i smoke and quite a bit and for a few different reasons.
first off and foremost one should have the ability to treat any life long complication with whatever pain relif or just life relief management. (i.e. some people choose to knock back a totti, or have a beer or glass o' wine. with diabetes we all know how much more steps go into drinking with diabetes and the oxidation of the alcohol and due dilligence by us). i find i don't have to do this with pot, although i do have to calculate insulin dosages with any type of 'munchie' i may get but again i calculate insulin a 4 am dizzy from sleep and high blod sugars and can do that just fine and haven't had a problem dosing yet.(i have had dangarous lows from drinking alcohol though, none with pot.)
secondly i am on my feet all day long and on top of just the normal everyday pain in my legs from being in my restaurant 10+ hours a day it helps (not forever just while i am high) so i smoke throughout the day.
what i can't seem to understand is why people still have the 'stoner' image throughout their head, currently i am on the board of directors for our local chamber of commerece, on the special events committee and planning for the city i live in, oh and yet i still find time to work 60 plus hours operating my restaurant......
i smoke because i have a more clear thought process than one whom is drunk i smoke because it elps with the pains my life causes and brings, i smoke because it is a choice that i make to live out the limited days i have left here. life to me is a total of quality versus quantity, a proportionate balance for a full life..
but thirdly i smoke because drugs like lyrica have warning of RECTAL BLEEDING AND DEATH among a host of other warnings. the only warning i have heard with pot is beware o the munchies and less lung capacity. (of which i still free dive and spearfish)....
you have drug companies who push a sythentic herion to deal with pain that has more side affect than what it is dealing with; or an all natural completly trackable plant with thousands and thousands of years of use and NOT ONE DEATH from the actual smoking of pot you can't OD because you fall asleep( i have had 6 friends die of perscription pill od's that addiction is about as bad as crack and that is a site to see a crackhead looking for another fix)
There have been a few DUI accidents involving cheeba although I think that the urge to the couch is a built in (engineered?) safety device?
I would be more intrigued by the medical applications except for the fact that the "pharmacists" I've seen interviewed all look like guys you'd be leery of selling a cup to at a kegger, perhaps partially because of their unhinged blathering during interviews? I have to rush off to the salt mines or I'd find a video.
hey acid i do believe there have been DUI's for cough syrup/ and or lysterine as well.
now while i don't condone operating any heavy machines while under the influence of anything anything can get you high but it is still illegal to get behind and operate a vehcile the act of getting high though is less actionable.
kinda like a book on how to murder someone or be a pedo is legal but once one acts upon those things is when a crime has been committed.
just some food for thought because i don't have to been high to drive, those are poor decisions people make and as with any other DUI should be punished under all applicable safe driving laws. just because you smoke or take a type of medication to help one deal with life doesn't give one the excuse to be negligent or ignorant to the safety of others.
I have avoided this topic because I dislike the judgey, preachy responses. I don't like how a lot of my pot-smoking friends become lazy and irresponsible... but i suspect that is more of a personal issue that directly the pot. I used to smoke A LOT in college (hello, art degree) but stopped after i graduated. I have smoked several times in the last 5 years and it has a very positive effect on helping the nerve pain i have from peripheral neuropathy (diabetes complication) I would be a bigger advocate for medical marijuana or even just for myself if i didn't have to SMOKE it. It's dangerous and crappy and gross to smoke, I'd prefer tea, some sort of pastry or a vaporizer, personally. But yes, i can definitely say it's helped diabetes complication symptoms a couple of times.
It's been decades since I did that and I was type 1 in 1959. I used the herb daily for at least 20 years and never had a problem. There was always the inevitable hunger that descends after a time and I always looked after it in a sane way, like one piece of pizza instead of an entire pie like the rest were pigging out on ha ha!!! I never noticed it affecting my BGs in any way except for getting hungry.
I never ever had a problem but I looked after diabetes at the same time. There was no such thing as a test strips back then so I had to be prepared for anything. I kept a cloth bag filled with cookies and juice hanging from the front door knob because sometimes someone would say, lets walk to the riverbank, and I would grab the bag on my way out the door. Everyone I partied with knew I was diabetic and I instructed them all what to look for and how to treat me for a low. I never in 20 years had to be treated by anyone. BTW I always preferred the solid variety.
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