Inforum: Patients: Medical marijuana effectively treats pain, post-traumatic stress

MOORHEAD — Amy Wieser Willson has suffered for years from chronic pain so severe that some days she couldn’t get out of bed. On those days, even contact with her bed sheets was painful.

Wieser Willson, whose ailments include fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, now can take a capsule of medical marijuana before bed and, most mornings, wakes up pain free. Occasionally, when she has a flare-up, she uses a vaporized form of the medication, which relieves her pain.

“While pain may not be visible, it can absolutely be deadly,” she said. Despite her pain, she refused to take narcotic painkillers. Two friends died from opioids; one by accidental overdose and the other by suicide.

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