When I was a kid, I grew up in a terrible situation.
- Both of my parents were addicted to drugs and in and out of jail.
My father was arrested for murder when I was thirteen and my mother went to prison two years later. I had to go to foster care when neither one of them could care for me. I spent three years of my life in and out of twelve different foster homes. I never talked to my mom and dad after they went to prison. Ever since I was a kid, I have had nightmares and anxiety. The doctor told me these are symptoms of PTSD. I’ve taken several different prescription medications to help combat the symptoms, but nothing worked until I tried cannabis. Cannabis sativa is a plant with a number of medical benefits. Although medical cannabis is not legal in every US state, it is 100% legal in the state where I live. The doctor urged me to try medical cannabis and I obtained a prescription so I could visit a dispensary. You have to have a prescription from a licensed doctor in order to obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary. After a year of using cannabis, the PTSD symptoms and the nightmares are far less than they might have been in the past. I no longer experience awful nightmares every single night and I don’t suffer from terrible panic attacks anymore. I still have a great deal of anxiety, but it is much more easily controlled now that I have a prescription for cannabis.