Now is the time to TAKE ACTION to improve USDA regulations. We need to speak out to protect our freedom to use hemp as we please. it is an extremely valuable plant in so many ways.
There is an organization lobbying to help keep regulations in line with the importance that hemp has for all of us. That’s VOTE HEMP!
Here is a copy of an ACTION ALERT sent by email to supporters recently:
TAKE ACTION to improve USDA hemp regulationsSend a comment, it only takes a minuteAct Now! The deadline is Wednesday eveningThe USDA issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) entitled “Establishment of a Domestic HempProduction Program” to establish regulations for hemp farming as required by the 2018 Farm Bill.
We have carefully reviewed the IFR and identified some serious flaws that need to be corrected in order to ensure that farmers can grow hemp successfully.
We have a number of recommendations in our comments that ensure accuracy and fairness in the program including:Including sampling and genetic variation in the Measurement of Uncertainty Requiring the entire plant to be sampled to ensure accurate THC results
Increasing the sampling to harvest window from 15 to 45 days
Simplifying disposal of non-compliant plants and removing DEA from the process
Getting rid of the unnecessary requirement that labs be registered with DEARemoving the provision that makes crops that test >4.9% as negligent violation
USDA needs to hear from as many stakeholders as possible. We have pre-written comments that you can use or add your own comments. Even if you already submitted comments, you can join in supporting ours. It only takes a minute to send, please take a moment now as the deadline is Wednesday night.
In this article I would like to discuss the differences in CBD oils in the market! In recent years CBD(Cannabidiol) use has skyrocketed. The ways you can ingest it are as diverse as the myriad of products out there!
The most popular medicineIn 1870
You can take it sublingual which was the accepted way for centuries. In 1870 the most popular medicine on the shelf in the Apothecary was Cannabis Oil and it was prescribed for a plethora of reasons. In today’s world you can eat your CBD when infused into edibles, you can vape the oil, which is becoming more and more popular as you can vape it and mix the CBD oil with Nicotine vape juice, you can use it topically in creams or patches, and I have even seen an Anal delivery method! Along with that there are several kinds of oil. There is Full Spectrum, Multi Spectrum and Isolate. We’ll go over them later in the article. Each one has its own set of benefits and will vary from person to person.
New methods of delivering the CBD to our system are always being experimented nowadays as everyone is looking for the best method to deliver. As I mentioned there are different types of oil. The industry standard for centuries, Yes centuries, lol, was the Full Spectrum Extract known as Cannabis Oil. In the Old West in the USA it was referred to by many a traveling salesman as Snake Oil! “Good for what ails ya”. The full spectrum Cannabis oil extracted with solvents can be made from RAW cannabis or Activated Cannabis. More on that later. For all intents and purposes you can consider the full spectrum oil to have all the compounds in the plant you are extracting from. For centuries this was considered the the Holy grail of medicine as it had effects on so many discomforts and ailments.
Then there are the Multi Spectrum extracts which are done with varying types of extraction, most of which use pressure and heat. The amount of heat and pressure determines which compounds are being extracted. They have some of the compounds that come out at the same pressure and heat, typically Terpenes. These are used for different purposes and usually is dependent on individual tastes and comfort.
And finally we have the “Isolate” This has become very popular as the extraction processes have become better and better. In 2014 the best method of extraction was CO2. It is very efficient and you can pinpoint the exact pressure and temperature to isolate the one compound. The problem with pressure extractions is some of the molecules are broken. Even though they will test as being there say 1000 mg of CBD. Only 50% of it might be Bio-available. Bio-availability is the most important thing! This my personal favorite of all. I combine the CBD isolate with my medical marijuana increasing the health benefits of using cannabis as a healing medicine.
So people are not only confused about which kind of oil will be effective for them and what to buy but which oil which way? You can consume any of the oils in any of the delivery methods. What you need to be careful with is that you get the CBD differently with each different method and oil. Sublingually by vaping is considered the best and most Bioavailable method to deliver the CBD. This seems to be better than sublingual oil as most people end up swallowing half or more of the oil then digesting it which you get it much slower to your blood system thru your digestive tract.
Actually, medicinally under a doctors care, intravenous delivery is possible. But back to us. The only problem with vaping is not everyone wants to vape all that much all day. Some people use upwards of 100 or more mg of the oil sublingual a day and the proponents of vaping say vaping is eight times more bio-available. That would mean you only have to vape 12 to 15 mg as opposed to 100 mg of sublingual oil. For a smoker that is nothing but if you don’t already vape it’s a lot! And now there are full spectrum vapes, multi spectrum vapes and isolated vapes LOL. The choices can be daunting. Keep in mind that isolated CBD is different from full-spectrum CBD extract or multi spectrum in that it only contains CBD and none of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, or healthy fatty acids that commonly result from the from the whole-plant extraction process.
Beware of all the vapes on the market. Make sure it is a reputable company and is being reviewed by third parties as there is a lot of junk out there right now!
100’s of active cannabinoids
Cannabis, with its complex chemical structure, contains 100’s of active cannabinoids aside from CBD. It also contains terpenes, which have anti-inflammatory properties, and are regarded as increasing the efficacy of cannabinoids. Kind of like an enhancer. Although they are not rated as important as CBD when it comes medical benefits, some of these other cannabinoids have been found to have symptom alleviating qualities as well. The cannabinoids CBN and CBG for example, are found in most full-spectrum extracts and studies have shown that both contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and pain relieving properties. So a few years ago I was sure I wanted Isolated CBD but now as the science gets better I for one am going to try a full spectrum oil.
