• Thoughts on medical or recreational marijuana?

    Asked by Bengal on Sunday, January 12, 2020

    Thoughts on medical or recreational marijuana?

    I was just reading the comments on alcohol consumption and that started me thinking about mj. Medical is very difficult to get in Northern New York. There's, like, one dispensary up here and it's miles and miles and no doctors are authorized to prescribe. I personally think every oncology unit should have someone in staff with that authorization. I hoped New York state would legalize last year but fell just short. Maybe this will be the year. I suffer from severe joint pain and anxiety and have actually been told by doctors I might benefit from cannabis but they can't prescribe.

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    • gpgirl70's Avatar

      I live in Southern Oregon and we’ve had quite the situation here. Us in the west have been the test case. Anyway, I’ve used cannabis at various times since my cancer diagnosis. We have the opposite problem here. There is a dispensary on every corner. Many farmers have switched to hemp or cannabis. Right now hemp is in higher demand because of the CBD craze. Oregon’s medical program is basically defunct because it’s costly to get a prescribing doctor and pay the license fee. The only benefit for having a card is avoiding the tax; however, most dispensaries offer discounts. I have not renewed my medical card since rec was legal. Another factor was most medical growers either switched to rec or stopped growing altogether. Oregon is still trying to figure out all the problems with legal mj but it has settled down. The problems really arise when states legalize and can’t fill demand. We have way more mj grown than demand within the state so it would be great if Oregon growers could legally ship to other states.

      Anyway, I can’t take opioids because they make me so nauseous. I have found relief using cbd and thc products for pain and insomnia. With ibuprofen and cannabis, I have been able to avoid opioids even after breaking 3 ribs in a fall.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      Hopefully New York will legalize this year and we can start purchasing some of Oregon's overproduction. That would be great for both our states

      about 1 year ago
    • Maryflier's Avatar

      My husband has pain from a craniotomy ( he developed a brain bleed from Xarelto), and has anxiety. He is having a difficult time trying to find a dr in NY also.

      about 1 year ago

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