I am a person who needs to use marijuana for health reasons. I live in chronic nerve pain, have RSD, arthritis and fibromyalgia. I have been to many pain clinics and unfortunately no one has been able to help me. I am allergic to just about every narcotic pain medication and could not tolerate seizure drugs that would help stop the nerve firings in my feet.
I recently got brave and asked my doctor about medical marijuana. He has not come up with any answers yet as I live in a state where it is illegal. I guess one of my questions to you is if my doctor gives me a letter or prescription for medical marijuana how do I go about finding someone to fill the prescription? Does the government have some sort of mail-away plan? I am almost 50 years old and have no life because of the constant pain I live in.
A friend recently gave me a couple of joints of marijuana to try and it helped me to sleep, relax and also helped take my mind away from the pain. Unfortunately this friend has not been able to get me more and it is the only thing that I have found that actually helped make my life a bit more bearable. The closest state to me is Maine but they don’t have a prescription plan and you are pretty much on your own trying to find marijuana.
I am desperate and hope that I can make some sort of connection so that the days will be a bit more bearable. How can I get prescription marijuana? Any info I can share with my doctor would be also helpful.
Unfortunately, even if a doctor in your state wrote you a recommendation for marijuana, you could not get it filled legally. Instead, I would seek help informally through the network of marijuana activists and medical marijuana rights organizations. Perhaps you could develop trusting personal relationships that could result in your obtaining the medicine you need.
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