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User Testimonials

Steve Evans says:
August 6, 2010 at 7:34 am

I sought out just about anything to help with me pain after 3 back surgeries in less than 3 years. I am now disabled and a chronic pain patient. Does pot work for pain..oh I am living proof that it does. But living on disability does not allow me to have it, and I am deathly afraid of getting in trouble if I did have it. Also, I do not smoke, so that means of delivery was not something I wanted to do. It should be available in forms that can be eaten butter, cookies, etc. I so want to tell me doctor how well it helped me. I mean he is a doctor who knows and treats my chronic pain..for medical reasons he should know..but I am afraid to tell him.

admin says:
August 6, 2010 at 9:20 am

It is a shame you are put at odds with the law. I would wish you were not forced to make this decision. Many people in Tennessee face this problem and cant tell their doctors. Such a shame human suffering has to be ignored.

Sherry says:
August 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

My son suffers with Multiple Sclerosis. He is in chronic pain every minute of the day. If he lived in CA he could get a prescription for marijuana but because were in TN he isn’t allowed to have it. Hes on strong narcotics for his pain. I think it would be much safer for him to smoke marijuana than to take these strong narcotics that alter his mind, ruin his liver and other organs in the body. He has enough to deal with just dealing with this disease especially knowing that marijuana would relieve his pain and not do damage to his organs. What is the problem with TN? Are they so backwoods here that they cant see what the right thing to do is? The right thing to do is legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Ericka says:
August 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I have a condition that causes my joints to dislocate and sublux extremely easily (on a good day, its around 30-40 times per day). As you can well imagine, this is very painful. Also, because of all of the damage done to my joints, I have developed an underlying traumatic arthritis which causes a low level ache. At best, Im around a 4 on the pain scale. On bad days, I am at least an 8 or 9. I also have another underlying condition that causes me to be nauseous 24/7, and on most days, I have to be very careful how I swallow or cough lest I start throwing up.

I have been tried on numerous medications, or I cant take something because of the stomach issues. NSAIDs will put me at a greater risk than I already am right now of developing esophageal cancer. Other pain medications causes the nausea to become much, much worse. NSAIDs also causes me to become even more dehydrated, as my kidneys, that already have such a difficult time of keeping me hydrated (even with almost 100oz water/day, my kidneys filter too much water out of my body, so I stay dehydrated unless I eat massive amounts of salt), I faint taking them and I just feel generally even more flu-ish than I already am. I have used marijuana in the past with good results. No, it doesnt cure my illnesses, nor does it take away all of my pain, but it helps me to function well enough that I have gone back to college for further study in my field of interest.

I believe that, in general, health care should be between just the doctor and the patient, with no involvement from an outside third party (especially governmental agencies). Unfortunately, with the involvement of the DEA, I am considered a criminal because I don’t want to destroy my health any more than it already it to help my symptoms. And it seems the FDA will not reschedule marijuana any time soon, effectively enforcing the DEA’s stance.

Deb Bowen says:
October 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I was wondering; if you have a Medical Marijuana card issued in the state of Washington and you moved to a state participating in the Medical Marijuana program, would the card transfer or be legal in another state. Or, would you have to get one from a physician in the new state?

mike from TN says:
January 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hello, I’m a native of this state and I am saddened by the lack of progress with our state government to allow medical use of Cannabis. I myself suffer from peripheral nerothophy affecting both legs and feet. Marijuana or Cannabis was recommended by a couple of different doctors. But due to fear of prosecution I cannot use natures medicine. It appears that with new governor Bill Haslem we that suffer will continue to suffer because of his uneducated stance on Marijuana.

admin says:
January 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I am also saddened with the progress here. It’s worse than ever.

admin says:
February 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

There is no business here. This is just a website of links so people can decide themselves. Tennessee has back burnered the legislation, so MMJ will not become a reality here until elections roll around again.

Larry says:
February 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

As someone that suffers from severe Neuropathy, back pain, and hepatitis C. I can tell you that marijuana has helped me more than all of the pills that were prescribed for pain from many doctors over the years..Far less side effects than the 23 pills per day that they had me on at one time..Please wake up Tennessee..

admin says:
April 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

If anyone wants to run this site or use it for informational stuff let me know. My health has deteriorated and since Medical Marijuana is illegal where I live I doubt I can recover. I wish the government wouldn’t protect me to death. Peace to all.