Whole-plant extracts typically contain a carefully measured amount of the cannabis plant’s most prominent cannabinoid, THC, and it all depends on the plants DNA. In many countries, a certain percentage of THC is illegal, so it is vital to know the amount of this cannabinoid when manufacturing products that contain full-spectrum CBD. When present together, CBD and its cannabinoid colleagues, as well as terpenes, produce what is known as an entourage effect. The synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and terpenes has been shown to increase the healing properties of each. In the US the threshold is .3% THC in the live plant. This is how the law reads but you will still see oil on the market that says the oil contains less than .3% THC which is bending the regulation a bit!
A study published by the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research,(https://providahealth.com/2018/03/23/cannabis-study-full-spectrum-cannabis-extracts-medically-effective-cbd-alone/) which aimed its focus on the effectiveness of CBD isolate compared to full-plant extract, supported the concept of full spectrum extracts, stating in its summary that “in all of the tests, the isolated CBD was ineffective both before and after a certain dosage, while the effectiveness of the full-spectrum solution continued to increase as higher doses were administered. The results all indicate that CBD is only effective against swelling and pain at a certain dose, and that cannabis solutions containing a full range of cannabinoids will continue to provide corresponding effects as the dosage is increased.” Given the results of this study, it would seem to confirm that full-spectrum extract is preferable over CBD isolate for most CBD users, but CBD isolate is still frequently used and believed by some to be more effective than full-plant extract.
This belief is led by the idea that CBD is the only medically sought after cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, aside from THC. Many CBD isolate users are under the impression that by consuming only the CBD cannabinoid and no terpenes or any other “unnecessary” components of the plant, they are getting a more powerful or effective dose of CBD. When vaping a CBD extract, which as stated previously, is considered to be the most efficient and quick-acting method of administering CBD, isolate users may feel that they are taking the most efficient route to CBD consumption. While this method might be efficient, the lack of entourage effect means the benefits are reduced when compared to full-spectrum CBD consumption. This is all new and I am an ISOLATE user so here I go PRACTICING again.
CBD Isolate Does Have Something To Offer
However, CBD isolate does have something to offer CBD users that full-spectrum extracts does not. The fact that full-spectrum extracts invariably contain low levels of THC means that some users prefer to play it safe and stick to pure CBD by itself, out of fear of failing a drug test or experiencing a form of “high”, although both of these occurrences have been found to be fairly unlikely.
THC is one of the cannabinoids involved in the “entourage effect” stated earlier so it is ideal for inclusion in CBD supplementation. A recent article on full-spectrum CBD demonstrates the importance of THC inclusion by stating, “In hemp THC is a minor constituent and appears only in trace amounts under 0.3% by dry weight, as required by the U.S. government for hemp products. THC mimics the action of anandamide, a neurotransmitter naturally produced in the human body, and binds to CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system found mostly in the brain. The extremely low levels of THC in hemp make hemp oil non-psychoactive and safe for all ages to use.”
The wide range of benefits contained in full-spectrum CBD extracts means some CBD merchants have either ceased to sell, or scale down the promotion of CBD isolate, in comparison to the whole-plant extract variety. Companies and individuals who extract CBD themselves are realising that cannabis has more to offer medicinally than just CBD or THC, and that there is little to no reason to not include all that this “super-plant” has to offer in the extraction process.
Healthier You and Me
With all that said there is a lot to be benefitted from the THC free variety of cbd hemp oil. Isodiol has developed a way to make a full spectrum extract that has even the trace amounts of THC removed. Many people have an aversion to any kind of THC. So industrial hemp and the new science may be the way to a healthier you and me!
CBDA and THCA
Going back to something I said earlier that I would like to explain. The difference between raw cannabis CBDA and THCA and activated CBD and THC. There are NO psychoactive properties to RAW Cannabis. It is considered a Super Food! In order to change CBDA to CBD and THCA to THC it must be heated (decarboxylated) in order to activate either compound. So if you are a healthy person and just looking to pump up your system go for the Full Spectrum Raw Cannabis Oil.
Constant Evolving Market!
This all serves to underline the importance of testing CBD extract for the various levels of active ingredients. If your homemade CBD extract contains a high amount of THC it could be illegal in your country and require you use either a different method of extraction, or more likely, the need to find a source of hemp that has lower THC. As more scientific literature emerges supporting the entourage effect, and increased benefits of full-spectrum CBD compared to CBD isolate, we can expect the manufacture and sale of CBD goods based around isolate and the other spectrums to be a constant evolving market!
I am an affiliate marketer and during my journey to better health for myself I found the company Isodiol. I had met the owner a couple years before in another cbd venture. The products were outstanding and I have been using and sharing the products since 2017. Read my article about how you can join the MISSION!
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Aceso ~~ In 2015 Dixie Brands launched a company by the name of Aceso to specialize in health and wellness products. The products are centered on the cannabis market and are continuously expanding to try new things, and bring new and exciting products to the world of CBD. Aceso’s name came from Greek mythology and is a reference to the goddess of healing. They are a company that holds a strong belief over the power nature holds toward delivering health and wellness. The Aceso company mission is based around the foundation of how hemp along with other naturally grown herbs such as lavender and tumeric house incredible qualities that can bring relief to people everywhere and anywhere.
Be Tru Organics ~~ This is a company that is passionate about hemp-derived products and their passion stems from personal health challenges that they met by using these products. Through personal trial and tribulation they learned the power that plants and herbs could offer people, and the relief associated with approaching things with an open mind. Be Tru Organics offers a variety of products that are hemp-derived, and are of the highest quality to help support the mind, body, and soul. They also have a certified promise that their products contain no harmful pesticides, chemicals, or anything of that nature.
