Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:27:39 PM
Just because you're a board certified physician doesn`t mean you`re God. I know plenty of people in the medical community, having worked in it for 5 years now, who can`t think for themselves and so they spew whatever the AMA and CDC tells them.
Friday, May 18, 2012 7:08:55 PM
I like reading the comments here attacking Dr Drew. It's kind of funny. I mean, he`s a board certified physician who has been an addiction medicine specialist and running a clinic for decades, and you guys are... what? Grocery baggers? Maybe a few of you have a two year degree? Guess what, he deals with people addicted to substances, marijuana included, every single day. He`s not against pot use, but he understands, unlike a lot of you, that some people simply can`t handle it. So instead of seeing or hearing someone with a less than fanatic devotion to supporting marijuana and immediately spewing vitriol, take a minute and do some research for your own sake.
Friday, May 18, 2012 4:05:19 PM
I've had migraines since I was six years old, and I`m now twenty.
I`ve been on Tylenol 3s, Tylenol 4s, percoset, oxycontin, vicodin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine, and fentanyl over the years and none of them helped. In fact, it just made me a prescription drug junkie.
My mom had actually suggested I smoke a bit of pot whenever I have a migraine. And it works. I`ve been doing this for about six months now and it has never failed to get rid of my migraines, no matter how strong they may be. So for me, weed has been my lifesaver really.
Your story is similar to mine except I continue to smoke weed because I can still manage to take care of my kids perfectly fine with it. However, I have never, and will never, done coke, heroin, acid, shrooms, crack, etc. I have no interest in it. Quite frankly, I can't consume alcohol. I`m allergic to it and hate the fact that I have a hangover within a couple hours of my first drink. Weed is that outlet.
As of now I don`t smoke because I`m trying for a 3rd kid. I quit without a problem, just like every other time I`ve stopped using weed. And just so people are aware, I stopped using weed for multitudes of reasons that do not involve wanting to stop smoking. It was usually for a more important reason like finding a job, trying to filter out my sperm, or not having any.
Friday, May 18, 2012 7:28:21 AM
But when people say no one has ever died of it, I'm sorry. That`s wrong. Extreme cases, but it has happened. Untrue. I challenge you to find even one example of someone dying from marijuana use alone and nothing else. Any deaths attributed to weed are due to things like driving while high, or the pot being laced with a worse drug. But I sense that your point is that even *if* it caused a few deaths, that number would be orders of magnitude less than deaths from anything else.