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JADEO Medical Cannabis 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


6 Ways Cannabis Can Help Mental Health (VIDEO)

We love how Dr. Michele Ross discusses the ways that cannabis could help in the area of mental health.

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JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 2 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Epilepsy Almost Killed Me, Cannabis Saved My Life: Jade's Story

The fear of (SUDEP) or Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy is one those of us with Epilepsy must face daily:

Writing about Epilepsy has to be one of my favorite topics because it effects me every day. Even at this moment I’m thinking about what time it is, how much sleep I much get as I’ve worked a long day and will travel tomorrow for the second time this week on Mass Transit. Life is on the edge even with Cannabis so eloquently doing it’s job controlling seizures. Onset of Epilepsy is often sudden and sometimes with no explanation. Although it’s theorized and even proven in some cases to be genetic and in others caused by trauma to the brain before or after birth. Either way – seizures are life threatening and Jade shares this common thread. In our world that makes her like a sister to me, like an aunt to Genevieve. Life with Epilepsy can be beyond a lonely struggle even with people around you, cannabis can make such a difference for so many and give them freedom. It gave Jade her life back. I asked her how this all started…

“At 13 years old, I left my biology class to go use the restroom and woke up two hours away in a major hospital. They said I had a grand mal seizure. The doctor started speaking with me and asked me if there any other times I’ve ever felt funny and I mentioned several where objects would appear bigger or smaller than they were or sounds would be louder or much quieter. I realized they were and something was wrong.” actually were, sometimes things would smell different And I would get a fruity or metallic taste in my mouth.” This is referred to an an aura. Some people with epilepsy like both Jade and I have a warning sign that is often a seizure already occurring on a smaller level. Whether it’s a smell a taste or seeing a color, that aura can save your life if you act upon it and find a soft place to lay down before something happens where there’s nothing sharp you’re going to hit. Can you imagine life like that? We live it. Imagine having that happen and not knowing why… ever? Kids like our Genevieve live that life.

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Jade went on: “It was at that point I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with AIWS ( Alice in wonderland syndrome). “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AiWS), also known as Todd’s syndrome or dysmetropsia, is a disorienting neuropsychological condition that affects perception. People may experience distortions in visual perception such as micropsia (objects appearing small), macropsia (objects appearing large), pelopsia (objects appearing to be closer than they are), or teleopsia (objects appearing to be further away than they are). Size distortion may occur in other sensory modalities as well.

“As you can imagine I was immediately put on medicine and have been on every medicine in the book treat and prevent seizures, none of them completely worked and most had such horrific side effects it wasn’t worth it. The seizures stopped for awhile when I was in high school but we weren’t sure why at that point, but now I know it was because I was smoking pot.” And this isn’t uncommon, self medication occurs rather frequently with teens that have ADD, ADHD, Epilepsy, Autism, and so much more. Sure, society can call it ‘getting high’ and make kids think they’re smoking something that sounds like kitchenware (pot) , but the bottom line of it is expert and expert have spoken up in these fields about medicinal cannabis and self medication. It’s something that occurs due to the fact our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System that reacts to incoming cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. When an individual with these type of diagnosis intake cannabis it eases the symptoms per literally 100’s if not 1000’s of studies.

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I asked Jade how she ended up intubated in ICU. She shares a photo that’s horrifying to me. I used it because people need to know that people they see in life with Epilepsy may be having a difficult time and not sharing that with you. We know our ‘disorder’ is taboo and we already feel like a burden. Many of us have decided that this word Epilepsy will never define who we are and live on. We do things that break the stigma. In order to get to the desk at work in which I’m typing from it took an Uber, a Train, a Bus, and another Uber. 10 hours later I’m at work out of town for 4 days. Sure, I’ve seized in public and so has Jade. It’s part of our lives and we must live through it. She went on to tell me more, “I eventually grew out of my rambunctious phase so to speak, and the Seizures came back with a vengeance. I didn’t expect that, medications were failing me.” It’s estimated that 30% of patients with Epilepsy like Jade and I fail to respond to medications. With kids like Genevieve they call this intractable epilepsy – with us adults it’s severe refractory. With this? Cannabis is our option to survive. Those I know that have what’s called ‘status events’ or go into ‘status epilepticus’ a state of back to back grand mal seizures that are life threatening and cause the death of approx. 50,000 patients per year. Jade sadly went into Status. With her life on the line she was ordered to some of the top doctors in the nation.

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“I went to the mayo clinic after that SUDEP scare and was told there’s no cure for my type of epilepsy and that 1 out of every 100 seizures that I have could be fatal, but thankfully was given advice that medical cannabis could offer some me relief. I took the advice and haven’t been in that situation again. I don’t wan’t to die young. I shouldn’t have to think about that, but with that going on I think most people do. Then the laws, I thought it would be easy but it’s not. The big problem is where I live is that medical cannabis isn’t yet available so I must travel far to get medicine I need to function on a daily basis.” And she’s not alone. Many people like her across America are by far not free from this type of scrutiny due to their zip code. We feel fortunate in California to have access, although medicinal programs are hindered bad by the recreational laws, at least we can get the cannabis we need. ” I don’t want to worry about dropping to the floor and causing who knows what type of damage to myself or surroundings. Cannabis has been the only thing that has been substantially effective in treating the seizures.”

Thank you Jade! More patients are coming forward by the day. Every one that does makes a huge difference in changing the views about the plant. People are opening their eyes. “Maybe it isn’t a bad thing like the government said was my first thought after hearing about Jade.” Thomas Baring of Maine told me yesterday in a conversation today about a story I’m working on about his cousin. People’s minds are definitely open nowadays and we need to keep letting them know about our success!

Mike Robinson, Cannabis Patient, Activist, Speaker ~ Former Dir. of Communications – American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Is Cannabis A Viable Option For Treating Diabetes?

As growing research investigating cannabis use and its effects on diabetes, we are learning the potential powers of the plant in helping a massive percentage of the Canadian population. Currently, one in four Canadians lives with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes, and this is expected to rise to one in three by 2020 if current trends continue. Studies are now revealing that cannabis can be considered as an effective treatment for diabetes or even play a role in prevention, with the potential to make some headway in the field of diabetes.

Possible benefits of Cannabis

For the most part, research investigating the relationship between cannabis use and diabetes has shown promising results. Research by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has suggested that cannabis can help do a number of things that play a positive role for diabetics. One key benefit is its ability to stabilize blood sugars. A large body of anecdotal evidence is building among people with diabetes to support this. See, for people with diabetes, it is critical to manage blood-glucose levels and manage the associated symptoms of the disease to avoid the worst outcomes, including vision loss, kidney damage, and limb amputations.

While blood sugar stabilization may be the most obvious benefit to diabetics, there are many more, so we took a closer look into the medical research to look at the vast array of relief it may offer.

Stress Relief

Yes, that’s right. To begin with - cannabis is helpful for stress! For many type 1 diabetes patients, stress and anxiety are a common problem (like the rest of us) that can aggravate the blood glucose level fluctuation. CBD and THC can help make stress much more manageable while boosting an individual’s overall energy level. Keeping stress in check is paramount to keeping a myriad of other troubling symptoms at bay.

Insulin Management

CBD has been found to reduce the inflammation of pancreatic cells and THCV has shown to improve glucose tolerance and increase insulin sensitivity for type 1 diabetic individuals. This means that there is a possibility that less insulin is needed for the management and the fluctuation of the blood glucose level is more manageable with the use of CBD.

To confirm these findings, another research was conducted in 2012 where obese rats lost significant weight and experienced an increase in pancreas weight after exposure to organic cannabis extract. The increase in the weight of the pancreas indicates that the insulin producing pancreatic cells (known as beta cells)are protected by the presence of cannabinoids in type 1 diabetes.

A 2016 study found that THCV and CBD decreased blood glucose levels and increased insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes, indicating a“new therapeutic agent for glycemic control”. Previously, tests in mice have shown the compounds boosted metabolism, leading to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood and fat in the liver. A separate 2017 study found that cannabis use was linked with lower insulin resistance in a cohort of people with and without diabetes. [357]

Neuropathic Pain

The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathic pain. Studies are available showing cannabis playing a big part in better managing neuropathy symptoms. Prevent nerve inflammation and ease the pain of neuropathy, which is by stimulating receptors in the body and brain. Cannabis can be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain and tingling in hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy is another complication reported to be eased by cannabis. This is due to cannabis's role in affecting our endocannabinoid system. As a result, cannabis works as a painkiller, giving relief from the recurring pain or numbness associated with neuropathic conditions. Neuropathy is a very painful experience for diabetics, making cannabis a wonderful alternative than more typical treatments like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some patients are even prescribed morphine, which is loaded with dangerous side effects.

Increased Circulation

Using cannabinoid therapies can help a diabetic lower blood pressure over time, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other diabetes complications. CBD has been proven to help keep blood vessels open and improve circulation.

Treatment for inflammation

CBD has actually long been known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and because chronic inflammation is known to play a role in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, research is investigating its efficacy in reducing inflammation in diabetes.

A 2017 study by the Medical College of Georgia revealed that CBD treatment reduced inflammation in animal models of diabetes, concluding “the non-psychotropic CBD is a promising candidate for anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective therapeutics”.

In 2015, Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reported that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could treat different illnesses such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Relief for eyes

It may not be a commonly thought of symptom of diabetes, but glaucoma is a type of eye disease that is caused by conditions that severely restrict blood flow to the eye, such as severe diabetic retinopathy. Cannabis compounds have also been shown to reduce intra-ocular pressure (the fluid pressure within the eye) considerably in people with glaucoma. Furthermore, the eyes can suffer problems leaving them less sensitive to changes in light.

Promise for the future

As we see more and more states and countries legalizing medical marijuana, we are going to find more patients with diabetes be given options alternative to harmful pharmaceutical drugs which are the most widely prescribed treatment for symptoms associated with diabetes. While medical research has shed new light on the usefulness of cannabis for diabetics, it’s expected that we will uncover more and more evidence to back its use in healthcare.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


"Yes, I love Daddy" Genevieve's life forever changed by Cannabis

She stole my heart, she calls me Daddy:

Life with Genevieve has always been filled with love and so many happy times, it’s been an incredible journey I’m so happy to continue. Many in the world of Autism or with a child that has a developmental delay or with special needs would beg to differ in that this lifestyle is ‘the best in the world’. But, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Many times Anne Mari are up late at night/all night with her and many times things we’d like to do become very secondary due to her needs, but isn’t that the way it is with all kids? Why do people have to look at children such as Genevieve as ‘delayed’ and ‘difficult’ when kids with no disability at all can be a handful – getting in trouble quite often, lack manners or respect, desire to succeed, and have so much to say that’s hardly intelligible with new slang coming out by the day that many parents would pay for a mute button if at all possible! I type that as I laugh, knowing that as much as our kids can be overwhelming in one way they can also overwhelm us with love – and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a disabled child or not – Love is Love. I got the greeting of a lifetime after missing my girls so much while on the road.

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The love a children show can bring you to your knees in tears. Genevieve did that just last night. After being gone for 10 days I returned knowing that she was very happy watching video’s of her laughing away and smiling as her mom spoke of Daddy coming home. Often I wonder who it’s more difficult on when we are apart. The young teen that people think has no cognition of what’s going on or the adult that’s been alive for a half century that knows exactly what’s going on. By far, this child misses her daddy far more than any ‘Autism Expert’ would like to admit. As she came to greet me her Mom asked her “Did you miss Daddy” a hard head nod followed, I told her I loved her and kissed the side of her temple asking her “Do you love Daddy” – I didn’t expect a response as we’ve never gone into asking her about whether she loves anyone, it’s not generally an emotion displayed by the severely autistic. “Des” she vocalized with a head nod that was so intense. “Of course I love him” was how I interpreted it. Without a doubt it was one of those times in the world of special kids like her, or with any child for that matter, when you break out the Kleenex. Kids show the purest form of love there is, and to have it coming from a ‘non verbal’ severely autistic child? Wow, a moment I’ll never forget. Never…

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Generally we don’t see anywhere near that much empathy in severely autistic children. Genevieve also has Severe Intractable Epilepsy and as many know, like her Daddy, she uses Cannabis Oils for medicine. But she does vary from me quite a bit in that medication protocol. Unlike myself, Genevieve has been fully weaned off of ALL pharmaceuticals! These are exciting times as the beautiful and amazing Cannabis plant and it’s extracts relieve many of the necessity to use pharmaceuticals. We all know the risks but many aren’t aware that a vast majority of Rx Medications are known to be carcinogenic aka they cause Cancer. This isn’t a theory, it’s a proven fact as many are listed under the state of California’s well-known ‘prop 65 items known to the state to cause cancer’. Many other states have similar lists and laws that require signage at locations that carry any items known to cause cancer – except pharmacies. Why would they be excluded? A question I ask often but there’s never a reasonable answer.

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Back to Autism and Genevieve, her love is so intense. She’ll show us quickly who’s good and who’s not. It’s intense how she’ll literally show us who she wants to be around by how she’ll perform tasks and get her work done. What’s really intense is she seems to know who’s got the dark past and who doesn’t, and quickly. Children with Autism and adults as well are often discounted by society when indeed they are the masters of it! I know many people but I rarely hear from the Autistic adults I know in regards to who said what or who’s doing what, more so I’ll hear pertinent details of who, what, why, when, and where. It’s much easier to get the facts and straight up answers. Of course this is the high functioning crowd that many aren’t even aware are on the Autism Spectrum unless they let them know. With the younger more severe kids and adults, many especially at Genevieve’s find great difficulties in the ability to understand why others do what they do or even care, seemingly much more of a challenge to reach outside of self, after all that’s exactly what the word means. In ancient Greece the word ‘autos’ means self. Then in the late 1700’s the ‘ism’ was added which has a definition of: ‘a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement’. It’s hard to look at the two words that create Autism and see a disability, rather I see many abilities that others do not and will never have.

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Genevieve continues to make progress and continues to turn the heads of those that did not believe Cannabis Oils would change her life or any others. She continues to be the face of change and has no care in the world about the who, what, where, when or why – she’ll leave that to us folks that over think things. We’re always worried about tomorrow and thinking of yesterday but for Genevieve it’s the here and now always. She’s taught me the biggest lesson in the world and that’s live for the day. We both have Epilepsy so I can use the words “Seize every moment you can of happiness and joy” without someone getting offended – we both use Cannabis oil and cannabinoid protocols to make sure those are moments of joy and not moments in the hospital!

