A year after Joan Caleodis became the first person in Ohio to purchase state-sanctioned medical marijuana, she said she remains mostly satisfied with the program but looks forward to a day when prices for cannabis products drop.
Caleodis, 56, of Martins Ferry in southeast Ohio, said she spends around $300 a month at local dispensaries to buy patches along with dried flowers and cannabis oil, which she vapes, to help treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Thursday marks the one-year anniversary for medical marijuana sales in Ohio.
A retired state worker, Caleodis said that before she began using cannabis she was taking as many as 16 pills a day. Now she takes only a few and has learned which strains of marijuana help her best.
“I haven’t slept this good in 15 years,” she said. “We can get the strain you need. On the black market, it’s hit or miss.”
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