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with Brett Harttmann, Buds & Roses Collective

We are excited to introduce our new Patient Advocate and GLACA Stories Editor, Brett Hartmann, who will be contributing bi-weekly patient narratives and advocacy updates to the GLACA website.


Brett is both a medical cannabis patient and advocate, and to introduce his new column has chosen to share his own story of how he came to use cannabis therapeutically, and how that use changed his quality of life.


- GLACA Editorial Staff




Stories archive:


An Unexpected Journey: How Cannabis Gave Me My Life Back - Brett C. Hartmann - Patient Advocate and GLACA Stories Editor


My journey to advocacy, like that of many medical cannabis patients, was completely unplanned. For the longest time I thought of cannabis as just another drug, having been educated on the subject by the law-enforcement instructors of D.A.R.E.. Four years ago that outlook -  and everything - changed.


On September 18th, 2010 I elected to donate my kidney so that my friend’s young cousin would have another chance at life. Adam was born with Polycystic Kidney Disease, and as a result went into renal failure at a very young age. He had survived his entire life on dialysis, but in 2010 his condition was in decline. To my surprise, I found out that I was a strong match for him........ read more







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