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Burge CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Vancouver , British Columbia

I've been taking CBD for a variety of different reasons. It is now a part of my daily routine. Does anyone else use CBD in their daily routines?

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    I’m looking into different CBD skincare lines to see if there’s something that will help me!

Connor Christine CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Hamilton, Ontario

Wow. I'm so glad to see that they have found relief for their little baby using a topical cream. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to see their infant struggle with this rare skin condition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5FrSevrkXc

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Medical Marijuana Miracle: Cannabis Cream Helps Baby With Rare Skin Disease!

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Carter suffers from Lamellar Ichthyosis, a rare skin disorder with no care that causes dark scales because of dead skin cells that don't flake off. Despite corrective surgery, Carter's skin is so tight that he can't shut his eyes and spends most of his time indoors.

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JADEO Holiday 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario

Food Canada has launched its show "How to Cook with Cannabis" just in time for the holiday season. Will you be using any of these tips in your holiday cooking? https://www.foodincanada.com/features/how-to-cook-with-cannabis-episode-1/

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How To Cook With Cannabis - Episode 1 - Food In Canada

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Well-known cannabis chef and activist Mary Jean "Watermelon" Dunsdon presents: Cannabis Decarboxylation.

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JADEO Holiday 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario

In case you missed it, here's our list of the BEST gifts for the Canna-Curious. This will be sure to make a Holiday shopping simple! https://jadeo.co/SIG/Holiday/best-gifts-for-the-canna-curious

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Best Gifts For The Canna-Curious

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In the wake of legalization, many Canadians are dropping the old stigmas and flirting with a new flower friend. If you want to nurture their renewed curiosity in cannabis, we've put together a short list of simple gift items

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JADEO CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario

Forbes magazine is reporting that the CBD market is expected to grow by 700% by 2020.

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Connor Christine CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Hamilton, Ontario

One of my favourite blogs that I've come across yet! I love following KiKi's journey with cannabis. Check out this awesome article she wrote about cannabis for wellness & migraine relief https://mebykiki.com/wellnessfeed/2018/10/29/a-healing-toolbox-for-migraine-relief

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A Healing Toolbox for Migraine Relief

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Kait Fowlie is a writer, tarot reader and reiki practitioner located in Parkdale, Toronto. Her work is about connecting people to ideas and rituals that empower them to be their own healer! ...and that includes the optional use of, you guessed it - cannabis!

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    Many of my family members suffer from migraines. I have been telling them cannabis can help, I will share this with them. Thank you for sharing!

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    I suffer from Migranes, and have been using CBD to help curb the pain, and provide relief. CBD is apart of my daily routine.

Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


The Challenges Patients Have Reading CBD Labels

By: Mike Robinson

Patients all over the globe are either using CBD oils or getting ready to and researching which one to buy. Others are talking to their doctors who are also still learning or attempting to learn enough to hold a conversation with their patient that's gone out and became informed about Cannabinoid Medicine. With the huge rush to use nature's awesome oil one of the biggest problems I see that consumers face is how to read the labels and know what they're buying. The Healthcare Industry is definitely running behind patients in many ways - except in measurement of medications. Pharmacology is a required course so it seems it's much easier for me to explain to doctors or healthcare professionals than it is to explain to even a cannabis grower - until we break it down and look at what these labels truly mean. So, I've created a somewhat simple guide I hope you enjoy:

Rule One – Know What You Have

Yesterday, an old friend from the Epilepsy community reached out with a question, “Mike, how in the world does a person figure out what percent of CBD is in these tinctures that are online? One that I want says 99% pure but the label also says 500 milligrams in a 1 ounce bottle. It’s confusing, how much CBD is really in there?”

Right away “Not 99% and Not that much” was my answer – but why??

Very quickly I could see that my friend was about to be deceived by a marketing tactic that’s extremely unscrupulous. There’s several (It’s safe to say 100’s if not 1,000’s) of companies that use CBD Isolate from the Industrial Hemp plant. Some are very up and up business people that have awesome intentions with products that help people. Some simply are not. Some make claims their product will cure everything, others are realistic about what Cannabidiol can or will do for people that make it their choice. I have no qualms with people doing business as it’s the way of the world, but I have a big problem with how some marketing approaches make people think they’re buying a pure product. Sure, the CBD itself is 99% pure in the product my friend was inquiring on. It, like many, contains 500 mg or 1/2 ml (1 ml = 1,000 mg) of ‘pure’ CBD in a total solution of one fluid ounce or 30ml. That makes it a 1/60th or less than 2% CBD – a product that I would not give to anyone representing it to be a ‘medicinal cannabis’ solution that would heal or help much of anything other than the sellers pocketbook. That doesn’t stop some salespeople to deploy those type of tactics.

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I don’t believe that all or even most company owners or dispensary owners are aware employees or distributors are doing this. I’m including dispensaries because recently a compassion provider not familiar with cannabidiol bought was buying a product with only 300 mg of CBD in 2 fluid ounces of vegetable glycerin for over $75.00 – .5% or 1/2 of 1% CBD – literally trace amounts. A person could theoretically eat raw high CBD strain cannabis and gain much better health than by paying for and ingesting products with these crazy low CBD percentages. The fact that dispensaries carry items such as that shocked me, to say the least. The fact that a compassion grower that gives away CBD to his patients bought it thinking he was giving his people really good stuff literally makes me irritated beyond belief. Cancer patients trying to shrink tumors adding CBD to their Cannabis Oil protocols ended up getting that product until I had to break the news. It was very hard as he had sent it for Genevieve to try out. A kind gesture from a very giving person. I felt horrible telling him what I discovered but I had to as I knew he would tell others.

Rule two: Gain Knowledge and protect yourself! Ask these questions: 1.) How many milligrams of CBD is in it? 2.) How many ML’s are in entire solution? Your answer comes very simply once you know the answer to those two simple questions. If someone trying to sell you something does not know the answers or doesn’t give them to you there’s obviously something to hide and I would not purchase it. 1000 milligrams = one milliliter or ml. One fluid Ounce has 30 ml’s. 30 x 1,000 = 30,000 milligrams or mg’s per fluid ounce. If you only have 500 in 30,000 right away that tells you the numbers are low. We all need to learn this information in order to read a label and know what we’re getting. In this market with so many products it makes your head spin it’s easy to find something that looks good but when you do the math you find out you’re getting a very oiled down product with very little medicinal cannabis, or single cannabinoid in this case, in it.

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RULE Three – Learn the CBD Tincture Math!

My friend asked about his 500mg in One fluid ounce CBD product that claimed to be “99% pure.” Number of ML’s in his solution = one fluid ounce or 30 ML’s (which equals 30,000 mg’s). Number of Milligrams = 500. 500 divided by 30,000mg = .017 or 1.7%. Way too low to even consider purchasing.

Let’s try 1000 mg’s in two fluid ounces, for some reason I’m seeing this a lot lately. 1000 mg divided by 60,000 mg ( 2 fl oz is 60ml or 60,000mg) divided by 1000 mg = 0.17 or 1.7% Are you catching on yet? Often a product like this can cost over 150.00. Why? Because consumers pay for it not knowing the low percentage.

Let’s try another popular item I’ve seen with a price tag over $300.00. A whopping 5 fl. oz with 2500 mg of CBD. This is getting easier. There’s 2500 mg’s in a total of 150,000 mg ( 5 fl oz is 150ML or 150,000mg). Once again the mathematical equation is to take the number of milligrams of CBD itself and divide that into the total volume of the bottle. 2,500 divided by 150,000 = 0.16 or 1.6% The industry standard is obviously slipping from the days of 12, 18, and 20 plus percent products as the norm.

There’s many products I’ve seen with 2,500 mg in 2 fl oz. – So, 2,500 divided by 60,000 = 0.042 or 4.2% Once again that’s under 5% total CBD.

1000mg in 10ml 1,000 divided by 10,000 = 10% CBD, now we’re getting into the realm of what I would use or would concur, at the right price, my friends or those I know should. The problem is simple… finding it reasonably priced. Many on fixed incomes don’t have several hundred to spend monthly.

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Once you get this math down it becomes a matter of finding out how much. Since most CBD only products are very clear about the number of milligrams it’s easy to figure out the percentage. But it’s that “99% Pure” that I find to be misleading. The Isolate used to make the product was indeed that pure but the product itself is not. I can not count the literal hundreds, if not thousands of times across social media realms some unknowing salesman accidentally wandered across me attempting to debate the purity of a product they did not even know. If a salesman can’t compute the math on a CBD only product to give you a simple percentage when attempting to sell it to you in a dispensary or elsewhere, there’s definitely something to hide. If that’s the case in this buyer beware market caution should be exercised at it’s very highest level. In other words, find something you can trust.

