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Mike Robinson Mental Health 1 week ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


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

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

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

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

add-300x140.jpg

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

add1-300x150.jpg

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

20170913_085506-1-1-e1506998476124-225x300.jpg

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

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

evanVape-300x225-300x225.jpg

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

evanvapes-300x225.jpg

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

tin-225x300.jpg

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

disp-300x146-300x146.jpg

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

IMG955310-225x300.jpg

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

mm2-300x300.jpg

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

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

IMG951463-225x300.jpg

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

IMG955304-225x300.jpg

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

leaving-pain-300x300.jpg

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

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient

https://www.facebook.com/MikesEpilepsy

50kreason@gmail.com

@Cannabismymedicine on Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/ThePlantMatters/

@NaturallyAwaken – Twitter

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-robinson-~-cannabis-heals-256b3192/

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Soulmaz Leonora Mental Health 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario

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

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Everything We Know About Treating Anxiety With Weed

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

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JADEO Mental Health 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario


Anti-Anxiety Cannabis Milk: 5 Things You Should Know

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

Here are 5 things you should know about it:

1. It Can be Dairy or Dairy Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common side effects of anti-anxiety drugs are:


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



In comparison, common side effects of CBD are:

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

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

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

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

5. There are risks

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

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


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

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

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    Talk about innovation around consumption methods for CBD!

Lindsay Le Blanc Mental Health 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario

Have you ever been tired and wired? It's something I struggle with when I have nervous exhaustion. Sometimes I'm like a kid on Christmas and can't sleep even though I'm fatigued. I'm tempted to believe that's why Mother Nature created indicas! https://jadeo.co/SIG/Sleep/is-cannabis-a-quality-sleep-aid

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JADEO Mental Health 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Different Parts of the Brain and What They Do

Ever wondered exactly how your brain works? Check out this cool video breaking down the different areas of the brain and precisely what they do.


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

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


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Mike Robinson Mental Health 1 week ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


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

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

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

Resized_20170927_224235-225x300.jpeg

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

add-300x140.jpg

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

add1-300x150.jpg

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

20170913_085506-1-1-e1506998476124-225x300.jpg

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

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

evanVape-300x225-300x225.jpg

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

evanvapes-300x225.jpg

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

tin-225x300.jpg

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

disp-300x146-300x146.jpg

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

IMG955310-225x300.jpg

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

mm2-300x300.jpg

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

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

IMG951463-225x300.jpg

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

IMG955304-225x300.jpg

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

leaving-pain-300x300.jpg

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

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient

https://www.facebook.com/MikesEpilepsy

50kreason@gmail.com

@Cannabismymedicine on Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/ThePlantMatters/

@NaturallyAwaken – Twitter

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-robinson-~-cannabis-heals-256b3192/

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JADEO Mental Health 2 weeks ago / Toronto, Ontario


Anti-Anxiety Cannabis Milk: 5 Things You Should Know

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

Here are 5 things you should know about it:

1. It Can be Dairy or Dairy Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common side effects of anti-anxiety drugs are:


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



In comparison, common side effects of CBD are:

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

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

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

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

5. There are risks

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

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


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

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  • From Janelle Simone

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

  • From Michael Joseph

    Talk about innovation around consumption methods for CBD!

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