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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 06:30 PM

Patients face roadblocks 2 years after North Dakota voters approved medical marijuana

FARGO — Mike O’Connell shifted uneasily in his chair as he talked about the opioid addiction that gripped him for more than five years.

He used to take up to 12 prescription drugs daily for back pain and severe anxiety, and as his tolerance increased, he ramped up the doses to keep the pain and withdrawal symptoms away.

Now 8 months clean from pharmaceuticals, O’Connell said he’s found “new freedom” in medical cannabis.

“It’s the best thing ever, it is. And not to be sick, you know, is the best feeling ever too,” he said.

Read more: https://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/patients-face-roadblocks-years-after-north-dakota-voters-approved-medical/article_330242fa-abf7-5f35-a70b-556824df10d9.html

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