All you have to do is be concerned with the future of our world.”Frank founded the first chapter in Boise. The group has a busy Facebook page that covers the daily news about medical marijuana and a website with tons of facts and figures, such as the annual number of marijuana arrests in the U.

“As an adult and as a medical user, I have no other choice, no matter the legality of the drug,” she says.

“I don’t want to go to jail or lose my student funding or have to deal with anyone even questioning whether I am a competent parent because of my use.

We need to close that gate that is allowing our children to have access to all of these drugs.”Frank’s two sons, now 10 and eight, are aware that their mother uses marijuana.

They accept it because they know without it she would revert back to her old bed-ridden self. They know about Moms for Marijuana and how I am trying to educate people.

Month after month Frank went from doctor to doctor in search of a diagnosis, and was prescribed a dozen pain medications, to no avail.

“I have gone through the Oxycodones and Hydrocodones.

” This is the inevitable question pondered by thousands of patients who depend on medical marijuana for their quality of life.

“It helps with so many medical conditions,” Frank says.

While she was confiding in a close friend about her problems, he suggested that they smoke some pot—just to try to chill her out a little. “After trying it, I realized that it was as if I had taken a pain pill—the pain was gone, yet the intoxication was not as extreme as was the case with prescription painkillers the doctors were giving me. Like other pain victims before her, Frank had discovered the health benefits of medical marijuana. Like about one third of America’s teens, she had experimented with pot—mainly as a result of peer pressure, she says—in high school in the early ‘90s.