Medical Marijuana Patients Open With Their Doctors

Medical Marijuana Patients Open With Their Doctors
Posted by FoM on May 07, 1999 at 10:07:49 PT
Source: NORML
Nimblin, New South Wales Patients who use medical marijuana regularly discuss their use with their doctors, according to a recent survey reported by the Australian Associated Press. 
  "This shows that general practitioners don't fly into a rage and chuck people out of their room when a patient talks about cannabis use," said researcher David Helliwell, who authored the survey.   Helliwell analyzed responses from more than 200 medical marijuana users from Australia and overseas. He found that 63 percent of respondents had discussed their medical marijuana use with a health worker, and 50 percent had spoken to their local doctor. Patients in the survey reported using marijuana to treat conditions like nausea, chronic pain, muscle spasms, digestive disorders, glaucoma, AIDS wasting syndrome, depression, and pre-menstrual tension.   A previous survey of AIDS specialists conducted by South Australia Drug and Alcohol Services Council found that 85 percent of them were aware of their patients medical marijuana use.   For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre or Paul Armentano of The NORML Foundation   (202) 483-8751. 
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Comment #7 posted by Israel on July 11, 2001 at 14:29:48 PT:
Weed in relation to sex.
I have been smoking for about a year now, but not on a daily routine.I am seventeen, the other day while having sex I lost my erection and could not regain it. Iwanted to know could this be because of my occasional use of weed, and if so what should I do? Please help me!!!
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Comment #6 posted by Virginia on July 09, 2001 at 11:51:01 PT:
drs who prescribe
i don't know of any but if you find out could you let me know as well too
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Comment #5 posted by D donaghy on May 24, 2001 at 15:13:55 PT:
pre menstrual tension
I need to know if cannabis would help alleviate violent mood swings during menstruation. Before my wife kills me.
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Comment #4 posted by matt klingler on August 28, 2000 at 18:57:38 PT:
drs sho prescribe
any one know any bay area drs who are willing to prescribe med marijuana
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Comment #3 posted by Jenn on August 04, 2000 at 11:27:38 PT
Driving and weed
Driving while stoned....reflexes are tend to drive a lot slower than normal...occasionally stopping in places there is no need to stop at....drives seem a little longer and sometimes it can create anxiety and of the side effects of weed....all in all...not too bad to drive...just be careful where yout head also plays a part in the style you would be driving while stoned....just my experience.....I'm not an advocate of drinving under the influence be to answer your question careful!
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Comment #2 posted by nyall on April 26, 2000 at 06:08:27 PT:
driving and weed
Id lile to ask what the subjective effects of cannabis are whilst driving? Has anyone personally experienced traffic violations or acidemnts whilst driving, or are the feelings of road rage fo example made more extreme by cannabis use or are they dulled? I'd love to hear from someone with answers to these questions
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Comment #1 posted by Brett L. on August 10, 1999 at 15:28:39 PT:
Positive Acedemic Results
I am a 41 year young disabled veteran attending technical college. The VA doctor shoved Zoloft at me to relieveanxiety and depression. I found that the Zoloft was OK unless I missed a dose. Then I became enraged at the least of problems. I also suffered from sleep disorders and panic attacks which never occured before. I weened myself off the Zoloft and "relapsed" into occaisional pot use. I am happy to report that I had an acedemic standing of 4.0! My symptoms have diminished to a tolerable level and I stillhave plenty of energy! I believe however, that Zoloft has caused an even greater impediment to my already suffering mathematic talents as I am having much difficulty with math even at a basic level!!??
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