A recent op-ed concerning high-potency cannabis products opened with: “As more of us reveal our stories, more families are empowered to share theirs, as well.” That inspired me to share my family’s story. Access to therapeutically concentrated cannabis saved my life. Concentrates have given me my life back, including the ability to work, engage in my community and be present for my family. They gave me hope. I have a laundry list of health issues including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, mast cell issues, dysautonomia, and so much more. In a nutshell, my body is dissolving from the inside out. These conditions cause me severe physical pain and make it nearly impossible for me to live a typical life. Everything changed when I started using marijuana concentrates. I went from barely walking 200 feet to undertaking eight-mile hikes. I’m back at work and off disability. Thanks to cannabis, I enjoyed a two-year controlled remission from my autoimmune diseases — meaning my symptoms were controlled through therapy. I weaned myself off nine prescriptions, including opiates, sleep aids, and anticonvulsants.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 02/09/2022 19:00:00