Soon It Will Go Public



This is it.  The poster that could bring me into a totally new phase in my life.  These couple of words “Welcome: Ann & Jim Scott; Hosts”  could mean I lose my job.  You would think I would have to do more than stand up and talk in order to get fired, but not so in the extra sensitive world of Medical Marijuana and its stigma.

Being a school bus driver I get drug tested randomly and that is how it should be.  I have no problem with that.  Test me all day any day and I will not test positive for anything other than caffeine (which is also a drug, by the way).  Ok on the weekends I might test for alcohol but only if I am not working.

However because I favor the use of marijuana to; help people with pain, insomnia, appetite, mood, possibly curing their cancer, and improve their quality of life I might be a threat to the students. I might try to get them to smoke dope.

Couldn’t be further from the truth. I actually do not endorse teenagers using any kind of drugs recreationally.  A bit hypocritical reciting the do as I say not as I did mantra, but studies have shown that heavy smoking in teenagers does lower their IQ.  They have enough going against them these days without knowingly creating more hurdles to jump. I will turn a student in if I catch them smoking on my bus.  They will not now or ever hear me talking about marijuana.  Still I could be fired just because.

Knowing this will not make me back down from this cause.  It is important to get the information out to sick people. People who have resigned themselves to living with pain. People who live with a closet full of pharmaceutical drugs that do more harm than good. People who think they have no options.  It’s time to break the silence, show people the truth, and offer them support.

Cannabis is a plant…A truly amazing beneficial plant…fear it no more.




About ramblinann

I live in Massachusetts and always have. My family continues to grow with the addition of many grandchildren, who steal my heart every time I see them. Recently I was able to check off an item on my bucket list and earn my Associate Degree in Complementary Healthcare, but usually, I can be found sitting behind the wheel of a big yellow school bus. I love to write, though there seems to be some missing connection between my thoughts and the ability of my fingers to put those thoughts on paper, or the screen in this case.
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2 Responses to Soon It Will Go Public

  1. Be brave and do what your heart tells you to do. I admire your commitment. There are few things in this country that have been demonized like marijuana. Keep up the education, some day this will be a non issue. Time is the greatest changer of people’s minds and opinions.

  2. ramblinann says:

    Thanks Jon, I am moving forward with the hope I can keep my job while advocating for patients. Every time I meet someone who’s life has been changed or saved because of this plant it spurs me on. It’s a shame that our older folks were treated with cannabis when they were young, and don’t realize it is the same as the “horrible” marijuana they have been told about. That is where people like come into play. It will all work out, of this I am sure. Thank you for the support

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