High hopes for one Arcadian man as medical marijuana pharmacy prepares to open in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - A medical marijuana pharmacy could be in Lafayette by summer. For one Acadiana man living with chronic pain, he’s praying it’s sooner rather than later.

Eleven years ago Paul Bosworth suffered a head injury.

Even now he lives with muscle weakness, blurry vision and chronic pain.

“As I conked my head, a lot of my teeth would start hurting. It was my actual cranial nerves setting my teeth on fire,” Bosworth said.

Bosworth has chosen not to take opioids. Instead, he takes CBD oil, derived from the cannabis plant.

“When I put it underneath my tongue I can feel it go through my body. It brings me in the middle to relieve my anxiety so I can sleep better,” Bosworth said.

CBD oil can be purchased over the counter. It’s different from traditional marijuana, which contains THC. THC and CBD come from the cannabis plant. The main difference: THC has the psychoactive affects.

Both CBD and THC are shown to help with anxiety, pain, sleep and mood. 

Medical marijuana would add the THC component to the CBD oil Bosworth already uses. 

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