Put all ideas aside for one minute please, and just think about this.
You have chronic pain, you have 2 choices
Cannabis: a medicinal herb used for centuries all around the world for pain and other conditions without one single fatality ever recorded in history.
OxyContin (just an example of a popular brand prescribed by Dr.s, widely available the past few years, side effects: constipation,
dizziness, lightheadedness, or feeling faint, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, lack of energy or tiredness, nausea or vomiting, sweating, depression or other mood or mental changes, fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat, feelings of unreality
hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there), itching
redness or flushing of face, skin rash, trembling or uncontrolled muscle movements
unusual excitement or restlessness, chest tightness or wheezing, cold, clammy skin
confusion, convulsions (seizures), fainting, pinpoint-sized pupils, severe drowsiness
signs of a severe allergic reaction (hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, throat, or tongue),slow heartbeat, slow or troubled breathing * NOT to mention highly addictive and people commonly crush and SNORT to abuse such a drug. It can also cause internal organ damage over time, people have overdosed on this medication some ending in death.
Which would you at least TRY first for your pain if you could -with no fear of being labeled a criminal?