If someone had told myself and others forty years ago that I would turn sixty-multiple and become a user of medical marijuana, I would have told them they were delusional.
When I was in our 20s, 30s, and even 40s, I never considered that I would a single day be retired and/or be using medical marijuana. I was healthy and had numerous teenagers by the time I was 30. I suffered the normal aches and pains of having broken an ankle twice, a knee once, and an elbow once, despite the fact that I never thought it would incapacitate myself and others enough to want to use medical marijuana, but of course, when I was in our 20s, 30s, or 40s, I never even considered medical marijuana as being legal. Marijuana was constantly an illegal substance that people knew existed, however did not try, at least, the people I ran around with did not try marijuana. When a single of our friends asked myself and others how I was feeling with medical marijuana, I told them I was feeling fine. To be honest, I was feeling better than I had for almost 10 years. When our husband and I had a car accident, and I had suffered some drastic disfigure, nothing was making the pain go away. My dentist recommended medical marijuana, and I wasn’t hearing it. There was no way I wanted to use marijuana, although he finally convinced myself and others it was marijuana that used to help with the chronic pain I suffered. I may have never imagined myself using medical marijuana, despite the fact that I also never thought that marijuana in any form would be legalized.