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52° Within a few weeks after I began smoking
marijuana on a daily basis i became semi-ambulatory. First, I
regained the ability to sit Upo Then_ with help, I could get
out of bed. Then ! began walking on my owns unaided°
53_ I continued smoking and as strength returned to
my legs I began walking mores finally going outside° With some
effort, but without helps I was soon walking half a block.
54. The longer I smoked marijuana the better I got.
! regained strength as ! got more exercise. I could nob roll
njoints" yet but smoked several pipefuls of marijuana each
day. The improvement was dramatics My eyesight returned to
normal. My central field blindness cleared up. I was able to
focus well enough to read again.
55. After smoking for six months all of my MS symp_
toms were greatly diminished° My spasms were nonexistent. I
had good control over all my limbs. I regained the ability to
write, reade and walk. i began to interact with people
again. One evening I went out with my children andr for the
first time in two years_ showed them how to kick a soccer
ball. I could kick a ball_ I felt reborn°
56. I became so n_ell_ that 3[ could not really
believe marijuana was responsible. Marijuana was something !
did for fun -= a social drug. Simply p_t_ I did not believe
that a drug as simple and safe as marijuana could be responsi-
ble for such a startling improvement° The fact that my doctor
and my wife continued to laugh at the idea that marijuana was
helpful made it all that much easier for me to ignore the
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