MINNEAPOLIS — Judy Bjerke Severson wants to be normal — visit friends and family, go to the grocery store or even sleep in her own bed — but she says the crippling pain from fibromyalgia and back surgery complications, as well as a painkiller-induced fog, have made her a shell of her former self.
Monday brings a sliver of hope to her and other Minnesota residents that have incurable pain: They can finally buy medical marijuana. Bjerke Severson will be the first to be seen Monday at the Bloomington clinic.
“I could just cry I’m so excited,” the 70-year-old Edina woman said. “I don’t enjoy this life I have right now.” [Read more at The Star Tribune]