April 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Hello everyone, I am GOREFIST. Scrolling down thru all of the testimonials really makes you feel bad. I don’t have much wrong with me. I have arthritis real bad, I suffer from depression, acid reflux, and i have HPV. My father had a knee replacement, about to have a hip replacement, has hepatitis B, insomnia, and a few other things. My whole family is in pretty bad shape. I’m not exactly worried for my self as much as I am for my father. I know if that marijuana was legal that it would help everyone. It would put food on families’ plates, cloths on their back. Their will be jobs for everyone. Everyone should look up the non medical uses of marijuana. Look up the benefits of hemp and tell me why we are trying to make this plant extinct. Its the most useful thing in the world and were trying to kill it. Talk to someone with Multiple Sclerosis before and after they [smoke, vape, eat] and take them to jail.

admin says:
April 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I am rapidly becoming a conspiracy theorist. This has got to be the medical community that makes mass profits off the sick and dying that bribes politicians. Why else would a useful thing that people can grow be banned?

Larry says:
April 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Admin. So sorry to hear that you are not doing well. Please hang in there and I am sure that this site will give some of us some hope.

Larry says:
April 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Admin send me an email will be back on the 4-27-11 We need to keep this site up and running

April 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

If anyone wants to run this site or use it for informational stuff let me know. My health has deteriorated and since Medical Marijuana is illegal where I live I doubt I can recover. I wish the government wouldn’t protect me to death. Peace to all.

ethan says:
January 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hello, I’m Ethan and I’m 15 years old. I currently live in Tennessee and I’ve tried all legal migraine medications I can get. I’ve had all over-the-counter pain killers, excederine migraine,hydrocodone for pain, Tramadol, Nortriptyline, and now as a last resort, Treximet. None of these prescribed medications work and my parents just paid $250 for 9 more Treximet pills that can only take the edge off my pain for about 30 minutes, then the pain comes back worse than before. I know my parents are trying to help me by getting all this medication, but i feel even worse knowing that they are spending so much on pills that don’t work. Lately another doctor put me on steroids, which started to give me relief at first, but now after a few days I feel like I’m living in hell from the rages, nausea, and discomfort from the steroids. I’ve been having migraines every day (at least 9-18 hours each day) since the middle of November 2011. I’m to the point of walking out of class to go outside and collapse and cry because they are so bad. I have trouble keeping my balance and a few days ago I fell in the middle of the hallway into a bunch of people. Ive lost friends because I cant be social anymore. Ive been depressed and even thought about suicide a few times.

My main point is, is there any way to help legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee? I know it would help so many people, including me. I know it looks like I’m having migraines to have marijuana but I’m in serious pain. There are no other options left for relief.
thank you

Brad says:
February 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I am a Tennessee resident and I was in a car accident that resulted in compound fractures of some of my vertebrae. I was on pain-killers for upwards to a year after my accident and in that time I dropped out of college, couldn’t keep a job let alone drive, and was dead to the world. I have been smoking cannabis illegally for the last 8 years and in that time have graduated college, held down a job, and am successfully raising my 4-year old daughter as a single dad. I attribute 99% of my wellness to cannabis. I am a fierce component in this battle for medical cannabis. Join me on Friday April 20 at the Capitol Building in Nashville. I will be out there all day letting my voice be heard. Here is to having an open mind and happiness in life!

Brad says:
February 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Here is a good site if anyone is interested:
It has a quick form and multiple pre-generated letters that are sent to you local representative. It automatically puts their info in based on the address you enter. All you have to do is put your basic info in and click submit and you’re done! Lets get this thing done Tenn!!

Ethan says:
March 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

This is our chance!! There will be a discussion about passing the medical marijuana thingy! They will do that tomorrow!(20th of march!) go to mpp.org for more info!

