speaks about medical marijuana
Constance Gee, ex-wife of former Vanderbilt chancellor Gordon Gee, speaks about her support for medical marijuana and how she first came to use marijuana to help with the nausea brought on by Meniere's disease.
For six months, Constance Gee
lived under a cloud of depression and fear of the next attack.
It was simply a matter of pressure and time, each building up until all of her
perceptions became a jumble and she
went crashing to the floor.
Constance Gee continued to teach a course in art and philanthropy at Vanderbilt until a little over a year ago.
told reporters at the time that her
marijuana use had been medicinal.
largely avoided interviews, saying she
did not want to embarrass her
husband or the university.
"But there's always been a part of me that regretted not speaking up," she
said, "and frankly, I was afraid."
still uses marijuana on occasion, when the symptoms of Meniere's flare up.
Friends supply her
Now living near Five Points in East Nashville, Gee said she
hopes telling the story of her
experience will cause a few more lawmakers to change their minds about medical marijuana.
"It wouldn't have gotten to committee if a few minds, at least, hadn't been changed," she
Constance Gee becomes medical marijuana advocate
Nearly six years after exposé, Constance Gee, ex-wife of former Vanderbilt chancellor, plans to testify Wednesday in favor of medical marijuana.