I also live with disc degenerative disorder and spinal stenosis. Although it's not as severe as yours. I had a doctor advise using no alcohol with this condition because it is not good to restrict blood flow in the affected area. I've been through agonizing pain and multiple operations although I'm very lucky to be mostly out of pain right now and have been for a year. Right now epidural injections are keeping it at bay. Weed helped me get through pain episodes before because it's so hard to get prescribed opiates. I'm sure you know those kind of episodes. When you can lie motionless on your back in bed and still be in terrible pain. I've spent so much time in a recliner and had to sleep in one for long periods. They send you to pain management "alternative options" that don't work. Nothing really fixes this and you're certainly aware of that. We can only manage it. I'm quite sure I have more pain ahead of me but if I get depressed about my condition I have goodies growing in the closet. I'm not a heavy smoker I don't think. I smoke less than 4 ounces of bud a year. But I'm still concerned it's hurting my lungs. I cough too much and wake up with a cough. And I might only have 6 small bong the entire day and it still irritates my lungs. I guess I should consider making more pot brownies so I can enjoy this more. I can't afford a good vape. I have one of those little box vapes but it stinks up the entire house. My nephew has a really good one and he paid over $350 for it. They seem to be a pain in the neck to use. I tried using his electronic vape and it seemed difficult. He said you have to get used to it.