Ever since I was young, I have found it difficult to concentrate in a variety of situations. When I was a pre-teen, I was diagnosed with ADHD. All the traditional treatments that were prescribed (Dexedrine, Adderall, Ritalin to name a few) made me feel over-drugged, fatigued, dizzy, and disconnected. As an adult, I found that the cannabis strain sativa helps me concentrate without feeling drugged, and I can competently focus on tasks.
Currently, I can only use sativa based CBD products, which do help to an extent. However, the treatment is not fully realized without the medical marijuana component. Allowing medical marjiuana in NC would let people like me become better mentally connected within our daily lives without taking stimulants which are intrinsically linked to a long list of negative side effects, which often need to be treated with additional Rx medications.