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William769

(55,153 posts)
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:05 PM Aug 2023

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Cannabis is having a senior moment

Prior to filming our first documentary on cannabis a decade ago, I was highly skeptical about its use as a medicine. I had even written a story for Time magazine a few years earlier to make the case that the evidence simply wasn’t there.

But, as so often happens when we start to dig into things, a different picture started to emerge. I traveled the world, visited tiny labs and, most important, spent time with patients — even young children — who changed my mind. I came to the realization that in some cases, not only did cannabis provide relief, it was the only thing that did so.

Yes, there are real risks, as with most things. And of course, it’s not a panacea. Nothing is.

While it is not something that will work for everyone, that should not mean it isn’t available to anyone.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dr-sanjay-gupta-cannabis-is-having-a-senior-moment/ar-AA1eRw3l?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=ce8297fb5dcf4385aec7cea084fbc5c9&ei=19

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Cannabis is having a senior moment (Original Post) William769 Aug 2023 OP
Want to know which way the wind is blowing? PCIntern Aug 2023 #1
100% true. I don't trust him at all. Greybnk48 Aug 2023 #20
That's when I lost faith in him too. During those days... BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #25
It's the only thing that works for me Walleye Aug 2023 #2
When are the Dems going to push decrim? RussBLib Aug 2023 #8
I don't know who has the authority to take it off the drugs schedule,but it certainly should be done Walleye Aug 2023 #10
Meanwhile, there are no age restrictions that I know of on CBD. BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #26
I've tried a few different Delta 8 products RussBLib Aug 2023 #28
I've actually been amazed at how "buzzed" I've gotten. BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #33
It's been fully legal in mass since 2017.... guess what? getagrip_already Aug 2023 #3
It gets my old body moving. I like Emile Aug 2023 #4
I keep two types by my bedside for me, & one for the dog. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #5
Any hints on what's good for the dog? BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #27
I buy from NuLeaf Naturals. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #30
Thanks! I've tried everything. BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #32
I just remembered, this, too. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #34
After 6 years, its a crutch, but a necessary one. Brainfodder Aug 2023 #6
My pain management Doctor saved me with it. William769 Aug 2023 #7
Hello, it's nice to see you! boston bean Aug 2023 #14
Good to see you too! William769 Aug 2023 #22
it is the kindest remedy for epilepsy. peacebuzzard Aug 2023 #9
I wish some of the GOP Neanderthals in Texas would listen to someone walkingman Aug 2023 #11
And something like over 70% of Texans support legalization TxGuitar Aug 2023 #17
Has anyone seen a violent pot user? I have not. Butterflylady Aug 2023 #12
Going into shop in Eugene it was almost exclusively my generation. LizBeth Aug 2023 #13
As said above, they MUST get it off Schedule 1 at the Fed level BlueIn_W_Pa Aug 2023 #15
Been smoking since 1986 sky_masterson Aug 2023 #16
Cannabis can be beneficial but just like many other beneficial drugs it can have side effects. totodeinhere Aug 2023 #18
K & R malaise Aug 2023 #19
My wife's fibromyalgia pain is tremendously relieved by edibles. Lunabell Aug 2023 #21
His Prior Objections Were Weak Science ProfessorGAC Aug 2023 #23
Now talk about Mblaze Aug 2023 #24
Gupta telling me pot is good is like Trump telling me he lost the 2020 election. Iggo Aug 2023 #29
5mg of Indica an hour before bed if I really need to be fresh in the morning, works like a charm for Quixote1818 Aug 2023 #31
 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
25. That's when I lost faith in him too. During those days...
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 03:14 PM
Aug 2023

Too many changes in opinion, advice, etc.

Wasn't it Sanjay who did the tutorial on how to disinfect your groceries? Lol, wear gloves, leave groceries outside, bring them in after a few hours, spray everything down, change packaging for some products, and on and on.

So glad I never did any of that.

RussBLib

(9,066 posts)
8. When are the Dems going to push decrim?
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:27 PM
Aug 2023

Ok, so you're scared little children of legalizing it, just DECRIMINALIZE it and take it off of Schedule 1.

This is so frustrating. Half the states have legalized it but they still can't even straighten out the banking snafu.

Walleye

(31,194 posts)
10. I don't know who has the authority to take it off the drugs schedule,but it certainly should be done
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:34 PM
Aug 2023

It was really Obama who got the ball rolling by stating that he would not enforce federal law against states with medical dispensaries. I think Jeff Sessions wanted to reverse that but he was powerless to do anything

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
26. Meanwhile, there are no age restrictions that I know of on CBD.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 03:16 PM
Aug 2023

Some of that Delta 8 stuff is quite potent.

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
33. I've actually been amazed at how "buzzed" I've gotten.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 04:04 PM
Aug 2023

Still experimenting.

I did change stores and found a big difference.

getagrip_already

(15,034 posts)
3. It's been fully legal in mass since 2017.... guess what?
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:17 PM
Aug 2023

The world did not end.

