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If my given last name was Analzone I’d change it to something snazzy too
He should have been a proctologist. Missed opportunity man.
So he's the Assman!
E. A. SPORTS. It’s analzone
Id have chosen a different name to keep discreet personally
It's pronounced Donkensteen!
It’s pronounced Beard-FA-SAY!
I don't see enough scrubs references on reddit
100% agree, My fave Dr Cox quote "If you got rid of all the porn sites there'd only be one website left ~ asking to bring back the porn" lol
What’s funny is I remember when I was first on Reddit and there we’re scrubs references in like every thread. Now it’s definitely a rarity
Dr. Rockso, K-K-K-K-YEEEAH!
Dr. Mantis Toboggan
I got my card shortly before it became legal for recreation in CA. The "doctors appointment" was over the phone; when it was time for my "appointment" the conversation went essentially as follows:
"so what's going on with you?"
"Well, sometimes when I'm laying in bed my mind just races and I cant sleep, I've tr-"
"-we'll get you something to take care of that, you'll receive an email shortly, thanks." End of call, went to a dispensary a few hours later
I remember when I lived in the Bay Area for a short time the place I went to was called “30 minute medical card.” I went in, he asked “first time huh?” Then signed the paper and that was it lol. It was mind blowing after growing up in Texas
I went to that over priced place in Venice beach. They charge about triple what a real doctor would make you pay. But it was worth it. I’m from the east coast and Michigan now has legal bud but has medical way before that. So being able to go back home and use my card was awesome. The dispensary’s in Michigan also have been some of the nicest and best prices. I have been to every legal and medical state besides Alaska, Vermont, and Illinois. Have been in Illinois since the law change but they won’t accept my medical card.
But so far out of all the places Oregon has been the best. Nothing can beat there prices. The growers are over growing so places are giving weed away. Michigan only had good prices because I was a patient. Oregon just has good prices for everyone.
I got an ounce for 30$ on black friday. Oregon is the shit, but god damn does it make me lazy, and i feel awful going out to buy something else when I have so much of this sherbet shit at home.
Sunset Sherbert and Girl Scout Cookies, two strains that you appreciate but get way too much of.
Make some butter or oil for edibles...
I did once, but edibles seem to have a SIGNIFICANTLY reduced effect on me. I had bought 5mg gummies and they did nada, so I tried 25mg chocolates, no dice. Then I bought half an ounce of mac n cheese and made oil for brownies, I used the whole half ounce on one batch, they worked great, but it's less cost effective than just smoking, so I decided against doing oil again unless it's for a hangout or something.
Illinois not accepting any out-of-state documentation
Doesn't surprise me in the least. I had to surrender my out of state license, go through driver's ed, and get a new one after I moved here at 17. At 18, I'd have been able to sign a couple papers and walk out of the DMV with a new license.
A few years ago on Venice beach I got a 5 minute lecture about getting more sun and black clothes kill people. Then I was out and on my way
sounds like it
Sometimes I get nervous on airplanes and have frequent urination.
I went to California right before it legalized and went to a dispensary with my brother in law to make Disney Land more fun. All I had to do was fill out a medical form and give a reason as to why I thought I needed it. The reason I put was "being alive" the guy just chuckled and let me inside. Drank weed soda that night, made being alive much better
When I lived in LA in 2008 I went to see a doctor for a medical marijuana rec. I have Ulcerative Colitis and brought my medication as proof, he approved me and said that I'm the kind of person that medical marijuana laws were made for. Even though I smoked it recreationally, it does help tremendously when I'm in a flare up. Like makes my symptoms calm down for a couple hours that I'm high. Anyone who claims it has no medicinal value can fuck off because they have no idea what they're talking about.
There’s a tom segura bit about it how he made an elaborate excuse to get medical and the next guy just said he likes the way it makes him feel and got a card
You gotta admit thats Pretty sketchy buissness EDIT: Stop telling me Other drugs are Bad and weed is good. Im vaporizing a Bowl right now lmao, its still sketchy af
The sad part is if you actually went over all the problems you had sleeping you would probably be on some shit like Ambien or Zopiclone.