Zaire says:
April 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I live in Tennessee and suffer from chronic stomach pains, an inability to stomach food a very large amount of the time, and a number of neurological disorders that has made me my wealthy and former happy-go-lucky lifestyle very difficult. I’m 15 and recently discovered marijuana’s medical benefits but I constantly get ridiculed and put down for my ideals in my close-minded state. I wish I didn’t have to suffer as my government officials indolently sit back and choose to completely avoid the topic most of the time. My parents say they accept my thoughts but I know they partly think I’m just a pothead. This madness must stop, if only there were more cosmopolitans on the subject who live around me but I’m surrounded by failures who makes weed look bad and right wingers who are appalled at the very thought of consuming marijuana. Help me

Chris says:
April 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Alright, well first off the federal government is who keeps weed illegal. California ended their war on weed and the federal government said no and forced them to start again. That’s why you need a weed card to get it from CA. But TN isn’t the problem, its that fact that people don’t actually think its beneficial to the user. I tell my doctors that I smoke it and they don’t seem to care and I live in TN. No, personally, I don’t think smoking it is the best way of using it. I think a vaporizer would be much safer and healthier. So would a tea. Smoking it isn’t the only way to get the THC into your system which is another thing these morons need to realize! I am 100% dedicated to marijuana, and I’m currently brainstorming way to get it out there that its not bad for you. I mean come on how are you going to make a plant that god created illegal and make things like lithium and hydrocodone a common prescription? All I got to do is punch myself in the face until I bleed and swell up and then I can get Hydros. They don’t do a good job keeping these from the people who need them. Like the hippies would say here man, hit this and everything will be all good. I agree with two old sayings. One, don’t knock it till you try it. And two, every judge should do a minimum of 20 to life if they can dish it they can take it. Tell me that ain’t right.

Peace out. Stay high, happy and pain free people.

sissy says:
June 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’m going to take a stand! The USA needs to wake up. And if a lot of people join together we can get it legal here. We always do what we have to do to live and to get by, why cant we take matters in to our own hands. Tell them we are going to do it anyways. What are they going to do, put every living person that smokes for there own reasons in jail? I think not. This is the land of the free, we have family fighting and dieing for us but yet the USA doesn’t feel so free to me. We the people are what makes this country!!! I’ll be darn if my family and other families fighting for us to have the land of the free and it not be free. I want the old days back where you could smoke a joint and the cops wouldn’t say anything. I want world peace and pot is the way!!! I smoke and I’m proud! Have a good day. 🙂

james says:
July 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

I had a car wreck in 2007 and broke my back. Now I’m disabled and in chronic pain. Doctors will gladly give me all the pain meds I want. They offer pills and more pills but everyone and their mama and grandma will blow me up wanting the pills. I had the choice, their pills or the pot, which I smoke as needed daily. I told them when you choose to legalize THC and give me those pills I will quit smoking my weed. Needless to say I see no doctors for my pain. I will continue to smoke and hope I don’t get caught but the relief of my pain is worth the risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April says:
October 2, 2012 at 3:25 am

If you were able to speak and spell, as you should; no one would be giving you a hard time concerning your disability; learn to speak and spell the language before you start whining about the conditions. You should also use your vote!!

admin says:
November 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

Most of the comments are great. Hearing from the victims gives the undecided voter an insight. Keep it up people are looking.

daniel says:
November 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I have a legal card in Michigan. Here I can not use it. My son grows for 5 patients. It is a great help for fybromyalgia & sleep problems with no side affects. The butter made from it is used for food, rice crispies, brownies, and others. It works great to help control seizures (controls my younger sons). I have had fybro & chronic pain for over 20 yrs & don’t want liver problems from the poison the pills cause. Its also impossible to overdose on marijuana. Even blood pressure pills will kill you eventually. All the deaths from other drugs & a safe one is illegal?

admin says:
November 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

Its funny because I do allow people to say it doesn’t work for them here and nobody has said it. I believe it works and hope I can try it someday.

Teacher says:
November 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I have degenerative disc disease in my back, just had an MRI performed, which revealed the L2-3 were totally degenerated. I have been on several different meds which do not eliminate the pain. I also have both torn rotator cuffs, but because I am also a cardiac patient no orthopedic surgeon will fix the problem. I wish that cannabis was legal in Tennessee to eliminate my constant pain.

admin says:
November 16, 2012 at 4:22 am

I have degenerative disc disease in my back, just had an MRI performed, which revealed the L2-3 were totally degenerated. .

Yes, its a shame you have been legislated out of existence. I am considered inoperable due to the nature of my injuries. I just want the opportunity to try something that isnt a dangerous narcotic. Thank you for your comment. Every comment helps and I wish you all peace.

