TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) –
It’s a Sunday night in Tucson, Arizona. For many, it’s a time of preparation for the week ahead, including grocery shopping.
For Seth Myles, in his case, it’s shopping for medication. What he’s taking home isn’t your typical market item, with names like Cookies Kush and Chemdog Special.
Myles’ medical marijuana gets him through the daily pain.
“This takes care of it, though. It really, really does,” he said, talking about how he’s used cannabis as medication for years. “You have to have a legitimate reason. You can’t just walk in be like, ‘I’d like to smoke weed.'”
His legitimate reason, he said, is a broken neck suffered in 2003.
He was fed up after what he called, “a long run with opiates.”
“I just could not do them anymore. I can’t do them anymore. This was a great alternative to that. No sickness, no nothing. And honestly, it’s a great cognitive and dis-associative way to really get your mind off your pain,” he said.
It’s a feeling that a majority of Arizonans have.