Smoking saves my life

Photographer Robyn Twomey (Robyn Twomey) photographed the people who have experienced the healing properties of marijuana. They told Robin, why prefer cannabis to all other drugs.

Smoking saves my life

Ann Hanin, Alameda, California. Diagnosis: chronic back pain. Ann - a vocal teacher. As a child, she survived from a car accident and has since been suffering from back pain. Smokes marijuana every day. "I am very concerned that older people who take all sorts of potent drugs, so afraid of cannabis. I am sure that many of them cannabis could help. In America, such as not related to health. Here is something from which you get better, and then announce it harmful. I do not understand. Yes, marijuana reduces pain, and yes, it makes me euphoric state! ".

Smoking saves my life

Libby Marks, Oakland, California. Diagnosis: cervicobrachial syndrome, allergy to anti-inflammatory drugs. Libby takes medical marijuana for eleven years. Her illness is accompanied by loss of sensation in hands and pain. "If it were not for medical marijuana, I'd have to take strong medicine every day," - says Libby.

Smoking saves my life

Frank Knight, San Francisco, California. The diagnosis of arthritis. In 17 years, Frank joined the Air Force and said that since he returned from Vietnam, he felt like an outcast, "About us say that we are criminals, infanticides, and so on. Marijuana helps me to live under this pressure. And she helps me in the fight against arthritis. "

Smoking saves my life

Robert Mitchell, Oakland, California. The diagnosis: post-operative pain, anxiety, allergies to medications. Robert takes medical marijuana for three years. He worked as a mechanic for his back. He had three operations on the spine. "Medications that I was given, it is not working. Marijuana helps me regain mobility, while she has no time-delayed side effects like most drugs, when you do not know when and what to hit on you. "

Smoking saves my life

Jen is valid, Oakland, California. Diagnosis: Lupus. At one time, Jen was homeless, and it is not allowed in shelters because of her dogs named Luna. Jen lived in the woods, where medical marijuana has helped her deal with the pain and thoughts of suicide. "In any case, it was something. My dog, my tent, with a marijuana pipe and thought, "Okay, tomorrow is another day" - says Jen.

Smoking saves my life

Corbin Kunst, Berkeley, California. The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Corbin smoke from twelve years of age. At the age of eight years, he was diagnosed and prescribed steroids. At 18, he began to receive legal medical marijuana as a painkiller. "I was a heavy drug addict and alcoholic for five years, was in rehab. And marijuana, I never perceived as a drug. For me it's medicine. "

Smoking saves my life

Terry Goldston, Oakland, California. Diagnosis: spinal hernia, asthma, insomnia, depression. Teenager Terry received two severe back injuries. As an adult, she had six abdominal surgeries on the spine. "Marijuana does not change my personality. But many times when I took the medicine, I became too inhibited to play with children "- says Terry.