‘Use cannabis as a medicine’, says MP

Norman Baker MP, centre, with epilepsy sufferer Keiron Reeves, left, and MS sufferer Clark French, right

Norman Baker MP, centre, with epilepsy sufferer Keiron Reeves, left, and MS sufferer Clark French, right

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AN MP has called for a government review into the medicinal use of cannabis.

Drugs Minister Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, wants the Department of Health to consider broadening the range of medical conditions for which cannabis can be used.

The MP wants new laws passed that legalise the widespread use of the plant to relieve symptoms of certain medical conditions - including the side effects of chemotherapy, Crohn's disease and MS.

Mr Baker, who admits to smoking cannabis in the past, said he was uncomfortable that there were “credible people” who use cannabis to relieve their condition but had to break the law to help their health.

He said: “I think it is time to reconsider medicinal properties of cannabis, given what I have learnt in my role as a minister. I have seen more and more evidence that cannabis can provide genuine medical benefits to treat a number of conditions.

“There is a growing body of research that shows the medical properties of chemical components of cannabis. We should seriously consider whether it is valuable to treat conditions such as MS, glaucoma, chronic and neurogenic pain and the side effects from chemotherapy and HIV/AIDS treatments.”

Mr Baker said he had written to Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for health, asking for a review into the benefits of cannabis and an easing of restrictions on the development of cannabis-based medicines.

The Lewes politician's call for a review comes weeks after scores of medicinal cannabis users met at a United Patients Alliance meeting in Brighton to share their stories on how the drug helped their various health conditions.

They included Michael Cutler, 63, from Hastings, who claims to have rid himself of liver cancer after taking cannabis oil.

Clark French, 28, from Brighton, revealed cannabis helped alleviate his chronic MS.

Mr French, of United Patients Alliance, said: “After meeting with Norman several times and explaining how medical cannabis helps, I feel very positive about his calls for a review. The fact he has backed it is a strong indicator we are on the right path when it comes to the medicinal use of cannabis and it is welcome the issue is being spoken about by Government officials.

“We have been busy planning our next campaign - organising more meetings and getting a structured way to work with everyone who wants to be involved. The response we have had is fantastic.”

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11:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping!
If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping! NickBrt
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3:47am Fri 15 Aug 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Or perhaps it's because it's a cheap, readily available, largely harmless and often effective drug for helping sufferers of a number of very serious conditions who find nothing else works.

Plus it gets you mashed, which is brilliant.
Or perhaps it's because it's a cheap, readily available, largely harmless and often effective drug for helping sufferers of a number of very serious conditions who find nothing else works. Plus it gets you mashed, which is brilliant. Anna Phylactic
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7:26am Fri 15 Aug 14

greeg3 says...

I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ! greeg3
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7:33am Fri 15 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
' I heard '
[quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]' I heard ' Wide Bertha
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9:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

Clark420 says...

NickBrt wrote:
If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping!
We gravitate to cannabis as it is a medicine that works.

I am in pain - i use cannabis, then i'm in less pain.


Its really not that difficult to understand.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping![/p][/quote]We gravitate to cannabis as it is a medicine that works. I am in pain - i use cannabis, then i'm in less pain. Its really not that difficult to understand. Clark420
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9:31am Fri 15 Aug 14

Clark420 says...

greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
but i suppose its okay when that opium is ground then put in pills then given out through the pharmacy?

I'm prescribed a hell of a lot of opiates for pain management by the NHS... i use cannabis instead as it works better and means i'm still able to function.

You need to research what the endocannabinoid system is so you can be informed about the subject as you clearly don't know much about it if that's what you think.
[quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]but i suppose its okay when that opium is ground then put in pills then given out through the pharmacy? I'm prescribed a hell of a lot of opiates for pain management by the NHS... i use cannabis instead as it works better and means i'm still able to function. You need to research what the endocannabinoid system is so you can be informed about the subject as you clearly don't know much about it if that's what you think. Clark420
  • Score: 2

9:35am Fri 15 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others!

Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?
Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others! Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case? Goldenwight
  • Score: 3

9:43am Fri 15 Aug 14

Nikski says...

greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?
[quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic? Nikski
  • Score: 11

10:04am Fri 15 Aug 14

greeg3 says...

Nikski wrote:
greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?
I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?[/p][/quote]I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else. greeg3
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10:30am Fri 15 Aug 14

KumaBean says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others!

Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?
Nonsense and a common misconception.

Marinol, which is synthetic THC (the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis) is available as an antiemetic and an appetite stimulant and gets the user high, as does GW's Sativex which is a whole cannabis plant extract containing a full cannabinoid, terpenoid, and flavonoid profile. Sativex, again and being nothing more than fancy cannabis tincture, gets the user high.

With regards to your haemorrhoids and athletes foot, cannabis may well be the answer that you're looking for:

"While the earliest mentions of medical cannabis come from China, other regions of the world were not too far behind. Several medical papyri dating from 1000 to 1700 BC show that the ancient Egyptians used cannabis to treat foot and eye problems, as well as hemorrhoids." -http://health.howst
uffworks.com/wellnes
s/drugs-alcohol/hist
ory-of-medical-canna
bis-use1.htm

:)
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others! Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?[/p][/quote]Nonsense and a common misconception. Marinol, which is synthetic THC (the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis) is available as an antiemetic and an appetite stimulant and gets the user high, as does GW's Sativex which is a whole cannabis plant extract containing a full cannabinoid, terpenoid, and flavonoid profile. Sativex, again and being nothing more than fancy cannabis tincture, gets the user high. With regards to your haemorrhoids and athletes foot, cannabis may well be the answer that you're looking for: "While the earliest mentions of medical cannabis come from China, other regions of the world were not too far behind. Several medical papyri dating from 1000 to 1700 BC show that the ancient Egyptians used cannabis to treat foot and eye problems, as well as hemorrhoids." -http://health.howst uffworks.com/wellnes s/drugs-alcohol/hist ory-of-medical-canna bis-use1.htm :) KumaBean
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10:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

Tom Speed says...

NickBrt wrote:
If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping!
I suggest you spend as few days reading all this, http://www.faqs.org/
patents/assignee/gw-
pharma-limited/

Then consider apologizing for your ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping![/p][/quote]I suggest you spend as few days reading all this, http://www.faqs.org/ patents/assignee/gw- pharma-limited/ Then consider apologizing for your ignorance. Tom Speed
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10:54am Fri 15 Aug 14

NotoriousPyro says...

NickBrt wrote:
If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping!
You'd rather me be addicted to sleeping pills which cause me to sleep walk and sleep talk?

Cannabis helps me sleep like no other drug.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping![/p][/quote]You'd rather me be addicted to sleeping pills which cause me to sleep walk and sleep talk? Cannabis helps me sleep like no other drug. NotoriousPyro
  • Score: 4

11:00am Fri 15 Aug 14

Uberarticuno says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others!

Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?
They're trying to, so children can take it. I imagine they've got quite far now but I'm pretty sure most people will want the "organic" version. Can't say I'd blame them.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others! Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?[/p][/quote]They're trying to, so children can take it. I imagine they've got quite far now but I'm pretty sure most people will want the "organic" version. Can't say I'd blame them. Uberarticuno
  • Score: 5

11:21am Fri 15 Aug 14

firemanste says...

i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people
i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people firemanste
  • Score: -5

11:50am Fri 15 Aug 14

KumaBean says...

Uberarticuno wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others!

Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?
They're trying to, so children can take it. I imagine they've got quite far now but I'm pretty sure most people will want the "organic" version. Can't say I'd blame them.
Strains high in CBD and low in THC have been produced, most notably Charlottes Web by the Stanley brothers, but the oil extracted from this material still contains minute traces of THC as well all of the other naturally occurring compounds one would expect to find in cannabis oil.
Beneficial compounds aren't simply isolated in a lab, they're administered as a whole plant extract so that the entourage effect may take hold, all compounds found in cannabis work synergistically with one another to provide medicinal and therapeutic relief.

