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.

About Author

Sharon is a wife, mother, caregiver, business owner and life long resident of Georgia. Her eyes were opened when her family was traumatized by the “War on Drugs”, she uses her ears to listen to other victims and her voice to tell their stories and educate others on the direct and indirect harms of prohibition and how it affects us all.

Sharon has been a guest on numerous radio stations across the country as well as local and regional TV news affiliates. As well as LadyBud Magazine, HighTimes Magazine and Main Street. She was recently nominated by Mass/Cann NORML for National Female Activist of the Year. Sharon has traveled the country speaking on various topics including drug policy, activism, southern strategies and harm reduction. She produces a segment on 420radio.com highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.

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