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  •  Sure hope you're better soon, MM (7+ / 0-)

    I know what you mean.  I've got a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease.  My doctor says, "You can expect to be in pain every day for the rest of your life."  

    Every one of the meds prescribed for me - and my doctors don't want to see me in pain, they are just ignorant - has problematic side effects, some of them about as bad as the disease itself.  

    Fortunately, I live in a state where medical marijuana is legal.  When I use medical marijuana, I don't have to worry that it's damaging my liver or killing my white cells.  I get some blessed pain relief.

    It burns me when doctors here editorialize in our media that "we just don't know enough about the effects of marijuana to prescribe it for our patients.  It hasn't been studied."

    It's been studied, but negligibly in the US, where it's almost impossible to get approval or seeds from the government - the only approved seed source for researchers - to use in studies.  So we have to depend on European studies.

    Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry is raking in billions for the known-to-be-toxic medications that our doctors prescribe for us.  

    I hope that you mend well and soon.  Good luck to you.

    I have no help to send. Therefore I must go myself. Aragorn

    by Old Gardener on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:14:40 AM PST

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