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  •  My MIL is seriously considering (1+ / 0-)
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    medical marijuana; she's been having trouble sleeping, and the meds she's tried either don't work well enough (she's only been getting 2 hours a sleep a night on average, which means she has no energy to help her caregivers get her up in the morning and to use the bathroom) or they give her nasty side effects or both. She's got one more she's going to try, and if that doesn't work she wants to try medical pot; her doctor has some misgivings (mainly related to his staying employed) but she thinks think he's starting to see her side of things. One of her physical therapists, of all people, has been talking to her about some of the alternate forms of administration, specifically THC-laced lozenges; she figures if she takes one of those before she goes to bed in replacement for one of the mouth drops she uses for dry mouth, it'll be out of her system by the time she gets up the next morning.

    Oh, and she's 80 years old -- I think that's old enough that folks don't have to worry about any sort of "gateway drug" implications.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 11:59:13 PM PDT

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