I thought I would start a place for people to post their story and a little bit about themselves. Its good so everyone can see who they are going to be meeting in the future. Please feel free to share as much or as little as you like. No one is here to judge you or at least I sure hope not.
Hi everyone, Just moved from NY to NC and loving it out here. I come from a long Advertising Agency Background, But currently doing design work and Photography, less sitting at a desk ;). My reason for being here: My father passed away from pancreatic cancer and it was one of the most hardest times in our families life. You really feel like you are on an island alone and just another number. For that reason my friend told me about RSO and then doing research on the plant and finding out that there has been countless studies done, I was shocked to find out about the truth: So now it is my job to help in anyway I can to get the word out. I am also dealing with Adhesive Capsulitis and all they can do is give me pain killers, I said no thanks and am looking for other options to deal with the pain. So far swimming is helping to gain some motion back. Looking forward to hearing from the group.
Hey guys. I am 25 and live in Chapel Hill/ Hillsoborough. I need indicas for medicine due to the cbd content. If you want to know more message me or email or something. I have no problem meeting in person.
Hello everyone. I'm 32, from Raleigh NC born and raised. Currently working on an EMT degree (applied sciences) to further my career and go either full-time firefighter or paramedic as I work my way through med school. I can't really talk about what pot has done for me lately since I haven't been able to find a supplier who looks at marijuana the same way I do -- a gift from God. Only gangster wanna be types or folks looking to sell you sticks and stems. I do remember, however, how pot use to help me immensely with my ADHD believe it or not, how it helped me concentrate my creativity to an end result as opposed to doing a little bit here and a little bit there over the course of longer than it's worth, heh. What it did better than anything though.. better than any SSRI, Benzo, Amphetamine salt mix, opiate or anything else, was that it cured my depression if curing it is possible.
Oh, and I really love punk rock, 77s style, if any of you care, heh. Along with classical and misc other genres that make me look more intelligent and sane than the former.
Hi all, I moved to Raleigh in February 2010 from Newport News/Williamsburg VA.. I was taking a year off before returning to work. Learning the area and all that goes with it. I promptly set out to Bosco Beach where I had a horrible 4 wheeler accident. So I haven't been out and about for a while now. So glad my kids moved here or I would still not know anybody!LOL! I followed all the rules and took all the pills, and felt like shit all the time. I have had LESS pain in the last month then the previous 2.5 years. My mind is even starting to return to normal, that's no joke. Those pills really mess you up BAD! I am so happy to find sites like this, It helps to not feel like a criminal, well, not as much. Are there any meet ups in Raleigh? I have a spot I like to go. Very relaxed atmosphere.
Hey! My names Andrea,originally from California(Santa Barbara) currently living in NC.I was in the Marines and was "lucky" to sustain a severe ankle fracture(falling 13 feet straight down) that's been progressively affecting the rest my body(arthritis on my ankles knees,and shoulders,no cartilage on my right knee,tendonitis, the list goes on...) I'm stoked to have found NCCPN and would like to meet more people that feel and benefit from cannabis and hopefully see a change in how marijuana is seen as a drug rather than a natural herb. Sending good vibes to you all.. :]
Hey everyone this is my first post. Up until today I had no idea the NCCPN even existed and I began tearing up a bit when I read some of the testimonials. I have been suffering from schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder and post traumatic stress disorder since I was about 14. I'm 30 now. Up until May of last year I had been given a total of 12 different two pill combinations over the course of 15 1/2 years by psych doctors whom I realize really did want the best for me, want me to be mentally well. None of the pills worked, they made the original symptoms of anxiety, social anxiety, depression, nightmares and flashbacks worse than they were originally. I thought I was doomed to a life of apathy and taking those ineffective pills every day...even when they raised the dosage there was no help for what was going on. Last May I met a group of people who told me about the benefits of cannabis when used medicinally. I was intrigued and did some research..I bought myself a vaporizer, gave it a test run..and I was astounded by how much it helped. I have been vaporizing every day for a year now, and my quality of life has improved 10000%...I get out, I talk to people more, I exercise, and there's not been one flashback or nightmare or really any problems with anxiety since I began medicating. I have no other conclusion to draw than cannabis has actually saved my life. I went from being broody, irritable, unreasonable and borderline suicidal, self mutilation..to calm, peaceful, tolerant, social and ambitious...and it's helped out immeasurably with my relationship with my ailing father who is in the opening stages of Adult Dementia. It's tough watching someone you love become..well...not the person you loved...at least mentally...anymore. I am interested very much in becoming more active..am very grateful I found this place, and will definitely try to make it to as many meetings as my transportation arrangement allows. Peace within, my new friends.
Hey folks! This is my first post. Name's Dan. I got started with medical marijuana in the San Francisco Bay area. I was diagnosed with chronic lumbar/back pain and sleep problems because of that. I'm super glad to see like-minded supporters of this movement getting together. I'd gladly go to any meet-ups to keep the energy banded together.
