How Cannabis Helped My Seizures

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Guest Post from Dana….Thanks Dana

Marijuana is a plant that grows into the ground with no added ingredients added to it.

Medical Marijuana

Other drugs have things added to them to make them more effective to the alignment to help with aches, cancer and many other illnesses.

I know as a person who has had seizures, marijuana has helped me get off of the seizure meds and be able to function to raise my kids. The seizure meds had me loopy and not all the way there for my kids. I can focus more on them then having to worry about if I am able to take care of everyday needs for them.

They have their mother back!

Just like everything thing else you have to do in moderation and always be aware of your surroundings.

Now that I can’t get any help with trying to get a medical card because the new Dr, I am seeing is saying she will not give me one because she feels it will not help my seizures.

But after taking that medicine that makes me not alert for my kids. I don’t want to have to back track all the hard work I been through in the last year.

I can function better for them when I have smoked a little marijuana, and it doesn’t make me sick from taking it. And, it doesn’t take much to realize the effects! I am able to hold down food and do other things to keep me going through the day.

My grandmother had cancer and while she was going through her chemo, she lost her hair and no appetite she smoked some marijuana and was able to eat and feel a whole lot better about herself.

My mother has arthritis with no cure or surgery to help the pain in her joints but with marijuana she is able to cope with the pain from it.

I don’t write this to receive pity, I write this so other people with the same health issues as me and my family can at least find a faster, better way to help with their pain and and receive the best help possible for them.

Not a lot has worked for us, even when we tried the meds that the Drs gave us.

I can actually focus on the day ahead of me after i have smoked a little marijuana.

I remember being pregnant with my oldest daughter. I wasn’t gaining weight and not holding food down so I smoked a little marijuana while still early in my pregnancy. I was able to keep food down and not be sick because my Dr thought he was going to have to have me on hospital rest because of the weight loss. I told him I smoked some marijuana and was able to gain the weight back, and my Doc happily allowed me to continue to use cannabis in moderation.

Fast forward to 20 years later, my daughter is now in college, and on the dean’s list every year since she entered college! Cannabis has been in the forefront of treating my illnesses, and improving my quality of life!

CBD and GABA- The Science Behind the Serenity

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High CBD Cannabis….Shock Trauma

CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis. It is often used and known for its medicinal effects, as although it provides all sorts of physiological relief and relaxation, it is not a psychoactive compound, such as THC is. There are still many skeptics, even after decades of formal and professional research, regarding the therapeutic effects of CBD on the body and brain. CBD is known best for its calming and pain-relieving properties. What happens scientifically, though, and how does this serve as proof of it providing authentic, sought-after effects?

CBD acts on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, but it’s often neglected to mention that CBD increases the amount of GABA in the brain.

GABA?

Cannabis extracts
Cannabis Extracts

GABA stands for Gamma Aminobutyric Acid. It is the brain’s natural benzodiazepine- an amino acid that serves as an important neurotransmitter which affects our lives in many ways, daily. Its function is to reduce excitably within the nervous system. By lessening electrical activity within the nervous system, as opposed to glutamate, increased GABA can aid in the prevention of seizures, inhibit the activity in the brain that causes migraines, calm one from the effects of anxiety, and possess the opportunity to have a great night’s rest. This is why you see or hear of people who suffer from epilepsy, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and more, using CBD to utilize its undeniably positive improvement of symptoms associated with its functions in the brain.

The connection between CBD and GABA is one of the main reasons that CBD is, actually, as beneficial to the body and mind as it is. This connection leads to a much better understanding of the peaceful, sedating effects of CBD to cannabis enthusiasts and critics alike. This has, gratefully and inevitably lead to an exponential growth in CBD consumers. It has maintained its reputation of a wonderful and trusted herbal medicine, as the improvement to one’s life that CBD can provide, is miraculous.

How to Use Cannabis Roots

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The Roots…

I bet you cats did not know that Cannabis roots are ancient form of medicine and may have a  major place in modern medicine.

So how does one prepare, and use cannabis roots medically? Well first you must grow them, then….

