It has been a long time coming for me to find some form of relief from our mental health problems.
- For years I was trying one mental health drug after the next, never knowing exactly when I would absolutely improve.
Some of the mental health medications that doctors request can produce side effects that make one’s mental health even worse than before. Every one of us struggled to find superb doctors as well when we were living in the small city of Dexter. It’s northwest of Ann Arbor and there aren’t nearly as multiple doctors in that small town. When our parents moved us all to the city after our dad’s supplier moved its headquarters, we had access to transfer doctors to choose from. I was ecstatic to utilize whatever medications were recommended to me, however none of them honestly seemed to work until I reached 18 and started experimenting with marijuana with our friends. They were getting it from mutual friends who had parents growing the plant and selling it to local dispensaries at the time. Nowadays we’re all old enough to shop at recreational marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor and the rest of the state. However, I choose to keep a Michigan medical marijuana card because it exempts me from the state taxes that are charged on every single recreational cannabis sale. Right now that tax rate is 15%, so it literally pays to keep our medical marijuana card active until the state does away with the medical marijuana program in favor of full recreational use and taxation. I’m not a fan of this move, despite the fact that I understand why they’re doing it logistically.