I’ve found there’s a rather large market of people out there shopping for CBD only products due to their specific need and desire for only that single cannabinoid. Some do not want to feel any effects and others are not allowed to have THC in their body but CBD is accepted such as athletes and drivers. This has created a big market for these products – so be alert when shopping and don’t fall for the 99% pure thinking that the product is that unless you’re buying the actual isolate itself, which is generally close to that and is a crystalline or crystallized looking generally whitish or clear substance. Often I get asked where to go for really good CBD that’s reasonable. Just like with anything else I believe quality likely isn’t going to come ‘cheap’ but that doesn’t mean it can’t come inexpensive.

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

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Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Treating M.S. With Cannabis Oil & CBD

The Many Wonders Of Cannabis:

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient,

Within the medical cannabis community, patients with MS are beginning to appear, talking it up and telling their stories about how the plant has drastically helped their disease, bringing glimmers of hope to those that definitely did not see light before and furthermore opening the eyes of families and friends. Additionally, although some conventional medical treatments can assist with certain forms of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms of this condition can sometimes not be effectively assisted by pharmaceuticals leaving patients wanting an alternative, more natural method of soothing these painful and often debilitating symptoms. This is where the cannabis plant can play a role in changing a life like no pharmaceutical maker could ever dream of, at least not those of the 20th century. But one thing many don't consider is the judgment that people endure even after much of the world and most of the U.S. has legalized it in some form or another.

Andrew is one of those patients. He's 22 and lives in Newark, N.J. and is the boyfriend of an individual that's followed for a few years on social media. It was beyond humbling to receive his emailed testimony and to find that input given during transit made such a difference for him. "When I first started using the plant it was CBD only because that's all I could get," Andy went on to tell me a whole lot more,"When I realized this plant could make me walk again now that's when I got very serious about it and started asking everyone I knew until I found someone that was growing. It was really scary at first with all of it. I felt like hiding that I was high until my girlfriend started using the term medicated. I felt like I was doing something wrong by smoking it and vaping it. I didn't know what to do, I was torn but had to keep using it because I want my life back. As a kid I would run all over the playground and then suddenly life changed. I had no idea what the doctors were talking about as a child but when I hit puberty I was already using a walker and a wheelchair. I knew that I was much more than different, I knew that my life was gone before it started. Depression probably was the worst part of it all."

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"Then I started using more of the different oils friends would make and found even more relief but it didn't feel right when I'd go to church or go someplace where my friends were that didn't approve of weed. It seemed like all I would hear was that, why am I smoking weed? And to me it was so easy to give the answer that made sense but nobody wanted to hear it. I felt like screaming and crying, these are feelings I'm not used to at all. It didn't matter what people said I continued using it. It's been nearly 2 years now and I'm walking. No more wheelchair and no more pain. So many foul words have came through my mind as I thought of all the judgement from the many people that couldn't understand why suddenly I was smoking pot. Then my girlfriend told me she'd been following this man online that worked for an Academy all about Cannabinoids. It was the first time I ever heard of the word Cannabinoid. Then that night it felt like I was in a college class as Mike taught me from a train. A man on a train in California taught me how to medicate differently than I was. He taught me to ingest a lot more than I was and it's changed the way I feel. The pain level has reduced. Learning to add the CBD after the THC makes me a little too medicated works really good. Whoever taught him, I am thankful for. This plant, CBD and THC and all the other wonderful parts of it, I am very thankful for. I can walk again."

WOW!!

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I am extremely thankful for Dennis Peron, RIP, the Godfather of Cannabis, co-author and huge name behind California's 1996 Proposition 215 the first legalization of medicinal cannabis anywhere on the globe since prohibition. Dennis was an extremely humble man that shared a very personal lesson with me that I'll never forget "Mike, compassion doesn't always mean convenience, nobody ever left the buyers club without a joint." Meeting Dennis and spending time with him while writing the "Peron Resolution" which requested the end of the prohibition of gifting of Cannabis in California left memories that last a lifetime regardless of the current veto by California State Gov. Jerry Brown of The Compassion Act that would have restored the gifting of the precious plant. Voters in the state went after Proposition 64 thinking it was the end of prohibition and like most voting booths people don't spend the time nor have the time to read excessive language. Most California voters were left in a shell shock state of mind when they found out they voted for legalizing getting high (which in Ca. seemed legal already) while outlawing the giving away of oils to save dying peoples lives. "All for the love of money, I'm just an old gay hippie, why should they listen to me?" Dennis told me near the end of his life in December 2017. A man that stayed humble the entire time, a man that never stepped away from compassion regardless of how the world treated him or his idea of freeing us all from the holds of a government that want's to see us perish instead of heal with the plant. Some days the 100's or even 1000's of messages that come through are so overwhelming. Trying to manage multiple phone numbers and so many people that need information and help sometimes gets frustrating until an email like this one comes through. Then it reminds me of Dennis and how he lived in the small room at the bottom of the Castro Castle. Humble.

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Exactly what is M.S.?

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex and multidimensional medical condition, that impacts each and every individual in a completely different manner. There is no official cure for MS, although some conventional medical treatments do exist to slow down or even dissolve negative impacts produced by the condition. These specific treatments will be discussed in further detail later on in this article. Even if the effects of MS can manifest in various ways, what is happening deeper within the body is always the same or similar, leading to a variety of outcomes because of one process.

What is occurring within when MS strikes, is primarily centered within the brain and spinal cord and their ability to receive signals and be properly supported by well functioning central nervous system. This results in challenges throughout many aspects of day to day life, because the central nervous system is so vital to human functions, making it possible for humans to do basic activities like walking, all the way to solving a complex problem.

Multiple Sclerosis Strains

Patients suffering from MS typically have a form of the condition that is categorized into four different groups; with symptoms that are either long lasting or temporary. The majority of patients fall underneath the temporary category, which is defined as relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and involves obvious attacks that seem to have frequent shifts, where remissions are often experienced between attacks and full recoveries often made, only for another attack to follow some time after. This form of MS has some conventional treatments available to assist with stabilization of the symptoms.

The next type of MS is known as clinically isolated MS (CIS), and is somewhat of the preliminary stage to a possible MS diagnosis. Someone given the label CIS must experience symptoms for 24 hours, and they may either go on to make a full recovery, or end up with an official MS diagnosis. Not all who experience CIS end up developing an official diagnosis.

The third classification of Multiple Sclerosis, is known as primary progressive MS (PPMS), and is usually a worsening in symptoms, specifically ones that create disabilities for an individual, as well as a lack of regular relapse and recovery, because the symptoms tend to appear gradually, intensifying with time.

The fourth, and final category of MS, is secondary progressive MS (SPMS), which is typically the result for patients diagnosed with RRMS as time progresses. With this form of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms tend to increase, and overall neurological function seems to further decline, often resulting in an even more immense worsening and shortening of periods between relapse and remission.

For those who experience little to no period of remission, such as patients diagnosed with progressive MS, must know that there is not much conventionally that can be done to improve the condition, for no medical treatments have yet been discovered, aside from one FDA approved medicine. The light at the end of the tunnel; plenty of research is constantly being conducted to discover new, effective treatments for progressive Multiple Sclerosis, so there is hope that progress will be made in the near future.

Bottom Line? Cannabis and Cannabis Oils have now treated thousands of patients globally with MS successfully! From CBD oils to THC and terpenes - the entire plant with all of it's numerous cannabinoids is truly the plant of life for all of us whether it's Cancer, MS, Epilepsy, Autism, Migraines - you name it and this plant has the answer!

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Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Cannabinoid Medicine Healthcare Consultant/Research Analyst

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JADEO CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario


5 Top Trends in Cannabis and Parkinson's Disease

Cannabis has long been speculated to help people dealing with many different health conditions and ailments. One of the conditions that cannabis is being researched to help control is Parkinson's. Currently, cannabis is being tested to see if it can help with a variety of symptoms related to Parkinson's including physiological functions such as mood, cognition, motor control, feeding behaviours and pain.

Throughout this research on the impact of cannabis on Parkinson's symptoms, the following are 5 trends that are being noticed thus far:

Cannabis Shown To Help Increase Appetites For Those With Loss Of Appetites

Cannabis is shown to help people who are experiencing a lack of appetite as one of their symptoms of Parkinson's. People who were losing weight and used cannabis as a treatment reported a positive effect in their appetite increasingand weight loss decreases.

Cannabis Shown To Help People With Parkinson's Manage Pain

Many people who have taken cannabis report a positive correlation between the use of cannabis and its ability to help them manage the pain associated with Parkinson's, especially the cramping factor that many people with the condition experience.

Some People With Parkinson's Reported Improvements In Their Tremors While Using Cannabis

Some participants in cannabis studies have reported their tremors decreasing or becoming less severe while they were using cannabis. The reduction in tremors can allow people to be able to do more things on their own while they are using cannabis as a way to help obtain and maintain that control over otherwise generally uncontrollable movements.

A Few People With Parkinson's Reported A Decrease In Their Ability To Control Motor Movements While On Cannabis

Several participants have reported that they have lost more ability to control their motor skills while using cannabis. Even if their tremors were more controlled, some participants in these studies report struggling with motor skills such as balance and controlling urinary symptoms due to the effects cannabis has on their state of cognition.

