I used to think “medicinal” marijuana was just an excuse to get high.
When I was a kid marijuana was something a lot of us “stoners” used to do on a frequent basis. Yes I said KID, between the ages of 13-17 (and into part of my early adult life) I smoked pot on occasion. I thought as long as I never purchased any for myself, I didn’t have to worry about becoming addicted or it being harmful. BTW, the best way to keep it from the kids today is regulating the legal sale and use.
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The stoner phase didn’t last long in my life, and I remember when California legalized for medical. I thought how could people be so naive to think all those medical card holders needed pot for “medical” reasons. YA RIGHT!?!?!
I always had the view of a typical old school conservative that marijuana had not benefit except to get you high.
Then something changed how I saw CANNABIS …
About seven or so years ago I happened to stumble across part of a documentary about the positive uses of cannabis. The clip I remember was how this individual being filmed had MS. The MS was so severe that he couldn’t function, I mean his muscle twitches were frequent and violent. A friend helped him take a hit from a pipe and within a couple of minutes his muscles calmed. He could speak, he could sit still, he could hold on to things. Bottom line, it was a dramatic life altering transformation.
After seeing that clip, I have watched as many cannabis related documentaries I could find. Netflix used to have several. I still seek out documentaries or shows related to cannabis today.
We have a child with autism, and while we’re fortunate he’s progressed without the need for drugs, I see countless news stories about children who benefit greatly from the use of cannabis. I am outraged our government is still holding onto the lie that there’s no medicinal use for cannabis.
So when my cousin asked me if I wanted to help him build a company in the cannabis market, I said “HECKING YEAH” (inside joke with our Rylan)
Now I’m using my skills as a graphic/web designer to help market, and spread the word about the benefits of cannabis.