Director of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"I began experimentation with marijuana following an auto accident in 1973. I suffered a closed head trauma that left me shaken by up to five grand mal seizures per day. I became addicted to pharmaceutical medication that did not relieve the seizures that plagued my life. About 25% of epileptics do not respond to medicines. I am one of many who do not. While the prescription drugs left me debilitated, I discovered that with marijuana I could completely control the onset of a seizure. For me this knowledge was freedom. By using it I am able to abandon pharmaceutical medication and its side effects."
"A Patient's Story, Medical Marijuana," Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Spring 1994