We are happy to present another Testimonial Tuesday by Cure patient, Steven N. We are so happy that Steven was kind enough to share this lovely written story with us and hope that this brings are much joy and inspiration to you as it did to us! Thank you again, Steven and as always, we wish you continued success with medical cannabis.
“Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”
“I never thought in my lifetime that I would be able to obtain marijuana legally in Pennsylvania. I will never forget the the “Summer of 1968″. My mom and I vacationed with my cousin’s parents in Hawaii. Bill and I were like brothers. I was one year older than Wild Bill. It was in Hawaii where I smoked cannabis for the first time. (Actually, it was a chunk of hashish.) Really? In Hawaii? How wild is that?
Fast forward fifty years. I’m now a guy with diabetes, and I need a hip replacement. I’ve had more than one heart attack and by-pass surgery. I have chronic pain. I’ve been dealing with my condition for at least six years (probably more like fifteen years). My A1C (amount of sugar in my blood) was higher than 10.0 – off the chart! My surgeon explained that in order to have a hip replacement my number had to be 7.0. My most recent A1C was 8.2.
It’s ironic that my cannabis card was issued to me on April 20th, 2018. That’s 4/20. I doubt that everyone reading this is fully aware what 4/20 represents to the cannabis culture. So, the first time I went to CURE dispensary located off the Fruitville Pike in Lancaster, PA.
I was greeted with a friendly smile as I walked with her to the waiting room. She introduced me to the facility and checked my credentials. After the paperwork, she made a call, and soon after I was ushered into the dispensary where a young man greeted me inside. He was a pharmacist. We had a friendly and informative conversation. After my conference, I was led to an attractive display of products where another consultant waited for me. He identified medicinal cannabis in various forms along with supplies needed for consumption. I found it to be very informative. I bought a few small containers (.5 gram) of Moxie live resin and my first Yocan vaporizer and a 500mg vape cartridge.
I left the CURE dispensary and for the first time in more than 15 years hopeful that my chronic pain would lessen in the weeks to come. It has worked very well for me. I visit Cure about every four or five weeks. Since May, I’ve used quite a few of the Moxie medicines available. Life is good.”