Anyone else have really horrible experiences on zopiclone? I'm talking trippy, not remembering a fucking thing the next day kinda thing?
I had plenty of bad experiences but the worse would be when I woke up in hospital after being told I'd taken my motorbike out for a ride, refused to pull over for Police after my partner at the time called them and then wrestled three cops in the hospital when I got taken for a checkup. I'm the least violent guy you'd ever meet and had no recollection of it.
damn dude what were the consequences of that?
Thankfully nothing. The zopiclone wore off as we got into the morning and I returned to my normal self, not realising what had happened. I was given the all clear by the hospital psych doc and released. The same Police I had been wrestling with drove me home, grabbed us all McDonald's on the way there and had my motorbike already parked up in my garage.
I wrote them a huge apology/thank you letter and dropped off some chocolate a few days later, they could have made things super difficult for me, charged me, made me pay tons to get my motorbike back and possibly sent me to jail for wrestling with them but didn't.
That and being on the wrong side of a bridge where the worst trips zopiclone gave me, on the rare occasion it did knock me out to sleep but this incident made me speak to the docs, beg for something different and have them note my file of the effects so I'm never given it again.
Not sad for people chasing the walrus
A place in Toronto literally just had an empty back room with a laptop on a table and a doctor continuously on Skype for them. Youd walk in, say you have a headache, and the doctor would electronically sign off on it without even looking at you. Took all of 15 seconds to get a license
Yeah, it's very lucrative for doctors to write you a MMJ rec and they make no money for turning you way. They're incentivized to write as many recs as possible
What bothers me about this is that it de-legitimizes actual medical use.
If people assume that medical laws are just a way to skirt the law and get legal Rec weed without legal rec laws then it makes it that much harder for people with actual conditions that could benefit from MMJ to get those laws passed in their states. It’s slightly less of an issue now that CBD is legal nation wide but cancer patients, for example, can really benefit from MMJ.
I agree that it delegitimizes medical use. That is why it should be federally legal, so the system doesn’t need to lie to itself. Recreational use and medical use should both be recognized
When I was in high school when weed was newly recreational in CA you could still get a card at 18 or younger with a parent approval. The one guy who got his at 16 was buying everyone dank until we all were old enough to get our own cards. He just went to the appointment with his dad and brought some kind of eczema lotion to prove he had a medical need for weed (I believe he claimed it was linked to stress so the weed would help with that)
The vice principal somehow caught wind of this and dragged him into the office and called his parents and was like so you know your son has an illicit medical marijuana card? And they were like uhhh yeah, we took him to the doctors appointment to get it. The VP was speechless lol
Now you can't get any weed until you're 21 which I think is fair but I knew of a few kids around 18 who had digestive issues where they actually needed weed in order to be able to have any kind of an appetite
You can still get medical at 18 in California.
If you’re under 18 you can also still get it with a parent acting as your caretaker (you will have the doctor rec but they have to purchase it and administer it, I believe).
"Alright, little Johnny, you heard the doctor. I need to administer your medication and make sure you're taking it. You need to smoke this joint right the hell now."
"Sometimes, i get nervous on airplanes"
And he was wearing glasses, to show that time had passed.
Not in all states.
In CA it's a joke, you can make anything up.
But in other states there is a huge process to go through, with limited medical conditions applicable, and many hoops the doctor has to go through. Those states treat it like a legit medical situation not just a loophole.
No, those states make a point of appearing to be very strict on marijuana so as to avoid looking soft on drugs. If it were treated as a legitimate medical situation, they would defer to the judgment of the treating physician. States aren't making you jump through hoops to get chemotherapy supplied by oncologists.
My point is that those states are making it purposefully difficult to take a political stance.
Here in Arizona MMJ was a referendum issue, and the referendum was badly written, only listing very specific conditions. Nobody's trying to look tough on anything...
