To think that just 7 years ago I would have been denied access to my treatment that has made the most impact in battling my chronic pain.
Where I live, there was no such thing as a cannabis dispensary until just 7 years ago.
This was due to the fact that these long held beliefs that medical marijuana or any kind of cannabis was some sort of horrible thing. Even those who weren’t all caught up in the myths of it still had it so illogically wrong. That argument was allowing for medical marijuana to be clearing the way to a gateway drug. Well, if that’s true, then close up the liquor stores because that may be the biggest gateway thing of them all. It was all just thoughtless stuff. Sadly, it took a big tax update to really sway those in power on a statewide level. It wasn’t the medical marijuana benefit over people like me. Nope, it was the money. Well okay, if that has to be the tradeoff then so be it. However, medical cannabis would never have passed were it not for people with deep dreams getting behind it. So that I am also thankful for. But what I am most thankful for is that I can now legally access the cannabis dispensary to get the cannabis items that help me. Without these vital medical cannabis products, I would be bed ridden still. Or worse, a completely addicted opioid man. With access to medical marijuana, I thankfully don’t have to make a choice.