Patient Stories

First-person stories shared by medical cannabis patients of all ages living with a wide range of health issues—from depression and PTSD to multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and cancer—whose lives have been made better by the use of medical cannabis and/or CBD oil. If you’d like to share your patient or caregiver experience with the CBMD community, please visit Share Your Story.

Star Graves

My name is Star Graves – I’m a breast cancer survivor

My name is Star Graves. I am a breast cancer survivor, successful retired finance director, mother, educator, medical cannabis advocate, minority business owner, proud grandmother and podcaster.  I...

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...
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