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

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 highlighting the stories and work of other women in the fight to end marijuana prohibition.