Bluebird Botanicalsis a company that specializes on hemp-derived products, specifically supplements, CBD, and a variety of items that fall within that realm. It was founded in Boulder, Colorado in the year 2012. After impressive developments it went from a company that began with a single product line, and grew to something much more impressive.
Bluebird Botanical’s company mission is the continuous quest to create positive development and impact on humanity, daily. Their belief is that by offering high-quality hemp products, and by putting in genuine time and effort to educate on what hemp has to offer, that their products can create breakthroughs and provide the reliefs and comforts that CBD is commonly associated with.
Buddha Teas is a company that recognizes the healing properties associated with warm brewed beverages, but it goes so far beyond that. Buddha Teas believes that by delivering additive-free options for teas that customers all over can experience an incredible experience that soothes the mind and soul by drinking what they have to offer. Buddha Teas pride themselves around the fact that their products are organic, and made from fresh herbs and tea leaves. The company also loves to take a stance on education by providing knowledge and offering the willingness to converse with customers should they reach out about their products.
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Cannabomb and Cannadips is a company that recognizes the comfort that CBD appears to deliver people and capitalizes on making consumption of such products delicious, convenient, and concealable. Cannadips bases its company around the concept of a journey in which they want to deliver the ultimate dosing method to its users. The company recognizes the values of consuming cannabinoids and as such they base their mission around enhancing the experience. Cannadips is about experiencing the CBD benefits without the needs for smoke, odor, or any form of delayed absorption. Cannadips are about delivering a timely dose of CBD, which is considered under a 10 minute time frame, and being able to get the effect immediately. The Cannadips currently come in three distinct, delicious flavors and Dr. Ganja carries each one.
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The blog is full of interesting cannabis news!
There is even category links like CBD for pets!
CBD pet products for dogs and cats and your other furry friends range from tinctures, to be taken internally, to topical options and even infused treats.
When it comes to helping your pet dog or cat or other pet relax, treat pain and other discomfort, not all medications are created equal. When the safety of CBD for pets was studied and understood, the potential for dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals became quickly clear. As CBD pets is a completely non-psychoactive cannabinoid, it won’t affect pets negatively or get them “stoned.” Instead, these CBD pet products work as a safe and easy to use health CBD pet supplement for all kinds of creatures.
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This is a reprint with permission of an email sent out by Regulate Florida as a Call to Join
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Americans say Cannabis should be legal. The support for US Cannabis legalization reaches a new high exposing a national shift as more states legalize cannabis for medical or adult use.
In an unprecedented move Americans support for legal Cannabis was 61 percent in 2018, a rise from 57 percent two years ago, according to the General Social Survey, which is a respected trend survey that has been measuring support for legal Cannabis since the 1970s.
The General Social Survey has been conducted since 1972 by NORC at the University of Chicago, primarily using in-person interviewing.
Sample sizes for each year’s survey vary from about 1,500 to about 3,000 adults, with margins of error falling between plus or minus 2.2 percentage points and plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
The most recent survey was conducted April 12 through Nov. 10, 2018, and includes interviews with 2,348 American adults.
An analysis of the survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the General Social Survey staff finds that increased backing of legalization cut across all age groups and political parties. The 2018 poll is the first in which a majority of Republicans support legalizing marijuana — 54 percent, up from 45 percent in 2016. Among Democrats, 76 percent now favor legalization. Even the political venue is starting to come around and see that the fruits of ending this needless prohibition of HEMP in general far outway any negative effects!
“Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition.”
Justi Strekal, political director, NORML
I have been involved with NORML since the seventies. I have been a proponent of ending the prohibition on Cannabis all my adult life. I for one have suffered the legal consequences of civil disobedience. Daddy always taught me “don’t play unless you can pay”!
The rising support mirrors the evolving legal landscape across the country. Most Americans now live in places where marijuana is legal in some form, with 10 states allowing recreational usage and more than 30 allowing medicinal use.
The GSS asks about making use of marijuana legal, but does not specify whether it should be legal for recreational or medical use. What they are really concerned with is how do they control it?
Schedule 1 ?????
Legalization advocates say the increasing public support should prompt the U.S. government to reverse course. At the federal level, marijuana is categorized as a dangerous illegal drug, similar to LSD or heroin. It is totally evident with all the positive effects being reported that the scheduling was wrong. Cannabis irrefutably has medical benefits and recreationally is not as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco. What it comes down to is that the government does not have the right to control something that was lied about.
“Our time has come,” said Justin Strekal, political director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. “Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition.”
Support for legalization is strongest among 18-to-34-year-olds, with nearly 75 percent favoring it.
But older Americans are taking a more favorable view, too. Forty-six percent of those 65 and older say marijuana should be legal, up from 42 percent in 2016. Views on marijuana legalization have shifted dramatically: In the 1973 GSS, just 19 percent supported legalization.
Look at those numbers! How can our elected officials deny this! And I do believe that they are not asking the right baby boomers lol. I see it more as almost everyone I talk to says it should be legal whether they use it or not!
The change in Americans’ views about cannabis can also be witnessed on the campaign trail. A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the nation’s largest legal pot shop, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a prominent legalization advocate on Capitol Hill. Even retired Senators and representatives are jumping on the boat to be in front of this movement when legalization inevitably happens.
