I have a medical marijuana ID card and I’m not ashamed to use it.
Before getting my medical marijuana ID card, I was using several painkillers and medications to keep me walking. They diagnosed me with stenosis of the spine. My spine is becoming brittle, and it doesn’t move like it should. If I move the wrong way, I can go for days where I can’t get out of bed. Three years ago, my pain management doctor told me they had legalized medical marijuana in our state. He urged me to get a medical marijuana ID card and try using medical marijuana. He suggested I talk to the pharmacist at the marijuana dispensary and ask what they would suggest. Usually, they started you on a low THC product that was high in CBD. He said there were topical products that I could rub into the affected area, just like the Ben-Gay my mother used. He also told me to try some RSOs and find one that I liked. I needed something that was high CBD and low THC. He told me the CBD was the product for pain. I found an RSO that helped, but I couldn’t stand the flavor. It made me gag. I talked to the pharmacist, and she told me to brush a little onto a cracker or a cookie. It would help to mask the taste. Once I found the right product, I kept using medical marijuana. I have had my medical marijuana ID card for three years now, and I am no longer ashamed to use it.