Pain patient puts face on medical marijuana issue

By Donna Viceroy Chicago Tribune 

one point, Joy Grainge was so convinced she was going to die, she packed up her two sons and took them to Portugal to tour castles.

"I was 49 years old and sure I'd be dead within two years," she said. "I'd always wanted to take them to Europe, so I did. We saw castle after castle after castle."

Grainge, 53, of Homewood, who suffers from chronic severe pain, now relies on a few puffs of cannabis to get through her day.