Medical marijuana is not much different than any other medication that is prescribed for us. There are specific systems in our bodies that respond to cannabis and it can of great assistance when used properly to help you minimize your pain, keeping you active doing what you want and need for you. Alternatively, it can also be a huge detriment in your life when abused or used as an escape from reality
Now I will say some people think those who use marijuana for pain just want to get high all day, and that may be true for some, but the use of medical marijuana is not about getting "high" all day or stuffing your face because you have the "munchies". If that's what you're doing, the marijuana is using you and not you using it.
Once again, please understand that I am sharing this not as a way to push my opinions and I respect the differences we may have, and I hope too that you will respect my choices for my treatment. I've tried many many different kinds of pharmaceutical medications and went through a lot of problems as a result and I will say this so far has been one of my best options for treating my pain and staying active within my life.
Have you explored this option? Do you have questions? Please speak to you doctor or visit the websites included in the Medical Marijuana entry...educate yourself about this alternative treatment.
take good care of you