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    Default Questions about medical Marijuana

    Hello all. I used the search function, and read the entire thread posted by the guy named Sam who was a reporter.

    While I got a lot of good information from it, i still have some unanswered questions.

    Here's my dilemma. I was in a nasty car accident 12 years ago that massively damaged my spine and neck.

    I have been on prescription pain killers for over 6 years, have had many a ryzotimy done to multiple areas to burn the nerves dead (didnt work anywhere), tried a spinal stimulator with no success, countless epidurals, etc. You name it, ive done it.

    So I want to get off the opiates. They are unhealthy and my girl friend has noticed a change in me, as they make me irritable.

    My dr said he is willing to give me medical Marijuana because nothing else has worked. I told him I have smoked in the past, and it has helped ease my pain.

    So, the questions.
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    I am Montco, LTCF holder. I called and asked if I had to turn in my LTCF, and he said 'absolutely'. If I get a medical Marijuana card, (you have to register for one through the state), is there anyway they (the sheriff's) will find out about it? Or do they expect people to turn in their LTCF out of being truthful. Basically, will they know.

    2nd
    I saw Hawaii sent letters demanding people turn over their guns for being prescribed. Has this happened in PA? Could this happen? I saw that PICS will have access to the medical Marijuana information, so I assume id be unable to purchase anymore firearms. How would PA State Police or local Sheriff find out and demand the guns to be turned over?

    3rd
    Is this really worth it for me? Give me your opinions. I'm an avid hunter, shooter, and collector of firearms. I'm completely torn. I do not want to give up my rights, but at the same time im living in pain day to day that without the pain killers or some other medicine, I'd be unable to function at work and keep a job. And living off disability is a no go for me, as I'm only 33.

    Thank you all in advance!

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Until itís drgregulated federally itís going to pose an issue for legal gun owners.

    Thereís a bipartisan bill in now to do this and it supposedly has strong support from the president. Iím in a similar situation you are I wonít use the legal MJ offerings and refuse to use opioids daily.

    Take a look at this done by PA lawyer and member Adam Kraut.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5JMoVJPtI
    Last edited by Hodgie; July 11th, 2018 at 03:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Until it’s drgregulated federally it’s going to pose an issue for legal gun owners.....
    What he said.. As long as it is illegal on the Federal level you would be in violation

    What better way to stemlegal firearms possession then to make something legal at a state level, but is illegal at a Federal level
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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Indica. Don't tell anybody.

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Indica. Don't tell anybody.
    But his question is will the prescription somehow cross reference with the LTCF ??? I would not want to take that chance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrisk View Post
    But his question is will the prescription somehow cross reference with the LTCF ??? I would not want to take that chance
    Screw that. Black market.

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Thanks for that link. It was very informative. I think ill stay away from the MM until some laws change. And hopefully they change quickly.

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by LutherJackson View Post
    So I want to get off the opiates. They are unhealthy and my girl friend has noticed a change in me, as they make me irritable.
    The reason you get grumpy is withdrawal. After years using prescription pain pills you build a tolerance and the half-life of most is pretty short. For me after a while it was 4 hours and extended release don't work on me due to stomach surgery. After 4 hours I was starting sort of a withdrawal.
    I am passing up the Marijuana in favor of my 2A rights.

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    What about CBD oil? its legal afaik, and supposedly it helps pain

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    Default Re: Questions about medical Marijuana

    Massachusetts now
    Has recreational use approved. Check into it. Not too far and pay cash.
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