- Posted December 30, 2013 by
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Retail pot: Would you buy?
Pot saves government money
Living in a US state that has a non-functioning medical marijuana program and not willing to trust other sources, I now grow enough marijuana myself in my own home for personal use only. Using nothing more than a simple AeroGarden, normally used for home herbs and spices garden, I can supply myself with enough material for 1 cigarette per day before dinner and alleviate the majority of symptoms.
Due to the severity of the Crohn's, the symptom below have been alleviated:
-Pain/cramps from bowel inflammation
-Due to ulcerations, esophageal strictures make it difficult to swallow. Marijuana relaxes the smooth muscle and stops incidents of choking while eating.
-Higher average weight due to increased appetite, though still on the lower end.
-Natural anti-inflammatory components reduce oral, esophageal and intestinal inflammation.
With the above benefits, I no longer need to take shots of the drug Humira ($700 per dose) so frequently. An initial need of every 5 day dosage now has become 14-21 days. As a government employee the cost of the Humira medication alone per year is $51,000, with marijuana this cost has dropped to $11,900. Additionally I have not required a hospital stay in 3 years.
Just a great example of the lunacy that marijuana has no medical benefit. I am a responsible person, I do not share any marijuana with others, I grow it using safe low energy methods. A new chapter needs to be written relating to this medication.