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I still can’t believe how boldly she declared she loves her Daddy. She already had my heart.. I’d do anything to make her life better, and I’m working hard on that now. My goal? To buy her a carousel. Yes, the entire ride and a place to house it. I like to think small and work up to something bigger – like an amusement park just for her and other kids with Autism totally catered to their specific needs and not to the world abound that has all the places in the world to go to… We need to concentrate on those that need help and forget about what we personally need or want. Just leave yourself, there’s a certain freedom in that.

Thank you for reading,

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Activist. But mostly? Genevieve’s Daddy

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Hidden Carcinogens: Pharmaceutical Medications Cause Cancer?

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

Why are Prescription Drugs listed on California’s “Item’s known to the state to cause cancer” Proposition 65 list yet there are no warnings in pharmacies similar to those we see at gas stations? Why is Big Pharma allowed to sell carcinogens and Big Tobacco isn’t?

In our sometimes chaotic and busy lives often we’re, at times, warned about things that are known to cause cancer. In department stores some items have notices that quote laws such as California’s Proposition 65 which requires all items upon a state list to be labeled as such. Gas stations have big warning signs. Yet the only place we see this warning in the medical industry is near the X-ray department. One item just about every person will take at some point in life if not daily – prescription medications are in the spotlight and not in a good way once again. Never has a doctor warned me that one of the medications I take could cause cancer and is known to – yet they prescribe them anyway.

Since the 1986 passage of the voter approved proposition, just about everyone has seen the signs “Items known to the state of California to cause cancer” in just about every retail store imaginable as well as next to Gas pumps. When in Walgreen’s Pharmacy just days ago filling a prescription this subject was really troubling me. I was about to try some low dose aspirin since I quit Lipitor after finding out that it was the blame for a recent recurrence of a not yet specified Lymphoma – Likely Non Hodgkin’s once again. Since I had been reading up on carcinogenic effects of pharmaceuticals and had the Prop.65 watch list on my cell phone I pulled up Aspirin to see what the scientists within the states had to say – surely aspirin couldn’t be listed. The American Heart Association estimates over 60 million Americans use low dose aspirin – it’s gotta be safe. So away I went and did my due diligence searching and what did I find?https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/ – a website everyone across the globe should keep.

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Wow, since 1990 the State of California has listed Aspirin as a known carcinogen – yes, that means it can and does cause cancer. Without the studies to prove this beyond any doubt, no item is ever listed due to liability alone. The state knows they can’t be sued because they know Aspirin causes cancer – “Female Reproductive Toxicity” and “Developmental Toxicity”. So, we’ve been down a path to give our infants and elders an over the counter drug known to cause cancer hidden behind a very deceiving label – especially for those with heart conditions that didn’t know they were picking between two evils.

But it got worse that day. As I waited for the one strong medicine I still take as a combo for PTSD, Seizure Control, and chronic anxiety – a medication I’ve taken since the 1995 life changing racing wreck. A benzodiazepine that’s been around for eons – Diazepam. We live in a world where stress is prevalent and anxiety runs a muck – the number of people on Benzodiazepines is estimated at over 68 million in the United States alone according to JAMA – the Journal of the American Medical Association. ‘Maybe there’s a problem with that too’ I thought to myself – so I looked. Not only did I find Diazepam by name, but shockingly this very progressive state’s scientists have declared ALL Benzo’s cause cancer. Take a look for yourself:

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In the fight against Cancer that’s gone on personally for the last 2 years, the last thing I wanted to think was that one of the few medications I take would do this. Over 4 dozen pills per day have been discontinued for over 3 yrs. now – but those few I still take are indeed carcinogens. Thinking that the medication that supposedly ‘saves my life’ is no different than smoking 3 packs of cigarettes per day is sickening to say the least. The whole thought of cancer again is so absurd with Cannabis in oil and other forms used daily it seemed completely out of the question that I’d have another problem. Little did I know I was being prescribed not one, but 3 of the 4 medications I still take nowadays fell upon the list – could my doctor in California be violating the law and prescribing me cancer causing pills while I’m in remission? That seemed to be totally out of the question. A good doctor that’s very caring would never do this. But, in their busy schedules do they even know? I know I do.

High fevers came back with a vengeance about 8 months ago. A short while ago lymph nodes swelled globally. It’s been a couple months and they’re still swelling and releasing across the body. The only thing I could look at as a culprit was a statin cholesterol drug, so I thought. Since the labs have been good I saw no reason to continue. After 4 years of it so I stopped use and started researching. What I found is that many of us are consuming cancer causing items daily thinking it’s our medicine – never at all warned of this easy to access knowledge by doctors in charge of our healthcare, our future, our lives. The once popular family doctor has been replaced by a healthcare system that for the most place thrives on money, not our future but rather on their own. We no longer can go to the doctor to get the valuable information we need to survive – most of us that are ‘awake’ now research and network to gain the truth. (originally written in August, since then REMISSION declared again thanks to MCT Mix and Awesome Mike’s Medicine concentrate)

Why aren’t doctors required to inform patients of side effects? Why are patients expected to read pamphlets intended for those with medical educations to read? Why are doctors giving people drugs known to cause cancer and then profiting off of the cancer? Why are most doctors ignorant about cannabis and it’s benefits – that’s simple – if you’re well they make zero.

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Some may question those of us that decide to choose cannabis as medicine for ourselves or our family members we care for. I believe those that have educated themselves on the Endocannabinoid System, which does not include the vast majority of doctors, are aware that pharmaceuticals dull in comparison for that reason alone. Those of us that want to go a step further and gain organic clean cannabis definitely understand that there’s no way to know what’s in a pill and with no doubt it’s one heck of a synthetic way to go. There’s absolutely nothing natural about a doctor writing a prescription for a drug. While understanding that some may need pharmaceutical medication for survival it’s also well understood over prescribing of medication is commonplace and is what caused a relapse of cancer for me – so without a doubt it’s a huge concern.

Side effects of pharmaceuticals seem bad enough from the TV Ads, but Cancer? I use cannabis to kill cancer cells without side effects that kill me. But my doctor failed to tell me about a drug that can? Yes, she did and yours may have as well so please read on. I don’t believe that ALL pharmaceuticals cause cancer – but I do believe the research that proves Rx medications were given to me, you, and our kids/parents/family/friends with full knowledge that it could cause cancer and much more – I’ve came to the conclusion that they’re all evil – just to what degree is the question. One thing for sure – after a couple decades my body is certainly addicted to items known to the state of California to cause cancer. Sadly my pharmacy doesn’t post the sign like gas stations and stores have to

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I personally don’t watch much mainstream T.V. – for the most part because I’m busy with life. When I do make the decision to escape our current reality for the many non reality shows on television I’m amazed at the pharmaceutical ads. First comes the beautiful new natural life based on a synthetic product. The the dreaded list of side effects, and when they do present the possible adverse effects indirection is the tactic. Without a doubt I know that Prostate Cancer is caused by the use of Statin Drugs. Sadly I’m likely walking proof with that area of my body inflamed and lymph nodes swelled all about. Thanks doc, who also didn’t tell me risk for diabetes and Alzheimer’s triple with the use of those same ‘innocent’ drugs which dietary change and Coconut MCT or other healthy oils can replace for all but cardiac patients. So, let’s look at others.

Hormone replacement therapy, known as HRT, is the most controversial medications in this manner. Estrogen can promote uterine as well as breast cancer. Tens of millions of women have been directed to use HRT to ease symptoms of menopause. How many have developed cancer because of this treatment is unknown. The FDA does not report that number, only the following warning: “The FDA has asked that all labels on estrogen and estrogen-progestin replacement therapy be revised to carry a boxed warning, stating the increased risks for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer – Jan 8, 2003″. Is this a conspiracy theory – of course not. It’s fact. Our government approves medications that they know will cause more illnesses – even death. Why? It’s profitable. I know – sickening to say the least. Targeting children and the elderly seems to be the name of the game. We all know that menopause is natural and will come no matter what to all women that live to that point in life – to give people carcinogens as a medicine to ‘ease the symptoms’ seems like more of a way to make sure there’s a future patient to me.

Nowhere does the F.D.A. require a doctor to tell a patient of this warning or any others on prescription drugs that are given. A given percentage of our population still fears cannabis but readily grasps at pill bottles without the basic knowledge that what they are taking is far more unknown than a plant with thousands of years of history as medicine. The first pill came about in the U.S. far after Cannabis grew here. In the Midwest the Cannabis plant is protected as ‘Native to the land’ and is illegal to pick along roadsides. There are no pills native to the land. But in the 1800’s the history of pills began here. Before pills Big Pharma made Cannabis Tinctures like the one show below that most have seen or have knowledge of. Big Pharma was Big Cannabis/Hemp before prohibition and are now looking to take that place again with synthetics.

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Above is the work of Eli Lilly – how many people know the name but not the history? Quick lesson: Pfizer was founded in 1849 by two German immigrants who made a fortune on pain killers in the Civil War. A young cavalry commander named Colonel Eli Lilly was serving in Union Army who Pfizer was supplying. A trained pharmaceutical chemist, Lilly was an industrialist who after his military career set up a pharmaceutical business in 1876. There’s not many people in this country who don’t take medication from one of those two companies still today. Let’s look back to the very deceiving drugs that doctors don’t tell us about.

Let’s take a look at more statistics and information on prescription drugs we all should be very aware of. According to the FDA and Pub Med studies:

-Heartburn medicine omeprazole (Prilosec) causes abnormal cell growth and stomach tumors (carcinoids) in rats.

-Spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone) is a blood pressure medicine that is sometimes prescribed for hormonal imbalances and facial hair growth in women. It causes tumors in rats.

-Parents of children with eczema have been worried by reports that the prescription topical skin treatments, Elidel cream and Protopic ointment, are associated with lymphoma and skin cancer. The FDA has warned against using these drugs in children under two years of age. It also states that, “The long term safety of Elidel and Protopic are unknown.”

– Rheumatoid arthritis injections Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira and Remicade. These very expensive bio-tech drugs have revolutionized the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Last summer the FDA announced that it was investigating an association between these medications and the development of lymphoma or other cancers.

-Another hugely controversial cancer connection has to do with cholesterol-lowering drugs. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jan. 3, 1996) warned over two decades ago that, “All members of the two most popular classes of lipid-lowering drugs (the fibrates and the statins) cause cancer in rodents, in some cases at levels of animal exposure close to those prescribed to humans.” Two years of fighting dual lymphoma’s only to find out that i was once again too ignorant and trusted a doctor.

-ARB’s or Blood Pressure medications primarily have also been a known culprit. A study reported a significantly increased risk of fatal cancers in patients receiving the ARB candesartan. Again, it’s people that already have serious medical issues that are being given medication that gives them more – at least most of the time. Others simply take aspirin to stop a headache and have no clue scientists had to list it almost 2 decades ago as a carcinogen yet the public is unaware.

Now let’s get informed! Why have so many changed to Cannabis?

  • 63.6% of antidepressants are associated with carcinogenicity, specifically mirtazapine, sertraline, paroxetine, citalopram and escitalopram, duloxetine and bupropion.
  • 90% of antipsychotics agents are associated with carcinogenicity. All agents were associated with carcinogenicity except clozapine.
  • 70% of benzodiazepines/hypnotics are associated with carcinogenicity, specifically clonazepam, zolpidem, zaleplon, diazepam, eszopiclone, oxazepam and midazolam.
  • 25% amphetamines/stimulants are associated with carcinogenicity, with methylphenidate specifially associated.
  • 85.7% of anti-convulsants (also used as “mood stabilizers”) are associated with carcinogenicity. The only agent not associated with carcinogenicity was lamotrigine. Specific agents associated with carcinogenicity: valproate, carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, topromate.
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  • Take this information for what it is – information that could change your life. It definitely is changing mine as I once again take up the warrior spirit to battle what I now know was brought on by my lack of attention. We all need to pay better attention to what’s going on and make sure on our own that our health is intact. No doctor will do this that I know of – even the best are pretty consumed in what they’re doing. All patients need to be their number one caregiver if at all possible. It’s on us to learn the most we can and apply that knowledge.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Genevieve's Journey: Cannabis Beats The Seizures & Combats Autism

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

Watching My Daughter Thrive With Cannabis - A Miracle Everyday:

Many have watched on social media over the years as Genevieve, located in Santa Barbara California, has continued to make progress from the day she was discovered in the large compassion program I used to direct. A frantic call from her mom led to her becoming a recipient of gifted cannabis and CBD oils. At that time we gave away to hundreds every month, it was far before the regulations of Proposition 64 which put a damper on the gifting of Cannabis within the state. But Genevieve has had an effect on so many that the fight for compassion is still on with our State's Governor recently vetoing a bill that would allow the gift of life once again.

In the cover photo for this story she's walking along - nearly 1/2 mile away from home in a journey to get a Slurpee at a convenience store. It's not often we get a photo of the 3 of us together, but thankfully her therapist was with us and grabbed this shot! Walking around with Genevieve knowing that the oil that was initially brought that day, 2.5 years ago when our family was unknowingly created, has changed her life in such an intense manner continues to send chills down my spine by the day. Every step she takes with grace has me thanking my maker above. This plant has brought her from a place in which she was trapped in the world of Autism and seizing with sever Epilepsy dozens of times per day. Her life was surrounded by hospital stays, Rx medications that didn't work, therapists that had no answers, and a family that didn't know what to do. Then mom gave me a call... normally my notifications and phone ringers are on silent. That night, they were not and fate stepped into play. The Cannabis Love Story in the following link will warm your heart and go into detail about all of that! Click & Read now: The Cannabis Love Story

Every single day it seems that we get a report of a new word being used or she'll do something new. When she see's her Nana she'll grab a brush and stroke at her hair, as she knows that her gramma will come over and take her for a ride but only after her hair is brushed! So many little things like that add up to a really huge gain in development. When I met my 'client' who at the time was both for special education matters and for Cannabis oils, she was so absent from this world. Seizing, she needed oil on the spot, but still as she came out of it and showed that she was 'better' to her mom - my excitement didn't build until the following day when she verbalized "Momma" - a word that Anne Mari, now my fiance, hadn't heard in years.

