Medical marijuana is a curious thing. For years I’d thought that all forms of marijuana were highly addictive and for the use of stoners and low lifes, like characters in a Cheech and Chong movie. That was before I became more aware out of necessity.
I’d been suffering with joint pain for a while and just assumed that because I went running and worked out several times a week that I was perhaps starting to get old and was overdoing it a bit. I scaled back on the length of my morning runs and the amount of weight I was lifting.
Before long the pain was so bad that I had to give up all forms of exercise – even walking was becoming problematic.
I went to see a doctor and was told that I had osteoarthritis, a condition that was wearing away my joint cartilage. There was nothing that could be done to reverse or stop it and so various kinds of painkillers and other drugs were prescribed to me in the following months. Different combinations were tried, but nothing seemed to help.
On a discussion forum online, another user with osteoarthritis told me of another doctor in my town who would happily prescribe medical marijuana for the condition. I was very skeptical, but became involved in a discussion with the user and it seemed that it could offer the pain relief I so badly craved. It really made me think.
I went to see this other doctor and he was nothing but professional. He prescribed me medical marijuana and I haven’t looked back since.
I now live a relatively pain free life. Sure, I’ll never run again, but at least now I don’t wake up in the middle of the night with screaming agony in my joints.
I don’t get quite as tired performing simple tasks any more and that includes using my computer. I like to spend time on the chat forum telling others about the benefits of medical marijuana and I also enjoy playing live casino games for free. I’ve always enjoyed gambling and because I can’t really get about as well as I once did I now do this from the comfort of my armchair in my living room.
Medical marijuana has changed my life. I just wish I’d known about it sooner.