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Old March 1st, 2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction

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On March 1, Gullikson and her husband, Ron Figaratto, are opening Greener Pastures, a controversial residential treatment home in Portland. At a cost of $20,000 per month per patient, it will promote cannabis use for long-term treatment for opioid addiction and kratom for withdrawal from the powerful painkillers.

Kratom is a tropical evergreen that is dried and crushed into tiny leaves or a powder that people can purchase, often from online retailers. It is legal, but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for any medical use. The federal government has import restrictions on kratom, and has been seizing some deliveries of the drug when it enters the U.S.



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Old March 1st, 2018, 08:21 PM   #2
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Marijuana has a place medically.

Only problem is that 99% of the people using it medically have no medical need.
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 02:28 AM   #3
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Kratom is a lifesaver for those of us who don't want to up our Oxy mg dosage and still have pain.

Naturally, they're going to try to ban it. We're stockpiling the stuff so hopefully we'll have enough to last us through our lifetimes.

Without it, I can't get up and down the staircases in our home.
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Marijuana has a place medically.

Only problem is that 99% of the people using it medically have no medical need.
Waiting for that source to be cited for the most recent AMAZING stat posted by TN. He will probably just point to his magical bag of numbers, where he seems to get a lot of this crap.....
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