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24 November 2017 @ 08:04 am
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Yetanother study says cannabis can enable pain sufferers to drastically reduce opiate consumption. Responsible scientists call for further tests. DFHs wonder if it is finally time to abandon Ritually Unclean as a medical category.

Actual apology, with restitution.

Thanx to [personal profile] andrewducker
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Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on November 24th, 2017 05:36 pm (UTC)
Very appropriate apology; that was well done of him.

It's so nice that yet another study confirms what everyone with personal experience has known right along: pot is WAY better for chronic pain than opioids. Opioids are only good for short-term acute pain, like post-surgery or a broken bone; the longer they're taken, the higher dose it takes to give any relief. People can't lead any sort of normal life on such high doses; they can only sit or lay around with their brains full of molasses.

The great things about cannabis for chronic pain are, first, that it actually does work, and keeps on working even after decades of daily use. Second, that with regular use it stops getting you high, so you can lead a normal and productive life. Third, if you want to stop, you can just stop; no withdrawal symptoms. Fourth, you can't kill yourself with it, either accidentally or on purpose. Fifth, it's not difficult or expensive to grow as much as you need at home.

It's great for responsible scientists to be calling for further tests, but meanwhile the rest of us responsible citizens ought to be telling our Congress-critters to repeal the senseless and expensive Federal prohibition on this useful, non-toxic medicinal plant.