I hadn’t used marijuana when I was a teenager, and I wasn’t feeling right abut using marijuana now that I was getting old.
I remembered how many times I had warned my children and grandchildren about the dangers of using marijuana. I believed it was a gateway drug because that is what my parents had taught me. How could I feel good about using marijuana products now, just because they legalized medical marijuana? I told my husband how I felt about using medical marijuana, and he said to not say anything to anyone. He didn’t think it was anyone’s business if I used medical marijuana or recreational marijuana. Fortunately, medical marijuana was now legal and if it could help me to stay walking, he thought it was a good idea for me. I swallowed my pride, and headed to the medical marijuana dispensary. After speaking to the pharmacist on duty, they gave me their recommendation on what products I should start with. She talked to me about some products called sativa, that is best for daytime use. It helps relieve pain without making you sleepy. The next thing she brought out for me were some creams and salves that were applied topically where the pain was the worst. The last thing she gave me was what she called an Indica. Indica typically has more THC, which is used to help you sleep. Her recommendation was to use these sativa products during the day to help me continue moving, and use Indica at night. Every couple of hours, I can also rub the cream or salve into the area where it hurts the most.