CANNABIS CULTURE – Meet MJ Martin; a young, vibrant woman. A married mother of three with no known previous health concerns. Seemingly unexpectedly, she began having excruciating chest pain, and trouble swallowing. MJ was in pain daily, unable to eat or drink. Doctor after doctor, test after test and MJ was finally diagnosed with Achalasia.
Achalasia is a rare esophageal motility disorder affecting about one person in 100,000 per year. There is no known cause or cure, but recent research shows that it is an acquired neurodegenerative disease due to the failure of distal esophageal inhibitory neurons (autoimmune disease).
Having a warrior’s heart lead MJ to research alternative medicines. After educating herself on Cannabis, she decided to try it. Here is her story in her own words.
I was in pain. I had lost a bunch of weight and I was struggling daily to get food or even water down at times. I had seen many doctors but, even to them, it was a mystery as to what was causing all my discomfort. This one particular day was rough. I woke up like I did every morning…sick to my stomach, sore throat, chest pain, and still having no idea what