Proper Cleaning of the Cannabis Roots

The best method for decoction in today?s world a bit of elbow grease. First of all you must know that it?s best to use fresh roots the ones that are still full of nutrients.

Choose Your Growing Medium
Choose Your Growing Medium

This means roots from plants that have been grown in clean soil. 

Remember  that Cannabis is a powerful soil cleaner, which is great for crops, but terrible for folks who want to ingest roots free of heavy metals!!!

To properly decoct and clean your roots, gently pull them from the ground, taking care to break as few strands as possible in the process.

When the roots are free, separate them from the stalk and leaves with a sharp knife. Then the cleaning starts. Lukewarm water is all you need to clean the roots.

In fact, keep in mind that some soap may cause damage. 

Take your time cannabis roots are notorious difficult to clean. I highly recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush

to help separate the dirt from the roots. It?s an arduous process, but it?s worthwhile to get a clean and safe product.

Preparing the Root for Consumption……

Once the roots are clean, dry them off and store them in a dark, cool place for 48 hours to fully dry them out.

Once dry, you have two choices:

You can choose to boil the roots in water or grind them into a powder. Both methods work, but mashing the roots into a powder allows you to use them in other ways.

The standard unit for any decoction is 1 ounce of dried herb to two cups of boiling water. If you find your final product is too weak or strong, you can adjust the amounts on the next try. (If you can?t wait two days for the roots to dry out, double the amount used.)

Once you?ve decided on the amount to use, add your roots to the appropriate amount water and put it on the stove over medium heat. Let the concoction simmer until about one-quarter of the water has evaporated.

Creating Balms with Cannabis Root

cannabis concentrates
cannabis concentrates

Cannabis roots for balms also have a long history of use. To make your own, you?ll follow the steps above to extract, clean, and dry the roots of your cannabis plant.

Once you have dry roots, you?ll grind them into a fine powder.

Once you have a powder, you can mix this with any kind of oil or fat.

Then place it in a slow cooker for 12-18 hours.

Use the powder from 1 to 2 root balls, 4cups of fat (like coconut oil), and 2 cups of water. you can also add beeswax to harden the balm until it is ready for use. This just makes it easier to transport and store.

Once that?s done, you?ll have a root salve that can treat skin disorders like acne and blisters. You can also rub it on your temples for headaches or your chest to soothe congestion. It even works on achy joints.

 How About, Cannabis Root Tea???

Yes you can make Canaroot Tea  I don’t think I have to tell you how to make tea, it is as simple as this… don’t boil it steep it!!!

Once the water evaporates, strain the mixture and serve. You can save your decoction for up to 72 hours in the fridge.

In my findings I understand that cannabis roots have a reputation as being able to help with the symptoms of stiff joints, minor infections, and skin inflammation and high blood pressure.

There are trace amounts of cannabinoids within the roots, but this is not what people are after when preparing cannabis roots for consumption.

How To Make Your Own Cannaroot Tea

Now another way calls for placing powdered cannabis root into a slow cooker for 12 hours, with the option of adding other herbs like anise and cinnamon to the mix.

The resulting concoction can be strained and used like regular, but with the medicinal benefits of cannabis roots.

Make Sure Your Root Tea is not Toxic!

Alkaloid (pyrrolidine and piperidine) are compounds within the root that are toxic in high levels.

These can irritate the lining of your stomach and even be damaging to your liver. For this reason, we do not recommend long term use of cannabis root medicines.

Every part of the cannabis plant can used for nutritional or medicinal benefit.

When you take down your plant, consider using all of the parts, even the cannabis roots.

Medicinal Compounds in Cannabis Roots…..

These important terpenes:: friedelin, pentacyclic, triterpene ketones, and epifriedelanol have significant health benefits.

Friedlein is an antioxidant that protects the liver; Epifriedelanol has anti-tumor benefits; the other two have been shown to kill cancer cells, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain.

  • These have been used for millennia, having appeared in text from Classical Greece?s Pliny the Elder and in ancient Chinese  and Andulision medicinal manuscripts.

