Written by Morgan in 2015
My name is Morgan and I am a 28-year-old with Multiple sclerosis (MS). I’ve had MS for 11 years and I have been on various medicines including several narcotic pain pills and sleeping pills. At one point I was taking 28 pills a day and not functional. In addition to being a business owner, I am a mother of two and a wife. I never smoked marijuana or was interested in it my entire life until the pain became so unbearable and I was literally becoming a zombie with prescription medicines.
Marijuana gave me my life back. I cannot be any clearer. I am able to smoke and feel a difference in pain within seconds and still have functionality. I rub CBD balm on my legs to stop the pain from crippling me - all illegally. I am a law-abiding citizen but risk myself every day. It is important that we move in a direction that helps and serves people. Regulations can determine the rest, but we need a forward outcome. Imagine laying naked on steel and feeling that cold burn up against your skin --- you would do anything to take that dull pain away. I am now able to be a mother, business owner, and wife because of my choice in unconventional medicine. I do not think I should also be jailed for that.
Note: Morgan wrote to us in 2015 and lived in Nebraska at the time. Currently, medical marijuana (products containing more than 0.3% THC) is not an option for residents of Nebraska, but thanks to the Farm Bill passing in 2018, CBD products made from industrial hemp (containing less than 0.3% THC) are legal in all 50 states.