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Old 05-18-2017, 02:13 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Can't get the vaporizer to work.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Old people who get one of these rapid pounding heartbeats from too much THC probably would go into a fatal arrhythmia and then their heart would stop.
Yes, that is possible, and it's not necessarily limited to old people. Generally speaking, anyone of any age with a history of cardiac issues should not use cannabis. I would advise anyone who hasn't used it before to be very, very conservative with the dosage - no more than 2.5 to 5 mg. THC.

I was also going to say "talk to your doctor first," but there's a good chance your doctor knows even less about cannabis than you do. Hopefully this will change with legalization and better education about what cannabis is, what it can do and how to use it safely. It's not a magical substance that cures everything and is perfectly safe. It's a drug, and like all drugs it has benefits and risks.

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Old 05-18-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Can't get the vaporizer to work.
I'm sorry. What type of vaporizer is it? Does it need a new battery? I use an Atmos Jump, and I have never had any problems with it (yet!). If it's the rechargeable type like mine, you would need to charge it up for several hours before using it for the first time.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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Yes, that is possible, and it's not necessarily limited to old people. Generally speaking, anyone of any age with a history of cardiac issues should not use cannabis. I would advise anyone who hasn't used it before to be very, very conservative with the dosage - no more than 2.5 to 5 mg. THC.

I was also going to say "talk to your doctor first," but there's a good chance your doctor knows even less about cannabis than you do. Hopefully this will change with legalization and better education about what cannabis is, what it can do and how to use it safely. It's not a magical substance that cures everything and is perfectly safe. It's a drug, and like all drugs it has benefits and risks.
It's a plant, not a drug.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Sessions has ordered prosecutors to impose very heavy penalties, especially in states that allow recreational use.
What did I tell you?

"Swat a few flies and put the fear of God into the thousands circling around the dead bodies".

Best MO the government ever employed. Let the thousands circling who see the dead bodies fear for their life and close up shop on their own out of fear of a 30-year prison sentence for illegal drug selling.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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It's a plant, not a drug.
That's not exactly true either. Yes, marijuana is a herbal plant, but it contains resins which have properties (THC, CBC) that can be used as a medicinal drug. Much of folk medicine around the world come from plants. Herbal supplements are from plants. Aloe vera is a plant, but the sap can be used as a medicinal ointment for burns, scrapes, insect bites, etc. Chamomile is a flowering plant that can be made into a tea to help improve sleep. Citrus fruits are eaten for Vitamin C. Much of the drugs in human history come from plants. You might be thinking a "drug" as something which is manufactured or processed synthetically by pharmaceutical companies? That's also true.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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What did I tell you?

"Swat a few flies and put the fear of God into the thousands circling around the dead bodies".

Best MO the government ever employed. Let the thousands circling who see the dead bodies fear for their life and close up shop on their own out of fear of a 30-year prison sentence for illegal drug selling.
Please include dated reference links for your quote box.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Back to the original topic. As for the Feds shutting down medical mj, I doubt they would be that stupid.

I know several people who must take daily doses of morphine or fentanyl for severe back pain. They both live with a huge fear of running out. The drug laws prevent them from stocking up.

If that kind of pain happened to me and I could control it with mj, I'd much prefer that choice. Being out of control and having to depend on big pharma is a cruel way to live.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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It's a plant, not a drug.
So are poppies.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:00 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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see the history (wiki) of colchocine.
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