It has been something that has either been missed or misdiagnosed for nearly as long as I can remember. My mom has dealt with inflammatory pain for decades. I first remember her dealing with it when I was a freshman in high school. And that was 40 some years ago. So, it’s not like she hasn’t been dealing with this problem for some time. However, it’s just been in the last few years that there is a new sort of relief that she is able to experience. And that is thanks to medical cannabis. I couldn’t be more thankful. It’s also rather ironic since she was really on me when I tried cannabis when I was in college. However, she now is able to get more relief than she ever has with medical cannabis. The last 20 years or so, the diagnosis has been fibromyalgia. This is sort of a catch all diagnosis really as she was continually prescribed arthritis type medications to treat the pain and inflammation. However, she got with a doctor who also sought to understand a more mind body connection to all of this. She encouraged my mother to approach her condition from a more holistic approach. It took some convincing but she bought in. She changed her diet, started meditating and doing yoga among many lifestyle changes. However, she also started using medical marijuana. While she found using the cannabis flower products a bit problematic, she found the sweet spot with the vape products. Her pain and inflammation is better managed than at any other point in her life. And she’s nearly 80. That says a lot for the power of medical cannabis.