The plant is simply amazing - it changes lives in ways that are so intense and saves so many people from prescription drug addiction and even death. I'm one of them. From Cancer to severe Epilepsy and so much more - Cannabis has been the answer. A simple seed turns into such a beautiful living part of the world and then that tree is harvested into so many different products that change the lives of the human race.

I'm in America where we watch the legalization in places like Canada and shake our heads. How possibly can we keep nature illegal while we watch pharmaceutical companies sell it as medicine? How long will the populous sit back and watch a government care so little about the people - about innocent kids like Genevieve? Not long - the average patient seems more educated than the average doctor. The average lawmaker doesn't even know the laws and the average officer of the law in California is even more confused about what's legal and what's not.

One thing is for sure - change is inevitable. Without it we won't see more Genevieve's walking around - we'll see them in wheelchairs and at clinics waiting for pharmaceuticals that cost a lot of money given to attempt to do what the plant easily does. For Genevieve - she's 100% free of all of them. For me? I was once prescribed over 60 pills a day, that number is under 10% of what it used to be. Our healthcare systems are not designed to treat kids like Genevieve or adults like myself - they're designed to make money.

It's time 'we the people' step up and speak out - we all can and should be heard on this issue as it's our lives and our rights. Cannabis is Medicine and should be considered an herb just as it is - there's no reason to even regulate it let alone prohibit it!

Free the weed and free kids like Genevieve to have an awesome future!

Mike Robinson


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    Thank you, Mike, for sharing your daughters journey. Happy to see cannabis has provided Genevieve relief. Truly a remarkable outcome thus far.

Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Cannabis Touches My Soul Deeply as it Beats Cancer Again

Having Severe Epilepsy control my life was brutal - for 18 years after a very brutal wreck on the Winston West/Nascar SW Tour I seized just about everywhere I went. It controlled my life even more than the nearly 50 pills a day I used to take for seizures. Today? I'll take 3 pills total for that. Before Cannabis it was 62 pills a day total prescribed for all of the different health issues I had, now it's 6. 91% Reduction over the past 5.5 years. Incredible simply isn't the word for how much this plant touches my soul and heals my body. Having Cancer again? I won't lie - it's scary. This time it's Multiple Myeloma - a blood cancer that's much like Leukemia, but rests in the marrow. I've entered a study for stem cell transplants in Kern County, Ca. (just in case).

Running a very extensive compassion program for years showed me how extracts and the actual plant itself will quickly change the lives of people suffering from so many ailments it's impossible to even list them all. One month I tracked over 450 patients that were treated with 100% Free compassion oils. Those days have disappeared as the recreational law in California prohibited the gifting of cannabis oil - trading the lives of the sick off for profits for the rich and taxes for the state. That does not touch my soul positively at all - it makes me question the values of people that vote without reading exactly what they're voting for. It makes me wonder what type of world we actually live in and what will be left for kids like our precious Genevieve when we're gone.

Will we move forward in the Cannabis Industry like all others? Will we see it transform from something new like what Henry Ford brought to the world in Automobiles or will we see this fast transformation into used car salesman personalities coming from those that were once part of a subculture of pure love. After all - the hippies started this movement. People like my biological mom who was deep in the streets back in the 60's talking it up about how Marijuana is medicine. She's gone and so are most of the values her people brought to the movement - now it's up to all of us.

Will we let the plant touch peoples souls or will we be the generation that turns the love of the plant into the love of money and forget the sick people? So far it doesn't look too good for the many that can't afford products so many are mass producing and NOT giving away - remember when you give the gift of life it will likely come back your way. Karma is something very real - build and create your own by touching someone's soul today.

Give it up - it's not that hard to give, it's actually a gift to yourself!

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Founder Global Cannabinoid Research Center & Former Director of The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Mary's Story: Overcoming Epilepsy With Cannabis

A Patient’s Story Of The Search For The Right Cannabis Combo for Stopping Seizures:

Mary has been a big smile on a cell phone screen for quite some time. Battling Epilepsy she still continues to smile and send positive messages across the net. She's been a friend on social media for several years that came to me over a year ago in search of the right CBD and boy it's been a search! From brand names to now being able to create her own full spectrum mix of Cannabinoids, Mary has learned how to treat herself and diminish the use of Rx medications that simply didn't work for her. Here's her tale of what life has brought her and how she's handled it:

“At age 5 I was a typical kid just odd because I was born on my Grandma Ruth’s birthday. When I was 6 I had my first awake seizure and that answered the question of why I would occasionally let out a scream in my bedroom but when my dad, (a night owl), came to my room I would be sleeping again. I had nocturnal seizures to start.

I went to doctor after doctor and took Phenobarb, Mysoline, Tegratol, Depakote, Dilantin, Lamictal, Felbamate, Gabapentin, and more as they came out. One was toxic in my blood. Another made me so tired they gave me uppers to go with the medication just so I could function in grade school. They mixed these medications by 2s and at times 3s. Double or triple therapy and each time it mixed up my mind and felt so scary. I was 6,7,8, and it continued into my teens. The doctors calling me idiopathic and giving me yet another blood test and scrambling my brain and body to attempt to stop my seizures. I made it through high school with seizures happening in classes at times. I called them interruptions in my mind and never used them for an excuse. I applied and was accepted at a university because of my high grade point average.

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At 35 I found an Epileptoligist that did many MRI’s and EEG’s she told me to get a genetic test because of a skin discoloration and the calcification on the scans.They were 2 markers for a genetic mutation that can cause seizures. After so many years wondering why. Looking at my parents and 2 brothers being the only one with this health issue. Test results were that I have a mutation called TSC 2 Tuberous sclerosis Complex 2. My case was just so mild the past doctors had never seen it manifested like me. (Below is an MRI of what this diagnosis looks like in the brain)

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Wow, this already is such a story of overcoming. I asked mary about surgery that she's had in the past that still did not stop the seizures and she told me all about it. It's not at all uncommon for someone with Epilepsy to have brain surgery and still continue seizing and needing medication. Surprisingly, only about 60% of surgeries end in success with no further seizures. "I had a right temporal lobe resection and hippocampus removal March 24 2014 I was 36 years old and 12 units from a M.A. at University of the Pacific. After the surgery I have not had any day seizures. Yet I can’t seem to go 5 months without a nocturnal one. The doctor prescribed Onfi, it did not help because I still had the break through seizure. I stopped that medication. I was scared because there was nothing to do but take more pills and I just wanted normalcy. Something I wanted my entire life."

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Mary went on to share even more of her story: "I have been experimenting with CBD for a few years now. My little brother gave me something called Jayden’s juice. High CBD cannibis drops. I started with a few. I got Charlotte’s Web CBD oil to try afterwards because it had a similar make up as the Jayden’s juice and seemed to be a good price. When the next seizure came instead of 10 minutes it only lasted 3 minutes. I even used the drops when I felt unusual or scared like maybe one might come on and letting the drops absorb under my tongue instantly made me feel normal. I listened in on Mike Robinson’s canna-talks online on Face Book, and I heard about products formulated specifically for seizures. Nothing comes as 100% but the high CBD I had in the past was at least making the break throughs tolerable and smaller so since the stuff that had Epilepsy in mind during formulation I thought it should be even better and it. I know that just like with medication everyone is different so I would have to find my best mix.

"I just turned 40 and I have been nearly seizure free for 8 months now. I had a big seizure in public for the first time in years a few days ago, Cannabis is excellent medicine but it’s not a cure. We all still have epilepsy but we have medicine that works now. That was the longest I have gone nearly seizure free since my surgery in 2014 and I have managed a reduction in my Dilantin by almost half. It's been nearly 8 months."

"Mike, I am so thankful that I met you and found out about Cannabis. Spreading awareness that there is another way to go is so important. I mean something besides the medications that have the effects of scaring you or putting you into a seizure like one did me. They all scramble your mind and nature is the way to go. You just have to try and keep trying and remember Love Wins."

My Response:

Mary, I have these questions 1.) How did you first learn about cannabis as medicine? 2.) What advice do you want to give to those who have epilepsy not using cannabis or CBD? 3) Did labels on products confuse you? What about all these strains?

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Mary’s answers:

1.) My brothers first heard of cannabis as medicine. They saw me doing all I could to stop the seizures and be “me”. They knew meds and seizures and even just the break throughs were enough to mess me up for months. I would stop eating and stop sleeping and get H pylori and ulcers and be very very sick for a long time. I needed something. Not a pill and I already had part of my brain removed.

2.) My advice to people that have seizures or kids with seizures is to try diets and try cannabis. The doctors are only trained in medications and they are the easy band-aid. They may help but there is more available to try. The Ketogenic diet does help if not work to stop seizures for some but most doctors will not tell you because the assume most patients will not do it the correct way and you have to be very strict. There are herbs and supplements that also help the brain. I had to study and the many doctors I have had have yet to mention them. I know that I would do anything to stop seizures so these are not off the table for me. Just keep trying and find what works for your brain.

3.) Labels did confuse me but I went for high CBD product with very low THC because in high school I smoked weed and got paranoid because of the THC. When everyone else was laughing, I was just wishing the high would be over. I hated the high feeling and it scared me a lot. I always listened to my brothers and I listened to Mike Robinson on amounts of what could be watered down. He would mention these topics on Facebook. These talks were very valuable to me. I learned a lot about cannabis from Mikes Facebook Chats.

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(A very high in CBD Cannabis plant growing - so beautiful!)

From Mary herself… her story is amazing. Cannabis wins!

She's continued to fight the battle against Epilepsy by learning how to create her own medicine. Becoming self sustaining was of the utmost importance to Mary and due to that she's managed to continue to have very awesome results. "I've got my life back, thank you so much" she told me in a recent communication. We've met and created infusions together and now she does so on her own. It's always a huge victory in my heart to know that a patient that once relied on a pile of pills now finds relief in the plant. Every last one of us with knowledge on how to heal, in my hopes and dreams, will be teaching others to do the same.

Thank you,

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Research Analyst, and Former Director of Communications, The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Evan: How I'm beating ADD/ADHD with Cannabis

Before The Plant It Was Doctors Daily, Now - It's Freedom!

Evan tells his story so well, it's similar to so many I've had the privilege to publish. Much like myself, Evan got caught up in the prescription drug trap that millions of us have been in or are in right this moment. We end up taking medications based on a doctors prescription and then believe that we should continue as it is what has 'been ordered'. Health is what Cannabis orders, in a recent conversation with Evan he fully agreed with that. "Pharmaceuticals nearly destroyed my life" he shared with me. He shares an intense story of how Cannabis has set him free from a lifetime of labels and pills. Truly a miracle in itself, the plant has changed his life from frowns and sad days to happiness and a life no longer challenged with the continual side effects of continual Rx drug intake. Evan, like so many others, proves the point that I personally just proved on my own. Cannabis, without a doubt, can replace prescription pain medication and so much more.

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“My story is long! It started over 20 years ago as a nine year old with every learning disability that the doctors knew about from anger issues to socially awkward. School was horrible and scary and felt like everyday was the first day. I survived by using humor as a crutch. It seemed like most found me to be funny, but it was from a dark place even at a young age. What does one do when the laughter stops? I’ve never really fit in other then being a class clown. Never had a best friend, was always the side kick. In the early 90s after being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and more, I was sent away to a school in Connecticut as my issues were too deep. Socially I thrived at this point, but my grades where failing. I wanted to fit in. I was always the awkward kid from a distance who cared more about everyone else’s issues rather than my own. I never took care of myself.”

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“I was there for 7 years and in the 7th grade they told me that all my friends would graduate except for me that year. I clowned my and became popular but didn’t realize that at a school what I was doing wouldn’t matter much to new kids. I had a few options, but mostly I knew I had to crack down and work hard. I clowned for the year but I also focused really hard which is something that comes hard for me. I can read a full page or even a sentence and not understand one word. I mix stuff up, I read the same lines 20 times while thinking I just read it once. I can’t read aloud. While at this school I learned about methods to get me through these issues. Sports helped with aggression, though the medications they had me on made my aggression worse. These pills they gave me stole my appetite, they made me angry, gave me headaches, hurt my stomach and I tried everything not to take them. There was no option back then for me to use cannabis in anyway, not even a cannabis tincture or oil.”

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“Throughout my whole life I have had other medical issues. My teeth being the worst. My gums are too weak to hold my teeth and therefore I have metal bolts and multiple false teeth. Cannabis helps me with pain. When I was a little kid, a baby tooth became infused into my jaw bone and my adult tooth was pushing under it making my whole jaw be injured. It took 3 doctors over 2 days to remove the baby tooth so the adult one could come in. They operated on my gums and bones and had gave me well over 100 shots of novacain. It had a bad effect on me that lasted awhile. Then I got braces and my mouth rejected them. Dental issues are painful, but Cannabis in many ways helps. By using Cannabis I've avoided addiction to pain medication.”

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(Evan loves to use Cannabis vape pens, they come in various strains)

"Back then as a kid and most of my life I just wanted to be alone. I hated boarding school. I didn’t like the way everyone treated each other. I came from a sheltered school where bullies didnt exist and now I was being targeted by them. I reverted back to my humor but to most I was just a goofy loser with issues. No one laughed and I felt as if had no place. The one thing I had was gone and I needed to learn to survive once again. I’ve always had a huge heart and care about others more than myself at times. At my old school I helped friends get what they needed. But once at the new one, I was alone. Four of my friends moved with me through school, I would watch them succeed as I failed. When I think back to this it’s depressing, but Cannabis has changed how I feel about myself. It’s given me hope, it stops my mind from racing with thoughts I shouldn’t have and don’t need.”

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“6 years later, now 18 and about to graduate public high school. I didn’t thrive there either but it was such a big school I could blend in. My health got worse. Put my mental issues to the side at this point my stomach issue and ulsers began to get worse. I was stressing myself out to the point where I lost weight, couldn’t eat sleep and nobody knew what to do. Two weeks before college, Lynn university Boca Raton Florida, I was forced to remove my wisdom teeth.Though I smoked cannabis in high school I knew nothing of its medical value. During the wisdom teeth surgery I was not tested for allergies nor did we know how strong the meds would be with my other medications. Long story short. My kidneys began to fail after an overdose. I sent two weeks in the hospital with two I.V drips in both arms and could hardly walk. When I finally got out they gave me a pill plan of 20 pills a day for a year and I would be better. That didn’t happen, I got worse.”