Kids aren't using it at any higher rates than they were prior to legalization; usage may even be down among teens.

Alcohol and prescription drug abuse remain the biggest health issues we face.

And people who find a lot of medicinal or recreational value from it no longer have huge legal bills and ruined careers over its use.

CrispyQ

(36,599 posts)
5. I keep two types by my bedside for me, & one for the dog.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:17 PM
Aug 2023

CBD oil has greatly reduced the times we've had to resort to trazodone for her.

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
27. Any hints on what's good for the dog?
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 03:17 PM
Aug 2023

I have one who really suffers in storms...but not sure how or whether to give her CBD.

CrispyQ

(36,599 posts)
30. I buy from NuLeaf Naturals.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 03:51 PM
Aug 2023

They're just down the road & shipping is practically overnight, but I've tried other brands & Nuleaf is the one I settled on. We use the pet variety for the dog. She's about 50 pounds & we give her 3 drops on half a fig newton. It takes about 20-25 minutes to kick in. About the time I think, "This stuff doesn't work," she's usually relaxed considerably.

Trazodone is so much harder for her to recover from we will even give her anticipatory CBD, like on July 4th, before the fireworks even begin, so she's in a relaxed state beforehand. We've dosed her up to three times a day. Not often, but around the 4th is always a challenge & recently we've had a ton of severe weather.

https://nuleafnaturals.com/shop/?filters=product_tag-pet

I see they have some new pet products, too. We've only used the oil. We are never without it! Good luck!

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
32. Thanks! I've tried everything.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 04:03 PM
Aug 2023

Xanax did nothing for her, Benadryl hypes her up, Dramamine not so good, but Melatonin has helped a bit...like you say, with a wee bit of "pregame".

But I'll try this. Thank you!

Brainfodder

(6,424 posts)
6. After 6 years, its a crutch, but a necessary one.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:20 PM
Aug 2023

Just lucky I was able to legally acquire it in my darkest of moments.

peacebuzzard

(5,186 posts)
9. it is the kindest remedy for epilepsy.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:30 PM
Aug 2023

ask parents familiar with the total spectrum of treatment, (even pet parents).
pharmaceuticals used for this condition seem to knock down, depress and immobilize the patient.

walkingman

(7,724 posts)
11. I wish some of the GOP Neanderthals in Texas would listen to someone
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:45 PM
Aug 2023

that has some sense and stop punishing us for having family in the hell hole. People have been using weed in Texas for thousands of years but they cannot get over their gestapo mentality.

TxGuitar

(4,235 posts)
17. And something like over 70% of Texans support legalization
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 01:53 PM
Aug 2023

It's the dumb ass yokels like always keeping us down.

LizBeth

(9,953 posts)
13. Going into shop in Eugene it was almost exclusively my generation.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 01:42 PM
Aug 2023

Could be the area but was pretty diverse

 

BlueIn_W_Pa

(842 posts)
15. As said above, they MUST get it off Schedule 1 at the Fed level
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 01:47 PM
Aug 2023

here in PA, even though anyone can get a medical card, if you're pulled over and have ANY exposure to it over the past, say month, you can lose your license because PA defaults to the Fed schedule

sky_masterson

(421 posts)
16. Been smoking since 1986
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 01:49 PM
Aug 2023

Own my own business, quit drinking alcohol. Not on any antidepressants or sleep medications.

totodeinhere

(13,059 posts)
18. Cannabis can be beneficial but just like many other beneficial drugs it can have side effects.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 01:55 PM
Aug 2023

You must weigh its benefits against its side effects to determine whether it is a good fit for you.

Lunabell

(6,145 posts)
21. My wife's fibromyalgia pain is tremendously relieved by edibles.
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 02:41 PM
Aug 2023

No opioids touch it like canabis and opioids also cause horrible side effects for her.

ProfessorGAC

(65,515 posts)
23. His Prior Objections Were Weak Science
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 02:57 PM
Aug 2023

As the laws in place 10 years ago strongly discouraged sound, broad scale testing, of course there was insufficient data for him to advocate it.
However, there was too little evidence for him to make the risk assessment he did.
He used the data he wanted to conclude what he wanted. Poor science. If he thought there wasn't enough data, he should have been advocating for letting large scale studies be done. Instead, he just decided "Nope".
Not impressive.

Mblaze

(265 posts)
24. Now talk about
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 03:07 PM
Aug 2023

The “biologics” that all have disclaimers that they can lead to death. You know, the meds that sometimes the ads don’t even tell you what they are meant to cure.

Quixote1818

(29,057 posts)
31. 5mg of Indica an hour before bed if I really need to be fresh in the morning, works like a charm for
Sun Aug 6, 2023, 03:54 PM
Aug 2023

sleep. It has been a lifesaver for me so many times. I don't like the effect, but if it helps me get a good night sleep then it's worth it big time.

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