Cannabis Shown To Cause Possible Impaired Cognition For People With Parkinson's

As with the use of any substance, some study participants reported impaired cognition that was associated with their use of cannabis to help treat their Parkinson's symptoms. Others reported, side-effects included mood changes and hallucination as other cognition impairments that people experienced while using cannabis.

Parkinson's qualifies as a reason to be prescribed medical cannabis in Canada, and a number of states in the U.S. More studies are continually being done to see if people with Parkinson's may benefit from the use of medical cannabis to help control and improve their symptoms. The research is validate cannabis as a treatment for Parkinson's symptoms, and allow for wider acceptance of such within the medical community.

As far as Parkinson's and the use of cannabis go, the evidence is fairly inconclusive as to whether cannabis helps treat Parkinson's. There needs to be more research done to determine if cannabis has the desired effect of regulating some of the motor symptoms of the condition. In the future, as more studies are conducted we are likely to have a better idea as to if cannabis is able to effectively help those with Parkinson's control and even alleviate some of the symptoms associated with their condition.


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Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


The Challenges Patients Have Reading CBD Labels

By: Mike Robinson

Patients all over the globe are either using CBD oils or getting ready to and researching which one to buy. Others are talking to their doctors who are also still learning or attempting to learn enough to hold a conversation with their patient that's gone out and became informed about Cannabinoid Medicine. With the huge rush to use nature's awesome oil one of the biggest problems I see that consumers face is how to read the labels and know what they're buying. The Healthcare Industry is definitely running behind patients in many ways - except in measurement of medications. Pharmacology is a required course so it seems it's much easier for me to explain to doctors or healthcare professionals than it is to explain to even a cannabis grower - until we break it down and look at what these labels truly mean. So, I've created a somewhat simple guide I hope you enjoy:

Rule One – Know What You Have

Yesterday, an old friend from the Epilepsy community reached out with a question, “Mike, how in the world does a person figure out what percent of CBD is in these tinctures that are online? One that I want says 99% pure but the label also says 500 milligrams in a 1 ounce bottle. It’s confusing, how much CBD is really in there?”

Right away “Not 99% and Not that much” was my answer – but why??

Very quickly I could see that my friend was about to be deceived by a marketing tactic that’s extremely unscrupulous. There’s several (It’s safe to say 100’s if not 1,000’s) of companies that use CBD Isolate from the Industrial Hemp plant. Some are very up and up business people that have awesome intentions with products that help people. Some simply are not. Some make claims their product will cure everything, others are realistic about what Cannabidiol can or will do for people that make it their choice. I have no qualms with people doing business as it’s the way of the world, but I have a big problem with how some marketing approaches make people think they’re buying a pure product. Sure, the CBD itself is 99% pure in the product my friend was inquiring on. It, like many, contains 500 mg or 1/2 ml (1 ml = 1,000 mg) of ‘pure’ CBD in a total solution of one fluid ounce or 30ml. That makes it a 1/60th or less than 2% CBD – a product that I would not give to anyone representing it to be a ‘medicinal cannabis’ solution that would heal or help much of anything other than the sellers pocketbook. That doesn’t stop some salespeople to deploy those type of tactics.

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I don’t believe that all or even most company owners or dispensary owners are aware employees or distributors are doing this. I’m including dispensaries because recently a compassion provider not familiar with cannabidiol bought was buying a product with only 300 mg of CBD in 2 fluid ounces of vegetable glycerin for over $75.00 – .5% or 1/2 of 1% CBD – literally trace amounts. A person could theoretically eat raw high CBD strain cannabis and gain much better health than by paying for and ingesting products with these crazy low CBD percentages. The fact that dispensaries carry items such as that shocked me, to say the least. The fact that a compassion grower that gives away CBD to his patients bought it thinking he was giving his people really good stuff literally makes me irritated beyond belief. Cancer patients trying to shrink tumors adding CBD to their Cannabis Oil protocols ended up getting that product until I had to break the news. It was very hard as he had sent it for Genevieve to try out. A kind gesture from a very giving person. I felt horrible telling him what I discovered but I had to as I knew he would tell others.

Rule two: Gain Knowledge and protect yourself! Ask these questions: 1.) How many milligrams of CBD is in it? 2.) How many ML’s are in entire solution? Your answer comes very simply once you know the answer to those two simple questions. If someone trying to sell you something does not know the answers or doesn’t give them to you there’s obviously something to hide and I would not purchase it. 1000 milligrams = one milliliter or ml. One fluid Ounce has 30 ml’s. 30 x 1,000 = 30,000 milligrams or mg’s per fluid ounce. If you only have 500 in 30,000 right away that tells you the numbers are low. We all need to learn this information in order to read a label and know what we’re getting. In this market with so many products it makes your head spin it’s easy to find something that looks good but when you do the math you find out you’re getting a very oiled down product with very little medicinal cannabis, or single cannabinoid in this case, in it.

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RULE Three – Learn the CBD Tincture Math!

My friend asked about his 500mg in One fluid ounce CBD product that claimed to be “99% pure.” Number of ML’s in his solution = one fluid ounce or 30 ML’s (which equals 30,000 mg’s). Number of Milligrams = 500. 500 divided by 30,000mg = .017 or 1.7%. Way too low to even consider purchasing.

Let’s try 1000 mg’s in two fluid ounces, for some reason I’m seeing this a lot lately. 1000 mg divided by 60,000 mg ( 2 fl oz is 60ml or 60,000mg) divided by 1000 mg = 0.17 or 1.7% Are you catching on yet? Often a product like this can cost over 150.00. Why? Because consumers pay for it not knowing the low percentage.

Let’s try another popular item I’ve seen with a price tag over $300.00. A whopping 5 fl. oz with 2500 mg of CBD. This is getting easier. There’s 2500 mg’s in a total of 150,000 mg ( 5 fl oz is 150ML or 150,000mg). Once again the mathematical equation is to take the number of milligrams of CBD itself and divide that into the total volume of the bottle. 2,500 divided by 150,000 = 0.16 or 1.6% The industry standard is obviously slipping from the days of 12, 18, and 20 plus percent products as the norm.

There’s many products I’ve seen with 2,500 mg in 2 fl oz. – So, 2,500 divided by 60,000 = 0.042 or 4.2% Once again that’s under 5% total CBD.

1000mg in 10ml 1,000 divided by 10,000 = 10% CBD, now we’re getting into the realm of what I would use or would concur, at the right price, my friends or those I know should. The problem is simple… finding it reasonably priced. Many on fixed incomes don’t have several hundred to spend monthly.

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Once you get this math down it becomes a matter of finding out how much. Since most CBD only products are very clear about the number of milligrams it’s easy to figure out the percentage. But it’s that “99% Pure” that I find to be misleading. The Isolate used to make the product was indeed that pure but the product itself is not. I can not count the literal hundreds, if not thousands of times across social media realms some unknowing salesman accidentally wandered across me attempting to debate the purity of a product they did not even know. If a salesman can’t compute the math on a CBD only product to give you a simple percentage when attempting to sell it to you in a dispensary or elsewhere, there’s definitely something to hide. If that’s the case in this buyer beware market caution should be exercised at it’s very highest level. In other words, find something you can trust.

I’ve found there’s a rather large market of people out there shopping for CBD only products due to their specific need and desire for only that single cannabinoid. Some do not want to feel any effects and others are not allowed to have THC in their body but CBD is accepted such as athletes and drivers. This has created a big market for these products – so be alert when shopping and don’t fall for the 99% pure thinking that the product is that unless you’re buying the actual isolate itself, which is generally close to that and is a crystalline or crystallized looking generally whitish or clear substance. Often I get asked where to go for really good CBD that’s reasonable. Just like with anything else I believe quality likely isn’t going to come ‘cheap’ but that doesn’t mean it can’t come inexpensive.

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Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Treating M.S. With Cannabis Oil & CBD

The Many Wonders Of Cannabis:

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient,

Within the medical cannabis community, patients with MS are beginning to appear, talking it up and telling their stories about how the plant has drastically helped their disease, bringing glimmers of hope to those that definitely did not see light before and furthermore opening the eyes of families and friends. Additionally, although some conventional medical treatments can assist with certain forms of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms of this condition can sometimes not be effectively assisted by pharmaceuticals leaving patients wanting an alternative, more natural method of soothing these painful and often debilitating symptoms. This is where the cannabis plant can play a role in changing a life like no pharmaceutical maker could ever dream of, at least not those of the 20th century. But one thing many don't consider is the judgment that people endure even after much of the world and most of the U.S. has legalized it in some form or another.

