When medical marijuana legislation was being discussed and debated in my state, I was sort of ambivalent to be honest.
But as I sit here today, I’m sure thankful for all those cannabis advocates that helped get medical marijuana passed.
If it weren’t for the sativa and indica products I can access at the local cannabis spot, my situation might be dire. Prior to being injured in an car wreck, I was sort of luke warm about the whole medical marijuana movement. I’d used some recreational marijuana in my day but nothing overt. I sort of thought the whole medical marijuana thing was just a ruse for stoners to get cannabis dispensaries. And honestly, I really didn’t care. If people could buy alcohol then why not marijuana? There was just no logic to it for me. But it wasn’t like I was all up in arms about it either. I voted for medical marijuana but now, I really understand first hand the benefits of cannabis. After my car wreck came several surgeries to attempt to repair my body. And that wasn’t the hardest part. It was trying to recover and do the physical therapy that I found most trying. Plus, the opioid pain meds were becoming a crutch. I used them far too much in order to just deal. That was simply a path to addiction and I knew it. So I talked with my doctor and he actually suggested that I get access to the cannabis dispensary. He thought that medical marijuana would help manage pain, inflammation and improve range of motion in PT. That doctor was right on the money as cannabis products supplied all of that. What I wasn’t expecting was how the sativa products lifted me out of my malaise and helped me be hopeful.