Husband, father, and grandfather. Retired Naval Electronics Technician. Retired Senior Systems and Network Administrator.
I grew up in a very conservative home. Marijuana just wasn't consumed by my family. That extended through my military career, where I suffered a back injury. The injury led to chronic pain and was treated successfully with low doses of opioids. In 2017 I had a flare up requiring medication. My family physician stopped prescribing any controlled substances due to pressures exerted by Health Canada, and our provincial health authority. The hospital's emergency department does not prescribe medication, and sent me to my family physician. Walk-in clinics won't prescribe more than a few days worth. Living out of town, I was faced with a dilemma. The constant debilitating pain opened me up to any form of relief. Cannabis was suggested, and I investigated it as my last recourse. Here I am, almost a year later growing that devil weed.