Aug. 2, 2012 05:56
Patient: Curtis Jorgensen
Condition/Illness: Hypertension, lower back pain
Using medical cannabis since: 2006
WHY DID YOU START USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
I’m a nurse [and have been one for] about 15 years. [I was] told by a friend to try medical marijuana to see if it would help my lower back pain.
DID YOU TRY OTHER METHODS OR TREATMENTS BEFORE MARIJUANA?
Yes. Taking Vicodin was not for me.
WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE OR PROBLEM FACING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS?
Closing the dispensaries.
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO FOLKS WHO ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT MARIJUANA AS MEDICINE?
I have nothing to say [to them].
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