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Old 10-17-2015, 11:07 AM   #11
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Hi Diandra,

Being over here I cannot help much more than point you in the direction of:

https://www.leafly.com/

For advice about strains and use.

Hope this helps and you get some much deserved relief.

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Well, it will depend a lot on you Diandra.

Edibles take longer to take effect, though last longer. CBD is thought to lower the "high" of THC, or perhaps is proven <woke up due to this fine weather change> so perhaps a hybrid will suit you well to offset any disagreement to that feature. I never minded it myself in the past...

Hoping that when NYS passes I fet the choice, though I am happy you have it now. Talk it over with dispensary personnel.

When we were in Colorado and I was able to check out how it affected my pn it was limited, as most indicas I wanted to try were behind the medical wall for some reason (could have been the dispensary- I went to two). They have the higher CBD. Hybrids should bring both to the table, though usually are dominate indica or sativa (higher THC).

PM me or ask here, either one is fine. I've done some research during these morning hours and am happy you have more choices. Good for you!

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Old 10-17-2015, 12:25 PM   #13
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As with many things regulated by the govt, the wheels turns slowly.
There are all kinds of systems to sign into, applications to be filled out and oh but of course, a registration fee of $100.

Thanks for all your input as I am making a foray into an area I know nothing about.

Will let you know how things go after I go the dispensary, hopefully this week.

By the way, don't know if I mentioned. I was authorized, NOT because of chronic pain but because I am being treated for breast cancer. In CT, this is the list of specific medical issues that qualify(neuropathy or chronic pain are not included but cancer is). I was surprised to find it was such a limited list.

Medical Conditions include:
Cancer
Glaucoma
Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
Epilepsy
Cachexia
Wasting Syndrome
Crohn's Disease
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

As always, thanks for the help and support.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:35 PM   #14
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I so wish we had this in GA !

THC is the part that makes you high......a little too much smoking in my earlier years ! The CBD part is what helps with the pain. It's my understanding that when going with a product high in CBD you don't feel high at all. I wouldn't know...just what I have read.

Please keep us posted on how you get along with it.

My son is a narcotics officer and my sweet Bubba would always say "Hey....get your mama some of that stuff while you're at the office"....too funny.

Good Luck my friend

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What is the status of medical mj in GA?
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Hi Diandra,

I am happy to read you are open to trying some of the MMJ options.
My doctors are very strongly encouraging me to also explore these options; in fact, they seem to think it's potentially a much better choice than adding more pharmaceuticals.

My primary care used to be against this option; however, he has since witnessed a family member go through intractable pain and has see his family member consult with pain specialists, etc. After a few years without relief, his family member has found some relief in the MMJ options.

I, too, have my doctors' recommendations. My case must be reviewed by a regulatory panel. I expect approval. Intractable pain can be one of the conditions giving people access to MMJ options here. My medical records document more than one of the conditions qualifying me for legal access.

I have had approval in the past. We had no dispensaries then. While there was an MMJ option, it was still illegal to have possession then. (A catch-22.) I simply did not pursue this option, as I cannot tolerate smoke and there was no guarantee as to the strain of MJ. Even if using a vaporizer, it was a toss as to how much THC/CBD, etc. MJ can have effects which are not in the best interest of each individual. It was all too risky then and not appealing to me under those conditions.

It's helpful we now have dispensaries. I am told the staff at the dispensaries are very well-informed and are good at guiding choices, based upon individualized needs. It may take some time to find the best strain for you and the best method of delivery.

I know of people swearing by the oil, the edibles (the butter included).
I know of someone with severe neuropathic pain, having been hospitalized 4 times this year for severe pain; he has achieved significant relief with a topical MJ ointment. (I have sent a message asking if this person might be willing to talk with me about his experience and his topical MMJ.)

Jon and Dave have offered some good information.
I know some of the strains I am sure I do not want to touch. Lol.
I need to learn about some of the options more viable for me.

Like you, I am glad this option is available. Like you, I am hopeful; yet, not yet convinced this path is the answer.

I do hope you find any/all options most helpful to you.

I will be happy to share any information I learn, Diandra.



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Old 11-01-2015, 06:57 AM   #16
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What is the status of medical mj in GA?
In GA only cannabis oil is legal. Eligible patients may possess up to 20 oz of low THC (high CBD) cannabis oil.

