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Suffer from arthritis in the knees and neck. Have marijuana addiction. Advice?

hello ...iam applying or trying to apply for the medical marijuana program with little to no luck...i have many catagory 2 issues and i also have catagory 1 issues.....i have arthritis in my elbows,knees,neck and i beleive in my lower back..i know that arthritis is under catagory 1 and i dont need a specalist to fill my forms out,,,but i cant find a doctor that will and my family doctor wont because he doesnt want to be part of that system,,does any of you know what i can do or can any of you help me
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Medical marijuana is for entirely different uses and is not the best thing for you. I recommend that you slowly go off of marijuana in any form that you may be using it. Please take the help of a substance abuse counselor and NA groups when you are trying to do the same. It can be very helpful. I think that your arthritis is not related to your addiction, but can be making it worse. So it will benefit you from taking yourself off of the weed. I do think that you should be seeing a psychiatrist to potentially have those forms filled if they could be done. I hope this helps.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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