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(KTVZ)   Prescription drugs make you Sleepy and Dopey? Doc prescribes medical marijuana which makes you Happy, and others Sneezy. If the Feds find out, you'll be Bashful then Grumpy   (ktvz.com ) divider line
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2008-11-25 05:09:09 AM  
+1 for getting them all in there.
 
2008-11-25 08:14:20 AM  
This headline makes all others dwarf in comparison.
 
2008-11-25 08:37:36 AM  
This will make headline of the week but why did submitter get away from capitalizing the names in the last sentence?
 
2008-11-25 08:43:46 AM  
Dearest submitter -

Well done, sir or madam.

Graciously,
understimulated

/ +1
 
2008-11-25 08:45:50 AM  
Snow White is still my pain killer of choice.
 
2008-11-25 08:47:13 AM  
Bravo subby!

Excellent Headline!

+1
 
2008-11-25 08:47:35 AM  
Now that it's fixed, this headline will probably make headline of the week.
 
2008-11-25 08:48:44 AM  
The fairy-tale ending would be some sort of rational drug policy.
 
2008-11-25 08:49:40 AM  
Mark says while his Bend doctor was positive he was a good candidate and would reap the benefits, she wouldn't give him the okay for fear it would ruin her reputation in the medical community.

Way to put your patient first there, doc.
 
2008-11-25 08:52:22 AM  
Admittedly it's early, but am I the only one who thinks Subby tried way too hard?
 
2008-11-25 08:54:40 AM  
Great job on the headline Subby

And its nice to see an article such as this. Maybe it can help dispel so many of the myths and beliefs of those who see medical marijuana as just an excuse for potheads to get high.

/most likely not, but I can dream can't I?
 
2008-11-25 08:54:58 AM  

idrow: Mark says while his Bend doctor was positive he was a good candidate and would reap the benefits, she wouldn't give him the okay for fear it would ruin her reputation in the medical community.

Way to put your patient first there, doc.


So, you smoke too?
 
2008-11-25 09:03:20 AM  
High-ho, high-ho, it's off to work we go...
 
2008-11-25 09:03:24 AM  

Sugarmoobs: Great job on the headline Subby

And its nice to see an article such as this. Maybe it can help dispel so many of the myths and beliefs of those who see medical marijuana as just an excuse for potheads to get high.

/most likely not, but I can dream trip balls can't I?


FTFY
 
2008-11-25 09:05:26 AM  
Truly, a dwarf among midgets.
 
2008-11-25 09:07:25 AM  
some good weed or bubble will give you the same dopey feeling the next morning, unless you smoke every night.
 
2008-11-25 09:07:49 AM  
Kudos Subby for getting them all in there.
+1
 
2008-11-25 09:08:04 AM  
www.cardboardstandups.com

Approves
 
2008-11-25 09:08:25 AM  

idrow: Mark says while his Bend doctor was positive he was a good candidate and would reap the benefits, she wouldn't give him the okay for fear it would ruin her reputation in the medical community.

Way to put your patient first there, doc.


From TFA:

Ten years ago this month, Oregonians passed a statewide measure allowing people with certain ailments to legally use marijuana.

All the names in this story have been changed unless otherwise specified to protect the safety and identity of the patient.


They're ten years in to a program for medical marijuana use and the media is still changing people's names to protect them because the DEA will happily show up to destroy everyone's lives just so they can chalk one up in a fictional "win" column. I hardly blame doctors for being somewhat hesitant to jump on board.
 
2008-11-25 09:10:51 AM  

Darth Otter: High-ho, high-ho, it's off to work we go...


I see what you did there...
 
2008-11-25 09:12:15 AM  
Now wasn't there a story not long ago about folks with bipolar disorders being negatively harmed by the effects of weed?

Don't get me wrong, I once smoked it for decades, but i have bipolar, and i can attest it makes folks like me totally schizo. I think weed has a very different effect on people. Since I gave up and just drink beer ( and smoke a tobacco pipe ), I can say I am far more logical and less random minded, though my memory has been destroyed.

Still, i think folks in pain and suffering should be allowed to use it. Why not? They're not bipolar, they are hurting, and the spliff does wonders for pain. I know too after my first time being run-over by a truck.

