Although medical cannabis is a proven treatment for chronic pain, patients living with chronic pain still face limited treatment options since it does not qualify for medical cannabis in Texas. Medical cannabis offers an all-natural, effective alternative to opioid medications, which have been linked to thousands of overdose deaths in the state every year. As opioid-involved deaths continue to rise in the state, Texas Original calls on legislators to include chronic pain as a qualifying condition, providing patients living with chronic pain access to safe, effective relief.
Under the current program, patients living with qualifying medical conditions have seen life-changing success with medical cannabis as a treatment for pain and other symptoms. Read on to learn about Texas Original patients who have found relief with medical cannabis.
Life-Changing Pain Relief with Medical Cannabis
Michelle lived with years of chronic pain since she was a child. After learning she had scoliosis at 12 years old, Michelle began taking over-the-counter pain medication daily. They weren’t enough to help with her pain, so doctors began prescribing her opioids. Later, at 27, Michelle started to have excruciating nerve pain in her foot and discovered that she had a dead bone and three bursas. Michelle lost her ability to walk, go to work, and drive due to her condition.
After years of excruciating pain, Michelle discovered that she qualified for medical cannabis with her neuropathy diagnosis. With medical cannabis, Michelle finally found relief, discontinued all opioids and is managing her pain effectively without harmful side effects. Michelle has regained the ability to walk again, work out, drive and travel with her husband.
“I got my life back. That first moment of putting on a pair of sneakers that you haven’t put on in almost a year and being able to go outside, it really is like someone who’s been in jail. You get that like a breath of fresh air and you’re just like, oh, I can finally do it!”
Barry endured years of pain and grief from losing his son, surviving stage 4 colorectal cancer, and sustaining multiple injuries from an accident. After eventually being prescribed morphine and fentanyl, Barry was tired of the horrible side effects and was desperate for another solution. Medical cannabis has provided Barry with quick and effective relief without unwanted side effects. Not only has medical cannabis helped Barry through the loss of his son Braeden, but Barry can also now go to work, spend time with his grandkids, and work out again – all without being in pain.
“Within an hour, I felt that chronic pain going away. And, I just couldn’t believe it. I could feel the calmness come over me from the medication. I feel better than I’ve felt since I was 45 years old.”
Terry was injured in an IED explosion while serving in the US Army in Sadiyah, Bagdad. He sustained severe injuries to his neck, jaw, arms and legs. Terry has undergone multiple surgical procedures after his injuries in 2004 and has taken opioids to help with his pain but has always experienced terrible side effects. However, since trying medical cannabis, Terry has been able to manage the pain in his jaw, taper off all pharmaceuticals and can now participate in life again with his family.
“I am missing a part of my jaw from when I was in an explosion in Iraq. It makes it almost unbearable to chew at times. Thanks to Texas Original’s fast-acting, 20 mg gummy, I not only receive relief quickly, I also only have to chew 2 gummies instead of 4 to get to my targeted dose.”
Is Medical Cannabis Available in Texas?
Medical cannabis is legal in Texas for a wide range of conditions approved under the Compassionate Use Program in Texas. As the leading dispensary in the state, Texas Original proudly stands with and for every Texan who believes medical cannabis should be a treatment option for patients who could benefit from it.
Under the Compassionate Use Program, patients are eligible to receive medical cannabis for the following conditions:
- Spasticity (Muscle Spasms)
- Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- All forms of epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Autism and other spectrum disorders
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Over 100 other incurable neurodegenerative diseases
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