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(UPI)   76% of doctors would approve medical marijuana. Other 24% can't remember the question   (upi.com) divider line 4
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2013-06-03 09:51:47 AM  
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XanthPrime: Doctors were given the hypothetical case of Marilyn, a 68-year-old woman with breast cancer which had spread to her lungs, chest and spine. When asked whether she should be prescribed marijuana to help ease her symptoms, a majority of respondents said yes.

Old lady is gonna die, already has lung cancer.  A doctor would prescribe tobacco under that situation if tobacco were under the same legal complications.  I think the question is loaded.

Don't get me wrong, I am for legalized pot.  I just think the medical use part is BS.  If it was medically applicable then the THC would be extracted, put into a pill form that is measured properly and controlled dosages that would give consistent help.  Unless you use a vaporizer, smoking pot causes the inhalation of tar (partially combusted particulate matter from smoking plants) which causes respiratory complications.


I agree, I mean what kind of shiatty doctor prevents you from medicine that helps you deal with a fatal and painful disease like that? Whether its pot or a pile of pain meds you'd never otherwise prescribe, you'd be an awful doctor to keep it from someone who was suffering from a terminal disease. If I ever get a terminal disease there's a good chance the world may have it's first recorded death from cannabis overdose.

The better question is what percentage of doctors approve of the use of medical pot for treatment of "back pain", "restless leg syndrome", "sore muscles" and the other BS people make up to get the medical pot cards. I'd bet significantly less.

/as much in favor of legalization as anyone, but trying to back door recreational use through medical marijuana is/was the wrong way to do it
//though it should be available for any acceptable medical use of course, too
2013-06-03 09:43:21 AM  
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Doctors were given the hypothetical case of Marilyn, a 68-year-old woman with breast cancer which had spread to her lungs, chest and spine. When asked whether she should be prescribed marijuana to help ease her symptoms, a majority of respondents said yes.

Old lady is gonna die, already has lung cancer.  A doctor would prescribe tobacco under that situation if tobacco were under the same legal complications.  I think the question is loaded.

Don't get me wrong, I am for legalized pot.  I just think the medical use part is BS.  If it was medically applicable then the THC would be extracted, put into a pill form that is measured properly and controlled dosages that would give consistent help.  Unless you use a vaporizer, smoking pot causes the inhalation of tar (partially combusted particulate matter from smoking plants) which causes respiratory complications.
2013-06-03 09:41:18 AM  
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It'd be nice, but I don't think it'll ever happen in these dreadful flyover states where people are just expected to suffer, and pain patients are treated like strung-out junkies.


2013-06-03 09:22:14 AM  
1 votes:
It is a liifesaving medicine that immediately cures my horrifyingly condition of being out of weed.
 
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