I was in a bad accident when I was younger and my leg was broken in three different places.
The doctor had to put the leg together with pieces of metal and screws.
I had to learn how to walk again and it took almost 3 months before I was out of a wheelchair. I still have pain in that leg and the accident was almost 10 years ago. I was taking some over-the-counter pain medication, but it wasn’t working much at all. I talked to my doctor and he was happy to prescribe a narcotic to help with the pain. The doctor prescribed more and more narcotics until I was completely hooked and totally addicted. I ended up in rehab after my girlfriend came home and found me passed out on the couch in a pile of my own vomit. I went to rehab and one of the doctors suggested medical marijuana as a way to help with the chronic pain. Medical marijuana is often prescribed for chronic pain. In fact, chronic pain is the number one reason why many doctors across the country choose medical marijuana for their patients. I tried medical marijuana for the first time and I was pleased with the results. I couldn’t believe how little pain I felt when I was high. My girl and I smoked a joint and then we walked on the beach for almost an hour before I started to feel any pain. The walk back to the car wasn’t great, because I overdid it. I’m learning my limits and marijuana is helping.