Story
Better Rest

Age: 68
Gender: Female
Location: Canada
Occupation: retired

Patient History

Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back & Neck Problems
  • Cirrhosis

Additional Conditions

borderline COPD, Hep B, ulcers,

Ethnic Background

  • White or Caucasian
  • 0

Additional Ethnic Background Info

I am irish decent, my mother was born in the North of Ireland and I have bonded with her / my other country

Overall health, well-being and quality of life before medical cannabis

I was not sleeping as well as I am now, I was using some hash I can’t smoke pot I don’t like it for me but hash is ok and I liked it in the 60’s but never did smoke much pot, but now with the gummies it helps with alot of my other pain my meds don’t seem to touch.

Additional info about this time in patient's life

Im glad i have found something that works so well, it worked well for my husband before he passed away I grew for him, but i really prefer the edibles and do hope with legalization they don't pull the edibles as i have heard they might I want to be able to buy quality gummies that are safe for my consumption

Overall health and well-being before being introduced to medical cannabis: 9

Overall quality of life before being introduced to medical cannabis: 9

Patient Process

Path to cannabis

It has been about 9 months now and have already cut back on quite a bit of my pharmaceutical prescriptions

Products Tried

Pot doesnt it makes me paranoid, but hash and gummies or edibles help best as I don't want to smoke as i have borderline COPD AND had TB as a teenager, and quit smoking myself some 25 years ago

Patient Experience

How Cannabis has had an impact on patient's day to day life

Im more rested

Under Doctor's Supervision?

No

Discontinued Medication

Yes

Additional info about discontinued medication

anti inflammatorys, some night pills

Cannabis has changed the use of other controlled substances

No

Overall health and well-being after being introduced to medical cannabis: 9

Overall quality of life after being introduced to medical cannabis: 9

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