Support for legalization has been gradually growing for years, but it has increased sharply since 2012, when Colorado and Washington state became the first states to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Now other states and even the District of Columbia, our nation’s capital have legalized the use for adults. How ironic is that? Our leaders live where it’s legal but want to control us?????
United States Attorney General William Barr
We have a new Attorney General in the United States, William Barr and he said during a Senate hearing that he would prefer Congress pass the STATES Act—a bill to let states legalize marijuana—than continue the current approach of states ending cannabis prohibition contrary to federal law. He also said he’s not sure if Cole Memo protections should apply to cannabis businesses that started operations after his predecessor Jeff Sessions rescinded it, though he won’t go after those who were operating under its protections before then. And, he pledged to act on pending applications for licenses to grow cannabis for research. All praise that sessions is gone and a reasonable person has taken his place. So far this AG has met or exceeded my expectations.
Other politicians speaking out on the subject and proposing bills to end the prohibition are:
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a presidential candidate, tweeted, “There’s a lot of talk about the legalization of marijuana. It’s about time. But there’s not nearly enough talk about restorative justice to lift minority communities gutted by the war on drugs.”
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said he’s “glad Attorney General Barr today reiterated his belief that the current situation is untenable and that the STATES Act is an approach he would be interested in pursuing, and I hope my colleagues will hear his loud and clear call for Congress to act.”
Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted about “importance of medical cannabis for our #veterans. 68,000 vets are addicted to opioids. We must research better ways to treat PTSD, TBI, and chronic pain. Our vets deserve it.”
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) tweeted, “Even [Attorney General William Barr] knows the prohibition of cannabis is senseless. We must build upon the momentum!”
I could go on and on with the statements, tweets and bill proposals but you get the point. The government is coming around and can see that change is needed. Between state Legislatures and the federal Congress there are over 1000 bills proposed to change the way we handle Cannabis!
Home Values Increase
I saw an article in a science and health magazine that revealed: “cities that allow retail dispensaries saw home values increase $22,888 more than cities where marijuana is illegal from 2014 to 2019 (controlling for population and initial home values).” That is so very cool! It is a sociological phenomena happening across the country. Those cities crime rates are down, opiod deaths are down, DUI has slowed per capita and people are nicer to each other. Go figure????
Here is some Cannabis Trivia!
Jeopardy had a question about the relationship between marijuana and beer.
Actor Timothy Olyphant spoke about his marijuana consumption and about the time his dogate cannabis edibles.
I can see the end of the prohibition on the horizon. Just the economic and environmental changes we could implement just by developing plant based products that are renewable, recyclable and eco friendly!
So, what are you Passionate in Life about? Is it CBD?
It is for me! I have been on this journey for years now! I literally gave up pharmaceutical drugs cold turkey completely 4 years ago. It’s been all natural for me and the center of my focus has been CBD.
2020 UPDATE – coming
I spent a couple years (quite a few really) in denial with the pharmaceutical medications. I was diagnosed with a degenerative disease in 1995 and have pummeled the odds!!!
In 2001 I was diagnosed with PTSD after a terminal scuba accident offshore of the Florida Keys while being Captain on an Offshore Spearfishing operation.
I have been struggling with pain and anxiety most of my adult life! They do go hand in hand.
In 2003 a surgeon called the ambulance to his office to take me to the hospital because there was no way I could walk he said. It turned out to be a PA, not the doctor. He rushed in the room and never even looked at me while he was pronouncing his orders after reading just my reports , he hadn’t even looked at the pictures LOL!
I asked if he had put me in the computer yet that I was there to see them? (I wanted to do my duty to my primary care doctor). When he looked up and replied “YES” I stood up and said “Watch, I walked in here and now I am going to walk out of here, Thank You Have a Nice Day.”
I had no intention of having the surgery but my PC had told me no more percocets if I didn’t see the surgeon. LOL I saw the surgeon. I know several friends who had the infamous fusion and were not happy. I have never been in a hospital overnight since birth and hope I never have to!
Yes I made an appointment to see him, fired him and refused to pay the copay! lol, Oh well shit happens!
In 2014 I had a terrible interaction between the pharms I was taking and alcohol and a couple other substances. A court ordered physician decided that the 14 pills a day I had been taking from my Primary Care Physician, my Pain Management Specialist, and my Neurologist, being paid for for years by Humana, were all wrong. So I went cold turkey from all of the pills. That was a first! I had given one up here and one there but all at once lol, new experience. Of course he prescribed his own cocktail. lolol.
Another couple years of bad side effects. I had given up alcohol and street drugs but it was 2 of the worst years of my life! I did have 2 relapses with street drugs as I took in a roommates to help with the bills. Each time they turned out to be addicts LMAO.
I had a cocked gun to my head twice! I believe it was a side effect of the anti seizure medication that they were giving me for the side effect it was supposed to have on me. I had never had a seizure in my life!! (I also lost my Life Insurance that I had been paying into for years because of the type of medication I was on in my med profile) At the last moment I said “NO this won’t solve anything” I fought with the therapist about changing the drugs, which he did once. And the institution wouldn’t ever let me speak with the real doctor LOL. Sorry but I went cold turkey from that garbage as soon as Big Brother would let me. I have an almost life long friend who hadn’t seen me in years that can attest to what I looked like while on those meds. (update 09/16/2018 see my friends comment below in the comment section)
It’s now 2018 and I am still walking LOL. I live in pain. It is my cue that I am alive. LOLThere are ways to manage your pain and anxiety. Pain and anxiety go hand in hand. You get anxious cause you know you will be in pain. Then you’re in pain and you are anxious about the remedies and information overload you are told about your pain. LOL Oh boy the merry go round!
