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Welcome, come on in and let me introduce myself; My name is Debi Wimberley. It’s nice to meet you; I’m glad you stopped in. EffectiveCannabis.com started out as a one-woman blog idea to soon discover others offering to volunteer and joining the team. The ‘Welcome’ sign is hanging above the door, waiting for medical cannabis patients to drop in so we can share our improved health stories. We have so many important things to talk about. This debate began for me in the late 1970s, working as a medical lab technician at a cancer clinic in Amarillo, Texas. Even at that time, research showed promise that marijuana had possible benefits for our patients. Unfortunately, the state of Texas denied requests to allow patient trials; leaving cancer patients with no hope for possible relief. Watching my patients go through their struggles taught me a kind of honesty, compassion, and determination that I could not have learned elsewhere. I take what I learned from each patient and continually work to make a difference in the medical needs of others.
Education, career choices and life experiences have provided me with a wealth of medical and business knowledge. My work in hospital labs to oncology provided me with the knowledge, sympathy and determination to understand physical and mental health challenges. When living in chronic pain, and chronic illness with challenging diagnoses. I acquired skills in software development, logistics, inventory control, teaching, audits, and management. While working at a computer manufacturer, as well as in family-owned businesses. My most challenging and rewarding work comes from applying all I have learned in advocating for young children, the elderly and in-between. Ensuring they receive proper medical care and protection, allowing them to have a voice.
Laura Kasischke wrote “your life can change in an instant. that instant can last forever.” I never really thought about it until it happened to me. On August 19, 1995, was a typical Saturday morning when a freak accident caused complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in my left foot and leg. At that instant, my life was indeed forever changed. It left me in a world I did not want to live in, but there were few options. It felt like I was living in “Ground Hog Day,” the movie. I just wanted to wake up and have my old life back, but every day was the same debilitating, chronic pain, over and over. At the time, the only relief offered by the medical profession was a strong dose of opioid medication. After 21 years, cannabis finally became a legal, therapeutic option for me, allowing me to reduce my opioid dosage and achieve significantly better pain management.
Medical marijuana was giving me a life I never thought I would have or see again. I began searching for other users of medical cannabis who could share their results and any obstacles they may have encountered. Leading me here to start this portal where we can share our experiences, work to protect medical cannabis and make it available to all who are in need. We all come from different walks of life, but we all deserve access to quality medical cannabis.
I’m continually learning and believe I can do anything when I put my mind to it. When I encounter an obstacle, I find a way to go around or over it. I’ve never been a quitter. I’ve learned that when I don’t take charge, I’m letting someone else be in control of my destiny. That just doesn’t work for me, and I fight for it to not work for you.
I want EffectiveCannabis.com to become your reliable source for information and shared experiences amongst medical cannabis users. I believe with our shared experience; we can become a community with credibility. With our data and stories, we can bring needed attention to the positive effects of cannabis on specific medical conditions. Our consolidated results can show the safety of using medical marijuana along with our other medications for an improved quality of life. EffectiveCannabis.com will become a documentation repository. Recording the effectiveness of proper administration with specific cannabis strains on providing relief for our particular medical conditions and symptoms. Together we can advocate for research and acceptance of the positive effects medical cannabis can bring to our lives.
Effective Cannabis has 3 main goals
1. Committed to the education of medical cannabis patients through an open forum, where members can share their experiences and stories in an effort to help others find relief.
2. We are dedicated to the idea that cannabis has numerous medical benefits and should be studied scientifically for precise determinations of which medical conditions it helps or doesn’t help.
3. is an advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis use within the United States.
All the above is dependent upon our voices coming together as one. Advocating for safe access for all patients, real scientific studies reporting the benefits of cannabis leading to legalization which hopefully once and for all will end the stigma associated with cannabis.
This is not a scientific study, but we hope it will be the beginning of making it possible for significant research to begin. We are interested in new and helpful medical cannabis information and current or upcoming cannabis legislative bills. We expect this site to grow and expand continually. By bringing our voices together, we allow ourselves to show the world who we are. Effective cannabis is providing a comfortable, safe home for open discussion and testimonies with real data. Hopefully, you will see the importance of stepping out publicly with me to educate, and move the debate forward so to achieve full legalization of safe medical cannabis for all patients.