My Journey from opioid addiction to freedom | Cannabis Today

In 2007 I was badly injured giving birth to my son. I was overjoyed to be a mother, but also in excruciating pain. I tried to manage it, but I became addicted to opiate painkillers. Addiction and pain robbed me of precious early years with my child. Some of that time is only a blur. After seven years, when I’d finally had enough, I tried medical cannabis.

Medical cannabis—CBD—helped me get clear. It’s become my go-to product for pain relief. CBD is not THC. It relieves my pain without any sort of “buzz” or mind-altering effects. So I can volunteer at my son’s school, go hiking, and just keep going all day—the way I could before I was injured.

There are so many misconceptions about medical cannabis. I totally get it. Before I joined Wellness Connection, I didn’t know that it was possible to get the benefits without the “buzz,” or without smoking. I was hesitant

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