Why do you smoke?

I have Spina Bifida and as a result of an operation gone wrong in 2011 I’ve been left with horrible chronic pain. All the prescribed pain-killers my doctors have given me over the last 8 years of my life have made me feel like shit due to side effects and it’s led me into being very isolated and depressed. I’m 26 years old and I’ve lost the majority of my late teens and 20’s to illness. Started using in 2017 after a family friend recommended it and it’s changed my life. I smoke a small bowl usually every day but it just depends how bad I’m feeling. My pain is mostly gone and much more manageable. I don’t feel as depressed and it helps with my other mental health issues. Really hoping for legalisation someday as I’m tired of being scared about getting in trouble for consuming medicine that actually works for me and doesn’t make me feel worse than I already do.

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