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post #21 of 123
Looks like prop 19 didn't pass. Sigh.
post #22 of 123
poor California...and I know a dude (my old go-to-guy) who just moved out there so that he could get legal. He left us un-high and dry. Maybe he'll be back?????

it can't have lost too badly. it's times like this that it's important to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.






and there's my motivational speech for the day.
post #23 of 123
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Originally Posted by simple living mama View Post
Looks like prop 19 didn't pass. Sigh.
So frickin' bummed!!! It was 54% no, so it was fairly close.

Can anyone tell me what the process is to get a medical mj card in CA? I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder almost 7 years ago but only was on meds & went to follow up appointments for a few months because the meds had horroble side effects. Would that work? Do you even have to be diagnosed before you see the dr that gives you the card?
post #24 of 123
Well, we're moving back to AZ in Jan () so bummed it's still not legal (not that I thought it would pass), but excited it was kinda close. AND my old midwife that I had to leave posted on FB how she was upset about it too! Yay!! I don't remember who was posting about whether or not to tell her MW that she smokes, but now I know I'll be safe doing it when the time comes! It's so nice when you discover another person for marijuana, medicinal or recreational. (though I kinda consider all MJ use medicinal, even if the user is taking advantage)

There seem to be quite a few newbies, welcome, all!!!!!
post #25 of 123
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It's so nice when you discover another person for marijuana, medicinal or recreational. (though I kinda consider all MJ use medicinal, even if the user is taking advantage)
This is something I actually think about a fair bit. If you're using recreationally but you're a complete jerk when you're not smoking, shouldn't that count as medicinal? I think that a lot of people who don't experience physical pain or have an official diagnosis of anxiety or some such write their marijuana use off as recreational when in reality they're much happier and more functional with it than without it.

54%, huh? That gives me hope that within the next 20 years, the good green herb will be legalized. In the mean time, I will work on manifesting more of it into my daily existence.
post #26 of 123
Hi Mamas

Thought I would chime in re: breastfeeding and smoking(well vaping for me, we almost never smoke, I am ready to venture into edibles/tinctures as well!). I did with both kids, but more for DS and he is by far a much more chill little dude. They are both testing off the charts for advancement, both physical and mental. They are both very social individuals. In my humble opinion, they were benefitted if anything by my partaking during breastfeeding. I never noticed them being lethargtic or anything after nursing either. (And no, they weren't more hungry either..lol)

We were just offered a nice stash for cheap. It isn't fabo stuff, but I am going to be making edibles so it shouldn't make a difference anyways. For the price, it's WORTH IT! And besides, when we vape, we get all the good with very minimal usage. And we generally vape it twice. And then make hash oil from the leftovers! Plus the kif we get off grinding for the vape! It's alllll the good

Looking forward to Thanksgiving turkey soon, yum!
post #27 of 123
The thing about BFing and partaking that scares me, is what if something happens and your baby ends up in the ER, and they run a drug test, will the baby come up positive?

I had to go to the ER once while I was pregnant and they drew blood and ran a bunch of tests. Drug tests didn't end up in my medical record, but I was soooo paranoid it was making me sick.
post #28 of 123
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The thing about BFing and partaking that scares me, is what if something happens and your baby ends up in the ER, and they run a drug test, will the baby come up positive?

I had to go to the ER once while I was pregnant and they drew blood and ran a bunch of tests. Drug tests didn't end up in my medical record, but I was soooo paranoid it was making me sick.
I am pretty sure that unless you are on state aid and have signed the form allowing for random testing, they cannot test randomly for drug use. And unless they had a reason to test, I know they don't just randomly test babies for drug use. My kids have both been to the ER for stitches and neither time did they even remotely suggest drug testing. Unless your child were smoking a joint themselves and out there and they had cause to believe that you were drugging or hurting your child, I highly doubt that would be an issue.

During pregnancy and delivery, it might be a different story, especially based on state laws(so check into your own!) but I had a midwife and gave birth at home both times, so I never had to worry about random drug tests on me or the babes.

Basically what I am saying is to exercise caution based on your own research. No one answer is right for everyone until MJ becomes legalized.

HTH!
post #29 of 123

Drug Testing?

This seems like an appropriate place for this question and I'm hoping someone might have an answer for me:

I'm pregnant and due at the beginning of February. I have had severe trouble sleeping in the last few months, and have been known to use some tincture once in a while to help me fall asleep. However, I just heard from a friend of mine that occasionally hospitals will drug test mothers when they come in to deliver their babies. Does anyone know the exact stipulations of this? Does is vary state by state (I'm in New Mexico)? Or by insurance provider? Or only if the mother shows "signs" of being under the influence? This is such a frightening proposition for me and it seems as though hospitals would need some kind of consent from the mother in order to do this. I know that my midwife has not been testing me regularly, but I am planning to deliver in a local hospital.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
post #30 of 123
I've never heard of a mother being randomly drug tested. They need to have a reason to suspect that you have a problem. If you've been arrested for using _____, you might be tested. If you're on parole or have a history of drug abuse on paper, you might be tested. Otherwise, why would they bother? They need a reason to be that tense about things. If you come in for prenatal visits obviously strung out, they're likely to drug test you. If you just come in in labor? I can't imagine a reason in the world that they'd test you even if you were high as a kite when you walked through the door. I've never been drug tested during/after delivery, and I've had four kids in a hospital (two in NICU despite being at & near term). In fact, the day before I found out I was pregnant with my son I smoked and when I mentioned it to my doctor she just waved her hand and said not to worry about it. I don't think she even put it in my chart.