Andrew is one of those patients. He's 22 and lives in Newark, N.J. and is the boyfriend of an individual that's followed for a few years on social media. It was beyond humbling to receive his emailed testimony and to find that input given during transit made such a difference for him. "When I first started using the plant it was CBD only because that's all I could get," Andy went on to tell me a whole lot more,"When I realized this plant could make me walk again now that's when I got very serious about it and started asking everyone I knew until I found someone that was growing. It was really scary at first with all of it. I felt like hiding that I was high until my girlfriend started using the term medicated. I felt like I was doing something wrong by smoking it and vaping it. I didn't know what to do, I was torn but had to keep using it because I want my life back. As a kid I would run all over the playground and then suddenly life changed. I had no idea what the doctors were talking about as a child but when I hit puberty I was already using a walker and a wheelchair. I knew that I was much more than different, I knew that my life was gone before it started. Depression probably was the worst part of it all."

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"Then I started using more of the different oils friends would make and found even more relief but it didn't feel right when I'd go to church or go someplace where my friends were that didn't approve of weed. It seemed like all I would hear was that, why am I smoking weed? And to me it was so easy to give the answer that made sense but nobody wanted to hear it. I felt like screaming and crying, these are feelings I'm not used to at all. It didn't matter what people said I continued using it. It's been nearly 2 years now and I'm walking. No more wheelchair and no more pain. So many foul words have came through my mind as I thought of all the judgement from the many people that couldn't understand why suddenly I was smoking pot. Then my girlfriend told me she'd been following this man online that worked for an Academy all about Cannabinoids. It was the first time I ever heard of the word Cannabinoid. Then that night it felt like I was in a college class as Mike taught me from a train. A man on a train in California taught me how to medicate differently than I was. He taught me to ingest a lot more than I was and it's changed the way I feel. The pain level has reduced. Learning to add the CBD after the THC makes me a little too medicated works really good. Whoever taught him, I am thankful for. This plant, CBD and THC and all the other wonderful parts of it, I am very thankful for. I can walk again."

WOW!!

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I am extremely thankful for Dennis Peron, RIP, the Godfather of Cannabis, co-author and huge name behind California's 1996 Proposition 215 the first legalization of medicinal cannabis anywhere on the globe since prohibition. Dennis was an extremely humble man that shared a very personal lesson with me that I'll never forget "Mike, compassion doesn't always mean convenience, nobody ever left the buyers club without a joint." Meeting Dennis and spending time with him while writing the "Peron Resolution" which requested the end of the prohibition of gifting of Cannabis in California left memories that last a lifetime regardless of the current veto by California State Gov. Jerry Brown of The Compassion Act that would have restored the gifting of the precious plant. Voters in the state went after Proposition 64 thinking it was the end of prohibition and like most voting booths people don't spend the time nor have the time to read excessive language. Most California voters were left in a shell shock state of mind when they found out they voted for legalizing getting high (which in Ca. seemed legal already) while outlawing the giving away of oils to save dying peoples lives. "All for the love of money, I'm just an old gay hippie, why should they listen to me?" Dennis told me near the end of his life in December 2017. A man that stayed humble the entire time, a man that never stepped away from compassion regardless of how the world treated him or his idea of freeing us all from the holds of a government that want's to see us perish instead of heal with the plant. Some days the 100's or even 1000's of messages that come through are so overwhelming. Trying to manage multiple phone numbers and so many people that need information and help sometimes gets frustrating until an email like this one comes through. Then it reminds me of Dennis and how he lived in the small room at the bottom of the Castro Castle. Humble.

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Exactly what is M.S.?

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex and multidimensional medical condition, that impacts each and every individual in a completely different manner. There is no official cure for MS, although some conventional medical treatments do exist to slow down or even dissolve negative impacts produced by the condition. These specific treatments will be discussed in further detail later on in this article. Even if the effects of MS can manifest in various ways, what is happening deeper within the body is always the same or similar, leading to a variety of outcomes because of one process.

What is occurring within when MS strikes, is primarily centered within the brain and spinal cord and their ability to receive signals and be properly supported by well functioning central nervous system. This results in challenges throughout many aspects of day to day life, because the central nervous system is so vital to human functions, making it possible for humans to do basic activities like walking, all the way to solving a complex problem.

Multiple Sclerosis Strains

Patients suffering from MS typically have a form of the condition that is categorized into four different groups; with symptoms that are either long lasting or temporary. The majority of patients fall underneath the temporary category, which is defined as relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and involves obvious attacks that seem to have frequent shifts, where remissions are often experienced between attacks and full recoveries often made, only for another attack to follow some time after. This form of MS has some conventional treatments available to assist with stabilization of the symptoms.

The next type of MS is known as clinically isolated MS (CIS), and is somewhat of the preliminary stage to a possible MS diagnosis. Someone given the label CIS must experience symptoms for 24 hours, and they may either go on to make a full recovery, or end up with an official MS diagnosis. Not all who experience CIS end up developing an official diagnosis.

The third classification of Multiple Sclerosis, is known as primary progressive MS (PPMS), and is usually a worsening in symptoms, specifically ones that create disabilities for an individual, as well as a lack of regular relapse and recovery, because the symptoms tend to appear gradually, intensifying with time.

The fourth, and final category of MS, is secondary progressive MS (SPMS), which is typically the result for patients diagnosed with RRMS as time progresses. With this form of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms tend to increase, and overall neurological function seems to further decline, often resulting in an even more immense worsening and shortening of periods between relapse and remission.

For those who experience little to no period of remission, such as patients diagnosed with progressive MS, must know that there is not much conventionally that can be done to improve the condition, for no medical treatments have yet been discovered, aside from one FDA approved medicine. The light at the end of the tunnel; plenty of research is constantly being conducted to discover new, effective treatments for progressive Multiple Sclerosis, so there is hope that progress will be made in the near future.

Bottom Line? Cannabis and Cannabis Oils have now treated thousands of patients globally with MS successfully! From CBD oils to THC and terpenes - the entire plant with all of it's numerous cannabinoids is truly the plant of life for all of us whether it's Cancer, MS, Epilepsy, Autism, Migraines - you name it and this plant has the answer!

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Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Cannabinoid Medicine Healthcare Consultant/Research Analyst

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JADEO CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario


5 Top Trends in Cannabis and Parkinson's Disease

Cannabis has long been speculated to help people dealing with many different health conditions and ailments. One of the conditions that cannabis is being researched to help control is Parkinson's. Currently, cannabis is being tested to see if it can help with a variety of symptoms related to Parkinson's including physiological functions such as mood, cognition, motor control, feeding behaviours and pain.

Throughout this research on the impact of cannabis on Parkinson's symptoms, the following are 5 trends that are being noticed thus far:

Cannabis Shown To Help Increase Appetites For Those With Loss Of Appetites

Cannabis is shown to help people who are experiencing a lack of appetite as one of their symptoms of Parkinson's. People who were losing weight and used cannabis as a treatment reported a positive effect in their appetite increasingand weight loss decreases.

Cannabis Shown To Help People With Parkinson's Manage Pain

Many people who have taken cannabis report a positive correlation between the use of cannabis and its ability to help them manage the pain associated with Parkinson's, especially the cramping factor that many people with the condition experience.

Some People With Parkinson's Reported Improvements In Their Tremors While Using Cannabis

Some participants in cannabis studies have reported their tremors decreasing or becoming less severe while they were using cannabis. The reduction in tremors can allow people to be able to do more things on their own while they are using cannabis as a way to help obtain and maintain that control over otherwise generally uncontrollable movements.

A Few People With Parkinson's Reported A Decrease In Their Ability To Control Motor Movements While On Cannabis

Several participants have reported that they have lost more ability to control their motor skills while using cannabis. Even if their tremors were more controlled, some participants in these studies report struggling with motor skills such as balance and controlling urinary symptoms due to the effects cannabis has on their state of cognition.

Cannabis Shown To Cause Possible Impaired Cognition For People With Parkinson's

As with the use of any substance, some study participants reported impaired cognition that was associated with their use of cannabis to help treat their Parkinson's symptoms. Others reported, side-effects included mood changes and hallucination as other cognition impairments that people experienced while using cannabis.

Parkinson's qualifies as a reason to be prescribed medical cannabis in Canada, and a number of states in the U.S. More studies are continually being done to see if people with Parkinson's may benefit from the use of medical cannabis to help control and improve their symptoms. The research is validate cannabis as a treatment for Parkinson's symptoms, and allow for wider acceptance of such within the medical community.

As far as Parkinson's and the use of cannabis go, the evidence is fairly inconclusive as to whether cannabis helps treat Parkinson's. There needs to be more research done to determine if cannabis has the desired effect of regulating some of the motor symptoms of the condition. In the future, as more studies are conducted we are likely to have a better idea as to if cannabis is able to effectively help those with Parkinson's control and even alleviate some of the symptoms associated with their condition.


Remember to always consult a doctor before starting a new treatment plan.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy.

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420710 CannaBasics 3 weeks ago / Vancouver, British Columbia


Bob High's Black Light Art Show in Vancouver

Bob High is a local Vancouver artist specializing in educational Cannabis cartoons.

