Alexis G.

I noticed it was because of Cannabis I could get off the couch and be who I knew had been shut away by depression and normal pregnancy pains. So needless to say, Cannabis not only saved who I am but made me remember the kind of mother I needed to be for my child.

Georgia P.

I have never had issues with Marijuana. I have had many friends who I have known over the years who have smoked. I got here today because of my son. It is very important to my son. We all believe in Medical Cannabis because we have seen amazing results.

K. Lee

I wasn't strong in my pre-marijuana life. I was very fragile. Depression is like a gray thread woven throughout my family cloth, so I had a high chance of living with it. 

Marijuana gives me the ability to live in the other colors.

Crystal P.

I believe Marijuana should be legal. They are raiding people's homes who are good parents, and good people, who only smoke for medical reasons. I don't smoke very often but when I do the pain is gone. I have energy to play with my kids, clean my house, and my husband and I get along much better.

Christy S.

Marijuana has helped me even out and be able to deal with my baby's colic, stress of not having enough money, and the total hatred from my in laws. I honestly don't think I would be alive right now if it wasn't for Marijuana helping me get my stress and depression under control.

Elizabeth S.

I had always believed the propaganda that Marijuana was evil and would kill you or make you addicted to much harder drugs. I had watched that "this is your brain on drugs" commercial so many times I was terrified to try it.

Until I began my research.

Claire M.

I'm a 58 year old single mother of five children, who, looking back on my life, realizes that without Marijuana it would have been very different. I've often joked that if I didn't have pot, my kids would probably be dead. Of course, that was a joke, but it has had a huge effect on how I've dealt my children over the year.

C. Berg

I am a medically retired firefighter, paramedic, and arson investigator. Marijuana saved my life after breaking my back from falling out of a 4 story building from an explosion during a fire; and all doctors would give me was opiates.

I cannot live happily knowing that my life was saved by a miracle cure in a plant still labeled as illegal without trying to change at least one person's mind.

Jen B.

My husband is in the military and he could get into ALOT of trouble for my use of Marijuana. It's sad that I cannot stand up for it even though I believe in it. I don't know if that is cowardice of me, but I have to think of his career and my family. 

We must end this senseless prohibition so that people like myself no longer have to suffer from diseases that are easily treated with Cannabis.

Haley R.

My depression is finally under control. I am happy again and I want to do more things, be around my family. I've become calmer and more relaxed. Marijuana even helped me with morning sickness and all the aches and pains (and especially mood swings) of pregnancy.

H. Watson

How I choose to treat the symptoms of my disease is MY choice. If I continued to leave that to what I call happy pad (Rx pad) doctors I would probably be dead. I hope all who learn about this will get something positive out of it and help spread the word - Marijuana is medicine.

Jessica B.

When I smoke Marijuana I become a much more patient and rational person. It is very beneficial and I believe we should have the right to do what we please as long as it harms no one. You cannot become physically addicted to pot, there is no proof this plant leads to harder drugs. I learned from my past that I was blinded by the propaganda.

J. Corry

As a Republican mother committed to legalizing Marijuana, political life can be lonely. But while many in my party whisper about the Drug War's insanity, we should shout it from the rooftop: the time to legalize is NOW!

Kimberly H.

I hate that question on job applications, have you EVER been convicted of a felony? If yes, please explain. They give you enough space for a sentence. As if you can explain it away easily and it truly won't bar you from employment.

K. Russell

It is my hope that one day people are using more medical marijuana than pharmaceutical drugs to treat their illnesses. I believe that everyone who uses marijuana does so for medical purposes. Just as your brain tells you to drink water, it also tells you to use Cannabis.

Lori F.

I suffer from a chronic disease where I suffer from leg pain, insomnia, nausea, and headaches. The only relief I get is from lighting up a joint or a bowl at the end of the night. My nerves relax, I feel I can smile again, and things aren't so bad. I wish the US would legalize and people would learn more on the benefits of marijuana instead of feeling it is such a horrible thing.

K. Lusk

Since quitting the use of Marijuana and strictly using only the medications that the doctors are prescribing me, such as Methadone, Xanax, Zoloft, Ambien, and countless other drugs, I am practically unable to barely walk. I have a handicap placard on my car now because the doctor thought that being on all these drugs there is a possibility that I could fall from walking so far and hurt myself.

Mandi S.

I went from being an active person who approached life with passion to adapting to feeling debilitating pain for days, and sometimes weeks on end. I had a full time career heading right where I wanted, full of friends and social life. But now the simple act of vacuuming or putting away laundry can cause exhaustion and pain. Marijuana is the only way that I can get through the day anymore, without being in excruciating pain.

M. Summers

My hope for the future is the legalization of Marijuana and Hemp. It's hard to cast an all natural God given plant as something that's advertised as being so adamantly bad for you. I can think of a number of legal things that are far worse.

M. Hester-Perez

Ultimately, the compassionate use of medical marijuana saved my son's life. It has been proven to facilitate "life" for my son; and has ushered him into his most progressive development period ever. I am hopeful that our ongoing cultural conversation will soon find truth and reason triumphing over lies and hatred.

Penny G.

I am a mother who has had Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1987. I have used every pain medication on the market, over the counter, and most of the prescription pain killers like Vicodin, Tylenol 3 with Codeine, Oxycontin, Tramadol, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, etc. etc.

Rhonda H.

After two years of a nondramatic environment, good job, and Cannabis use, I felt like a new person. I was exercising more than I ever had, taken better care of myself than I ever had and feeling like I could live with me and not just the disorders that had been ruining my life. I can never thank Cannabis enough, or nature enough, for giving me EXACTLY what I needed to live a normal life.

R. Cortes

I do not advocate marijuana use for kids; my story, "It's Just a Plant" explicitly addresses the potential harm of drug abuse and insists that marijuana is something not to be experimented with by them. Nevertheless, most children will encounter Marijuana in their lives; shouldn't they be prepared with thorough information?


Tiffany N.

I am a 41 year old mother of 3. I've had a cerebellar degenerating disorder for 18 years. I have been through an unbelievable amount of medication, all to no end. And, like so many others, raised to believe Marijuana was a horrible drug and a sure gateway to addictions.

The use of medical marijuana saved my life and helped me get away from most of the toxic medications used for my condition.