Medical Marijuana Helped Me When Nothing Else Could

Many or, perhaps, most people utilize the benefits of marijuana for recreational purposes perhaps because it can be fun and perhaps because many governments classified the drug as having no medical benefit. Today, we’re starting to learn that’s not true. If you’re not sure how or why medical marijuana offers serious benefits, let me share my story with you.

This post is the first in Lifehacker’s Green Week, a series where we’ll be discussing medical marijuana, its benefits, drawbacks, and everything you need to know. Keep in mind, we’re not doctors, so you should check with yours before trying it, and similarly, obey the laws and regulations in your area regarding the procurement and use of medical marijuana.

An Important Medical Disclaimer

I am not a doctor and am not providing medical advice—because I can’t! Please keep that in mind when reading. Marijuana is a powerful but safe drug. Statistically, it has a low incidence of causing any serious harm to anyone when compared with other drugs. That said, it’s still a drug and bad things can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. You should talk to your doctor (or doctors) before making any significant changes to the way you manage your health, so do that before you jump on board with anything I’m saying here.

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