After nearly 25 years of taking prescription opiates to treat chronic pain caused by a severe car accident, a friend suggested that Michael Miller try cannabis. At the age of 54, he tried marijuana for the first time — and it changed his life.
“I literally started crying heavily because I couldn’t believe that I was being introduced to my body for the first time in 25 years and that put me on a mission,” Miller says on The Cannabis Enigma Podcast. “I flushed my pills I felt the duty and obligation to help others like me, and to pay it back like he helped me.”
Today, Miller is a medical cannabis journalist, investor, businessman, and evangelist. But we wanted to talk to him about his personal story.
From how he takes his cannabis during the day and what he uses to sleep at night, to what he does when he travels internationally, to how he first told his children that their father smokes marijuana — Michael Miller’s story is one that any prospective medical cannabis patient should hear, and most current users can relate to.
“I didn’t tell my children for many years because I’m not a victim, and I’m not whining or blaming anybody, but I’ve learned sometimes you need to have a story to help others because then people will see that it’s just Michael, it’s not the conference host, it’s not a speaker, I’m just a regular guy who has the same pains and ouwies like every other human being."
Edited and mixed by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. Produced by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man, Elana Goldberg, and Matan Weil. Music by Desca.