Let it be known and understood that for centuries Chinese medicine incorporated every part of the cannabis plant in traditional remedies. While the leaves, stalk and seeds all had their reported  therapeutic  purposes (from loosening up the bowels to curing postpartum depression), the ancient medicine men of the east used the roots of Cannabis sativa during labor and delivery and as a way to help painful blockage of the bladder.

For these practices, the Chinese had two ways of preparing the root.

The first, and more straight-forward method, was to pummel fresh roots with a mortar and pestle to extract juices that could then be taken orally.

The second way was to boil the root so that the essential elements could seep out into a tea-like broth through a process called decoction. It?s the same method that the Greeks would later popularize.

Remember to always consult your physician before adding anything to your daily regimen, and  please avoid long-term ingestion of cannabis roots, this content is for educational purposes only.

The information provided is derived from experience, research gathered from personal and external sources.

From your bro V.R.W.

The New Cannabis Market….High CBD Cannabis Strains

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Phytocannabinoids accumulating in the resin of cannabis plants are made naturally in the human body.

cannabis concentrates
Cannabis Concentrates High in CBD

That’s actually the reason why humans have such strong interactions with cannabinoids. There is a network of receptors in our body that cause all of the different things that you experience.

The two most common and researched chemicals are THC and CBD.

Anecdotal evidence shows that THC is the most psychoactive of the two, while CBD is more relaxing and homeopathic.

Today?s genetics provide THC content levels hovering around 30%. New users that aren?t used to the intoxicating effects of THC may want to start with lower levels and or a higher mix of CBD.

CBD seems to have a leveling out effect on THC intoxication. Studies have shown remarkable positive effects for people who ingest the acid form of THC and CBD.

These effects typically take 3 to 4 weeks which is typical of your current SSRI?s. Consuming this raw form from juicing or capsule form has even show positive impacts on the behavior of ?rowdy? children.

However, smoking or decarboxylation of cannabis is the traditional form of ingestion and produces a unique high dependent on the levels of THC. THC acid preparations tinctures are a great way for people to try cannabis for the first time. THC acid has some pretty substantial anti-inflammatory properties and may have some antispastic properties as well.

Shock Trauma Cannabis
Shock Trauma Cannabis Strain

If you’re juicing flowers you do need to add a little bit of water into your blender as well or some juicers can actually get hot and activate the THC acid.

THC as a therapy, you have to try it for a while to make sure you’re actually experiencing a benefit. For many patients is actually up to three to four weeks after daily use that they truly start to experience the benefits.

cdb sweet and sour widow
CBD Sweet and Sour Widow

Daily use of THC acid and CBD (acid or decarboxylated) and then decarboxylated THC for flare-ups, usually works best for most patients regardless of the chronic condition.

Using opioids for the least amount of time necessary to treat pain and then switching to THC is changing the landscape of opioid addiction.

If you are in the bipolar Spectrum, you will definitely need to discuss THC use with your doctor beforehand as it can make anxiety worse. However, there is anecdotal evidence that CBD is very helpful for anxiety.

Since we still know so little about brain chemistry, you may need some guidance and experimentation to find what ratios of THC and CBD work for you.

The culmination of these symptoms and the use of chemical extraction techniques has made high CBD strains a hot commodity.

Its a new market that many are cashing in, and selling strains that are high in CBD like the strains Shock Trauma Regular Cannabis Seeds, and CBD Sweet And Sour Widow Regular Cannabis Seeds.

Cannabis Medicine For Breakfast!

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A Guest Post From Bree, Thanks Bree

My Green Eggs and Ham Pics-
Uses Fan Leaves
Decarboxilated bud (from my vaporizer – I hate to waste).
And thc infused bacon grease.

I love Brees images, so I decided to share them, and add more content later….

Just Harvested New Tajikistani Hash Plant Seeds

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Tajikistani Hash Plant Seeds
Tajikistani Hash Plant Seeds

Some strains of cannabis take forever to ripen their seed. The Tajikistani Hash Plant Seed is no exception.

Possibly trying to ripen the seed under LED lighting may have something to do with it. Although some other strains have been quicker to ripen with thew same lights.

Here are some of those Tajikistani Hash Plant seeds in the image to the right, they are big, fat, and some have that sought after tiger striping. These seeds will grow big impressive pure landrace Indica plants.

