In the past ten or so visits, we’ve used the tincture probably six or seven times. So far, every single time we’ve used it, the visit has been really good.
It’s hard to say that the tincture alone is responsible for his behavior, because they’ve reported a better mood at his home as well. But it’s also very unlikely that it’s just coincidence. While his overall mood has been better, we’ve now seen two or three situations in the recent visits where Alex started out unhappy and hitting, and turned calm and happy within an hour or so of the tincture administration.
Of course, since we can only dose him when he visits, we can only guess at what might happen if he could get this in his system regularly.
Even more unfortunately, our grower is moving out of the state within the next six months, showing us once again what a nightmare our restricted medical laws currently are. We’ll have to deal with setting up a new grower, and that is in addition to the new laws which make it a $250 a year expense to keep our OMMP card and name a grower.
The silver lining of all this is that our nation, and the west coast in particular, seems to finally be realizing the benefits of cannabis and the problems with prohibition. Oregon may have two pro-cannabis initiatives on the ballot this November. Colorado will definitely vote on legalization, and looks fairly likely to pass it: the Colorado democratic party officially supports legalization!
Here’s hoping 2012 is a better election year for everybody’s favorite herb. It won’t just help recreational users; the people who need it most, who have tried dozens of other medications and just need some pain relief, would benefit greatly from full legalization.