(CC) More Alaskans are turning to medical marijuana and the state’s medical marijuana registry has grown significantly in the past year.
Larry Yingling, says he uses medical marijuana to relieve the lingering pain from a broken neck, fractured spine, and other injuries he received during army training more than five years ago. He obtained his medical marijuana card after receiving a recommendation from a physician through The Healing Center Medical Clinic in Anchorage.
“I was like, that’s me. Because I always wanted one. And I knew it was right, morally,” said Yingling.