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Old 07-01-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Here in Colorado it is bought for both medical and recreational purposes. I'm a Vietnam vet and never touched the stuff at all until last year. I've had 3 back surgeries in the last nine years (arthritis) and last year my son brought me some edibles.

I sat with a cookie in my hand for over an hour before I overcame my "moral" objection to a federally illegal "drug." After I finally ate it, it took maybe an hour to kick in. It did NOT obliterate my pain, but it made me not care I was hurting---and that was with only 10mg THC.

Now CBD does nothing for me. And I've found Indica (body relaxing) to be much better than Sativa (mind altering). In addition, Indica helps me sleep when I take it a night.

I'm eligible for, but haven't obtained a medical marijuana card yet. Here it costs $100 to get one and it gives a 10% discount. BUT---my mj store gives a 25% discount on edibles every Tuesday--and only one discount can be used. Being a Nam vet gets me 10% anyway.

The problem comes in with going out of state. Some states accept the mj medical card, but where I'm most likely to visit (AL & KY), they aren't accepted. I either go without and take my opioids (dangerous as hell and linked now to dementia if used over a long period of time), or hope I don't get caught and go to jail--both those states are fond of locking up even casual users.

Only advice I have for those who may be contemplating use is--use as little as you can get by with, and NEVER smoke the crap. It contains as much carcinogens as tobacco although it appears to have a lesser impact on the body.
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:34 PM
 
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Seniors are discovering that Medical Marijuana can relieve pain without the debilitating side effects of opiates.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/n...e=sectionfront

This is becoming popular in those states that have legalized medical marijuana.

Your experiences?
Please keep in mind that MJ even for medical use remains an illegal Sehedule 1 drug in the DEA's eyes and by law they can descend on you and seize your assets to pay DEA's salaries, whatnot if they are eying them.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Before you libel a man like that, remember, it was the other party that created that vile organization.
Educate yourself. Party's switched when LBJ desegreated the schools. Look it up.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Educate yourself. Party's switched when LBJ desegreated the schools. Look it up.
Parties did not switch. That is one of those lies that has been repeated so often that most people accept it as the truth, when nothing could be further from it. And it still doesn't change the fact that the other party created that vile organization. Also, it was Eisenhower who sent in federal troops to start desegregating school. You might also want to check out which party ensured that the Civil Rights Act was passed.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:41 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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This is way off topic, but the Democratic Party of the pre-Civil Rights era cannot be compared to the Democratic Party of today. Democrats of that era opposed integration and voting rights. This came about after Lincoln, a Republican, put an end to slavery. White Southerners resented this because they saw it as the Federal government depriving them of their legal property (slaves). The South turned Democratic in protest, and the Ku Klux Klan was organized, ostensibly to protect the "purity" of the American way of life.

Most of the Deep South remained heavily Democratic until the mid-1960s. But after the Civil Rights legislation was passed, that began to change. Southerners who opposed civil rights and integration switched en masse to the Republican party, whose policies are quite different than those of the party of Lincoln's day. I doubt if you would find any Democrats in the modern KKK.

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Old 07-02-2017, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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It became legal here yesterday. The lines are hours and hours long!!! I wanted to go see what they had and for sure pick up some dog treats for the 4th of July but no way. At 2 am there was 5 or 600 hundred people in line.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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It became legal here yesterday. The lines are hours and hours long!!! I wanted to go see what they had and for sure pick up some dog treats for the 4th of July but no way. At 2 am there was 5 or 600 hundred people in line.
Wow. I hope the same thing doesn't happen next January when recreational sales begin in California. Dispensaries aren't set up to handle mobs like that. I have a feeling it's going to be a mess.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Only advice I have for those who may be contemplating use is--use as little as you can get by with, and NEVER smoke the crap. It contains as much carcinogens as tobacco although it appears to have a lesser impact on the body.
Quit spreading garbage, this is 100% BS. About half a million people each year die from tobacco in the US, and this when smoking rates are down to 15%.

Cannabis smoke reduces tumors and very likely offers prevention from cancer. Why don't we all know a ton of people who are suffering from pot induced lung cancer? Because It doesn't happen.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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I'm a doctor.


Whether from tobacco, marijuana, burning rubber, or forest fire, inhaling smoke damages the lungs. PERIOD. Cancer is another matter, and only a fool would believe that marijuana can reduce cancer or prevent it. You want to get high, that's your doing, but don't lie to yourselves.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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Wow. I hope the same thing doesn't happen next January when recreational sales begin in California. Dispensaries aren't set up to handle mobs like that. I have a feeling it's going to be a mess.
In Oregon when recreational MJ became legalized, people could grow it and use it, but it took quite a while to sort out the regulations for commercial sales. Current sales tend to be through dispensaries that have added RM sales, although still tend to focus on MM sales. Several new "dispensaries" have cropped up with the emphasis primarily on recreational sales, but add a footnote that MM is available too. In the area where I live there were no long lines at all, none, when shops opened the doors to recreational shoppers. Of course, we're not in a larger city. Overall, it's been pretty low key. When I do stop by the MM dispensary that I usually go to (they now have RM available), they handle just one person at a time as they've always done, and if there's any waiting at all, it's one person ahead of me, and that's only for a minute or two at the most.

The Las Vegas dispensaries were understandably long because Vegas is extremely heavy with tourists from all over the world packing the casinos. And Vegas is known for promotional advertising in the big way. It's a new feature in Vegas, so people line up for the grand opening. If California sees similar long lines on opening day, I would imagine it would most likely be in areas heavily frequented by tourists, but less so in the surrounding communities and districts. Anyway, it should simmer down. You might want to stock up ahead of time, just in case, to beat the stampede.
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