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(Oxford University)   From the 'research that would've been good before people voted on it' file, THC levels in marijuana do nothing to actually reduce pain. So put that in your pipe   (ox.ac.uk) divider line 36
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2012-12-23 09:25:08 AM  
6 votes:
The researchers found that an oral tablet of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tended to make the experience of pain more bearable, rather than actually reduce the intensity of the pain.

That DOESN'T count as pain relief?
2012-12-23 06:09:21 AM  
6 votes:
Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis
2012-12-23 05:45:50 AM  
5 votes:
In a world of intellectuals, this would suggest that marijuana apparently has other active chemicals. Yes, a large part of the benefit is pain tolerance, but apparently there's more in the plant than what's consumed in THC. Tolerance/"dealing with it" are not the same as suppression.
2012-12-23 09:10:36 AM  
4 votes:
"Fom the 'research that would've been good before people voted on it' file, THC levels in marijuana do nothing to actually reduce pain. So put that in your pipe"

Which is obviously why those on mj can still function as a normal person and those on the heavy meds are brain dead zombies that might as wll be dead anyway. Got it, thanks.
2012-12-23 09:41:03 AM  
3 votes:

Jake Havechek: Ibupofrin will stop or blunt most pain,


Well, somebody's never felt real pain in his life. You might be lucky and just have deadened nerves or high tolerance. Or, and I hope you're sitting, you just haven't felt pain yet. I really hope either way you die old and happy without ever feeling something ibuprofen couldn't help.
2012-12-23 09:25:11 AM  
3 votes:
From my experience Vicodin doesn't relieve pain either. I remember specifically that I could still feel the pain of the wound, I just didn't CARE about it any longer.

Same thing with marijuana.

Also, it should be legal for recreational use, no need for the crutch of "medicinal use".
2012-12-23 09:23:03 AM  
3 votes:
They voted in Colorado and Washington for recreational use.
2012-12-23 08:20:52 AM  
3 votes:
I came in here to note that the headline does not accurately portray the contents of the linked article. What has Fark come to, I must ask?
2012-12-23 11:30:14 AM  
2 votes:

imasig: I think we can put down our pitchforks about the medical benefits of marijuana. We don't need that excuse anymore.

Now we're legalizing it because it's awesome.

/May 24th, 2004 was my last puff
//Will probably smoke again one day if I don't have to worry about legal issues or driving through shady neighborhoods to get it.
///Come on Illinois.


There are medical benefits, and theyve been vetted and researched thoroughly by the AMA AAN, and numberous other medical organizations (this study was funded by the DEA(. The thing is, just like with the anti-vaxxers, the anti-evolution people and the idiots in congress who don't believe in tectonic plates... the science is in... I'm tired of coddling the idioccy of people who simply don't believe in observable and reproducable results. We already knew that Marinol did not work the same as orally or inhaled marijuana, yet here's another study trying to conflate the two. I'm just farking tired of people railing about how their ignorance should carry the same weight as actual knowledge. We're getting dragged down legislatively and socially by morons who don't believe in math, it's time we stopped pretending that there are two sides to every story, that all of us are equal, and that everyone's "point" needs to be heard.
2012-12-23 11:14:14 AM  
2 votes:
i stopped reading when it said they gave out an "oral tablet." there is more to marijuana than thc, a lot more. isolating one chemical and orally ingesting it is absolutely not equivalent to taking a single smoked hit.  you can make data agree with almost anything you want it to when you cherry pick everything about your "research."
2012-12-23 09:33:44 AM  
2 votes:
I have a terrible condition where I am not high, and the THC in marijuana helps with that, and gets me high.
2012-12-23 09:32:24 AM  
2 votes:

PawisBetlog: From my experience Vicodin doesn't relieve pain either. I remember specifically that I could still feel the pain of the wound, I just didn't CARE about it any longer.


Exactly! I was on morphine after my c section and that shiat worked but when they switched to oxycodone and tylenol the pain wasn't minimized much but I didn't give a shiat.
2012-12-23 09:32:03 AM  
2 votes:

FTA:


The researchers found that an oral tablet of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tended to make the experience of pain more bearable, rather than actually reduce the intensity of the pain.


Yeah, what a mistake it is to smoke pot to deal with pain.

And do you know what really reduces pain levels? Heroin.
2012-12-23 09:30:12 AM  
2 votes:
As someone who treats cancer, I assure you pot is wonderful for benefitting the side effects of chemotherapy.
2012-12-23 09:26:06 AM  
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis


My friend's dad was a regular pot smoker who decided to quit, next thing he knows his eyes are bother him. Turns out he had glaucoma for years and never knew it.
2012-12-23 09:11:28 AM  
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis


And its not the THC that does it, its the CBD's that provide pain relief... /facepalm
2012-12-23 06:55:05 AM  
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis


How DARE you use verifiable facts in an argument!
2012-12-23 02:14:09 PM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.


Helps cancer and AIDS patients with their appetites too.
2012-12-23 01:16:08 PM  
1 votes:

dywed88: EbolaNYC: As someone who has used it in a couple cases where I had a painful injury and couldn't get to the doctor for a day or two for something stronger than aleve, I call bullshiat.

That doesn't contradict the study. They are saying the pain is still there, you just don't feel it as much. From a medical perspective, it doesn't reduce the pain. From a users perspective it does. From what I understand, the signals are all being sent and received in the brain to tell you to feel pain, but other parts of your brain just go "who cares" and ignore it.

Of course, as with all drugs, your mileage may vary as the exact impact of drugs are not constant though all people.


