I had been in several car accidents before, but not one like this.
A fender-bender in the parking lot is a far cry from being involved in a multiple-car pileup on the interstate.
I remember driving late at night, and seeing a lot of tail lights stopping in the road ahead. I slowed down, but the semi-truck behind me didn’t brake in time. The truck plowed into me, and smashed me into the cars ahead. After that I blacked out and woke up in the hospital. I was unconscious for three days, and when I woke up everything seemed different. Since then I rely heavily on medical cannabis to moderate my moods, help me sleep, and reduce the pain in my injuries. My body has healed completely, aside from pain in my joints when it rains, but I still use medical cannabis every day to help with my PTSD. I swear that whenever I close my eyes to sleep I relive that moment and see the truck barrelling towards me! Thanks to medical cannabis I can fall asleep peacefully, and if I have any terrifying nightmares I do not remember them the next day. Medical cannabis is invaluable to me, because without getting quality sleep my brain doesn’t function as well and I get depressed. There is a whole litany of anxiety and stress that overwhelms me when I am tired so you can understand how medical marijuana is a lifeline for me. I may never mentally recover from that accident, but if I have to keep smoking medical cannabis for the rest of my life, that’s not so bad.