After all the bad stuff I started using CBD. I bought CBD all over the place. I was in an MLM with CBD, I affiliate marketed CBD, I went to meetings about it, bought it in headshops, on the internet and talked to every holistic doctor or health food store employee that would talk to me. Information almost overload ~~ I learned how to differentiate between FACT and OPINION!
I was born into a family of salesmen so that’s what I did to afford my medication! (It’s still not covered by insurance) I got Pro-Active in the CBD business world.
Actually I had been active in the Cannabis sector having been a member of NORML since 1976. (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
In the summer of 2017 I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Skin Cancer. I had several malignant biopsies and a half a dozen pre-cancer sites. OH boy. I refused conventional treatment for the biopsy sites but they railroaded me into cryosurgery on the pre cancer sites. “This might be a little uncomfortable” ~~ 260 degrees below zero nitrogen directly on your skin, AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I then opted to treat the malignant sites with RSO(Cannabis Oil), 1000 mg’s a day (combination of topical and oral) and massive doses of CBD(750 to 1000 mg a day of ISO99 2500).
I sort of embraced the natural foods and kept my spirit up saying “I WILL beat this”. And I had a wonderful home support partner Shirley Hermelin who IS my Gypsea Queen! All the while working 7 days a week on the road promoting CBD!(Almost getting arrested a few times see my youtube channel the Sturgis playlist LOL) And sho nuff I am done with the big C!
This is what Shirley had to say after reading this:
“Dennis, watching you, my belief in plant based therapy deepens every day. I know the degree of pain that your spine exerts on you and to see the amount of relief you are able to get from the formulations that Isodiol makes is amazing. I am so happy at the difference it has made in your life.”
I wear long sleeve t-shirts a lot and fish at night! LOL
In 2017 I became a Medical Marijuana patient in the state of Florida. It has been a Godsend.
I have been involved with Cannabis since I was 14, 51 years ago.
I have never been in a hospital overnight.
Let those last two statements settle in a little bit~~~~~~~~~~~
Could there be a connection?
I have spoken with several doctors about it who just smile and won’t comment either way basically because they don’t know. My Cannabis doctor is still learning. Now I have a primary care physician and a Cannabis doctor. LOL My PC says I’m getting the best blood work ever!!! My Cannabis doctor says be careful with that Euphoria side effect, LOL.
I just went thru a harrowing experience for me and ended up with a stent in my heart. If you know me you know I discussed my medical use of cannabis with every medical ear I could find. Nurses, doctors, phlebotomists, anybody in scrubs, LOL😎👌👍😉💚💚💚 The bottom line is most of them don’t know shit! The most common answer I got during my recovery was, “yeah I have heard that.” Occasionly “a relative uses that”. Mention Cannabidiol is the name and they say “what?” That’s their biggest mistake, lol cause I then go into my share information mode and it is very hard to shut me up, LOL.
A cardiologist had the best answer I heard and this is from memory, “CBD is great, it can’t hurt anything and from what I have read it can help with balancing everything out. Medical Marijuana with thc I don’t know much but haven’t ever heard where it could hurt. I know of no bad interactions.”
Hearing it from me is one thing but listen to the rest of these people!
Here are a few testimonials that an associate in the CBD sector has received
These are real people and unsolicited. They are not identified as they asked not to be! There are people who believe but are afraid because of the stigma our greedy lying government has duped the country with.
I met a girl in Sturgis SD last summer while peddling my oils at One Eyed Jacks on Main Street during the bike rally who was leaning on the bar crying. I went over and asked her what was wrong and she replied “I just rode from California on my boyfriends bike and it’s a hardtail and I can hardly walk” Her boyfriend noticed us and asked what was up. I said I can help! Sold him a bottle of ISO1500 which we no longer have and she was dancing in 10 minutes!!!! Now this product is in the Bioactive Hemp Oil ISO 99 family!
I also have a friend who wants to remain anonymous That recently had surgery and was in lots of pain. He was taking percocet prescribed by the surgeon and it wasn’t cutting it. I gave him an ml of the oil I take every day and he was calmed down in a matter of 10 minutes. He then took an ml twice a day for a week and was able to function. He’s getting better, still no lifting but he’s still taking like a 1/4 to 1/2 ml as maintenance every day!
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“I am the life long friend, and an RN for 43 Years. I saw Dennis when he was on a lot of medication and I was very concerned. He was clearly over medicated and had developed the “haldol shuffle” we call it when extrapyramidal symptoms are evident. I told him he had to get off the stuff and he did. He went back to being my teenage pal (I think this is a good thing). Also he pestered me about trying isodiol and I resisted. I didn’t want to take anything that could be considered a drug or would be looked at askance but I had “nurses thumbs” really bad arthritis in the basal joint if my thumbs due to over use. It was becoming crippling. I family gave in and tried the isodio because conventional medicine offered me only a surgical option after two rounds or extremely painful and ineffective cortisone injections. So I tried the isodiol and i had tremendous relief from the pain and restoration of function. I still have impairment and discomfort but nothing like it was. I didn’t feel high in any way. I could not tell I had taken anything and that is what i wanted – life unmedicated. I am a convert. And i am happy to see my buddy Denn restored”
Mary used the ISO99 500
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Some people still feel there is a stigma to Cannabis. We all need to get out there and show them there is not! WE even have a product that the CBD is derived from Hops. It is out of stock right now as it was wildly popular. I tried the highest serving size pill and did get relief!