One active cannibinoid out of the hundred some things in marijuana, and still the most definitive thing they could say about it is that it will only work for some people, not all people. Given the relatively limited health risks, and the abundance of larger sample sized studies indicating the efficacy of the drug, combined with the analysis of the AAN and AMA, it's high time the government stop pretending that marijuana has no legitimate medical use. As an MS patient, and someone whose neurologist graduated third in his class from Johns Hopkins, between the personal use and the data, I'm pretty confident that I know more about what marijuana does than the Senate or Congress.
2012-12-23 11:34:18 AM  
1 votes:
The great thing about paying for a study is that you get to tell them what the results will be in advance.
2012-12-23 10:18:19 AM  
1 votes:
Where exactly did this attitude that you have to suffer when you are in serious pain start?

Isn't the point of a painkiller is so that you don't care about it so much while you're on it? If you want to suffer and pay for your sins while you recover that's your problem subby. For the rest of us, we just want to be comfortable.

Oh no, it also feels good and God forbid anyone have the side effect of felling good. Vomiting, bleeding ulcers, spastic colon, brain hemmorage, flatulance, heart attack risk are so much more acceptable side effects.

Fark you puritanical tight asses. Mind your own business.
2012-12-23 10:14:09 AM  
1 votes:
I tried pot for the first time when I was 35 and maybe partake 3 or 4 times a year socially. I love it. It beats the hell out of getting drunk in many ways. Meanwhile, I carry on with my life responsibly as if nothing happened...which is essentially true.

What my better-late-than never foray into marijuana has done, more than anything, is open my eyes fully to the degree at which people in power lie about it for ulterior motives. Furthermore, I don't need to see these sorts of studies. Legalize it for recreational use. Now. Lots of things that are less than 100% healthy for you are legal to freely use...for good reason.

Can anyone tell me a good reason why it's necessary to ruin a marijuana user's life through illegality?
2012-12-23 09:50:49 AM  
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: Ibupofrin will stop or blunt most pain, vicodin and the like just turns you into a socially acceptable drug addict.


I can tell you (with my doctor's blessing) that ibuprofen doesn't do a damned thing for pain - it's an anti-inflammatory, not an analgesic.It's an NSAID that relieves symptoms which can cause pain, but it doesn't deal with pain itself. And, as an NSAID, ibuprofen also has its problems when it comes to chronic use.
2012-12-23 09:50:16 AM  
1 votes:

M11618: This isn't new. A lot/most perscription of pain killers are less effective than aspirin and Tylenol at actually reducing pain, they just get you stoned. Getting stoned is more fun than getting rid of pain. You may as well take a bunch of shots as take a Vicodin.


Heh, taking shots is actually better for my constant sciatica than vicodin. I know it's going to destroy my liver, but ironically, so will the vicodin.
2012-12-23 09:46:02 AM  
1 votes:

(THC), the primary psychoactive compound of cannabis.[2][3] However, there are known to exist numerous other cannabinoids with varied effects.

Hey submitard...nice of you to come up for air from looking for the birth certificate long enough to deal some once again, conservative rhetorical tired a$$ old arguments and drive by talking points...

Crap headline like this is no better than a conservative talk show sound bite....f*ck you

2012-12-23 09:45:53 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, no! What if they made marijuana legal, even though all it does is make you feel good? The horror! THE HORROR!

We're not Puritans, folks.
2012-12-23 09:42:28 AM  
1 votes:
So did submitter intentionally choose that very specific headline with the full intention of being a twatwaffle or did the submitter choose that headline because he was too dim to understand the larger implications of the study? Inquiring minds want to know.
2012-12-23 09:41:31 AM  
1 votes:
Did subby even read TFA?
2012-12-23 09:39:59 AM  
1 votes:
I'm all for legalizing it, but please stop making up shiat and claiming anecdotes are facts.
2012-12-23 09:39:53 AM  
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: The happy shiny pharmaceutical industry wants you to buy their expensive side-effect loaded drugs that will give you cancer in 10 years so they can then sell you more drugs.


My mother has expensive prescriptions just to counter the side effects of other expensive prescriptions. The brilliance of the business model astounds me.
2012-12-23 09:34:37 AM  
1 votes:
The happy shiny pharmaceutical industry wants you to buy their expensive side-effect loaded drugs that will give you cancer in 10 years so they can then sell you more drugs.
2012-12-23 09:30:48 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis


It also helps with migraines. I guess those aren't considered painful though.
2012-12-23 09:16:51 AM  
1 votes:

Steve Zodiac: Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis

How DARE you use verifiable facts in an argument!



Agreed. The use of facts to defend marijuana sickens me. That disgusting drug needs to be kept off the streets so the Mexicans intolerable criminal element will stay out of our neighborhoods and towns.
2012-12-23 08:22:55 AM  
1 votes:
I'll put this study on my bookshelf next to the "Abortion Causes Breast Cancer" study.
That's in the Talibornagain Bullshiat category.
2012-12-23 07:32:24 AM  
1 votes:

Fell In Love With a Chair: Steve Zodiac: Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis

How DARE you use verifiable facts in an argument!

BURN THE WITCH!!!


SMOKE HER!
2012-12-23 07:18:45 AM  
1 votes:

Steve Zodiac: Bathia_Mapes: Some of those who use medical marijuana don't use it for pain relief. They use it because it helps with things like the side effects of chemo, such as nausea.

For those with glaucoma marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye. That may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

For some people it helps controls epileptic seizures.

It's been shown to relieve certain symptoms from multiple sclerosis

How DARE you use verifiable facts in an argument!


BURN THE WITCH!!!
 
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