Do you think that patients should be allowed access to THC as a pain reliever? Many believe that marijuana can help ease the symptoms of painful and/or chronic conditions or treatment such as AIDS, Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Asthma / Breathing Disorders, Chemotherapy, Crohn's, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Epilepsy / Seizures, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Spasms, Pain, Analgesia, Psychological Conditions, and Tourette's Syndrome.
Others claim that marijuana is a gateway drug that will lead to abuse of narcotics and want to see the substance criminalized. The opponents of the medical use of marijuana state that the risks of medical marijuana include drug addiction, cancer, brain damage, decreased reproductive ability, and possible death.
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whn i had really bad migraines it seemed like nothing would make them better. i couldnt eat, i was missing school all the time and i was basically just miserable for months at a time.
my mom was sereoulsy looking into medical marijuana for me. she even talked to my dr. my brother had always told me that if i smoked a joint id feel better. lol
i didnt take that option cuz ive always been against drugs and still am.
my migraines have mostly cleared now tho thank god!
to answer ur question, i think if i helps people and they dont take advantage of it, why not?
My opinion is whatever works. Living in pain is horrible. If you can find relief in marijuana then it should be an option. I don't smoke it but I do know of people that have gotten lots of relief from chronic pain with it.
I am 16 and I used to have hemoplegic migraines... which is probably the most painful thing I have ever experienced. Basically, it is a migraine closely related to a seizure, and before the pain hits you, you start to see spots in your eyes and eventually go blind. My wrists and my face would become numb, and it cant be treated with imitrex or any other prescription migraine medication. These lasted 5-10 hours, and constantly puking from the pain the whole time. I have been to the ER twice for them, and had to get Demerol injections so that I could stop puking and rehydrate myself.
When no doctors could give me anything, I started smoking a few bowls here and there. The more I smoked, the less often I had these migraines, although I never had it on hand when I actually had a migraine. Realizing that it was helping I started blazin up as much as I could. I smoked a bit more than every other day and they completely ceased.
Afterwords, I figured out that stress, combined with a high sensitivity to light, was causing them. The weed relieved the stress and after I figured that out, I didn't even need it anymore. I learned to chill out when I was starting to panic, and now 2 years later I still haven't had one sinse then.
Basically, I can enjoy life now. Without marijuana I still would not be able to go camping or to theme parks or parties, or even get on an airplane. Oh, and thankfully it's not addictive...
I believe its everyones right to do what they want. If it doesn't cross my path then what do I care.
To force innocent people to pay police, legal, and imprisonment fees for another persons choice to inflict self damage should be illegal.
On the medicinal side of things. Yes I believe marijuana can do lots of good.
For me personally. I suffer from Ice Pick Headaches and Migranes. I find that it reduces the occurrences of my ice pick attacks as well when I have a bad migraine the majority of the time it will completely get rid of it.
As for a gateway drug. It is not the drug but the person that makes it bad. Its a plant not a choice. Its the choice of the individual that leads to harder drugs. Just like calling alcoholism a disease is wrong so is calling a marijuana a gateway drug. Both are choices. Try telling a sufferer of cancer that a disease is a choice.