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Apr 12, 2010
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Reply to Marijuana and Cocaine Effects
by: Inna

The effects of these drugs on Crohn's patients should be the same as on anybody else.

These drugs effect neurotrasmitters in the brain and may also cause some smooth muscle relaxation of the gastro intestinal tract as one of the effects. That could possibly make one think that the drugs are helping them feel better. Don't be fooled, these are serious and habit forming drugs.

I could not possibly advocate those very addicting drugs to patients with such problem like Crohn's disease.

Conventional medicine is considering medical Marijuana for Crohn's disease. It looks like it could happen, but as far as my concern it's not the way to go.

I am strongly advocating a healing approach to your health using integrative medicine like Functional Medicine. I think its better to get to the bottom of the problem than to just take something to make your mind forget your pain for only short while.

All the best to you and stay REALLY healthy.


Apr 13, 2010
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Why Not?
by: Crohn's Guy

Marijuana use isn't simply to make your mind feel better about the pain, but is so much more than that. To say otherwise is not only unfair to Crohn's patients, but to the countless people who rely on it to feel better that are still being prosecuted. Countless studies have shown that marijuana is not addicting, not habit forming, and that it is physically impossible to overdose on (unlike cocaine and numerous other prescription drugs). To lump marijuana and cocaine into the same category is unfair despite the Federal governments reluctance to classify pot as a schedule II drug like cocaine.

Marijuana use can help immensely with nausea, lack of appetite, and of course pain. Three symptoms synonymous with Crohn's.

Anyone who doesn't think they could derive benefit from such a treatment either doesn't have Crohn's or is simply ignoring the countless medical organizations who have realized that marijuana use an effective alternative treatment. Misconceptions and falsehoods are a far-cry from science and proven studies. Before providing your opinion, perhaps consider whether there is any factual basis to the information you are sharing, or is it simply gospel...

Feel Well.

Apr 13, 2010
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Reply to Why Not
by: Inna

To Crohn's Guy,

I did not "lump marijuana and cocaine into the same category" as an informative and educational article. I simply answered the question that was about "marijuana and cocaine". And thankfully, I am allowed my own opinion.

I am thrilled that you wrote this reply. It's really great that you are passionate about something that you really believe in.

I just don't share the same opinion, that's all.
I respect you for your opinion, BUT please respect me for mine.

You mentioned that "countless studies have shown that marijuana is not addicting". There are plenty of studies that show nicotine not being addicting. You and I both know that nicotine as well as marijuana could be addicting for most people, maybe not for all.

You mention "Marijuana use can help immensely with nausea, lack of appetite, and of course pain." Very possible. I have been in tremendous pain. I suffered terrible Crohn's symptoms. I never tried marijuana, so I don't personally know if it helps. I completely believe that it could work for many patients symptoms. Knowing the pharmacological mechanism of action of marijuana I could see it being helpful for symptoms.

But I am not trying to educate Crohn's patients to just relieve their symptoms. I am simply trying to help all of my readers understand that they could help REPAIR their digestive system with more natural methods, diet and Functional Medicine protocols.

If you choose to just relieve your symptoms and do nothing to improve your health by getting to the root of the problem, that's your CHOICE.

I just prefer a different route to heal my Crohn's.

You seem to be very passionate about Marijuana use. You know most Crohn's patients I know are very passionate people, type A personalities. But you are being a little too harsh, I believe.

You recommend for me to base my opinion on facts. When I write informative articles I certainly base it on facts. But here I was asked for my opinion. And I am allowed my own opinion. Just like you.

I do wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart. You mentioned gospel..., you didn't really mean it, did you?.......



Apr 13, 2010
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Reply To Cronh's Disease And Marijuana Use
by: Crohn's Guy

Hi Inna,
My apologies for coming across harsh. Of course we are all entitled to opinions...your goal is admirable and unique in getting to the root of the problem instead of treating it (and logical :). Part of my passion is derived from the fact that countless numbers of sick and dieing people across the country are being arrested for using marijuana to treat their illnesses (including Crohn's patients). While I didn't want to hijack your article to say that isn't fair, my goal was to say that marijuana use can have its benefits. It is not fair to completely rule it out.

I understand your position and while you may not support marijuana use, I appreciate you recognizing the potential benefits it could have on its users. While I would encourage anyone to try more holistic or natural methods as well to get to root of the illness, I would never completely rule marijuana out as a possible treatment.

Thank you for taking my comments. Best wishes.

Apr 14, 2010
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Reply To Crohn's Disease And Marijuana
by: Inna

All the best to you.

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