:)
[quote][p][bold]Uberarticuno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Could we widen the range of medical conditions to include haemorrhoids and athlete's foot, because I'm not suffering from any of the others! Seriously, though, regarding some of the earlier comments. My understanding is that medical preparations of cannabis retain the pain relief bits, but take out the bits that get you giggly & happy. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?[/p][/quote]They're trying to, so children can take it. I imagine they've got quite far now but I'm pretty sure most people will want the "organic" version. Can't say I'd blame them.[/p][/quote]Strains high in CBD and low in THC have been produced, most notably Charlottes Web by the Stanley brothers, but the oil extracted from this material still contains minute traces of THC as well all of the other naturally occurring compounds one would expect to find in cannabis oil. Beneficial compounds aren't simply isolated in a lab, they're administered as a whole plant extract so that the entourage effect may take hold, all compounds found in cannabis work synergistically with one another to provide medicinal and therapeutic relief. :) KumaBean
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11:56am Fri 15 Aug 14

KumaBean says...

firemanste wrote:
i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people
The numbers of people using cannabis across the globe have increased exponentially over the last several decades (regardless of prohibition), yet we see no corresponding increase in the number of mental health cases or numbers of individuals seeking treatment for hard drug addiction, now, why do you suppose this is?

If cannabis truly were a gateway drug as you would have people believe, how is it that half the people I know aren't on heroin already?

(Clue - the gateway theory is just that, a *theory*, it's BS, correlation does not imply causation)
[quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people[/p][/quote]The numbers of people using cannabis across the globe have increased exponentially over the last several decades (regardless of prohibition), yet we see no corresponding increase in the number of mental health cases or numbers of individuals seeking treatment for hard drug addiction, now, why do you suppose this is? If cannabis truly were a gateway drug as you would have people believe, how is it that half the people I know aren't on heroin already? (Clue - the gateway theory is just that, a *theory*, it's BS, correlation does not imply causation) KumaBean
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11:59am Fri 15 Aug 14

discerner says...

Seems to me that the Tories are out to protect big pharma, are in the main ignorant of the benefits of medicinal cannabis ,but are very happy that class A drugs are regularly prescribed.
Seems to me that the Tories are out to protect big pharma, are in the main ignorant of the benefits of medicinal cannabis ,but are very happy that class A drugs are regularly prescribed. discerner
  • Score: 15

12:07pm Fri 15 Aug 14

s&k says...

And what do you think human beings used before we had prescription medicine controlled and distributed by greedy multi-national pharmeceutical companies?
And what do you think human beings used before we had prescription medicine controlled and distributed by greedy multi-national pharmeceutical companies? s&k
  • Score: 4

12:10pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Artrocker says...

I agree completely and class clark and keiron as mates , legal highs such as mamba are devastating the youth culture up north and everywhere .You now have homeless young kids on the streets of lincoln addicted to legal highs , legals are far more dangerous as we now very little about them, At least with cannabis we know about , and no it doesn't get rid of pain it just makes it more bearable have we not got total freedom over own bodies ?

Freedom and privacy rights gone out of the window .
I agree completely and class clark and keiron as mates , legal highs such as mamba are devastating the youth culture up north and everywhere .You now have homeless young kids on the streets of lincoln addicted to legal highs , legals are far more dangerous as we now very little about them, At least with cannabis we know about , and no it doesn't get rid of pain it just makes it more bearable have we not got total freedom over own bodies ? Freedom and privacy rights gone out of the window . Artrocker
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12:26pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Justiceforall says...

To all of the negative comments on the use of Medical Cannabis. Try being "Informed" rather than "Opinionated" You all really P**s me off!
To all of the negative comments on the use of Medical Cannabis. Try being "Informed" rather than "Opinionated" You all really P**s me off! Justiceforall
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1:12pm Fri 15 Aug 14

firemanste says...