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“I was sick and needed help, I had enough of the pharmaceuticals. I talked to friends and in doing so learned that a buddy from high school had moved to California to study medical cannabis and run a small 4 person farm in Santa Cruz. He needed a test dummy and I needed a new life. It was 2009. I could not have driven out there from New York fast enough. On the farm they took care of me, they showed me how to live a new life. I had never been taken care of like that. With my kidney issues I always have back pain, the CBD tincture took that away in seconds. They showed me how to cultivate. They gave me a new diet and my stomach issues went from a level 8 pain with no ability to eat to a level 3 with a desire to eat. They helped my get in shape. They helped me clear my mind. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was actually wanted. They tested and tested me gave me a job in the dry barn to sort and identify flop buds. I was also a tester and wrote reviews for the website.”

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“I worked so hard to get better and through oils and a healthy diet I am now a functioning human, still with pain and issues but at least I understand those issues. My passion is at the top. They saw that and got me a job at a dispensary. That’s where my life changed back to what I had as the popular funny kid. Personally popular no, but to go to work every day and have people tell you that you just changed their lives, that’s all I needed. People relied on me for once. I spent years studying the different forms of cannabis and have made most products. For me I always preferred oils and tinctures. I got a job doing strain identification and worked directly with patients and their doctors to find the right strain and method to help many conditions.”

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“After years of helping others get meds, I felt the need to come home to N.Y. to help legalize medical cannabis. I miss California. A lot of my old issues are back. Despite that I stay possible and try to spread the word of what cannabis has done for me.”

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It’s a bridge to a gap. When my throat is swollen, and I can’t eat or drink, it’s cannabis that reduces the swelling and inflammation. When my buddy got in a car crash, it was cannabis that helped reduce the ocular pressure above his eye, cannabis saved his sight. When my cousin had cancer, it was cannabis that made treatments easier. When I had 3 knew surgeries, it was cannabis that helped me through rehab. Cannabis helps blood flow and circulation. I can’t even take an Advil without feeling it go through my viens. It was cannabis that gave me hope. It was cannabis that helped my friend’s seizures when his medications were too strong. It was cannabis that stopped my depression. It was cannabis that helped me stop drinking and smoking cigarettes. Cannabis has given me non judgemental friends who understand me. I met my fiance through my work with cannabis. I have a life now because of the people in this industry and because of what this natural plant can do.”

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(Above photo: Mike's Medicine Strain by Tim Fratto)

“I won’t bash doctors and say just switch to cannabis. Don’t do that. What I can say is it saved me. I’m one person, but it saved my life and has given me the responsibility to help save others. When people get home from work stressed out, most reach for alcohol. A drug itself that causes more issues then it solves but for some reason the world allows it while condemning something that does the opposite. We have come so far and this negative stigma about cannabis needs to stop. We need to educate the world as cannabis is the safest drug on the market yet those that use it are potheads while those that go to the pharmacy once a week to get 20 pills for 3 issues are normal.”

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“People die every day in car crashes and many are related to alcohol, yet a DWI doesn’t stop people from drinking and driving. Those guys get to drive again, while people like me who promote cannabis are treated like criminals and are overpopulating prisons that we the tax payers have to pay for. I’d rather pay taxes to get sick people cannabis."

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“Thanks for the time, I have more but I’ll end here. In two years I plan to head back to Santa Cruz to work on the farm again. In 2010, my mentor won the emerald cup, my goal is to accomplish the same goal by 2020. I have more to learn and more to preach. Keep fighting for people like me. We love you for this fight and we pray that we win. One love cannabis is life!”

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Evan told his story so well I felt no need to add that much. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Without a doubt he’s a walking talking cannabis victory!

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient

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Soulmaz Leonora Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

Anxiety, I don't think I know anyone who doesn't experience anxiety in some way, shape, or form. Personally, I started using a high CBD strain and find it's a great way to calm down when anxiety rears it's head. Would love to hear other's thoughts! https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/9kgme8/everything-we-know-about-treating-anxiety-with-weed

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Everything We Know About Treating Anxiety With Weed

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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Renstrom, Kitron Neuschatz, and Lia Kantrowitz Weed can, for some, cause anxiety. This is one of the best-known bits of cannabis lore, and according to psychologist Susan Stoner (yes), who has reviewed the scientific literature on cannabis's effects on mental health, it's also one of the most commonly documented adverse effects of using pot or pot-based products.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Anti-Anxiety Cannabis Milk: 5 Things You Should Know

Anxiety disorders are a very real and sometimes life crippling illness. An estimated 5% of the Canadian household population suffers from some form of anxiety disorder. The standard treatment for anxiety disorders usually involves a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs that have a variety of adverse effects. Research into the medical benefits of Cannabis has opened up new forms of treatment for anxiety sufferers. We wanted to look into a new trending anxiety elixir known as cannabis milk.

Here are 5 things you should know about it:

1. It Can be Dairy or Dairy Free

There are many home recipes for creating cannabis milk by bringing your favourite dairy products and cannabis (a high CBD strain) to a slow boil.

Rawligion has stepped up the DIY game and gone to market with their own organic all natural cannabis (CBD) Milk. RELAX Mylk as it is appropriately called is actually made from a combination of hemp seeds, cashews, coconut oil, dates, vanilla and CBD oil. The “milk” is handmade, dairy-free and gluten-free. The flavouring of this all natural drink has been likened to Almond Milk with more earthy undertones of flavour.

2. CBD is the active ingredient that may help anxiety.

CBD is a very special cannabinoid that is derived from cannabis which is peaking a lot of curiosity. Until recently, much of the research that’s been done for cannabis products have been looking at the use of marijuana and not CBD as a stand-alone compound. A few studies have shownthat CBD has made participants with anxiety disorders feel better, one of which showed that it changed the way the brain responded to anxiety altogether.

3. It's believed to be a better alternative to pharmaceutical drugs

Have you ever seen the commercials for pharmaceutical drugs like anxiety and depression? The ones where they say you'll feel better but you may experience some side effects? Then they rattle off an incoherent number of negative side effects that make you begin to question if the drug is even worth taking. This is often the reality of taking pharmaceutical drugs for anxiety disorders. They have the benefit of masking the symptoms, but there is potential for a large number of negative side effects.

Common side effects of anti-anxiety drugs are:


  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Memory Problems
  • Confusion
  • Upset Stomach
  • Increased saliva
  • Frequent urination
  • Headache and blurred vision
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Changes in sex drive/ability



In comparison, common side effects of CBD are:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Slight drop in blood pressure

In this case, the positive benefits outweigh any negatives, and as such, there is an increasing interest in using Cannabis Milk to treat symptoms of anxiety.

4. You don't get high from drinking CBD Cannabis Milk

Because the active healing agent in Cannabis Milk is CBD and not THC there is no risk of getting high. In Cannabis, psychoactive agents are what produce a high. The Cannabinoid CBD does not contain any psychoactive agents, allowing consumers to reap the medical benefits of cannabis without the risk of getting high.

5. There are risks

Although CBD has been identified as a great method of treating anxiety disorders, please note that in a small number of patients it actually magnified the symptoms. Making it a trigger, as opposed to being a healer.

So what's JADEO’s verdict on cannabis milk? It appears to be a practical treatment option for some anxiety sufferers who enjoy drinking dairy or nut milks, but with each person’s unique physiology, it may not be a solution for all. You should definitely consult your doctor to discuss whether this is a viable treatment option for you.


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy.

#WeAreJADEO


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  • From Janelle Simone

    It's interesting to see the variety of ways you can consume cannabis and the variety of potential benefits.

  • From Michael Joseph

    Talk about innovation around consumption methods for CBD!

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis: A New Approach to Managing Crohn's Disease?

Crohn's disease is a chronic illness that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Inflammation can occur anywhere from mouth to anus, causing extreme pain, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue.

Most people with Crohn's experience episodes of inflammation with fairly symptom-free periods in between flare ups. Crohn's and Colitis Canada, a volunteer-based charity dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn's disease, reports that the average risk for a flare-up in any year is about 30%. Some patients experience several flare-ups in a year, while others may go longer periods of time with no obvious symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Crohn's Disease?

There are many symptoms associated with Crohn's disease. Some people may experience more severe symptoms more often, while other people seem to have mild or no symptoms at all. Periods of symptom-free time are generally referred to as remissions, but it is important to note that some symptoms may arise suddenly at any time. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the most common symptoms of Crohn's disease include:

  • Abdominal pain and/or cramping
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Reduced appetite
  • Loss of weight

In some cases, the pain and fatigue caused by Crohn's disease are debilitating, affecting patients' abilities to work and carry on with day-to-day activities. In more extreme cases, symptoms associated with Crohn's disease can create or lead to further, more complicated, and potentially life-threatening medical issues.

Because there is no cure for Crohn's disease, patients must find the treatments that are most effective to prevent symptoms before they arise, or to lessen or relieve symptoms during a flare-up.

Treating Crohn's Disease

There is currently no cure for Crohn's disease, and while there are different treatment options available to patients, there is no single treatment that effectively works for everyone.

Some patients are prescribed different steroidal medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or immune system suppressants. In more serious cases, patients must undergo surgeries or other operations to lessen the symptoms and complications of Crohn's disease.

Cannabis: An Effective Treatment?

With the passing of Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, earlier this year, full legalization of cannabis in Canada will begin on October 17, 2018. For many, this opens a door to great opportunity for trying cannabis to aid in treating their symptoms of Crohn's disease and pushing their illness into remission.

A 2013 study conducted by scientists and doctors at the Tel Aviv University found that patients with Crohn's disease can benefit from using cannabis to treat their symptoms. A total of 21 patients were studied, with 11 given cannabis cigarettes, and the other 10 given placebo cigarettes. Of the 11 patients given the cannabis treatment, five achieved total remission from their Crohn's symptoms and three were weaned from steroid treatment dependence. The patients in the cannabis group also reported improved sleep and appetite with no side effects.

An earlier study, performed in 2005 by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians about the medicinal benefits and uses of cannabis, also found positive results in treating Crohn's patients with cannabis. 18 patients were asked to rate symptoms on a scale of 1-10 both before and after the cannabis treatment; every participant noted significant improvements in all symptoms, such as improved appetite, reduced fatigue, better sleep, and lessened pain and discomfort. Many patients also reported less need for other prescribed medications like immuno-suppressives, which can often cause harmful and uncomfortable side effects.

Until a cure is found to squash Crohn's disease altogether, patients can only find the treatments that are most effective for managing their own symptoms before or during flare-ups. As scientific studies have shown, cannabis can be extremely effective in battling the debilitating effects of Crohn's disease, and, for some, can successfully push the illness into remission.

Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


6 Ways Cannabis Can Help Mental Health (VIDEO)

We love how Dr. Michele Ross discusses the ways that cannabis could help in the area of mental health.

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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 2 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Epilepsy Almost Killed Me, Cannabis Saved My Life: Jade's Story

The fear of (SUDEP) or Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy is one those of us with Epilepsy must face daily:

Writing about Epilepsy has to be one of my favorite topics because it effects me every day. Even at this moment I’m thinking about what time it is, how much sleep I much get as I’ve worked a long day and will travel tomorrow for the second time this week on Mass Transit. Life is on the edge even with Cannabis so eloquently doing it’s job controlling seizures. Onset of Epilepsy is often sudden and sometimes with no explanation. Although it’s theorized and even proven in some cases to be genetic and in others caused by trauma to the brain before or after birth. Either way – seizures are life threatening and Jade shares this common thread. In our world that makes her like a sister to me, like an aunt to Genevieve. Life with Epilepsy can be beyond a lonely struggle even with people around you, cannabis can make such a difference for so many and give them freedom. It gave Jade her life back. I asked her how this all started…

“At 13 years old, I left my biology class to go use the restroom and woke up two hours away in a major hospital. They said I had a grand mal seizure. The doctor started speaking with me and asked me if there any other times I’ve ever felt funny and I mentioned several where objects would appear bigger or smaller than they were or sounds would be louder or much quieter. I realized they were and something was wrong.” actually were, sometimes things would smell different And I would get a fruity or metallic taste in my mouth.” This is referred to an an aura. Some people with epilepsy like both Jade and I have a warning sign that is often a seizure already occurring on a smaller level. Whether it’s a smell a taste or seeing a color, that aura can save your life if you act upon it and find a soft place to lay down before something happens where there’s nothing sharp you’re going to hit. Can you imagine life like that? We live it. Imagine having that happen and not knowing why… ever? Kids like our Genevieve live that life.

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Jade went on: “It was at that point I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with AIWS ( Alice in wonderland syndrome). “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AiWS), also known as Todd’s syndrome or dysmetropsia, is a disorienting neuropsychological condition that affects perception. People may experience distortions in visual perception such as micropsia (objects appearing small), macropsia (objects appearing large), pelopsia (objects appearing to be closer than they are), or teleopsia (objects appearing to be further away than they are). Size distortion may occur in other sensory modalities as well.

“As you can imagine I was immediately put on medicine and have been on every medicine in the book treat and prevent seizures, none of them completely worked and most had such horrific side effects it wasn’t worth it. The seizures stopped for awhile when I was in high school but we weren’t sure why at that point, but now I know it was because I was smoking pot.” And this isn’t uncommon, self medication occurs rather frequently with teens that have ADD, ADHD, Epilepsy, Autism, and so much more. Sure, society can call it ‘getting high’ and make kids think they’re smoking something that sounds like kitchenware (pot) , but the bottom line of it is expert and expert have spoken up in these fields about medicinal cannabis and self medication. It’s something that occurs due to the fact our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System that reacts to incoming cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. When an individual with these type of diagnosis intake cannabis it eases the symptoms per literally 100’s if not 1000’s of studies.

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I asked Jade how she ended up intubated in ICU. She shares a photo that’s horrifying to me. I used it because people need to know that people they see in life with Epilepsy may be having a difficult time and not sharing that with you. We know our ‘disorder’ is taboo and we already feel like a burden. Many of us have decided that this word Epilepsy will never define who we are and live on. We do things that break the stigma. In order to get to the desk at work in which I’m typing from it took an Uber, a Train, a Bus, and another Uber. 10 hours later I’m at work out of town for 4 days. Sure, I’ve seized in public and so has Jade. It’s part of our lives and we must live through it. She went on to tell me more, “I eventually grew out of my rambunctious phase so to speak, and the Seizures came back with a vengeance. I didn’t expect that, medications were failing me.” It’s estimated that 30% of patients with Epilepsy like Jade and I fail to respond to medications. With kids like Genevieve they call this intractable epilepsy – with us adults it’s severe refractory. With this? Cannabis is our option to survive. Those I know that have what’s called ‘status events’ or go into ‘status epilepticus’ a state of back to back grand mal seizures that are life threatening and cause the death of approx. 50,000 patients per year. Jade sadly went into Status. With her life on the line she was ordered to some of the top doctors in the nation.

