Condition or illness: Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, Scoliosis, Stroke, Anxiety, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis.
When did you start using medical cannabis?
I started using cannabis when I got into high school.
Did you try other methods or treatments before cannabis?
Yes, seizure medication and anxiety and depression medications. The seizure medications were actually making me have more seizures and the depression medication made me feel like a completely different person. So, I just gathered up all meds and threw them away. I’d rather suffer than take man-made pills that poison my body.
What’s the most important issue or problem facing medical cannabis patients?
Getting the elected officials that are funded by pill companies out of office. The elected officials control the access of cannabis for so many people, and the pharmaceutical companies have so many politicians in their back pocket, at this point in time.
What do you say to folks who are skeptical about cannabis as medicine?
That they need to open up their minds more and think of the big picture. There are millions of people suffering needlessly, or overdosing on pills. There have never been any deaths from cannabis; it is all-natural and helps treat hundreds of illnesses. Cannabis has been proven to be safer than man-made medications. We need to let the people who choose cannabis over pharmaceuticals have a real say in what goes on; they are the ones that are taking a safe medication and want real and safe access to healing, for all. That will not only help in the medical field, but it could potentially bring millions of dollars to states that need it for roads, schools and more.