I'm also on Savella and Ambien, both of which I could stop if pot were legally available.
At least every 6 months I have to get a bladder treatment. Guess what medicine they fill my bladder with? Elmiron. I did at first try alternatives, back when I had no health insurance. Nothing helped. The pain from IC is estimated to be as painful as the final stages of a cancer patient. Now that it is being treated it is mostly bearable. But god forbid a pot smoking hippie like myself have access to safer pain remedies. (I quit pot in 1972, BTW)
I do know as well that in Colorado legalizing medical pot has created a very successful cottage industry. Yeah, I know, how dare little people rob Big Pharma like that. They should all just quit and go back to welfare and unemployment.