Will I fail a drug test?
One of the first questions I always get is “Will I fail a drug test?” There is a long winded explanation but this says it best!
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Legal marijuana sales in North America reached $9.2 billion in 2017. The legal cannabis market is expected to soar to $24.5 billion by 2021, according to Arcview Market Research.
One of our largest problems in The Cannabis sector is banking. Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and that’s who regulates banks and they do not want the problems.
That troubling situation inspired a California Democrat, Hertzberg – who represents Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, to introduce SB 930 to the California Legislature in April. The bill allows for the creation of limited charter banks and credit unions to service cannabis businesses at the state level. It would also allow marijuana firms to use special purpose checks issued by these institutions to pay for state and local taxes, rent, and goods and services.
The law, which has bipartisan support, aims to have cannabis firms store their cash in the vaults of some of the 914 bank branches in the state that have closed since 2014. What an amazing idea. Repurpose existing infrastructure!
To quote another reputable blog “SB 930 will still have to clear some procedural hurdles before it’s in front of the full Senate for a vote, but this is definitely another step in the right direction to ease the logistical burden – and enormous public safety concern – that dealing in all cash poses on cannabis businesses. SB 930 is yet another piece in the fight against the federal government’s unjust war on cannabis. Eventually the final blow will have to come from the federal government, but in the interim California, along with many other states, will continue to lead the way.”
It looks like we have another major surge in the Cannabis space as the Florida Legislature has approved the smoking of cannabis in the Medical Marijuana space. Ever since the amendment passed in 2016 smoking Cannabis has been illegal. Vaping, using it sublingually or topically were the only delivery methods. Recently Anal was added but i don’t see a big increase of use of that delivery method. But smoking, Yes you will see a big increase of the amount of Cannabis being used. It is a fact that some people can only get relief from smoking the herb. Science has shown that different compounds act different under a combustible action as opposed to vaporizing or absorbing.
Governor DeSantis signed the bill already and it will go into effect shortly. There was a final give from the proponents of the free market system at the end which I believe the good ole boys in Tallahassee just put in so they can say “look we are really in control” lol.
Tobacco papers and blunts will not be allowed.
What???? Somebody’s brother in law must make pipes is all I can figure. All joking aside this is a move in the right direction.
The closer we get to Legalization the better!
I LOVE NY
Back in June 2018 as New York state made moves to go legal, the once-staunch prohibitionist Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reversed course and come out in favor or recreational cannabis. It’s amazing how the thought of revenue can change a politicians mind.
Now, we’re getting some more good news from this hugely populated state.
The New York Department of Financial Services has decided against imposing any regulatory action against banks that work with companies in the medical marijuana industry. An awesome move on their part!
That makes sense.
In some cases, New York companies are paying their employees with envelopes stuffed with cash – and their taxes as well. That’s according to Maria Vullo, the New York state superintendent of financial services. I really don’t understand the trouble with that except the fact the government has trouble tracking your movement of cash.
A high NY State financial official wrote “None of this is necessary,” in a guidance to the state’s financial institutions issued July 3. “Positions taken by the federal government are only exacerbating these problems, rather than remedying them. New York must act.” A call to action to keep the cash moving in the Empire State.
It seems as N.Y. Is on the right track they are definitely having troubles coming to a Final Conclusion on just how to do this Recreational Marijuana thing. The Governor of NY thinks in theory like many of his socialist counterparts. In the government workings there must be a HOW included in the law. I for one am for the total FREE market! The governments should do their specified jobs. The Federal Government is only responsible for inter-state commerce so each state has to come up with their own HOW. Safety is what government should regulate. Making sure there are no bad chemicals, that production facilities are safe and all that but use should be up to the individual in the privacy of their own home! Growing for personal use should definitely be legal!
According to AMNY.com as of writing this article “The six-month Health Department study, commissioned by Cuomo, was released in July and determined that the benefits of legal marijuana outweigh the risks. The department also determined that legalizing the drug for New Yorkers older than 21 would not significantly raise smoking rates and could help reduce racial disparities in police enforcement. Medical marijuana remains legal in New York State for patients who are certified by medical practitioners as having serious conditions, under the Compassionate Care Act. The conditions include cancer, AIDS and severe chronic pain among other ailments.“
It doesn’t look like it will be in the budget the way the governor wants but it could change any day. NY is one of that very very political states where revenue is sometimes as important as control! But he still has the support of the Mayor of New York City as shown in this quote “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get a historic issue right for future New Yorkers,” de Blasio said in a letter attached to the report. “Legal cannabis is coming to New York State.”
We’ve talked a bit about how the federal prohibition against cannabis is hindering the banking abilities of marijuana firms in the United States – but it doesn’t stop there. It has global impacts!
This archaic U.S. policy doesn’t only impact Cannabis businesses at the state, or even national, level. In fact, the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, specifically Section 319(b), allows the federal government to seize what it considers “illicit funds” by issuing subpoenas to any foreign bank that maintains a correspondent account in the United States.
In other words, any bank that deals with a Cannabis firm – even one that resides in fully legal Canada or Uruguay – and that has a banking relationship with a U.S. bank to conduct cross-border transactions could be considered a money launderer according to the PATRIOT Act.
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That basically covers almost any major bank in the world, according to a report on the topic coauthored by the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak.
In practical terms, Canadian cannabis firms do have access to local banks, like Alterna Savings, which acts as the bank for at least one of the companies on the list you received if you signed up for my email list., Canopy Growth Corp. (Nasdaq: CGC). The Bank of Montreal also helped financing deals with Canopy and other Canadian marijuana firms. A great sign that the Canadian government and business institutions are all embracing their legalization wholeheartedly!
