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07-12-2006, 03:21 AM
If you are not already, you should make yourself aware of these orginizations. Especially people seeking a doctor that is willing to seriously review their case.
Respect people's differences by offering education and help, rather then alienating them with punitive laws
Helping people with genuine addiction problems is one thing, but I don't see them considering the possibility that their viewpoint is wrong.
Where is the respect in badgering, interfering, and forcing someone to live by your idea of right and wrong?
I live in a relatively "Bible belt" region where many people are only all-too-willing to preach their "word" without living it. I have far too many relatives who love me enough to spend all their time worrying that I'm an "addict" instead of considering (much less accepting) that they are wrong.
That's not respect. It's dogma. It's self-righteous brainwashing of people who don't live or believe the same way they do.
07-12-2006, 09:02 AM
Groo, what the hell are you talking about? serious?
MAMA is an organization that above all else helps potential oregen therapeutic cannabis patients find Doctors who will not dismiss them outright due to the patients' desire to get a card.
That is a strangely hostile post considering they are pritty much on the same side of the fence as you. (not to mention the fact that you are not an oregonian and so are in no way directly effected by their policies.)
seriously you lost me there. :confused:
07-12-2006, 11:55 AM
They are? Then I completely misunderstood the intent of the pages I read. I had gotten the impression they were involved in drug treatment, not cannabis therapy.
My humble apologies. I should read more instead of jumping to conclusions. :(
07-12-2006, 08:49 PM
It's probably just their name. it is abit misleading. :rolleyes:
Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse
Sandee Burbank the founder has been at it for a long time and believes that you should put ALL drugs on the same scale - asprin, oxycodone, cannabis, tylenol, morphine, LSD, all of them. What are the benefits compared to the risks, what is the addiction factor, how can you perform your required daily functions? I guess you all know where cannabis came up on that list. She says that if cannabis gets to a point in your life where you are spending the kid's grocery money on it, then it is a problem for you. She has protested drug education in schools when she finds they are lying to our children. She has been on the forefront of the medical cannabis movement in Oregon since the beginning as she truely believes that cannabis is safe effective medicine and that nobody should be arrested for cultivation of this plant. I saw her speak at a recent ogf meeting and I thought she was a truely an inspired speaker. I talked to someone at the ogf meeting last night that said she might consult with a parents group that they are doing. I can't wait.
thank you pflover for bringing this clinic up here, it is where I got my card and it was very nice - a place to take your grandma
07-13-2006, 04:17 PM
I supply them with free copies of TY mag. At least I have so far. they are just down the street from me. :)
07-13-2006, 09:39 PM
Sounds great, PF!
07-13-2006, 09:41 PM
Makes me wish, fervently, that I lived on the west coast. For all the costs of living there, and the fact that I'd make exactly the same as I would here in northern New England, or anywhere else....the fact that my very legitimate need for substantial quantities of med-quality cannabis would actually get some real attention and respect from the law in some places out west is excruciatingly tempting. It's so sad that new england MMJ laws are toothless or non-existent.
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