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Author Topic: Kicking the habit with herbal Use  (Read 4384 times)

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Offline Kmg1947

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Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:18:21 pm »
Are there any suggestions with kicking the habit with the herb smoke.
My son uses it to help him with his appetite, and when he does he eats every thing
in his home and than comes over to my home and eats up every D thing.
He has his appointment in 2 weeks.
I am curious to know is there something that they can prescribe
to help you  w/appetite and gain weight.??
I wish he didn't smoke herbs, but I do enjoy seeing him eat well.
I love cooking and I made some baked boneless chicken with mozzarella cheese w/mushrooms inside, along with broccoli and jambalaya rice and I mean he inhaled
it. Do the medicines make you eat like this as well??

K
Loving Life through the Ups & Downs.

K

Offline wolfter

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2014, 12:52:51 pm »
When you say he's smoking herb, does that mean he's smoking weed? 

I'll assume so with my answer.  Not too far in the distant past, I was terribly sick and needed to add some weight pretty badly.  My doctor actually suggested it. 

I don't know of anything that can assist with weight gain and if he really needs this option, then I see nothing wrong with it.  Even now that I'm healthy I sometimes toke a little to get my appetite going. 

What is causing him not to eat without the herbs?  That's the starting point.

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Offline Kmg1947

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 02:40:26 pm »
Hello Wolfter,

He struggles with his appetite from time to time because his medicine keeps him so nauseated. Which is why he is seeing a new Doctor in 2 weeks to inquire on new treatment. He said the Weed helps him with not being so nauseated, as well as with keeping a appetite. You know in our state cannabis smoking has been decriminalized however you are still summons if caught with it on your person/car to paying a nice healthy penalty-fine and suspension of license for 6 months. Can be a bad situation for a person without it being medical etc. I don't even think our state provide medical cannabis.

K
Loving Life through the Ups & Downs.

K

Offline zach

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 03:33:10 pm »
i am smoking marijuana right now, my only suggestion to helping your son quit, give me his stash  ;D

Offline Dan0

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 04:02:00 pm »
Does he WANT to quit smoking? 

If he doesn't, then there isn't a lot that you'll be able to do to convince him to.
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2014, 04:10:06 pm »
i am smoking marijuana right now, my only suggestion to helping your son quit, give me his stash  ;D

I just got my medical marijuana card good for another twelve months!
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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 05:33:36 pm »
He said the Weed helps him with not being so nauseated, as well as with keeping a appetite.
it's not just "he said", actual studies have proven pot to nearly be a miracle drug for nausea and some types of neuropathy.
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Offline Kmg1947

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 05:36:02 pm »
i am smoking marijuana right now, my only suggestion to helping your son quit, give me his stash  ;D

Trust me Zach he won't let me give you his stash honey. LOL
I wish we had medical Mary Jane in our state. It was save allot of headaches here
for people who need if for medical reasons.

K

Ps : Yes Dan you are right! I guess he will stop when it is his time to stop.

Thanks for the information to Leatherman.
Loving Life through the Ups & Downs.

K

Offline zach

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 03:29:46 am »
looking back on my response, instead of the stoner comedy, i could have taken the high road, and been helpful

you want to cook for your son, thats awesome. learn to make cannabis butter, then anything you cook with butter can be medicinal for him!

http://tinyurl.com/ogoavyg (note to joe, figured that out the other day)

there is a ton of information on the net on cooking with marijuana, edibles are very trendy right now. look into it.

if it is the smoking (anything) that you object to, you're probably right. combustion is bad for the lungs. vaporizing is a much better alternative. again, plenty of information on the net about that. a good vaporizer would make a cool christmas gift. he'll get mileage from the story too, telling his buddies "yeah, thats the unit my mom got me"

but if it's some sort of moral issue, what is it that bothers you? i'd like to heal that.

while i'm here, just making nice. k, you're an awesome mom, that shines through in your posts. welcome to the forum
« Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 03:40:30 am by zach »

Offline Kmg1947

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 03:56:44 pm »
Awh..Ty Zach I truly feel your sincerity. I truly appreciate
the information. I am going to look into this. I'm Just being a big
baby. I don't see HIV. I see the child I love and would die for.
I respect every ones thoughts & feelings on here because it is there
feelings. I am just trying to learn and remain calm at the same time.
Ty for accepting me. I am 45 & still learning every day.


Blessings to u.

K
Loving Life through the Ups & Downs.

K

Offline harleymc

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 11:48:00 pm »
"I love cooking and I made some baked boneless chicken with mozzarella cheese w/mushrooms inside, along with broccoli and jambalaya rice and I mean he inhaled
it. Do the medicines make you eat like this as well??"

That sort of cooking wouldn't last long with me around either!

KMG, Allow me to offer you the freedom of my kitchen.
If you want to cook like that, I'll happily to the shopping, the clean up, get us a bottle of wine and do the sweets/ desserts.

Offline magneticlove

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Re: Kicking the habit with herbal Use
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 07:45:40 pm »
I have similar feedback.  Does your son want to stop smoking marijuana?  Is it causing him any harm right now?  I hear you about the legal risks, but, generally speaking, smoking marijuana could be a low risk activity, unless you're driving around stoned (a dumb decision all the way around).  My opinion (and this is kind of becoming accepted within the medical community) is that marijuana has medicinal value as an anti-nausea and to boost appetite, and I believe that it has far less side effects than most medications.  I'm HIV-negative but have struggled with nausea my whole life.  Marijuana in the past killed my nausea within like two minutes of taking two puffs, versus promethazine (which is what the doctor gave me in the past) that would take away my nausea but leave me completely knocked out for a good six hours. 

What does his doctor think about it?
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