I had some complications as a youth

I have been in and out of mental hospitals all of my life, and i grew up in a home with domestic violence, sexual abuse, and battery.

I was detached from my parents home when I was 9 years old, after witnessing my father beat my mother almost to death, then that’s a lot of trauma for a little kid to go through in a short amount of time and it caused a lot of problems for me.

I did drugs, drank, smoked, and had sex before I was 16 years old. I overdosed on drugs and I ended up in the mental hospital. That’s when a specialist intervened on my behalf. The specialist took me to a marijuana treatment clinic. I spent 6 months at the marijuana treatment clinic. I learned some better coping skills and I learned how to medicate using medical marijuana products, however when I left the treatment center, I felt like I had the tools to succeed in life! One of the first things that I decided to do was devote my life to helping others. I went to university and decided to become a social worker. I graduated university at the age of 32. I feel like medical marijuana provided me back a life that I never had in the past! Medical marijuana helped me get control of my problems separate from having a bunch of other pills in my system. I provided up all of the antipsychotics and switched them for medical marijuana. I have never felt better. It’s been 15 years since I started using medical marijuana and my life has extremely changed. I don’t know where I would be if that one healthcare expert had not stepped in and intervened.