And so far, the United States hasn’t gone after any American banks with correspondent relationships to foreign banks that work with cannabis firms, according to Cannabis Wire . But this is an issue an issue worth watching.
The President’s Favored Bill
Now, the obvious step that cannabis firms in the U.S. need to take to shore up their basic banking abilities is a change to federal law. And this year has seen a virtual whirlwind of bills getting proposed by various members of Congress.
In fact, there have been 41 pro-cannabis bills introduced this year eme number that lawmakers submitted from 1999 to 2015, according to a Marijuana Business Daily analysis. With the most liberating ones coming as I write.
It’s surely a sign lawmakers are feeling the heat from constituents who support legalization in some form or another. Some, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who is looking to legalize industrial hemp in the latest farm bill, are changing their minds due to the potential positive economic benefits that legal marijuana is bringing to their states. Also they are realizing that Hemp should not be lumped in with Marijuana. Kentucky is already producing and selling industrial hemp oil illegally under the 2010 Farm Act which gave the States the right to grow industrial hemp for research. Well it didn’t take long for the industry to realize the monetary windfall from this amazing plant. They are in defiance of Federal Law just as other states like California, Oregon and Colorado are doing the same thing.
Of course, some of these bills have little chance of making the grade, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decriminalization bill. It is very optimistic and would take some real politicking to win over enough votes but we shouldn’t not support it! We should get behind every effort to get rid of CANNABIS PROHIBITION!
But one in particular has a good chance of making it out of committee. Now, this bill not only happens to be supported by a bipartisan group of backers, but even President Donald Trump says he’s supporting it.
And if it passes, it’ll bring relief to cannabis companies’ banking woes…
I’m talking about the STATES Act, S.3032 and H.R.6043, which would essentially leave the states the option to legalize cannabis as they see fit, ending the federal prohibition on cannabis.
If it passes Congress – and if President Trump signs it, as he’s suggested he will – any legitimate cannabis firm will be able to use the banking system that virtually all other American companies now take for granted. This is truly what should happen. The stigma of POT is gone!
And that’ll be great news for the best marijuana firms on the market.
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I recently posted some widgets across my websites and got a lot of individual inquiries so I want to explain what Regulate Florida is.
The mission of Regulate Florida is simply stated as “to create a practical and enforceable framework for adult use of marijuana“.
“Through a program of regulation and education, we will limit access to minors, prevent abuse and curtail driving while impaired. We will enable the creation of jobs and allow consenting and informed adults to choose to use cannabis responsibly rather than be labeled as criminals. while reducing the use of limited law enforcement resources.“
Taken directly from an email:
GrowHealthy and Regulate Florida Secure Partnership
Regulate Florida is excited to announce our new Petition Partnership with Grow Healthy!! They are coming on strong in Florida with beautiful stores throughout the state with many more to come.
Be sure to drop by one of their locations to sign a petition, or pick up some to bring home, and be sure to try their high quality products while you’re there.
We look forward to our continuing relationship with Grow Healthy and the future that we will build together.
Smoking Bill Passes House and Senate
The smoking bill has passed the House and Senate and now awaits the Governor’s signature. Almost two years after the amendment passed, patients can finally use smoked marijuana, its most widely used form without processing, chemicals, added or removed terpenes. Patients now have access to cannabis the way nature intended it to be consumed.
This change is only for licensed patients; it still does not allow for home cultivation. Regulate Florida needs to be passed to allow people to cultivate and use cannabis in the manner that YOU choose with out having to pay the state or be on a special state list. Regulate Florida is For the People, By the People. Help Get Us On The Ballot TODAY: www.regulateflorida.com/donate
Knowledge is one of the keys in a movement like this and if you need more info look at the Regulate Fl website by clicking this link for more info and then red the letter in this post and go sign the petition!
The following is a email sent to all members of the Regulate Florida Movement and is reprinted with the permission of the author.
To reach Supreme Court Review all we need is…
12,000 people to donate ONLY $10.00 each. Everyone on our Facebook page would get us to Supreme court review EASILY!!
6,000 people to donate ONLY $20.00 each, and we are at Supreme Court Review. Most of our supporters spend that every DAY on Cannabis, an arrest is a MINIMUM of $1,500 + for an attorney!
2,400 people to donate ONLY $50.00 each!! Really, do the people of Florida want this? Do people want to be able to cultivate? For a cultivation charge, after arrest, besides destroying your house, and seizing all your equipment, you face 5 YEARS in prison! PEOPLE!! WE ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY!!! THE ARRESTS AND INHUMANE TREATMENT MUST END!!!
OMG, if 1,200 people donate $100.00 we reach our first goal earlier than either medical marijuana amendment did in 2014 and 2016.
Are you looking over your shoulder every time you’re driving, scared every time sirens are in the rear view mirror? Regulate Florida will end the paranoia; it’s not the cannabis it’s the law!
If only 250 people donate $500, the seeds of freedom will be planted. DO YOU KNOW, ANY amount of concentrate is a Felony in Florida punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a $5,000 fine and driver’s license suspension? End the madness now!
If only 120 people donate $1,000 we begin changing Florida forever and we pressure the legislature to act.
Join us now, we are doing everything we can so YOU can use cannabis as you choose. Donate now so we can make that a reality for YOU without jeopardizing your children, your property, your job, your house, your car, your liberty, as a result of using cannabis.
