It’s not the government’s place to prohibit a natural treatment that is recommended by my physician

I’m a 32 year old healthcare professional. Nearly eight years ago I was ejected from an overturned vehicle, I suffered over 20 fractures down my spine, along with countless other injuries. I have lived with chronic pain ever since. I was been prescribed (morphine) MS Contin 4 times a day, along with anti inflammatory medication, and muscle relaxants. For the past six months I have used medicinal marijuana from a friend in a medical state. The results have been amazing! My quality of life has improved drastically. Because of the relief that cannabis has provided, I have been able to play with my children and help out more around the house . Every three months I am forced to submit urine for a drug screen in order to receive my medication. Before my last test I was 100% honest with my Doctor and (off the record) he encouraged me to continue with the treatment and I have since been able to reduced my morphine intake by 60 mg per day, and no longer have to take the muscle relaxants.  Also, I no longer need my daily blood pressure medication due to the effects of this natural medication. I live with pain yet, I am still able to work and support my family. Responsible adults in Ga should be given the right to legally obtain and grow their medication. It may not be for everyone, but, it’s not the government’s place to prohibit a natural treatment that is recommended by my physician. Kind regards-Adam