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“I went to the mayo clinic after that SUDEP scare and was told there’s no cure for my type of epilepsy and that 1 out of every 100 seizures that I have could be fatal, but thankfully was given advice that medical cannabis could offer some me relief. I took the advice and haven’t been in that situation again. I don’t wan’t to die young. I shouldn’t have to think about that, but with that going on I think most people do. Then the laws, I thought it would be easy but it’s not. The big problem is where I live is that medical cannabis isn’t yet available so I must travel far to get medicine I need to function on a daily basis.” And she’s not alone. Many people like her across America are by far not free from this type of scrutiny due to their zip code. We feel fortunate in California to have access, although medicinal programs are hindered bad by the recreational laws, at least we can get the cannabis we need. ” I don’t want to worry about dropping to the floor and causing who knows what type of damage to myself or surroundings. Cannabis has been the only thing that has been substantially effective in treating the seizures.”

Thank you Jade! More patients are coming forward by the day. Every one that does makes a huge difference in changing the views about the plant. People are opening their eyes. “Maybe it isn’t a bad thing like the government said was my first thought after hearing about Jade.” Thomas Baring of Maine told me yesterday in a conversation today about a story I’m working on about his cousin. People’s minds are definitely open nowadays and we need to keep letting them know about our success!

Mike Robinson, Cannabis Patient, Activist, Speaker ~ Former Dir. of Communications – American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Is Cannabis A Viable Option For Treating Diabetes?

As growing research investigating cannabis use and its effects on diabetes, we are learning the potential powers of the plant in helping a massive percentage of the Canadian population. Currently, one in four Canadians lives with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes, and this is expected to rise to one in three by 2020 if current trends continue. Studies are now revealing that cannabis can be considered as an effective treatment for diabetes or even play a role in prevention, with the potential to make some headway in the field of diabetes.

Possible benefits of Cannabis

For the most part, research investigating the relationship between cannabis use and diabetes has shown promising results. Research by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has suggested that cannabis can help do a number of things that play a positive role for diabetics. One key benefit is its ability to stabilize blood sugars. A large body of anecdotal evidence is building among people with diabetes to support this. See, for people with diabetes, it is critical to manage blood-glucose levels and manage the associated symptoms of the disease to avoid the worst outcomes, including vision loss, kidney damage, and limb amputations.

While blood sugar stabilization may be the most obvious benefit to diabetics, there are many more, so we took a closer look into the medical research to look at the vast array of relief it may offer.

Stress Relief

Yes, that’s right. To begin with - cannabis is helpful for stress! For many type 1 diabetes patients, stress and anxiety are a common problem (like the rest of us) that can aggravate the blood glucose level fluctuation. CBD and THC can help make stress much more manageable while boosting an individual’s overall energy level. Keeping stress in check is paramount to keeping a myriad of other troubling symptoms at bay.

Insulin Management

CBD has been found to reduce the inflammation of pancreatic cells and THCV has shown to improve glucose tolerance and increase insulin sensitivity for type 1 diabetic individuals. This means that there is a possibility that less insulin is needed for the management and the fluctuation of the blood glucose level is more manageable with the use of CBD.

To confirm these findings, another research was conducted in 2012 where obese rats lost significant weight and experienced an increase in pancreas weight after exposure to organic cannabis extract. The increase in the weight of the pancreas indicates that the insulin producing pancreatic cells (known as beta cells)are protected by the presence of cannabinoids in type 1 diabetes.

A 2016 study found that THCV and CBD decreased blood glucose levels and increased insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes, indicating a“new therapeutic agent for glycemic control”. Previously, tests in mice have shown the compounds boosted metabolism, leading to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood and fat in the liver. A separate 2017 study found that cannabis use was linked with lower insulin resistance in a cohort of people with and without diabetes. [357]

Neuropathic Pain

The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathic pain. Studies are available showing cannabis playing a big part in better managing neuropathy symptoms. Prevent nerve inflammation and ease the pain of neuropathy, which is by stimulating receptors in the body and brain. Cannabis can be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain and tingling in hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy is another complication reported to be eased by cannabis. This is due to cannabis's role in affecting our endocannabinoid system. As a result, cannabis works as a painkiller, giving relief from the recurring pain or numbness associated with neuropathic conditions. Neuropathy is a very painful experience for diabetics, making cannabis a wonderful alternative than more typical treatments like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some patients are even prescribed morphine, which is loaded with dangerous side effects.

Increased Circulation

Using cannabinoid therapies can help a diabetic lower blood pressure over time, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other diabetes complications. CBD has been proven to help keep blood vessels open and improve circulation.

Treatment for inflammation

CBD has actually long been known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and because chronic inflammation is known to play a role in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, research is investigating its efficacy in reducing inflammation in diabetes.

A 2017 study by the Medical College of Georgia revealed that CBD treatment reduced inflammation in animal models of diabetes, concluding “the non-psychotropic CBD is a promising candidate for anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective therapeutics”.

In 2015, Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reported that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could treat different illnesses such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Relief for eyes

It may not be a commonly thought of symptom of diabetes, but glaucoma is a type of eye disease that is caused by conditions that severely restrict blood flow to the eye, such as severe diabetic retinopathy. Cannabis compounds have also been shown to reduce intra-ocular pressure (the fluid pressure within the eye) considerably in people with glaucoma. Furthermore, the eyes can suffer problems leaving them less sensitive to changes in light.

Promise for the future

As we see more and more states and countries legalizing medical marijuana, we are going to find more patients with diabetes be given options alternative to harmful pharmaceutical drugs which are the most widely prescribed treatment for symptoms associated with diabetes. While medical research has shed new light on the usefulness of cannabis for diabetics, it’s expected that we will uncover more and more evidence to back its use in healthcare.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


"Yes, I love Daddy" Genevieve's life forever changed by Cannabis

She stole my heart, she calls me Daddy:

Life with Genevieve has always been filled with love and so many happy times, it’s been an incredible journey I’m so happy to continue. Many in the world of Autism or with a child that has a developmental delay or with special needs would beg to differ in that this lifestyle is ‘the best in the world’. But, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Many times Anne Mari are up late at night/all night with her and many times things we’d like to do become very secondary due to her needs, but isn’t that the way it is with all kids? Why do people have to look at children such as Genevieve as ‘delayed’ and ‘difficult’ when kids with no disability at all can be a handful – getting in trouble quite often, lack manners or respect, desire to succeed, and have so much to say that’s hardly intelligible with new slang coming out by the day that many parents would pay for a mute button if at all possible! I type that as I laugh, knowing that as much as our kids can be overwhelming in one way they can also overwhelm us with love – and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a disabled child or not – Love is Love. I got the greeting of a lifetime after missing my girls so much while on the road.

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The love a children show can bring you to your knees in tears. Genevieve did that just last night. After being gone for 10 days I returned knowing that she was very happy watching video’s of her laughing away and smiling as her mom spoke of Daddy coming home. Often I wonder who it’s more difficult on when we are apart. The young teen that people think has no cognition of what’s going on or the adult that’s been alive for a half century that knows exactly what’s going on. By far, this child misses her daddy far more than any ‘Autism Expert’ would like to admit. As she came to greet me her Mom asked her “Did you miss Daddy” a hard head nod followed, I told her I loved her and kissed the side of her temple asking her “Do you love Daddy” – I didn’t expect a response as we’ve never gone into asking her about whether she loves anyone, it’s not generally an emotion displayed by the severely autistic. “Des” she vocalized with a head nod that was so intense. “Of course I love him” was how I interpreted it. Without a doubt it was one of those times in the world of special kids like her, or with any child for that matter, when you break out the Kleenex. Kids show the purest form of love there is, and to have it coming from a ‘non verbal’ severely autistic child? Wow, a moment I’ll never forget. Never…

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Generally we don’t see anywhere near that much empathy in severely autistic children. Genevieve also has Severe Intractable Epilepsy and as many know, like her Daddy, she uses Cannabis Oils for medicine. But she does vary from me quite a bit in that medication protocol. Unlike myself, Genevieve has been fully weaned off of ALL pharmaceuticals! These are exciting times as the beautiful and amazing Cannabis plant and it’s extracts relieve many of the necessity to use pharmaceuticals. We all know the risks but many aren’t aware that a vast majority of Rx Medications are known to be carcinogenic aka they cause Cancer. This isn’t a theory, it’s a proven fact as many are listed under the state of California’s well-known ‘prop 65 items known to the state to cause cancer’. Many other states have similar lists and laws that require signage at locations that carry any items known to cause cancer – except pharmacies. Why would they be excluded? A question I ask often but there’s never a reasonable answer.

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Back to Autism and Genevieve, her love is so intense. She’ll show us quickly who’s good and who’s not. It’s intense how she’ll literally show us who she wants to be around by how she’ll perform tasks and get her work done. What’s really intense is she seems to know who’s got the dark past and who doesn’t, and quickly. Children with Autism and adults as well are often discounted by society when indeed they are the masters of it! I know many people but I rarely hear from the Autistic adults I know in regards to who said what or who’s doing what, more so I’ll hear pertinent details of who, what, why, when, and where. It’s much easier to get the facts and straight up answers. Of course this is the high functioning crowd that many aren’t even aware are on the Autism Spectrum unless they let them know. With the younger more severe kids and adults, many especially at Genevieve’s find great difficulties in the ability to understand why others do what they do or even care, seemingly much more of a challenge to reach outside of self, after all that’s exactly what the word means. In ancient Greece the word ‘autos’ means self. Then in the late 1700’s the ‘ism’ was added which has a definition of: ‘a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement’. It’s hard to look at the two words that create Autism and see a disability, rather I see many abilities that others do not and will never have.

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Genevieve continues to make progress and continues to turn the heads of those that did not believe Cannabis Oils would change her life or any others. She continues to be the face of change and has no care in the world about the who, what, where, when or why – she’ll leave that to us folks that over think things. We’re always worried about tomorrow and thinking of yesterday but for Genevieve it’s the here and now always. She’s taught me the biggest lesson in the world and that’s live for the day. We both have Epilepsy so I can use the words “Seize every moment you can of happiness and joy” without someone getting offended – we both use Cannabis oil and cannabinoid protocols to make sure those are moments of joy and not moments in the hospital!

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I still can’t believe how boldly she declared she loves her Daddy. She already had my heart.. I’d do anything to make her life better, and I’m working hard on that now. My goal? To buy her a carousel. Yes, the entire ride and a place to house it. I like to think small and work up to something bigger – like an amusement park just for her and other kids with Autism totally catered to their specific needs and not to the world abound that has all the places in the world to go to… We need to concentrate on those that need help and forget about what we personally need or want. Just leave yourself, there’s a certain freedom in that.

Thank you for reading,

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Activist. But mostly? Genevieve’s Daddy

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Hidden Carcinogens: Pharmaceutical Medications Cause Cancer?

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

Why are Prescription Drugs listed on California’s “Item’s known to the state to cause cancer” Proposition 65 list yet there are no warnings in pharmacies similar to those we see at gas stations? Why is Big Pharma allowed to sell carcinogens and Big Tobacco isn’t?

In our sometimes chaotic and busy lives often we’re, at times, warned about things that are known to cause cancer. In department stores some items have notices that quote laws such as California’s Proposition 65 which requires all items upon a state list to be labeled as such. Gas stations have big warning signs. Yet the only place we see this warning in the medical industry is near the X-ray department. One item just about every person will take at some point in life if not daily – prescription medications are in the spotlight and not in a good way once again. Never has a doctor warned me that one of the medications I take could cause cancer and is known to – yet they prescribe them anyway.

Since the 1986 passage of the voter approved proposition, just about everyone has seen the signs “Items known to the state of California to cause cancer” in just about every retail store imaginable as well as next to Gas pumps. When in Walgreen’s Pharmacy just days ago filling a prescription this subject was really troubling me. I was about to try some low dose aspirin since I quit Lipitor after finding out that it was the blame for a recent recurrence of a not yet specified Lymphoma – Likely Non Hodgkin’s once again. Since I had been reading up on carcinogenic effects of pharmaceuticals and had the Prop.65 watch list on my cell phone I pulled up Aspirin to see what the scientists within the states had to say – surely aspirin couldn’t be listed. The American Heart Association estimates over 60 million Americans use low dose aspirin – it’s gotta be safe. So away I went and did my due diligence searching and what did I find?https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/ – a website everyone across the globe should keep.

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Wow, since 1990 the State of California has listed Aspirin as a known carcinogen – yes, that means it can and does cause cancer. Without the studies to prove this beyond any doubt, no item is ever listed due to liability alone. The state knows they can’t be sued because they know Aspirin causes cancer – “Female Reproductive Toxicity” and “Developmental Toxicity”. So, we’ve been down a path to give our infants and elders an over the counter drug known to cause cancer hidden behind a very deceiving label – especially for those with heart conditions that didn’t know they were picking between two evils.

But it got worse that day. As I waited for the one strong medicine I still take as a combo for PTSD, Seizure Control, and chronic anxiety – a medication I’ve taken since the 1995 life changing racing wreck. A benzodiazepine that’s been around for eons – Diazepam. We live in a world where stress is prevalent and anxiety runs a muck – the number of people on Benzodiazepines is estimated at over 68 million in the United States alone according to JAMA – the Journal of the American Medical Association. ‘Maybe there’s a problem with that too’ I thought to myself – so I looked. Not only did I find Diazepam by name, but shockingly this very progressive state’s scientists have declared ALL Benzo’s cause cancer. Take a look for yourself:

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In the fight against Cancer that’s gone on personally for the last 2 years, the last thing I wanted to think was that one of the few medications I take would do this. Over 4 dozen pills per day have been discontinued for over 3 yrs. now – but those few I still take are indeed carcinogens. Thinking that the medication that supposedly ‘saves my life’ is no different than smoking 3 packs of cigarettes per day is sickening to say the least. The whole thought of cancer again is so absurd with Cannabis in oil and other forms used daily it seemed completely out of the question that I’d have another problem. Little did I know I was being prescribed not one, but 3 of the 4 medications I still take nowadays fell upon the list – could my doctor in California be violating the law and prescribing me cancer causing pills while I’m in remission? That seemed to be totally out of the question. A good doctor that’s very caring would never do this. But, in their busy schedules do they even know? I know I do.

