Christine Stenquist believes that medical cannabis is good for patients. And it saved her family. That’s why she’s fighting for what’s right. Her story will inspire you to fight too.
Christine Stenquist is an advocate and educator for medical cannabis who, in conjunction with her organization TRUCE (Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education), worked to get Utah’s Proposition 2 on the November ballot. In 1996, at the age of 24, she began experiencing symptoms from a brain tumor, and subsequently spent more than 15 years living with chronic pain—including trigeminal neuralgia—before beginning use of medical cannabis for pain management.
Her journey down the path of cannabis discovery is like many medical patients. Symptoms led to doctor visits, which lead to failed therapies, and desperate hope for answers. Her’s is a story of chronic pain, long suffering, and above all, hope.