My husband and I received a notice in the mail today with our usual rent bill. I’ve attached it to this email, so that you can read it.
We live in a mobile home park in Federal Heights, and we’ve lived here since Dec. 2004. My husband works for the City of Federal Heights, and I’ve been very active in the MMJ community since Jan. 2010, when I received my MMJ recommendation from my physician. I’ve never hidden my MMJ status – I don’t feel the need to hide. It is my right, under law, to use cannabis to treat the varying forms of chronic pain (fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, post-herpetic neuralgia, and diabetic neuropathy) that I live with on a daily basis.
I’m a good citizen. I’ve never been in trouble with the law in any way (other than a couple of speeding tickets more than 10 years ago). I run the Colorado Fibromyalgia Network, and I’m politically active within my own community and at the state and national levels. I have children – one is an adult and is married and living on his own, and the other just turned 16 and lives with us in Federal Heights.
After reading this notice from our park manager, I’m feeling really threatened. I do have cannabis in my home. And I have two small plants growing in my bathroom, to help cut some of the costs of my meds – assuming I am successful in cultivating them. I don’t medicate outside my home, and I don’t do anything to violate my status under Amendment 20. I take my MMJ status very seriously, and am a responsible user.
by Lannette Johnson