I travel a great deal for work.
My job involves a lot of meetings, conferences, consultations, training sessions and interactions with new people.
I often cross different time zones and do a lot of flying, driving and staying in hotels. I love the opportunity to visit new places, and I’m very good at what I do. However, my responsibilities are stressful. I frequently suffer from insomnia, migraines and muscle aches. While I hide it well, I also deal with social anxiety. I have learned to take very good care of myself to minimize the symptoms of my various mental and medical issues. I am diligent about proper hydration, taking vitamins and eating healthy. Every day, I set aside time to stretch my muscles, work up a sweat and get my heart pumping. I also check the cannabis laws in whatever state I am spending time in. I have qualified for my medical marijuana card. In my home state, I am able to visit any of the dispensaries and purchase natural medicine. I’ve been truly amazed at the holistic benefits provided by the marijuana plant. I can effectively treat my sleep problems, migraines, stiff joints, aching muscles and even the panic that threatens when I enter into unfamiliar situations. However, not all that many states offer medical cannabis reciprocity. It’s always a relief when I travel to an area that recognizes my MMJ card. It’s also helpful if the state has legalized adult-use cannabis. While I am forced to pay tax and can’t purchase quite as much cannabis, I can still access it. Because it is not legal to transport cannabis over state lines, I can never bring anything along with me.