Story
Love whatcha do

Age: 62
Gender: Male
Location: Canada
Occupation: Semi-Retired

Patient History

Conditions

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe Arthritis

Ethnic Background

  • White or Caucasian
  • Other (please specify)

Additional Ethnic Background Info

I was raised white but after my Grandfather died the family discovered our Metis heritage and now my Uncle is on the Mid-Island counsel for Vancouver island and I also have my Status

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

I was a recreational user off and on since 1971-72 and my health has always been great due to fantastic genetics in my family. I started having chronic arthritic pain about 10 years ago and it had gotten worse over time. The pain was always worse in the morning and at nights after a long day at work. All in all my over all health was good.

Additional info about this time in patient's life

If I knew what I know now I would have applied sooner for my MMAR and started watching youtube for videos on the subject of growing, oils and edibles.

Overall quality of life before being introduced to medical cannabis: 6

Patient Process

Path to cannabis

I had been smoking cannabis for quite a few years when I started to look at it Medically. I started getting strains that helped with sleep at night from a few different Dispensaries around town.

Products Tried

I was smoking a lot of indica as a few of today's remedies were not yet available.

Patient Experience

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

Yes, I am a full time Medical grower here at our place. We moved out of the city to a more rural area and my over all pain is manageable, my moods are better, PTSD much improved and healing, Anxiety, no problem just a few tokes before leaving the home and I'm good for a few hours. Depression is something that is dealt with on a day to day basis as I grow strains suited for this and will toke accordingly.

Under Doctor's Supervision?

No

Discontinued Medication

Yes

Additional info about discontinued medication

I never have really used over the counter meds, but can say that when I injured myself at work 5 years ago and refused to take any meds from my doctor or the specialists they and worksafeBC did not believe I was suffering from the pain I described and I had to fight it out in the courts because my claim was rejected the first time and my chronic pain complaint was dismissed and never addressed properly.

Cannabis has changed the use of other controlled substances

No

Other lifestyle changes adopted along with medical Cannabis

Yes

Additional info about lifestyle changes

Moving away from the city and becoming semi retired

Additional info about medical Cannabis experience

As a grower I am constantly learning new things to help my girls be the best they can. I have also learned how to make RSO, BHO shatter, Oils, Tinctures, salves, and edibles of all sorts as well as dosing.

Overall quality of life after being introduced to medical cannabis: 10

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