I live in Pennsylvania, USA. Now that all these states just passed either medical or recreational pot, at our recent election I would like to hear from some that have used it for pain and is it effective. Medical pot has been passed here but will be several years until it is available. I have had pmr since 2012 and it has been a real ride. My flare dose is 20mg and had shingles, problems with b/p, had a death in the family, a court deposition, bursitis and tremendous emotional stress all within a matter of 3 mos. I am doing the slow mode to taper. Took 20mg for a month, now on 18mg. On the upside, my 40 yr old daughter is having twins, a boy and a girl!!! Had a big shower for her last weekend at the Waldorf in Chicago, that was also stressful, and now have plantar fachiitis from walking through O'Hare and other airports. Can any of us ever get a break. Wait!!! the topper is our president elect. I am 71, an artist all my life (never paid the bills) and a retired cardiac nurse. I have been reading this site for years, and it has given me a lot of comfort. Sure don't get it from the Rheumey as you like to call them. My family doctor has been more supportive about letting me taper my dose according to how my body feels. The specialist wants me to go so fast down that he causes me to flare if I follow his advice. After all these years I think I know my body better.