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(CNN)   Fark: 5-year old Charlotte is the youngest patient being treated with medicinal marijuana. Ultra Fark: It keeps her from having 300 or so seizures per week. THREE HUNDRED   (cnn.com) divider line 158
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2013-08-07 03:22:19 PM
I get so ANGRY that our government ignores the BENEFICIAL effects of medical marijuana. The excuse that they
don't want to chance people abusing it is bullshiat. People abuse medications all the time - oxycodone, morphine,
ritalin, hydrocodone, etc... the list is a long one. Does the government make those medications illegal? HELL NO.

Stupid farking bureaucrats.
 
2013-08-07 03:30:39 PM
/man, memegenerator sucks...
 
2013-08-07 03:31:20 PM
case in point
/he says after the image is thrown out.  i miss the auto-preview...
 
2013-08-07 03:42:15 PM
Holy Jesus, 300? For a sense of scale, there are 168 HOURS in a week - that's like a seizure every half-hour, even overnight.

Jesus.

AFAIC, let this kid kill kittens on national TV every night, if that'll alleviate the symptoms.
 
2013-08-07 03:45:51 PM
but god! and the bible!
 
2013-08-07 03:45:54 PM
There was a thread around a year ago--that one about a guy from London I think--in which the benefits were identical.  And there was a video along with the article that showed him before, during and after he smoked.

The change was incredible.
 
2013-08-07 03:51:02 PM
Plus, now she's awesome at hacky sack and frisbee golf
 
2013-08-07 03:54:46 PM
I think it's the non-THC cannabinoids that do it.
 
2013-08-07 03:54:59 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-07 04:07:56 PM

digitalrain: Stupid farking bureaucrats.


It's not just the bureaucrats.  There are many millions of voters who still don't understand that marijuana is not the same thing as heroin...like my mom's side of the family.

The real kicker is that perscription meds that share the same basic drug as heroin is currently legal and a billion dollar business.
 
2013-08-07 04:08:34 PM
Who needs grammar when I have perscription meds.  WOOO!
 
2013-08-07 04:25:03 PM
WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

Ohhh wait, they already are....
 
2013-08-07 04:42:28 PM
quick, get that kid some Cheetos!
 
2013-08-07 05:06:03 PM
Child protective services is a state agency, and this is Colorado.  Maybe there is a chance she won't be taken into the custody of the state.  In how many other states would parents lose custody and snowflake be forced to suffer the debilitating consequences of her condition?
 
2013-08-07 05:11:12 PM
Ohh yea, and in before the "I wish stoners would stop hiding behind the guise of "medicinal" marihuana. Buncha liars and hypocrites! They only want to smoke it recreationally, who cares if it actually helps people at the same time!"
 
2013-08-07 05:15:29 PM
Thhhheeee Oonlyyyy pppprrrroooobblll;eem iiss ttryiinnggg tyo smookeee tttehhhe jjooiinntt.
 
2013-08-07 05:18:28 PM
The marijuana strain Charlotte and now 41 other patients use to ease painful symptoms of diseases such as epilepsy and cancer has been named after the little girl who is getting her life back one day at a time.


It's called Charlotte's Web.



Ok, that's pretty badass.
 
2013-08-07 05:19:13 PM

digitalrain: I get so ANGRY that our government ignores the BENEFICIAL effects of medical marijuana. The excuse that they
don't want to chance people abusing it is bullshiat. People abuse medications all the time - oxycodone, morphine,
ritalin, hydrocodone, etc... the list is a long one. Does the government make those medications illegal? HELL NO.

Stupid farking bureaucrats.


Well, I get mad at people who think that Marijuana is going to completely replace Oxycodone, Morphine, and Hydrocodone. (For primary pain control, Marijuana sucks like your mom on Saturday in a back alley.) Or that smoking pot is a viable replacement for Ritalin. About as mad as a certain punctuational physicist gets when someone thinks 3D Printing is going to bring Star Trek to life.

On the other hand, the argument that people are going to abuse Marijuana is stupid. Who cares if someone has intractable pain and wants to get stoned. Really.
 
2013-08-07 05:20:36 PM

jigger: I think it's the non-THC cannabinoids that do it.


Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that
produces pretty much all of it now. They've named it Charlotte's Web after the little girl. They
aren't allowed to literally give it away, but patients who can't otherwise afford it pay a pittance
for it through a program the same growers have set up.
 
2013-08-07 05:23:33 PM

digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.


So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?
 
2013-08-07 05:24:42 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: digitalrain: Stupid farking bureaucrats.

It's not just the bureaucrats.  There are many millions of voters who still don't understand that marijuana is not the same thing as heroin...like my mom's side of the family.

The real kicker is that perscription meds that share the same basic drug as heroin is currently legal and a billion dollar business.