KumaBean wrote:
firemanste wrote:
i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people
The numbers of people using cannabis across the globe have increased exponentially over the last several decades (regardless of prohibition), yet we see no corresponding increase in the number of mental health cases or numbers of individuals seeking treatment for hard drug addiction, now, why do you suppose this is?

If cannabis truly were a gateway drug as you would have people believe, how is it that half the people I know aren't on heroin already?

(Clue - the gateway theory is just that, a *theory*, it's BS, correlation does not imply causation)
cigarettes is the gateway drug.then chilling at partys with a joint.eees,coke,mdma
.then heroin with others when your on a comedown.been there and have the t shirt for over 30 years.never touched heroin as im a uplifted bloke.visited numerous hospitals to visit freinds with psycosis and been to a few funerals since 1981 through heroin.when i look at what i have lost in the past i know i would of changed my life many years ago.i have only managed to give cigarettes up 3 years ago and as soon as i did that i stopped everything else
[quote][p][bold]KumaBean[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people[/p][/quote]The numbers of people using cannabis across the globe have increased exponentially over the last several decades (regardless of prohibition), yet we see no corresponding increase in the number of mental health cases or numbers of individuals seeking treatment for hard drug addiction, now, why do you suppose this is? If cannabis truly were a gateway drug as you would have people believe, how is it that half the people I know aren't on heroin already? (Clue - the gateway theory is just that, a *theory*, it's BS, correlation does not imply causation)[/p][/quote]cigarettes is the gateway drug.then chilling at partys with a joint.eees,coke,mdma .then heroin with others when your on a comedown.been there and have the t shirt for over 30 years.never touched heroin as im a uplifted bloke.visited numerous hospitals to visit freinds with psycosis and been to a few funerals since 1981 through heroin.when i look at what i have lost in the past i know i would of changed my life many years ago.i have only managed to give cigarettes up 3 years ago and as soon as i did that i stopped everything else firemanste
  • Score: 2

1:18pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

greeg3 wrote:
Nikski wrote:
greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?
I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.
So, you would happily sit, with a whisky in your hand ' for medicinal purposes ', while telling weed smokers not to smoke weed, not because it's harmful, but because you don't agree with it ?
[quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?[/p][/quote]I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.[/p][/quote]So, you would happily sit, with a whisky in your hand ' for medicinal purposes ', while telling weed smokers not to smoke weed, not because it's harmful, but because you don't agree with it ? Wide Bertha
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Fri 15 Aug 14

ThinkBrighton says...

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2:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

I find my twice daily noiseful of coke cures all my ailments. Can I have this on prescription please Norm? Would save me a fortune.
I find my twice daily noiseful of coke cures all my ailments. Can I have this on prescription please Norm? Would save me a fortune. NickBrt
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Fri 15 Aug 14

discerner says...

s&k wrote:
And what do you think human beings used before we had prescription medicine controlled and distributed by greedy multi-national pharmeceutical companies?
Cannabis of course.
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: And what do you think human beings used before we had prescription medicine controlled and distributed by greedy multi-national pharmeceutical companies?[/p][/quote]Cannabis of course. discerner
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Fri 15 Aug 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Nikski wrote:
greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?
Of course medicinal cannabis should be legalised. Those that argue against it seem to forget that patients are often prescribed opiates and barbiturates - both of which are highly addictive.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?[/p][/quote]Of course medicinal cannabis should be legalised. Those that argue against it seem to forget that patients are often prescribed opiates and barbiturates - both of which are highly addictive. thevoiceoftruth
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8:08pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

You will have every stoner going to his GP and saying "only weed cures my ailment/back pain etc"
Nothing else works Doc, honest
You will have every stoner going to his GP and saying "only weed cures my ailment/back pain etc" Nothing else works Doc, honest Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

10:44pm Fri 15 Aug 14

greeg3 says...

Clark420 wrote:
greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
but i suppose its okay when that opium is ground then put in pills then given out through the pharmacy?

I'm prescribed a hell of a lot of opiates for pain management by the NHS... i use cannabis instead as it works better and means i'm still able to function.