Hello everyone. I'm a constant headache/daily migraine sufferer for which I've tried everything from a cocktail of 40 pills a day to a 9 day hospitalization, all ultimately to no avail. As an act of desperation I tried cannabis and my entire life changed. I recently moved my family back to my native state of NC, after working the last 3 years in the CO medical marijuana industry. Good to be back around family, but I'm desperately eager for the laws to change.
weberman01: i know what you mean by muscle spasms ive had some throught the years and feels really bad i had my back spasm once while driving and i was giving the some known herbs and since then i had less than 1 in a year keep your head up and mind11!
hello everyone im a nc resident in the joco had bad experience from violent abuse and psych abuse also growing up was normal to some but an outrage to must i always sported the good guy,nice guy,smart guy AND well just me thats how i am in public and while outside i try to be calm when at home or bymyself sometimes ptsd gets the hold of me. Angry outbursts,panic attacks,restless at bedtime,scared and unwanted!!! at the age of 21 i found out that i had ptsd symptoms and i was given the option to medicate or just normal therapy but i felt i wasnt being understood that i had pain not just pysch problems??? so i was on cetalopram 50mg and felt good well ,sedated not cool !!!
i dont understand how govt has so many chemicals,plants and animals that they still cant find anyway to help and legalize cannabis.Chemicals can be found anywhere in the bathroom,kitchen,even in the barn were most work is done at home.I mean they even put chemicals in the plants that are given to animals to feed .Animals are just put on growth hormones just to be plump and eventually killed b/c there to overwight for there health.. :(
well my name is alejandro but you can call me alex i was brought up in a home that believed in violence solves everything my mom was beaten my sis was chased just like a bad jaason movie and the kid was so scared to even come out the bed also ,that same kid was shocked at the moment when his own father handed a machete and asked the kid to kill him! that kid was me im a grown man married and have one child . its a girl :)
now i pettie my father b/c of the tramua that was brought to my eyes by himself but times have changed and age has worn down on him.My father suffers from diabetis 2 type also ,diabetic neuroapathy, anemia possible precancer brohncitis,edema in lungs,heart,stomach,face etc... ,and hs kidney failure. wow right well i've become smarter and stronger to measure my own strength but now i forgive him and want to help if he is willing to accept that i am a mmj patient and he will also be to hopefully!!! "alochol is the destruction of a nation ,herb is the healing of a nation " Bob marley
Howard: Let me know what kind of help you need coordinating things.
Jon: I more I read about medical cannabis and Crohn's the more I think it could help. And considering the hazards inherent in using the common Crohn's treatments like prednisone, TNF-alpha inhibitor, mercaptopurine, etc., it would certainly be safer.
Sorry to hear about your struggles. I'm Jon and I also have Crohn's. I was diagnosed two years ago and I hope that one day NC will allow me to use marijuana to help with short-term flare ups so I don't have to take prednisone.
While I don't plan on coming to meetings, I look forward to helping NCCPN by e-mailing and calling representatives, and by doing any computer work or legwork to help the cause.
Howard - sorry to hear about your family issues. You done a great job organizing this group and I hope everything turns out OK.
Hey Pygar sorry it took me so long to get back. Just wanted to say hi and hopefully we can organize a meeting in the next few weeks. I could sure use some hemp coordinating something since I am dealing with issues in my family. I still want to see this movement succeed but I need your help. Come on and chime in people!
I'm a 48 year old professional engineer. I have had Crohn's Disease since age fourteen, and have been treated for chronic pain associated with my condition for twelve years. While the prescription medications I take allow me lead a productive life, they do cause side effects and physical dependence. I would like to have to option to try integrating cannabis into my pain management regimen, but the law does not allow me that choice.
My interests include nutrition, alternative medicine, hiking, shooting, science fiction, and animation. Politically I'm libertarian, and am active in the gun rights movement.
Welcome Weberrman, glad to see you join us. Sorry to hear about your medical conditions. There are many of us still suffering from fairly debilitating conditions as well.We have all seen the push for pharmaceuticals over the last 10 years or so. Almost everyone in America is on some pill or another. Personally I am prescribed 9 though I seldom use most of them. I am glad to hear you have discovered the amazing benefits of this miraculous plant. It has definitely had a positive effect on my life. I hope you plan on being an active member and if so perhaps I will see you at a get together or fund-raiser I hope. Have a great day and feel free to contact me at anytime.
Hi, I'm new in nc, I moved about 8 months ago from Ut. I have suffered my whole life from severe muscle spasms, brought on by stress and panic attacks. I was given all the meds they could.....valium, Xanax , and after I was in a car accident, I was prescribed pain killers. I was brought up in a religious home, and I served a mission for my church so I never dabbled with drugs of any kind. After all the meds I was perscribed, none of them really worked and I became very addicted. After I had a bad panic attack at work, a friend of my wife came over with cannabis and told me I've tried everything else, I might as well give something natural a try. What cannabis has done for me is incredible. It has gave me a better quality of life. I can deal with stress and issues with out having panic attacks, and I can go through most of the day with no muscle spasms, which never happened with any other medicine. I think it is crazy that a plant that can literally improve someone's life is illegal, but pills i can over dose on are practically force fed to me when I go to a doctor. I would like to met people that feel the same way and I would love the opportunity to possibly help bring around change in this state.