High fevers came back with a vengeance about 8 months ago. A short while ago lymph nodes swelled globally. It’s been a couple months and they’re still swelling and releasing across the body. The only thing I could look at as a culprit was a statin cholesterol drug, so I thought. Since the labs have been good I saw no reason to continue. After 4 years of it so I stopped use and started researching. What I found is that many of us are consuming cancer causing items daily thinking it’s our medicine – never at all warned of this easy to access knowledge by doctors in charge of our healthcare, our future, our lives. The once popular family doctor has been replaced by a healthcare system that for the most place thrives on money, not our future but rather on their own. We no longer can go to the doctor to get the valuable information we need to survive – most of us that are ‘awake’ now research and network to gain the truth. (originally written in August, since then REMISSION declared again thanks to MCT Mix and Awesome Mike’s Medicine concentrate)

Why aren’t doctors required to inform patients of side effects? Why are patients expected to read pamphlets intended for those with medical educations to read? Why are doctors giving people drugs known to cause cancer and then profiting off of the cancer? Why are most doctors ignorant about cannabis and it’s benefits – that’s simple – if you’re well they make zero.

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Some may question those of us that decide to choose cannabis as medicine for ourselves or our family members we care for. I believe those that have educated themselves on the Endocannabinoid System, which does not include the vast majority of doctors, are aware that pharmaceuticals dull in comparison for that reason alone. Those of us that want to go a step further and gain organic clean cannabis definitely understand that there’s no way to know what’s in a pill and with no doubt it’s one heck of a synthetic way to go. There’s absolutely nothing natural about a doctor writing a prescription for a drug. While understanding that some may need pharmaceutical medication for survival it’s also well understood over prescribing of medication is commonplace and is what caused a relapse of cancer for me – so without a doubt it’s a huge concern.

Side effects of pharmaceuticals seem bad enough from the TV Ads, but Cancer? I use cannabis to kill cancer cells without side effects that kill me. But my doctor failed to tell me about a drug that can? Yes, she did and yours may have as well so please read on. I don’t believe that ALL pharmaceuticals cause cancer – but I do believe the research that proves Rx medications were given to me, you, and our kids/parents/family/friends with full knowledge that it could cause cancer and much more – I’ve came to the conclusion that they’re all evil – just to what degree is the question. One thing for sure – after a couple decades my body is certainly addicted to items known to the state of California to cause cancer. Sadly my pharmacy doesn’t post the sign like gas stations and stores have to

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I personally don’t watch much mainstream T.V. – for the most part because I’m busy with life. When I do make the decision to escape our current reality for the many non reality shows on television I’m amazed at the pharmaceutical ads. First comes the beautiful new natural life based on a synthetic product. The the dreaded list of side effects, and when they do present the possible adverse effects indirection is the tactic. Without a doubt I know that Prostate Cancer is caused by the use of Statin Drugs. Sadly I’m likely walking proof with that area of my body inflamed and lymph nodes swelled all about. Thanks doc, who also didn’t tell me risk for diabetes and Alzheimer’s triple with the use of those same ‘innocent’ drugs which dietary change and Coconut MCT or other healthy oils can replace for all but cardiac patients. So, let’s look at others.

Hormone replacement therapy, known as HRT, is the most controversial medications in this manner. Estrogen can promote uterine as well as breast cancer. Tens of millions of women have been directed to use HRT to ease symptoms of menopause. How many have developed cancer because of this treatment is unknown. The FDA does not report that number, only the following warning: “The FDA has asked that all labels on estrogen and estrogen-progestin replacement therapy be revised to carry a boxed warning, stating the increased risks for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer – Jan 8, 2003″. Is this a conspiracy theory – of course not. It’s fact. Our government approves medications that they know will cause more illnesses – even death. Why? It’s profitable. I know – sickening to say the least. Targeting children and the elderly seems to be the name of the game. We all know that menopause is natural and will come no matter what to all women that live to that point in life – to give people carcinogens as a medicine to ‘ease the symptoms’ seems like more of a way to make sure there’s a future patient to me.

Nowhere does the F.D.A. require a doctor to tell a patient of this warning or any others on prescription drugs that are given. A given percentage of our population still fears cannabis but readily grasps at pill bottles without the basic knowledge that what they are taking is far more unknown than a plant with thousands of years of history as medicine. The first pill came about in the U.S. far after Cannabis grew here. In the Midwest the Cannabis plant is protected as ‘Native to the land’ and is illegal to pick along roadsides. There are no pills native to the land. But in the 1800’s the history of pills began here. Before pills Big Pharma made Cannabis Tinctures like the one show below that most have seen or have knowledge of. Big Pharma was Big Cannabis/Hemp before prohibition and are now looking to take that place again with synthetics.

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Above is the work of Eli Lilly – how many people know the name but not the history? Quick lesson: Pfizer was founded in 1849 by two German immigrants who made a fortune on pain killers in the Civil War. A young cavalry commander named Colonel Eli Lilly was serving in Union Army who Pfizer was supplying. A trained pharmaceutical chemist, Lilly was an industrialist who after his military career set up a pharmaceutical business in 1876. There’s not many people in this country who don’t take medication from one of those two companies still today. Let’s look back to the very deceiving drugs that doctors don’t tell us about.

Let’s take a look at more statistics and information on prescription drugs we all should be very aware of. According to the FDA and Pub Med studies:

-Heartburn medicine omeprazole (Prilosec) causes abnormal cell growth and stomach tumors (carcinoids) in rats.

-Spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone) is a blood pressure medicine that is sometimes prescribed for hormonal imbalances and facial hair growth in women. It causes tumors in rats.

-Parents of children with eczema have been worried by reports that the prescription topical skin treatments, Elidel cream and Protopic ointment, are associated with lymphoma and skin cancer. The FDA has warned against using these drugs in children under two years of age. It also states that, “The long term safety of Elidel and Protopic are unknown.”

– Rheumatoid arthritis injections Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira and Remicade. These very expensive bio-tech drugs have revolutionized the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Last summer the FDA announced that it was investigating an association between these medications and the development of lymphoma or other cancers.

-Another hugely controversial cancer connection has to do with cholesterol-lowering drugs. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jan. 3, 1996) warned over two decades ago that, “All members of the two most popular classes of lipid-lowering drugs (the fibrates and the statins) cause cancer in rodents, in some cases at levels of animal exposure close to those prescribed to humans.” Two years of fighting dual lymphoma’s only to find out that i was once again too ignorant and trusted a doctor.

-ARB’s or Blood Pressure medications primarily have also been a known culprit. A study reported a significantly increased risk of fatal cancers in patients receiving the ARB candesartan. Again, it’s people that already have serious medical issues that are being given medication that gives them more – at least most of the time. Others simply take aspirin to stop a headache and have no clue scientists had to list it almost 2 decades ago as a carcinogen yet the public is unaware.

Now let’s get informed! Why have so many changed to Cannabis?

  • 63.6% of antidepressants are associated with carcinogenicity, specifically mirtazapine, sertraline, paroxetine, citalopram and escitalopram, duloxetine and bupropion.
  • 90% of antipsychotics agents are associated with carcinogenicity. All agents were associated with carcinogenicity except clozapine.
  • 70% of benzodiazepines/hypnotics are associated with carcinogenicity, specifically clonazepam, zolpidem, zaleplon, diazepam, eszopiclone, oxazepam and midazolam.
  • 25% amphetamines/stimulants are associated with carcinogenicity, with methylphenidate specifially associated.
  • 85.7% of anti-convulsants (also used as “mood stabilizers”) are associated with carcinogenicity. The only agent not associated with carcinogenicity was lamotrigine. Specific agents associated with carcinogenicity: valproate, carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, topromate.
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  • Take this information for what it is – information that could change your life. It definitely is changing mine as I once again take up the warrior spirit to battle what I now know was brought on by my lack of attention. We all need to pay better attention to what’s going on and make sure on our own that our health is intact. No doctor will do this that I know of – even the best are pretty consumed in what they’re doing. All patients need to be their number one caregiver if at all possible. It’s on us to learn the most we can and apply that knowledge.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Genevieve's Journey: Cannabis Beats The Seizures & Combats Autism

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

Watching My Daughter Thrive With Cannabis - A Miracle Everyday:

Many have watched on social media over the years as Genevieve, located in Santa Barbara California, has continued to make progress from the day she was discovered in the large compassion program I used to direct. A frantic call from her mom led to her becoming a recipient of gifted cannabis and CBD oils. At that time we gave away to hundreds every month, it was far before the regulations of Proposition 64 which put a damper on the gifting of Cannabis within the state. But Genevieve has had an effect on so many that the fight for compassion is still on with our State's Governor recently vetoing a bill that would allow the gift of life once again.

In the cover photo for this story she's walking along - nearly 1/2 mile away from home in a journey to get a Slurpee at a convenience store. It's not often we get a photo of the 3 of us together, but thankfully her therapist was with us and grabbed this shot! Walking around with Genevieve knowing that the oil that was initially brought that day, 2.5 years ago when our family was unknowingly created, has changed her life in such an intense manner continues to send chills down my spine by the day. Every step she takes with grace has me thanking my maker above. This plant has brought her from a place in which she was trapped in the world of Autism and seizing with sever Epilepsy dozens of times per day. Her life was surrounded by hospital stays, Rx medications that didn't work, therapists that had no answers, and a family that didn't know what to do. Then mom gave me a call... normally my notifications and phone ringers are on silent. That night, they were not and fate stepped into play. The Cannabis Love Story in the following link will warm your heart and go into detail about all of that! Click & Read now: The Cannabis Love Story

Every single day it seems that we get a report of a new word being used or she'll do something new. When she see's her Nana she'll grab a brush and stroke at her hair, as she knows that her gramma will come over and take her for a ride but only after her hair is brushed! So many little things like that add up to a really huge gain in development. When I met my 'client' who at the time was both for special education matters and for Cannabis oils, she was so absent from this world. Seizing, she needed oil on the spot, but still as she came out of it and showed that she was 'better' to her mom - my excitement didn't build until the following day when she verbalized "Momma" - a word that Anne Mari, now my fiance, hadn't heard in years.

The plant is simply amazing - it changes lives in ways that are so intense and saves so many people from prescription drug addiction and even death. I'm one of them. From Cancer to severe Epilepsy and so much more - Cannabis has been the answer. A simple seed turns into such a beautiful living part of the world and then that tree is harvested into so many different products that change the lives of the human race.

I'm in America where we watch the legalization in places like Canada and shake our heads. How possibly can we keep nature illegal while we watch pharmaceutical companies sell it as medicine? How long will the populous sit back and watch a government care so little about the people - about innocent kids like Genevieve? Not long - the average patient seems more educated than the average doctor. The average lawmaker doesn't even know the laws and the average officer of the law in California is even more confused about what's legal and what's not.

One thing is for sure - change is inevitable. Without it we won't see more Genevieve's walking around - we'll see them in wheelchairs and at clinics waiting for pharmaceuticals that cost a lot of money given to attempt to do what the plant easily does. For Genevieve - she's 100% free of all of them. For me? I was once prescribed over 60 pills a day, that number is under 10% of what it used to be. Our healthcare systems are not designed to treat kids like Genevieve or adults like myself - they're designed to make money.

It's time 'we the people' step up and speak out - we all can and should be heard on this issue as it's our lives and our rights. Cannabis is Medicine and should be considered an herb just as it is - there's no reason to even regulate it let alone prohibit it!

Free the weed and free kids like Genevieve to have an awesome future!

Mike Robinson


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  • From Michael Joseph

    Thank you, Mike, for sharing your daughters journey. Happy to see cannabis has provided Genevieve relief. Truly a remarkable outcome thus far.

Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Cannabis Touches My Soul Deeply as it Beats Cancer Again

Having Severe Epilepsy control my life was brutal - for 18 years after a very brutal wreck on the Winston West/Nascar SW Tour I seized just about everywhere I went. It controlled my life even more than the nearly 50 pills a day I used to take for seizures. Today? I'll take 3 pills total for that. Before Cannabis it was 62 pills a day total prescribed for all of the different health issues I had, now it's 6. 91% Reduction over the past 5.5 years. Incredible simply isn't the word for how much this plant touches my soul and heals my body. Having Cancer again? I won't lie - it's scary. This time it's Multiple Myeloma - a blood cancer that's much like Leukemia, but rests in the marrow. I've entered a study for stem cell transplants in Kern County, Ca. (just in case).

Running a very extensive compassion program for years showed me how extracts and the actual plant itself will quickly change the lives of people suffering from so many ailments it's impossible to even list them all. One month I tracked over 450 patients that were treated with 100% Free compassion oils. Those days have disappeared as the recreational law in California prohibited the gifting of cannabis oil - trading the lives of the sick off for profits for the rich and taxes for the state. That does not touch my soul positively at all - it makes me question the values of people that vote without reading exactly what they're voting for. It makes me wonder what type of world we actually live in and what will be left for kids like our precious Genevieve when we're gone.

Will we move forward in the Cannabis Industry like all others? Will we see it transform from something new like what Henry Ford brought to the world in Automobiles or will we see this fast transformation into used car salesman personalities coming from those that were once part of a subculture of pure love. After all - the hippies started this movement. People like my biological mom who was deep in the streets back in the 60's talking it up about how Marijuana is medicine. She's gone and so are most of the values her people brought to the movement - now it's up to all of us.

Will we let the plant touch peoples souls or will we be the generation that turns the love of the plant into the love of money and forget the sick people? So far it doesn't look too good for the many that can't afford products so many are mass producing and NOT giving away - remember when you give the gift of life it will likely come back your way. Karma is something very real - build and create your own by touching someone's soul today.

Give it up - it's not that hard to give, it's actually a gift to yourself!

