Saskatchewan woman says use of cannabis to help her addiction not accepted

published on November 18, 2020 by Stephanie Taylor in The Star

REGINA – For Shelby Curtis, keeping away from hard drugs starts with quieting her thoughts.

The 26-year-old got a prescription to use cannabis medicinally earlier this year while in recovery and living in Regina’s Raising Hope housing program for new mothers facing issues such as substance abuse.

She uses THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to manage depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

“I can instantly … relax and talk to myself and tell myself that everything’s going to be OK, like, whatever it may be,“ Curtis says. “When I use THC, like I don’t have like any interest in using hard drugs.”…

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