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JADEO Medical Cannabis 7 hours ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} Is It Safe To Drive After Consuming Medical Cannabis?

To drive or not to drive after you have had your medical cannabis? Jason Alexander, Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. answers just that question.

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Janelle Simone Medical Cannabis 1 day ago / Scarborough, Ontario

Found this article incredibly enlightening. When we hear about the medical cannabis market, we always think humans but the market is growing largely for pets as well as the benefits of cannabis extends beyond humans. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-rise-of-cannabis-treatments-for-pets/

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The Rise of Cannabis Treatments for Pets

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The Rise of Cannabis Treatments for Pets For millennia, people have shared their lives with domestic animals - and pets have since become a fixture in urban life. The global pet industry is growing fast, driven by pet owners who increasingly treat their furry companions like family, including applying the same lifestyle choices.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} What Are My Employers Responsibilities When It Comes To Use Of Medical Cannabis At The Workplace?

Learn more about your employers responsibilities regarding the use of medical cannabis at the workplace.


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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario


What Can I Do If I Am Not Satisfied With My Employer's Drug Policy?

Hear Jason Alexander Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc, explain what you can do if you are not satisfied with your employer's drug policy?

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario


Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Cannabis Use To My Employer?

Wondering if you should disclose your use of medical cannabis to your employer? Hear what Jason Alexander, Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. has to say on this topic.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


6 Ways Cannabis Can Help Mental Health (VIDEO)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Is Cannabis A Viable Option For Treating Diabetes?

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

Possible benefits of Cannabis

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

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

Stress Relief

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

Insulin Management

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

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

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

Neuropathic Pain

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

Increased Circulation

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

Treatment for inflammation

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

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

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

Relief for eyes

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

Promise for the future

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

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


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

She stole my heart, she calls me Daddy:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for reading,

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

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Hidden Carcinogens: Pharmaceutical Medications Cause Cancer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


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

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

Watching My Daughter Thrive With Cannabis - A Miracle Everyday:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Robinson


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

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To drive or not to drive after you have had your medical cannabis? Jason Alexander, Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. answers just that question.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} What Are My Employers Responsibilities When It Comes To Use Of Medical Cannabis At The Workplace?

Learn more about your employers responsibilities regarding the use of medical cannabis at the workplace.


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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario


What Can I Do If I Am Not Satisfied With My Employer's Drug Policy?

Hear Jason Alexander Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc, explain what you can do if you are not satisfied with your employer's drug policy?

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario


Do I Have To Disclose My Medical Cannabis Use To My Employer?

Wondering if you should disclose your use of medical cannabis to your employer? Hear what Jason Alexander, Chief Legal Officer, Starseed Medicinal Inc. has to say on this topic.

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


6 Ways Cannabis Can Help Mental Health (VIDEO)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JADEO Medical Cannabis 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Is Cannabis A Viable Option For Treating Diabetes?

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

Possible benefits of Cannabis

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

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

Stress Relief

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

Insulin Management

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

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

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

Neuropathic Pain

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

Increased Circulation

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

Treatment for inflammation

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

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

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

Relief for eyes

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

Promise for the future

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

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


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

She stole my heart, she calls me Daddy:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for reading,

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

Director of Business Development – Cisbay Global, Inc. https://cisbay.com/ – Providing solutions for better agricultural growth and sustainability and paving the way to naturally clean our waterways and more across the globe.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Hidden Carcinogens: Pharmaceutical Medications Cause Cancer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


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

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

Watching My Daughter Thrive With Cannabis - A Miracle Everyday:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike Robinson


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

Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Cannabis Touches My Soul Deeply as it Beats Cancer Again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 4 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Mary's Story: Overcoming Epilepsy With Cannabis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Response:

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

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Mary’s answers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

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

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