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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 05:40 PM

69. I appreciate, having an opposing view,

but not to have a platform to lie! I'd like Samuels to document ANYONE going thru "withdrawal" from the kind herb! In 1990, I went thru a horrendous withdrawal and was in the hospital for 8 weeks, because of Xanax, legally prescribed for three years...........

I've been using the kind herb, off and on, for 11 years for neuropathy in my feet and lower legs, and several other symptoms from an auto-immune decease. I suffered the pain for 14 years before I could get the KH. I used Neurotin till the side-affects became permanent; tinitus and vertigo. I used Tegretol for 7-8 years that may also have caused some permanent side-affects.

I've had to go without the KH for days and weeks at a time in the past 11 years and while the pain and other symptoms returned, there were ZERO withdrawal symptoms! The KH also benefits those symptoms from the legal drug use. So I am on very little medication for years now. The only one I need is a light doze for HBP.

So for this mf'er to say he's treated people for the KH "addiction is just so full of shit and really pisses me off! If I never had any emotional upset or affects from going without for several days, where are the one's that did?!?

I would do anything for the KH to be decriminalized. I live in a red state and a super red county. Redneck evangelicalism abounds here, with bible verses on pick-up trucks and on signs on one's front lawns. The hypocrisy is hip deep.
So I live in fear all the time of being arrested and causing harm to my sons who live and work locally, in good jobs, with one being a federal job. So, I'm afraid to even sign a petition or get involved with helping a bill pass.

That's hard on me, as I used to lobby and took part in activism for many issues in the past for many years. I'm very proud of the work I did in the mid '80's with the state justice dept. for victim rights laws that got passed. I was the most active in my county for that one. Boy, did we celebrate it when it passed!

Living in a different state, NC, I would also go before the zoning board to protest developers raping wooded area, for housing developments. I was often successful in their compromise to allow them to build less units, like reduced from 20 to 15, one time and to build around the more mature trees and to plant at least half as many new trees, for the ones they bull-dozed down. Needless to say, I was not popular among housing contractors and developers. Tree huggers like me pissed them off.....

But I am thrilled with Dr. Gupta for coming forth so strongly! And when he said that the only thing that works for my sort of pain, is the kind herb, I wanted to jump thru my monitor screen and hug him!

Damn, God love you Dr!! The more people who know the truth, the sooner bills will get passed and I can live out the last few years of my life, pain free and worry free of losing everything, by getting arrested for using a God given, natural, harmless remedy, for a better quality of life.

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