Medical marijuana classification?

why should it vary? if it makes you feel good it must be good medicine, right? I have never had withdrawals when I run out but let me tell you something about pain pills. First off, if I had known this years ago I may have never started taking them but when you have polio you hurt, or at least I sure do. Two years ago I was taking 320 mg of oxy a day along with zanax and other meds. After taking these for several years I started feeling really bad and decided to pretty much go cold turkey and quit my pills. Yeah, it’s been just over two years and I am just beginning to feel normal again and doing things. I can’t begin to explain how messed up I was besides the fact that I really wanted to kill myself. If not for a conscience and having a family I probably would have. and I really understand now why heroin addicts don’t stop. but what I meant by what I know now is how pills alter your brain and make you not feel pain. I used to ask my doctor about how the pills could work and make the pain in certain areas of your body not hurt. he would try to explain except he never explained about how they were actually affecting my brain and not my body. I’m sure heroin must work in the same way, it alters your brain but most people that use it only know that they are getting high and feel good. and when they try to stop they never realized how hard it would be and how long it would take or maybe they would have just kept smoking and left everything else alone. but then again I know there are many that get started from taking prescribed pain pills like I did.

To be honest I never thought I would ever get back to where I am now but I have to say I’m not completely pain pill free. And I think my body or I should say my brain has finally adjusted to the low dosage I’m on now.  I am taking 3 x 20mg. oxys a day along with the 37mg Tramadol. I was determined to do without pain meds but as I mentioned I do have polio and my legs are pretty messed up because of it. I did go several months without pills but I couldn’t do much more than sit and watch TV all day. If I’m going to get up and do something then I’m going to hurt and if I’m going to hurt I have to have some relief. Years ago I use to smoke a lot of weed and I was fine but my employers started doing random drug test and I had to give it up.  I’m permanently disabled now so I don’t have to worry about an employer drug test but now I have to worry about the doctors drug test. I’m sure most people know that now if you are going to take narcotics then you are going to be drug tested by your doctor. But I would love it if they would finally just legalize cannibis so I could go back to smoking and completely quit these damn pain pills. It would be so nice if I could just have a couple nice smelly skunk weed plants growing in my greenhouse and be able to self medicate.

It would especially be nice since my wife is getting ready to retire from her job. We have great health insurance right now but this fall will have to get prescription coverage through Medicare and the biggest problem is going to be the cost of the oxys. Even just the 20mg pills will cost $500 a month. Not sure what my cost will be but it wont be cheap. Bach when I was taking the 80mg pills, the retail cost was $1800 a month!! Although I can probably manage I’m already preparing myself mentally to quit taking the oxys when this insurance change takes place. I’m figuring my doctor can increase the dose of Tramadol which actually they aren’t much more than strong Tylenol anyway. And since they are considered the same class of narcotic I won’t have to be drug tested any longer so maybe I can work on some ‘alternative pain relief’. Know what I mean? LOL

2015 Archives – British Polio Fellowship

This is fantastic to see PPS being acknowledged by these countries and what is being done for Polio survivors such as myself. Here in the U.S. you rarely see any mention of Polio and especially Post Polio Syndrome. The most difficult with PPS is finding a Doctor that believes it is a real problem for Polio survivors and being able to get treatment. I feel very fortunate to have a Doctor that has actually taken the time to do research and has been willing to prescribe various medications to try and find which ones provide the best relief for pain, muscle spasms, cramps, problems with sleeping and what I think is the worst thing of all is the fatigue and brain fog. For those last two symptoms the best relief is normally to get plenty of rest when it takes over.

Source: 2015 Archives – British Polio Fellowship

Time for change

Something needs to change but of course it never will. I believe that there are more people in our country that would be great Presidents but instead of qualification it comes down to who has the most money. I think of when I was young learning about our Presidents and thinking that they must be like “Super Humans” or something like that to be able to run our country and make all these decisions, to have all that power. And then one day as I got older it’s kind of like finding out Santa Claus isn’t real. Oh, you didn’t know, sorry. LOL. Yeah the Presidents, the candidates, the nominees, etc. are just people. They don’t know all that you think they know, they are just better bullshitters! It’s the one with the most money behind them that will most likely become a President. That seems even more obvious these days. It use to be that we had at least a few good people running for President that at least sounded sincere and like they could do great things for our country. Now I look at the people running for President and just SMH. And I think, OMG, we are in big trouble! As of right now I can’t say there is one person running for President that I would vote for. And once again if you look at the runners who is in #1 position? Trump, the man with the most money. What a joke! Then #2 is HRC if I’m not mistaken, and she probably has the most money raised which puts her in second place. What makes her qualified to be our President? Just because she can baffle people with bullshit? Oh shit, the 49’s and Seahawks are playing! GTG

