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Latewood … that’s sound advice about talking to our doctors about the benefits of MMJ. I plan on talking to my doctor about it at my appointment tomorrow. I’m in a state where MMJ is still illegal and I believe Garrigan is too. Because of the federal laws for pain meds and stimulant medication, patients are having to be tested randomly or regularly to ensure they are actually taking the meds and not selling them on the street.
Garrigan … it sucks big time as the MMJ works much better on my muscular pain than the pain pills, but the MMJ doesn’t work as well on my migraine headaches. So I hope I can continue with some type of pain medication after talking to my doctor. The pain clinic you’re at may have specific guidelines for being tested and if MMJ is still illegal in your state, I suspect our physicians will continue to recommend we give up the MMJ.
What’s interesting is the feds recently passed a law saying that MMJ was not illegal, but most of the individual states aren’t on board with this yet. Here in Virginia, the amount of MMJ I’m growing would land me 5 years in jail.
Garrigan … I would hope your doctor at the pain clinic would see the benefits of MMJ, especially with regard to your recent large weight loss. Maybe they can prescribe Marinol, but I’m not sure how effective that for putting on a little weight.
I’m wondering how many of us who take pain meds regularly have to be drug screened all the time. I was so surprised when I tested positive in June for MMJ. It’s never shown up before.
Wishing there was an easy fix to this problem.