GOI: Ask Mitt Anything my ass. Ask Mitt Anything--and be ignored. His non answer speaks volumes, he would arrest that man for easing his pain by using medicinal marijuana.
He's a coward for not saying that to this man's face. It's easy to sit there and condemn people for seeking pain relief from marijuana but when you have to look them in the face, these gutless scoundrels are left speechless and slink away. They don't want to have to worry their pretty little minds with images of people wasting away in wheel-chairs throwing up from re-actions to "accepted" pain medications.
I know for a fact that medicinal marijuana works wonders for people. I myself have used it many times when faced with the flu and stopping vomiting long enough to enable me to take all the meds that I have to take daily. And don't tell me to just take pepto because that stuff doesn't even touch the nausea and in fact often makes me even more sick!!
Then there are times when I forget to take one of my medications the night before and the next day I get violently sick, throwing up constantly from withdrawals. On those occasions I can not keep my meds down and the longer I go without my meds the greater my chance of having to be hospitalized. That being said, marijuana stops that down-ward spiral by allowing me, again, to keep my medicine down. It calms my stomach better then anything I've tried before and I've tried everything. And not only does it calm the stomach but it increases appetite which is vital for AIDS and cancer patients to name only two examples.
Also, I am one of those people that can not handle prescribed pain pills, I throw up every. time. However, when I smoke marijuana in conjunction with taking the pain pills then I am able to keep them down.
And I know many, many people who smoke marijuana for stomach ailments and some pain conditions and that includes people who are highly trained professionals who are not "stoners" in the least.
These prohibition nuts are all in the pocket of the drug companies who push drugs that are often worse for your body then marijuana.
It is beyond time that we stop criminalizing the terminally ill for using marijuana to ease their suffering. In fact, I think marijuana should be legalized period. It is clearly less of a problem then both tobacco and alcohol.
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