Medical Marijuana: One Week In


My husband has been pestering me to ask my doctors what they think about me using medical marijuana to help with my PTSD. I finally remembered to ask a few months ago. To my shock, both my psychiatrist and therapist (an MD) thought it was a fantastic idea!

I wasn’t expecting that response. But when you look at all the benefits and realize you don’t get the side effects of regular mental health drugs. For example, I take both Klonopin and Xanax for anxiety on a daily basis. Both these medications, even in low doses, are addictive. If you try to stop taking either medication cold turkey you are likely to have panic attacks as the side effect of not taking the drug. How much sense does it make to take that over medical marijuana?!

I didn’t do a proper post last week because I was high.; for several days.  I got my license late in the day on Thursday, September 29. The next day, Friday, my husband went with me for a consultation about what strains to try and what symptoms I want to treat first. You need your card to go in the actual dispensary but my man was able to sit in the lobby with me and ask questions. They said it could take a week or two for my body to adjust to the drug and they were not wrong. Haha. I am using a strain called Sativa. It’s supposed to give you energy and make you feel good. So far it just makes it so I can’t thread a sentence and I sleep all day.

I went back to the dispensary last Monday and asked why I was falling asleep. The man I spoke to suggested that since I wasn’t already a marijuana user my body isn’t used to the THC. He suggested it could take a week or two to adjust to it. So basically what the lady told me Friday. He did suggest a few different types of ingestion. I had purchased a tincture meant to be dropped under your tongue. He set me up with some gummies and a liquid called flasQ. These both seem to be easier to adjust than the tincture but every time I think I have found the perfect dose I end up taking too much.

I think this could be interesting to write more about when I start getting the results I want (if I do). So I will check back in a few weeks and let you know how it’s going. I’ve been able to get a little bit of writing and editing done on my current draft of my manuscript but mostly I’ve been sleeping. Oh! And learning French via Rosetta Stone. I’m prepping for my Writer’s Retreat in France next April.  For whatever reason, even when I can’t focus on my writing, I can focus on the quick lessons in French. It’s been nice because I feel like my whole week hasn’t been wasted!!

Have you ever used medical marijuana? Would you use it?   Do you have questions about it? Let’s continue this in the comments section!

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4 Comments

  1. I have considered it after using Hemp Oil in the UK. But I’ve moved to a US state where even that is illegal – Idaho. Now, I have two chronic conditions – multiple sclerosis and blood cancer – but that makes no difference to our narrow-minded Governor. (Bet he could get it if he needed it.)

    October 9, 2017
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    • Amy Laurel said:

      Roland, I’m so sorry that you are going through so much!! I truly wish they would just legalize it every where in the US!! Hang in there!

      October 9, 2017
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  2. Tara said:

    I’ve always wanted my dad to try this for the pain from ALS…. but he’s hesitent . Maybe once you get this sorted, you can talk to him about it!

    October 9, 2017
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    • Amy Laurel said:

      I would be happy to!

      October 9, 2017
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