(This is a guest post, by someone who would like to remain anonymous — OH)
This morning I have been thinking a lot about where my life has led over the past few years. If my story is too long and you don’t want to read, that is fine, but please, I urge you to look at the links I’ve provided below.
I believe that far too many people are experiencing pain every day that can be helped naturally through marijuana. I think far too many people are ignorant as to why marijuana is so helpful. Marijuana has helped me with depression, severe acid reflux, Crohn’s disease symptoms (I have had tests that were inconclusive for diagnosis, but struggle with the symptoms of the disease), and anemia. I have no appetite, unless I smoke a bowl in the morning. I am tired and weak, until I have my recommended sativa. Marijuana has opened my eyes to beautiful emotions, people, and thoughts that have helped me work myself out of depression that I struggled with for years (I used to mutilate and had been hospitalized for attempted suicide in Jr. High and high school).
None of the medicine prescribed by doctors worked, actually it made everything worse. My anti-depressants stopped the bad feelings, but also stopped me from feeling anything at all, even happiness. My acid reflux medicine worked, but then the doctor told me it would eventually stop working and it also was hindering the absorption of my iron supplements that are vital for those who are as anemic as I. Marijuana has alleviated all of my pain and symptoms without any harsh side effects. A lot of people scoff when I tell them I smoke marijuana as medicine. I look like a healthy 20 year old woman and weed helps me maintain my symptoms so well that I don’t really act sick, but I really want our generation to understand how helpful this is for so many people.
My roommate, let’s call him Jon, had a grandfather who had one of the most debilitating forms of Parkinson’s disease (can’t remember the technical term) that left him wheelchair bound, in constant pain, and unable to speak because his jaw was constantly clenched. Jon decided one day to talk to his grandma and grandpa about how marijuana might help; after a long discussion, they agreed a trial was worth it. So Jon went there with a bowl and some great dank. After smoking, Jon’s grandpa began to talk, and not just through his clenched teeth, he was talking like everything was normal again. He felt so much better, he tried to get out of his wheelchair (he was still too weak, but didn’t feel pain when he tried). Seeing the improvement, Jon’a grandma had Jon teach her how to break up weed and pack a bowl/roll joints. It was an amazing thing for Jon to see his grandpa spring back to life and all was well until his Aunt came to visit one day. She caught smell of the weed and went to investigate and learned what had been going on. Jon’s family lashed out against him for what he had done because all they knew and cared about was that marijuana was illegal. They took the bowl and weed and basically shunned Jon and his ways. His grandpa got worse again and soon died from the disease, may he rest where it is more peaceful than here.
These are just some first hand examples at how marijuana has been better at treating pain and illness without harsh side effects than most drugs a doctor prescribes. Yet most patients can’t get this medicine because of the uneducated. This is why Jon and I moved to a medical state and have began our path to being what is called a “caregiver”. We will grow medical marijuana and supply it to patients who, for whatever reason, are not always able to get to a dispensary for their medication. I plan on developing my own strain high in CBDs and CBAs that will really help patients with pain. Marijuana has changed my life, and I want to provide that to other people. Thank you for listening to my story, I hope you will take the time to check out the links below and help educate yourselves and support our cause. Much love.
- Medicinal uses of marijuana
- Benefits of marijuana
- Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York are reforming. Get informed and vote!
- More info on the above states, plus New Hampshire!
- NORML (the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws) educate and donate (even $1 is helpful)
- For anyone who wants medical benefits without the feeling of being high
There’s a lot more information awaiting you on the Internet, feel free to ask me any questions you may have, I have a busy day ahead of me, but will try to reply promptly. Have a beautiful day everyone!