Age: 44
Sex: Male
Primary Medical Conditions: Type 2 Diabetes

Hello my name is JD and I own and manage Granny Purps medical marijuana dispensary. I am 44 years old and diagnosed with type two diabetes 9 years ago. I manage my disease with diet and a medication called Metphormin 3 to 4 times a day. I wake up every morning with nausea. Medical marijuana (sativa) helps me start my day without feeling like I am going to get sick. I also hurt my lower back about 7 years ago and deal with sciatic nerve damage in my left side and leg. I also have a right shoulder high school football injury which makes it difficult to sleep. Medical marijuana (indica) helps me get a decent night sleep.

I use Metphormin for my Diabetes and have used pain killers like Vicoden for my back and shoulder pain which only work in large doses. I am a recovering drug attic (10 years clean) and I am always afraid of going back to my addiction. Because of this pills are not a good option for me. In addition to cannabis I use chiropractic and acupuncture to treat my symptoms.

I use cannabis daily from morning until night and approximately 6-10 times a day. I have smoked since I was 15. I usually use a bong and smoke Sativa bud during the day and indica with hash at night. I also consume one of Granny’s edibles an hour before I go to bed to ensure a good night sleep.