D.B. Walker says:
November 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

I am a honorably retired army veteran. I have a lot of residual injuries from a fall and a head on collision, besides injuries sustained in the military. Most of the new Doctors i see just want to prescribe pills, but i do not want to take anymore pills. But when i tell them i use a medical grade marijuana, all of a sudden the mood changes and I feel like a bad person. Marijuana is the only medicinal i have used that helps with PTSD and the pain. I’m only 55 and somehow i have to break a ridiculous law to be able to cope. Please change the law for people like me that know narcotics will eventually kill me. I have never heard of a weed over dose, Yet several unfortunate people i have known have died from pill overdoses.

admin says:
November 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

I am a honorably retired army veteran. I have a lot of residual injuries from a fall and a head on collision, besides injuries sustained in the military. Most of the new Doctor’s i see just want to prescribe pills, but i do not want to take anymore pills. But when i tell them i use a medical grade marijuana, all of a sudden the mood changes and i feel like a bad person.

I’m in the same boat, I cant go without medical care but the pills dull my mind and they do test me for cannabis. I had a friend that died because he was refused medical care because of his medical use of cannabis. My god have pity on the legislators souls for their cause of so much unnecessary pain and suffering

Lucky says:
January 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The state needs to consider all the sick people that they have kicked off tenncare and the fact that many have died or committed suicide. Watch the faces of tenncare if you can find it.

MrKarizma says:
February 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm

My wife suffers from many disabling chronic ailments, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, multiple back surgeries, etc., and she is in pain constantly. I also suffer from many chronic ailments and stay in constant pain. How long will the state of Tennessee keep turning away from something that works better than pain pills? This state is the pain pill capital of America, so there you have it. Medical marijuana is much safer, Ive never seen anyone overdose from marijuana, but there are more people overdosing from pills than ever. Along with that the liver goes too! Its not the education of marijuana this state is lacking, its the fact that this state turns its back on the education of marijuana. Wake up Tennessee and smell the bud.

charles clark says:
April 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I have anxiety problems. I’m a prisoner in my own house most every day I cant leave my house with out being high. if I do I get so frustrated I lash out at others when im not high and thats if my family can even get me to go out. if it was not for my wife and kids I would still be in a psychiatric worded.

sarah says:
April 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

i am 17 years old, and i live in Tennessee. I weighed 135 pounds before i went to prison 2 years ago. I now weigh 105lbs due to severe nausea when i eat. The only thing I’ve found to help me is using marijuana. I’m on parole, the only thing that i can use now, is that bullshit kill me now fake weed. Ive almost died twice just to get full. I don’t know what to do. Tennessee needs to pass a medical marijuana act or something. I don’t know how much longer i can smoke the fake marijuana and not die. Im fed up of being hungry. The only thing I’m able to eat without feeling sick, is steak. How the hell am i supposed to afford that? I cant.
Thanks for hearing me out.

Larry P says:
July 27, 2013 at 11:04 am

I have suffered from severe back and joint problems as well as arthritis for years. Unfortunately I have to go to a Pain Clinic to get prescribed drugs that negatively affect my liver,mood,hormones etc. I am unable to use marijuana because I take drug test and its illegal in TN. Until Marijuana has the Lobbyist like the pharmaceutical companies it wont be legal under Federal law.State law is a start,19 legal states is getting closer to a majority every day,

Dion Hill says:
July 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I have a mild case of cerebral palsy. And it causes my whole right side of my body to be weaker than my left side and my right leg is significantly shorter than my left. I also have depression and severe anxiety. I smoke Marijuana to calm my anxiety and help my depression and help my cerebral palsy. I believe Tennessee should pass a medical Marijuana act.

sheila says:
August 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

My 21yr old son has Bipolar Disorder. He is on multiple medications in which he has to have blood work done on a regular bases to make sure it is not damaging his organs. Marijuana would not cause him to have all of these side effects. When he has used marijuana he is the best person in the world to be around.

diane says:
November 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Please consider helping we sick people in TN. I have narrow angular glaucoma, migraines that cause diminished vision. I had my eyes lazered once but you only get 2 times. I also have severe pain syndrome in the neck, back and sciatica. You have no idea how humiliating it is to go to a doctors office , if you can stand the sun shine long enough to get there, and ask for help. I know some people abuse it. I have never smoked it but the pain is horrible. HORRIBLE/ if you want use me as a test dummy. I have chronic pain from back surgery and sciatica, depression, BIPOLAR, Right now I am back from Knoxville where I tried to see if I could get steroids injected into my spine, I was not a candidate as my previous surgeries and generalized health were not acceptable.