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    Hi Folks,

    For those of you that are interested I just found out starting in January 2016 people in NY can get the medical marijuana. You Dr. will have to take a 4 hr. course and you will have
    to go through the NYS health Dept. and register along with your Dr. giving you this prescription. It will be interesting to see what happens since my Dr. wants to try me on this and
    what's great you don't spoke the marijuana at all I will have to breath in oils. Here's wishing all of you only the best and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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    What good news for people in NY, who need MMJ. It's great that you have a doctor willing to try this for you. I hope it will be successful and works wonders for you!

    Please let us know when you start treatment and how it's working for you.

    God Bless You too, Sue!

    HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

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    Hi Rose,
    I will have to go through a lot of paperwork to get a legal MMJ card and be registered for the state. Also my Dr. has to take a 4 hrs. course on how the MMJ works for people
    before I can get the prescription. I will be sure to keep you updated on the info if you are interested.
    Wishing You a Happy Healthy New Year with God's Blessings,

    Sue

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    Hello there my BT comrades,

    Yes Porkette I am indeed interested!

    I am happy to hear that NY has joined the medical cannabis "free states". I'm sure many people eventually benifit from this, especially with the new change in the federal laws surrounding its useage and distribution. Even so, research in all areas of its medical use still needs to be depth.

    On another note, I have been busying myself with an exciting new job. I have been working in the private sector of the emerging medical cannabis industry, with the impressive title of "Epilepsy Specialist". I'm not sure how I feel about that one. I am still dealing with the shock that my 40 years experience with epilepsy, and all that has entailed, combined with my (mostly undocumented) knowledge of epileptology, and basic neurology is actually worth something, and respected.
    My biggest role involves helping patents and caregivers in finding a "therapeutic dose" using high CBD/CBN and low THCa (nonactivated) ratio dosages to control seizures.

    Here in California, and as I understand it, the same in most other states that have legalized it, the "regular" doctors will not participate in any way in the treatment. This leaves the patient with the total responsibility of seeking out a recommendation letter from doctors who's medical practice is solely dedicated to this purpose. The patient must then find a product & dosage that works best for them. Understandably this is probably due to lack of insurance companies covering their butts until it's FDA approved.

    I have learned a great deal in the past several months working for this company. I find it rewarding to be helping others with epilepsy find new solutions that may help, especially when I so often see those results myself.

    Reports of GW Pharmaceuticals uncontrolled study for safety & efficacy are out on their drug Epidiolex, showing excellent promise. Though it is still a long way before the it reaches the neighborhood pharmacy.

    EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF EPIDIOLEX (CANNABIDIOL) IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH TREATMENT-RESISTANT EPILEPSY: INITIAL DATA FROM AN EXPANDED ACCESS PROGRAM

    All I could say was "Wow!" when I first saw this data... Then reminded myself much more unbiased, controlled research needs to be done to fully understand the how's and why's of cannabinoids, including all their benefits and side effects. Then I said "Wow!" again and showed it to my wife who said nearly the same.

    Porkette, I certainly wish you luck with your adventure with this new treatment. It sounds like you will have the help and support from your neurologist. I look forward to when this can be commonplace.

    I look forward reading updates on your successes here.
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    Hi Firehorse,

    Thanks for this great info. I really appreciate it. I think it's wonderful how you are out there helping others with epilepsy keep up the great work : )

    I'm still waiting for my Dr. to take the course but she does have my name on the list. I go to a university hospital in upstate NY so hopefully they will
    get the medical marijuana there soon and I can be part of the trial. As you mentioned insurance co. aren't covering the cost of it right now and I did find out
    that it will cost me $250.00 - $500.00 a month for the medical marijuana. My Dr. told me that she wants me to breath in the oils which I am happy to do
    I would rather do that than smoke it like some people have to do. My local neurosurgeon has told me that within 4-5 yrs. he feels it will be out on the market
    with no problems because they are also going to be using it for severe headaches. back pain and other medical matters.
    Thanks again for all of the wonderful info. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! Here's wishing you only the best and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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    While I'm glad N.Y. is going the way of MMJ, there is no way in hell that it should cost up to $500 a month! I use a tincture, that is liquid MJ, so does my daughter and the cost is maybe $300 every six months. The high CBD, low THC types cost less because they don't really get you high. Check out leafly.com for different strains and what they do. You can also check prices on line. Good luck with it.
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    4-12-09 Trip to Laser Spine in Florida. Nerve pain 90% gone.
    Off opiate, using Marijuana tincture, working well.

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    Hi Lil E,

    Thank you so much for all the info. I have a feeling they are charging so much for the MMJ because it's something new in NY and many people want to try it. I will be sure to
    check out leafly.com and look into more detail. Here's wishing you only the best and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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