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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Once again, out of curiosity, would you mind sharing your perception of what "REGULARLY" means to you.

    If we don't define the word "REGULARLY" then everybody could actually have a different perspective of its meaning.

    If you don't want to share that...okay, your business.
    There's a strong probability that this isn't something you want to hear, but I probably wouldn't go or take my family to a doctor that I knew used pot at all. So...........the number for you is zero. Zero tolerance from me for doctors that use pot at all.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    There's a strong probability that this isn't something you want to hear, but I probably wouldn't go or take my family to a doctor that I knew used pot at all. So...........the number for you is zero. Zero tolerance from me for doctors that use pot at all.
    I have no reason not to want to hear that.

    Having options is one of the great things about being an American. After all, we should all have the liberty to seek out the best health care providers that we can afford, right?

    I simply ask for your perception of what "regularly" meant to you. Now you've clearly defined what that means to you, which is ZERO use at all for any reason.

    Thanks....

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    Re knew regularly smoked marijuana?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Well by this standard then, I shouldn't be too concerned if I saw my doc apparently driving drunk because any harm that could potentially be done would not be done intentionally or willfully.
    I'm not sure someone smoking a joint at home is comparable to a behavior that knowingly endangers others

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    Yes, I would if they were a good doctor and they may be into alternative medicine which would be refreshing from the new drug dealers...the makers of drugs for everything now that aren't necessary in a lot of cases that doctors continue to peddle. I would rather the dr prescribe some good bud to battle a sore throat or flu than say: amoxicillan etc. Or bud to battle insomnia versus some of the sleeping pills etc
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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Not a chance, in fact, if I knew it for a fact (rather than just a suspicion), I'd turn him in to both the police and the AMA.
    Unless he's high on the job who cares what he does in his free time? And if I had the choice between a high doctor and a drunk doctor I would... Well that's a no brainer.
    And isn't the conservative party supposed to be for small government? I guess that excludes what people do in the privacy of their own homes and only goes for wall street.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    we cant know that
    You can't know it about alcohol, either. Are we to suspect any doctor who has a beer or glass of wine or two a day of drinking on the job? May as well throw them all out if that's the case.
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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    Unless he's high on the job who cares what he does in his free time? And if I had the choice between a high doctor and a drunk doctor I would... Well that's a no brainer.
    And isn't the conservative party supposed to be for small government? I guess that excludes what people do in the privacy of their own homes and only goes for wall street.
    Small government, not no government, we do need regulatory control in many industries which the government is in a perfect position to oversee. Given the choice between a high doctor and a drunk doctor, I'd keep looking and probably report them both.
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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    Unless he's high on the job who cares what he does in his free time? And if I had the choice between a high doctor and a drunk doctor I would... Well that's a no brainer.
    And isn't the conservative party supposed to be for small government? I guess that excludes what people do in the privacy of their own homes and only goes for wall street.
    Why is it a no brainer, I lost a friend a few years back because someone that was high ran over them with a large piece of equipment. Pot is just as bad as alcohol maybe even worse since it is not tested for as often and harder to spot.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Pot is just as bad as alcohol maybe even worse since it is not tested for as often and harder to spot.
    You don't actually believe that, do you?Many people die from alcohol use. Nobody dies from marijuana use. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 37,000 annual U.S. deaths, including more than 1,400 in Colorado, are attributed to alcohol use alone (i.e. this figure does not include accidental deaths). On the other hand, the CDC does not even have a category for deaths caused by the use of marijuana.
    People die from alcohol overdoses. There has never been a fatal marijuana overdose. The official publication of the Scientific Research Society, American Scientist, reported that alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs and using just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect could lead to death. Marijuana is one of – if not the – least toxic drugs, requiring thousands of times the dose one would use to get the desired effect to lead to death. This “thousands of times” is actually theoretical, since there has never been a case of an individual dying from a marijuana overdose. Meanwhile, according to the CDC, hundreds of alcohol overdose deaths occur the United States each year.
    The health-related costs associated with alcohol use far exceed those for marijuana use. Health-related costs for alcohol consumers are eight times greater than those for marijuana consumers, according to an assessment recently published in the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Journal. More specifically, the annual cost of alcohol consumption is $165 per user, compared to just $20 per user for marijuana. This should not come as a surprise given the vast amount of research that shows alcohol poses far more – and more significant – health problems than marijuana.
    Alcohol use damages the brain. Marijuana use does not. Despite the myths we've heard throughout our lives about marijuana killing brain cells, it turns out that a growing number of studies seem to indicate that marijuana actually has neuroprotective properties. This means that it works to protect brain cells from harm. For example, one recent study found that teens who used marijuana as well as alcohol suffered significantly less damage to the white matter in their brains. Of course, what is beyond question is that alcohol damages brain cells.
    Alcohol use is linked to cancer. Marijuana use is not. Alcohol use is associated with a wide variety of cancers, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. Marijuana use has not been conclusively associated with any form of cancer. In fact, one study recently contradicted the long-time government claim that marijuana use is associated with head and neck cancers. It found that marijuana use actually reduced the likelihood of head and neck cancers. If you are concerned about marijuana being associated with lung cancer, you may be interested in the results of the largest case-controlled study ever conducted to investigate the respiratory effects of marijuana smoking and cigarette smoking. Released in 2006, the study, conducted by Dr. Donald Tashkin at the University of California at Los Angeles, found that marijuana smoking was not associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer. Surprisingly, the researchers found that people who smoked marijuana actually had lower incidences of cancer compared to non-users of the drug.
    Alcohol is more addictive than marijuana. Addiction researchers have consistently reported that marijuana is far less addictive than alcohol based on a number of factors. In particular, alcohol use can result in significant and potentially fatal physical withdrawal, whereas marijuana has not been found to produce any symptoms of physical withdrawal. Those who use alcohol are also much more likely to develop dependence and build tolerance.
    Alcohol use increases the risk of injury to the consumer. Marijuana use does not. Many people who have consumed alcohol or know others who have consumed alcohol would not be surprised to hear that it greatly increases the risk of serious injury. Research published this year in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that 36 percent of hospitalized assaults and 21 percent of all injuries are attributable to alcohol use by the injured person. Meanwhile, the American Journal of Emergency Medicine reported that lifetime use of marijuana is rarely associated with emergency room visits. According to the British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, this is because: "Cannabis differs from alcohol … in one major respect. It does not seem to increase risk-taking behavior. This means that cannabis rarely contributes to violence either to others or to oneself, whereas alcohol use is a major factor in deliberate self-harm, domestic accidents and violence." Interestingly enough, some research has even shown that marijuana use has been associated with a decreased risk of injury.

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