I have bipolar and for the last year I’ve been taking all these meds that make me drowsy and all sorts of bad side effects. I missed months of work last year cause they screwed up my brain and caused a legit heart murmur! My psychiatrist said they are pretty much out of med to give me that don’t make me drowsy. My fiancé told me about CBD oils and I’ve been taking them. They help a lot but I don’t have a prescription for them so is that bad?
At 9-months-old, Hayes Tate was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma and his parents watched him battle for his life while receiving the most aggressive forms of chemotherapy. Watching his son go through withdrawals in the middle of the night from the drugs he was used to having circulate through his bloodstream, Steve Tate asked himself, “Is there not another option? Is there nothing else I can do?” It was watching these treatments wear on their declining son that led the Tates to explore the idea of medical marijuana.
Stanger suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects an estimated 1 in 2,500 to 1 in 5,000 people and causes one’s joints to frequently dislocate. The pain, which Enedina has described as “grueling, electrifying, paralyzing, intense,” led her to begin discussing hospice and planning her funeral as a young mother of two small daughters.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been involved in discussions surrounding the legalization of medical cannabis in Utah for weeks.
“If used improperly, you will be messed up and full of regret,” Campbell warns. “But when it comes to responsible use and medicinal use, I have zero reservations. I realize now, after so many years of using it in different forms for Connor, it’s not as scary as people think. It’s not dangerous like some of the anti-seizure meds are.”
“I had trouble sleeping. I had trouble concentrating. I’d become more sedentary. I’d gained some weight. When I started taking cannabis, probably after about a month of taking it, I started to notice that I no longer needed my sleeping aids. I had asthma and I wasn’t using my inhaler as frequently,” Frodsham, a data scientist and father of three, says. “I lost 50 pounds. I actually enjoyed exercising.”