5 Years On Weed

I just mentioned two powerful methods of using cannabis for wellness that don't get me high. Do I still use other methods that are psychoactive? Absolutely, and as often as is compassionately necessary.

I am going into my fifth year as a cannabis patient. What a ride it has been. When I was first going through the process of getting a legal doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis I was dealing with scoliosis, severe pain, muscle spasms, migraines, depression, anxiety, low immunity, and digestive sensitivities.

Actually, I still deal with many of those issues but I have learned how to manage them better using cannabis. My journey with medical marijuana has allowed me to explore in depth the many ways to use cannabis for absolute relief of my symptoms.

Not only that, but I have seen another side of my health restored where I am not just using marijuana to only relieve my symptoms, I am able to use it to experience what it feels like to mentally and physically thrive when everything is running right.

My approach to medical cannabis has been a holistic one. I know that it is a superfood like no other and consuming it in its raw form gives me energy and makes me feel alive. Raw cannabis has also, more than once, provided a lift from depression, which to me feels more significant than even the pain relief.

Let me just say that this medical cannabis stuff is work. At least the growing and the juicing part of it is. I juice raw cannabis and that requires that I collect leaves, more than I can currently grow myself. I am part of a medical cannabis collective where one of my jobs is to prune plants which gives me plenty of fresh plant matter during growing season. I am so grateful to have this arrangement available to me because it took me a lot of networking to find it. I can’t imagine not juicing it now as part of my long-term health management program. 

While at one time I dismissed that a topical could be effective for my conditions, I now find myself also using cannabis topically for relief of more things than just pain. I use them to relieve migraines, menstral cramps, muscle spasms, muscle soreness, and even anxiety. I’m so thankful to have a simple potion in my bag that I can apply no matter where I happen to be and where I don’t even have to think about whether I am taking an indica or sativa. I no longer travel anywhere without a topical on me and I try to keep a healthy stash on hand in my medicine cabinet.

All this being said, I want more than relief in this life, I want to experience what it is like to thrive. I’m not looking to get high and zone out, I’m looking for the ability to climb mountains and check in.

For those of you who have followed me along the way, thank you so much for your support.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mainah on June 17, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations on a very successful five years! I’ve been using cannabis medicinally and growing it myself for a little over five years as well. My journey from fentanyl patches and lots of pills to nothing but cannabis has been eye opening to say the least. Miraculous is one word I think really applies here! I use it in many forms, and topicals are one of my favorites as well. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us TB!
    Much luv,

  2. Reblogged this on Pahrumpsterdam.

  3. thanks for your inspiriation. it really does help.

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  5. Posted by Donna on June 17, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    You go girl, I’ve always followed your blog. Keep up the good work so many people are getting off all their Big Pharma prescriptions because cannabis heal naturally… We appreciate you my friend.

  6. Posted by whynocure.com on June 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Reblogged this on alternative medicine or natural cures and commented:
    So many people are dropping their prescriptions in the trash and using cannabis.

  7. Posted by Jo on June 18, 2015 at 6:34 am

    You are an amazing storey and I have loved following your posts over the past five years. Thanks for being such a great inspiration.

  8. What a great story! Thanks for sharing and I’m thrilled to have found your blog. My plan is to grow and juice the leaves too, and I’m finding a lack of good information. Over the past few years I’ve developed a sun sensitivity, and I put a cannabis infused coconut oil on my rash and it almost disappeared in two days. Last year I had the same thing and it was visible and itchy the entire summer. What an amazing and powerful medicine! Please keep telling your story–I’m sure it will inspire many to heal themselves!

  9. Posted by lisa baldwin on June 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you for blogging, i am also on a path to health. This season growing so i can juice. Making some topicals as well, i have had great relief with them. I have arthritis, hypo thyroid / hashimoto, fatigue, depression. On no chemical meds. All nutrition and herbs!! Slowly gaining strength cuz i wanna Dance and hike, an live. Thank you for sharing your experience, strength and hope. Bless

  10. Thank you for sharing your story and sending me luv. Peace. -TB

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