I used to sit and watch my mother as she would sit at the table, getting angry. I knew mom had arthritis, but I didn’t realize how bad it really was. She would try to hold the spoon or fork, but she had so much pain, she couldn’t feed herself. I watched her throw her eating utensils out of frustration and pain, and then go to bed. It didn’t matter what I did. There was no way to make her feel better. I could almost feel her frustration, but I didn’t understand what she was going through. I am now plagued with the same frustration. My knuckles are swollen and I have a difficult time moving. The difference between mom and I is that medical marijuana is now available for my use. I am able to go into our local marijuana dispensary and purchase CBD products that I can rub into my hands. There are different ingestible marijuana and CBD products that can ease pain. I asked my doctor about medical marijuana and if he thought it was a good course of treatment. He said that it wasn’t going to hurt me, and if I wanted to try medical marijuana, I should try it. I looked up a doctor that could help me get a medical marijuana ID card. After getting his certification, all I had to do is pay the state and wait for my medical marijuana card to arrive. Within a week of using my prescribed marijuana products, I was seeing a big difference. I only wish I could have offered this type of help for her arthritis.