@kanaaz Thank you for the info…. I was able to view the first site but the second article was not available. I did talk to one of the nurses for the cardiologist and waiting for her to discuss my concerns with my cardiologist regarding the cannabis for the pain and also the teeth bleeding from the blood thinners. At times the pain is unbearable , not so much from the hip that needs surgery but from the fibromyalgia. The rheumatologist had my complete medical history when she suggested the medical cannabis. I do my best to avoid taking pain pills and I can not take anti inflammatory drugs because of the blood thinner. I can not afford stem cell treatment and the steroid injections aren't working for me as I expected. So, what does one do to ease the pain ?