I have been following you and Corinne since your first podcast with The Sacred Plant and had been a faithful watcher. Let me first say I’m so sorry about your wife. She was lovely! I was so impressed that you continued teaching about cannabis medicine, that your story is my Story of HOPE, John.
I decided to send in my story because it greatly impacted me, and I’ve been thinking about sharing it for a while now. I love these stories so I’m willing to share. I am a recreational user, but marijuana is so helpful for sleep and relaxation that I’d have to call its effects medical as I have a high stress job and it calms me.
In the past few years, a lot of hype has started to develop around ketamine as a potential first-line drug for addiction treatment. In 2019, Florida State University researchers found that rats that were induced to have alcohol use disorder were far less likely to drink alcohol after being given ketamine.
My story may seem rather insignificant, but it was a life changer. I have several invisible pain conditions, and my pain is rarely in control. Many years ago when my state went legal for cannabis I did my research and decided to add cannabis to my pain treatment.
In the 80’s I was a young nurse in a major medical center. I was happy to be working after my rigorous education which included anatomy and physiology, chemistry, psychology, ethics, and nursing in every facet of health care. I was ready and I was excited.
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