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    Quote Originally Posted by Theend View Post
    Oh no doubt. But fatal overdoses like you see from cocaine, heroine, meth, alcohol or opiods? Not even once. Yet out of all of those only heroin and meth are also classified under Schedule I. Alcohol you can by from any grocery store and opiods any pharmacy provided you have a prescription.

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    That huffington post article's a joke, @Theend. On a microscopic level, cannabinoids found in cannabis have been observed time and again(mostly in countries such as The Netherlands, Spain and Israel) to work great against various illnesses/diseases such as cancer and epilepsy. Opiods, especially pills, are completely synthetic and really, they're just made to temporarily quell whatever illness/disease they're prescribed for..They're never made to cure anything because then companies like Merck and Pfizer would go outta business. Not to mention that pills eat away at your organs and intestines anyway, along with possibly shutting down your nervous system, making your trachea close up, etc which is another reason why I don't take any pills.

    I found the results of an epilepsy survey done in Australia earlier this year. I'll copy/paste it below.

    Date:
    March 9, 2017
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    Summary:
    The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures. The study showed that of those with a history of cannabis product use, 90 per cent of adults and 71 per cent of parents of children with epilepsy reported success in managing seizures after commencing using cannabis products.

    People with epilepsy resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled.

    The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures.

    The study showed that of those with a history of cannabis product use, 90 per cent of adults and 71 per cent of parents of children with epilepsy reported success in managing seizures after commencing using cannabis products.

    Published in Epilepsy & Behaviour, the Epilepsy Action Australia study, in partnership with The Lambert Initiative at the University of Sydney, surveyed 976 respondents to examine cannabis use in people with epilepsy, reasons for use, and any perceived benefits self-reported by consumers (or their carers).

    The survey revealed:

    * 15 per cent of adults with epilepsy and 13 per cent of parents/guardians of children with epilepsy were currently using, or had previously used, cannabis products to treat epilepsy.

    * Across all respondents, the main reasons for trying cannabis products were to manage treatment-resistant epilepsy and to obtain a more favourable side-effect profile compared to standard antiepileptic drugs.

    * The number of past antiepileptic drugs was a significant predictor of medicinal cannabis use in both adults and children with epilepsy.

    "This survey provides insight into the use of cannabis products for epilepsy, in particular some of the likely factors influencing use, as well as novel insights into the experiences of and attitudes towards medicinal cannabis in people with epilepsy in the Australian community," said lead author Anastasia Suraev from The Lambert Initiative.

    "Despite the limitations of a retrospective online survey, we cannot ignore that a significant proportion of adults and children with epilepsy are using cannabis-based products in Australia, and many are self-reporting considerable benefits to their condition.

    "More systematic clinical studies are urgently needed to help us better understand the role of cannabinoids in epilepsy," she said.

    Co-author of the paper Carol Ireland, CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia, who was recently appointed to the Australian Government's new Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, said: "Cannabis products are often what people turn to when they have been unable to control their epilepsy with conventional medication."

    "This highlights a growing need to educate consumers and health professionals on the use of cannabis by people with epilepsy, and to provide safe and timely access to cannabinoid medicine in order to lessen people's reliance on illicit black market products" she said.

    source link-https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0309120525.htm

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    Soulblazed, as an epileptic I find that post completely insulting. Just because I am epileptic that doesn't mean I should resort to becoming a pothead.
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    Where does that article talk about becoming a pothead, hyperbole much?

    There are clearly medical benefits. It's proven to help with epileptic seizures and as shown recently in the media it's helped people that suffer from PTSD. No-one is saying sit on your ass and get stoned, what's being said is that there are benefits to medical marijuana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ Wyoming View Post
    Soulblazed, as an epileptic I find that post completely insulting. Just because I am epileptic that doesn't mean I should resort to becoming a pothead.
    That your choice. Why should other epileptics be denied a potential treatment for their condition?

    It makes no sense.

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    Ohh @TJ Wyoming...You're already pissed over nothing..Obviously you'll probably stick to whatever government-made drugs you're using for your epilepsy but nonetheless..Since you do have epilepsy, why don't you legitimately study how cannabis works against epilepsy? It's really quite fascinating. Take this video for instance. Just watch it. It's basically this ER doctor talking about his epileptic daughter and how cannabis saved her life after he was stubborn about cannabis for a long time. His daughter uses a cannabis tincture which you could easily use as well. At 55 seconds into the video, look at that quick list to see how many of those drugs are drugs you take for your epilepsy.


