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Old 10-07-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I was just authorized by my pain doc to receive medical marijuana.

I asked him how it will be supplied, a pill or what. He said he just gives the authorization and I have to go to the dispensary and discuss with the pharmacist and he/she will suggest the best method. Pain doc also said it come in two kinds. THC and CBD, and I should make sure I get the CBD as it is more effective for chronic pain. I have no idea what that means but I am just about to research it.

I was wondering, for those of you who use medical MJ, how was it supplied to you(pill, vapor, edible, etc) and did you find it effective for pain or neuropathy.

Thank you.
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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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Hi All,
I was just authorized by my pain doc to receive medical marijuana.

I asked him how it will be supplied, a pill or what. He said he just gives the authorization and I have to go to the dispensary and discuss with the pharmacist and he/she will suggest the best method. Pain doc also said it come in two kinds. THC and CBD, and I should make sure I get the CBD as it is more effective for chronic pain. I have no idea what that means but I am just about to research it.

I was wondering, for those of you who use medical MJ, how was it supplied to you(pill, vapor, edible, etc) and did you find it effective for pain or neuropathy.

Thank you.
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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Dave and Debi..thanks for your input. I am traveling a path new to me and I am trying to be positive and thinking, perhaps this is the pain relief and answer I have been praying so hard for.

I have been looking for an alternative to Lyrica for my neuropathy and seizures.
I don't like what it does to my brain and personality and I think it adversely affects my cognitive issues. I'm not saying MJ is the solution or right answer but I am happy to have a new option to try.

I will let you know...you are both dear to me and your kindness, compassion and friendship means the world to me. We all know how isolating pain is...it is so special to have my forum friends. Thanks, D.
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Hi All,
I was just authorized by my pain doc to receive medical marijuana.

I asked him how it will be supplied, a pill or what. He said he just gives the authorization and I have to go to the dispensary and discuss with the pharmacist and he/she will suggest the best method. Pain doc also said it come in two kinds. THC and CBD, and I should make sure I get the CBD as it is more effective for chronic pain. I have no idea what that means but I am just about to research it.

I was wondering, for those of you who use medical MJ, how was it supplied to you(pill, vapor, edible, etc) and did you find it effective for pain or neuropathy.

Thank you.
i can tell you from personal experience
it works
awesome for nausea
calm
my hands and feet get a slight relief
upper right back fibromyalgia that is killing me slowly
my headaches
and other subtle calms
a short term relief
but this body does get help from it
i have had dispensary a BUSINESS
removal of the thc causing a feeling of high
mild mellow relaxed feeling when one has no ailments
BUT, for those that do have problems
IT HELPS!
this my personal experience and opinion
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i can tell you from personal experience
it works
awesome for nausea
calm
my hands and feet get a slight relief
upper right back fibromyalgia that is killing me slowly
my headaches
and other subtle calms
a short term relief
but this body does get help from it
i have had dispensary a BUSINESS
removal of the thc causing a feeling of high
mild mellow relaxed feeling when one has no ailments
BUT, for those that do have problems
IT HELPS!
this my personal experience and opinion
with much love
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Thanks so much for your input Eva.
I am so happy to hear you get some relief from it.
Do you mind if I ask, did you take pills or edible or ????
Thank you my friend,
D.
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Thanks so much for your input Eva.
I am so happy to hear you get some relief from it.
Do you mind if I ask, did you take pills or edible or ????
Thank you my friend,
D.
not at all
it is smoked
i not wanting to worsen
the emphysema
it is the lesser on the pocket
all doctors are informed
and am not discouraged
infact my pain specialist
is also aware of my recovery
i do not take anything lightly
it is now a medicine
not a high
it helps
hope this helps
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Hi D, I'm pleased for you, I wish you all the very best with it. Some states here agreed to participate in trials but it is unlikely ever to be approved for chronic pain. MJ is an S9 here, oxy is an S8.

THC supposedly gives euphoria, pain relief and increases the appetite, CBD will only deal with the pain. From what I can glean the pill format seems to be THC.

Cannabis vaporizers gained popularity because of peple declining to smoke it and the dose is unpredictable. Cannabinoid medicines are available in pill form in the US apparently, (dronabinol and nabilone) and liquid extracts formulated into an oromucosal spray (nabixinols)
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Hi Diandra

All the best for your foray into medical marijuana. I hope you are able to find some type that gives you pain relief.

I don't know if you've been following the recent thread on this topic started by icelander who's trying CBD oil. Here's the link:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread227130.html
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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!

My best,

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