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Is Marinol Legal In The Usa

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AIDS InfoNet

Marijuana

...reduce nausea, increase appetite, and decrease pressure in the eye. The Bottom Line Marijuana is an herb that is smoked or baked into food. It has been used for health purposes for thousands of years. It was legal in the United States until the 1930s. It stimulates the appetite, reduces nausea and some types of pain, and reduces pressure inside the eye. U.S. drug policy made marijuana illegal in 1970. However, health care providers can...
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Marijuana

I've noticed, quite by accident, that smoking marijuana greatly reduces the side effects associated with my meds. Is this common with other HIVers? I casually mentioned this to my doctor and even inquired about obtaining it for "medicinal"...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

...changing drug, use of marijuana has a potential for abuse and therefore anyone with an addictive history should be cautious. You should also be mindful that marijuana smoke contains numerous toxins, so a synthetic cannabinoid such as Marinol... Read more »

Marijuana

I've noticed, quite by accident, that smoking marijuana greatly reduces the side effects associated with my meds. Is this common with other HIVers? I casually mentioned this to my doctor and even inquired about obtaining it for "medicinal"...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...regimens. In the US Marinol is approved for HIV-related wasting and nausea but is very expensive (real thing is cheaper but illegal!). Most HIV docs are knowledgable about marijuana in there patients and its pluses and minuses. KH Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...an herb that is smoked or baked into food. It has been used for health purposes for thousands of years. It was legal in the United States until the 1930s. It stimulates the appetite, reduces nausea and some types of pain, and reduces pressure... Read more »

Marijuana versus Marinol

In recent debates over the use of marijuana versus marinol to help PWA's against wasting and other side effects such as naseua or diarrhea; what is your position on legalizing marijuana for medicinal porposes? Also are there any pros and cons...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...far. I do have some problems with smoking pot in terms of possible lung effects, impurities and toxins. Marinol is the best legal alternative at present. I prescribe it extensively for nausea and encourage my patients to try various... Read more »
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Marihuana

...secas de la marihuana son fumadas o agregadas al hornear alimentos. Los proveedores de atención médica pueden recetar Marinol legalmente. Algunas personas experimentan los mismos efectos con Marinol que al fumar marihuana. Otros prefieren... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Important Resources in the USA

...986-0340; www.womenhiv.org/ The Centers for Disease Control maintains a database of over 19,000 service organizations in the United States dealing with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases. You can search this database on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications that fight nausea can also help. AIDS activists have long urged the legalization of marijuana. It reduces nausea and stimulates the appetite. In the late 1990s, several states... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...going on to understand how HIV behaves in the gut and how to develop drugs to target HIV there. HIV Medications When you start a new drug, you may experience GI symptoms at first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains... Read more »
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Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
...I'm thinking about asking my doc for marinol....I am honest with her about smoking weed, and i would like to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would Read more »

Marinol???

Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
...Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
I just have a quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please. Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also... Read more »

Does anybody know any good legal advice

Posted by franfrog, 6 Replies
I know evry state is different, but just a general would be great. I have a woman in my complex, who owns the house outright, well her deceased husband does. Anyway, she is the biggest slob and starts problems with everyone. She has not paid her... Read more »