It’s Just A Foot
Charles Rutherford | Nov 12, 2018
In this monthly column, industry veteran Charlie Rutherford shares anecdotes that tie together his unlikely cannabis industry advocacy and research and his consistent presence within the industry. Each were propelled by a life-changing moment that drove his epiphany of "it's just a foot", which has turned into his philosophy for life.
June 26th, 2013 was a gorgeous afternoon. I was a couple blocks from my condo when a careless SUV driver took a left turn into the path of my brand new Ducati motorcycle. I nearly maneuvered around the oncoming front bumper, but it caught me in the left leg. As I lay on the road, the parts of my ankle that hadn't turned to dust were sticking through the skin.
And it turned out to be the best day of my life.
I was hoping I'd pass out to get rid of the pain. However, I was conscious until they pumped me full of ketamine to take my boot off at the hospital. I woke up from surgery with an external fixator holding my foot to my upper leg because it was getting just enough ...
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