told your Dr. Doom, BoiseB? That you wouldnt take chemotherapy unless there were no side effects?

      Everything has a side effect. Pot will either make you sleepy or relieve your anxiety.

      4 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      Or make you paranoid... I've had that happen.

      4 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      The difference between chemotherapy and pain killers is that chemotherapy is saving your life, and pain killers are simply doing just that. And yes, I had several go-rounds with Dr. Doom over painkillers. He wanted to give me some of those opium derivatives.

      4 months ago

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