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Old 02-23-2014, 01:11 PM   #41
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Are you sure it is BPH you are talking about and not CBD? CBD has been shown to have positive effects on seizures and has no role in intoxication. I have never heard of BPH in relation to marijuana and a quick Google search did not turn up anything.

My point, however, was that removing the CBD, while it might be technically possible, also removes other benefits and the only reason it is done is because there is a stigma associated with marijuana perpetrated by people who did so not because the plant is harmful, but because it put $ in their pockets to do so.
Sorry GB. You are correct. CDB is the chemical. Not sure where bph came from and thanks for pointing that out.
I cannot edit my first post, but I think I have time left to edit my last post!

Nope to late. Could not edit out bph. Sorry forum for the bad info.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:12 PM   #42
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #43
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I think I dropped a sentence...I would rather they smoked pot than have to depend on Megace to get their appetites back. Thanks, GB!
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I've seen Megace do amazing work in increasing the appetites of our elders. I've seen those who are going through chemo, be able to tolerate it and actually thrive while smoking pot while in treatment for their cancer. I do not believe it should be treated as a prescription drug, I do agree that it should be considered the same as Alcohol and Cigarettes.

I would love to be able to go the the nearest shop and pick up a few joints for my patients.
Are there drugs in the US that can be prescription or not? Like Nicorette here in Canada. You can get it OTC or on 'scrip. If it's on 'scrip, drug insurance covers it, there is no sales tax, and it is a medical expense for income tax purposes. I think that would be the way to go with MM.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:48 PM   #46
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Here your doctor can prescribe supplements, etc and insurance will pay. So I imagine a prescription for MJ would be covered the same as any other 'script. Of course, pharmacies do not have to have it in their stock and Insurance companies can not have it in their listing as a formulary medication and you would pay for it at a higher price.
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Are there drugs in the US that can be prescription or not? Like Nicorette here in Canada. You can get it OTC or on 'scrip. If it's on 'scrip, drug insurance covers it, there is no sales tax, and it is a medical expense for income tax purposes. I think that would be the way to go with MM.
I just checked my receipt and no taxes were taken out on my monthly RX.
And yes, my doctor can write me a prescription for an OTC product and I only pay the co-pay. Whichever is lower.

I agree it should be treated just like any other prescription if thats the way the law will be.
Personally decriminalization is what I would prefer.
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I use one Rx drug that's available OTC. The insurance company fills it and charges me a minimal copay. Sooner or later, they'll wise up and tell me to bug off.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:39 PM   #49
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Just FYI, OTC and Rx drugs/supplements are not the same. The manufacturing standards of Rx drugs are regulated by the FDA while OTC ones are not. This means that OTC items may or not contain what the container claims.
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My doc says take Vit D3 5000mg...it's cheaper OTC than my co-pay would be, I buy the same ones the pharmacy would fill the order with, same with my CoQ-10 300 mg, exactly the same as the pharmacy fills with, 81 mg aspirin, same thing. I'm not worried about the quality of my supplements and OTC meds.
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