You need to research what the endocannabinoid system is so you can be informed about the subject as you clearly don't know much about it if that's what you think.
Yes I don't know much about it,that's because I'm not a dope smoker.
You're not suggesting I take up dope smoking to kill the pain of a stubbed toe are you?I don't believe only weed stops your pain!
[quote][p][bold]Clark420[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]but i suppose its okay when that opium is ground then put in pills then given out through the pharmacy? I'm prescribed a hell of a lot of opiates for pain management by the NHS... i use cannabis instead as it works better and means i'm still able to function. You need to research what the endocannabinoid system is so you can be informed about the subject as you clearly don't know much about it if that's what you think.[/p][/quote]Yes I don't know much about it,that's because I'm not a dope smoker. You're not suggesting I take up dope smoking to kill the pain of a stubbed toe are you?I don't believe only weed stops your pain! greeg3
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Fri 15 Aug 14

greeg3 says...

Wide Bertha wrote:
greeg3 wrote:
Nikski wrote:
greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?
I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.
So, you would happily sit, with a whisky in your hand ' for medicinal purposes ', while telling weed smokers not to smoke weed, not because it's harmful, but because you don't agree with it ?
I don't drink whisky I'm afraid.If I was going to,it would be to get plastered,not for medicinal purposes.
In any event,smoking dope is quite different from drinking a fifth of a gill of whisky,as well you know.
[quote][p][bold]Wide Bertha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?[/p][/quote]I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.[/p][/quote]So, you would happily sit, with a whisky in your hand ' for medicinal purposes ', while telling weed smokers not to smoke weed, not because it's harmful, but because you don't agree with it ?[/p][/quote]I don't drink whisky I'm afraid.If I was going to,it would be to get plastered,not for medicinal purposes. In any event,smoking dope is quite different from drinking a fifth of a gill of whisky,as well you know. greeg3
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12:53pm Sun 17 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

greeg3 says...


Nikski wrote:

greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing?
Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.

Goodness me. How dreadful.
greeg3 says... Nikski wrote: greeg3 wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ! The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else. Goodness me. How dreadful. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Sun 17 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Dr Martin says...

You will have every stoner going to his GP and saying "only weed cures my ailment/back pain etc"
Nothing else works Doc, honest.

That would save the NHS a fortune.
Dr Martin says... You will have every stoner going to his GP and saying "only weed cures my ailment/back pain etc" Nothing else works Doc, honest. That would save the NHS a fortune. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

I doubt it
I doubt it Dr Martin
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12:07pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave30 says...

NickBrt wrote:
If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping!
http://www.cmcr.ucsd
.edu/index.php?optio
n=com_content&view=c
ategory&layout=blog&
id=102&Itemid=170

DO SOMe reading AND EDUCATE YOURSELF NEED ANY MORE PROOF LET ME KNOW I HAVE PLENTY
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: If it was another drug those campaigners wouldn't be interested. They gravitate to cannabis like bees round a honeypot. Probably cos it sends them tripping![/p][/quote]http://www.cmcr.ucsd .edu/index.php?optio n=com_content&view=c ategory&layout=blog& id=102&Itemid=170 DO SOMe reading AND EDUCATE YOURSELF NEED ANY MORE PROOF LET ME KNOW I HAVE PLENTY dave30
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12:09pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave30 says...

Wide Bertha wrote:
greeg3 wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ !
' I heard '
http://www.cmcr.ucsd
.edu/index.php?optio
n=com_content&view=c
ategory&layout=blog&
id=102&Itemid=170
[quote][p][bold]Wide Bertha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]' I heard '[/p][/quote]http://www.cmcr.ucsd .edu/index.php?optio n=com_content&view=c ategory&layout=blog& id=102&Itemid=170 dave30
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12:11pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave30 says...

greeg3 wrote:
I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ !
http://www.collectiv
e-evolution.com/2013
/08/23/20-medical-st
udies-that-prove-can
nabis-can-cure-cance
r/
[quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]http://www.collectiv e-evolution.com/2013 /08/23/20-medical-st udies-that-prove-can nabis-can-cure-cance r/ dave30
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12:23pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave30 says...