If you are needing meds for sleep, or pain relief you can find this strain to be that familiar couch lock heavy stone many look for.

These plant are easy to grow, and will remain fairly short thanks to their pure Indica genetics. The buds get very frosty, and sticky with trichomes. A potent variety that is sure to please….even the cannabis connaisseurs!

Buy Tajikistani Hash Plant Seed from the Weed Seed Shop today! You wont be disappointed!

Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Cookies

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Cannabis Infused Cookie
Cannabis Infused Chocolate Cookie Goodness

A Guest Article From Bree, Thanks Bree

Canna Have Another Peanut Butter  Bite Cookie?

What?s not to love about cannabis cooking?   I know I love everything about it, and I?m here to share a simple but sweet favorite.   These little 3 ingredient gems are sure to get a smile from your cannabis consuming friends.   Keep it simple or spruce it up; leave it alone,

or layer it with a cannabis-infused chocolate coating.  The possibilities are absolutely endless for these sweet, healthy, flourless, dairy-free and oh so simple chewy peanut butter bites . . . and you might just have everything you need to make them now. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup peanut butter (Your favorite or course).  I use a healthy natural peanut butter like Maranatha Organics or a Jiff Natural, but it’s your recipe now, so it’s really up to you to have fun with. 🙂 
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup medicated infused natural  sweetener (or up to 1 cup medicated sugar or a combination of medicated and regular sugar to suit your medical needs).  Feel free to taste the batter when you mix the sugar and peanut butter together to get your desired sweetness.  I prefer not so sweet, but if you have a sweet tooth that needs craving or want your cookies to pack a bigger punch, add a little more.  
  • 1 large egg  
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional.  I opt-in, because I make my own vanilla extract, but if you don’t have any on hand, don’t let it stop you from baking up a batch of delicious meds.)
  • Add-ins like Chocolate chips, jelly, nuts, flavored baking chips,  (optional) 

Also needed: Cookie sheet and baking spray or parchment paper.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350?F and spray a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and  sweetener to taste, (Yes, taste it if you want to now for desired sweetness, keep adding until you are happy with the taste.) 
  3. Add the egg and mix.  
  4. Optional add ins , 1 tsp of vanilla, and/or chocolate or flavored baking chips, nuts, or jelly on top in the center like a thumbprint cookie ). Remeber tHC likes FAT to bond, so do not be scared to layer a little if you want.  
  5. Scoop out a tablespoon of dough at a time and roll it into a ball and set it  onto the cookie sheet.  – Flatten the cookie balls by pressing your finger into the middle (If making jelly thumbprint cookies add a small spoon of jelly on top prior to baking) –  Or, use a fork and lightly press on top of them to make a classic criss-cross pattern.- Maybe add some Peanut butter, chocolate chips, or another Flavor if you prefer. 
  6. These will not spread like a traditional peanut butter cookie,  so they can be spaced close together on your cookie sheet.  You should fit all 12 to a pan, with no problem.  
  7. Bake these babies up for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies have golden brown edges or are done to your liking.  
  8. Remove from baking sheet and cool before you enjoy the bite sized buzz.  
  9. Store in airtight container up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.   Approx 12 cookies depending on size.  

Be sure to label these cookies and store them safely.  Little fingers shouldn’t find these, so please keep them  out of reach of children without a medical card, and pets who might overindulge and not be able to help themselves. 

Storing Canna (have another) Peanut Butter Cookies

I am a believer of fresh is best, so I make these regularly.  These cookies will last up to 5 days If they are stored at room temperature in an airtight container, but I bet that they won’t last that long.

Saving some for later, planning a party, or just doubling the batch? You can even freeze these babies.  If you want to freeze them,  here are a few tips and tricks.

