A brief explanation of how this site got its name…
About a week before my MMJ recommendation (finally!) showed up, I started doing research on all kinds of cannabis-related terms that I had seen/heard on the Internet. A lot had changed in 40 years: for instance, “turning someone on”, or getting them high, was now “smoking someone up”. “Nugs” was obvious, as soon as I saw what good marijuana looked like these days. But “chronic” eluded me, so I had to look that one up in the Urban Dictionary: it means really top-notch pot (apparently named after a particular strain).
Anyway, after I had told my youngest son about my connection to medical marijuana, he said a bunch of things and one of them was “chronic”. I was more than a bit surprised, because he generally tends to look down on “stoners” and doesn’t hang out with any. I asked him where he heard that particular word and he said, “Hey, I’ve known about chronic since 7th grade!”
I gave Mr. Cool an ORLY eyebrow lift, but said nothing much else at the time.
A few hours later, after I was feeling a bit more confident, I went up to him and said, “Listen, the stuff I’m getting is medical grade. It’s beyond chronic!”
But apart from that, the deeper explanation is that “chronic” is a term almost exclusively thrown around by recreational users, and the entire point of what we’re doing here is strictly medical.