When I first heard about medical marijuana, I was really interested.
I wanted to get someone else’s opinion, so I went to my mom. I asked mom how she felt about my using medical marijuana. Mom said that the use of medical marijuana was great if you’re using it only to feel better, but it wasn’t so good if you were just interested in getting high. I had to convince mom I had no intentions of getting high, but I wanted something to help with my anxieties. My mental anxiety was getting so bad that I would often have an anxiety attack that left me without being able to breathe. I was not doing well in school because I couldn’t stay in the class long enough to learn. I would take the anxiety meds that the doctor gave me, but I would get so sleepy that I often slept in and didn’t even wake up in time to go to class. I had a part-time job to help pay for some expenses of college, but when my anxiety hit, I would often and the going home early. My boss didn’t like my not putting in my full shifts, and suspended me. I was thinking medical marijuana could help me be more productive. Not only could I continue with my college classes, but I could also keep a job. Mom told me that if I was sure medical marijuana would help with my condition, she would help me buy it. Since my doctor would only give me medication that made me sleep, I really thought that medical marijuana was going to be the best choice for me.