As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to experience some mild medical issues. I notice stiffness, swelling and pain in my fingers that is caused by arthritis. The symptoms worsen during the winters. When the temperature drops, I suddenly have difficulty forming a fist or performing detailed tasks, such as sewing or typing on my laptop. I now have trouble sleeping at night. Insomnia is a year round problem for me. I spend hours lying in bed, trying to get comfortable, unable to fall asleep. Even when I finally drift off, I tend to wake up repeatedly through the night. Another reason that I struggle to sleep is because of leg cramps. I am dedicated to daily exercise. The impact from jumping rope, running and my workout regiment causes some strain on my muscles and joints. When I go to bed and try to relax, my muscles start to cramp. Another issue I have developed is psoriasis on my elbows and knees. There is no definite cause or known cure for it. It can be hereditary or due to stress and leads to red, irritated skin that can be itchy and sore. While all of my complaints are fairly minor, they disrupt my everyday life. I am unwilling to pay for a doctor’s visit, invest into expensive prescriptions and risk the long-term side-effects of synthetic medication. Instead, I’ve found a natural and effective remedy in cannabis. I shop at the local cannabis dispensary for a variety of strains and consumption methods. I use CBD and CBN topicals for my arthritis, leg cramps and psoriasis. I prefer edibles for insomnia. I buy pre-rolls for headaches and stress.