In 2010, I was taking a daily regime of about thirty-five different prescribed medications, three to six times a day. I have had a laundry list of conditions including heart problems, asthma, depression, and more. I was seeing a doctor every month for my necessary pharmaceuticals, and between all my appointments for refills and co-pays, it was financially taxing. It had progressed to the point that I had to be aware of every Bi-Mart pharmacy location, in case of an emergency. Heaven forbid I misplaced or had my medication stolen, as they had to be replaced immediately; I would panic and become extremely anxious without them.
At no point did any of the doctors I was seeing on a regular basis ever reduce the amount of medication I was taking; they just added new ones. The reality was that the effects of all these medications were causing medication-induced conditions. It finally got to the point I had no idea what conditions were of natural origin and what were medication-induced.
By January I had made up my mind, I was done with this merry-go-round. As I became educated about medicinal cannabis, I saw firsthand people leaving their pharmaceuticals behind, and more importantly, they were healing their conditions.
I decided to use FECO (full extract cannabis oil, potency similar to Rick Simpson Oil) to detox from all of my pharmaceuticals. Now, I’m not encouraging anyone to do exactly what I did; I’m only informing you that there are options out there for natural healing & detoxing. Habit forming and synthetic pharmaceuticals can be worse on the human body than your original condition, causing even more debilitating conditions.
I had a very loving community in 2008 in which I learned, and then taught, medical cannabis at Oregon Green Free as well as at National Green Friends. However, as the laws changed, we lost these two organizations. The knowledge gained through them has changed my life and the lives of thousands of others over the years. Being in a community with like-minded individuals became more valuable than any other formal education I had ever received. Since then I’ve continued to become more educated and I’ve used this education to first heal myself of all kinds of conditions as well as serious injuries. This is the beginning of my story.
To read part two of Tori’s story, as well as some incredible testimonies on the healing properties of this incredible plant, make sure to pick up next month’s issue of Stoner Mag!