A friend of mine from college broke her arm in six different places after falling from a high ladder onto the ground. Her x-rays were nuts! She ended up having to endure several surgeries on her arm and therefore she was in a great deal of pain most of the time while she was recovery. The doctor told her that not only did she have to take it easy for a while, but that she would actually also have to be on some super extra strength pain medications for weeks. Well, my friend did not love the sound of that because she doesn’t like taking any kind of medication. She decided to go the medical marijuana route instead in order to manage her pain. I was actually interested in finding out exactly how well the marijuana worked for her since I suffer from chronic back pain myself. Well, the last time I talked to her, she told me she had taken 3 of the prescription pills that she had received from the doctor and then stopped because she hated the way they made her feel. She said that when she used the medical marijuana for pain management instead, it gave her no side effects at all plus it seemed to help manage her pain even better than the prescription painkillers did. I’m not sure if she told her doctor about using the medical marijuana, but she never did use up her whole prescription of painkillers. She said that she would actually just end up getting rid of them plus getting another supply of medical marijuana to help her pain instead.