I'm a female, I live in California, I have children. I am just like your spouse in that sense. I got my card because I was prescribed ativan for insomnia and anxiety. I can't take ativan, otherwise I might as well just be drunk. Ativan knocks me out cold, and that's not what I was looking for....well at least not for my anxiety that can last all day long.
Even though I live in California and have my card, it's always in the back of my mind that I could potentially get in trouble, if someone really wanted me to... even though I know, and everyone around me knows that I'm an amazing mom and very active in my kids lives and sports. My kids are honor roll students.
I suggest for you spouse to not tell anyone, and keep everything hush for the time being. There is no reason to flaunt it anyways. I wouldn't go around my family and friends and be like " hey everyone, look at this prescription for ativan I have. 1 pill and you're done!!" so I won't do it with cannabis either.
Think long and hard about it. It really sucks as a mom to have to worry about being treated like a criminal for using alternative medicine. I can say I'd be a far worse example of a parent if I had to take ativan 2-3 times a day. Those are the things your spouse should think about if she decides to use cannabis because it's a reasonable, defendable arguement. Which method of treatment will allow her to still be a full functioning parent and citizen? The pills, or cannabis?
Last edited by Nancy007; Jun-27-2010 at 18:23.
I'm like Medusa. Every thread I touch turns to stone.