The medical drug-pushers would have us believe that the bad effects of their drugs are 'side-effects'. If one looks at the results of their own drug trials it becomes clear that these negative things are the 'effects' of their drugs. Drug-pushing is a big money-spinner in the medical profession and cash is so often the motivation behind getting us to 'buy-into' things, so 'buyers beware'.
Apart from that little rant ,I did do a single verse some years ago as a response to so-called 'therapies' which included synthetic drugs in the medical services.
When I retire I’ll not need
therapists on which to feed.
For up my walls grows my own weed
and in my garden poppy seed.
B. Withers 1989
Best wishes Bill
Like anything, there is 'Use' and 'Abuse' .........but I believe in many cases, the benefits of this natural Earth Giving Herb has been underestimated, unappreciated and unfairly judged into a tangle of hype by Society in General for many years....
We shall see what happens.
In the meantime, stay happy, healthy and well everyone xoxoo
|Good Lord, I'm surprised ALL people with IBD don't smoke pot, lol. If you aren't into smoking it........well......you see all the ways to ingest it that don't involve smoking, lol. When my Crohn's disease was really, really bad - smoking pot was the only way I could drum up enough of an appetite to eat. And at that point, I weighed less than 100 pounds and I'm 5'7". I was so skinny it was ghastly. If it wasn't for marijuana, I wouldn't have eaten at all and probably would have wasted away completely, lol|
I hear yah girl,...my Crohn's had wasted me nearly to nothing in the past as well :/ and a person becomes desperate to survive such a battle.......
I am attempting to analyze this a bit with a more open mind than I have in the past,.......hell, if I agreed to years of the dangerous and controversial Remicade that caused so much damage in my body,...I should be able to get myself to examine a careful test of a natural method more closely.
If more Doctors are allowed to prescribe it to their patients in test trials at very least, to document it's value, this could be very interesting, maybe at that time I will step on board.
Wow, what an experiment THAT would be, lol, .....someone film me and Youtube it for your enjoyment, LOL. I can almost hear my doctors laughing if they were to read my post in here, .... because I am little miss 'Health Nut', I'm not big on alcohol (quite seldom actually) , I don't smoke, I don't use illegal drugs, I eat as organic as possible and preach strongly against pesticide use in gardens, all big into healthy lifestyle and keeping fit......... I think my friends and doctors would be tossing big money on the betting table that they'd never get me to use weed for some of my problems, lol ..........but ........... I'm tired, I'm old, ...and us Crohnie's know full well how awful our struggle can be and our will to stay alive, ....if it does that much to assist in nausea, anxiety, promote eating, among other things I know are true, then perhaps I shouldn't second-guess it so much pertaining to my own life ........I have clearly seen how helpful it's been for patients, improved their health and quality of life and eased the psychological terrors of their treatments and extreme pains, alleviating some things that other Therapies could not make a difference.....
......but as with all things, there must be a careful balance regarding usage.
If it becomes legal, and my situation worsens, I just might step out of my strict box of thinking and give it a go .............................
........................................ or not..................................LOL
Let's put it this way,........it would shock the Hell outa people if I did, lol, ...including myself.
But then, I surprise myself sometimes.
In the meantime...........(holds up her icy glass of lemonade) ... Cheers!
|Just a thought about legalization. Up here in Canuckland we had a party leader who was destined to be the Prime Minister. Just before the last Fed. election, he died of cancer. He was determined to legalize,or at the very least decriminalize pot. So, at the election the Creepy Conservatives won because there was vertually no opposition. We now have a Prime Minister who acts like a dictator BC is our only province that allows "Medical Marijuana" Thank goodness............ironicly right across the street from the dispensary is a police station.|
Decriminalizing the herb might be a good thing, but I do think some sort of 'control' should be enforced, as with anything...... and another point you hit on in your first post, is the fact that it's safer, from what I understand thus far, than alcohol and for those who enjoy their alcoholic beverages but also are on meds, the two normally do not mix........however the herb, in some cases, might be safer in certain situations.
I never advocate things that are illegal and I will never encourage anyone to act on any illegal activity or anything that might question or compromise their health in any aspect, in fact, I'm well known to promote quite the opposite...........and we must also keep in mind that everyone's situation is different in countless ways, ........ this is why I most sincerely remind all of you to be careful........but this topic does have very interesting depth and curiosities.
The following link to youtube is an example of what we are discussing.......
Why are alcohol, tobacco and firearms easily accessible but pot outlawed? I think it's ultimately a matter of revenue. Once it is legalized, people would grow their own recreational or medicinal pot safely, right in the back yard next to the tomato plants and zucchini. Regulation for taxation would become impossible. People might even cut down their purchase of nicotine and liquor which brings in hundreds of billions in state and federal revenue annually.
Underneath many policies is economics. Remember the expression: "Follow the money." Too bad fiscal considerations trump personal freedom in this case. That's my opinion. And, in case you are wondering, I puffed but did not inhale....
My doctors at Princess margaret say the weed saved my life...
Helped kill the tumour...
You should all watch this...
Watch with your buds...lol