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Old 12-03-2018, 12:57 PM   #1
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I just made an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor. Why? Two reasons...

1. I have been taking Ativan for 20 years to assist with sleep. I have now gotten it down to about 1x per week. But still, I would prefer to have a better solution as there are known memory issues with that drug. It does work though. On my medical record it says I have "insomnia" and "mild sleep apnea".

2. My sister just starting taking medical marijuana 6 months ago, and dropped an insane 40 lbs. As it turns out marijuana is known for reductions in weight (google it) and she wasn't even trying -- at all.

I just have to give this a shot.

My state recently made recreational marijuana a thing but it is impossible to get near the dispensaries (due to so many people) and it seems like the medical places have better stock and better options. Also you can buy more.

Has anyone had any experience with it? I am on my own here as I don't want my sister to know I am taking it and I don't want anyone else to.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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Bumping this because I go tomorrow to the doctor.
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Well it went a lot better than I thought. I thought I would have to prove I had a medical condition but wow... there was no serious examination of that. I brought my medical records and honestly, I think he just threw them out. He basically saw himself as educating me one how to begin the process.

Before I even got home I had an e-mail with my certification and I signed up. It did cost a pretty penny but he seemed to indicate I can be reimbursed by my medical insurance. He said I should have a card within 2 weeks.

Unfortunately it is completely overwhelming. He suggested that I either do a creme (with no high) or edibles which I can take a few hours before bed. I can't believe I am doing this. But..
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Hi there.I just now saw your posts.

I am all for medical marijuana.It helps my anxiety(I have PTSD) more than anything else I have tried.I like that I can adjust my dose as needed and can use as little or as much as I need without the fear of ever overdosing.

So have you actually used the stuff yet?Or are you waiting until you receive your card?
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So have you actually used the stuff yet?Or are you waiting until you receive your card?
No, waiting. And actually probably a few weeks after as I plan to go to a dispensary and try it out over the holiday. In case of a bad reaction.
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Itís not legal in my state. But it just became legal as recreational in a state I frequently go to on vacation. My uncle gets it for medical reasons. I was thinking of trying some when I go there in the summer. I just donít know if it will interfere with any of my meds.

Iíve heard it works better then benzos and is safer. Iím not sure if thatís true or not. I think I saw it on a Facebook meme. But I am interested in trying it for my anxiety.
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Iíve heard it works better then benzos and is safer. Iím not sure if thatís true or not. I think I saw it on a Facebook meme. But I am interested in trying it for my anxiety.
Yes. I am not finding my Ativan to be working that well anymore. I had originally thought about not going medical but I thought, no, I don't really want to use it for recreational purposes... I want it for medical ones.

Kind of annoyed I haven't seen my card come through yet. I was told 3-5 days and it has been 5.
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I got my medical marijuana card today. It is the temporary card. I can go to the dispensary right now. WOW... I can't believe it. So fast.

I can't do it right now but if we have xmas eve off I might go then. So excited.
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Your state recently legalized too?


I plan on getting a medical cannabis card soon. I'm well convinced it will help with my difficulties with focusing and my anxiety issues. At least some of the not-so legal cannabis that I used to do used to help me. Only problem is that I have to find a doctor that prescribes it.


As of now, I am limited to a nearby public mental health center, both because I'm low income and without insurance, and because there aren't too many doctors nearby and I don't drive, don't have the time to deal with the crappy public transportation where I live, and don't want to spend $20 on an Uber just to get to a doctor.


If the mental health center cant prescribe it than I'll have to wait it seems.
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Your state recently legalized too?
They recently legalized recreational but things are way too crowded there so I went with Medical which also lets you skip the tax.

Can't wait to start.

But I don't feel like I can share this with anyone i know (including my sister because she is obnoxious about it) so you guys will be hearing it.
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