Medical Marijuana- Yay or Nay?

365 Writing Prompt

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In my younger days- much younger, I’d have lit the bong without thought or care about it. But I’m different now. I’m not that reckless teenager rebelling against the world anymore.

I recently had a discussion with a family member about this topic. She had gotten a medical marijuana card. I’ve considered getting one. I experience depression and manic episodes, my body constantly aches regardless of exercising and stretching daily, my stomach often feels gross and I get migraines and it sucks.

I recently read several research studies claiming marijuana can help with all of these symptoms. I’m convinced my symptoms are connected to Bipolar Disorder.

Now, research supposedly has confirmed marijuana helps with body aches, sour tummies and migraines but the jury is still out on whether or not it aids or worsens Bipolar Disorder.

I’ve been considering trying it out for a while now. I know everything under the sun effects people in different was. What might work well for one person may not work well for me and vice versa.

My main obstacle is being high. I’m not certain how I’d feel about that. I don’t think I’d enjoy it although that’s preconceived. I’m aware there are capsules and creams that doesn’t contain the THC that gets you stoned, but on the other side of my thought spectrum- why would I use marijuana if I’m not going to get high?

Medical marijuana has been a heated discussion for many years, some for it and some against it. My take is that if it really helps someone with a chronic illness then they should be able to use it for municipal purposes. Doctors prescribed oodles and oodles of narcotics (rough guesstimate) which cause a great deal of harm with long term use.

Marijuana is a natural plant. You throw a seed in dirt and it grows. Technically the earth produces everything humans need to survive. We’ve just gotten greedy and man has created far more than Mother Nature ever intended.

I haven’t yet decided if I’m the person who will treat my symptoms with medical marijuana or not, but I’m not the person who is against it, either.

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