Southern Oregon leads state in medical marijuana cards

Dec 11, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KMTR-TV

It could cost him his crop, even if it's behind a 6-foot electric fence. And Not Frank isn't completely legal himself.

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turtle

Lebanon, OR

#42 Oct 29, 2011
turtle wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. It's misused.

Unfortunately I see those who are fine except for their minds while those who are really really ill can't get help.
Ommp n proud

Miami, FL

#43 Jan 10, 2012
molarsaur wrote:
If it is truly "medical" then have a doc actually write a prescription and get your POT patch at the pharmacy. From the very beginning, medical marijuana has been a thinly disguised attempt to legitimize and legalize maijuana for recreational use. There are over 9,000 people in the Rogue Valley with medical marijuana cards. I thought it was for those suffering from cancer therapy or overwhelming pain. No way we have 9,000 people in the valley with that level of need.
There are 190,000 people in the valley dumb ass. That's around 5% of ppl. There are 10,000 glaucoma patients in the valley. Probably 3,000 of those smoke. The nicotine patches dnt wrk , so it'd the pp will
Eric

Hillsboro, OR

#44 Feb 19, 2012
GP Resident wrote:
Marijuana should be illegal. If people feel it should be used for medical issues, it should be dispensed like other dangerous drugs through an accredited pharmacy.
Why would you take "dangerous" drugs?
jimbad

Crescent City, CA

#45 Feb 27, 2012
Hobo Junction has always been known as a growers paradise, why stop it now? because they can't, they will never stop something that is profitable, there aren't enough law enforcement in the whole country to stop it, the state must legalize it,market it and profit.......
true

Sydney, Australia

#46 Mar 23, 2012
agreed2563
Dysfunction Junction

Myrtle Creek, OR

#47 Apr 18, 2012
GP Resident wrote:
Marijuana should be illegal. If people feel it should be used for medical issues, it should be dispensed like other dangerous drugs through an accredited pharmacy.
Before this Program I was bed ridden from an on-the-job Firefighting Injury in 1987 & on 8 40mg Oxycontins a day with little pain relief & no life aside from waiting in bed to die, in 1996 my doctor now head of Jo. & Jackson Counties Health Dept. suggested I try ingesting Medical Marijuana for Pain Management, so I reluctantly tried it, Wow, now with this powerful pain reliever I now am free of Oxycontin and that damn bed all thanks to a simple weed, a plant not some chemical concoction whipped up by some FDA approved Mad Scientist. I myself love growing my own medicine, I pay for it and not welfare or insurance, if we hand our medicine over to pharmacies it will be expensive and most insurance companies will not pay for it but they will pay for Oxycontins so back to our death bed allot of us will go because of those who are uneducated or uninformed about this Medicine from GOD and want it outlawed, if you were in pain or had Cancer you'd understand. BOOZE & TOBACCO ARE FAR WORSE & MORE DANGEROUS and can be bought everywhere and by most anyone including kids, if you want to help folks out, outlaw BOOZE & TOBACCO they are the real killers.
turtle

Long Beach, WA

#48 Aug 5, 2012
Dysfunction Junction wrote:
<quoted text>Before this Program I was bed ridden from an on-the-job Firefighting Injury in 1987 & on 8 40mg Oxycontins a day with little pain relief & no life aside from waiting in bed to die, in 1996 my doctor now head of Jo. & Jackson Counties Health Dept. suggested I try ingesting Medical Marijuana for Pain Management, so I reluctantly tried it, Wow, now with this powerful pain reliever I now am free of Oxycontin and that damn bed all thanks to a simple weed, a plant not some chemical concoction whipped up by some FDA approved Mad Scientist. I myself love growing my own medicine, I pay for it and not welfare or insurance, if we hand our medicine over to pharmacies it will be expensive and most insurance companies will not pay for it but they will pay for Oxycontins so back to our death bed allot of us will go because of those who are uneducated or uninformed about this Medicine from GOD and want it outlawed, if you were in pain or had Cancer you'd understand. BOOZE & TOBACCO ARE FAR WORSE & MORE DANGEROUS and can be bought everywhere and by most anyone including kids, if you want to help folks out, outlaw BOOZE & TOBACCO they are the real killers.
It seems that most of those who think its bad is because of the REAL subsets of it. Some people don't know how stupid they look when the run around yet claim they NEED it. Leave it for the people who are SO sick, REALLY sick. Good for u dysfunction junction. Glad it helped you. You needed it. Many don't .

