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Arkansas physicians prepare for medical marijuana; 6 willing to certify patients

By Dan Holtmeyer

This article was published July 31, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Medical professionals across Arkansas are joining the state's budding medical marijuana business, though many health care providers remain ambivalent or are opposed to participating.

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skeptic1 says... July 31, 2017 at 8 a.m.

And yet not one documented case of a person overdoing on marijuana and dying, and of course if one abuses marijuana or any other substance it can impair learning alcohol being at the top of the list. What's so hypocritical is knowing that those opposing marijuana do so as they opine over a stiff cocktail. How many deaths occur every year from alcohol abuse, thousands, marijuana....zero. Let's grow up and put "Reefer Madness" on the shelf.

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JPRoland says... July 31, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.

We spent an extended time in San Francisco visiting a relative who was suffering from painful stomach cancer and who has subsequently died. Marijuana was the only thing that stimulated eating and it was the best thing for his nausea. My son has severe Epilepsy and I have Parkinson's so we would have a few puffs off a vaporizer each night. My body vibrating (spasms) were calmed and my son's seizures were greatly diminished especially at bedtime when it is a bigger problem. Please be open-minded. I don't need anymore pills that are so hard on my organs. Marijuana is mild and it works.

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mrcharles says... July 31, 2017 at 10:26 a.m.

Libertas2u you went straight to the heart of the matter and effectively made your point, which is "the " point. Salute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I take handfuls of med morning and night, and if you read the warnings you would think that most seem to have more problems than cures, including death.

For all you who have lived through the young male hormone explosion and burning the candle at both ends, how is you observation of those who cause problems such as fighting and yelling on alcohol vs those who may have smoked a big one and set down to a pile of hostess Twinkies?

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gohogs17 says... July 31, 2017 at 12:35 p.m.

Just don't drive on the road after you've had your medicine.

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Candis says... July 31, 2017 at 1:01 p.m.

What is the purpose of the list of doctors willing to certify if they are not accepting new patients? If you just happen to be lucky enough to of already been a patient of one of these doctors you are good to go. If not well then you can just move to one of the 29 other states that offer medical or recreational marijuana or do without. I have fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. I was diagnosed with both years ago. The medications I have to take cause kidney failure, stomach issues, bladder control issues, are habit forming, and can cause several other issues. The 2 main things prescribed for fibromyalgia used to be opioids and fentanyl patches. Both are highly addictive and can be deadly. Marijuana is not addictive and nobody has ever overdosed on it. Let's hope the medical professionals in Arkansas can move into the 21st century and help their patients instead of killing them with dangerous chemicals.

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dunk7474 says... July 31, 2017 at 1:03 p.m.

The state of Colorado has taken in over 750 million in taxes and fees. Most went to the schools. Maybe we would do better if that money was available to our schools. Of coarse we can continue to raise our taxes and then spend 2 million on a high school football field.

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Happy1234 says... July 31, 2017 at 7:46 p.m.

If a 16 y old girl can get an abortion in Arkansas why cant a 72 yr old Viet Nam Vet smoke pot to relieve his Arthritis without jumping through hoops.
This is supposed to be a Christian State.
LIARS HYPOCRITES THIEFS. Making old man jump through hoops and waste his money for the right to do with his body as he damn well pleases. MAKES ME REALLY ANGRY.
Christian State my aching ass, this a a cesspool of hate toward it's fellow man.

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