First off, I realize that if one uses marijuana legally and for medicinal purposes, it negates one’s right to purchase and/or carry a firearm, as one would have to lie on the ATF Form 4473, or state CHL application, thus committing a felony.
That said, I know a person close to me who has not had any opiate pain meds, after around 12 years needing them due to a spinal birth defect. She also hasn’t required any muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatories, only the legal, medicinal marijuana. This for almost seven months now, since beginning use of medical THC, again, legally.
Now, I personally will have been in pain 24/7 for THIRTY YEARS as of 7/29/2021…I see this person not needing pain medicine, and must wonder. And I must wish that it were legalized on the federal level in order that it wouldn’t cost me 2A rights if I tried it. But, I know damn well if I applied for a medical marij. card in my state, my name would immediately go into the NICS system and negate the purchase of another gun, and invalidate my carry license.
As far as I’m concerned, the use of TCH is quite tame compared to the implanted morphine pump implanted in my abdomen that still does not take all the pain away. So why the hell can the Feds not get it together and make medicinal herb legal for anyone with a valid reason from a doctor?
After I was injured in the USAF nearly 30 years ago, I would very much like to try something I’ve seen take pain totally away from others. I’d love to have 5 minutes without pain. But to have entire days? That is more than I’d have ever hoped for. I can never have a day without pain unless it would happen to be made irrelevant to my 2A rights, or after it is, it works for me. At this point I can not even try it because it would invalidate gun rights. I’ve gutted the pain out for this long, I’ll continue gutting it out til I die unless something like this is legalized and actually helps.
Please support medical marijuana in your state and nation so that maybe, just maybe, I can have a day without pain, something I’ve not had since I was 20 years old, and due to a line-of-duty USAF injury.
Thanks for your consideration.