My mother has started to experience difficulties with her arthritis.
She is from the generation that druggies and losers smoked marijuana.
When I told her she needed cannabis for her chronic pain she was really against it. I showed her research and talked to her about it. My mother wasn’t budging. I decided to just go ahead with the medical cannabis process. I went to the doctor and acted like I had joint pain. I then filled out the paperwork, paid the fee and got a medical weed card. I then went to the cannabis dispensary near me and bought the product recommended. My mother is now using it. I think she believed that her product would be a joint or flower smoked through a bowl or bong. For her arthritis my mother is using a topical. It is a small tube of cream that she applies directly to her hands twice a day. My mother noticed a difference if she didn’t apply it. It smells like lily of the valley and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. Since it goes directly on the skin and isn’t ingested, she doesn’t even get high. My mother says that her topical is just like a more powerful icy hot. For right now I get her cannabis for her. Eventually I am going to make her get her own cannabis card. I don’t always want to be the one fetching it for her. She needs to know it is okay to treat herself with weed.