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Medical Canabis

Came across a couple of links this morning. Thought I'd pass along. I don't personally inhale, vape or use a CBD oil. I tried the oil for about 6 weeks with no noticeable changes. I was hoping for symptom relief not pain relief. A friend of mine used the CBD and was off pain killers for her back pain in about 2 months with no "high."

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CalfeeChick I love this😊 And seriously feel that people should have the right to use what works. *With there healthcare team!*

I already suggested it to mine😁 an I just get a funny look. So thinking it'sa no.🤔 🙁😂🤣

J 🌠

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Jesmcd2 you can buy the CBD oil on Amazon. That's where my friend gets it. My husband has a medical Marijuana card, so he can get what he needs to help with his very serious glaucoma. Trying to save vision in right eye which already has blind spot. He's already had 2 surgeries and will be looking at another in March if pressure doesn't go down by then. He uses a vapor pen, no odor and no one can really tell. Marijuana is legal in California, but not in all counties. Very regulated and big taxes to benefit the state. He also has a set of eye drops that he has to put in eyes many times a day.

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My husband bought me an expensive vaporizer when I got sick. I use that and some of the edibles (everything has to have dosage and lab results, I take super small amounts). I didn't smoke (or eat it) before I got sick. It's taken some trial and error on my part. There's many that have 50/50 CDB/THC that doesn't get you high but relieves pain and inflammation much better then CBD alone. I'm in Oregon and very lucky that I have access to anything that I need. There was a really good article in the Oregonian not long ago that I'll link below. In retirement, a family of MD's have decided to help people traverse the problems of medical marijuana (finding out how much and what to take). Thanks for the article CalfeeChick !

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Thanks, my wife has just started to experiment with CBD oil to get away from opioids 🤷🏼‍♂️ Really hope this works out for her as long term health would be better 👍🙏🐾🙏🐕 Ken

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I ended up taking a couple narcotics last night and today, I remembered (again!) why I hate taking them. They get rid of the pain for a few hours but then it comes back, plus you have a hangover. THC/CBD is MUCH better. Although, with severe pain, it can be hard to get relief. I wish your wife well <3

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I guess I am very fortunate so far. I have extremely uncomfortable times, but really only have pain with the spasticity spasms. Not the level of pain many of you experience. The Baclofen has really helped lessen the discomfort level. Pain to me is associated with back surgery, knee replacement. Breaking bones in accidents. That's pain to me. I will post soon how my kitty woke me up the other night.

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All of it is illegal in Tennessee.

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Bummer!

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It became legal in MN a couple years ago but we can’t afford it. The program is a disaster. My pain clinic would certify me but they make it impossible to try anything (before going thru the hassle of getting into the program) by their drug contract and UAs. -Kris

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That's too bad! It's cheap here but everything is legal here, recreation and medical.

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It (cannabis) helps with spasticity and pain relief. And depending on what is being used also with mood and sleep.

As far as MS symptoms, per se... balance or gait correction... No. it won’t effect symptoms of the actual disease. Only management of what we deal with as a result of the Disease.

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Correct! ItsChris I tried the CBD oil drops under the tongue and received no benefit. I've never been one to smoke, or use a vape pen. I don't like the "High." Tried it in a brownie long time ago and didn't have a good experience. My numbness/tingling has never stopped. Just varies in its intensity. My most recent problems are with Spasticity. Doc has increase Baclfen dosage.

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I can understand why the brownie freaked you out. Edibles, when uncontrolled doses are present or the consumer isn’t familiar or inexperienced...

Can really cause an anxiety ridden, panic experience. Super high amount of THC can hit many people with paranoia and edibles are interesting because it requires a solid 1h30m after ingestion to begin to take toll - so people become impatient or fear the piece they ate was bunk (pretty much for any oral form) And it metabolizes slower so the effects last longer so then a compounding dose occurs. Luckily you literally can’t OD. People eventually get tired and zonk out and sleep.

Anyway, I prefer to be cognitive also. So I vape low THC. I used to make tinctures but vape handles if you wish to be discreet now. I keep Marinol on hand as a backup and it works well for spasticity, but it is mainly synthetic THC and I find the entire medication experience for Me not as satisfying as the natural and complete herb.

Cannabis has many Cannabinoids present - which have been classified into 10 groups which activate receptors in the ECS - endogenous cannabidoid system. Yes, the body system was named accordingly because it was the study of cannabis and cannabinoids that lead to their discovery. Read up on CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. CB1 expression in the central nervous system CB2 in the expression of immune cells in regulating inflammation and function.

Interesting combination, isn’t it?

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I didn't think CBD was worth a thing. My neighbor makes her own because she doesn't inhale, either. Inhaling ain't so bad.

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