posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 04:18 PM
Originally posted by swoopaloop
That's not bull at all. Instead of a Doctor Prescribing Opiates, prescribe them cannabis. People who like prescription pain killers are hooked
because the doctor makes them take them because of an injury, not because they're heroine users.
People who are already addicted to opiates will not quit them just to smoke cannabis. With Cannabis legalization, less opiates will be prescribed,
which would lead to less opiate addiction.
I'm not saying that no opiates would never be prescribed again because as a pain killer they are necessary for pains that Cannabis would not be able
Except that Cannabis is a terrible pain killer for many things. While there are certain types of pain, and certain types of people that can get relief
from Cannabis, Opiates are far, far superior in the pain killing game.
From personal experience, after I had surgery, Cannabis made the pain worse. It cause horrible throbbing and burning where I was cut open. I didn't
make that mistake again. Opiates on the other hand, were quite useful in reducing the amount of pain I was in.
Like I said, Cannabis is useful for certain types of pain, usually aches and muscle pain. But serious pain, like getting cut up or shot up, kind of
pain, it's useless. Even pretty useless for broken bones. And in my case, made the pain worse.
Someone was saying you don't get "high" if you are in real pain. That's not true at all. Again, during my surgery, coming DIRECTLY out of surgery
in the "recovery room" or whatever it's called where they let you rest for a bit after surgery, I was in extreme pain, maxed out the amount of
morphine they could give me, so they gave me fentanyl in addition. I was definitely "feeling" the opiates, even though I was still in pain. I think
it just comes down to at that point, where you are in real pain, you don't care about getting high, only stopping the pain. But you can still be
getting high off opiates WHILE you are in extreme pain.