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Old 06-08-2017, 10:53   #1
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Hi All, I just want to ask if anyone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative meds? I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, glaucoma, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain called Golden Apple from ilovegrowingmarijuana blogs . Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don't even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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This is a diabetes forum and as far as I know medical cannabis can not fix high blood sugar.

if you are doing the right thing with diet and exercise and taking medication if you need it, there would be no need to medical cannabis.

I'm not sure of the medical need for this that would help a diabetic.

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I just came off two months of horrible back pain from an injury. The only pain meds that the doctor offered were opiods. I declined and looked at medical marijuana. The problem is that there is not adequate research because the medical profession recognizes that marijuana is a federal crime. What evidence is there is largely anecdotal.

I live in California and am able to take advantage of its medical marijuana laws. I opted to buy CBD capsules, a derivative of marijuana that does not make the user high. I did not use beyond the time that my pain was reduced.

Yes, there is the possibility that CBD could reduce blood sugar just as those have indicated that it reduces epileptic seizures. I prefer not to use to determine its efficacy for blood sugar levels.

I look forward to a time when research is done to give us an alternative to opiods for pain management. Just realize that medical marijuana is available in forms that do not require smoking and do not make the user high.

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...medical marijuana is available in forms that do not require smoking and do not make the user high.
That is interesting. First time I've heard of this alternative.

Pat, I'm so sorry you've had to go through so much pain. Are you getting along better now? (I've had bad back pain and can sympathize with you on that.)

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That is interesting. First time I've heard of this alternative.

Pat, I'm so sorry you've had to go through so much pain. Are you getting along better now? (I've had bad back pain and can sympathize with you on that.)
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I am now three months from my back injury. I no longer have the excruciating pain that resulted when I foolishly picked up one of those bulky old TV sets to take it to recycling. I also saw a chiropractor and when I was on the "roller bed" I cursed like a fishwife when the roller was on its "up" cycle.

Besides the suggested opiates, my medical doctor first prescribed a muscle relaxant that the pharmacist gave me with the severe warning that it was not recommended for those over sixty. She gave me a pill splitter and said to take half once only at bedtime. They did nothing and with the warning, I quit taking them.

The CBD capsules are hard to find at the local dispensaries. Going to them is an adventure in itself. I am always the oldest person there by at least forty years and working my way through security (wanded and purse search) and then checking in and doing the paperwork requires their holding my drivers license until I leave. I sat in a waiting room until I was called to enter the "buy room."

CA laws and regulations change on January 1, 2018. I've been told that dispensaries will split into recreational and medical. I doubt if I'll ever go back, but I hope that banking regulations will open so that sales are no longer cash only, reducing the threat of robberies. I have no idea how the dispensaries handle finances since they cannot currently maintain bank accounts for their businesses.

But, yes, access to CBD instead of opiods was worth it to me. I am frustrated that the medical profession is so opposed to this option, instead handing out opiods in the midst of addiction battles.

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