It aggravates me that cannabis is still restricted at the Federal level.
Marijuana is is classified as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act.
It is considered to be a high risk for abuse and said to have no acceptable medicinal benefits. Because of this cannabis cannot be transported across state lines. I have an MMJ card in my home state, but even when I travel to another state that offers reciprocity, I can’t bring along my medicine. I am frequently required to travel for work. I suffer from anxiety, arthritis, insomnia and migraines. I take cannabis to alleviate the symptoms and enjoy a more active lifestyle. I typically purchase cannabis products with higher CBD to THC ratios. Some of them cause very mild psychoactive effects and others result in no high sensation at all. I am fortunate that I can purchase medical marijuana products at any of the dispensaries in my local area. When I am on the road, I always hope to be sent to those states that accept my MMJ card. This allows me to buy medicine with a higher potency, higher quantity and no tax. If the state has legalized recreational weed, I at least have access to a variety of plant-based remedies. Now and then, I end up in a state that has yet to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. I am forced to rely on over-the-counter medications that don’t work as well and cause harmful side-effects. I remain optimistic about the growing acceptance of cannabis. More and more people are becoming aware of the curative properties and holistic benefits. I keep expecting the federal government to ease up on the restrictions for the sake of health and well-being.