My name is Joe Tierney and I am a medical marijuana patient in the District of Columbia. I have PTSD and experience the typical symptoms of anxiety, depression, & poor impulse control that accompany it. When I was younger, I discovered that cannabis eased these troubles, allowing me to relax, take a step back, & think things through.
Twenty years later, I’m a dedicated 9-5er and a delighted uncle. Thanks to cannabis, I’m just like everyone else (well…let’s not get carried away. I’m kinda weird). I deserve the same rights and am ready to fight for them! I simply don’t understand how any rational person could think that it is better for the American taxpayer to foot the bill for locking people like me behind bars instead of letting us contribute to society.
I am incredibly excited about the current wave of legalization and am an avid cannabis tourist. I’ve been to the High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver, done dabs with the Refine Seattle team, and nearly moved out to Portland to work in a dispensary, but the energy of the new legalization scene in DC is too much fun to leave! I can’t wait to see the future of cannabis across America and look forward to sharing it with you.