Today I was thinking about our yearly visit to Florida. I love Florida, and I have been lucky enough to be able to visit my ‘happy place’ for over 20 years.
This year however things will be different.
I live with severe mental health problems, including, Autism, severe depression with suicidal ideation, Anxiety and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Three months ago my mental health deteriorated rapidly to the point where I almost took my own life.
I stumbled upon a drug that actually works for me, and my mental health has gone from strength to strength. It has been amazing how this drug has transformed my life.
Unfortunately for me that drug is Cannabis.
I say unfortunate for me, because not only do I not live in the correct state where cannabis is available to me.
I also live in the wrong country.
Cannabis is still Illegal in the UK.
It has been legalised for medical purposes in the UK, but doctors will not prescribe it.
So I am left having to break the laws of our country to be able to survive.
I have no doubt that if I stopped using cannabis, I would go back to being the suicidal person I was before I started using it.
So I start thinking to myself, maybe cannabis is now legal in Florida and I would be able to purchase my medication whilst over there ?
Unfortunately Florida has the same position as the UK on its cannabis laws.
So if you, like me, rely on your medication for survival, you may not visit Florida for your vacation without Breaking International Laws.
This law is stopping me from visiting my favourite place on the planet, and watching my precious grandchildren meet Mickey Mouse, swim with the dolphins, feed the stingray, and ride the rollercoasters.
My mental health does not prevent me from enjoying these things, alas a law about a drug that works in controlling my mental health issues prevents me.
Help educate people about cannabis, legalise regulate and medicate. Other people could benefit from what I have found to be a wonder drug for myself. what if that someone was you, or somebody you loved ?
Ask yourself, why ? after all of the proof that cannabis works, are we still criminalising a drug that has many benefits and few side effects ?
Because once Cannabis becomes legal, people would be able to grow it themselves, leaving the big Pharma and the governments losing millions in revenue.