When my mother passed away from cancer, we almost wished she would die.
She was having so much pain that I could feel it for her.
I watched her waste away to half of what she was when we were little. She still smiled and told me not to worry, but that didn’t stop me from worrying. She always had something good to say, no matter how bad she felt. Five years to the day she passed away, they diagnosed me with breast cancer. I knew what mom had gone through, but since then, they had legalized medical marijuana. I wouldn’t need to endure the pain and nausea of chemotherapy. I wouldn’t have to worry about the pain I would go through before and after each treatment. Before I got excited about getting a medical marijuana card, I had to find out if my cancer could get it for me. I went onto the Albuquerque, NM, website that gave all the rules and regulations for medical marijuana. I almost cried when cancer came up as an A-list reason for marijuana use. I went through all the steps for getting a medical marijuana card, including getting a doctor’s certification. That was easy to get. I talked to my doctor, who was the same doctor that treated my mother. He thought that medical marijuana was one of the best things they ever did. He praised Albuquerque, NM, for allowing it to be legalized. I praise them for allowing legal, medical marijuana because I’ll be starting my chemotherapy soon, and my medical ID card should be here shortly after.