Recently he had a Trippy Black Light Art Show sponsored by Weeds Glass and Gifts

Truly an out of this world experience with Dabs bar onsite!

See more at my website


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    Sounds super cool! Does he travel with his art?

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing

JADEO Consumption and Safety 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Challenge of Accurate Dosing in THC and CBD

A great SPONSORED post by XANTHIC BIOPHARMA we found on http://www.visualcapitalist.co. We love the simplicity of this. The industry as a whole has a great deal of education to provide on why dosages are so individual, and that what works for one, may not work for another. (tm)

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vitalitycbd CBD and Wellness 1 month ago / Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia


5 Ways to Treat Depression Naturally

Depression can be difficult to treat, even with modern medicine and technology. However, there are natural remedies for depression that do not involve taking a pill every day.  Many medications for depression come with serious side effects that can affect everyday life for those who take them.  These five natural remedies can help you to find a solution to depression, without chemicals or side effects.  

1. Acupuncture. Scientists studying this ancient Chinese art say acupuncture can help alleviate the different symptoms of depression. In fact, the patients studied who used acupuncture as a treatment for depression saw results similar to those of patients who took medication.

In acupuncture, practitioners stimulate certain bodily functions by inserting thin needles into the skin at various spots that correlate with those functions. This practice is becoming increasingly recognized in Western medicine as a practical treatment option for several ailments, including depression. 

2. Therapy. There are often different therapy options available to those suffering from depression, a proven mechanism for healthy healing. Many teams can even create personalized treatment programs based on your wants and needs. A treatment program can be a great, natural way to regain focus in your life. 

If you are considering this option, start by looking for a therapist that you enjoy speaking to.  This could be the first therapist you schedule an appointment with or the fifth.  Once you find a therapist you can trust you can begin your path toward better health.

3. Meditation. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help treat depression in several clinical studies. The practice is known to help lessen such symptoms as negative thinking and lack of focus. Doctors have concluded that meditation, when combined with therapy, can be an effective treatment plan.

This type of meditation is specifically aimed at thinking freely and not repressing thoughts. For those who experience depression in episodes, meditation has been shown to help prevent relapse. If you're interested in meditation, aim for two to three hours per week. Working the practice into your regular schedule is the best way to improve health. 

4. St. John's Wort.  This herbal supplement has been used for treating depression since the times of ancient Greece. It appears to be most effective when the depression is mild or moderate.  You should still check with a medical professional before taking this supplement, as it can react with other medications.

There are several parts of St. John's Wort that help to alleviate depression, though the most recognized is hypericin.  A typical dosage consists of 300 milligrams three times per day.  Some users suggest taking a full dose in the morning, as the herb can disturb sleep if taken at night.

5. Vitamin B.  Vitamin B is known for producing the brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrine, all of which impact your mood.  Something as simple as having low vitamin B levels can cause feelings of depression, fatigue, and more.  

For a diet rich in this vitamin, try to include foods like seafood, red meat, cheese, and eggs.  If you can't get enough vitamin B in your diet, your next step is to look at which supplements would work best for you.  Available over the counter in most markets and drug stores, these supplements are completely natural and come with no side effects if taken as directed. 

Medication doesn't have to be the only solution to depression. The aforementioned are just five of many natural remedies that have proved to be equally effective at fighting symptoms of depression without subjecting the patient to adverse side effects of chemicals. Another alternative option to naturally treat depression that has been gaining mass appeal and acceptance are CBD tinctures that are fortified with hemp derived cannabidiol. Cannabidiol or CBD is a non psychoactive derivative of the hemp plant that is also found in cannabis. 

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vitalitycbd CBD and Wellness 1 month ago / Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia


Three Ways to Naturally Treat Eczema

Warm weather means one thing: it's time to shed those layers and bare some skin. However, if you happen to have eczema, the thought of showing skin may not feel so liberating. In fact, the thought might be daunting. So, instead of hiding behind your clothes, why not take charge of your eczema? You don't even have to run to the store and spend tons of money on fix-it creams. You can start by simply looking around your household. Here are three treatments for eczema that you probably already have on hand or around the home. 

Target the Inside

What you put inside of your body matters for what shows outside of your body. Making dietary changes is crucial for controlling eczema. Trigger foods such as dairy, fish, and gluten are considered to put eczema into overdrive. Avoiding these foods and increasing your intake of berries, green leafy vegetables, and Greek yogurt could help reduce future flare-ups.

Start on the Outside

Moisturizing the skin is of utmost importance for treating eczema, particularly during cold and dry weather. Many eczema sufferers find relief by applying certain oils, such as coconut oils, cbd oil and fermented cod liver oil, to the red dry patches on legs during a flare-up. If you don't have these items in the kitchen, both are easy to find in a grocery store. 

However, when eczema flares turn into sores, you can flip the script and use drying agents on the skin,  such as sea salt and Epsom salt. Be careful because direct application could irritate the skin even more. Mixing the salts with water and essential oils provides an effective salve, helping to heal sores while soothing the skin.

Keep It Clean and Simple

While medical professionals continue to explore what truly causes eczema, allergic reactions that send the immune system into overdrive, many dermatologists and other skin specialists suggest keeping it clean and simple. Cotton clothing and other breathable fabrics allow the skin to breathe. Ensuring what you wear is cleaned with gentle detergent helps as well.

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JADEO CBD and Wellness 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] How Has Cannabis & CBD Affected The Life of This Medical Patient?

JADEO sat down with Maggie to talk to her about her double Cancer journey and the choices she is making to drive her wellness. 


If you are interested in learning more about cancer, please visit some of our other SIGs, namely Cancer or CBD and Wellness.

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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 CBD and Wellness 1 month ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Cannabis Stops His Pain & Addiction After Near Deadly Wreck

By: Mike Robinson   "With a Reefer Madness Past, He Found Relief In The Magical Cannabis Plant"

It seems every day someone will share yet another success story with me in which they too have found some type of relief from Cannabis that their prescription medications simply would not give.  For some it’s migraines and body aches and for others it’s about stopping seizures, killing cancers, and so much more. The versatile cannabis plant has amazing abilities with it’s hundreds of components literally filled with many of natures essential oils, or terpenes, that have intensive healing powers. Many overlook these and tend to concentrate on the THC/CBD debates, others have reached a tad deeper down the Cannabinoid Medicine rabbit hole and found quite a few ways to give ourselves the relief we need.  Karen tells a story about her father, who she helped out and made sure he had treatment after a life threatening wreck.

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“I have witnessed the use of this magical plant change my fathers world. This isn’t a crazy story of how marijuana cured my dads incurable disease, but rather one of seeing a baby boomer come around to accept something he has been scared of his entire life! We had a “normal” upbringing, alcohol was around but never any drugs, not even marijuana.

“My dad was involved in a horrific vehicle accident that basically broke my father into pieces. The highway was shut down for hours and they needed the jaws of life to extract my father.  The other driver walked away with no injuries.   My Dad took the entire impact sustaining multiple life threatening injuries.  He was in the ICU unconscious for over 2 weeks, survived 13 surgeries and was a permanent resident of the hospital for 3 months.  He survived the surgeries, the physiotherapy and being away from home for so long.  He had some really terrible days, depression, another injury that isn’t visible to the naked eye. To say the least this was a terrible event for our family.  That was 2 years ago, he is now walking with a cane or walker, he has a terrible limp that he won’t be able to rid himself of, a painful memory of the accident.  He is now leading a fairly normal life considering he almost died and has been literally been put back together.  He is not half as functional as he used to be but we are grateful to still have him on the planet!”

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“Medications!  Dad was taking a cocktail of prescription drugs for months, the pain he experiences is unbearable and it hurts to see someone you love in so much pain.  When we brought dad home he had his blister packs of toxic pills to ingest daily to keep the pain at bay.  I have self medicated with cannabis for years, black market cannabis, not the best way to treat yourself but most of the time it worked for my back and neck pain and chasing the elusive sleep dragon.  Despite our attempts, Dad would not try cannabis, he is so terrified that he will have hallucinations etc.  He was raised as a farm boy and was warned of the dangers the “Devils’ Weed”, hallucinations, tripping out and losing control.  We convinced him to try some brownies I whipped up with a friends special butter, after a few tries he started to feel the benefits.  He felt relaxed, and that was enough to get him to explore further. With more encouragement from friends he eventually got a prescription from his doctor and starting taking CBD oil. He started talking to more people about it and did some research of his own, he now graduated to a CBD oil and a THC oil, treating inflammation, pain and helping with sleep.”
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“I have seen how much this plant has helped my dad, not only physically but also psychologically, he has gotten around the obstacle of fear and is now reaping the rewards. I know he will be using these products for the rest of his life and they will continue to make his life better!”

His story is similar to many – pharmaceuticals for pain mimic what cannabinoids can do but nowhere near as well. Doctors are still very uneducated in the world of Cannabis and fail to learn, even those that recommend cannabis to patients per the law are not tested at any level of knowledge because a doctor may not tell someone exactly how to use medical marijuana per a 9th district finding.   This is why many will give a ‘medical card’ to a patient, especially in the easier states, with less than 10 minutes sitting with them and basically not much of a clue of the history.