But chronic use isn't a good idea either. Especially for maniacs.

/which explains my post
 
2008-11-25 09:12:56 AM  
erm.. which dwarf was Feds?
 
2008-11-25 09:14:35 AM  

CrazyCurt: I know too after my first time being run-over by a truck.


I'd have thought once was enough.
 
2008-11-25 09:14:36 AM  
Perhaps some Prince Charming of the federal bureaucracy will help get the medical mj legalized.

/doesn't smoke it
//wouldn't even if it was legal
///just wanted to join in and use slasheez
 
2008-11-25 09:20:43 AM  
"What are the security concerns with growing an in-demand street drug in your home?"

An in-demand street drug. As opposed to a tired old out-of-demand street drug, of course!
 
2008-11-25 09:24:38 AM  

A Shambling Mound: idrow: Mark says while his Bend doctor was positive he was a good candidate and would reap the benefits, she wouldn't give him the okay for fear it would ruin her reputation in the medical community.

Way to put your patient first there, doc.

From TFA:

Ten years ago this month, Oregonians passed a statewide measure allowing people with certain ailments to legally use marijuana.

All the names in this story have been changed unless otherwise specified to protect the safety and identity of the patient.

They're ten years in to a program for medical marijuana use and the media is still changing people's names to protect them because the DEA will happily show up to destroy everyone's lives just so they can chalk one up in a fictional "win" column. I hardly blame doctors for being somewhat hesitant to jump on board.


I get that, but as a doctor, you have a responsibility to your patients to provide the best possible medical care. When a legal option is available to treat someone, a doctor is obligated to provide it if the patient will benefit, not deny it because it might 'hurt their reputation'. To let someone suffer because all you can think of is yourself is the worst kind of doctor you can be.
 
2008-11-25 09:31:03 AM  

idrow: To let someone suffer because all you can think of is yourself is the worst kind of doctor you can be.


If you can't treat more patients because of your reputation then you're one less skilled physician in the world. One less doctor means however many less appointments in a day or that much more time in an ER.
 
2008-11-25 09:34:31 AM  
Too many 'drugs' are illegal. One starting point, if animals won't self-administer it, it probably isn't a drug in a meaningful legal sense.
 
2008-11-25 09:37:12 AM  
If a doctor denied me a medical treatment for fear of their reputation being tarnished and not a medical reason, well I would find another doctor... after I told my friends and family not to visit them.

The truth is that many people are tortured by chronic pain, nausea, etc and want help asap, not some bullshiat bureaucratic answer that passes the buck.
 
2008-11-25 09:38:41 AM  

signaljammer: Too many 'drugs' are illegal. One starting point, if animals won't self-administer it, it probably isn't a drug in a meaningful legal sense.


Rats self-administer cannabis.
 
2008-11-25 09:39:16 AM  

LaChanz: +1 for getting them all in there.


whyiswhoiswhatare.com

//All in like a pair of Pocket Rockets
 
2008-11-25 09:41:29 AM  

jaylectricity: idrow: To let someone suffer because all you can think of is yourself is the worst kind of doctor you can be.

If you can't treat more patients because of your reputation then you're one less skilled physician in the world. One less doctor means however many less appointments in a day or that much more time in an ER.


This!

Besides, I.... wait a minute, my lighter quit...
 
2008-11-25 09:51:43 AM  

jaylectricity: idrow: To let someone suffer because all you can think of is yourself is the worst kind of doctor you can be.

If you can't treat more patients because of your reputation then you're one less skilled physician in the world. One less doctor means however many less appointments in a day or that much more time in an ER.


If you base you decision to see a doctor on whether or not he or she has prescribed medical marijuana, you're an idiot. IMO, this doctor's unwillingness to help a paralyzed man in extreme pain has hurt their reputation and I would drop her in a second for this if she was my doctor. God forbid I was in the same situation and at the mercy of this self centered 'health care provider'. Thank God there are doctors out there willing to put the patient before themselves.
 
