Here’s a testimonial from an Iowan with spinal stenosis:
“I have many things wrong with my spine:
No L-3 L-4 disc
I have arthritis throughout my spine, in my hands, knees, and ankles. I cannot sleep longer than 3 hours due to pain.
I have been prescribed Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and do not like the fact that I may suffer liver damage and DIE as a side effect. That’s a brand new fact released, and to counter it, Hydrocodone is lowering the amount of Tylenol in each pill.
Hydrocodone does NOT relieve my pain, it just makes my daily pain a little easier to tolerate. I really REALLY desire to try Medical Marijuana, and hope that it’s pain relieving, help for insomnia, and correction of depression will also work for me. I don’t want to keep putting Hydrocodone in my body, and I sure as hell don’t want the side effects of Oxycodone, which my Dr. has said I could try. I don’t want the harmful steroid shots either!
I’ve done extensive research on the facts of Medical Marijuana. I want Medical Marijuana – and I don’t want to go to jail for using a natural plant that should be legal and doesn’t have the side effects that my legal drugs do! Please, think of all the different types of people Cannabis can help, research for yourself instead of relying on the standard centuries old lies and cover-ups about Cannabis.”
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