Well, once again it appears that Florida citizens have gathered enough signatures to put the question of medical marijuana back up for a vote. I haven’t really been following the issue here all that closely, though I do have a personal interest in the outcome. As I’ve mentioned on here before (yeah, I get tired of listening to me complain too) I am a chronic pain patient and would love to have another option to control the pain other than the stupid opioids that I shove down my gullet. So, if the unthinkable happens and the State of Florida legalized pot, will the purchase of the drug be covered by insurance like any other script?
I assume that if you are able to use pot legally that you’ll be able to grow it on your property in some small quantity. If that’s the case will insurance provide you the starter seeds? I would think that they would want you to. If I’m treating my pain with homegrown vs having to get morphine from the pharmacy it would be less costs for them.
Last question, is marijuana a viable option for those of us in pain? Does it work as well as opioid painkillers? If it does, does that mean to get pain relief you have to be baked out of your mind to or are there certain strains that relieve pain without getting you high? This is very important as I no longer have my collection of Pink Floyd CD’s, a must if I’m going to be baked.