Musquodoboit Veteran Endures 3-month Delay for Marijuana Prescription

After three months of frustration and delays, a Royal Canadian Navy veteran living in Middle Musquodoboit will only have to wait a few more days for his pain medication.

Keith Mullin was injured in 1984 while serving aboard HMCS Saguenay. He fell four metres onto a wooden crate, bending his spine backwards and damaging vertebrae. Since the incident, Mullin has had chronic neck, back and leg pain.

“It’s like somebody driving a screwdriver into your back between the vertebra, and then just twisting it,” he said.

Each opiate and pain medication he was prescribed had side effects. In 2005, doctors prescribed him medical marijuana and Mullin has been taking it ever since.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.