I can remember enjoying my father and other people who had back pain and thinking that it couldn’t be that bad. There was no physical way of recognizing that he was in pain, other than seeing him no longer walking upright. It wasn’t until I fell and suffered with back pain that I realized just how debilitating it could be. I made a silent apology to my father for not believing him, and I hoped he would forgive me. Over the phase of many years from the time my accident happened, my back pain worsened. It got to the point where I wasn’t sure if I could deal with that much longer. When I heard about medical marijuana, I knew I wanted to try it. The way people talked about marijuana, was the same way the dentists used to talk about steroids. Steroids were supposed to be the end-all be-all for medications. It was able to lessen inflammation, help with asthma, and help with pain. Why people doubted marijuana could do the same thing, had me puzzled. If the steroid, which is a chemical compound, to those things, why couldn’t a natural product do the same thing? I decided to provide marijuana try and see what it could do for my back. It wasn’t a miracle cure, however within a couple of weeks I started noticing that I could walk straight again. I have never been so grateful for anything like I am with medical marijuana. People with back pain are just complainers, they are absolutely in pain. Because of marijuana, I am no longer complaining.