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Founder Global Cannabinoid Research Center & Former Director of The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Mary's Story: Overcoming Epilepsy With Cannabis

A Patient’s Story Of The Search For The Right Cannabis Combo for Stopping Seizures:

Mary has been a big smile on a cell phone screen for quite some time. Battling Epilepsy she still continues to smile and send positive messages across the net. She's been a friend on social media for several years that came to me over a year ago in search of the right CBD and boy it's been a search! From brand names to now being able to create her own full spectrum mix of Cannabinoids, Mary has learned how to treat herself and diminish the use of Rx medications that simply didn't work for her. Here's her tale of what life has brought her and how she's handled it:

“At age 5 I was a typical kid just odd because I was born on my Grandma Ruth’s birthday. When I was 6 I had my first awake seizure and that answered the question of why I would occasionally let out a scream in my bedroom but when my dad, (a night owl), came to my room I would be sleeping again. I had nocturnal seizures to start.

I went to doctor after doctor and took Phenobarb, Mysoline, Tegratol, Depakote, Dilantin, Lamictal, Felbamate, Gabapentin, and more as they came out. One was toxic in my blood. Another made me so tired they gave me uppers to go with the medication just so I could function in grade school. They mixed these medications by 2s and at times 3s. Double or triple therapy and each time it mixed up my mind and felt so scary. I was 6,7,8, and it continued into my teens. The doctors calling me idiopathic and giving me yet another blood test and scrambling my brain and body to attempt to stop my seizures. I made it through high school with seizures happening in classes at times. I called them interruptions in my mind and never used them for an excuse. I applied and was accepted at a university because of my high grade point average.

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At 35 I found an Epileptoligist that did many MRI’s and EEG’s she told me to get a genetic test because of a skin discoloration and the calcification on the scans.They were 2 markers for a genetic mutation that can cause seizures. After so many years wondering why. Looking at my parents and 2 brothers being the only one with this health issue. Test results were that I have a mutation called TSC 2 Tuberous sclerosis Complex 2. My case was just so mild the past doctors had never seen it manifested like me. (Below is an MRI of what this diagnosis looks like in the brain)

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Wow, this already is such a story of overcoming. I asked mary about surgery that she's had in the past that still did not stop the seizures and she told me all about it. It's not at all uncommon for someone with Epilepsy to have brain surgery and still continue seizing and needing medication. Surprisingly, only about 60% of surgeries end in success with no further seizures. "I had a right temporal lobe resection and hippocampus removal March 24 2014 I was 36 years old and 12 units from a M.A. at University of the Pacific. After the surgery I have not had any day seizures. Yet I can’t seem to go 5 months without a nocturnal one. The doctor prescribed Onfi, it did not help because I still had the break through seizure. I stopped that medication. I was scared because there was nothing to do but take more pills and I just wanted normalcy. Something I wanted my entire life."

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Mary went on to share even more of her story: "I have been experimenting with CBD for a few years now. My little brother gave me something called Jayden’s juice. High CBD cannibis drops. I started with a few. I got Charlotte’s Web CBD oil to try afterwards because it had a similar make up as the Jayden’s juice and seemed to be a good price. When the next seizure came instead of 10 minutes it only lasted 3 minutes. I even used the drops when I felt unusual or scared like maybe one might come on and letting the drops absorb under my tongue instantly made me feel normal. I listened in on Mike Robinson’s canna-talks online on Face Book, and I heard about products formulated specifically for seizures. Nothing comes as 100% but the high CBD I had in the past was at least making the break throughs tolerable and smaller so since the stuff that had Epilepsy in mind during formulation I thought it should be even better and it. I know that just like with medication everyone is different so I would have to find my best mix.

"I just turned 40 and I have been nearly seizure free for 8 months now. I had a big seizure in public for the first time in years a few days ago, Cannabis is excellent medicine but it’s not a cure. We all still have epilepsy but we have medicine that works now. That was the longest I have gone nearly seizure free since my surgery in 2014 and I have managed a reduction in my Dilantin by almost half. It's been nearly 8 months."

"Mike, I am so thankful that I met you and found out about Cannabis. Spreading awareness that there is another way to go is so important. I mean something besides the medications that have the effects of scaring you or putting you into a seizure like one did me. They all scramble your mind and nature is the way to go. You just have to try and keep trying and remember Love Wins."

My Response:

Mary, I have these questions 1.) How did you first learn about cannabis as medicine? 2.) What advice do you want to give to those who have epilepsy not using cannabis or CBD? 3) Did labels on products confuse you? What about all these strains?

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Mary’s answers:

1.) My brothers first heard of cannabis as medicine. They saw me doing all I could to stop the seizures and be “me”. They knew meds and seizures and even just the break throughs were enough to mess me up for months. I would stop eating and stop sleeping and get H pylori and ulcers and be very very sick for a long time. I needed something. Not a pill and I already had part of my brain removed.

2.) My advice to people that have seizures or kids with seizures is to try diets and try cannabis. The doctors are only trained in medications and they are the easy band-aid. They may help but there is more available to try. The Ketogenic diet does help if not work to stop seizures for some but most doctors will not tell you because the assume most patients will not do it the correct way and you have to be very strict. There are herbs and supplements that also help the brain. I had to study and the many doctors I have had have yet to mention them. I know that I would do anything to stop seizures so these are not off the table for me. Just keep trying and find what works for your brain.

3.) Labels did confuse me but I went for high CBD product with very low THC because in high school I smoked weed and got paranoid because of the THC. When everyone else was laughing, I was just wishing the high would be over. I hated the high feeling and it scared me a lot. I always listened to my brothers and I listened to Mike Robinson on amounts of what could be watered down. He would mention these topics on Facebook. These talks were very valuable to me. I learned a lot about cannabis from Mikes Facebook Chats.

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(A very high in CBD Cannabis plant growing - so beautiful!)

From Mary herself… her story is amazing. Cannabis wins!

She's continued to fight the battle against Epilepsy by learning how to create her own medicine. Becoming self sustaining was of the utmost importance to Mary and due to that she's managed to continue to have very awesome results. "I've got my life back, thank you so much" she told me in a recent communication. We've met and created infusions together and now she does so on her own. It's always a huge victory in my heart to know that a patient that once relied on a pile of pills now finds relief in the plant. Every last one of us with knowledge on how to heal, in my hopes and dreams, will be teaching others to do the same.

Thank you,

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Research Analyst, and Former Director of Communications, The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Evan: How I'm beating ADD/ADHD with Cannabis

Before The Plant It Was Doctors Daily, Now - It's Freedom!

Evan tells his story so well, it's similar to so many I've had the privilege to publish. Much like myself, Evan got caught up in the prescription drug trap that millions of us have been in or are in right this moment. We end up taking medications based on a doctors prescription and then believe that we should continue as it is what has 'been ordered'. Health is what Cannabis orders, in a recent conversation with Evan he fully agreed with that. "Pharmaceuticals nearly destroyed my life" he shared with me. He shares an intense story of how Cannabis has set him free from a lifetime of labels and pills. Truly a miracle in itself, the plant has changed his life from frowns and sad days to happiness and a life no longer challenged with the continual side effects of continual Rx drug intake. Evan, like so many others, proves the point that I personally just proved on my own. Cannabis, without a doubt, can replace prescription pain medication and so much more.

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“My story is long! It started over 20 years ago as a nine year old with every learning disability that the doctors knew about from anger issues to socially awkward. School was horrible and scary and felt like everyday was the first day. I survived by using humor as a crutch. It seemed like most found me to be funny, but it was from a dark place even at a young age. What does one do when the laughter stops? I’ve never really fit in other then being a class clown. Never had a best friend, was always the side kick. In the early 90s after being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and more, I was sent away to a school in Connecticut as my issues were too deep. Socially I thrived at this point, but my grades where failing. I wanted to fit in. I was always the awkward kid from a distance who cared more about everyone else’s issues rather than my own. I never took care of myself.”

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“I was there for 7 years and in the 7th grade they told me that all my friends would graduate except for me that year. I clowned my and became popular but didn’t realize that at a school what I was doing wouldn’t matter much to new kids. I had a few options, but mostly I knew I had to crack down and work hard. I clowned for the year but I also focused really hard which is something that comes hard for me. I can read a full page or even a sentence and not understand one word. I mix stuff up, I read the same lines 20 times while thinking I just read it once. I can’t read aloud. While at this school I learned about methods to get me through these issues. Sports helped with aggression, though the medications they had me on made my aggression worse. These pills they gave me stole my appetite, they made me angry, gave me headaches, hurt my stomach and I tried everything not to take them. There was no option back then for me to use cannabis in anyway, not even a cannabis tincture or oil.”

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“Throughout my whole life I have had other medical issues. My teeth being the worst. My gums are too weak to hold my teeth and therefore I have metal bolts and multiple false teeth. Cannabis helps me with pain. When I was a little kid, a baby tooth became infused into my jaw bone and my adult tooth was pushing under it making my whole jaw be injured. It took 3 doctors over 2 days to remove the baby tooth so the adult one could come in. They operated on my gums and bones and had gave me well over 100 shots of novacain. It had a bad effect on me that lasted awhile. Then I got braces and my mouth rejected them. Dental issues are painful, but Cannabis in many ways helps. By using Cannabis I've avoided addiction to pain medication.”

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(Evan loves to use Cannabis vape pens, they come in various strains)

"Back then as a kid and most of my life I just wanted to be alone. I hated boarding school. I didn’t like the way everyone treated each other. I came from a sheltered school where bullies didnt exist and now I was being targeted by them. I reverted back to my humor but to most I was just a goofy loser with issues. No one laughed and I felt as if had no place. The one thing I had was gone and I needed to learn to survive once again. I’ve always had a huge heart and care about others more than myself at times. At my old school I helped friends get what they needed. But once at the new one, I was alone. Four of my friends moved with me through school, I would watch them succeed as I failed. When I think back to this it’s depressing, but Cannabis has changed how I feel about myself. It’s given me hope, it stops my mind from racing with thoughts I shouldn’t have and don’t need.”

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“6 years later, now 18 and about to graduate public high school. I didn’t thrive there either but it was such a big school I could blend in. My health got worse. Put my mental issues to the side at this point my stomach issue and ulsers began to get worse. I was stressing myself out to the point where I lost weight, couldn’t eat sleep and nobody knew what to do. Two weeks before college, Lynn university Boca Raton Florida, I was forced to remove my wisdom teeth.Though I smoked cannabis in high school I knew nothing of its medical value. During the wisdom teeth surgery I was not tested for allergies nor did we know how strong the meds would be with my other medications. Long story short. My kidneys began to fail after an overdose. I sent two weeks in the hospital with two I.V drips in both arms and could hardly walk. When I finally got out they gave me a pill plan of 20 pills a day for a year and I would be better. That didn’t happen, I got worse.”

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“I was sick and needed help, I had enough of the pharmaceuticals. I talked to friends and in doing so learned that a buddy from high school had moved to California to study medical cannabis and run a small 4 person farm in Santa Cruz. He needed a test dummy and I needed a new life. It was 2009. I could not have driven out there from New York fast enough. On the farm they took care of me, they showed me how to live a new life. I had never been taken care of like that. With my kidney issues I always have back pain, the CBD tincture took that away in seconds. They showed me how to cultivate. They gave me a new diet and my stomach issues went from a level 8 pain with no ability to eat to a level 3 with a desire to eat. They helped my get in shape. They helped me clear my mind. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was actually wanted. They tested and tested me gave me a job in the dry barn to sort and identify flop buds. I was also a tester and wrote reviews for the website.”

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“I worked so hard to get better and through oils and a healthy diet I am now a functioning human, still with pain and issues but at least I understand those issues. My passion is at the top. They saw that and got me a job at a dispensary. That’s where my life changed back to what I had as the popular funny kid. Personally popular no, but to go to work every day and have people tell you that you just changed their lives, that’s all I needed. People relied on me for once. I spent years studying the different forms of cannabis and have made most products. For me I always preferred oils and tinctures. I got a job doing strain identification and worked directly with patients and their doctors to find the right strain and method to help many conditions.”

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“After years of helping others get meds, I felt the need to come home to N.Y. to help legalize medical cannabis. I miss California. A lot of my old issues are back. Despite that I stay possible and try to spread the word of what cannabis has done for me.”

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It’s a bridge to a gap. When my throat is swollen, and I can’t eat or drink, it’s cannabis that reduces the swelling and inflammation. When my buddy got in a car crash, it was cannabis that helped reduce the ocular pressure above his eye, cannabis saved his sight. When my cousin had cancer, it was cannabis that made treatments easier. When I had 3 knew surgeries, it was cannabis that helped me through rehab. Cannabis helps blood flow and circulation. I can’t even take an Advil without feeling it go through my viens. It was cannabis that gave me hope. It was cannabis that helped my friend’s seizures when his medications were too strong. It was cannabis that stopped my depression. It was cannabis that helped me stop drinking and smoking cigarettes. Cannabis has given me non judgemental friends who understand me. I met my fiance through my work with cannabis. I have a life now because of the people in this industry and because of what this natural plant can do.”

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(Above photo: Mike's Medicine Strain by Tim Fratto)

“I won’t bash doctors and say just switch to cannabis. Don’t do that. What I can say is it saved me. I’m one person, but it saved my life and has given me the responsibility to help save others. When people get home from work stressed out, most reach for alcohol. A drug itself that causes more issues then it solves but for some reason the world allows it while condemning something that does the opposite. We have come so far and this negative stigma about cannabis needs to stop. We need to educate the world as cannabis is the safest drug on the market yet those that use it are potheads while those that go to the pharmacy once a week to get 20 pills for 3 issues are normal.”

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“People die every day in car crashes and many are related to alcohol, yet a DWI doesn’t stop people from drinking and driving. Those guys get to drive again, while people like me who promote cannabis are treated like criminals and are overpopulating prisons that we the tax payers have to pay for. I’d rather pay taxes to get sick people cannabis."

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“Thanks for the time, I have more but I’ll end here. In two years I plan to head back to Santa Cruz to work on the farm again. In 2010, my mentor won the emerald cup, my goal is to accomplish the same goal by 2020. I have more to learn and more to preach. Keep fighting for people like me. We love you for this fight and we pray that we win. One love cannabis is life!”

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Evan told his story so well I felt no need to add that much. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Without a doubt he’s a walking talking cannabis victory!

