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W101

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A real first world problem.....
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:06:59 PM »
Don't be in a hurry to reach the golden years.
I went to the local senior think tank at A&W the
other day , and the topic was how Canabis Oil is
 the new geriatric wonder drug?
And if it's legal do what you like .
 My point is the govt is like a street pusher
  get  you hooked than bump up the price .
  The manufacturing of canabinoid products is
  Nearly totally unregulated from a quality perspective .
   There are some studies about kidney problems
    from long term use .
     This is far from over !

https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis/cannabis-health/pot-patients-fear-legalization-will-bump-up-prices/wcm/1a2b6820-4c6a-4ac3-848b-7dcbac2565d0

   
   https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20180507/cbd-oil-all-the-rage-but-is-it-safe-effective

    I have followed WebMed for over 10 years .
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sonny

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Re: A real first world problem.....
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 06:35:12 PM »
I don't know much about cannabis oil but my wife started taking it about two weeks ago.

She has Fibromyalgia and is in constant pain,some days she has a hard time just to walk.Anyway her doc gave her a prescription for Cannabis oil.The CBD oil she is taking doesn't have THC in it so she doesn't get high from the stuff.

So about two weeks later she is walking better and is hurting a lot less so maybe there is something to this cannabis oil after all.
I don't know for sure but if she is in less pain then I say bravo for CBD oil. :) :) :)

She put one drop on my tongue and holy crap does it ever taste nasty. :(

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Re: A real first world problem.....
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 07:07:50 AM »
Nothing wrong with using natural prducts over synthetic. Lots of these products were used for 1000's of years before modern days and it worked.
Many from the old country made hemp oil for cooking, my father said his mother always had hemp oil they grew it in the garden, same as my Babba she was growing it in Edmonton up until the early 60's until she found out what it was. All the old timers say it was by far the best cooking oil. Probly served as medicinal purposes they just didn't know about.
I have nothing against those that even smoke it for pain and get high, big deal. I had no problem with it as a prescription drug, it's the wide use of it that legalization brings that bothers me.
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Re: A real first world problem.....
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 10:09:03 AM »

Old Country Medicine.

It  makes you think of the things our grannies used to cook up for medicine.

Poppies...the kind the mounties were concerned about.

Mustard ... more than just a condiment for the kobasa banger wurst.

Leeches ... more than just a worm to put on the walleye hook....used even in post micro surgery treatment  today.

Poltises ... ditch weeds used to treat bad infections such as nail and barb wire cuts.


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Re: A real first world problem.....
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 12:45:50 PM »
I don't par-take in it, but it has it's place in medicine for sure. I'm just not sure the masses need to be on medicine all the time.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 02:15:33 PM »

Leveraction:

You mean grandpa does not have a little Glenmorangie "heart and rheumatiz medicine" once in a while? ;)

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Re: A real first world problem.....
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 03:13:48 PM »
Good point and true, I guess in time it will be as common as booze was after prohibition. And I must confess, the few guys I knew where hard core users so I may not be as open mined as I could be.  I do like a good scotch now and then for sure.

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Re: A real first world problem.....
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 05:53:39 PM »
Most things in moderation are ok, certainly having the odd puff on a joint is no big deal. Heck I was a teenager in the 80's and a righand most my life,, never ran away from too much. Although I wish I never partook as much as I did, it is what it is. I haven't had a puff  in 20 years probably but make no mistake about it, I smoked my share of the stuff. It's a drug and like any drug whether it be alcohol or pot or prescription drugs they can be habit forming and that's the point where it becomes bad. I just hope we dont turn into a country of stoned morons, well anymore than we are.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 09:00:23 PM »
I am quite indifferent about it, could care less really.  Never smoked it and likely never will.  Tried once and it just made me cough, not a smoker.  Medicine, hmmm, maybe the CBD, but some would have you believe it is a wonder drug for everything.  Proper clinical trials will prove that out.
For some it will be one more thing to spend the money that they don't have on.

Just a couple of factual observations on the whole legal pot thing from me.

- First the hypocrisy of Trudeau's government for doing it.  He claims it will keep pot out of the hands of minors and that is the main reason they legalized it.  Seriously, if anyone believes that they are already stoned.  It was for vote buying and a tax grab, no more no less.

- Second the hypocrisy of the legal grow ops and how the government regulated and ran them.  All grown indoors with powered light and heat.  How green is that Mr. Trudeau?  Isn't contributing your evil global warming rhetoric?  For eons, farmers have grown their crops outside under the sun.

- Third, I won't be able to tell if there is a real skunk around anymore or if it is just some pothead toking it up.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2018, 10:06:27 PM »
Haha, let me pretend that I am a greenie and hit Trudeau with this.  Where is Elizabeth May on this?  Likely drunk or stoned is my guess.  ;D

Legal Marijuana In Canada Isn't So Green For The Environment, Experts Warn Feds
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/01/09/legal-marijuana-in-canada-isnt-so-green-for-the-environment-experts-warn-feds_a_23328617/
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 10:28:19 PM »
Well I was 16 years old in 1969 so I'd be a liar if I said I never smoked the evil heathen devil weed. ;D

Back then an ounce of home grown sold for $15,yes I said an ounce.lol

But I was never a heavy user.I was more of the " a friend with weed is a friend indeed" kinda guy. lol

It's been about 30 years since my last toke and the way my lungs are I may never smoke it again. ;)



I'll wait for the edibles to come out. ;D ;D