• how does anyone feel about medical marijuana?

    Asked by premhead on Monday, December 30, 2013

    how does anyone feel about medical marijuana?

    I would put it in brownies and let my b-i-law eat it. we would not allow smoking it in the house. does it really work? he feels terrible, just in week 3 of chemo and radiation.....can hardly stand it, and knows it's getting worse..

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    • Mgriffin's Avatar
      Mgriffin

      I haven't tried it. But a friend of mine did. She went ahead and smoked it, because nobody felt like baking. And she said that it eased the pain and it relieved her nauseous feeling. So to each it's own. I'm definitely not judging anybody. I hope he feels better soon.

      almost 4 years ago
    • StamPurr's Avatar
      StamPurr

      I think medical MJ is probably a God send. Close friend gave it to his son with bone cancer and was VERY impressed. Helped with pain, sleeping, appetite, constipation... Thought about trying it, but didn't mostly because even tho Im in a place where it is legal, it is still difficult and expensive to obtain. Very pro MJ. 53 years old now and I NEVER thought anybody would hear me say that... I guess the only problem could be if he has problems eating. I think there are other ways to ingest MJ and I don't think smoking it is the most useful for cancer patients.

      almost 4 years ago
    • dhall's Avatar
      dhall

      It's all relative right? Nothing is for every body but it's not to say it might work for some! My medical staff do "not' endorse it's use in their treatment regime... At the time of my diagnosis 1/12 the newly passed laws in my state left many in medical profession just saying "no"! Well XXX I knew a little and um just saying not much one can't find living in a big city. But perhaps more importantly regarding the very personal subject of ingesting something into your body for benefit and or relief should be taken very seriously!! safest practice methods with out exception should always be considered.... be safe and find what works for "you"! as mentioned it's all relative to the / your situation... Best wishes!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      I have never tried it for medical reasons...........brownies are a great idea. You don't taste it, don't have to smoke it (I hate smoking......taste like an ashtray for several days just being in a smoking bar, let alone smoking anything myself). Depending on how much to sweat, you may smell a bit like pot, but you don't need to get high for it to work and, most importantly, no smell of pot smoking to try and cover. One brownie per day should be plenty. Part of why medical people are against it is because it is not regulated and there are a lot of people who abuse the whole medical pot thing. You also need to make sure you are getting good stuff.

      If it keeps you healthy (relatively speaking), why fight it? This is your life. I would like to see the judge and the public outcry against him for convicting someone for using it for legitimate reasons, especially in the current climate. 58% of Americans are in favor of legalizing small amounts of pot for personal use and it has helped so many cancer patients with chemo and the side effects.

      almost 4 years ago
    • angeldancer's Avatar
      angeldancer

      I am currently looking to get some brownies or something. I want to survive with a little
      weight on me. It's worth a try. If it is not for me my body will tell me. I can't stand smoke but I heard you can put it in a humidifier or something. I will get the information when I go to the doctor.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry

      My wife made me some magical toll house cookies and bars. Really helped me with nausea and sleep. Still kept up with the pain pills and added the special treats.

      I haven't smoked anything in my life so it was the bars and cookies for me. She custom made them for me based on my condition at the time, adding or subtracting the magical butter as needed.

      If it wasn't illegal to ship them across state borders, I would have her make you a batch.

      almost 4 years ago
    • amontoya's Avatar
      amontoya

      Marijuana works better than any pain killer any anti nausea medication etc. If you can get it, use it. If you smoke in the morning you'll avoid throwing up. If you smoke to get hungry you'll get hungry. If you smoke to relax you'll relax. My advice, get it and use it.

      almost 4 years ago
    • zubsha's Avatar
      zubsha

      Definitely worth a try The problem is that there are so many strains with differing properties that getting the best one can be tough. I haven't tried it personally but medical MJ has just been approved in my state so we are doing a lot of research on it. The science definitely supports making it available.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Ron1961's Avatar
      Ron1961

      I ask my Dr. about it and she just smiled and said that she has several patients that use it. She neither endorsed it or told me no. I've never tried the brownies or cookies and really did not want to smell up the house with smoke. An in law of mine provided me with a vaporizer that heats it and turns it into a vapor. No smell in the house and no choking and coughing. I will tell you that it does work for me when I am feeling nauseous or unable to eat during those 3-4 days just after chemo. Of course all things in moderation.

      almost 4 years ago
    • dancow1's Avatar
      dancow1

      If you can get it with out endangering yourself or others, definitely try it. Of all the meds I have been prescribed for various pain and suffering, Marijuana has been comparably reliable, if not more dependable in some cases ie. - pain, discomfort, nausea, appetite. Controlling the dose for ingesting seemed challenging so I chose to vaporize - like smoking except mostly vapor is inhaled. Neither my wife nor myself have smoked for years so we don't like smoke in the house. Look it up on the net, there is a ton of info on it. I live in a non-legal state. my doctors don't (won't) talk about it, however, I was encouraged by many unlikely professionals to use Marijuana for relief and it works for me. I will have to say that when I was in the deepest part of chemo XXX I've been to, nothing worked. Coming out the other side I was relieved. Good Luck! God Bless! I'm certain you'll make the best choice.

      almost 4 years ago
    • amontoya's Avatar
      amontoya

      There's an app for that. leafly. or leafly.com

      almost 4 years ago
    • Christiana3's Avatar
      Christiana3

      I heard that the fda has patents on certain strains of this, i guess that is why it is illegal. I dont think smoking it is a good idea but it is a plant . I heard the fda grinds it up and makes a drug out of it and sells it to pharmacies for big bucks, mixes it with other stuff that has bad side effects of course and thus thats why we cant take it legally. on the risk of going out there i think there is a cure already but no one will make it available due to the reprocussions of job loss and especially drug money loss. I might be wrong but I dont think so. Its hard to get someone to prescribe it for you and I am in a state that you can buy it. So what does that tell you. I guess I am for it, It is a plant, god made it and probably made it for a reason. I hope the truth comes out eventually so we can all get better. If I offended anyone I am sorry, but this is what I believe. Have a good new year everyone and I hope its better than what it was last year. Love you all and big hugs to all.

      almost 4 years ago
    • psue's Avatar
      psue

      I wish I had discovered it long before cancer

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It GROWS on a Tree and God put it there for us to use.
      YES....I've read where it helps A LOT.
      Even if you have to move to Colorado or Washington State it's worth it.
      It makes you mellow too which isn't bad for us with all this Anxiety.
      Check out the song I wrote below called
      "WEED"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEL7VO48Iow

      Barry

      almost 4 years ago
    • Christiana3's Avatar
      Christiana3

      I actually think that cancer is an anti cancer fighting plant but of course no one wants us to know that either. shame. Dr Sanjay Gupta did a broadcast on youtube. it might be good to look at when you get a chance.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Chinita's Avatar
      Chinita

      Does anyone know how to control the amount in edibles? I have heard that edibles are a lot stronger than smoking, and also it takes longer to work. Any advice on how to use it in edibles?

      almost 4 years ago

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