My grandparents met in the early 1980s while they were hiking in the Catskill Mountains. My grandpa was a doctor and my grandma was a nurse. They fell in love and got married.

Now years later, my grandma, 72, suffers from spinal stenosis and chronic pain. She survived octal cancer. She has taken a variety of pain medication to help ease her pain but has found one thing to work best at night.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they live, marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes. Marijuana has been proven to help ease certain side effects associated with over 20 illnesses.

So, my grandma qualified for a medical card and decided to try it out. A nearby dispensary provides her with brownies that she eats at night to help with her pain and aid in sleeping better.

Because it is not as hard on your body and more organic than some of the leading drugs on the market, more and more people are testing it out. Now, it is legal in more than half of the states in the U.S.

It seems as if everyone is doing it, even Grandma.