Saturday, March 6, 2010

Medical Marijuana

I'm going to be honest and say this (and hopefully I will still have you all as blog readers afterwards):

I am pro the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of a vast number of diseases/illnesses, particularly those involving chronic pain.

The drug pushes the pain to the back of your mind, and allows you to focus on a task at hand for once in a blue moon.  I support increased acceptance of marijuana as a medical treatment option.  If you have not considered the idea, I highly recommend.


xoxo,
Annie

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Awesome.

You know that comment I left you about how I was loving my newfound sewing skillz? Well, that wouldn't have happened on oxycodone, let me tell you.

Viva la pot.

Anonymous said...

Go Annie Go!

Robyn said...

You lucky Canadians. Everything's legal up there. *Grumbles about America and protestant guilt*

Jk. Glad you're feeling better today Annie!

Forgetful Girl said...

Go with whatever works for you! We shouldn't have to be in pain all day so why not smoke a little weed?

I'm against smoking entirely, but that's my choice. Not going to judge you one little bit.

Hope it worked for you!

Alison said...

I'm not sure, but I believe medical marijuana is one of those things that most Americans are actually not against. I think I saw that on Real Time with Bill Maher. Five years ago, before I knew what CFS was and I was concerned about my "sleeping issues" and inability to get up in the morning, I found this one kind of marijuana that let me sleep well and wake up refreshed. It worked for my friend with waking up problems too. But we ran out, and the guy couldn't find anymore just like it. It was unlike any other marijuana. Years later, much sicker, living in LA where everybody who wants one has a medical marijuana card, I decided to try out different kinds until I found the one with similar effects. The very first one I tried though messed me up so much that I haven't tried any since and am afraid to ever again. It was a "bad trip", causing pain instead of relieving it, and I ended up crying in the ER begging them to put me to sleep. And it took awhile b/c some girl having an anxiety attack from MJ is not their first priority.

It would be great if someday doctors would know which marijuanas are good for sleeping and which will just plain fuck you up.

podchannels said...

It's great to see more people speaking out and spreading the truth regarding this amazing plant. It's also time for our government leaders to stop wasting public funds chasing, charging, ruining lives and incarcerating people for using marijuana for medicinal purposes. I post extensively on medical marijuana on http://www.hempnews.tv

Jendometriosis said...

with the exception of women like myself who have endometriosis(or any chronic pain) but are also trying to conceive I agree completely that it should be acceptedd as a treatment/therapy for pain.
Better people should have safe stuff and not worry about the law than to buy it off the street and risk it being laced with something else!

Assiya said...

Still here and I totally agree! I also agree with the poster above about the silliness of how strong oxycodone is,and it's legal, compared to how strong pot is. (Not saying oxycodone shouldn't be legal, saying I agree that medical marijuana is a good thing.)

Mom said...

You do what ya gotta do to feel better!

Robyn said...

Alison-- I wasn't trying to imply Americans were against it; that was sort of a joke at the end. But Virginia doesn't do medical marijuana, so it's totally illegal where I live... that's what I meant by the jealousy of Canada, because the Canadians get the choice (though I guess some Americans do too, so I'll try to be more specific next time). Also, if they made it legal here, I feel like then the doctors would be able to figure out which ones were good for sick people-- that would def. be handy.

Shelli said...

I have no problem with medical anything, if you have a conscientious doctor who is doing whatever is best for you. I do have a problem with medical anything abuse, but again, you get that anywhere, I guess.

Jules said...

Hi Annie, Thanks for you comment on my blog the other day. I have been having a great time in Turkey. It is so strange. Growing up I never thought I would live in a foreign country---but here I am. I am totally for legalized medical marijuana. When my dad was doing chemo and asked his doctor for a prescription for marijuana he was told that it was so difficult to get it (in MA) that he would either be dead or finished with chemo by the time the paperwork went through. Then the doctor asked if he had any teen-aged children...if so ask them to ask their friends for some instead.

ChrisMooney78 said...

Annie- You are a breath of fresh air! I was diagnosed with ME/CFS on Friday (yes, Friday) so am still very confused about what it means. As it is 2010, I decided to have a look on the internet for more information- and it has scared me senseless about what might come next! Fromreading your blog, I am encouraged to see that people can live with this diseased and still maintain a positive outlook.

And cannabis for the pain! Where do I sign?!

Annie said...

Wow, I expected quite a response when I posted this - but I wasn't expecting it all to be so positive!

I'm a firm believe in you gotta do what you gotta do to survive.

Also, Chris - it's not a nice issue but you're with an incredible group of people - at least the type I have met on the Internet :)

Alison said...

Robyn- Don't know if you'll see this, but my response was more to Annie saying "hopefully I will still have you all as blog readers afterwards" I got your point, and your joke :)

moderatelyinconclusive said...

I think if more people were in chronic pain they might understand this issue a little better. Though not one to use medical marijuana I too beleive that there is a place for it and it can be helpful for many people in chronic pain. I didn't always have this view...it took being in chronic pain for ten years and actually considering medical marijuana if my last surgery didn't bring pain levels down substancially. Suddenly I understood why people try a natural way of treating pain, because all the pain pills I would take either gave me side effects so horrible I couldn't take them, or I became immune to them and they stopped working. What works for one person may not work for the next, but it should be an option for people.

Wow...that's a long agreeance to your post :)

Heather said...

I'm pretty much as conservative as it gets, but I completely agree with you. I never would have felt this way if I didn't have chronic pain. My husband disagrees with me on this 100% but I don't care. I've been tempted to try it so many times, but I haven't because it's illegal where I live and I don't want a record (with my luck I'd get caught). I hope it's an option some day.

Robyn said...

Alison-- Oops, lol. See current blog post about their being no cure to my stupid. Sorry about being so vain... I always think the song is about me...

As always, love you Annie!!