  1. First let them cool completely. (This is very important.)
  2. Next, lay them out in a single layer on a small cookie sheet or plate and freeze them until they are frozen solid. (We do this so that the cookies don?t stick together.) 
  3. Once these gems are frozen, you can transfer them to an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag.  They store nicely for up to 3 months.  Thaw them ahead by leaving a few out overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter, and then enjoy them at your leisure.   In fact, I have a few in my fridge, and I am off to enjoy one now with my morning coffee.  What a wonderful way to start a morning!  Wishing you Peace and Love, and Prosperity to All
  1. The Next Recipe will be today?s treat.  I call it Monkey Business (chocolate deliciousness made infused butter or coconut oil) with the chefs choice of coconut, candy, and or nuts)  

Making Activated Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

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Guest Post by CJ, Thanks CJ

Thing first step in making your own cannabis-infused coconut oil is weighing out 7 grams of marijuana.

Preheat your oven to 215?F, then break up the weed using a cannabis grinder or a pair of scissors.

Cover the bottom of your baking dish with the ground cannabis, and seal tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake the cannabis in the 215?F oven for 30 minutes to activate the cannabis. This process is called decarboxylation, and it helps to create a more potent oil infusion.

Remove from the oven, leaving the aluminum foil tight over the top. Keeping it sealed helps prevent cannabinoid-rich vapor or steam from escaping the container, and allows it to settle back into the herb ? again, helping with potency.

Melt your coconut oil in a medium-size pan over low heat while the baking dish filled with herb cool.

After the herb dish has been left to cool for about 15 minutes, uncover and pour the melted coconut oil over the cannabis. Use a spoon to mix until combined; the goal is to coat all of the dry herb with oil.

Cover tightly with the aluminum foil once more, and return it to the 215?F oven for an hour and a half. If possible, it?s best to stir/agitate the mixture once or twice while it?s baking. Doing so helps the cannabinoids distribute more evenly.

Remove the dish from the oven, and let cool with the aluminum foil cover on for 15-20 minutes ? until you can comfortably handle the dish.

Place a double layer of cheesecloth over the opening of whatever storage vessel you will be using to store your infused oil. Carefully pour your infusion over the cheesecloth, straining out all chunks of plant matter in the process.

Gather up the sides of the cheesecloth into a bundle, and squeeze out as much remaining oil as possible….You?re all done! It is that easy to make your own cannabis-infused coconut oil.

You?ve just created a batch of activated cannabis-infused coconut oil, and now you can make a delectably potent batch of cookies, edibles, or you can use this anywhere you would use ?regular? coconut oil, making it perfect for multiple use possibilities with this infusion are endless!

It helped me with the pain in my leg after having 16 pins and 2 plates to put me back together. The infused cannabis oil helps with my debilitating backaches as well.

Looking into buying a butter machine to make it easier till then this my old recipe.

Hope this recipe helps you create your own cannabis infused medicine to improve your quality of life!

How Our Bodies Absorb Cannabis Medications

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A Guest Article From Bree, Thanks Bree

Four Ways Our Bodies Take in This Marvelous Medication.

Smoking and Vaping

The seemingly easiest and perhaps most popular method of absorption is inhalation.
It is also the shortest acting.

THC, CBD and other cannabis compounds are absorbed into the body through the lungs by inhaling combusted or vaporized cannabis.

There are many methods of combustion and various levels of vaporization. Each carries its own benefits and effects.

Smoking a joint is very different than smoking a pipe, and both are different than smoking a bong. Vaporization is its very own glorious beast.

Ingesting Edibles

Ingesting edibles is becoming increasingly popular and with dispensaries becoming more legalized, this is becoming an even more popular prescription for medical patients.

Although this absorption method takes time because the Thc and cbd molecules have to travel through the digestive system where they are absorbed and metabolized. The medical benefits last substantially longer and are generally worth the wait.

Just like inhalation, the types of ingestion vary. Simplified, the most popular forms of edibles are candies and baked goods, although cooking and meals with meds and infused fats and oils as well as raw plant materials are becoming increasingly more popular.

Beverages like weed wine and Green Dragon are also great choices. Cbd drinks and juices are also trending.

Absorption Through Mucus Membranes

Absorption of THC and CBD through mucus membranes found in the mouth is arguably the fastest, most discrete, and most effective method of med absorption.

The effects of only a few drops of your favorite cannabis medication in your mouth is sure to please most medical and recreational users (and save your lungs a little).

