Tuesday, October 09, 2007



One of the most despicable, asinine dilemmas facing our freedoms today. Why can't people who live their lives in pain get a drug that helps them to live comfortably and pain free? It absolutely makes no sense at all! It must be a matter of money... most things in our government that make no sense seems to have a money condition tied to it. No one can tell me that the pharmaceutical lobbies are not pressuring Congress to ban legalization of medical marijuana... We are not a nation of freedoms, we are a nation of lobbies and they dictate what we can or cannot do under the law. How very sad! thinkingblue

Thank goodness chronic pain is covered by the Oregon medical marijuana law. So many of us suffer chronic pain, pain management has become an industry, a specialty unto itself & highly lucrative to Big-Pharma.
But a rebellion has begun by pain patients with too many years experience with Vicodin, Phentenal patches, Oxycodone-Oxycontin, morphine pumps and the most insidious, in my opinion, possibly the most addicting pain management pill, Methadone. Methadone is the favored (cheapest at about 5 cents a pill, vice Oxycodone $4 bucks a pill) addictor-pain manager available.
I talk to patients every day that say these drugs, are ruining their lives with the lousy side effects, causing problems in their family relationships, ruining their bodies, having to process the chemicals. Then they tell me the drugs are not working, or no longer working. They tell me they don't want to put chemicals in their bodies anymore or ever again. They tell me that their doctors won't seem to listen when they say, "No more vicodin. It makes me sick." "No more morphine or methadone, I don't want to be addicted any more." http://dondupay.typepad.com/my_weblog/medical_marijuana_issues/index.html
The New England Journal of Medicine has called the federal ban on medical marijuana "misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane." A 1999 report by the federal Institute of Medicine concluded, "Scientific data indicate the potential therapeutic value of cannabinoid drugs for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation."

It's true that actual arrests of patients are rare. But that's often little consolation. Consider the case of Angel Raich, a California cancer victim whose marijuana was confiscated in a federal drug raid.

When she challenged the federal law, an appeals court ruled against her. But the court also had to acknowledge, "Raich's physician presented uncontroverted evidence that Raich 'cannot be without cannabis as medicine' because she would quickly suffer 'precipitous medical deterioration' and 'could very well die.' " Said the court, "All medical evidence in the record suggests that, if Raich were to stop using marijuana, the acute chronic pain and wasting disorders would immediately resume." http://www.propeller.com/viewstory/2007/10/08/the-truth-about-medical-marijuana/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reason.com%2Fnews%2Fshow%2F122861.html&frame=true

A response to Barry who is featured in the video http://rl.tv/OurShows/Viewpoint/tabid/598/Default.aspx

Thanks Barry, for sending me that video... I want to try and circulate the information about medical marijuana and try to spread the word how ridiculous this law is... Please go to this link http://clipmarks.com/clipper/thinkingblue/ and view my clipmark WHY THE HELL IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AGAINST THE LAW? and my comments. Let's hope more and more people will become outraged at this restriction our government places on people who are suffering and in need of relief. An antidote for their pain, that is available but laws prevent them from obtaining this relief legally turning them into criminals. thinkingblue

Now view Mitt Romney's coldness towards a constituent who uses Medical Marijuana; OCTOBER 07, 2007 CNN

clipped from rl.tv

Viewpoint investigates the relationship between seniors living with chronic pain and their choice to use medical marijuana to alleviate their constant discomfort.

We hear from voices on all sides of this issue - seniors who smoke marijuana to ease their pain; a medical marijuana dispensary in California; the White House office of drug control policy; and a prominent member of Congress - all of whom agree that when it comes to the issue of medical marijuana, there are no easy answers.


August 7, 2007

Poll update. After one week, 65 people have responded to our
poll. Of those 65 people, only one did not support the legalization of medical

July 30, 2007

Don, the operator of the legal California
medical marijuana dispensary profiled by Viewpoint, has been forced to close his
facility. You can see pictures of the raid here.

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