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theres nothing wrong with pot !! its better then booze !!
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All things in moderation a wise man told me, My Grandfather.
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Good I was on opioids and finally got myself of them and seeked Medical Marijuana thank God for and Mother Nature for letting it grow.
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Glad you got off the opiates, that is a big win for you and deserve recognition. I hope you can make it work long term without them. Truly a death sentence. If medical pot works for you, that sounds like a better option. While I have no involvement, I am watching the farming scene here in Oregon and some bumps in the road but overall its going well, Pumping tons of money into the tax base, hopefully used where needed (I am cynical about govt, I will just say that) the boom to our economy and employment is excellent, and taking it out of the hands of criminals. Best of all, despite problems in the marketplace, farmers are reaping higher yields per acre for revenue at a time farmers over all need all the help they can get. So if its ALSO helping people like yourself, all the better! Be well!
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bro your criminals are the no good va !!! they are no good liars making easy money ! and i should quit telling you vets what all i know cause they are going to have the fbi at my house but i will tell them like i think of va employees GET FUNKED !!
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One of the comments about the above article is interesting, Worth a read.

" To believe even for a moment that the VA is capable of producing any study on Marijuana that is un-Biased is truly foolish. As a matter of fact, the VA is totally incapable of doing any investigational studies without Biases. That includes pharma studies, medical device studies and any health studies.

To show just how biased the VA is when it comes to Cannabis. A quick review of one of the VA’s, self-published, resent study on Cannabis completed at Portland VAMC clearly shows just how biased they can get.

In the Portland study they relied on previous published materials and did not rely on new studies using Veterans. Out of more than 10,875 English language studies they reviewed. They chose to limit the data they used to complete their study to data from 12 prior VA systematic reviews and 48 primary studies.

Besides hand picking studies to include to obtain the VA’s desired results there are a number of other problems that really jump out at this reader.

1.) The VA’s research study was self-published by the VA on their website because it could not pass the peer review process it needed to be accepted for publication by any Scientific Journal.

2.) The VA’s research study did not include any reference section showing what studies they chose to use in completing their biased study.

3.) The VA only used 12 prior VA systematic reviews and 48 primary studies to archive their desired “biased” results in their study. Which they claim showed that there was little if any pain relief or relief of symptoms of PTSD.
a.) They even state the following regarding the few pain studies they limited their investigation to; “We found low-strength evidence that cannabis preparations with precisely defined THC:CBD content (most in a 1:1 to 2:1 ratio) have the potential to improve neuropathic pain but insufficient evidence in other patient populations. Most studies are small, many have methodologic flaws, and the long-term effects are unclear given the brief follow -up duration of most studies.
b.) Out of the 10,875 studies they chose to use only 12 prior VA reviews and 48 studies to archive their desired biased results. Although a search of PubMed using the terms “Cannabis” and “PTSD” results in listing 155 articles published in Scientific Journals which support the use of Cannabis. The VA only used two studies to limit their results on PTSD. The results they published are: “We found insufficient evidence examining the effects of cannabis in patients with PTSD. We found 2 observational studies comparing outcomes in cannabis users to a control group that had not used cannabis; cannabis use was not associated with improved outcomes in either study.”

4.) In regards to the studies they chose to declare Cannabis use as harmful. They include studies on users who are injecting marijuana directly into the blood stream. To quote the VA; “Emerging Harms, Chronic cannabis use has been associated with a severe form of cyclic vomiting called the cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. There have also been reports of serious infectious diseases including aspergillosis and tuberculosis associated with smoked cannabis, and a severe acute illness associated with intravenous cannabis use.

Sources:

Scientific Community Pushes Back Against V.A.’s Latest “Worthless” Medical Marijuana Studies
by Mike Adams | NEWS | Aug 22, 2017
https://merryjane.com/news/scientific-community-pushes-back-against-worthless-va-mmj-studies

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When the VA lies to Congress about medical marijuana, it lies to our wounded warriors
John Hudak, Brookings Institute, January 16, 2018
https://www.brookings.edu/research/when-the-va-lies-to-congress-about-medical-marijuana-it-lies-to-our-wounded-warriors/

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Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service
Evidence-based Synthesis Program Benefits and Harms of Cannabis in Chronic Pain or Post -traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review
August 2017
https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/cannabis-exec.pdf
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PFC Joe Fugo
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the idiot doctors at the va say i am breaking the federal law because i smoke a little bit of pot ? i tell them where was the federal law when this govt sprayed their own men with agent orange ?? they quit talking then !! thats the way i like it.
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PFC Joe Fugo - My buddy went in for a physical for his business insurance. Doctor lectured him about smoking cigarettes. (I agree, dont smoke) But Gordy is one of those indestructible Norwegians, will live to a ripe old age. Gordy get fed up and said..."Listen up Fatso! Lets race around the block and first one back here gets to tell the other one what to do!" Dr says I guess we are done here.
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oh yeh when you put the idiots in their place they make you out to be the bad guy !!! well i will stay the bad guy. cant stand the MFs !!!!!
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