Chronic pain made the list, so now every "card mill" just has PAIR of doctors on staff. They have one guy who doesn't want to get his hands dirty with MMJ see you as his patient, and writes you a medical history for pain.
Doctor #2, one door over, then sees you, and notices you have a medical history for pain -- like, in the dropbox account they share with the other doctor. Doctor #2 signs for your "recommendation."
Because "doctor" was poorly defined, it's almost always a ND or some other "doctor" (lol) making the actual recommendation.
That’s dumb. You can just refuse to give those recommendations. I lived in CA (before it was legal recreationally) and my primary care doc wouldn’t give out mmj cards, but it was super easy to get one elsewhere.
They still have to take the time to see the person which takes away time they could use seeing people with real needs.
Nah. I totally get why that might seem like a problem, but in California and Washington (both places I lived before recreational marijuana was legalized) there were tons of walk-in “clinics” where you could go to get your medical marijuana license. They were relatively cheap and very fast. There would be no reason to set up an appointment with a real doctor. It would be more hassle for no payoff.
Plus the facility my doctor worked out of in CA had a blanket policy preventing their doctors from giving a mmj recommendation. They wouldn’t make the appointment in the first place if that’s what it was for.
To get my weed card, I went to something like “nug.com”, entered my phone and after a 15 second phone conversation it was determined I could definitely use marijuana
"Do you have a mouth or other orifice that's otherwise useful for ingesting marijuana? Yes? Good, you can definitely use marijuana"
How I pictured that.
Thank you for acknowledging the many of us who are mouthless and must boof marijuana.
Why chug when you can plug!
Yea I did a similar thing. Found a doc on weedmaps, paid $35. Then did a video chat consultation with a doctor that im 95% sure wasnt wearing pants. 45 minutes later I had a delivery service in my living room with about 15 different strains to pick from. Kind of an aside but the quality of buds have gone down drastically since rec legalization here in CA. It sucks.
I don't think many people go to their GP to get a recommendation, at least in states with fairly lax laws. In CA, we have a doctor specializing solely in MMJ on every other block. Some of them may have closed their doors when we legalized, but it's cheaper and easier to just go to a pot doc.
I was with my buddy when he got his in 2011. We were walking around the San Jose area killing time and he saw a dispensary and said "hey I wonder if I could buy weed there." We went inside and, of course, they told him he needed a doctor's recommendation. But they also gave him a bunch of flyers for local doctors and one was literally two blocks down and across the road.
It turns out it was this building which clearly had been a church, but was now rented out for who knows what. The office entrance was on the side of the building, but there was a sign in the window that said, sternly, "BY APPOINTMENT ONLY" and listed a phone number. So, not really expecting to be seen that day, he figured he'd call the number and try. The doctor's assistant picks up, and when she finds out he's outside, she rushes to the door, opens it up, and rips down the sign. We go in and what I remember most about the room was that it had the dingiest green shag carpet and one of those sketchy liquor store ATMs in the waiting room. From there, it was pretty typical - he filled out some forms, the assistant took them to the doctor's office, and he got called in a minute later. After about 3 minutes, he comes out, pays the assistant, she prints him a rec, and we walked back over to the dispensary where he purchased some righteous medical bud legally and with a credit card.
So, in 45 minutes, he went from "hey I wonder if I could get medical marijuana" to "I just bought medical marijuana." It's one of my favorite memories of us together. Unfortunately, he died later that night from overdose on weed.
Actually jk he's doing just fine, and actually owns a house in the Bay Area now which is more than I can say for myself
Did the same with booze during the other prohibition
Fuck I missed it by 33 minutes. Reddit has shown me I'm never original
uhh yeah I guess "I followed the correct legal procedures and am not breaking the law in any way" is a pretty good defence
Meanwhile doctors were indiscriminately prescribing opioids like they were candy and nothing was done.
