When our state initially legalized medicinal cannabis, I went right out & got our MMJ card.
I tied up the doctor’s visit & got the recommendation.
I filled out the necessary paperwork & paid the fees. It was such a relief when I was finally allowed to shop at the dispensary. I suffer from dire pain in our shoulders, back & hips due to a motorcycle accident numerous years ago. After numerous surgeries & tons of physical therapy, I found it hard to get back to our respected life. The stiffness of our joints, inflammation of our muscles & general discomfort made most of our favorite activities impossible. I couldn’t sleep soundly at night, had trouble getting up in the morning & missed a lot of work, and going up & down stairs, driving, laying at the laptop, lifting anything slightly heavy, bending down & reaching up were all entirely hard for me, however having access to cannabis was such an improvement. I’m able to treat our symptoms without worrying about adverse side-effects. I shop a combination of CBD-dominant & THC-dominant products, and because CBD is non-psychoactive, I can consume CBD tinctures, edibles & vapes without impairing motor skills or judgment. I also rely heavily on cannabis-infused topicals for localized relief. In the afternoons & on weekends, I introduce higher THC potency into our treatment. I respectfully shop concentrates that I can vape or dab. I’ve found that cannabis is much less costly than pharmaceuticals. I’m also able to easily adjust dosage to maximize benefits. Because of access to medical marijuana, I have hope of our life getting back to normal.