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4/23/11 12:45 P

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I have herb and science books like the book called, Pharmako/poeia, Plant powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft, by Dale Pendell. They mention that adaptogen type plants have been in the human uses throughout history. The societal laws may deny use openly but the versatile nature of plants and their uses with many variable qualities are hard to suppress. It is the social laws not the scientific flaws that shun it. The ability of the plant to act as a sedative, carminative (digestion calmer), tranquilizer, and in seriously strong doses is a hallucinogenic; acted just the similar nature of true tobacco. Whether you smoke-it, eat it, or wear it as in a poultice; the plant properties effect in ‘as needed’ ways. The body decides how it will respond. Read up on adaptogens of herb sciences and get an understanding of the amazing plants that do many things. Anything that acts to sooth is a potential addiction of mental or physical desire. In Chinese medicine, Ayurveda medical disciplines, or naturopathic forms of care; plant powers will dominate over the modern drug influences.

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4/19/11 3:09 P

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Thank you for your thoughts and experiences. The people I know who smoke it need emotional and neurological help. It seems to take away their zest for life; they're complacent and unmotivated, and life is hard for them. They are using it to forego reality, and not using it for medicinal crises. I am not judging those who feel they need it if that's how they want to live more comfortably. I don't think I would use it, though. (knock wood?)

It's a complicated subject. Again, thanks for your thoughts.

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Jen, all the article said was that he has psoriasis, tendonitis, and celiac. The reason for his wanting it, or the source of his pain, was not stated specifically. I know diet should help those things, but finding a person who knows how might be the hard part, as most doctors treat w/Rx.

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4/16/11 7:33 P

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I've never done it but grew up around it(my parents were hippies in a hippy town) so I'm sure I've had who knows how many contact highs I've had.
I feel that there is some good for medicinal but more studies need to be done. the problem being that it doesn't affect every one the same way. Plus it's been so refined in the last 20-30 years it's stronger than it used to be.
Although CD was mentioned in the article I wonder if the pot was for the other health issues he has? Since it wasn't specified it's hard to say.

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4/16/11 6:59 P

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My friend Linda used it as she died from breast cancer. It was the only thing that cut the nausea from chemo, and gave her somewhat of an appetite. RIP Linda, we miss ya!

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4/15/11 9:38 P

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Dots I bet people can become addicted to it like anything else. I do think the gateway drug aspect is because it is currently illegal...it really doesn't have the effects other things do. As for the guy in the article, I am not sure why he wants it/needs it. Maybe he is not eating right but doesn't know it. Not everybody really understands what GF means. Maybe he also is one that has other intolerances and doesn't know...

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4/15/11 3:49 P

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Some people say marijuana is addictive. My personal experience is that I smoked a lot when I was younger, but was never addicted. It can be abused, but no more than any other medications. I don't see it as a gateway drug. Yes, more people who smoke pot do other drugs, but I believe that is because pot is currently illegal. Risk taker personalities are drawn to it. If it became no more special than alcohol, I doubt there would be much of a link between marijuana and illegal drugs.

Some of the facts about marijuana are:

It's not dangerous. There is no risk of overdose.
People don't become violent on marijuana.
Some of the medical marijuana takes the part of the plant that gets people high right out...it only has the medicinal benefits.

The biggest downsides of marijuana is that you can become lethargic and sort of out of it, but if taken in proper doses, those affects are very minimal.

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4/15/11 1:19 P

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I was wondering that, too, Baileys7of9. Might this young man have refractory sprue??? I always associated refractory sprue w/the elderly who might have more compromised immune systems. I wonder the source of his pain. I wonder what he's eating, too.

Do you think medical mj is addictive?
Do you need to have an addictive personality to worry about that?
Can you see it being abused?
Do you see it as a gateway drug as some of the article commenters mentioned?

I appreciate your comments, keep 'em coming.



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4/15/11 11:55 A

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Personally, I don't see why a Celiac would need this as correct eating is what is needed.

But it does really help those w/ some chronic pain, especially glaucoma.





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4/15/11 11:16 A

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Well, I am not particularly educated on this, but I can see where it would help. Smoking cigarettes even managed a lot of symptoms of a lot of things for me, including my Celiac. I bet marijuana would too. I do know someone who uses it for IBS...

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4/15/11 10:30 A

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Medical marijuana is literally a life saver for some people. It gives an appetite to people who are wasting away. It alleviates pain in chronic sufferers. The side effects are far fewer than many prescribed medications, including narcotics.

If marijuana is legalized, it would give the state the ability to regulate it. There are different strains of marijuana for different symptoms. Sufferers would be medicated in the right way.

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4/15/11 10:09 A

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www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward
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Okay, I'm a prude, I'll just say it right now. I don't understand this one. What I know of marijuana is from textbooks, online, and from knowing some people who do it (they are self-medicating when they need to be eating differently to change their brain, not smoking ...).

Did anyone see Montel Williams on Dr. Oz's show? He wants to legalize medical marijuana, too. From my perspective, he has one helluva mixed up gut from years of therapies and drugs. I understand he's in chronic pain.

Someone needs to enlighten me here. Anyone have thoughts to share re: this? I'd love to hear them.



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