When I was fifteen years old, I was run down by an auto when crossing the street.
- I had the walk sign and there were genuinely few vehicles on the road, and halfway across the road, this auto came right out of nowhere and slammed into me.
It was dusk at the time and the morning light was just fading away. The cruel driver of the automobile kept driving after he knocked me to the ground. I couldn’t move either leg. Another driver saw the accident and wrote down the license plate number of the driver that abandoned the scene of the accident. That driver also called the police and an ambulance. When the ambulance got there, the paramedics helped me onto a gurney. I went to the emergency room and they did a bunch of x-rays. Both of our legs were fractured. I had several surgeries and a couple of pins and rods sited in our legs. After the accident, I had so much pain in our legs. The dentists prescribed pain medications. It did not take long for me to get hooked on the opioid pain medications and after a while I was eating opioids every morning as if they were Tic Tacs. After a year, I ended up checking myself into rehab. That’s when I found medical marijuana, however medical marijuana legitimately helps the pain and the addiction to opioids. Medical marijuana is legal in this state, but our insurance supplier will not cover any of the price. The insurance supplier will happily cover pain pills that make me addicted, but they will not help me spend our own money for medical marijuana at all.