My uncle is a roofer by trade and he’s really good at it. Unfortunately, about a year ago, he fell off a roof in a freak accident and he ended up falling two stories down and landing in a tree. He’s lucky that it didn’t kill him but he did end up breaking his back in two places and having back surgery for that injury. Well, ever since then, he has had a lot of residual pain from the injury and from the surgery too. He was on high levels of pain medications for about 8 months but he hated taking them. He said that he hated all the side effects the meds were having on him and he felt like the drugs were kind of taking over his life. So he started doing some research into alternative treatments and he came across the way that some people are using medical marijuana to treat pain from back injuries. At first he was hesitant to start using marijuana in any shape or form – he had always been taught that pot or space cake were bad things and that he should stay far far away from them. But then he saw the benefits to using something natural instead of a man made chemical to treat his chronic pain and so he obtained some medical marijuana edibles and tried them. He was amazed at how well they worked from the very first time he used them in lieu of his pain killers. Now, he says that he doesn’t really have any side effects from the marijuana at all and that he plans to keep using the marijuana edibles as long as he suffers from back pain.