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Old 08-22-2015, 07:46 AM   #1
Salt4wa
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Default Medical Marijuana

I'm an alcoholic that has been sober and in recovery for 4.5 years. I also have glaucoma that was diagnosed about 17 years ago. My physician has done laser surgery on my eyes (about 15 years ago) to reduce the pressure in my eyes that is causing damage to the optic nerve. I also use 2 prescription eye drops to keep the pressure low. This treatment has been very successful (I can still see good enough to pass driving tests) until this year. The eye pressure in my eyes is almost doubled in the past 6 months.

My doctor has prescribed new eye drops to reduce the pressure in my eye. A check in 1 month will indicate if this works. He has suggested I try medical marijuana (legal in this state) to treat the glaucoma in addition to the eye drops. He will help me get the paper work done to get a medical marijuana card from the state. I smoked marijuana back in the '70s but quit with no problem due to career path I was on and it was starting to make me feel paranoid when I smoked.

Is there anyone here that is an alcoholic that has used or is using medical marijuana? What are the pros and cons? How does medical marijuana affect your recovery from alcoholism? I don't want to be stoned, but I do want to keep my eye site as long as I can.
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