So many people in the United States have to deal with multiple ailments every day. Sometimes is can be overwhelming, especially when they go to their doctor and, instead of finding relief, they are given pills that often make their problems worse.
That is the way life is for Fefe M, from Georgia.
The Marijuana Times: What ailments do you use cannabis to treat?
Fefe M: RA, fibro, gout, PTSD, anxiety/panic attacks, depression.
MT: How do these ailments affect your daily life?
FM: I can’t function like I used to. I’m always so exhausted, in pain, swollen, foggy headed, to name a few.
MT: What were you told about cannabis growing up?
FM: “Just Say No”.
MT: What do you have to go through to obtain the cannabis you use and how does it make you feel to have to rely on the illegal market?
FM: I have a few people I trust to receive my “medicine”, but there is always a risk. I have a squeaky clean record, not one traffic violation, nothing, so it makes me feel like a criminal, which by far, I am not. I see certain loved ones who use it for better health, and to treat their own illnesses, and they are harassed, followed by the police, watched by the police, searched illegally, the list goes on.
MT: What is your preferred method of cannabis ingestion and why?
FM: I prefer to smoke it myself, because it just seems to work best for me.
MT: How is your life different now that you have found cannabis?
FM: Cannabis has changed my life. It helps me feel better, when absolutely nothing else does, including my prescriptions.
MT: What prescription drugs, if any, were you able to stop using because of cannabis?
FM: I still have to take my prescription medications, just not nearly as often, when I am able to smoke.
MT: How does cannabis work better than the prescriptions?
FM: I can sit/lay for hours after I have taken my prescription medications, still suffering, whereas [with] smoking, I feel better almost immediately.
MT: What strains have you found to be helpful to your specific aliment?
FM: Anything “loud” works better for me.
MT: Have you had any encounters with law enforcement over your cannabis use?
FM: Thankfully, no I haven’t. I seriously hope and pray I never have to.
MT: Are you involved in any sort of activism in your area or state?
FM: I do as much research as possible, and I share that information with those who can benefit from it, as well as sign all the petitions I can.
MT: Have you ever thought about moving to another state to gain better access to medical cannabis?
MT: How important is it to you that legalization comes to your state?
FM: It is so important to me. It treats someone I love very much, who could die without it. I honestly think I would not still be here, if it weren’t for cannabis.
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