I can’t smoke but edibles are my medicine

In 2006 I was diagnosed with Lupus and Scleroderma. I was in excruciating widespread migratory pain. An MRI revealed degenerating discs in my lower & upper back & neck causing even more pain of a different kind. A friend with a daughter with Lupus recommended marijuana. This was before any pain management. Since I cannot tolerate smoking I tried a mixture made with ground MJ & butter. The results were phenomenal. Not only was my pain relieved but other symptoms abated as well including cramping & nausea. This one dose of less than a gram effects would last for around 3 days. I only can wonder what medically grown & targeted for my illness would do. Now I feel like a prisoner of the medical community bound by agreements with pain management that now want to lower & even take away my pain medication that was initially prescribed.