greeg3 wrote:
Nikski wrote:
greeg3 wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ !
The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?
I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.
http://edition.cnn.c
om/2013/08/08/health
/gupta-changed-mind-
marijuana/

http://www.collectiv
e-evolution.com/2013
/08/23/20-medical-st
udies-that-prove-can
nabis-can-cure-cance
r/

http://www.godandsci
ence.org/doctrine/me
dical_marijuana_revi
ew.html

http://www.collectiv
e-evolution.com/2014
/01/05/the-top-10-st
udies-of-2013-provin
g-the-medicinal-powe
r-of-cannabis/

http://www.alternet.
org/drugs/nida-direc
tors-tells-congress-
its-easier-study-her
oin-or-cocaine-marij
uana

http://rt.com/usa/16
3644-colorado-mariju
ana-crime-drop/
[quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greeg3[/bold] wrote: I heard of someone who had medical problems,the only thing that helped with the pain was smoking Opium.I wonder if this is the same thing? Lot of b+++++++ ![/p][/quote]The 'herd' have always 'heard' of someone......or perhaps they read it in the Daily Fail, that wonderfully informed comic?[/p][/quote]I'll explain for you and all the other contributors who missed my point.Skunk smokers would smoke it whether they claim an ailment or not. They're just common dope smokers,nothing else.[/p][/quote]http://edition.cnn.c om/2013/08/08/health /gupta-changed-mind- marijuana/ http://www.collectiv e-evolution.com/2013 /08/23/20-medical-st udies-that-prove-can nabis-can-cure-cance r/ http://www.godandsci ence.org/doctrine/me dical_marijuana_revi ew.html http://www.collectiv e-evolution.com/2014 /01/05/the-top-10-st udies-of-2013-provin g-the-medicinal-powe r-of-cannabis/ http://www.alternet. org/drugs/nida-direc tors-tells-congress- its-easier-study-her oin-or-cocaine-marij uana http://rt.com/usa/16 3644-colorado-mariju ana-crime-drop/ dave30
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12:34pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave30 says...

firemanste wrote:
i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people
YEARS OF BULL AND PROPAGANDA THIS JUST IS NOT THE CASE THIS IS A PROVEN LIE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT FEED US BECAUSE OF THE FACT THEY KNOW CANNABIS WILL KILL THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WHICH COINCIDENTALLY IS WORTH TRILLIONS EVERY YEAR
[quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people[/p][/quote]YEARS OF BULL AND PROPAGANDA THIS JUST IS NOT THE CASE THIS IS A PROVEN LIE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT FEED US BECAUSE OF THE FACT THEY KNOW CANNABIS WILL KILL THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WHICH COINCIDENTALLY IS WORTH TRILLIONS EVERY YEAR dave30
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12:05am Thu 21 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

dave30 wrote:
firemanste wrote:
i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people
YEARS OF BULL AND PROPAGANDA THIS JUST IS NOT THE CASE THIS IS A PROVEN LIE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT FEED US BECAUSE OF THE FACT THEY KNOW CANNABIS WILL KILL THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WHICH COINCIDENTALLY IS WORTH TRILLIONS EVERY YEAR
sativex
[quote][p][bold]dave30[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: i agree that certain medical conditions can benefit from thc sprays. on the other side look at how many people have mental health problems through weed.the mental health hospitals are full of weed tokers. cigarettes first,weed second and class a drugs next. the start of a slippery slope for a lot of people[/p][/quote]YEARS OF BULL AND PROPAGANDA THIS JUST IS NOT THE CASE THIS IS A PROVEN LIE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT FEED US BECAUSE OF THE FACT THEY KNOW CANNABIS WILL KILL THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WHICH COINCIDENTALLY IS WORTH TRILLIONS EVERY YEAR[/p][/quote]sativex Dr Martin
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