Mike Robinson,  Medicinal Cannabis Patient    Sr. VP,  MBX Research, Inc.

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JADEO Cancer 2 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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  • From Janelle Simone

    This article was extremely insightful!

Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 2 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Fighting Epilepsy and Cancer with Cannabis

The Fight Against Seizure Triggers Persists. Controlling Them With Cancer Is A Unique Battle:

One of the biggest questions I get asked after five years of using Cannabis to stop the seizures and so much more is “Mike, how do you do it and what do you use?” That’s a very tricky question to answer for two reasons. There’s multiple types of Epilepsy and Cancers as well, so I wouldn’t want to infer that whatever I’ve done would work for another as there’s billions of human beings on this planet with individual metabolisms and physiology so everything works differently on everybody. That’s the basic philosophy used. I also use so many different delivery methods especially for Epilepsy – but that statement gains more attention and will immediately bring up another question “What is a delivery method”. Let’s go through some of the common questions that are asked and I’ll give you my version of the answer.  By far this is not limited to Epilepsy as treating multiple health problems successfully with Cannabis is how I stay alive.  My hopes are that someday everyone has access to the plant and it’s incredible healing powers – until then let’s learn together!

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I am no ordained ‘expert’ in my opinion – I’m just a patient like you that’s gained a different type of perspective by having involvement in the past with large compassion programs and over the past year as the Director of Communications and more for the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. I work around "experts" and with them, but we don’t see eye to eye on everything as I believe patients have outgrown doctors in knowledge on how to dose and use cannabis. Nowadays the experts generally DO NOT have M.D. behind their name. My own exposure to the 'experts' in Cannabis so far has been a massive let down, But, doctors have started to learn more and there are a few experts that know so much about the body and the Endocannabinoid system but seem to not understand many of us that have theories regarding the difference in human physiology – the fact that we’re not universal creatures. This, I believe, is why Rx medications have failed in an ugly way for the most part. Now don’t get me wrong, many people also stay alive due to the modern treatments or pharmaceuticals.  Others, however, will perish to overdose, serious side effects, with cancer the known possibility of death due to the type of ‘modern treatment’ – or like I was and am – ill due to the simple lack of plant medicine properly delivered to my body over a period of time. I’ve used cannabis for decades but I’ve only used it right, as an effective treatment,  for 5 years. And that meant ingestion of the plant in one way or another.

Now I've stated the Global Cannabinoid Research Center, an educational entity just created to provide whats needed for Collegiate Academics. Of course this is also what's needed by the Clinicians and 'Specialists' of the world that are not too involved in Cannabis and need continued medical education. Recently, I presented on CBN and the 4th World Congress on Cancer Medicine in Moscow, Russia.  Next year I'll be doing a workshop on Cannabinoid Medicine in Tokyo, Japan at the 6th World Congress on Cancer Medicine and Survivorship and holding a 3 hour educational seminar for the thousands of doctors and scientists that attend. As well they've passed on the honor of being an Organization Chair Person, or in other words the small group that oversees the entire event as specialists in our field. 

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While fighting my own battles and assisting others, it’s always been inspiring to watch the kids that fight so hard. Whenever times got rough and alone I’d be picking myself up off the floor or lying in a hospital bed after the fact, whether in ER or already admitted, thinking of the kids that didn’t know what was happening to them always made me toughen up.  Now I have Genevieve with me daily as a hero that fights seizures – and with the plant as her armor. If she can do it,  so can I and we both rely on the same thing – the Cannabis plant and our loving family. As we both are fighting the same thing in essence,  Severe Refractory or Intractable Epilepsy, the type of protocol is somewhat the same. Minus inhalation for her of course. I’ve found that I’m not alone – other adults that are doing well with various types of Epilepsy are using both ingestion and inhalation as well. I’ll go deeper into that as it seems to be a very intense subject that many ask about quite often.  With kids we keep it to ingestion as long as possible and try the most subtle approaches unless otherwise is indicated, such as with our Genbug

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Q. What is a Delivery Method? 

It’s how you use Cannabis. Some will smoke or vaporize the actual flower from the plant, and others will vaporize (using vape pens often with replaceable/refillable cartridges). Some vaporize by ‘dabbing’ of concentrates of THC, CBD, or even both as I do. The most medicinal way in my opinion is through digestion of oils that have concentrated amounts of Cannabinoids. THCA, THC, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG – so many different cannabinoids we know of and many others we don’t – all in this amazing plant that we can literally eat raw or take in oils and more. There’s also salves and other products for the skin including anti aging that I’m not including in the ‘inhale/ingest’ discussion. Through the years there was even a Tea created and the name coined after my love of purple! There’s suppositories,  trans-dermal patches, chewing gum, edibles of all types – the list goes on and on. But, if you stop and think about it much of this can be divided into two types of delivery.  Internal via digestion or by Inhalation. All deliveries have a different effect. The biggest being that inhaling higher THC cannabis either by smoke, extracted oil vapor, or concentrated dab vapor – the same thing happens. Signaling occurs in the brain with a bit hitting the body.

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Q: What’s the difference between smoking or vaping and ingestion?

Quite simply the inhalation method tends to gain the attention of Cannabinoid Receptors located in the brain which is why the user gets a fast ‘head rush’ from THC and other activated cannabinoids that cause this as discussed. The length of time the person is ‘medicated’ is much shorter with inhaling than via digestion.  I use inhalation to give me immediate relief from anxiety and other symptoms (aura types) that are associated with the triggers of Epilepsy. By inhaling a strong THC concentrate I find that I am immediately medicated much more than any Rx rescue medicine, but others prefer a different delivery for the exact same feeling of relief whether from anxiety, pain, or other health issues. So many in our society have slowly changed their position about people that smoke ‘weed’ ‘pot’ ‘marijuana’ – there’s so many names for Cannabis it’s incredible. Ingestion on the other hand tends to activate the entire body’s receptors creating a much more intense medicine. Instead of hitting only half of the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System ingestion of a full spectrum THC plus other cannabinoid infusion will hit all of the receptors.  I may not be seizing radically by the day, but certainly feel like I might at times. Now some have reported the Cannabis CBD or that which comes from buds to be working extremely well – I’m one of them as I use it for all of us in the family. I don’t have quite the same luck with isolated CBD, but others report that it helps them. I’m looking for control of a radical type of Epilepsy and Cancer as well. We treat multiple ailments from Autism, Anxiety, and Arthritis in the A column alone, one plant to replace multiple medicines.

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Some  professionals in the industry prefer Cannabis and Hemp be the terms used. Most dislike the word Marijuana but others simply don’t care. I know multiple older cannabis experts that still call it dope! The decades of terminology that seems to stay put with those that have been using it far longer than those that have been looking to profit from it I believe are here to stay despite the desires of many. But lets get onto healing with the plant, that’s what truly matters! Inhaled Cannabis is the term I’ll use as I don’t care about the politics of the words, I care about people learning how to stop seizing and feeling better from whatever the health issue is. The world doesn’t realize what we go through.  The amount of anxiety, loneliness, and depression people with Epilepsy and other illnesses have is internalized and bears an incredible weight upon the person. With Epilepsy – over 50,000 people perish annually, often in their sleep. Some of my online friends will check in with a simple message “I made it” in regards to living through the night. Many can’t imagine that fear as they do not live with a label known to take lives with zero notice.  In our world we’re very aware that one of the top neurological disorders in America is at the bottom of the list for funding of research. Now let’s talk about ingestion of cannabis to rid us of these problems!

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Q: Mike, why do you like ingestion and inhalation both? 

Wow, that’s got to be one of the top questions I’m asked as well. When you ingest cannabis in it’s various forms it does much more than hit your brain’s main endocannabinoid system and the receptors within the cerebral cortex, instead you’re looking at exciting or activating ones that are located throughout the body and concentrated in the CNS and immune system – literally hitting all of it’s receptors vs half of them.  So when I ingest oils they move throughout my internal organs and treat me from the inside out. Since I’m also fighting Cancer, this is imperative. I also use topicals at times, cannabis infused in oils put directly on the skin which I don’t include in the inhalation/ingestion topic.  Even if I wasn’t in a cancer recurrence I’d still be using some infused oils daily as the combo of both inhalation (for me I like vaporization but also smoke) and ingestion is the key for both myself and Genevieve. Without ingestion of oils I know neither of us would be doing this well. I know it keeps me alive. As an adult inhaling it, I believe in my own theory, it activates the entire system by making what we’ve ingested come to life in a whole different way – much more medicinal and much more value by combining these intake methods.

