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Frustration in New Mexico

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by Totah Sam, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. I can't apply for medical marijuana.


    Because my illness isn't on the "approved" list.

    Multiple Sclerosis
    Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity

    I have Sarcoidosis. The main symptoms that I deal with are erythema nodosum, arthritis in my knee, ankle & shoulder joints, lymph glands, heart, migraines, muscle weakness & chronic fatigue. I also struggle with appetite loss during flare-ups and the usual horrors of chemo drug therapy. The pain is beyond describing. The fatigue is so bad that raising my arms over my head is exhausting. I have to take rest periods while showering. (I have a chair in the shower stall) The chemo is the only viable treatment possible for me. So I'm taking methotrexate which is normally used in the treatment of breast cancer.

    Cortical steroids are used in the treatment of sarcoidosis. Unless there is a reason cortical steroids create more problems than they fix. In my case it would have triggered diabetes. I got a second opinion on that and it was confirmed. My mother and one brother have diabetes. So that's the reason for methotrexate.

    I work full time. I am not a "burden" to the state. I pay my own medical bills. I am not on disability and never will be but it's getting harder and harder to work a full day. I've had to apply for FMLA to keep from losing my job. What keeps me going is marijuana. It deals with the pain, nausea, appetite loss, and inflammation. But I can't have it because I'm not on a list. Being caught with it will cost me my job. No job, no medication. Guess who is going to need disability?

    My one option is to find a drug dealer and buy it illegally. One, I won't do that. Two, offhand I don't know any dealers or even know where to begin to ask. Three, I have too much to lose for this option to be considered. So I'm stuck with:

    • High doses of ibuprofen (kidney/liver damage)
    • furosemide (potassium depletion)
    • potassium cl (to combat the effects of the furosemide)
    • Demerol, hydrocodone, etc. (highly addictive)
    • phenigren
    I can't find a doctor that will go to bat for me. They don't want to lose their medical license. Where do I go from here? Help?
  2. That is crazy I wish I could help you. I don't see why a doctor should lose their medical license, that is a very legitimate case to fight.
  3. In California, there is a provision made in the law for other debilitating conditions, I am not familiar with the New Mex laws, but there is probably a clause to allow lesser well known chronic conditions to be treated. Most States will allow some leeway, check the NM law over, call the local NORML chapter, they might be able to help you.

    Sorry to hear of your plight, welcome to the Catch-22 universe of medical mary. Best of luck.

  4. no such provision exists in the New Mexico law.

    Under current state law, the only qualifying conditions for the medical cannabis program are:
    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Epilepsy
    • Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity
    • HIV/AIDS
  5. Because Federal law does not recognize state medical marijuana laws & the doctors in my area have been threatened with loss of license AND prosecution.

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