Before I dive into this topic, I’d like to point out that I am a hypocrite. I choose not to do recreational drugs which may have relatively minor side effects because I think they’re bad for me. But I have no trouble taking drugs that are “good” for me and my illness which have horrible side effects.
With that out of the way, I’d like to share with you my patchy research.
In the states in the US which have legalized marijuana, there are very strict guidelines one must follow. In my spotty research, I’ve found Crohn’s Disease on all the lists of diseases where sufferers get some relief.
In Canada, I understand that there are three types of people who can try to recieve legal marijuana. Group 1 are people with a terminal illness with 6 months to live or something like that. Group 2 are folk with a chronic disease and who get relief from weed. Group 3 is for everybody else who thinks they should be allowed to enjoy marijuana for medical reasons.
So. I’m feeling fine now (after the surgery), but since Crohn’s always comes back and is presently without a cure or a surefire drug, I might find myself on the non-lit end of a medicinal joint, legally, sometime in my future. Maybe I’ll even get a prescription for it. Go figure. If Crohn’s were contagious, people would smooch me in the street.