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24 06, 2019

A Tale of Tunnel Vision and Train Wrecks

By |2019-07-02T02:44:38-07:00June 24th, 2019|Personal Stories, Top Stories|

I was never a fan of marijuana. By the time I was in junior high, I thought I was. I tried to be, because ‘ya gotta’ be cool, right? At age 12, my older brother forced me to smoke a joint with him. I was scared to try it, but at 16 years old, bossy [...]

13 11, 2018

Marijuana and Meditation

By |2019-06-10T04:40:12-07:00November 13th, 2018|Personal Stories, Top Stories|

Recently I was introduced to the world of meditation. I, like many of you, thought that meditation was some sort of hippy garbage derived from the far off land of India and was generally not useful in any context other than having people sit and stare at absolute nothingness. I could not have been more [...]

30 10, 2018

Breaking the News to My Family

By |2019-11-19T07:24:43-07:00October 30th, 2018|Medical Marijuana Card, Personal Stories, Top Stories|

Shortly after making the decision to use medical marijuana to treat my probable diagnosis of Primary Lateral Sclerosis, I decided to keep my cards close to my chest. In order to avoid causing problems with neighbors, or law enforcement, I opted to keep my decision to use medical marijuana a private decision. I am not [...]

14 03, 2018

Pot Got Me Out of my Funk

By |2019-11-19T06:29:43-07:00March 14th, 2018|Personal Stories, Top Stories|

I was diagnosed with clinical depression at the age of 27.  I suffered for many, many years from panic attacks and debilitating anxiety.  Unable to hold a job or a relationship with anyone, I feared that I would eventually get to a point where I never left my house or became suicidal. I started smoking [...]

3 06, 2017

Chronic Back Pain and Pot

By |2019-11-19T05:58:32-07:00June 3rd, 2017|Health Conditions, Personal Stories, Top Stories|

Suffering from chronic pain since a car accident a few years back had left me unable to hold a job and enjoy life.  I was taking seven different prescription painkillers every day, all riddled with side effects.  My bowels stopped working for long periods of time, which led to even more pills and more problems.   [...]

6 08, 2016

Medical Marijuana and PTSD

By |2019-11-19T07:28:42-07:00August 6th, 2016|Consumption, Health Conditions, Laws, Personal Stories, Top Stories|

One time while we were out Ronnie told me that he wanted to move to another state that allowed use of medical marijuana to treat PTSD. He knew he had a problem, and the pills that he was taking were not helping. Smoking pot helped him; he knew this. When he smoked, he was relaxed.