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Anti-Anxiety Cannabis Milk: 5 Things You Should Know

Anxiety disorders are a very real and sometimes life crippling illness. An estimated 5% of the Canadian household population suffers from some form of anxiety disorder. The standard treatment for anxiety disorders usually involves a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs that have a variety of adverse effects. Research into the medical benefits of Cannabis has opened up new forms of treatment for anxiety sufferers. We wanted to look into a new trending anxiety elixir known as cannabis milk.

Here are 5 things you should know about it:

1. It Can be Dairy or Dairy Free

There are many home recipes for creating cannabis milk by bringing your favourite dairy products and cannabis (a high CBD strain) to a slow boil.

Rawligion has stepped up the DIY game and gone to market with their own organic all natural cannabis (CBD) Milk. RELAX Mylk as it is appropriately called is actually made from a combination of hemp seeds, cashews, coconut oil, dates, vanilla and CBD oil. The “milk” is handmade, dairy-free and gluten-free. The flavouring of this all natural drink has been likened to Almond Milk with more earthy undertones of flavour.

2. CBD is the active ingredient that may help anxiety.

CBD is a very special cannabinoid that is derived from cannabis which is peaking a lot of curiosity. Until recently, much of the research that’s been done for cannabis products have been looking at the use of marijuana and not CBD as a stand-alone compound. A few studies have shownthat CBD has made participants with anxiety disorders feel better, one of which showed that it changed the way the brain responded to anxiety altogether.

3. It's believed to be a better alternative to pharmaceutical drugs

Have you ever seen the commercials for pharmaceutical drugs like anxiety and depression? The ones where they say you'll feel better but you may experience some side effects? Then they rattle off an incoherent number of negative side effects that make you begin to question if the drug is even worth taking. This is often the reality of taking pharmaceutical drugs for anxiety disorders. They have the benefit of masking the symptoms, but there is potential for a large number of negative side effects.

Common side effects of anti-anxiety drugs are:


  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Memory Problems
  • Confusion
  • Upset Stomach
  • Increased saliva
  • Frequent urination
  • Headache and blurred vision
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Changes in sex drive/ability



In comparison, common side effects of CBD are:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Slight drop in blood pressure

In this case, the positive benefits outweigh any negatives, and as such, there is an increasing interest in using Cannabis Milk to treat symptoms of anxiety.

4. You don't get high from drinking CBD Cannabis Milk

Because the active healing agent in Cannabis Milk is CBD and not THC there is no risk of getting high. In Cannabis, psychoactive agents are what produce a high. The Cannabinoid CBD does not contain any psychoactive agents, allowing consumers to reap the medical benefits of cannabis without the risk of getting high.

5. There are risks

Although CBD has been identified as a great method of treating anxiety disorders, please note that in a small number of patients it actually magnified the symptoms. Making it a trigger, as opposed to being a healer.

So what's JADEO’s verdict on cannabis milk? It appears to be a practical treatment option for some anxiety sufferers who enjoy drinking dairy or nut milks, but with each person’s unique physiology, it may not be a solution for all. You should definitely consult your doctor to discuss whether this is a viable treatment option for you.


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy.

#WeAreJADEO


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  • From Janelle Simone

    It's interesting to see the variety of ways you can consume cannabis and the variety of potential benefits.

  • From Michael Joseph

    Talk about innovation around consumption methods for CBD!

JADEO Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis: A New Approach to Managing Crohn's Disease?

Crohn's disease is a chronic illness that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Inflammation can occur anywhere from mouth to anus, causing extreme pain, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue.

Most people with Crohn's experience episodes of inflammation with fairly symptom-free periods in between flare ups. Crohn's and Colitis Canada, a volunteer-based charity dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn's disease, reports that the average risk for a flare-up in any year is about 30%. Some patients experience several flare-ups in a year, while others may go longer periods of time with no obvious symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Crohn's Disease?

There are many symptoms associated with Crohn's disease. Some people may experience more severe symptoms more often, while other people seem to have mild or no symptoms at all. Periods of symptom-free time are generally referred to as remissions, but it is important to note that some symptoms may arise suddenly at any time. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the most common symptoms of Crohn's disease include:

  • Abdominal pain and/or cramping
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Reduced appetite
  • Loss of weight

In some cases, the pain and fatigue caused by Crohn's disease are debilitating, affecting patients' abilities to work and carry on with day-to-day activities. In more extreme cases, symptoms associated with Crohn's disease can create or lead to further, more complicated, and potentially life-threatening medical issues.

Because there is no cure for Crohn's disease, patients must find the treatments that are most effective to prevent symptoms before they arise, or to lessen or relieve symptoms during a flare-up.

Treating Crohn's Disease

There is currently no cure for Crohn's disease, and while there are different treatment options available to patients, there is no single treatment that effectively works for everyone.

Some patients are prescribed different steroidal medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or immune system suppressants. In more serious cases, patients must undergo surgeries or other operations to lessen the symptoms and complications of Crohn's disease.

Cannabis: An Effective Treatment?

With the passing of Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, earlier this year, full legalization of cannabis in Canada will begin on October 17, 2018. For many, this opens a door to great opportunity for trying cannabis to aid in treating their symptoms of Crohn's disease and pushing their illness into remission.

A 2013 study conducted by scientists and doctors at the Tel Aviv University found that patients with Crohn's disease can benefit from using cannabis to treat their symptoms. A total of 21 patients were studied, with 11 given cannabis cigarettes, and the other 10 given placebo cigarettes. Of the 11 patients given the cannabis treatment, five achieved total remission from their Crohn's symptoms and three were weaned from steroid treatment dependence. The patients in the cannabis group also reported improved sleep and appetite with no side effects.

An earlier study, performed in 2005 by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians about the medicinal benefits and uses of cannabis, also found positive results in treating Crohn's patients with cannabis. 18 patients were asked to rate symptoms on a scale of 1-10 both before and after the cannabis treatment; every participant noted significant improvements in all symptoms, such as improved appetite, reduced fatigue, better sleep, and lessened pain and discomfort. Many patients also reported less need for other prescribed medications like immuno-suppressives, which can often cause harmful and uncomfortable side effects.

Until a cure is found to squash Crohn's disease altogether, patients can only find the treatments that are most effective for managing their own symptoms before or during flare-ups. As scientific studies have shown, cannabis can be extremely effective in battling the debilitating effects of Crohn's disease, and, for some, can successfully push the illness into remission.

Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


US Govt: Cannabinoids, THC & CBD Promote The Re-Emergence Of Apoptosis (the signal for a cell to die)

By: Mike Robinson
Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Director of Communications,
The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

(Reprinted with permission by Mike Robinson as we here at JADEO just loved it!)

Cancer patients around the globe are looking to the internet for the most up to date way to treat life altering illnesses that will effect every single one of us on the planet in one way or another. As we read of GW Pharmaceuticals 'Epidolex' being approved by the FDA to treat seizures (CBD) - there's so much more to talk about than it's efficacy, side effects, and contraindications. We all know, or should, that there are known contraindications to every pharmaceutical and Epidolex has some downright scary ones that can and have caused 'status epilepticus' at an alarming rate (over 10% of trial patients). So be it, it's made it's way through the channels and will now become an item on pharmacy shelves. 

But what about Cancer? We've seen the posts about US Patent 6630507 which enraged the world and lit a fire under the movement for legalization of the plant globally, but what about United States Patent Application # 20130059018   Assignee: GW Pharma? 

A government that states there's no medicinal value in a plant doling out a patent on it to themselves and then to pharmaceutical companies abroad seems ludicrous but it's the reality we live in. Control of all by a few thousand elected officials over hundreds of millions is the way of the world nowadays in nations across the globe. God Bless America I guess would be applicable as we need a blessing after doing this to our own citizens!

Why haven't we heard more about this in the media and why are doctors yearning for information when it already exists? 

Probably because it was withheld from them while they attended medical school. As much as people in general would like to blame doctors for lack of knowledge in the cannabinoid medicine field, the problem is not with the physician or specialist - it's with a very broken system that hoped the Endocannabinoid System discovery over 2 decades ago by Professor Raphael Mechoulam of Israel would stay hidden away forever - so why teach it in colleges? In my current position I see the continual desire for clinicians and specialists around the world to learn more. The best teacher? A very well informed patient. The physician isn't fighting for their life so they're not spending 24/7 researching and playing around with different concoction or 'stews ala cannabinoids' as I call them! So it only makes sense that a patient that has a ton of time can learn much more about treating themselves (and others) as we're in this to stay alive vs. add it to our medical practice or be part of a sub specialty.

Let's take a look at what's been around for 5 years now - proof positive that Cannabis indeed will kill cancer cells and starve out tumors creating an impossibility for them to continue growing. Of course I could use scientific terms but those are a bit difficult for most to understand.

Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI (Global News wire Press Release 2013): LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement by Advocates for the Disabled and Seriously Ill:

In a recent report, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that marijuana "inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines." The same report showed marijuana slows or stops the growth of certain lung cancer cells and suggested that marijuana may provide "risk reduction and treatment of colorectal cancer."

Referring to the NCI report, Patient Rights attorney Matthew Pappas said, "The Federal government's continuing attack on people prescribed medical cannabis by their doctors is hypocritical considering the benefits reported by its own National Cancer Institute." Pappas represents patients in defending their right to reasonably obtain medical marijuana. The patients contend the Federal government and various municipalities are trying to prevent them from obtaining cannabis for medical purposes in direct contravention of state laws. "Cities that ban dispensaries are denying patients the ability to obtain a medicine the Federal government's National Institutes of Health says fights cancer and they're doing it with the Obama Administration's help." Recently, the City of Los Angeles repealed its ban of medical marijuana collectives after Bill Rosendahl, a member of its city council diagnosed with cancer and prescribed medical marijuana said to fellow council members about the ban, "You want to kill me? You want to throw me under the bus?"

The NCI report also examined whether patients who smoke marijuana rather than ingesting it orally are exposed to a higher risk of lung and certain digestive system cancers. According to the government, 19 studies "failed to demonstrate statistically significant associations between marijuana inhalation and lung cancer." The report also identified a separate study of 611 lung cancer patients that showed marijuana was "not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer or other upper aerodigestive tract cancers and found no positive associations with any cancer type." In the area of prostate cancer, the NCI report was inconclusive and suggested further research was necessary. In its report, the National Cancer Institute also identified a "study of intratumoral injection of delta-9-THC in patients with recurrent glioblastoma" that showed tumor reduction in the test participants.

Despite the Federal government sanctioned and authorized NCI report, Pappas said Congress and the Obama Administration have continued to thwart marijuana research. In an announced effort to displace state medical marijuana laws, the Office of National Drug Control Policy described "medical" marijuana as a "myth" fueling "troubling misconceptions" in documents found on its website. The Federal government appears to be focused on creating more chemical drugs, many of which are the subject of various attorney television commercials seeking out those adversely impacted by those drugs. Pappas said both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy continue to assert marijuana lacks any medicinal value despite the research showing cannabis reduces certain cancer risks and inhibits the growth of tumor cells. He also commented that the Federal government's anti-marijuana position contributes to and encourages prejudice and public misconception about the legitimate use of medical cannabis as treatment for seriously ill patients.

In addition to anti-cancer properties, separate research reported marijuana appears to have "profound nerve-protective and brain-enhancing properties that could potentially treat many neurodegenerative disorders." In its report, the National Cancer Institute stated cannabis effectively treats insomnia and referenced a placebo-controlled study in cancer patients showing increased quality of sleep and relaxation in those treated with tetrahydrocannabinol, an active component in marijuana.

Responding to a White House statement that only a small percentage of patients prescribed medical cannabis under state laws use it to treat cancer, Pappas said "marijuana isn't just for cancer or AIDS patients – it can also treat, for example, sleeplessness." Although generally not a life threatening condition, Pappas referred to insomnia as a health issue regularly treated with prescription drugs zolpidem (brand name Ambien) and eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). According to their manufacturers' websites, zolpidem and eszopiclone have been shown to cause severe side effects including aggressiveness, hallucinations, confusion, or suicidal thoughts. Pappas noted that, unlike those drugs, studies on insomnia similar to those reported by the National Cancer Institute show medical marijuana effectively treats insomnia at a far lower cost and with fewer side effects. Marijuana has also been prescribed for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and a variety of other physical and mental conditions.

Addressing the White House website statement that medical marijuana should remain criminally illegal under federal law, Pappas said that "with every drug, the doctor must consider the benefits versus any possible side effects. In its 3000-plus year history of medicinal use, there has never been a known, confirmed death caused by overdose of marijuana. To suggest that prescription drugs known to have severe negative side effects are alright and that marijuana can only be used for cancer or AIDS is nonsensical. It demonstrates how the Federal government's decision to usurp state sovereignty is harming people because burdening citizens with federal criminal records based on medical marijuana provided for under state law is simply wrong. To continue outlawing the use of a drug shown to have life-saving, anti-cancer benefits that has been used safely as a medication for thousands of years is irresponsible."

Jan., 2013 National Cancer Institute PDQ® report on cannabis:

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page2

July, 2009 NIH report on cannabis reducing neck and head squamous cell carcinoma:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19638490

Nov., 2012 NIH report on cannabis breast cancer treatment:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349

Report on study showing smoked marijuana does not cause cancer:

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

Report on neuroprotective benefits of marijuana:

www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/20/researchers-study-neuroprotective-properties-in-cannabis/

White House "Fact Sheet" on Marijuana Legalization:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/Fact_Sheets/marijuana_legalization_fact_sheet_3-3-11.pdf

Office of National Drug Control Policy documents:

www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/marijuana_fact_sheet_3-28-12.pdf and

www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/issues-content/medical_marijuana_information_packet.pdf

When we review this information it's beyond disturbing, but to stay disturbed would be a waste of time we literally do not have - especially if we're fighting cancer which half of us are or have already. Those numbers will only increase as the environment of harm we all live within changes by the day and not for the better. As plastic fills our oceans that are already flooded with waste from Nuclear Power and more we all know our time on this planet is limited. The type of crimes against humanity that are being perpetuated by the day across the globe by nations starving their citizens from a plant that heals are preposterous - but they are the reality. Lawsuits seem fruitless, even the WHO's demands regarding CBD are going unanswered in regards to the wish for 100% removal from all nations controlled substances list. Baby steps need to be leaps and bounds as we are destructing the most valuable resource known to mankind - people.




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    This article was extremely insightful!

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