Taking opioids away and leaving chronic pain sufferers with nothing is completely unnecessary. I was on the Medical Marijuana program while living in Arizona because being allergic to the shunt materials and having an uncontrollable leak for an entire year was excruciating, so I tried just about everything to alleviate the pain. I learned a lot from the dispensary that I didn’t know before because even though marijuana was always around, it wasn’t being studied by large pharmaceutical companies with money to burn. I think we are slowly seeing that change.
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This is still a hot topic. I know I discussed this awhile ago in a past post. I discussed it then more in the context of how
I also have some friends here in the PA area that worked diligently for a few years to get the PA Bill passed.
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Sadly, our politicians don’t seem to get their information anywhere other than the nattering of paid lobbyists, generally with an agenda that has nothing to do with health issues and everything to do with lining somebody’s pockets.
Important articles like this one tend to be read by those of us who are already aware of the severe problems for many people created by many laws enacted by ill-informed politicians – even some who have kids with some of our problems. Petitions help SOMETIMES, but they are rarely enough to get cruel and rotten laws OFF the books. I KNOW – this is not news to you.
If I won the lottery (or somebody would pay all my bills), I would become a mental health lobbyist myself – and I would insist that they have their underlings read some of the blogs of sufferers BEFORE the vote – and I would pay an assistant of my own to publish HOW each politician voted.
We do what we can, right?
(Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
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As always, you have succinctly nailed down what the issues are, and I really can’t add anything without being redundant! Hear, hear.
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God bless you – but since this is an edited “reblog” I can’t really take credit for much beyond a few thoughts and segues, along with formatting for greater readability (headings, indents and more white space!)
I can’t get through those endless-stream-of-words paragraphs without dozing off myself – and I am an *excellent* reader.
I have been pleasantly surprised at the positive reactions this post generated, however. Thanks so much for adding your voice.