It's called Haleigh's Hope Act

So far only 8 conditions are listed:

Cancer
Crohn's
Lou Gehrig's
Mitochondrial disease
MS
Parkinson's
Seizure disorders
Sickle Cell

The catch is there is no where in GA that you can purchase this oil legally.

Looks like they are taking that up in 2016 Session.

From what I read families are more than happy to drive to a state that will fill the prescription for them. They will take the chance on getting caught during the drive. It's worth it for their kids, families.

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In GA only cannabis oil is legal. Eligible patients may possess up to 20 oz of low THC (high CBD) cannabis oil.

It's called Haleigh's Hope Act

So far only 8 conditions are listed:

Cancer
Crohn's
Lou Gehrig's
Mitochondrial disease
MS
Parkinson's
Seizure disorders
Sickle Cell

The catch is there is no where in GA that you can purchase this oil legally.

Looks like they are taking that up in 2016 Session.

From what I read families are more than happy to drive to a state that will fill the prescription for them. They will take the chance on getting caught during the drive. It's worth it for their kids, families.

Debi from Georgia
Hi Debi,

These catch-22 laws are so strange, aren't they?
I am glad people can get what they need.

We just had a story done on a young lady, still in elementary school. She has intractable seizures. She has great seizure control by vaping the oil. While this state allows this, the school enjoys some federal funding. Her mom has to go to the school, take her off the school property and allow her to vape.
The school can lose any federal funding for allowing her to vape on school property.

It's not even okay if the school nurse oversees her vaping the oil during the school day. Nobody likes this, including the school administration; yet, they also cannot afford to lose federal funding.

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Hi Debi,

These catch-22 laws are so strange, aren't they?
I am glad people can get what they need.

We just had a story done on a young lady, still in elementary school. She has intractable seizures. She has great seizure control by vaping the oil. While this state allows this, the school enjoys some federal funding. Her mom has to go to the school, take her off the school property and allow her to vape.
The school can lose any federal funding for allowing her to vape on school property.

It's not even okay if the school nurse oversees her vaping the oil during the school day. Nobody likes this, including the school administration; yet, they also cannot afford to lose federal funding.

Love Ya, Debi.
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Just breaks my heart for these kids to have to go through this when it can be so much better for them.

I think we had 17 Georgia families that had the mother or father and the child move to CO in order for them to receive the cannabis oil.

It's my understanding some or all are moving back and will just make the trips as needed for the meds.

Hopefully in 2016 they will get off their butts and get it growing legally in Georgia for all the people, especially the children, that need this help.

Hugs to you too sweet Lady

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Hi,

New York State is in the process of getting things up and running for medical marijuana.

If you check with the " Compassionate Care New York " website they are a wealth of knowledge. They are also on Facebook.

I also heard that the CBD oil is the one that helps with the pain

Good luck with your search.
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Well Ladie and Gents....I finally got my Medical MJ, just yesterday.
What a bizarre experience because getting into the building was like getting into Fort Knox. I later learned they only take cash or Debit card so have a lot of cash around and obviously they are worried about theft of MMJ as well.

I opted not to smoke or get the edibles.Most of the meds are blends of CBD and THC.

I have oils in vaporizers. There are ones blended for daytime and one specific for evening. I also got a blend on a piece of paper you dissolve on your tongue.
I was very fortunate that the waiting room was packed and I got to talk to many patients and learn from their experiences. Most suggested the vapdizers for the most even delivery and sustained dose. One gentleman with a degenerative nerve disease said he has not slept since the disease hit and now can sleep through the night with his vaporizer of a CBD THC blend.

After dinner, I took a hit on a "vape" that is called Cannabidiol 1:5 which is an oil that is CBD:THC . I did feel great relief from a daily headache I have had from my current cancer medication. It is only a hormone pill but the headaches have become wicked. The vape burned my throat and I was surprised because I did not take the buds you smoke in a pipe because I didn't want a burn. I called the dispensary to ask if it was a steam/water burn or a chemical burn and they said a chemical burn. They suggested taking a lighter "toke" and drink some milk. They said my throat would get used to the oil.

Will let you know how it progresses. I have to start cooking for Thanksgiving right now so too afraid to try anything until I am through cooking because an hour fter I took a hit yesterday, I fell into a DEEP sleep. My husband said I was snoring so loud he had to make the TV louder!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I am so thankful for all my lovely and supportive NT friends.
You are truly the best and I am inordinately fond of all of you.
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