Ironically enough, I was kidnapped, taken to Mexico, beat, raped, and then wrapped from head to toe with duct tape & laid in what could have been my grave-all for transporting a ton of illegal bud, but loosing 200 lbs. I've been diagnosed as bi-polar with severe PTSD, so I take Lamotrigine & Lorazepam. Recently, I found myself feeling too sedated to actually wake up enough to stay out of bed, much less like actually going out in public. Feeling so anxious, lethargic, & worthless, I turned to ask a friend to simply help me get to the grocery store and actually shop. And for the first time since I nearly died for weed (& greed), I finally burned one with my friend- "pothead" before we went out. I was paranoid, but not scared for my life. We actually laughed & had fun as we bought far more than I needed. After dinner, I remembered that I had not taken the 3 mg of Lorazepam I usually take to shop at Walmart comfortably. Instead, we smoked half a joint. We discussed the many benefits mmj has over Rx meds, everything from how much the state's AHCCCS program could save financially if mmj treatment replaced pharmacutical costs. If just us poor folk could legally grow and use mmj rather than all the expensive, synthetic compounds we are currently prescribed, thousands of dollars could be reallocated for so many other Arizonans that do not fall into the narrow categories to qualify for AHCCCS. Single men and women, both young & experienced, with no children, those that need treatment, surgeries, & transplants. Perhaps struggling individuals with illnesses and injuries that do not have basic medical coverage. Maybe even-dare I mention it-adults on AHCCCS could actually recieve basic dental coverage as well!?! Lol!
Anyways, I realize that Rx meds cause dependecy, especially my Lorazepam, but I volunteer to be among the first case studies to contribute to the scientific research needed to evaluate mmj's effectiveness in treating mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders. Just tell me where to sign up....
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