I didn’t feel there was an age for the use of medical marijuana, but Dad did.
She told me that if I wasn’t old enough to legally purchase medical marijuana; I wasn’t old enough to use it.
I thought there was something wrong with this logic, even though she was my Dad & I wouldn’t argue. The next time she took me to the doctor for my Tourette’s syndrome, she asked Dad if she had thought about medical marijuana for me. It was gradually getting worse, & it embarrassed me when I went to university. I asked the doctor if she thought I was too young to use medical marijuana? She looked at Dad & addressed her answer to her. She told her that although I wasn’t old enough to purchase medical marijuana; I was not too young to use it. She told her she would need to get a caretaker’s medical marijuana ID card, along with getting me the patient medical marijuana ID card. She was adamant that she understand how important it was to get the Tourette’s under control. She thought it would just continue to get worse until I could no longer care for myself. Since Tourette’s was a physical & a psychological problem, medical marijuana was an excellent medication to deal with it. Medical marijuana would help to relax, which would calm the brain, & it wouldn’t signal stress, that causes the tics of Tourette’s becoming more prominent. It did not sell Dad on the idea of medical marijuana for her twelve-year-old, even though she told him she would talk to her wife & get her opinion.