Maybe you should all have another puff and relax. I'll be here, smoking vicariously through you ladies.
post #31 of 123

I posted before about my ssi hearing and how my smoking mj may be a problem.Well,I won the hearing!The dr there said my mj use was not relevent,as I stopped for a couple of months and actually got worse.So I'm very happy!I won't have to worry so much about money now.They were actually very nice to me,it was not quite what I expected.I was so scared!

post #32 of 123
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Originally Posted by muldey View Post

I posted before about my ssi hearing and how my smoking mj may be a problem.Well,I won the hearing!The dr there said my mj use was not relevent,as I stopped for a couple of months and actually got worse.So I'm very happy!I won't have to worry so much about money now.They were actually very nice to me,it was not quite what I expected.I was so scared!


Happy for you!
 

post #33 of 123

Glad to hear it, muldey! :)

 

I'm having a crappy week which just became even more spectacular with the failure of my laptop's monitor. :eyesroll What I wouldn't give for a good hit right now. :shake Meh.

post #34 of 123

Subbing. I was also sad to see Prop 19 not pass, but it gave me a lot of hope that it will be legalized soon

post #35 of 123

OK, so right on time...medicinal mj use in AZ is now legal!! It passed by less than 1%, just be mail in votes, so I didn't think it did. Hooray-we just decided to move back after Christmas, so excited!

post #36 of 123

Sure has been quiet around here...happy thanksgiving to everyone, hope everyone is doing well and is "plentiful" ;)

post #37 of 123

Hello ladies, first time posting, not a big partaker, I love everything about it and wish I had more time for it, but I am very much for legalization, or at the least decriminalization.  However the issue I am dealing w/ now is my 12 year old partaking w/ her friends. I don't really want her doing it so young, at all, ,though I certainly tried it around her age. But my question is how to handle it. She says she has only tried it once, I don't want to be the big heavy, but like I said, I don't want her making it a habit, even a weekend habit, or monthly. I want her to wait until she's older, like, 19 years old(er)! I just read a recent study on NPR about kids who start smoking in their teen years have learning issues and the like later on. I just feel like I'm in the thick of it, and don't know what to do. Whats the common sense take on it?

post #38 of 123
Thread Starter 

oh thankgoodness muldey, thats really good to hear, we've been rooting for you for a while now!

it has been quiet, i dont have much time on here anymore but im still using daily and im getting great marks in college.

LO is 15 months and acts like he's 4 years old, very clever and a fast learner.

 

samuraimom, 12 is young! i was 15 when i smoked for the first time...hmm, hard one to deal, im thinking allowing her to be open about it around the house? at least she knows theres a safe place where they cant get in trouble after

 

play it down, see if she does peak a natural interest, but watch school! alot of young ones smoke instead of going to school

post #39 of 123
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Originally Posted by SamuraiMom View Post

Hello ladies, first time posting, not a big partaker, I love everything about it and wish I had more time for it, but I am very much for legalization, or at the least decriminalization.  However the issue I am dealing w/ now is my 12 year old partaking w/ her friends. I don't really want her doing it so young, at all, ,though I certainly tried it around her age. But my question is how to handle it. She says she has only tried it once, I don't want to be the big heavy, but like I said, I don't want her making it a habit, even a weekend habit, or monthly. I want her to wait until she's older, like, 19 years old(er)! I just read a recent study on NPR about kids who start smoking in their teen years have learning issues and the like later on. I just feel like I'm in the thick of it, and don't know what to do. Whats the common sense take on it?


Oh, wow, 12yrs! goodness, that does seem young, I don't blame you from being concerned. They just don't seem old enough at that age to be making such a big decision. I know this doesn't help you, but I'm just glad that I have a while before having to deal with that! I would just talk to her about it as open as you can be and know that, in the end, she'll make her own decision and hopefully it's the right one (wait!). I do agree that she's too young, but peer pressure is a much bigger force today than almost anything:( Good luck!
 

post #40 of 123

:wave  New to the thread and uhm I guess the lifestyle.  I started imbibing during my pregnancy because I couldn't take the prescription pills for a stomach acid problem I have (My stomach is trying to eat the rest of my body--it's festive!) and since pregnancy I have been partaking for anxiety.  I have a medical card and everything. :)  I find it hilarious that I never did pot until I had kids.  (Where is that smack yourself in the forehead smiley?)  duh.gif  There it is! It's been helping a lot.  I don't smoke every day but it is really helping me maintain an even temper even when I'm sober and normally that is really hard for me.  I have a long history of different psych issues stemming from a bad childhood and I've never been able to take pharmaceutical help for any of them. :(  But!  Things are looking up.  I'm becoming kind of fanatical about how awesome marijuana is now that I'm consistently using it for the first time in my life. :lol

 

 

As for the 12 year old... I used to teach high school and what I would tell the kids was, "Do you really want to start messing with your brain before it is fully developed?  Maybe hold off until you see which parts of it are expendable."  A few kids said they had never thought of it that way so they would wait.  Maybe they were lying. :)

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