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It also takes the people that surround you to be aware of what you need and to be responsive for you. Without the team we have here it would have been beyond difficult to battle the problems that still face both of us. Both Gen and I still have Epilepsy regardless of seizure control. We both ingest quite a bit of infused MCT to gain the cannabinoids we need along with the ketogenic ability of the base oil itself.  So whatever you are using make sure you’re eating some of it or ingesting – it’s a must. Also make sure your ‘team’ is aware of what you use and whatever Rx medication you still take. Without a quick response from Mom both of us would be subject to what a trigger can do. I like the fact that infused MCT can easily be used as a rescue – it takes 4-5 ml but that’s not much and it’s great for the health. One thing we always aim to do is rescue before a problem occurs, and it works.  With a ton of autoimmune difficulties some medications have caused side effects that trigger a neuro response. Thankfully Genevieve and I have a team from the youngest to oldest in the family that are all knowledgeable on our specific needs.

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Back to digestion and inhalation – I need both to do the job. I’ve found many times that both used simultaneously, literally eat some infused MCT or Olive Oil, and then dab or smoke as it’s melting in my mouth. seriously does the trick and can last for many hours. I call it the double whammy and it stops any feeling that is associated with Epilepsy, Anxiety, PTSD – even depression and symptoms of these neuropsych often situational multi diagnostics are within just about every illness imaginable. Sometimes I’ll use a stronger Super critical CO2 extraction that’s been turned to ‘THC Distillate’  if its needed. I continue to use various products as I’ve found there’s few others I can talk to (sometimes nobody else) that’s recovered from the same diagnosis – Severe Refractory Generalized Epilepsy and has found a way to manage it with Cannabinoids. Finding others that have it documented in medical records is even harder. One thing I do see too often nowadays are claims by people that are ‘seizure free’ – we don’t know if that’s the case if an EEG isn’t connected to us. Sometimes I see it along with an ad for a product – nowadays I’m very leery of this.  I try not to associate myself with products at this time as I’m not a walking ad for anything but the plant. Maybe that will change, for now – I’ll stay a patient. After all, there is a huge industry out there and people will do quite a bit to sell products, although I find that this is limited and most have good intentions. Let’s get back to nature and I’ll try not to get off track!

Back to the battle for independence and wellness. For me,  it takes changing the strains and how I intake it.  Many get hung up on what strain and ratio to use. I literally don’t care as long as it’s clean cannabis and it’s got the terpenes and more intact as well as fitting the purpose. For example I’m not looking for a straight sativa or dominant hybrid alone but will mix it with Indica to make a nice mix. I don’t go off of ‘keep it the same’ – I go off of ‘change it up’. Why? Because keeping it the same has proven to not work unless the same is of a quality I don’t see on the market but would love to see created and available for everyone – that would take a change in federal law.  Anyway, after awhile it’s became intuition in deciding what to use or even make – I literally know my body and what/when it needs. My EEG may be clear but I still have problems at times. When I ingest infused oils they are lower in THC and are subtle, if it is a full extract thick black oil for example it’s much more intense and high in THC – definitely can cause a bit of a medicated feeling like inhalation does. I prefer to infuse MCT coconut, olive, and other oils infused with cannabis vs. using the strong RSO types as there’s multiple issues with both the long term use of oils prepared with solvents and whether or not the oil is clean.

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Dr. Alan Schreiber is a farmer and researcher in Eastern Washington where he grows a variety of crops including marijuana. (Photo by Rajah Bose) He’s also known for having expert extraction on site with the cleanest of oils.

Stopping severe refractory seizures that can and do kill means sometimes you may have a partial onset – or the start of one. This comes with panic and so much more – those of you with Epilepsy or any health issue associated with panic know exactly what I’m speaking of. Sure, the neurologists can’t find a trace of it in the short EEG tests they do on me –  there’s enough cannabinoids in me to literally beat it. “Great job” I might tell myself, but still  Epilepsy will forever be part of life and the “Purple Family” of Epilepsy Warriors and parents I adore come with that – must say I don’t mind that part at all!   Regardless of our diagnosis, illness, or struggle  – we’re all in this whole Cannabis fight together. But more importantly we’re all on this earth together to help each other.  We do this by gaining knowledge of people’s specific needs and carrying out acts of courage nowadays that I call kindness. We live in a brutal world, that can’t stop any of us from spreading the word of how we treat our problems with Cannabis or how we should be loving each other.

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Does Cannabis stop the seizures for me? YES.  How? By interrupting the interrupted signals in my brain and redirecting them to where they should be going. That’s the simple way to explain what I’ve learned via treating myself, others, and extensive research. Sure I could quote studies and so much more, but I’ve found many of them to be highly objectionable. How could the application of cannabinoids or cannabis on me be compared to a rat, mouse, kangaroo, or even a small group of other people? We’re all unique. Some people respond really well to CBD. I did at first with vape pens and ingestion of it coupled with ingestion of raw cannabis. That’s literally how I stopped seizing why I look at both of the basic delivery methods as the way to go. At first CBD alone and ingestion of raw Cannabis was the trick to gain full control but I found that changing what you use or your ‘protocol’ is imperative at times.

A good friend with Epilepsy came and saw me and we discussed this. A person that never inhaled before started doing so with very small amounts along with a THC/CBD combo infusion of oils. Guess what? It also worked for her – another adult with Epilepsy that had serious seizures interrupting life is now experiencing the ‘Awakening’ as I call it. It’s when a person stops seizing and starts remembering life and past events.  Medicated on Cannabis is how I remembered all of the past that I had forgotten due to a 1995 high speed auto racing wreck.  For others the exact same thing happens, if indeed, they stop a severe seizure pattern. It’s an incredible feeling. Much like going into remission using cannabis – and I’m not talking cancer. It could be addiction, alcoholism, Lupus, Lyme’s, Pain Management or literally any health issue that’s overcame and causes a person to have a renewed life based on the use of Cannabis.

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When I first gained control over severe back-to-back grand mal seizures in 2013 the awakening was incredible. It almost scared me and still does some days. Having a life again means that people are no longer going to be watching over you as they did when you had Epilepsy that was very active. With any health issue that has others on edge one gets in a pattern, and that pattern is indicative of reliance on others vs. yourself. Suddenly the reliance on others ends because no longer are you ill. Boo-hoo so one would say – You’re free! But, that’s why I wanted to write this blog! Even today as I use multiple strains and multiple products I still have this edge to me at times, I do right now as I’m typing. On edge, hard to explain but easy with others that have Epilepsy for some reason as most know exactly what I’m talking about.  The only difference is my likelihood of a seizure is probably 95+% less than others feeling this way only due to Cannabis. A partial onset or a brief stare off absence could happen and does with no notice of it by any other – the EEG still comes back negative.

A neurologist wants to do a 7 day study of me in the hospital and ‘turn his eye’ at the cannabis oils I use while hooked up to the machines. “Why would I possibly want to do that” I asked him in his office. His response “To see what happens, I’m curious and the insurance company approved it.” Wow, so the insurance company approved a $30,000 hospital stay but doesn’t pay for the medicinal cannabis I use that works.  This is the world we live in.  I denied his request to use me as a test tube rat and let him know I’ll continue to go with what causes that EEG to be negative!

Going through the last 5 years of doctors hasn’t been simple. Sometimes I’ve had to demand to either notate Cannabis Oils and CBD oils by milligrams per day as medicines on the list of medication – or I find another doctor and did over a half dozen times, hasn’t been simple. Intimidation is no longer an issue in doctor appointments most of the time – and that doesn’t bother me, it’s the mannerism of many physicians that do. We are people, not to be processed through a facility but to be cared for. Much of that has been lost in what was once doctors that practiced medicine and is now a medical industry. People are treated poorly because they choose to inhale Cannabis instead of ingest pills. The facts are simple, statistics are showing 25% on upwards of close to 50% of pain patients either moving over to cannabis in full or in a huge part. No longer wanting to consume Rx drugs that they know kill. I should know…  I am one of them.

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This is why when I discovered that both inhalation and ingestion was the key I went for it full force and have not stopped. Infusion of oils is very simple. Many people make Cannabis Budder (butter),  instead they could be using MCT coconut oil and keeping the temperature at or below 220 to not break the ‘chains’ of the Medium Chain Triglyceride Coconut oil. Of course many would argue they want their budder to make edibles with! So be it, I just made some myself!  Infusing Cannabis into natures oils has proven to be simple and super effective – especially using higher quality Cannabis material. MCT oil is a bit more temperamental than others but has so many health benefits. Olive oil is not so sensitive and various temperatures can be used to activate the plant.  I look at it simply.  I don’t want to have long term ingestion of any oil that could possibly have solvent in it,  but will do so short term as long as I have the labs that say it’s clean since It’s a Cancer battle along with Epilepsy once again.  So, to wrap this part up, fighting severe refractory generalized epilepsy with Cancer is very much different than fighting partial onset seizures or complex partials. Many aren’t aware that there are over 40 different types of seizures and countless types of Epilepsy diagnostics.  There’s 1/3rd of us roughly that don’t respond to medications, for me 27 different pharmaceuticals were tried over an 18 yr. period and when I started using oils I was on 12 medications/48 pills a day for Epilepsy.  That’s been narrowed down to one specific Rx for Epilepsy now with 4 tabs along with my various delivery methods of cannabinoids of all types.