    I also know an ex roomate who's epileptic. He's my age, he walks with a cane now and for many years he's been using multiple types of cannabis, from edibles, hashish, tinctures, Rick Simpson Oil, drinks, joints, etc and it's all helped control his epilepsy way better than the government drugs he's been prescribed. I've known him since 2009 and still keep in touch with him on Facebook. I'm glad he's doing better these days.

    Lastly, at of all sites epilepsy.com, there's a huge section on medical cannabis and how it's helpful against epilepsy. Read this link-
    http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treati...a-and-epilepsy
    @Oncall I haven't seen that segment til just now when I read your post...Thanks for mentioning that...It was funny yet real informative. For anyone who hasn't seen this, by all means watch it

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/support-...all-time-high/

    Too bad Big Pharma and the Prison Industries will prevent it even if it reached 90%...

    Can't get in the way of profits and legal slavery.

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    You guys make it sound like epileptics are taking a drugstore worth of medications. I'm on one med. I take 1 pill twice a day. That's it and I haven't had a seizure since I started it
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    you should really trade your drug for another drug. that way you support the popular confirmation bias.

    Before medicating with marijuana you may want to check with your doctor to see if marijuana is safe for you.

    http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama...article/211301

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...poisoning.html

    http://www.amenclinics.com/blog/amen...od-flow-brain/


    and keep it away from your dog. it can kill your dog.

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    People should really look into Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. Even fucking High Times wrote on this, yet people still are acting like two hits of a weed are recommended by the FDA as part of a balanced breakfast.

    And surely the Journal of the American Medical Association is nowhere near as trustworthy as Huffpost bloggers or people on youtube.


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    Can anyone tell me about 'Shatter'? Apparently, it's an oil that is sheet like and referred to 'super pot' as it contains 80-90% THC. I'm finding very conflicting reports online and not much of anything overall. It seems to be the new drug of choice here and I've just found out my daughter is using it as well as my nieces.

    I am open minded about pot being used for medicinal purposes and I really don't care if you choose to do it but as it's my daughter I am trying to learn all I can about it considering it's very hard for me to remain open minded when it involves her and as I've never even tried pot or any other drug.

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    Shatter is the hardened form of marijuana oil basically. You can vape it and legality in the US is all over so kids are into it. In general people are moving away from smoking the plant to the oil.

    http://hightimes.com/grow/shatter-vs...he-difference/

    Also now that science is entering into the weed growing game, High Times is really picking up it's quality and should be the first place to check to marijuana issues.


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    @iron maiden shatter is(as the link Engel gave out) a highly concentrated form of cannabis that usually has around 80% THC in it on average, as you've stated. There's also other cannabinoids mixed in, such as CBD(maybe you've heard of that cannabinoid, it's especially effective against epilepsy). Shatter should basically be put in the freezer for around 40 minutes after it's purchased. Since it's usually in a plastic canister, after taking it out, you (not harshly) hit the side of the canister twice against a countertop in the kitchen, for instance. That resulting impact causes the shatter to break apart into smaller pieces. Shatter's actually not oil-like, but it's solid and usually with a few big pieces stuck together, which can be broken apart into smaller pieces.

    I usually smoke the shatter mixed in with actual weed, which to me is a good combination. You don't need to take a lot of hits in a row to get a good high going, plus medicinally, I've found smoking shatter's good against indigestion and pain. I think you should show your daughter that hightimes.com link Engel gave out, since it's a real informative link...Also, just basically tell her the facts I've given you as well, just so she knows what she's smoking.

    By the way, since you stated you've never ever tried weed in your life, maybe you and your daughter should sit down and smoke a joint together, at some point? It really might put things in perspective in terms of not only demystifying weed for you, since you have no experience using it but also it'd let your daughter know that she can continue to smoke shatter, but obviously tell her that she really doesn't need to smoke that much of it at one time to get high anyway. I'm bringing this up because growing up, I smoked weed with my step mom and step brother plenty of times and it was one of our family bonding rituals we ended up having, which in the end turned out for the best. Hence, give it a try.

    Lastly, even though you didn't bring it up, I'll state this-there's really nothing to worry about in terms of "what if she smokes too much shatter?". It'd be the same result as if she smoked a good 4 joints in a row-she'd probably be calm and giggly and then just conk out for a good 10 hours or so and wake up refreshed.

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    Want pot abused in your state. Legalize it.
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