By: Daniel Martinez
I've always been the type of parent who is honest with my children. Some would say a little too
honest. My response to that is one day they will learn the truth and look back and say, “Dad was
right.” But see, how right could I be about marijuana?
All I know is it was changing lives in a real way, and my son was looking to be a potential candidate
for some form of medical marijuana. So now begins the usual parenting tactic of “who, what, when,
where and why.” Well I knew who; that would be my youngest son. We can answer “what,” by
simply saying that as a concerned father, I was ready to explore medical marijuana as an alternative
to using pills for my son’s condition. The problem with this is that the doctors we tried in Las Vegas
were not impressive. They wanted to explore different medications at a slow pace and gradually
increase the dosage if nothing happens.
When I asked about medical marijuana, they had no information. The worse feeling in the world is
not being able to help your child. Every appointment or consultation I went to about my son would
leave me with a heavier heart then when I started. I would look online for information, and all I
found is stories of families being torn apart or forced to relocate over trying to give their kids a
fighting chance in life. Am I willing to cross that line to help my child? Would you? To be