Pubdate: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 Source: Grand Junction Free Press (CO) Copyright: 2011 Grand Junction Free Press Contact: http://www.gjfreepress.com Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/4327 Author: Elan Shakti MEDICAL MARIJUANA HAS CHANGED LIFE FOR THE BETTER After suffering over 15 years with fibromyalgia, my pain and symptoms have only gotten worse. My life has increasingly become more limited as I'm getting older. Due to the fibromyalgia pain, I cannot sleep. Without sleeping, my body can't get the rest it needs to help it heal. The lack of sleep has had its own impact on my health. The pain was making me miserable, so I was ready to try anything. I had been prescribed enough pharmaceuticals to open my own drug store and nothing worked - I was still in pain and the side effects were awful. Medical marijuana topical cream changed this for me. After getting my patient card, I visited a medical marijuana center; started using medical marijuana cream. Within 15 minutes of rubbing the cream on the right side of my body, the nerve and joint pain eases, and I sleep. There are no side effects from this cream. It doesn't have a euphoric effect or other side effects like pharmaceuticals, and it actually helps me. My life changed for the better the medical marijuana has helped me tremendously. Now, I know why young and older people visit the centers because of injuries due to their punishing jobs such as contractors as well as others with debilitating diseases. In addition to having the expertise, you must have a license to make these creams in a kitchen approved and regulated by the Department of Revenue, and then, they can only be sold in a medical marijuana center. If the centers close, we cannot access these medicinal creams and other infused products. The Colorado Constitution afforded us access to these products, please help us protect our rights and get the medication we need. Vote against the ordinance. Elan Shakti Grand Junction - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.