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Opinion: I Have Fibromyalgia. This Is Why I Need Cannabis To Be Legalised

Tuesday 12 May 2020


From New Zealand news outlet NewsHub:


New Zealand will face an important question
about cannabis in September.
(Photo credit: Newshub.)

Opinion: I have fibromyalgia. This is why I need cannabis to be legalised

By Emma Clark
10 May 2020
Copyright © 2020 MediaWorks TV - All Rights Reserved.

OPINION: You may have heard the arguments for or against the upcoming [New Zealand] cannabis referendum.

But you may not know of people who desperately need the referendum to pass so they can gain quality of life. I am one of those people.

I have fibromyalgia, a chronic pain and fatigue disease. This life-long disease can be explained using Christine Miserandino's 'spoon theory'. In this theory, spoons equal energy. A normal person may wake up with 20 spoons, and each spoon is taken away when they do something that requires energy - such as walking the dog or going to work. A 'spoonie' like me, may wake up with 10 spoons, and two spoons are taken away by just getting out of bed. Therefore, spoonies have to choose when they use their spoons carefully, which may mean limiting their lifestyle.


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