Well somehow marijuana is a schedule I drug (along with LSD and heroin), while things like oxycodone, Vicodin, and fentanyl are schedule II (alongside cocaine and meth
amphetamines and other amphetamines such as Adderall). Technically Schedule I drugs are considered to have no accepted medical use.
Edit: guys, I'm not trying to imply that LSD and heroin are equally dangerous, I'm just listing some of the drugs that are schedule I. It's an objective fact that LSD, heroin, and marijuana, along with peyote, ecstasy, and Quaaludes are all classified by the DEA as schedule I drugs.
Yep. The problem is the law.
Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.
I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.
Why did you cross out meth? Its schedule two as it can be prescribed under the brand name desoxyn, its used for extreme cases of narcolepsy, adhd, and sometines weightloss
I think I only crossed out the "amphetamine" of methamphetamine. I originally structured my sentence in a way that implied that Adderall is methamphetamine, but really it's an amphetamine. So I guess it was just the weird way I decided to edit my sentence.
I once knew a guy with desoxyn. He was like "look at the script I got" and I saw "METHAMPHETAMINE" on the bottle, and I was like "haha, funny fake label, how'd you print it out so accurately", and it blew my mind that the shit was actually real.
I was prescribed “methnfenyldate”for adhd Probably misspelled.
ritalin as its commonly known
Methylphenidate is similar to Adderall, but is not an amphetamine. They are fairly similar chemically but their effects are somewhat different and they treat ADHD slightly differently as well.
It supposedly has a high addiction rate, but personally when I was on crappy insurance it was way too expensive for me a few times and I went weeks without it just fine. I still forget to take it sometimes lol. Such a pain to get refills but at least it's a lot cheaper now.
It was placed there in spite of the recommendation of the commission which was organized to study marijuana and make a scheduling recommendation. They advocated decriminalization. So I mean yeah we're all aware that marijuana is more strongly prohibited. For no good reason.
Racism is a pretty good reason for many people.
Cocaine is only a 2!? Guess who's picking that habit up again. My house is going to be SO clean.
Hold your horses, Scarface. Topical Cocaine HCl is for stopping severe nosebleeds in ERs and as a topical anesthetic for nasal surgery.
Usually it’s causing the nosebleeds
Caused mine that's for sure...
You see Ivan, you can't have "severe nosebleeed" when you have "minor nosebleed", so cocaine give "minor nosebleed" to stop "severe nosebleed".
Short-term it'll stop them. Long term it makes them worse.
Doc said I had ghosts in my blood. Said I should do cocaine about it.
Medicine was a trip in the 1800s.
Yep, though it's not like candy, I still gotta go to the doctor every 3 months to get my ADHD meds.... Needs to be a better system, not sure how it could be inplemented though.
ADHD diagnoses are still highly controversial (and prescribing medications even more so), because the medical community doesn't think doctors can correctly identify ADHD according to the DSM criteria. Research supports the idea that diagnoses are inconsistently applied. For example, if ADHD is a neurological disorder, we'd expect the country to have relatively even prevalence across states. But according to the CDC, in 2011 4.2% of children aged 4-17 in New Mexico had an ADHD diagnosis compared to 14.8% of children in Kentucky. Children of families on welfare are much more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and children in English-speaking homes are four times as likely to be diagnosed compared to children where English is not the primary language spoken at home. Alone these don't mean a whole lot, but there is a wide range of unusual stats that many medical professionals find concerning.
Every ADHD diagnosis should be made with a corresponding and thorough neuropsych which targets the measurable deficiencies that people with ADHD exhibit over simply hyper kids. The over-diagnosis of the disorder has had the unfortunate effect of delegitimatizing it in the eyes of popular culture and even in the eyes of ADHD suffers. If it had been called "Working Memory Dopamine Disorder", I think less moron parents would have taken their kids to see a disinterested GP who prescribed meds that really shouldn't be taken unless they're required for functioning. At least the standards are getting tougher now.
While we're at it, why the fuck is LSD schedule 1.
