My sister happens to work for a pain clinic.
- She sees people in excruciatingly intense physical pain all the time whenever she is at her job.
On one hand, it’s reassuring that some of these people are able to benefit from alternatives to medication such as localized numbing and other procedures. On the other hand, these alternatives don’t regularly fix a person’s symptoms. You can’t expect cortisone shots to labor something like a magic miracle for spinal injuries, even if it works for some people. There are cases where pharmaceutical intervention is the only alternative. Happily, the growing medical cannabis industry in this state is giving these suffering people more options beyond prescription opiates. The pain clinic’s overseeing physician is certified with the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use as a medical marijuana healthcare worker. She can write what is referred to as a “medical recommendation” for cannabis products. It’s not treated the same way as a prescription for a traditional pharmacy, but it is pretty similar. My sister tells me that the majority of their patients who use medical marijuana consume marijuana edibles for the most part. Although some use vaporizers or bongs, the vast majority are consuming cannabis candy products or RSO extracts. I honestly wish that I could use edibles, but my liver doesn’t process them the same way it would in a typical woman. There are a small number of people who possess livers that don’t process THC altogether when it’s consumed in the digestive tract. In my case, the only thing that genuinely works is a quality cannabis concentrate such as live rosin. I don’t care if it’s a sativa strain or an indica strain, as long as it doesn’t make me feel completely paranoid.