Good point. Too many people still equate pot use with lazy, drain-on-society, out-of-work stoners.
Granted, there are probably *some* that fit that description, but I'd bet dollars to donuts (mmmmm
tasty, tasty, munchies-relieving donuts) that most folks who smoke are functional, productive
members of society.

My dad smoked every day of his life practically. He also worked every day of his adult life until his
cancer made it impossible. He also sold it (to his friends - he wasn't some creepy hang-around-the
schoolyard type dealer) so I grew up around it. It isn't a big deal to me.
 
2013-08-07 05:26:31 PM

hardinparamedic: digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.

So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?


Because big pharma can't find a way to successfully turn it into pill form. They're trying right now with Marinol, but that shiat sucks from pretty much all accounts.
 
2013-08-07 05:26:36 PM

hardinparamedic: digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.

So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?


Because it would send the wrong message to kids.
 
2013-08-07 05:27:33 PM
Anti-spasmodic
Anti-bacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-emetic
Literally impossible to overdose on
Few and minor side effects
All natural

Yeah we'd better lock people up for smoking this plant.
 
2013-08-07 05:28:06 PM
I'm not big on giving fivr year olds marijuana, but if nothing else works hell might as well.
 
2013-08-07 05:28:18 PM
Over/under for the Followup where the DEA shoots her puppy and she dies of a seizure while handcuffed?
 
2013-08-07 05:28:28 PM

hardinparamedic: digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.

So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?


Two reasons - Big Pharma would lose TONS of money and also, the government would have to
admit that it has been wrong all these decades.
 
2013-08-07 05:28:52 PM

hardinparamedic: digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.

So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?


Because it's still marijuana, duh.

/only somewhat facetious
 
2013-08-07 05:29:21 PM
I have intractable simple-partial seizures, around 300/year since I was 8. All medications and dosage levels failed, and the neuros were pressing me to have part of my brain removed surgically.

I discussed cannabidiol with my neurologist about 10 years ago when these stories started popping up. He assured me that all evidence linking CBD to seizure reduction was anecdotal.

I just went an entire year without a seizure for the first time since childhood. YMMV.
 
2013-08-07 05:29:22 PM
I'm glad the article points out that this is true medicinal use.  It's not like she's toking up like someone with "glaucoma".  She's eating food with oil derived from a specially bred plant in order to reduce her seizures.  It'll be an interesting case study to see what the long term effects for her are.  But now they can document the daily/weekly/yearly changes and start to show the benefits of proper medicinal use.
 
2013-08-07 05:30:04 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I'm not big on giving fivr year olds marijuana, but if nothing else works hell might as well.


It's not like she's smoking it or eating pot brownies. They extract the oil from this low-THC strain
of the plant and she gets twice-a-day doses.

From HOUR ONE of trying the marijuana, her seizures went away.
 
2013-08-07 05:30:08 PM
Look guys, it's simple:

We know it's harmful because it's illegal.
It's illegal because we know it's harmful.

Why is this so hard?
 
2013-08-07 05:30:45 PM

digitalrain: I get so ANGRY that our government ignores the BENEFICIAL effects of medical marijuana. The excuse that they
don't want to chance people abusing it is bullshiat. People abuse medications all the time - oxycodone, morphine,
ritalin, hydrocodone, etc... the list is a long one. Does the government make those medications illegal? HELL NO.

Stupid farking bureaucrats.


they should all be legal
 
2013-08-07 05:30:47 PM
i2.cdn.turner.com

Jackpot!
 
2013-08-07 05:31:06 PM

snake_beater: hardinparamedic: digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.

So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?

Because it's still marijuana, duh.

/only somewhat facetious


it hasn't been properly monetized yet
 
2013-08-07 05:31:21 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: I have intractable simple-partial seizures, around 300/year since I was 8. All medications and dosage levels failed, and the neuros were pressing me to have part of my brain removed surgically.

I discussed cannabidiol with my neurologist about 10 years ago when these stories started popping up. He assured me that all evidence linking CBD to seizure reduction was anecdotal.

I just went an entire year without a seizure for the first time since childhood. YMMV.


I applaud you for having the restraint to not walk back in his office and blow a huge cloud of smoke in his face.

/I don't know you personally, but congrats on doing better!
 
2013-08-07 05:31:38 PM
I used to think that people who kept pot illegal were just stupid, stuffy conservatives who couldn't handle people exhibiting odd, if harmless, behavior.  Now, after surviving my sister, who died of AIDS in '97 at 28 and sure as shiat would have been helped with a joint or two to keep her from being horribly thin, and hearing countless stories like this one, I now truly believe that these people are evil.  Truly, truly, monster-in-the-closet evil.
 
2013-08-07 05:32:02 PM
In a just world the faithful would use this story as proof God exists.
 
2013-08-07 05:33:02 PM

BMFPitt: Over/under for the Followup where the DEA shoots her puppy and she dies of a seizure while handcuffed after 36 hours of lying on a cell floor without a medical screening?