Be 1 of 120 and make this idea of an open, adult use cannabis market in Florida a reality, with home cultivation, employee protection, public use, and a huge new tax revenue and tourism increase to the state. The facts and truth are out there; help us set them free. Always dedicated, always driven and we’ll never stop pushing until it’s done!
Yours truly, Michael C. Minardi, Esq. & The Board of Regulate Florida #RegulateFlorida #TogetherWeWill
I am a victim of these crazy laws. I have been arrested 5 times in my life for Cannabis possession since 1973. Twice I was charged with trafficking here in Florida because I had more than 20 grams. It automatically is ASSUMED you are trafficking if you have more than 20 grams. LOL, An ounce(the most common weight) is 28 grams. The felony I was convicted of (only 1) I was charged for 32 grams and it was an ounce that was being used for a week so I figured they weighed it with the bag cause I never met a Cannabis distributor that gave out overweight amounts, LOL, most of the time it’s the opposite. Regulation might just change that!
I have been denied access to many things do to being a non-violent felon and I never hurt anyone! The only one who has been hurt here is me.
Along with making Cannabis legal I call for amnesty for all of us that have been victimized by the law!
It’s really truly amazing but I do believe that hemp can save the world!
What that means to me real quick is that we should farm it where it grows best, as I understand it there is a abundance of land in our good ole USA that is in the right climate for Hemp! In Florida it can be harvested 3 times a year! I mean that this plant is easy on the earth. Grows along with mother nature if you just let it, and all the processes associated with manufacturing a variety of industrial products from it is extremely less harmful to the Earth than our current counterparts.
Together with the nettle it is the most ecological fiber that exists. A plant that grows naturally only with rainwater.
say goodbye monsanto
Due to its great resistance it is not a victim of pests, so it does not need the use of pesticides or insecticides, it is a fiber that does not contain harmful chemicals or pollute the soil. Unlike cotton that drains the soil of all nutrients to a point that it has to be a rotating crop. In contrast Hemp actually is beneficial to the soil.
It has great durability for its resistance and great absorbent power, dries quickly, does not shrink with contact with hot water, also blocks U.V and UVB rays by almost 95%, so it does not discolour with the sun. It is an anti-bacterial textile, resistant to mold, like bamboo, regulates temperature, so it is equally useful for winter and summer. Vegetable versatility!
America is finally waking up again and seeing where we came from in many ways. this is a great move! USHFA (U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance ) has been established. This is amazing and according to the US Hemp Roundtable:
“Hemp once served as the fabric of the American imagination. Grown by iconic U.S. gentlemen farmers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, hemp was one of the nation’s leading cash crops until a misguided prohibition emerged in the early 20th century. Thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill, pilot programs in dozens of states have demonstrated the crop’s durability and its extraordinary economic opportunity. And now that the 2018 Farm Bill has be signed into law — hemp is completely removed from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act, recognized formally once again as a promising agricultural commodity. A renewed multi-billion-dollar American hemp industry has been unleashed. It’s therefore critical that the interests of U.S. hemp farmers are protected. That’s why we’ve established the U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance (“USHFA”). There are plenty of organizations across the country advocating for various elements of the hemp industry. But U.S. hemp farmers need an organization that advocates solely for their interests – before federal officials, state regulators, consumer groups and various other companies and organizations further down the hemp food chain. While developments in the hemp industry are expected to move at a rapid pace, and the USHFA will be flexible in addressing the varying needs of the hemp farming community, the organization’s primary mission will include:Advocacy on behalf of hemp farmers before law enforcement, state regulators and federal agencies;Education for hemp farmers on the evolving legal and regulatory frameworks, including a forthcoming “Hemp School”;Service as a central clearinghouse for hemp industry resources, facilitating information and data exchange;Monthly conference call updates and annual in-person conventions;Interaction with the U.S Hemp Authority in its development of standards and best practices;Marketing of the industry to consumers and end-users; and Collaboration on programs such as crop and health insurance, state check-off programs, and banking programs. Information on membership levels and opportunities will be available in late January. But for now, please go to www.ushempfarmingalliance.com to sign up for free to receive regular email updates on our progress.
I have been researching hemp for all sorts of purposes for years. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Question everything is what I was taught. I was exposed to the tremendous difference in the tensile strength of the hemp rope used as line by some big fishing companies in Alaska as opposed to the synthetic rope! Some times as much as 10 times for the same diameter! I was amazed when I saw the truth! Meaning ships carrying less weight, using less fuel! What a concept HUH? Antibacterial rope that doesn’t get moldy What a concept.
I would really like to see them solve the PLASTIC STRAW problem (500 million straws are used every day in the US and discarded according to https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org) by making Hemp Plastic Biodegradable Straws! It is possible. People just don’t know about it because it doesn’t come across thru the mainstream media as important it is. Mainly I think because they are in cahoots with the big money.
Because the big money corporations that are living off our misery. Because they took the wrong direction when it came to fuel and manufacturing and opted for the petrochemical Industries.
Can you imagine what it would be like if we had developed Plant based fuel, material and medicine for the last 175 years the way we did synthetics and petrochemicals? They don’t want you to know and they don’t want to retool their industry.
Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa Species and contains CBD(cannabidiol), the most famous of the medical compounds in the Cannabis Plants. All the Species have CBD in different amounts. CBD from industrial hemp is so valuable because the plants have very little THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is what gives the Cannabis plants the psychotropic effect. Not all Cannabis plants have psychotropic effects as we see in the Industrial hemp strain.