At the very beginning of last winter, I slipped and fell on icy pavement.
I rolled my ankle quite badly.
It immediately swelled and turned purple. The pain was excruciating, and I was unable to support any weight on that foot for over a week. There was no possibility of forcing my foot into a boot. Even when my ankle was less painful, I was scared of walking through snow and potentially slipping on ice again. During the very long recovery period, I needed something to treat the pain and inflammation. Over-the-counter ibuprofen wasn’t strong enough. There was no way I could make it to the doctor, and I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of prescription pain medication. I am fortunate that recreational marijuana is legal in my state. I don’t need a medical marijuana card to shop at the dispensary. There is no difference between recreational and medicinal cannabis. Card holders don’t pay tax and can buy higher THC percentages. I was more interested in high CBD and low THC ratios. I was able to browse the website and consider the wide array of consumption methods and strains. I chose several edibles for their long-lasting effects and a tincture for quick onset of effects. It was very easy to set up an account with the dispensary and place an order online. I then opted for delivery service and a very discreetly wrapped package arrived at my door that same day. Cannabis really helped with the pain. I don’t think I could have gotten any sleep without chewing a gummy right before bed.