FTFY.
 
2013-08-07 05:34:10 PM
realitycheck.typepad.com
 
2013-08-07 05:35:01 PM
i320.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-07 05:35:14 PM
Great, the modern version of crack babies. She's going to grow up all farked up.
 
2013-08-07 05:35:21 PM
Three hundred? That's as many as three hundreds, and that's just terrible.

hardinparamedic: WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?


because whitey is one racist f*ck. tinyurl.com/1mn -->

/20-min read
//"it's the mormons, stupid"
///after slavery was outlawed, uncle sam turned to outlawing natural plants that minorities were using in lieu of alcohol -- nutshell
//prison-industrial complex, anyone?
 
2013-08-07 05:36:19 PM
There has to be a better way to market these truly useful cannabis products to the AMA that will get them to push for it's acceptance in mainstream medicine. I have never been anti-marijuana myself but when it comes to advocating it's use the one thing that turns me off is usually the way it's benefits are touted.
To many purely recreational users have some up with completely ridiculous reasons to legalize it w/o ever mentioning the fact that some folks just want to get high and relax.
 
2013-08-07 05:36:47 PM

lewismarktwo: hardinparamedic: digitalrain: Yep - it's a particular strain that's low in THC and high in the other stuff. There's a grower that produces pretty much all of it now.

So basically, no abuse potential to begin with which the moralistic busybodies often times biatch about when they throw around DARE propaganda as reasons the evils of marijuana should keep it banned, AND nothing that would interest people just looking to get high on Saturday night?

WHY IS THIS NOT LEGAL?!?

Because it would send the wrong message to kids.


because the right message is being hawked on the television night and day, particularly during the news:  ad after ad of 'ask your doctor if XYZ is right for you', side effects may include seizures, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain (gee, why?), suicidal thoughts, sudden death. etc etc etc.

Gee, sign me up, I want some of that shiat.  But god forbid you should give kids the idea that something that is natural and able to be grown self-sufficiently might have some beneficial effects.  Why, how can the pharmaceuticals make money off that?  How will the tv stations stay alive if nobody advertises endlessly about drugs, er, excuse me, medicines?

Naw, there ain't no cross messages, none at all.  Just keep taking your ritalin, kid, because mommy and daddy (if you're lucky enough to have one of each) don't have the intestinal fortitude to give your little behinds a swat to keep you behaving.  remember, it isn't your fault if there is a pill that can be given for it.  But don't you worry, no bad messages about drugs are being given by society in general.  No, sir.
 
2013-08-07 05:37:31 PM
Too many purely recreational users have some up with completely ridiculous reasons to legalize it w/o ever mentioning the fact that some folks just want to get high and relax.

FTFM
 
2013-08-07 05:39:40 PM

camarugala: I have never been anti-marijuana myself but when it comes to advocating it's use the one thing that turns me off is usually the way it's benefits are touted.


Would you rather those benefits be ignored? Advocates of marijuana are supposed to keep quiet on all the good things it can do for people because it annoys you?
 
2013-08-07 05:39:49 PM

camarugala: There has to be a better way to market these truly useful cannabis products to the AMA that will get them to push for it's acceptance in mainstream medicine. I have never been anti-marijuana myself but when it comes to advocating it's use the one thing that turns me off is usually the way it's benefits are touted.
To many purely recreational users have some up with completely ridiculous reasons to legalize it w/o ever mentioning the fact that some folks just want to get high and relax.


The AMA already accepts cannabis as a viable medicine. They support reclassification of it to a lower schedule, or possibly legalization.

The issue isn't the AMA. It's the DEA.
 
2013-08-07 05:39:56 PM
I have two questions:

Does the marijuana actually help her with the seizures more than conventional seizure meds? If so; why don't more medical professionals prescribe marijuana?
 
2013-08-07 05:40:22 PM

digitalrain: Lor M. Ipsum: digitalrain: Stupid farking bureaucrats.

It's not just the bureaucrats.  There are many millions of voters who still don't understand that marijuana is not the same thing as heroin...like my mom's side of the family.

The real kicker is that perscription meds that share the same basic drug as heroin is currently legal and a billion dollar business.

Good point. Too many people still equate pot use with lazy, drain-on-society, out-of-work stoners.
Granted, there are probably *some* that fit that description, but I'd bet dollars to donuts (mmmmm
tasty, tasty, munchies-relieving donuts) that most folks who smoke are functional, productive
members of society.

My dad smoked every day of his life practically. He also worked every day of his adult life until his
cancer made it impossible. He also sold it (to his friends - he wasn't some creepy hang-around-the
schoolyard type dealer) so I grew up around it. It isn't a big deal to me.


out of curiosity, how did you find out about your dad using grass? was he open about it? when did he approach you & break it down?

i assume it's kind of like firearms - tell them all about it and take the mystery & intrigue out of it
 
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