Come on guys. I want to know who a few more of my members are and what you are about. You don't have to give any specifics but a little background info would be nice. This also lets me get an idea of how many active members we have that way as well.
hello nice to see everyone well a little about myself i grew up going to therapy was diagnose with bs they pretty much was guessing and going on my action well bout the time i was going to age out i was a problem they called it willie m all it means is i could go to special homes for children well they tried to get me to go to adult group home at the age of 17 i thought they had a label on me at the age i was i did not understand this i was not this so i never went back never went to another doc again at the age of 19 or 20 i pick mj up as my meds now for the 2 years i was off the pills from the gov and no mj i was something of a different character i was in the street stay here and there was drinking and all. somewhere in there i got it in my head i could do better then this after getting locked up for mistakes i have made so what do i have idk i could tell you what ive been told but i dont like them words i went to jon umpstead in butner 2 different time both times for 9 months that is a mental institution but im not crazy or uncontrollable might be a little paranoid sometimes but here is some in depth on me and my choice to self medicate i think this plant is a mirical i believe in god i know we all might not agree on this but it is how i feel i see people prey everyday for world peace cure cancer take my pain away lord just take the stress away well for the few of us that have partaken of this fruit we no the truth and we need to show everybody i love this and everyday i see this going further let us make a pac together and i will start this i will never give up this fight every bit of pain i feel is the incentive to keep fighting everytime it is hard to get out of bed i will fight everytime i cant eat i will fight everytime i feel low i will fight everytime they tell me i cant i will light up and say yes i can
Welcome SGTMatt. Good to see more veterans getting involved. I have been fairly busy over the last few days and have been away from the site. I usually try to keep things in order here in the triangle chapter but I am only one man and we are growing so quickly. I hope you plan to be a proactive member of this organization as I do with all our members. Well, I am very busy now but if you need any assistance feel free to contact me. Thanks and welcome aboard.
salutations...guess im the FNG here and wanted to say that i am glad I was able to find this org... got the heads up from Jon K. from NORML...I suffer from RSD...(reflex sympathetic dystrophy)...perm. nerve damage following 2 knee surgeries and a partial knee replacement in '08...i was totally paralized from the hip down R leg and so swollen i couldnt wiggle my toes if i had to...I was in a walker for 11 months untill i was able to hop around w/ a cane and a knee brace....it hasnt improved much to say the least but Im outta that F%$^G walker...yea!... I also have a debilitating disease called Dupuytrens Contracture in my hands...basically bands grow over the tendons and contract your fingers into a fist...thanks to my northern european genetics...ive got 2 fingers on my dom. right hand left that i can use and Im loosing my ring finger on my left hand...after 20+ yrs together and 17 yrs of marriage, now that Im retired, I can wear a wedding ring and not have to worry about ripping my finger off at work and I cant...oh yeah..my wifes disabled too... some idiot thought I40 west to goldsboro was a NASCAR track and wanted to "rub some paint" "draft" or whatever that mindset is...rearended her and she has 5 ruptured discs...we lean on each other ALOT...and somehow manage to muddle thru...and thats a whole 'nother story.... the problem is w/ Pain Clinics and the docs/staff there that have the attitude that everyone there is a junkie and selling or abusing or doing something WRONG...and the restrictions on the primary care phy. to write a script is soo extreme that they just say to hell w/ it and stop... so what the hell am I supposta do AFTER being refered FROM Pain Clinic TO my Primary Care for my scripts and he STOPS writing...FLASH OF GENIUS!! revert to the 70's and start smokin weed again... i do not know if it will do the trick for me and my situation but at this point I am willing to try or start growing my own poppies...(KIDDING!!) Ive been comteplating going out to Az. to a bud's place and seeing a doc out there and taking my med records, which are a thick as a Raleigh Ph. book, getting a script or a recomendation from there so IF I got pinched here I could toss that out there in court and say.. hey I'm leagle there but not here??? whats up w/ that??...it's a plausible defense I think...Ive been to jail...not a good place to be and luckily it was a cpl very short visits...I was stationed at Schofield Bks in Hawaii for 3 yrs and was in the stockade where Sanatra was pictured in "From Here To Eternity"...not a nice place in "para-dice", Ive also been to Amsterdam, a VERY nice place indeed.. so there hasnt been much to pass my field of fire that hasnt been inspected so to speak...but Im at a breaking point and need some positive direction...or hope... if youve taken the time to read all this you need a hobby :) thx for listening & stay tuned