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jelluss

Brooklyn, NY
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arielfriar

Converse, TX
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debake1
debake1 replied to discussion RE:Medical marijuana - OHIO
1 month ago
Does anybody live in a state that has passed Medical MJ legislation, has gone through seeing a state certified Dr., paid the fee's and membership costs and waited a long time for dispensary's to open... only to find out because of where you live you can be evicted if you own, possess or consume any form of MJ?  HUD's ruling on this is due to it still being a schedule I substance at the federal level.  Yet HUD based community owner's have no problem recognizing and accepting state tax credits, just not state sanctioned Rx legislation.  Make up your mind, it seems unfair to reep the monetary benefits...  on the backs of disabled and low income patients in dire need of this!  If state's can pass state legislation to allow medical MJ in spite of federal scheduling - seems they could also pass legislation to allow it in HUD housing.  Who's in whose pocket?  This is just P**** me off!  I was out in my wheelchair petitioning for this for years and now I have to decide between a roof over my head... and how much pain and spasticity and anxiety and sleeplessness I can endure!  This is just NOT right!  Thanks for the space to vent!  DB
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debake1

Miamisburg, OH
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Columbus, OH
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Tuscaloosa, AL
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Bethesda, MD
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jazmin-paniagua

Southern California, CA
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San Francisco , CA
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Flower Mound, TX
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golgotha
golgotha replied to discussion RE:MS, migraine headaches, and medical marijuana
4 months ago
Fortunately I don't get migraines, so I'll be of little use. :)But cannabis is comprised of over 100 cannabinoids, which CBD and THC are just 2. Those 2 comprise the vast majority of the various cannabinoids by volume, but to me the key for us looking at marijuana as medicine is the interaction between the various cannabinoids.Separating the buzz/high is tricky. The states which are pushing CBD-only might help with some MS symptoms, but it certainly detracts from helping with others. If you don't like/want the high/buzz aspect IMO it'll be difficult to find strains that are completely without that.
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golgotha
golgotha replied to discussion RE:medical marijuana and rebound headaches
5 months ago
Has anyone taking medical marijuana noticed a headache when you then go a day or two without it?I've never experienced that.However, back about a year ago I experienced an oddity. I have smoked weed (illegally and legally) for literally decades, at times heavily.But about a year or so ago I was not smoking much or at all, and had an MS attack or flare-up (whatever you want to call it). MS symptoms in me were coming and going and bizarre things were happening. So I grabbed my trusty bong, went to the dispensary and bought some weed. I smoke a couple of bong hits (not 12, only 1 or 2) and I had the most bizarre reaction I've ever had to marijuana.I got stoned -- had the buzz like "normal" -- but I had a crappy, unpleasant feeling layered on top of the buzz. That's a poor description, but that's what it was. Not pleasant at all, ever though I could discern between the bad feeling and the buzz. I even had the energy burst from smoking the strain of weed that I did. It was truly odd. I was buzzed, had energy so I was lifting dumbbells, but felt crappy all at the same time.After that experience, I pondered and thought about it. The MS symptoms were still flaring, so I tried smoking some more a few days later -- the exact same experience.At that point I decided I wasn't a weed smoker any more. :)Fast forward a 2 or 4 months later, my MS symptoms were in a more "normal" routine, and I decided to test things out again. So again, one or two bong hits, and I got the buzz and the positive benefits, but no bad feelings.Don't ask me what the issue was. But today I'm happily back to being a normal weed smoker once again.MS is truly a bizarre disease, isn't it?! :)
golgotha
golgotha replied to discussion RE:medical marijuana and rebound headaches
5 months ago
I grew weed and smoked a lot long before it was legal. I didn't sell it, but used it myself both for MS and for fun, and gave some away to family/friends. Suffice it to say I consider myself an expert in it.In the US (I'm assuming that's where you are) legal medical marijuana (MMJ) is 100% a state-controlled issue. Our out-of-touch, non-representative federal gov't is still in the stone age.Thus, it depends on your particular state how/where you can buy weed.Be warned: Many states have seen Colorado its legalization for so-called "recreational use," and the big money Colorado is gettinf from marijuana taxes. Thus, most states view marijuana primarily as a tax cash cow.In my own state, IMO the MMJ dispensaries are simply fronts for testing business models for when full legalization occurs.To call the MMJ dispensaries here "medical" is almost laughable.They're more interested in marketing, gimmicks, trends/fads, and tooty-fruity strain names -- all oriented towards creating a commercial market for weed. The actual "medical" angle is IMO secondary -- and I'd say a far distant secondary issue.Almost worse, is that MMJ-legal states cook the prices to keep them just under the black-market price. They argue they don't want to have weed from the MMJ sales flooding into regular consumer -- a laughable argument. Marijuana is literally a weed, it's stupidly easy and cheap to grow.Since you're in Texas, here is a link to some info about Texas' medical marijuana program.Texas (like many southern states) stupidly focus on promoting CBD and discriminates against THC. (THC and CBD are 2 of the 100+ "cannabinoids" in marijuana.) I say stupid because while THC and CBD are the most plentiful cannabinoids in marijuana, the combination of various cannabinoids is a key.Some strains of marijuana give very different effects and impact different symptoms/problems in MS. For example, the old 1970s "Blueberry" strain impacts me with a distinct energy boost. (So do many hybrids of Blueberry.)If I smoke a bong hit or two of Blueberry or a Blueberry hybrid (eating "edibles" of the same strain does not impact me the same way, oddly enough), I get an energy impact that is better than any MS pill I've taken for energy -- seriously! (And yes, as someone who has cross-bred these plants/strains, you will get high and cannot remove the "buzz" to get the same positive MS impacts we're looking for. Britain's GW Pharmaceuticals discovered the same thing with their commercial Sativex spray medicine.)Be warned though: There is one study that showed frequent users of weed scored lower on the short-term memory test often used in MS patients than those that did not. There is another study that suggests that after smoking weed MS patients risk of heart attacks is distinctly higher. (I haven't checked those studies out in detail, but they exist.)Also, frequent smoking of weed will build up a "tolerance" in your body so you need to smoke more to get the same impact. Since MS patients can have lung issues, take caution. Normal/heavy weed smokers will occassionally go on a "tolerance break" for a few days/week just to reset their tolerance level.My advice to you as an MSer would be to use weed as "medicine." Smoke as little as possible and treat it as medicine and not like having a couple of beers after work.Personally, I eat the muscle relaxer baclofen like candy and had been taking Tizanidine because my MS demanded I do that. Tizanidine has a huge negative of impacting your liver, which it did in me. I was able to replace the Tizanidine by distinctly upping the amount of baclofen I was taking (with my neurologist's advice/approval, of course) and replacing the Tizanidine with occasional weed smoking (a mix of different strains) on very bad days. Sounds odd, but it works and my liver is thankful. :)