“Medical-grade cannabis” and other stories – IOTW Report

“Medical-grade cannabis” and other stories

The Common Sense Substack has a hella sad and hella good piece about the somatic disorders that in some cases are actually killing healthy young women.

Turns out certain types of women won’t just compete with each other in all the usual ways, they will fight over who has the worst case of chronic fatigue syndrome or POTS or, now, Long Covid. TikTok and Snapchat and Instagram give these subgroups a chance to come together in terribly self-destructive way.

But one line in the piece, about Sophie Jacobson, a 22-year-old woman who has quit college and now spends her days watching cartoons and going to doctors, particularly struck me:

Most days she wakes up nauseous and has to vape some medical-grade marijuana [emphasis added] to work up an appetite….

Of course. Jacobson needs “medical-grade” cannabis to help get out of bed. Back in the day, we called that “waking and baking.” more

11 Comments on “Medical-grade cannabis” and other stories

  1. I know a young couple who have been self medicating with pot for years because of chronic ailments. Not by doctors orders but because they believe it is helping them when from the outside it only looks like they are on a path to self destruction. They cannot work, don’t qualify for government support and are stealing from family members who try to help them. And they now blame everyone else for their condition and loss of almost everything they have. They are in their mid thirties and once had jobs and a home which they have lost. Now I’m reading these stories of others like them.

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  3. As the old saying goes, there is a good reason that it’s called dope. Smoking dope makes you stupid and have a constant craving for munchies from Taco Hell and Crap In A Box late night munchie meals.

  4. Was in the auto parts store the other day and they had cannabis scented little tree air fresheners.
    That’s the last thing I would want my vehicle to smell like should I be pulled over. Times sure are changing.

  5. Alcohol makes a lot of people stupid. Wasn’t a day that went by when the cops weren’t at someone’s house when I was a kid, pulling dad off of Mom because he was drunk and she wasn’t too far behind him. Or the family of 8 I grew up with who were all killed by a drunk driver – Xmas day. How many repeat DUIs do we see nowadays? /just sayingg

  6. I have never seen a dog that was in the hunt that knew it had fleas. If you are depressed, get off your ass and do something.

  7. Damn near all of the recently “discovered” disorders can be traced to this:
    Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a mental health condition marked by unstable emotions, a distorted self-image and an overwhelming desire to be noticed. People with HPD often behave dramatically or inappropriately to get attention. Tic Toc is where they congregate to congratulate each other.

  8. @JDHasty September 7, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    > If you are depressed, get off your ass and do something.

    Old. White. Man.

    It\’s the 21st century. \”Do something\” is (fabulous!) Insurrection\’s dead name.


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