Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Old Jan 26th 2019, 2:55 pm
  #16  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,263
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Originally Posted by anuny View Post
Sorry to hear about your wife, Gordon. My understanding (that of a non-medical professional) is the medical benefits of medical marijuana is hotly contested. However, according to one doc who I know, and he's in the frontlines; its better to do MM than opioids for pain management.
The main problem with MM is that it has to battle against the prejudice generated by a hundred years of equating cannabis with heavy drugs such as heroin. I myself (also a non-medical person!) don't believe that cannabis is nearly as dangerous to our communities as alcohol has proven to be. As you say, it's way safer than opioids. It may or may not cure cancer, but it certainly keeps the pain at bay.
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Mar 2nd 2019, 11:55 pm
  #17  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,263
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Last night we met up with a friend with arthritis of the hip, who told us that he had recently, accidentally, tripped out on cannabis oil - in exactly the same way that my wife did a while back. What happened to them both was this... reaching the end of the bottle, there was a little bit left at the bottom, so they thought, "Well that's not much; I might as well finish it off". And that "little bit" put them over the edge. No damage done, but it was a wee bit scary for them - and I report it here for the benefit of anybody else who might do the same! I don't know if the little bit was dregs, or what.
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Mar 3rd 2019, 9:40 am
  #18  
BEfuddled
 
BuckinghamshireBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2016
Location: Brasschaat, Vlaanderen, België.
Posts: 4,478
BuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow View Post
Last night we met up with a friend with arthritis of the hip, who told us that he had recently, accidentally, tripped out on cannabis oil - in exactly the same way that my wife did a while back. What happened to them both was this... reaching the end of the bottle, there was a little bit left at the bottom, so they thought, "Well that's not much; I might as well finish it off". And that "little bit" put them over the edge. No damage done, but it was a wee bit scary for them - and I report it here for the benefit of anybody else who might do the same! I don't know if the little bit was dregs, or what.
That'll be the 'hybrid' version then?

I've been taking CBD oil in capsule form (no THC content) for about ten days now for my back pain, and am very happy to say that it's working well - better than I'd hoped for. The day to day pain is almost completely away now, so am feeling much more inclined to up the exercise and get the back and leg muscles in better shape. Win-win.






'
BuckinghamshireBoy is offline  
Old Mar 3rd 2019, 6:10 pm
  #19  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,263
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
That'll be the 'hybrid' version then?

I've been taking CBD oil in capsule form (no THC content) for about ten days now for my back pain, and am very happy to say that it's working well - better than I'd hoped for. The day to day pain is almost completely away now, so am feeling much more inclined to up the exercise and get the back and leg muscles in better shape. Win-win.
Yes, it was the 10:10 mixture, Bucks! THC doesn't add anything to the pain-relief, but it just might help control the cancer. My wife refuses all chemo and radiation. I tried to persuade our insurer that MM is chemo, when prescribed by a doctor, but they say it doesn't qualify. Sigh...
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 11:32 am
  #20  
BEfuddled
 
BuckinghamshireBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2016
Location: Brasschaat, Vlaanderen, België.
Posts: 4,478
BuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Not directly relevant to Cayman, but this is getting a fair bit of air time on the BBC at the moment.

'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis
BuckinghamshireBoy is offline  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 12:18 pm
  #21  
I still dont believe it..
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: 12 degrees north
Posts: 2,511
uk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

While the scale appears - a storm in a teacup - Its not surprising, the NHS has this weird - very unamerican idea that medicines should be subjected to proper evaluation before allowing people to use them, especially when the taxpayer is funding it. The NHS has been saying, its available when there is a proven requirement it works for, its actually cheaper than SOME of the stuff used.

In trump land, the various really non medical uses is completely acceptable as its your money. I guess the same is becoming true in the UK, and some clearly work because the NHS funds it but lets face it, a lot of people do want it for other reasons.

‘NICE said it was unable to make a recommendation about the use of cannabis-based medicines for severe treatment-resistant epilepsy "because there was a lack of clear evidence that these treatments provide any benefits".

And this has led to the introduction of private clinics.

Grow Biotech, which handles about three-quarters of all medical cannabis imported into the UK, said as of July it had received more than 100 requests for private prescriptions - of which about 60 had been fulfilled.’

uk_grenada is offline  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 3:15 pm
  #22  
BEfuddled
 
BuckinghamshireBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2016
Location: Brasschaat, Vlaanderen, België.
Posts: 4,478
BuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond reputeBuckinghamshireBoy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Originally Posted by uk_grenada View Post
While the scale appears - a storm in a teacup - Its not surprising, the NHS has this weird - very unamerican idea that medicines should be subjected to proper evaluation before allowing people to use them, especially when the taxpayer is funding it. The NHS has been saying, its available when there is a proven requirement it works for, its actually cheaper than SOME of the stuff used.

In trump land, the various really non medical uses is completely acceptable as its your money. I guess the same is becoming true in the UK, and some clearly work because the NHS funds it but lets face it, a lot of people do want it for other reasons.

