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Old July 25th, 2016, 09:28 PM   #1
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Legalising cannabis 'causes prescription medication use to fall

Cannabis is appears on the Fed's Schedule 1 list. Schedule 1 drugs have no known medical use.

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Since the legalisation of medical marijuana in many US states, prescription drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, psychosis, sleep disorders, chronic pain and more have seen a drop.

A study showed that prescriptions for drugs like blood-thinners – which medical marijuana cannot help with – carried on at the same rate, supporting the theory that cannabis is the reason for the decline in opioid painkillers and antidepressants.

The researchers also suggest medical marijuana is saving Medicare, a national social insurance programme, millions of dollars. They say that if medical marijuana was available nationwide Medicare would have saved $470 million (£358 million) in 2013 – half a percent of their annual expenditures but still something.

Medical marijuana is now legal in 25 US states but is still classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government and because of this doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to patients. Instead they write them a note and send them to a dispensary.

Its legal status also means medical marijuana isn’t covered by insurance, causing patients to spend anything up to $400 a month to feel better, according to some estimates.

A decision is expected to be made this summer on whether to classify cannabis as a Schedule II drug, making it the same as morphine and oxycodone, and more likely to be prescribed and covered by insurance.
The research was published in the journal Health Affairs.
Legalising cannabis 'causes prescription medication use to fall' | BreakingNews.ie
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Pot effects people differently. Some people it turns to sloth and some people it perks up. Having a little buzz on makes work an enjoyable experience for me.
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Pot effects people differently. Some people it turns to sloth and some people it perks up. Having a little buzz on makes work an enjoyable experience for me.
Addicts always will find their addiction.
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Addicts always will find their addiction.
Everyone is addicted to something. Some people are addicted to work and some people are addicted to play. Some people are addicted to heroin and some people are addicted to aspirin. Some people are addicted to the western slope of Colorado and some people are addicted to Washington D.C. et al, ad infinitum.
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Having a little buzz on makes everything an enjoyable experience for me.
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Having a little buzz on makes everything an enjoyable experience for me.
A little buzz sometimes called a bump relaxed me and made my wrench turner job enjoyable but totally screwed up my ability to write code. There are pros and cons to everything.
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A little buzz sometimes called a bump relaxed me and made my wrench turner job enjoyable but totally screwed up my ability to write code. There are pros and cons to everything.
I was a subcontractor bricklayer.(no codes involved thank fck)I think Americans call bricklayers masons, but im not sure.
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I was a subcontractor bricklayer.(no codes involved thank fck)I think Americans call bricklayers masons, but im not sure.
Bricklayer, been there done that but they were cement blocks and not bricks. I did not stay on that job long because that was harder than making hay.
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Having a little buzz on makes everything an enjoyable experience for me.
Cannabis alleviates the freaking awful and frankly debilitating withdrawal symptoms I'm experiencing as I wean myself off of steroids. Counterintuitively perhaps, cannabis clears my head of the fog of withdrawal. It relieves the intense abdominal cramps, and hand and leg cramps. At night, it has enabled me to sleep through the night instead of 3-4 hour stints when I'd wake up and couldn't go back to sleep.

In a sane world, my docs would have prescribed a daytime and nighttime variety of cannabis along with the radical heart medications and steroids.

We don't live in a sane world, though....
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Cannabis alleviates the freaking awful and frankly debilitating withdrawal symptoms I'm experiencing as I wean myself off of steroids. Counterintuitively perhaps, cannabis clears my head of the fog of withdrawal. It relieves the intense abdominal cramps, and hand and leg cramps. At night, it has enabled me to sleep through the night instead of 3-4 hour stints when I'd wake up and couldn't go back to sleep.

In a sane world, my docs would have prescribed a daytime and nighttime variety of cannabis along with the radical heart medications and steroids.

We don't live in a sane world, though....
I think all drugs should be legalized.But if only one drug is to be legalized it should be pot.The government could sell it and build infrastructure with the profits.
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