I would like to expand upon Bill’s last post. It may surprise some of you to know that I smoked marijuana once. (No comments from the 80’s peanut gallery.) I used to see pot as the great creativity booster when it had a good percentage of oregano in it giving it a good ‘ol down home country feeling–that little harmless placebo effect. Then growers figured out how to make it so strong that you felt like you were going to have a nervous breakdown and a heart attack which just was not fun. I gave it up long ago.
However, I am considering trying it up again. Here’s why. I have tried every drug known to man for migraine headaches. The depakote I am on now, not only does not work, but it has unpleasant side effects. It makes me veeery hungry. I will mow you down to get to that cheeseburger, and then I want two more. It makes my hands shake (wonderful for doing demos). I also have to have my liver enzymes checked every 6 months to make sure my liver is not going to explode or corrode, or whatever livers do. There are other wonderful side effects that I won’t go into other than to say it causes great stress every month when I have to pay $160 for it. Stress triggers migraines. At least I know I won’t have a seizure when the pharmacist hands me a bill because depakote is used for epilepy too. Thank goodness.
So last week I talked to my neurologist about medical marijuana, having heard from someone that it helped them. Although he would not give me a prescription for it, he thought it might be worth a try, and said I could go to any hoochi clinic and get the prescription easily enough. He’ll keep plying me with drugs that have nasty side effects if I want, or I can try the evil weed.
What do you all think? My artwork might all start looking like the painting above. Now, those of you who say “YES!!!!” will automatically be suspect fellow tokers, so watch yourselves. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll just get some rolling papers, go to the spice cabinet and look under ‘O’.