I went to my state’s medical marijuana website last week.
I wanted to know if rheumatoid arthritis was a reason to get medical cannabis.
I had put off getting medical marijuana for a year. My doctor had recommended a doctor who could give me the paperwork needed to get my medical marijuana ID card. With the medical marijuana ID card, I could go into any marijuana dispensary in the state, and get the marijuana I needed for the arthritis. I went online and started going through all the medical conditions that would give someone the ability to buy legal, medical marijuana. At the very end of a lengthy list were auto-immune diseases, and this included rheumatoid arthritis. I thought it kind of odd that the doctor had never told me my arthritis was an autoimmune disease. I was now fretting over the thought that I could become sick more quickly because of my arthritis, but I was more intent on getting medical cannabis than ever before. I wanted to make sure the arthritis was in remission, so I didn’t need to worry about pneumonia or other life-threatening diseases. When I talked to the doctor who could give me the paperwork to receive my medical marijuana ID card, he told me the medical marijuana would not put the arthritis in remission, but it would help with the pain and discomfort of the disease. I got my medical marijuana ID card since I had already paid for the doctor, but I wasn’t sure I would really use it. If it helps with the pain, the marijuana could be worth purchasing.