2008-11-25 09:53:58 AM  

idrow: If you base you decision to see a doctor on whether or not he or she has prescribed medical marijuana, you're an idiot. IMO, this doctor's unwillingness to help a paralyzed man in extreme pain has hurt their reputation and I would drop her in a second for this if she was my doctor. God forbid I was in the same situation and at the mercy of this self centered 'health care provider'. Thank God there are doctors out there willing to put the patient before themselves.


I'm just thinking that some doctors will cater to those who want a doctor that wouldn't prescribe marijuana, while you and others will go to a doctor that would.

Determining who is an idiot is subjective and no matter how much you hate it, the idiots out number us.
 
2008-11-25 09:54:13 AM  
I have four of the conditions to recieve mmj in california, but my health coverage is through Kaiser, so there is no way my doc would give me a card. He has been my family doctor for about 15 years, though, so I asked him about it. He asked me if I could get it, and I told him I have a small plant in my backyard. So he looks at me and says, "when you feel you need it, go fill your backyard prescription." Now, every time I go back to see him, he asks me if I have been filling the backyard prescription. I love it.
 
2008-11-25 09:57:34 AM  

jaylectricity: I'm just thinking that some doctors will cater to those who want a doctor that wouldn't prescribe marijuana,


Do people really use this as a deciding factor? They deserve what they get, I suppose.
 
2008-11-25 10:11:27 AM  
See, I think drugs have done some good things for us. If you don't think drugs have done good things for us then do me a favor. Go home tonight and take all of your records, tapes and all your CD's and burn them. Because, you know all those musicians who made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years? Real farking high on drugs, man.

-Bill Hicks, another dead hero
 
2008-11-25 11:13:21 AM  
It BOTHERS ME that people are getting high... theyre the cause of my problems they are! /really bothered
 
2008-11-25 11:14:25 AM  

idrow: A Shambling Mound: idrow: Mark says while his Bend doctor was positive he was a good candidate and would reap the benefits, she wouldn't give him the okay for fear it would ruin her reputation in the medical community.

Way to put your patient first there, doc.

From TFA:

Ten years ago this month, Oregonians passed a statewide measure allowing people with certain ailments to legally use marijuana.

All the names in this story have been changed unless otherwise specified to protect the safety and identity of the patient.

They're ten years in to a program for medical marijuana use and the media is still changing people's names to protect them because the DEA will happily show up to destroy everyone's lives just so they can chalk one up in a fictional "win" column. I hardly blame doctors for being somewhat hesitant to jump on board.

I get that, but as a doctor, you have a responsibility to your patients to provide the best possible medical care. When a legal option is available to treat someone, a doctor is obligated to provide it if the patient will benefit, not deny it because it might 'hurt their reputation'. To let someone suffer because all you can think of is yourself is the worst kind of doctor you can be.


while i agree with your assertion, more than likely what happened is that his doctor wasn't willing to sign their name to the order and 'referred' them to someone who would. he got his help, but I don't think the doctor tried to prevent it, just the paper trail leading to them. It's sad that reputations are so valuable in this instance, but many doctor's will find a way to still assist.

i wish the article could have been more detailed regarding that. cuz the doctor could still be a doosh for that, but i don't judge too quickly these days.
 
2008-11-25 11:22:33 AM  
idrow, jayelectricity, and others: i think the reputations involved aren't particularly with the 'public'. they have responsibilities to journals, research publications, and hospital administrations. and don't forget that many doctors also have political desires and goals. Not that I agree with the unwillingness to take the reputation risk, but I can't imagine this is purely a PR reputation move. The public doesn't keep that many tabs on people, and those who do are a miniscule poplulation.
 
2008-11-25 12:08:44 PM  

The Flexecutioner: idrow, jayelectricity, and others: i think the reputations involved aren't particularly with the 'public'. they have responsibilities to journals, research publications, and hospital administrations. and don't forget that many doctors also have political desires and goals. Not that I agree with the unwillingness to take the reputation risk, but I can't imagine this is purely a PR reputation move. The public doesn't keep that many tabs on people, and those who do are a miniscule poplulation.


Any doctor who puts journals, research publications, administrations, and political aspirations before the welfare of a patient should have their license yanked.
 
2008-11-26 12:33:23 AM  
wow, alright subby keep at it, that's some good headlinin' right there
 
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