As a patient of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, Jon L. understands personally the relief that medicinal cannabis can provide. “Medical marijuana allows me to have a better quality of life everyday. Due to a car accident, I have pars stress fractures in my L4 and L5 vertebrae with spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. I love flower, but for me I find that concentrates and the THC lotion specifically help best with my back pain. There are also strains of flower that definitely help as well.”
His chronic pain is not the only area of his life that marijuana has help improve. For many years, Jon had battled severe depression, and after being prescribed a multitude of pharmaceutical medications that only exacerbated his symptoms, he turned to cannabis. “I am so grateful for the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana program where I know I can get clean, high quality medication.”
Jon applied to TerraVida because he is passionate about cannabis and the benefits that the medication can provide to patients. “Cannabis helps me everyday and I just want to be a small part in helping someone else get relief,” he said. “ What made me want to become a part of TerraVida was the way that I was treated first hand as a patient. As a patient-driven and patient-focused organization, their values aligned directly with mine.”
When he’s not assisting patients in Sellersville, you can find Jon spending time fishing, golfing, cheering on his favorite NFL team and spending time with his family and friends.