Those who came before us (advocates who have spent years fighting for patient's right to use marijuana as medication) were often viewed as deviant, in order that we (patients who benefit from their sacrifice) may be seen as normal. Although over 70% of citizens support legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, and over 50% support legalizing marijuana for any use, the truth is medical marijuana patients are not always viewed as normal. In order to make the progress necessary and ensure full normalization for medical marijuana patients, I believe patients need to share their stories--both within and outside the medical marijuana community. Through my own experience I have found the more I share my story with others the more empowered I feel as a patient. My hope is to share this sense of empowerment with other patients through this blog in a couple of ways:

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