Patient Stories

Patients share their personal stories of cannabis use in the treatment of a variety of mental and physical disease symptoms to help educate and support others in the treatment process. Patient stories deliver healthcare care providers a new perspective on the medicinal benefits of cannabis.


A Recovering Heroin Addict and Hep C Positive

My name is Ryan. I’m 29 years old and a recovering heroin addict and hepatitis C positive. Like many, I first tried cannabis as...
Rita Montoya

Life-long Community Activist and Chingona

chingona (noun):  a woman in her place of power when she’s  following her own intuitive-driven direction Rita Montoya empowers herself and other women...

Managing Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Chronic Pain

Ellen Lenox Smith has lived with Ehlers Danlos syndrome and sarcoidosis, which cause chronic pain, for most of her life. No pain medications provided...

An Absolute Lifesaver

13 years ago, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). My neurologist tried all the different medications available, but I didn’t get any relief...

Relief from Lupus

Linda Biggs has found relief from a range of health issues including lupus, the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, and breathing problems by...