Friday, September 25, 2020

It's been awhile.

This is a recent picture of me participating in a discussion about marijuana prohibition in Indiana. I've been doing what I can to push for legalization. I believe if everyone knows the truth about cannabis it will be treated the same as alcohol. It should be. It's way less dangerous than alcohol or even just sugar. The reasons why it's illegal are not due to the danger but due to the risk of decreasing profits for big pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly, Purdue, Roche and also the criminal justice enterprises operating through the Indiana Judicial Center Court Alcohol Drug Programs, and other elements of the system profiteering off the "war on drugs".

Presently I'm advocating for Dr Woody Myers, Democrat for Governor of Indiana.  Anyone other than Eric Holcomb is good. If you're too conservative to consider Dr Myers, then take a look at Donald Rainwater, the Libertarian. I have to support Dr Myers for three reasons:
  1. He's a physician and I have personally spoken with him. He's very smart and the best option to guide our state through the pandemic.
  2. He's a physician and strongly supports Medical Marijuana. It's a no brainer to him as a physician who understands the problems of marijuana prohibition as a choice for so many medical issues like PTSD and chronic pain.  He also understands how it has tremendous potential to address the opiate addiction epidemic in a rational manner.
  3. He's African American and is the best option to guide us through alleviating racial inequality and the tensions it causes.
On another topic, my recovery progress from PTSD continues.  Calm has been my normal state for weeks now. I've noticed the past two nights I've slept through the entire night without disruption and without medication...other than marijuana. I'm still doing physical therapy and Yoga twice a week. I'm walking really well now. My PT goal is to be able to walk for 30 minutes without pain in my back.

I've applied to increase my VA disability based upon discovering I actually have a back injury from when I was in the Navy. All these years I just thought I had sciatica pain then to find out, I actually have a back injury that occurred. Hopefully an increase will allow me to draw down less on my savings or increase my ability to spend a bit more freely.

I've been watching lots of youtube videos about building a camper van. Currently I drive a Ford Escape. I've decided to build a platform bed and some other modifications to be able to camp. It's a blast. I can't wait to get out of town for a bit.

If you haven't already...send me a Facebook friend request. Peace.