When our state initially legalized medicinal cannabis, I went right out and got our MMJ card.
I tied up the dentist’s visit and got the recommendation.
I filled out the necessary paperwork and paid the fees. It was such a relief when I was finally allowed to shop at the dispensary. I suffer from severe pain in our shoulders, back and hips due to a motorcycle accident many years ago. After many surgeries and tons of physical therapy, I found it hard to get back to our correct life. The stiffness of our joints, inflammation of our muscles and general discomfort made most of our number one activities impossible. I couldn’t sleep soundly at evening, had trouble getting up in the day and missed a lot of work, and going up and down stairs, driving, kneeling at the tablet, lifting anything slightly heavy, bending down and reaching up were all truly hard for meâ€¦ Having access to cannabis was such an improvement. I’m able to treat our symptoms separate from worrying about adverse side-effects. I shop a combination of CBD-dominant and THC-dominant products, then because CBD is non-psychoactive, I can consume CBD tinctures, edibles and vapes separate from impairing motor skills or judgment. I also rely heavily on cannabis-infused topicals for localized relief. In the evenings and on weekends, I introduce higher THC potency into our treatment. I always shop concentrates that I can vape or dab. I’ve found that cannabis is much less lavish than pharmaceuticals. I’m also able to really adjust dosage to maximize benefits. Because of access to medical marijuana, I have hope of our life getting back to normal.