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Copied from from words of today's legislative session. Although cannabis is not mentioned, this shows some of our legislators are aware of the huge problem of chronic pain in Michigan. Sure like to think this is good news in one way or another.

 

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Reps. LeBlanc, Barnett, Constan, Denby, Goike, Heise, Kowall, Kurtz, Liss, Lori, O’Brien, Poleski, Rogers, Segal,

Shaughnessy, Slavens, Stamas and Tyler offered the following resolution:

 

House Resolution No. 121.

 

A resolution to declare September 2011 as Pain Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

 

Whereas, One third of all Michiganders suffer from chronic pain yearly, many for the rest of their lives; and Whereas, Although medical knowledge and technologies exist to relieve or reduce pain, greater awareness and research

is needed in order to properly treat pain and people with pain, including those near the end of life who in most part get very little or no relief and our veterans who suffer now from unique and difficult to treat conditions; and

 

Whereas, People who suffer from chronic pain are too often stigmatized and marginalized, and often uninformed as to

their right to effective pain assessment and management; and

 

Whereas, There are national organizations and coalitions such as the American Pain Association (ACPA) and Partners

for Understanding Pain (PUP) working to raise awareness among healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public

at large regarding issues of people living with pain, especially chronic pain; and

 

Whereas, A statewide month dedicated to educating all Michiganders on the issues of those living with pain can result

in a better informed public and better planning of therapies for those that suffer from chronic pain; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare September 2011 as Pain

Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. We respect the needs of those with pain and seek to make those needs known

to the population of the great state of Michigan.

 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

 

The resolution was adopted.

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Peace. :rock:

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Copied from from words of today's legislative session. Although cannabis is not mentioned, this shows some of our legislators are aware of the huge problem of chronic pain in Michigan. Sure like to think this is good news in one way or another.

 

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Reps. LeBlanc, Barnett, Constan, Denby, Goike, Heise, Kowall, Kurtz, Liss, Lori, O’Brien, Poleski, Rogers, Segal,

Shaughnessy, Slavens, Stamas and Tyler offered the following resolution:

 

House Resolution No. 121.

 

A resolution to declare September 2011 as Pain Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

 

Whereas, One third of all Michiganders suffer from chronic pain yearly, many for the rest of their lives; and Whereas, Although medical knowledge and technologies exist to relieve or reduce pain, greater awareness and research

is needed in order to properly treat pain and people with pain, including those near the end of life who in most part get very little or no relief and our veterans who suffer now from unique and difficult to treat conditions; and

 

Whereas, People who suffer from chronic pain are too often stigmatized and marginalized, and often uninformed as to

their right to effective pain assessment and management; and

 

Whereas, There are national organizations and coalitions such as the American Pain Association (ACPA) and Partners

for Understanding Pain (PUP) working to raise awareness among healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public

at large regarding issues of people living with pain, especially chronic pain; and

 

Whereas, A statewide month dedicated to educating all Michiganders on the issues of those living with pain can result

in a better informed public and better planning of therapies for those that suffer from chronic pain; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare September 2011 as Pain

Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. We respect the needs of those with pain and seek to make those needs known

to the population of the great state of Michigan.

 

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

 

The resolution was adopted.

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Peace. :rock:

 

 

I will wait and see how they vote on the bills that will affect patients with pain. They can approve a resolution, but if they vote to restrict the ways that patients can get relief, or take away their access to the medication that helps them it's not worth the paper it was printed on.

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That is good especially to see my rep Heise involved as has been non-responsive to my MM emails. Always good to raise awareness especially about the stigma and marginalization that goes on in Dr. offices... AND the looks of doubt some have since "Pain is subjective", opiate abuse and sometimes questionable litigation. Don't get me started. TODAY... this... this is a GOOD THING! :thumbsu:

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One third of all Michiganders suffer from chronic pain yearly
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Michigan Population

9,969,727 - Jul 2009

 

So thats 3,290,009.91 people that qualify in Michigan JUST for Chronic Pain.... No wonder why Chronic pain is the leading condition for people getting there MM card......

 

We need to get all 3.3 mil people legal!!!

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According to this report 13%+ of Michigan's total population is disabled in the age group of 16-64. It gets worse the poorer you are...imagine that...

 

Disability POPULATION Statistics for Michigan From Pooled 2005-2007 ACS PUMS Data

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/knew/

 

 

According to this report its closer to 50% total population of Michigan has a disability.

 

http://www.alignmentsaginawcountyreport.org/disability-population-statistics-for-michigan-ages-21-64.html

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According to this report 13%+ of Michigan's total population is disabled in the age group of 16-64. It gets worse the poorer you are...imagine that...

 

Disability POPULATION Statistics for Michigan From Pooled 2005-2007 ACS PUMS Data

 

http://www.pbs.org/w...ine/shows/knew/

 

 

According to this report its closer to 50% total population of Michigan has a disability.

 

http://www.alignment...ages-21-64.html

 

 

Your misreading for the second table it is a breakdown of those within the disabled population 48.8% are male etc . These statistics can be confusing , interesting information . The first table wouldn't open this website cut's off the link making it useless as a protection I believe but it can be frustrating . I hope your doing as well as possible today EdwardGlen.

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