BeCaUsE ItS MaKeS YoU JuMp OuT WiNdOwS BeCaUsE YoU ThInK YoUrE a JuIcE OrAnGe of GlasS
Yeah, and I assume you're point is how insane that is. It's so fucked.
edit: *your -- I'm retarded?
Doctors were not only indiscriminately prescribing opioids, they were being bribed to prescribe opioids.
Absolutely bullshit. So many states have cracked down on this. Also a lot of the epidemic was caused by the ED and the insurance and government expecting pain to be treated like a vital sign, and dinging hospitals for not doing so.
The only real answer in this whole thread. Thank you. People don't realize that doctors were told to treat pain at all costs and that they weren't doing their job if they weren't prescribing enough opiods.
As much as I want to agree with this, that statement is wrong. They cracked down HARD on prescriptions. Can't even walk into a doctor's office without a barrage of questions about narcotics and my history with them and other shit and I don't even go in for that kind of stuff. A lot of the doctors I've went to even tried prescribing me other stuff before narcotics.
I'm not denying that there are doctors out there handing out those kind of prescriptions like candy still but they're gonna get their licenses suspended/revoked real soon and real quick.
It's not the weed that he's in trouble for. He's in trouble for not even meeting with the patients or consulting and then prescribing it. We at least have to have the facts straight if we're going to keep trying to fix injustices.
Either way, while I agree that opiods are widely abused and the medical industry doesn't help, the same thing would and has happened with doctors prescribing opiods.
Oh, did every doctor in the country get suspended with him?
In Washington, there used to be billboards advertising doctors who could get your weed card. Ads in the back pages as well.
Nah he’s just the example they are trying to set to scare other doctors
No. Read the story. God this comment thread is filled with so much misinformation.
He's in trouble for not even consulting with the patients and writing the scrips. Which is bad. I'm all for legal weed, I'm a heavy user myself. But this dude couldn't even keep up the facade.
Oh no. Dont let those people that were going to buy weed anyway do it legally and pay taxes on it.
ffs just make it legal. why are we wasting people's time and resources with this.
Because for profit prisons
With a name like Dr. Marijuana, are we surprised?
It's New jersey. He must have failed to pay the man.
I love how you can tell all the top comments never read the article.
LOL here in los angeles, I can call a guy and do it over the phone, get my rec in email. Maybe 20 minutes and $40.
C'mon Murica, catch up. . . . we're banking billions over here and letting people chill the fuck out.
Every marijuana doc is like this, most are just smart enough to require you to submit some medical info that they pretend to look at.
When I did it to get a card in Cali, I did it in video chat on my smartphone. They record all of them. The doctor asks you what's wrong with you, you tell him whatever, he asks what you've tried already, you tell him, then he says "I'm recommending Marijuana" and you get your recommend.
They do it this way for liability reasons. If this doctor didn't do any of that, that's on him, but the paid-for media don't care about facts. They just make whatever stories their paid to now.
That and they don’t go around calling themself “Dr. Marijuana”
Has anyone noticed an influx of anti-marijuana articles/posts in the past few months? I feel like the big Pharmaceutical companies are trying there best to suppress it.
No. That’s just your biased conspiratorial mind speaking. I love weed and this website has always been completely pro-weed, including now.
I was going to say, every day there's an article posted to science about weed and at least 1 or 2 a week seem to make it to the front page.
made himself rich by meeting patients in rented hotel ball rooms across the state and charging $350 for the initial visit and $100 every quarter to re-up each patient’s registration in the program. He authorized 3,250 patients over four years, Grewal said.
I'm not gonna lie that sounds real shiesty and not exactly like some selfless weed-for-all doctor...
Thank you. All the stoners in this thread going reeee because of the headline, because who needs to actually read when you can smoke weed, right?
Dude created the most sleazy and suspect way to go about this possible up to a point where it is clearly criminal. Good riddance.
Better than being a 'Dr. Opioid'.