A few months ago, I had to visit the emergency room for dire stomach as well as back pain. I didn’t suppose what was going on was serious, although I knew I was hurting. It took them nearly 60 minutes to call myself and others into the triage room. During that time, I was pacing back-and-forth around the waiting room because the pain was so excruciating that I could not sit. I was in the triage room for less than several minutes before a nurse told myself and others I had kidney stones. She asked what I was using for the pain as well as I told her I had medical marijuana. She looked at myself and others a bit harshly, as well as I thought she was going to say something negative. I was so terrible about the negative comments, because she only said, “Good for you”. The nurse told myself and others that if she could legally tell patients, she would tell them that medical marijuana should not be a stigma, however something that people use to help ease their pain as well as so many other problems of weird ailments. I was in so much pain that I didn’t supply a thought to blurting out that I use medical marijuana. Had I given it any thought, I would have said something else in case she would have thought I was a habitual drug user. Ever since hearing that comment, I realize that using medical marijuana should not be something to be so ashamed of. Having a medical ID card as well as using medical marijuana products in the familiar way should carry no more stigma than the use of OTC or prescription drugs. I just wish more people felt this way about using marijuana products.