‘NICE said it was unable to make a recommendation about the use of cannabis-based medicines for severe treatment-resistant epilepsy "because there was a lack of clear evidence that these treatments provide any benefits".

And this has led to the introduction of private clinics.

Grow Biotech, which handles about three-quarters of all medical cannabis imported into the UK, said as of July it had received more than 100 requests for private prescriptions - of which about 60 had been fulfilled.’

I don't want to drag this away from Gordon's original post, but there's a couple of things that I haven't quite figured out, and would therefore like to throw into the mix.

For starters, I am outside of UK law. I cannot buy CBD here in BE per se, but I can buy via Internet perfectly legally from NL. I have been using CBD capsules for chronic back pain for five months now, and the results are fantastic. THC may be present, but if at all in miniscule dose, as per EU regulations.

I am not on prescription - obviously - but will pose the question next time I'm due in for a 'service'. The cost to me to achieve a mostly pain-free life is just over €100 per month, which is nowhere near some of the figures being quoted in that BBC piece and elsewhere.

A few weeks back a friend in the UK mentioned that they may not be able come over to visit us as planned as his wife had experienced a back episode similar to mine, constant pain, travel unthinkable etc., so I mentioned my CBD capsules. A day later he reported that his wife had found 'similar' on a website of a High Street name outlet, the price was approximately 80% of that which I pay. I had a look, and then found the sting - the capsules had only 20% of the CBD concentration of mine, rendering them effectively useless for purpose unless ramping up the dose hugely.

I haven't yet spent time to drill down of the BBC piece, it could be just more media "let's try and do a piece without mentioning the 'B' word" kind of thing...

I know that they work for me, if I can get them cheaper by obtaining an approved prescription then so much the better, but if I can't, then I'll happily stick with what I have.

Mine are produced by an Austrian company, not a Dutch one.
BuckinghamshireBoy is offline  
Old Aug 16th 2019, 9:35 pm
  #23  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,263
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
Not directly relevant to Cayman, but this is getting a fair bit of air time on the BBC at the moment. 'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis
"Hundreds" will soon become hundreds of thousands, if my little community is anything to go by. A few months ago, there were (reportedly) 500 individuals on prescriptions out of a population of 66,000. (And, to be fair, probably 5000 buying "on the street"!) Not all doctors do prescribe, because they have reservations. But my wife just today went into hospital again for her cancer, and nurses and doctor nodded disinterestedly when she took her measured morning dose.
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Aug 19th 2019, 6:43 pm
  #24  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,263
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow View Post
Yes, it was the 10:10 mixture, Bucks! THC doesn't add anything to the pain-relief, but it just might help control the cancer.
I should have made it clear that the 10:10 mixture is 10 milligrams of THC + 10 millilitres of CDB. I've no idea of what that means in terms of effect. We had hoped that the THC content would at least retard the spread of the cancer. We've just learned that if it has done, it hasn't done much. A year after my wife's second draining of fluid off her lungs, her hospital pulmonologist has told her that her current breathlessness is not attributable to fluid but to the straightforward progression of the cancer. That, after a CT scan, X-rays, and all the trimmings. Nevertheless, she will continue with the cannabis - upping the dosage to three times a day, because it gives her a good night's sleep every time. We're thankful for small mercies.

As for the cost... here in our small Caribbean island it's about one hundred pounds a month (US$120), from our local pharmacies who import it from Canada (mostly).
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Aug 18th 2020, 1:04 am
  #25  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 4,263
Gordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond reputeGordon Barlow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

https://caymannewsservice.com/2020/0...-on-the-shelf/
This is not an advertisement of any kind - simply an update on the availability of medical cannabis in Cayman. I myself have not tried "vaporizable" cannabis oil, but would certainly be glad to have the choice if I needed it for pain. What's the situation in other islands in this region?
Gordon Barlow is offline  
Old Aug 18th 2020, 1:24 am
  #26  
I still dont believe it..
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: 12 degrees north
Posts: 2,511
uk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

As i guess you might expect, completely illegal here. The police would allow you to smoke it out of their view but recently someone was prosecuted for having 6 plants on their land.

If it was prescribed by a doctor, i suspect nobody would notice, but if they did there would be trouble from the god squad and government.
uk_grenada is offline  
Old Aug 18th 2020, 1:31 am
  #27  
I still dont believe it..
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: 12 degrees north
Posts: 2,511
uk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

I will check however - as a friend is a pharmacist, he should know if there are actually ways and means.
uk_grenada is offline  
Old Aug 18th 2020, 1:46 am
  #28  
I still dont believe it..
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: 12 degrees north
Posts: 2,511
uk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond reputeuk_grenada has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medical Cannabis Oil in Cayman

Just had confirmation, the authorities are attempting to completely remove it in all forms from chemists, prescription or otherwise, but heroin is perfectly legal to prescribe for the right uses.
uk_grenada is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.