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My motto?  Don’t discriminate against any one cannabinoid, it’s unfair as they all have functions far beyond knowledge already gained. We, the people with Epilepsy and other health issues, have lives that sometimes cause us to stay shut in.  Sensory overload, I compare it to what I’ve seen through the years with Autistic children, including my own. Having a neurological problem like this means that we have to watch for all kinds of things.  Being careful about that lighter flickering in the dark if I’m smoking a bong load is crucial to this day, I don’t know if it’s the anxiety or a tad of PTSD over being intubated and put into ICU over 3 dozen times due to status epilepticus that could not be stopped (non stop grand mal seizures that require the patient to be put into a drug induced very temporary coma generally with propofol).  Either way, our lives are effected in a brutal manner.  Many of my adult friends are a bit bewildered at the fact the FDA is about to approve a CBD only drug that supposed to be a natural extract but they will not be allowed to get it, even if they have a similar diagnosis as I do.

Limited FDA approvals for ‘cannabis drugs’ that are easily obtained throughout the US already seem a bit ridiculous. I feel bad for my friends in other states I can’t help due to strict laws. It’s a feeling inside that keeps a humble attitude intact. I hope, pray, and wish that every last person gets the ability to be nervous about seizures because they simply aren’t having them like they used to.  I hope that all of my friends suffer social anxiety standing in long lines waiting to take Amtrak trains across the country – alone!!! What I wish for? Independence for all – so what – we deal with anxiety like everyone else, it’s just new for us. It’s not different than anyone else in any other situation that now has freedom – it’s a whole new world so make the best of it.  Everyone is battling something,  always be mindful of this.

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That’s how I fight Epilepsy with Cannabis. I keep on persisting until I find ways to make the very best of what’s happening regardless of whatever obstacle or hurdle there is to leap over. I searched and finally found a doctor that would keep all records from all other doctors so I could document the last five years in a combined medical record. I found an expert in Cannabis right in my own town and eventually went to work to help the whole legitimization of our medication as a volunteer at first. We all must look to our doctors and ask them a simple question “Are you certified in Cannabinoid Medicine?” This should be our line of question and approach to a doctor vs “Is it okay for me to try CBD or Cannabis oil?”  I had to take control. Sure, this meant I lost some doctors at first but soon after I let them know up front and as well found a way to get the oils on my chart,  it became easy.  Nurses are always an excellent resource as they’ll ask you a valuable question ‘Have you started any new medications or changed any doses’?  What an excellent opening…

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This the time to state ‘yes, I’m using a CBD oil supplement at 50mg a day’.  Or whatever you may be doing – I used ‘I’m using CBD supplement at 100mg day and C.O. at 500mg’.  The Nurse writes it onto the medicine list in pen at that time then a receptionist or administrative assistant does the data entry.  One doctor questioned me about this 3 months after I first had it listed! Now that was an interesting conversation as she sat in there and vividly listened to how Cannabis oils had changed my life. If I had this link back then I would have shared it, I hope patients will encourage their doctors to learn. Here’s a link to the The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine that may help them learn.    http://www.aacmsite.org

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Doctors don’t have to be without knowledge and patients don’t have to feel like they’re under the gun when trying to talk to their physician about how to treat Epilepsy or any health condition with Cannabis.  Don’t expect a huge nod to go forward and a bunch of advice, you’d have to find one of the few specialists out there that knows this information – if your insurance covered it or if you could afford the visit.  This is why we all have to take our medical problems into our own hands as much as we possibly can. There are uses for western (modern) medicine and there are also disasters that can occur due to it in my opinion – especially when a patient starts to take pills due to side effects from pills. I’d rather take a different cannabinoid (CBD) to offset the feeling of others (THC,CBN) if necessary or combine them all and gain the very best medicine I can from the plant.

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Fighting Epilepsy with cannabis is always a unique battle. Keep that in mind when you see universal dosing and advice given. The same goes for almost every other medical problem cannabinoid medicine is used to treat. Always keep in mind the large number of types of diagnostics and types of seizure disorders – it’s just like cancer. There’s nearly 100 or more drugs for Epilepsy because of the vast spectrum of the diagnosis.



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Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient, Santa Barbara CA.

Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center, Cannabinoid Education for all 

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  • From trevmorones

    Your strength is admirable. Thank you for sharing, inspiring, and educating.

    • From Mike Robinson

      Thank you Trev!

  • From Connor Christine

    Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration.

  • From Mike Robinson

    You're welcome Christine!

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Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 2 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Prescription Drugs & Side Effects: Is It Worth The Risk?

We all know that pharmaceuticals can save lives, but we also know they kill. But exactly how many? The numbers are beyond shocking.

Reading Alex Steblowsky’s  Facbook post can be rather interesting – especially with my background in not only taking a plethora of prescription drugs and gaining multiple cancers thereafter, but in my research in regards to that being a large part of the reason why.  Let’s take a look at what Alex has to say…

“New Harvard study reveals institutional corruption of pharmaceuticals & how the FDA cannot be trusted with public safety.  According to Harvard report, in US alone, every week, 53,000 end up in hospitals & 2,400 die as a result of taking prescription drugs as prescribed.”
http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/institutional-corruption-of-pharmaceuticals-how-FDA-cannot-be-trusted-with-public-safety.php

Shocking to say the least! I can’t count the number of past and current Cannabis patients I know that have illnesses related to or directly from taking pharmaceuticals and now must take even more pharmaceuticals to offset reactions and side effects.. Many have turned to the beautiful cannabis plant for medicine instead – slowly working away from everything from pain medication to seizure medication for those that find control and help with cannabis vs. pharmaceuticals.
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Let’s learn more from Alex:
“Total corruption: Drug companies bought their way onto FDA advisory panels
It is now an undeniable fact that the pharmaceutical industry weaseled its way onto key U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panels, which were instrumental in shaping the way drugs are safety tested and approved. According to The Washington Post (WP), a recent public records request has revealed that drug companies purchased special access onto these panels, where they were given the keys to the kingdom in swaying decision-makers about official drug policy.”
http://www.naturalnews.com/042562_total_corruption_drug_companies_FDA_advisory_panels.html

And by far it does not end with this…. Alex informs the public on a daily basis. It’s people like him that continue to walk their talk that change this world. Like the saying goes “I can’t help everybody, but everyone can help somebody”….

“The FDA continues to be one of the most dangerous government agencies in the United States. The sheer scope of people it affects with its corruption is staggering.  Constitutional Attorney on US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Corruption, Disinformation and Cover Up of Health Dangers”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/constitutional-attorney-on-us-federal-drug-administration-fda-corruption-disinformation-and-cover-up-of-health-dangers/5430348

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We all know these drugs are dangerous. The FDA requires TV and Radio ad’s to blare out the side effects which are a very true reality for many.  Those that say these drugs are ‘safe’ obviously have not had permanent brain damage or died or they wouldn’t be able to make such a ridiculous statement in  this day and age of people that are now ‘awake’ about the dangers of Big Pharma and doctors that simply do not take the time to check contraindications – drugs that should not be taken together.  When a medicinal cannabis patient walks in the doors many times the physician will tell them they don’t know enough about the plant or there’s not enough research.  That same doctor that was trained in medicine for how many years…. fails to check and see if he or she has prescribed a medication that will mix poorly or interact with Cannabis. So why would a doctor make any statements about the pharmaceuticals being ‘safe’ when their actions as a doctor simply are not.  People die, it’s no joke and it’s people like Alex that are trying to educate the world.
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In a recent post Alex went on…

“It is steadily coming to light that we have for some time been the unwitting victims of a massive fraud by Big Pharma and psychiatry, the money-grubbing, brain-damaging Axis of Evil.

We have not just been sold snake oil or “miracle cures” by charlatans. We have been sold snake oil that not only doesn’t cure anything but also causes profound harm to anyone duped into consuming it.

Same thing with doctor’s, it’s all about the money not your health.”

Enough said, we know where Alex stands, and I am with him.
Visit his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/asteblowsky?tn-str=*F

Thank you Alex for making my point even more clear about the Cannabis plant. It’s the reason why I’m alive and millions more. Mainstream medicine has plenty of room to integrate it into the use of other medications.  With Cannabis, as a researcher,  I’ve learned that we can utilize medications that exist in many different ways safely.  Many are simply unsafe and need to be removed and destroyed or put into schedule 1 where Cannabis should be taken out of it for obvious reasons. While the world revels at prescription CBD being made available soon, many in the know are aware it carries the same scary side effects and has killed already.

No drugs are free of side effect or completely safe… but we have alternatives that are pretty close, and in my opinion very perfect replacements.  Pretty ones too!
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Mike Robinson,  Medicinal Cannabis Patient,  Founder, The Global Cannabinoid Research Center

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