Had you told me that I would be smoking weed in my 50’s, I would have laughed in your face.
- While I had experimented with marijuana in my early 20’s, that’s as far as it went.
I just wasn’t into it. That probably has something to do with the fact that I was always half drunk any time I smoked pot. But then I ran into a real problem when I hit my early 50’s. I started experiencing chronic pain. And it was not the result of an injury or any sort of physical trauma. It just sort of appeared. The doctors had me on pain killers and some strong anti inflammatory meds. It helped a bit but I definitely was not getting better and the dosage of the meds began to climb. This was clearly not sustainable from my stand point. So, I decided to seek out a more natural treatment regimen. This resulted in my getting a medical marijuana card. I also found a physical therapy program that focused less on medication and more on movement. It was tough at first because not only was I dealing with pain, my muscles had atrophied due to inactivity. But the medical cannabis really was the game changer. Weed helps me be positive and see my situation as more temporary. Using medical cannabis also gives me more flexibility and less pain to deal with after my stretching and exercise sessions. The improvement I’m experiencing with medical weed is beyond exciting. I’m so thankful I live in an area where I can get access to a cannabis dispensary.