To think that just around 8 years ago I would have been denied access to the one treatment that has made the most difference in battling my day to day pain.
Where I live, there was no such thing as a cannabis store until just 8 years ago.
This was due to the fact that these long held thoughts that medical cannabis or any kind of cannabis was some sort of negative thing. Even those who weren’t all caught up in the myths of what people said still had it so illogically wrong. That issue was allowing for medical marijuana would be opening the path to a gateway drug. Well, if that’s certain, then close up the liquor shops because that may be the greatest gateway path of them all. It was all just dumb. So, it took a big tax break to entirely sway those in power on a statewide level. It wasn’t the medical marijuana benefit to the people like me. Nope, it was the money. Well alright, 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 bank accounts 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 store to get the cannabis products that help me. Without these vital medical cannabis products, I would be stuck at home. Or worse, a completely addicted opioid statistic. With access to medical weed, I thankfully don’t have to make a choice like that.