Registered Users

Does anyone really read any of my post? It makes me sad to think that I may be the only person reading my post. If you read this would you kindly leave a comment. If people are not reading my post then what I would like to know is why am I getting approximately 500 new registered users everyday? What purpose does it serve? I know that most of them, probably all of them, are using my site to post links to their own websites and products. Track back I think it is called but if everyone is doing the same thing, possibly through use of a robot, and no one is actually reading any of the post except for myself, LOL, how can you benefit from it? Oh well, it’s time for me to go do some painting. Interior house painting which I’m not too fond of but it is for my daughter. She just bought her first home and doesn’t like the colors in the living room so I guess I can struggle through it. After all, I am so proud of her!! She is only 24 years old, she is a registered nurse and just bought a home all on her own. If I could have had my shit that together at 24, WOW, where would I be today? Hmmm, probably right where I’m at, LOL. Gotta Go!!! This is me looking at youIMG_3743-1

Funeral for a homeless man, Such a sad story.

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99.5 WMAG Radio in Greensboro, NC with James Fitzgerald and 7 others

As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

Apparently, I’m still lost…

South Carolina Dam Breaks – The Weather Channel

If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break
If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break
When the levee breaks I’ll have no place to stay

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
It’s got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

Don’t it make you feel bad
When you’re tryin’ to find your way home
You don’t know which way to go?
If you’re goin’ down South
They got no work to do,
If you don’t know about Chicago

Cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good
Now, cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move

All last night sat on the levee and moaned
All last night sat on the levee and moaned
Thinkin’ about my baby and my happy home

Going, going to Chicago…
Going to Chicago…
Sorry but I can’t take you…
Going down… going down now… going down….

This is what it looks like when a dam breaks. This is new video from Lexington, about 15 miles west of Columbia.

Source: South Carolina Dam Breaks – The Weather Channel

Kerry Downs Another Vodka Shot As The Last Of Putin’s Security Detail Passes Out – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Now all he has to do is grab their guns and take them all out! LOL

NOVOSINKOVO, RUSSIA—Staring directly into the drooping eyes of the woozy, flushed henchman sitting across from him in the back room of a dimly lit tavern, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly downed another vodka shot Sunday night as the last of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s security detail passed out beside him.

Source: Kerry Downs Another Vodka Shot As The Last Of Putin’s Security Detail Passes Out – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

I would, I would, I would if only I could. That would be fantastic if they would legalize pot in Indiana. I have Polio, Post Polio Syndrome and have had Prostrate Cancer. I really believe smoking pot would help with the pain and if nothing else I’m sure it would at least improve my mood. In the year 2525, if I am still alive, hahaha, maybe it will be legal by  then. Right!!!

Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director September 29, 2015 Patients who possess legal access to cannabis frequently substitute it in place of alcohol and prescription drugs, according to survey data published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators from the University of Victoria in British Columbia assessed the influence of medical marijuana access on other drug-taking behaviors in a cohort of 473 Canadian adults licensed to engage in cannabis therapy. “Substituting cannabis for one or more of alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription drugs was reported by 87 percent of respondents, with 80.3 percent reporting substitution for prescription drugs, 51.7 percent for alcohol, and 32.6 percent for illicit substances,” they reported. Rates of substitution were highest among respondents between the ages of 18 and 40. Patients using cannabis for pain were most likely to use pot as a substitute for prescription drugs. Authors concluded, “The finding that cannabis was substituted for alcohol and illicit substances suggests that the medical use of cannabis may play a harm reduction role in the context of use of these substances, and could have implications for substance use treatment approaches requiring abstinence from cannabis in the process of reducing the use of other substances.” Evaluations of patients enrolled in state-specific medical marijuana programs, including those in Arizona, California, and Rhode Island, yield similar results — finding that patients are particularly likely substitute cannabis for opioids. According to a recently published National Bureau of Economic Research report, states that permit qualified patients to access medical marijuana via dispensaries possess lower rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths as compared to states that do not. An abstract of the study, “Substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, alcohol and other substances among medical cannabis patients: The impact of contextual factors,” appears online here.

Source: Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform