As a Certified Natural Health Professional who specializes in the medicinal use of Western herbs, people come to me with a variety of health issues. I help them all to the best of my ability. Sometimes that means referring them to another Holistic practitioner who specializes in exactly what that person needs and sometimes it means I need to call the local herb shop and order a formula for them. It is a rewarding job and I love it.
Although, there are days like yesterday which leave me frustrated because there are laws which prevent me from doing my job to the best of my ability. A lady called me for some guidance. She is a recovering addict yet is very stable. She is a wife, mother, business owner, and all around beautiful person. Her busy life makes it hard for her to slow down at the end of the day and get proper rest. I have known her for many, many years so I know she is a 'light-weight.' One or two puffs of Cannabis per night is all she really needs to help her keep herself in balance. Unfortunately, we live in a state where medical Marijuana is not legal.
I long for the day when it is safe, legal, and socially acceptable for me to refer my clients to their local dispensary to get the medicine they need.