Ten years ago Marijuana was just a "Drug" to me. I didn't know anything about it besides people referring to is as a "drug" or people telling me "it just gets you high." Back then, I didn't want anything to do with it, given all the bad publicity that came with it.
Then I met my Fiancé who has PTSD. He was a daily user and was trying to get me to use and I would always refuse. At the time, I thought he just wanted to be high but, that just wasn't me. After a few years of seeing him use and benefit from marijuana, I became more open to the idea but, I didn't want to get addicted to anything due to past family history. I would only smoke a little bit but, because I still felt like I was in the wrong, I never got the full benefit of it because I wasn't intaking it like I should.
Seeing my Fiancé get the relief he needed made me want to expanded my learning and knowledge about marijuana. After working at B&B Consulting for a year, I became more open about Medical Marijuana. I saw the benefits first hand because of all the patients it helped. Hearing their great success stories and their experiences made me want to keep learning.
After about a year and a half, I learned and absorbed enough information to became a Medical Marijuana Consultant, and that allowed me to teach patients about Marijuana use. In that time I have helped a lot of people learn that you don't only have to smoke marijuana, or that you don't necessarily need to get "high," for therapeutic effects. I have learned, then taught others that there are different options for different people and conditions.
I am now more knowledgeable about how the different strains can help different conditions because I expanded my learning, and ignored the stigmas! My Fiancé was even able to find a better strain that worked best for him and he was able to tell a difference because of our knowledge of how certain strains help his PTSD. I had never heard him say to me that he felt full relief from it and he has been intaking since I met him!
I myself have found that I now intake when I have pain, nausea and/or I can't sleep. I no longer feel that I am wrong for doing so. Please do not feel like your stuck or feel like your gonna have to deal with your condition alone! You do not have to get high! You do not have to smoke it! There are alternatives!
It is still a learning experience for all of us. I learn something new everyday and I love to keep expanding my knowledge so I can help those who need it. You are not alone! It does take time and everyone is different, so you will have to learn about how much you should intake, and whether you should use one strain over an other! I am more than happy to give patients more information and ease their minds. You are not alone! <3
Kaytelynn--Assistant Supervisor, B & B Consulting