Since: Jun 12

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#49 Aug 8, 2012
Karenopa wrote:
Well...this explains why there's nowhere to go here and not run into a miserable, stupid pothead!!! Come on people...our parents and their parents used aspirin and tylenol for pain. All these potheads really irk me....they can't think straight, finish a sentence or remember what time of day or night it is. If you're not a pothead here it becomes a lonely place to live. Thank God I have people to connect to on the internet because S. Oregon is chock full of numb, lamb brains!!!! Try something new folks....it's called INTEGRITY!!! You do have a dictionary don't you? Look it up!=(
Let's see how much integrity you have when you have 4 terminal illnesses, allergic to chemical meds,(the reason you have two of the 4 terminal illnesses to begin with!) and puking until you break your neck over and over, since your bones are degenerating too. Let's see how long you go until you finally find inhaling marijuana settles the stomach when pills or suppositories cannot even be held inside and you have lost over 80lbs and still sick. Let's see you lose all your hair, puke everything up, know you have a short time with EVERTHING you loved. Worked your whole life till you couldn't do it anymore w/o needing a surgery. Asprin (which eats the stomach and why so many of our elders died of liver problems) will solve or help in anyway. I do agree you don't need pot for simple back pain, ect. But if you are allergic and tried the mainstream meds, I thank God it is here. I also am thankful we live in a state that allows the "Death with Dignity" act. I was a nurse for 18 years and saw how painful and traumatic it is. I plan on going out peacefully with my family around me, not in a panic with a medical team trying to save me once again and no loved ones nearby say goodbye to.
BTW...nice job on misspelling,lame brain. Personally I have never had "Lamb brains". But that is a different topic. Sounds like you need to look at the mirror before judging others. Maybe YOU should slack off the oxycontin or/and alcohol and try something God put here for you and not man-made. We native Oregonians would be REAL happy if you implanted whiners would just LEAVE.

Since: Jun 12

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#50 Aug 8, 2012
I have lived here over 50 years(native)and here is some experience speaking: Most of S. Oregon is made up of disabled or elderly residents. That is the biggest reason we have more patients on medical marijuana and SSD or SSI.
Since the "Death with Dignity" act was approved in Oregon, the only state that has it, many terminally ill have moved to Oregon to finish their lives on their terms, not death's. This brings more terminally ill patients in.
So the author of this article is misleading to begin with. He leads it to seem even healthy people are getting medical cards. It is writers like this guy that will cause people to turn against something that is quite useful in the medical world. There are Marinol pills..saved an 88yr old's life for a long time that I cared for. She had a blood disorder and could not eat unless she could keep her "pot pill" down. She was almost dead from malnutrition when I got to care for her. She got a few more years with some nutrition in her because of medical pot pills. I know people who use it only in capsules, or even in topical rubs, which work wonderfully. I have used the topical on my patients and they don't get "high" or lose brain cells any faster than on mainstream meds.

Since: Jun 12

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#51 Aug 8, 2012
POT USERS-DATABASE wrote:
POT USERS-DATABASE!
US & INTERNATIONALLY Recent Medical/Science Reports:
Pot physically damages the brain-
shrinks it & lowers IQ!
Pot Users have anger, mental, psychiatric problems-
see Psychiatrist!
Pot 'flashbacks' can happen weeks after use of Pot-
take Urine Tests!
Pot Addicts & Alcoholics have the same gene damage!
Pot physically damages dna for the next 4 generations of babies!
Pot, Alcohol, Cocaine Users have Dopamine Brain Disorders-
see Neuropsychiatrist!
Pot is 10 times more potent now than it was in the '60's.
70% of Arrested Adults were 'Under the Influence-
Marijuana'!
10% of Auto Crashes involve 'DUI-Marijuana'!
4+ Million Americans are 'Addicted-Marijuana'.
TAXPAYERS PAY $110 BILLION A YEAR TO TREAT DRUG ADDICTS-
$110 BILLION WOULD PAY CA BUDGET DEFICIT FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS!
POT USERS NEED TO BE LISTED IN A PUBLIC DATABASE!
POT USERS NEED THEIR DRIVING LICENSES REVOKED!
THE PUBLIC CANNOT AFFORD TO SUPPORT ANY MORE COMPULSIVE ADDICTS.
THE PUBLIC CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE ANY MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE TO DRUG 'ACCIDENTS'!
E-MAIL YOUR REPS., SENATORS, CONGRESS, PRESIDENT:
@' congress.org '/ Your ZIP Code /'Letters to Your Leaders'!
I think you better look up how many crimes are committed by people on oxycontin and other chemical medications before pointing the finger at pot. Alcohol, chemical meds, those have been the bane of our land. Read the news articles on how many across the USA are into their parents medicine cabinets and taking the drugs to schools. At least your child won't O.D. on pot!
You need to be fighting against heroin, cocaine, meth, the Mexican cartels are running them up and down the I-5 like it's a conveyor belt instead of freeway. Write the congressmen about the cartel members in the forests growing opium for their heroin. They are armed with automatic weapons and can't speak English, so they shoot first. Write about how lax Oregon is with sex offenders, or the new influx of thieves in Josephine county since they know they won't be jailed.(Yes, they are coming in from other states to pull their crimes now) I can't believe you choose to pick on medical pot when there are so many other more serious problems in Oregon. Misguided priorities.
Jill

Cave Junction, OR

#52 Aug 17, 2012
Southern Oregon has perfect growing conditions for growing wine grapes and marijuana. Dry days, cool nights, Indian Summer.
Cave Junction could become a booming tourist attraction. Change the name to "Weed Junction", and have the downtown be "Pot Themed."

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