Finally off of opiates!

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Location: United States
Occupation: Disabled Veteran

Patient History


  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back & Neck Problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe Arthritis
  • Tobacco Addiction

Additional Conditions

Diabetic, A-Fib, htn, hypothyroidism, disc fusion C6-C7, chronic low sodium

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

Not good, I was on 120 Mg of Morphine twice a day for over 10 years and other opiates before that. The opiates destroyed my memory! I weaned off of the opiates over 10 months and I switched to medical cannabis. It works quite well for me. There are so many options available now.

Overall quality of life before being introduced to medical cannabis: 5

Patient Process

Path to cannabis

It was my only non narcotic option that I had for pain control and I refuse to take opiates ever again.

Products Tried

I like FSCO or RSO. it works best for me.

Patient Experience

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

I have learned to relax a lot more and I haven't slept this good in years!

Under Doctor's Supervision?


Additional doctor supervision information

I'm a patient under the MMCC Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission in my state.

Discontinued Medication


Additional info about discontinued medication

Morphine 120 Mg BID

Cannabis has changed the use of other controlled substances


Additional info about controlled substance use

I chew less smokeless tobacco.

Other lifestyle changes adopted along with medical Cannabis


Additional info about lifestyle changes

I'm trying to find a yoga class now.

Additional info about medical Cannabis experience

You make some good friends too.

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

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