After my sister came back from the military, she was suffering with some dire PTSD.
She was not her normal self.
I could tell that sounds made her jumpy and little things set her off quickly. I was distraught about her, so I suggested that she look into getting a medical marijuana card. I heard that medical marijuana can help those who suffer from PTSD, and we were willing to try anything. However, it was a long process to get her the medical marijuana card. First, she had to register for a program through the Medical Marijuana Registry. Then, she had to meet with a physician that could certify that she is honestly suffering from PTSD. My sister doesn’t love to talk about her troubles, so I know that this step was identifiably challenging for her. Once the physician certified her PTSD, my sister then had to spend money for the medical marijuana card, which was more expensive than we expected. Finally, she was able to go to the actual medical marijuana dispensary. Ultimately, it was worth jumping through hoops to get the medical marijuana card because it clearly helped my sister with her PTSD. She began sleeping better and relaxing more. I saw her disposition shift, and she began to look more like my sister again. I am cheerful that I could help her get the help she needs.