It’s here! My Illinois medical marijuana card is here!
I went to the Medical Cannabis Outreach mobile clinic on August 13, 2016 for help with my application and fingerprinting, and I received my card in the mail on September 26, 2016.
That’s 44 days from start to finish.
The plan is to write about my experiences, which promise to be enlightening. You see, not only will I be able to write about them from a patient perspective, but also as a new user.
That’s right, folks. Aside from a couple of contact highs in college, I have absolutely no experience with recreational marijuana. That’s because when I was growing up about all you could do was smoke the stuff, and that didn’t appeal to me. (For better or worse, no one ever offered me a brownie.)
Also, I had a very real fear of Satan, demon possession, jail and criminal records. So, yeah.
Anyway, my hope is that writing about using medical marijuana to treat my fibromyalgia will accomplish two things: 1.) opening a patient-to-patient dialogue that helps me and others discover what works, and 2.) showing non-patients on the fence about medical marijuana that it’s not something to fear.
Please feel free to use the comments section of any post or my contact form to ask questions along the way.
UPDATE: It wasn’t fibromyalgia. It’s a brain tumor.