John Denver wrote and sang a song called Rocky Mountain High. When it topped the charts in 1973, I was just starting high school. I saw the meaning of the title and lyrics as they were meant, describing a feeling derived from being in the majesty of a mountain range. Wikipedia states that when questioned, “Denver publicly explained that the ‘high’ was his innocent description of the sense of peace he found in the Rockies”. But the title could easily represent something else. With recent law changes, especially in Colorado, Rocky Mountain High now makes me think of a different kind of “high”.
We all know what I’m talking about. Pot, weed, grass, cannabis, reefer – they are among the many names for marijuana. The idea of using it sits right outside the realm of possibility for me…..or does it?
It’s not legal in my state, even for medicinal purposes for my condition….yet. My MS symptom of stiffness is one of the things it is used and known to be effective for elsewhere, so I must admit the possibility of trying it is on my mind.
Years ago, as well as today, even thinking about smoking pot seemed naughty to me. But now, since I no longer drive or have children at home, my use of a medicinal help wouldn’t negatively affect anyone else.
I ask myself the question “if it was legal, would I try it?”. I would have to consider that the relaxing effect it has may possibly magnify other symptoms I contend with. But the temptation of its possible positive results draws me closer to considering it as a medicine. If I try it and it’s effective, it could make a dramatic difference in my days.
What do you think? If it becomes legal, should I try it? Even if it’s not legal, is it something I should consider? Please comment below and share your opinion.