I can't even get a proper diagnosis of my joint pain to get any kind of access to the MMAR program.
We keep getting doctors from South Africa that are here today, gone tomorrow. Very religious and just legal drug pushers with no knowledge or training in nutrition and/or alternative treatments. They are also held back by our right-wing conservative gov't here in Alberta. The gov't actively dissuades doctors from signing here. Class action lawsuit against the gov't would be nice.
I've also been seeing a therapist for the past year for chronic depression. He works for the SB gov't Mental Health unit and I've told him about my cannabis use and it's effectiveness in keeping me sane without all the weird side effects that I've got from all the meds I've tried in the last 30+ years. I haven't seen him in a couple of months but plan to go back soon. After losing my job in early June I find myself back in that deep dark hole and can't seem to get out on my own.
I'll be asking if he can sign my papers or at least give me a written diagnosis of my depression so that I have something to show should I ever find myself in front of a judge for a cannabis related charge.
Damn! I need a toke right now. My heart is pounding like crazy just writing about this. Haven't had an anxiety attack in almost a year but it sure feels like I'm going there now.
Much better but still on edge.
I've heard that you can get a form for your doctor to sign that explains that you did request him sign your MMAR forms and why he wouldn't. That should be something to have in court in one's favor shouldn't it? If I can get the goof to even acknowledge and sign that.
He's the fourth doctor I've asked to sign in the last few years and at least this one took the forms from me and read them over. Says that he used to work in the insane asylum in Africa and most of the patients there were there because the went nuts from smoking pot. Laughed when I suggested that they started smoking pot to quiet the voices in their heads which is usually the case.
Just called my therapist and left a message. Therapy has been the best thing to help me with this depression other than pot. I noticed that my need for pot diminished as my therapy progressed too. Not enough to get me to quit altogether, but cut my small usage in half at least. I use less than 1/4 oz a month tho I think maybe if I increased my dosage I'd have better results with my joint pain and the muscle spasms in my fingers.
If I could legally grow I'd get more into medibles and ointments.