My mom has always suffered from terrible anxiety.
When my sister and I were younger, my mom didn’t like to leave the house at all.
She never went to our sports games or dance recitals. She never took us to the grocery store or a birthday party for friends. My sister and I didn’t understand what was wrong with our mother until we were much older. My mom started seeing a therapist regularly after she got a divorce. The therapist told my mom that she had severe anxiety. The doctor suggested several ways to help with the anxiety. One thing that the doctor suggested was meditation. My mom doesn’t prefer when things are still and quiet, so meditation didn’t work well. The doctor suggested medical marijuana and my mom was really surprised. I told my mom that several doctors prescribe medical marijuana for anxiety. It wasn’t really a surprise, since medical marijuana is legal in our state. My mom was really worried about everyone in the community finding out that she was using drugs. I reminded my mom that marijuana wasn’t a drug if it was medically prescribed by the doctor. The reasoning was just enough to get my mom to try medical marijuana. I went to a dispensary with my mom and they let me tag-along when she went through the door to see a budtender. The budtender was very helpful and knowledgeable and gave my mom a lot of interesting things to try to help with the anxiety. The budtender suggested several different medical marijuana strains. One of those strains is OG Kush. OG Kush is probably my mom’s favorite.