My Journey 4/13/10

I left the gym a little bit ago and was talking to a realtor friend about his wife who I believe was diagnosed with breast cancer.  We were walking laps and sharing our stories about my experience and his with his wife.  She goes in to have her after treatment PET scan and is incredibly optimistic about the outcome.  As I am about mine!  Its reassuring to see the look on ones face when you here about their loved ones recovery from cancer.  Its a good feeling especially during such hard and stressful economic times.

One of the first times in my life, I’m feeling relatively stress free.  Don’t get me wrong, my anxiety goes up before treatment.  But once they hook me up to that IV, it all goes away.  Probably the liquid Benadryl.  Fortunately, Medical Marijuana has helped with anxiety and side effect of the Chemotherapy.  Could this be a reason why I don’t feel so stressed in my life?  I think so!

With that I want to touch on a political issue….I read the book “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.  It got me thinking and asking questions about why things are the way they are…  Why is there such a bad drug war going on at the mexican border?  Its all supply and demand!  People want to smoke!  Now that 14 states that have legalized the use of MM (14 States),  it seems possible that home grown weed will slowly kill the plans of drug lords in mexico.  Fighting fire with fire!  Besides, our home grown strains are absolutely amazing!  Time will tell of course, but as more states legalize the use of MM, the better the situation will be for bordering states and potentially less crime and violence.  Lets go AZ!  Hell, even some of the money from MM taxation could go to shoring up the boarder…… which could mean job creation in the construction industry!  Do you think Medical Marijuana could help with the economic recovery?  Could it potentially help fund the health care issue?  A little food for thought!              

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Todd Franzen is a Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor. Living in Breckenridge Colorado

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