Everyone gets old and everybody dies. This is a fact and yet when it starts staring you in the face, there are a wide variety of reactions. I dealt with a few health problems before but was able to deal with all of them. I’m very, very hopeful that medical marijuana will help me deal with Parkinson’s disease. As of now, there isn’t a cure but there are some fine treatments that can help manage my symptoms. And I have added weed to that treatment regimen. Being that I’m nearly 70, my kids thought this would be my first encounter with cannabis. Little did they know that back in the 60’s I smoked a great deal of pot. And it was mostly a wonderful experience. It was a time of discovery and deep freedom for me. Why I chose to keep this from my kids, I’m not really sure. They were indeed surprised when I knew the different strains of cannabis and what hybrids were. I also found an old recipe for pot brownies from that era as well. Honestly, I would rather not have Parkinson’s but so far, it’s not as debilitating as I thought it would be. It’s more frustrating than anything else. But the weed really helps with that. While my tremors are indeed reduced with the cannabis, I think there is a bigger benefit from using pot again. And I think that mostly has to do with a sense of acceptance. Since I’ve been using weed again, I realize that I am indeed human and whatever is ahead will be what it is. There is no use at all worrying or fretting over it.