First let me say this; I have never been a dope smoker. Like many, I gave it a try when I was young but it just wasn’t my thing. My wife Kim was the same. Seeing the latest push for legalization across the country in the news didn’t really grab my attention. I’m no activitist, especially for something I cared little about.
I’m a Live and Let Live kind of person. You want to smoke pot? I don’t care. I guess you could say I’m a Libertarian about such issues. In the meantime, something happened that did have a direct effect on my life. Kim was diagnosed with a rare pain disorder that modern medicine seemed unable to relieve. The narcotics prescribed came with many nasty side effects. She developed severe nausea. She lost a lot of weight she couldn’t afford to lose.
Eventually she was prescribed a synthetic marijuana in pill form called Marinol. It gave a small amount of relief, but didn’t really do the trick. I thought maybe the real thing would work better. To make a long story short, marijuana in it’s natural form worked wonders for Kim’s condition. Not only did her pain decrease, but the nausea lessened and her appetite returned. Over a course of time, she was able to wean herself off all the prescription meds and begin to heal.
There is absolutely no doubt that smoking pot was the one of best things for her on her road to recovery. I saw it with my own two eyes. I know there are tens of thousands of others out there with a similar story, but I felt the need to add my two cents as a recent convert to the legalization effort. As a successful writer I have somewhat of a platform. Here’s to doing my part to spread the word.
My upcoming book is titled The Untold Story of Kim.
Bestselling non-fiction author Ed Robinson brings you a powerful true story of one woman’s triumph over pain. It will lead you to hate doctors, lawyers, and insurance companies. By the time you finish, you’ll have fallen in love with Kim.
This deeply inspiring tale is destined to become the most important book ever written about chronic pain and pain management in today’s healthcare environment.
There were other factors involved in Kim’s eventual recovery, I just wanted to let you know that marijuana was a critical one. Look for the book around April 1 at Amazon.com.
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