When the doctor first told me that she thought I had MS, I thought for sure that she was looking at the wrong chart.
I was there for the muscle cramps and strains in my legs. There was no way that me, a man in my late 30’s could have MS. I even had to ask her to double check. But sure enough, I have MS and that came with me getting a medical marijuana card and getting to the legal weed store. My doctor set up appointments with MS specialist to help get me on the right medication strategies. But in the meantime, she was pretty clear that figuring out how to get my medical marijuana card was essential. My doctor turned me on to some medical marijuana information. From there, I did navigate the medical marijuana rules in order to access the cannabis dispensary. Immediately, the staff at the legal weed store were all over getting me the specific cannabis flower products that would help my MS symptoms. I had smoked a fair amount of recreational marijuana when I was much younger. So I knew my way around how to use the cannabis flower products. The very first time I used those cannabis products, I noticed a difference when it came to range of motion. My doctor had also suggested a stretching program designed to help with my symptoms. With the cannabis flower products, I was able to get much deeper into the stretches. The stiffness in my muscles was much, much less pronounced. Look, I’m not at all happy that I have MS. And unless there is a cure, I’ll keep having MS. But I am so grateful to have the medical marijuana benefits that I’m getting thanks to legal medical cannabis.