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Prohabition of drugs has been a greater disaster than the attempt to prohibit alcohol consumption.

 

SOLUTION: Legalize marijuana and DECRIMINALIZE the use of all other drugs. The makers, importers, transporters and dealers are still felons, their vicitms are not. Now the junkie can go to the clinics we set up with the money saved by releasing 54% of our prison population (the ones serving time for non-violent drug offences) and get a uniform (no OD) fix that will leave them able to hold a job and continue to support his/her family.

 

This deprives the criminals of $100 BILLION each year, saves taxpayers $31,286 for EACH of the 330,000 non-violent offenders now locked up, saving taxpayers $10.324 BILLION, half of which would provide the clinics and drugs needed to keep those 330,000 citizens productive members of their comunities.

 

Some could continue to use the dealers, but with an alternative legal source selling heroin for $3 for a SAFE fix, or a dose of methadone, I doubt that will happen.

 

Oh yeah, fine every Pharmaceutical firm that makes more than 105% of their last years LEGITIMATE sales of opioids 90% of their total revenues for the year.

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Possibly a good substitute or addition for some of those with chronic pain.

 

So when will the FDA approve it for pain relief?  A large clinical trial is in order according to the NIH.  As in all things medical, standardized proof has to be shown as well as any contraindications or side effects.

 

NIH.gov - June 2017 - Cannabis as a Substitute for Opioid-Based Pain Medication - Patient Self-Repor...

 

Since 23 states now say it works as one of the uses for chronic pain, perhaps one or all of them should ban together to put that proof out there - they could become their own pharmacy providers.

 

Here is the problem with cannabis as a medicine and cannabis as a recreational drug.  One does not support the other in reality. 

 

Can an it be both?  Perhaps that is the rationale that is developing- an over the counter, rather a back behind the counter, so to speak, use for a medical purpose as well as a recreational product, available to anyone for a price for medical help or party down excursion.

 

What happens when a kid needs it for a medical purpose but they can't get it for rec use?  Many people including kids use it now for medical purposes, sometimes compounded to a different format with higher concentrations of some of the components - 

 

So how exactly do you see this coming about for medical use and rec use?

I have tried to think of another product that falls into this category of being both but cannot think of a single one.  A product to treat a medical condition is not usually available for rec use just because of the nature of the compounds.

 

 

 

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But how else????

 

Smoke pot.

 

https://drugabuse.com/legalizing-marijuana-decreases-fatal-opiate-overdoses/

 

Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows

 

 

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We have lots of pain and opioids seem to be the way to alleviate much of it.

But should government dictate how much a patient might need to alleviate their pain rather than their doctor?

 

Yes, sometimes doctors over prescribe.  Sometimes patients get hooked and therir doctors continue the script.  Sometimes these powerful meds get into the hands of others, accidentally or criminally.

 

But in any regards, I do not think this is the manner to control our opioid problem.

But how else????

 

Government just can't fix everything sometimes it is just up to the person to know their pain or the purpose for their opioid use.

 

STAT News 03/06/2018 - Proposed limits to opioid prescriptions draw opposition from docs, patients

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