Patients Who Need Medical Marijuana in Wyoming Have Tough Choice

WYOMING:  Five years ago, a 60-year-old Casper resident, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of prosecution, experienced spontaneous retinal detachment in both eyes. He had 25 corrective surgeries, and as a secondary result, developed glaucoma. Then he lost all vision in his right eye.

A specialist prescribed Diamox, a diuretic that is typically used for short-term treatment, to control his eye pressure and preserve the little sight remaining in his left eye. But the monthly prescription cost is expensive — about $1,000 without insurance and $100 with assistance. It’s also unpleasant. [Read more…]