Consider making or trying:
? your tincture of choice (Typically alcohol, oil, or glycerin) under the tongue,
? a spoon full of some special sugar, or my preference a healthier monk fruit version)(like an adult version FunDips).
? Make some HealTHC Honey, or
? try a tiny dab of RSO

Transdermal Absorption of Cannabis

Finally, transdermal absorption. This is the absorption of cannabis medicine like Thc and CBD through the skin. This method is not psychoactive and results only in localized effects.

Making these creams and lotions can be a fun project for the scraps growers and even recreational users may inevitably have.

In Conclusion

The wonderful thing about cannabis is that it can be tailored to you and to fit your needs.

As a grower, a cook, a baker, and a cannabis meds maker, I can tell you the possibilities are endless, and they are not one size fits all.

It?s all about finding out what works best for you in your state, that also fits with your lifestyle, and most importantly your body and it’s chemistry.

Medical Cannabis for the Modern Warrior

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Guest Post From Justin, Thanks Justin

My ?Journey” to, from, and back to Cannabis as a medication is what I personally call an exciting one and I am so grateful I have finally been afforded the opportunity to share it publicly.

Cannabis Bud
Sour Plums Cannabis Bud

As some of us have experimented with marijuana in our younger years, my generation always split the gap between pro and anti-marijuana legislation.

There was always a debate in social gatherings and political platforms alike. Sometimes leading to unfair stigma and judgment.

Naturally, I was elated when my state legalized the herb for medicinal use and small grows.

About a year ago I was approved and started using cannabis to treat PTSD, severe depression, and anxiety.

The results were amazing compared to the pharmaceuticals that were being pushed to me and changed almost like the weather.

Using the right combination of relaxing and focusing strains for day/night use has cut my prescription drug usage down to half and still dropping with every checkup.

Most people can’t afford to pay outrageous prices for designer flowers in pretty packages! Thay is where Jerry comes in, great genetics, fresh cannabis seeds with a high germination rate, for cheap…steeply discounted prices.

Pauls Purple Fire Cannabis 1
Paul’s Purple Fire Cannabis 1

Growing your own medicine is easy on your wallet, while providing a fulfilling hobby for a great payout.

I’ve started growing in a small grow tent and have found the whole endeavor to be pretty fun and fulfilling.

Though it took some research and beginner’s mistakes to get the ball rolling, I’m able to produce my own medicine without hassles of lines and prices.

As you gain experience growing cannabis it will become like second nature.

Cannabis Flower
Cannabis Auto-Flower

Providing things keep improving at their current level I hope to be pharmaceutical free by the end of the year. Thanks to this gift of a plant my life has changed for the better on all fronts. I feel the best I’ve felt in years and have more focus and energy than I could hope for with the most refreshing rest to recharge the old battery.

So I guess the point to all this rambling is to keep an open mind and remember that what works for you may be different from the next person.

Give yourself the chance to improve by means that others may find controversial.

Our dependency on pharmaceutical pills to make everything better, is a fallacy for most, as the side effects can prove to be worst then the conditions they treat. Don’t let your dependency on these pills prevent you from the progress of refining the natural gifts we have used for millennia…..CANNABIS!

With daily life comes incredible stress and it is more important than ever to be able to make an effort to improve our quality of life. If marijuana can give you that relief and let you relax and enjoy your life, I’d say you deserve it.

Pauls Purple Fire Cannabis 2
Purple Cannabis Bud

Times are crazy enough and people need to keep in mind that mental health is just as important as physical health. Just a little time to kick back and listen to music or listen/read a book, maybe take a hike and enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine can change your perspective completely.

I honestly have to thank the people that are trying to make this treatment more mainstream and cutting the stigma away.

They put in amazing work and provide us with a resource far better than years ago.

In short, my life is much more enjoyable because of medical cannabis.

I’m happier, healthier, and more fun to be around.

I’m able to enjoy more social interaction and be around people for the first time in what seems like forever.

Thanks for reading my story of medical marijuana success, and my opinions regarding cannabis in general.

Stay Smokin! Gee….