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Pain Management Allowing Med. Marijuana In Oakland County


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Howdy all.  

 

I've been referred to the pain management-route for chronic scar tissue 'discomfort,' sacrolumbar arthritis ("tailbone joint"), and peripheral neuropathy for the last ~5 years. Though I utilize Mary Jane legally within the state, I've had NO luck finding 1 physician who allows but more so understands the benefits of combining narcotic opiates with marijuana, requiring a lower dosage of each due to the synergistic effect between the 2. I am located in Oakland County, which is one of if not THE WORST county in Michigan for having a med card and exercising one's rights.

 

I am wondering if anyone has heard of/has had success with actually getting medical care through any "pain management specialists" while having a MMM card. When I have called a few local clinics, they all have said, "We will not work with someone using 'medical weed' because we will get in big trouble with the Feds."  Honestly, I'm FED up with that excuse and have been reading about success stories.

 

Any info is greatly appreciated!!

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For whatever reason(s), every doctor I have gone to or contacted since getting this "Obamacare" Medicaid junk requires a urine test on the first visit to a new office, therefore eventually finding the marijuana indicators. I've not been one to lie to any medical personnel, but even if I did, they require urine tests before getting refills as well...

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I'm quadriplegic, get 3 5-325 hydrocodone with acetaminophen a day, told doc right off the bat I smoke grass. Never a problem but I'm in upper Michigan, but it was the same in Wisconsin for me and MJ is illegal there.

 

Don't know what to tell you besides try another county.

 

Sounds like Oakland county is a bad place to live regardless but some people are stuck where they are.

 

Good luck

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For whatever reason(s), every doctor I have gone to or contacted since getting this "Obamacare" Medicaid junk requires a urine test on the first visit to a new office, therefore eventually finding the marijuana indicators. I've not been one to lie to any medical personnel, but even if I did, they require urine tests before getting refills as well...

Please don't take this as hostile. I'm just trying to get a better idea of people's experience under the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) so I have a better idea of the overall impact of this legislation. In an earlier post you expressed disappointment with an "Obama care doctor," and in the above post, you refer to "Obamacare Medicaid junk."

 

I don't know what you mean by an "Obamacare dr." My understanding has been that "Obamacare" is pretty straightforward in that it requires everyone to have some form of insurance and requires open-market exchanges for people to sign-up with an insurance company. But as far as doctors billing insurance companies, it is the same-old, same-old. So I'm not sure what you mean by an "Obamacare doctor."

 

If you are so inclined, I'd appreciate any feedback you might have on how "Obamacare" has positively or negatively affected your healthcare costs and needs.

 

As far as you growing your own meds.....soil would be pretty simple as far as growing effort. But lugging bags of dirt around might be tough. I'd look into hempy buckets. A friend of mine does this. Basically you take a five-gallon bucket and drill a hole an inch or two up from the bottom of the bucket. Use perlite for your growing medium. It weighs almost nothing. You'll probably water the plant (with nutes included) every day or so. The space in the bottom of the bucket provides a reservoir for moisture but the roots still get plenty of fresh air. Easy, cheap, and no heavy lifting.

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Highlander, no offense or hard feelings taken!  

 

I'm thinking it's just the county I reside in. Being jobless and unable to work the past few years, I was approved for the Federal healthcare program for low/no income persons last year and have had nothing but horrid experiences. I understand that Oakland County is one of the richest in the state and the biases that come with money. The surrounding doctors who accept the insurance I have may just be the issue too, since I have seen both in clinicals at local hospitals and as a patient the initial response and attitude chance which tends to happen when the physician discovers I am a "Medicaid patient" and not a premium insurance holder/private care seeker it usually becomes a quick, non patient-oriented visit. It is just interesting to me that I was receiving good medical care before getting the medical card. Many people I talk to say to just tell them I do not medicate, but my experience in the last year has been the primary care physicians offices and pain management clinics require a pre-admission drug screen. If I "drop dirty" then I will be completely dropped from complete care due to some doctor's ideology that if they prescribe a narcotic to someone with marijuana in their system. 

 

I would love to begin producing my own medication but am not able to do so for a multitude of reasons. I do like the soil grown method as it seems to be more earthly and a bit "organic," supplies varying.

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doctors do not require any drug testing before treating you, if a doctor suspects a drug abuse problem and they are prescribing narcotics they then can test - but they will tell you that they are testing. Matter of fact testing you without your consent would be a big no no. doctors can refuse to treat just about anyone - they have that right

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Please don't take this as hostile. I'm just trying to get a better idea of people's experience under the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) so I have a better idea of the overall impact of this legislation. In an earlier post you expressed disappointment with an "Obama care doctor," and in the above post, you refer to "Obamacare Medicaid junk."

 

I don't know what you mean by an "Obamacare dr." My understanding has been that "Obamacare" is pretty straightforward in that it requires everyone to have some form of insurance and requires open-market exchanges for people to sign-up with an insurance company. But as far as doctors billing insurance companies, it is the same-old, same-old. So I'm not sure what you mean by an "Obamacare doctor."

 

If you are so inclined, I'd appreciate any feedback you might have on how "Obamacare" has positively or negatively affected your healthcare costs and needs.

 

As far as you growing your own meds.....soil would be pretty simple as far as growing effort. But lugging bags of dirt around might be tough. I'd look into hempy buckets. A friend of mine does this. Basically you take a five-gallon bucket and drill a hole an inch or two up from the bottom of the bucket. Use perlite for your growing medium. It weighs almost nothing. You'll probably water the plant (with nutes included) every day or so. The space in the bottom of the bucket provides a reservoir for moisture but the roots still get plenty of fresh air. Easy, cheap, and no heavy lifting.

 

the Affordable Care Act is 7,000 pages long i think theirs more of what it doesn't cover then what it does cover in it 

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