Press Release

Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:53 AM

Playing the Pot Card

In which The Free Press gets approved to use medical marijuana

“What is it you want to use it for? What are you trying to treat?”
This was the question I’d been kicking around in my head for three weeks, ever since The Free Press offered to reimburse me for the cost of a medical marijuana card, so I could write about the process.
The inspiration behind this was not strictly journalistic. Earlier this year, I wrote about local retail medical marijuana shops that have been popping up around the midcoast and came away from it feeling, as a growing number of people do, that the drug has been unfairly maligned. The supposed medicinal uses might run the gamut and be highly subjective, but people seemed to get genuine relief from cannabis as medicine, and maybe I could, too. Though I hadn’t decided for what.