I was thankful when our state passed a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana.
For years I wondered whether or not I should try moving out west so I could stop being seen as a criminal for my cannabis use. I have a rare neurological condition that gives me chronic pain through various parts of my body. Cannabis has been the only medication thus far that abates my suffering without making me pass out for 10 hours. All of the other drugs were too sedating, and most of them made me feel depressed while I was taking them. The cannabis I buy takes care of the pain, improves my mood, and keeps me from being catatonic all day long. I am a perfect example of a person whose life is totally transformed with access to safe and pure cannabis products. Sometimes I wished I didn’t have to see a special doctor just so I can buy marijuana legally, but some of the recreational cannabis stores nationwide have dodgy practices. In some states recreational cannabis dispensaries aren’t forced to lab test every batch of cannabis products that hit their shelves. Everything from capsules to cannabis flower products come with lab testing credentials when you shop at one of the medical cannabis dispensaries in our state. It’s written into the law and results in a market full of safe and clean marijuana products. It’s a vast change from the black market, which is littered with contaminated cannabis products. Those vaporizer cartridge deaths a few years ago were from black market THC cartridges. You can’t be too careful when it comes to ingesting marijuana, regardless of which administration method you choose.