I remember when medical marijuana was trying to get passed in our state.
It took a couple of times on the ballot before finally passed. Unfortunately, I didn’t vote for the passage of medical cannabis at any point. This was due to the fact that I was still a bit cynical when it came to cannabis products and medical marijuana. I guess this was a residual effect of how I was raised. When I was growing up, there was no such thing as medical cannabis. Any sort of cannabis product was illegal and thought to be a gateway drug. In our home, my parents railed against it. Of course, they also spent every night of their lives drinking alcohol. Still, I guess all that stayed in my head over all those years. And I’m ashamed that I voted against medical marijuana. This guilt is compounded by the fact that I’m getting the benefits of legal weed stores. I’m now in my mid 50’s and suffer from chronic pain. The doctors have never come to a consensus on what is going on. There have been several diagnoses but none have stuck. Instead, I was just given more and more medications. And the efficacy of the meds continually waned. That’s when I turned to a more holistic approach. I changed my diet completely, began exercising consistently and learned how to get my medical mairjuana card. Along with the lifestyle changes, medical marijuana has simply changed the way I live my life. The improvement in my chronic pain condition is remarkable. I’m living life again thanks to medical cannabis.