I guess I always thought of marijuana being used to ease pain or to get you high.
I never considered marijuana and how it could help people to deal with different diseases and mental illnesses.
After graduation from high school, I needed a job to help pay for expenses incurred from college. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to walk into a job in a medical marijuana dispensary. I put in my application thinking they would never hire me, but they hired me anyway. I had to take courses on how to distinguish different marijuana. I had to learn the difference between CBD and THC, and how to use them. I also had to learn the different strains that would achieve what effects. I found out that some strains of marijuana will induce sleep, while others could make you giggly. The most amazing thing I learned was how many ailments we could ease with the use of medical marijuana products. They dealt with the pain and nausea that comes with cancer through the use of medical marijuana. Using marijuana products could lessen my sisters’ anxieties. She had been dealing with anxieties and ADHD ever since she was old enough to talk. At first it came out as anger and temper tantrums, but once she got older, the doctor told us it was ADHD and anxieties. He had been treating her with medications that made her sluggish, and she never wanted to do anything. With medical marijuana, we could get her off Western medicine and I think she would be much better.