Welcome to the Cannaba Verum podcast, the cannabis truth podcast. I speak the language of cannabis freely and uncensored, while educating my audience on the safe use of this live Plant Therapy. You should know what’s in your cannabis, what’s good and what’s not. It does not come with an FDA stamp of approval yet, using cannabis mindfully, as medication is a different concept in the healthcare philosophy of the past 100 years. There’s a lot to learn and consider cannabis is not dangerous, but it is not harmless, either. This is honey Smith walls, a 21st century cannabis shaman here to explain the language of cannabis in historical, political, and scientific terms, so you can make educated decisions about the medicine you ingest.
There are so many ways we can help our society… just one person can really make a lot of change happen. And a group of people can effect an amazing tomorrow.
My spouse is 88 and Covid-19 prevented us from standing in line to vote in person. It’s too risky for us. So we did all the work at home and jumped in the car and drove to the polls and dropped our ballot off in the official drop-box. That was the first day of Early Voting in Florida and then I waved at all the people standing in line to vote and thanked them for being there… jumped back in the car and put our “I Voted 2020” stickers on us and took a picture for posterity. It suddenly felt like a new world may happen. And then I found out that as of today, over 40 million people (out of 365million) have already voted. That’s almost 11% of the US population and that’s pretty amazing in itself.
Change is comin.
So let’s talk about our old attitudes that we need to update for the current science we’re listening to so that we can make better decisions for ourselves.
I’m mostly talking about the difference between Adult-Use Marijuana and Medical Marijuana… already confusing terms that don’t really describe their meaning… except you don’t have to cough up extra money to become a MMPatient or divulge any ailments as an excuse to use. People who just want to smoke pot recreationally aren’t lookin for a medical fix… they’re lookin for an attitude adjustment.
And there are lots of attitudes… both in this industry… and outside of it.
The attitude of the patient who needs relief. The doctor outside of the industry who doesn’t believe the hype, the doctor who just stepped into the industry to make some cash to pay off school debt but doesn’t yet know much about the plant… because he wasn’t formally educated about it and laws don’t force him to yet, the formal educational institutions who canNOT teach about the plant because of it’s dastardly schedule 1 ranking, the business trying to dispense medical marijuana under extremely crippling regulations, the town and city councils who allow cannabis businesses and mandate cripplingly tough restrictions on locations and advertising, the government attitude about cannabis businesses and the lack of banking access because of Schedule 1 ranking (# ), and yet your government has owned over a dozen patents on cannabis since 1938.
And then there’s the public school attitude that cannabis is bad, the un-informed ignorant attitude that there’s just an element of people who will never amount to anything who just wanna get high and check out of life… police attitudes that prioritize black and brown marijuana arrests from their biases, court and social systems set up with the priority to punish black and brown for using… Still happening… when others are using without impunity who are white or live in states that already flipped for cannabis.
But then there are the curious scientists who want to help the world by discovering more information about this plant and its chemical makeup and how that can effect relief.
This is hard to say…but in 2020… there grew terrible confusion about science in general and about factual information. Factual information has standards of scientific testing and evaluation to prove the point. A fact is a fact… there’s no such thing as an untrue fact or an alternative fact.
So every time I hear my friends and family all over the US talk about getting their cannabis from a friend or a cousin or the neighbor’s kid who’s growing weed in his back yard… I’m fearful. I’m VERY fearful for them. Because I know a lot of cannabis facts.
In my humble opinion after 66 years of people watchin, there’s hardly a soul on the planet who is what the commercials would call “healthy”. No need of pills and prescriptions to correct adverse health issues. And now that we know most adverse health issues start with inflammation in the gut… it’s easy to assume that we are what we eat. And since self-modulation with food seems to be a problem, it’s also easy to see that correcting or just relieving the symptoms of the problems we grow inside our bodies will take a lifetime of attention.
So at what age did you begin taking synthetic prescription drugs for your issues? Doesn’t matter what your age was… you’ve got issues. The better question to ask yourself is how effective are those meds and what side-effects are you dealing with?
Because side-effects of prescription drugs are what’s driving most patients to Medical Marijuana in Florida. They either can’t handle the misery any more from the side-effects of drugs they’ve been taking for too long or the meds have stopped working altogether because they’ve reached their tolerance.
Most people tolerate a lot of weird issues they can’t quite articulate till a problem has begun to interfere with the production of their day. Whether that’s an upset tummy, dizziness, a new ache that wasn’t there before, sleeplessness, brain fog, depression, nervousness, or a multitude of other symptoms. When it finally clicks in that these may be side-effects you’re suffering from your blood pressure meds or your IBS meds or your anti-depression meds or whatever you’re taking… but not the ailment itself, you’re about to realize the prescription pill business will always generate adverse side-effects for humans and animals because they’re only targeting one thing with one synthetic compound not perfect for our bodies. That’s not what happens with cannabis.
Cannabis, whether its hemp or marijuana, has over 400 compounds(# ) in it that our bodies have natural receptors for. It is responsible for managing all kinds of performance systems in our bodies including appetite, memory, mood, pain, and physical movement. And here’s the good news… it is a benevolent plant for humans and animals.
We know this to be true because of its planetary history since the dawn of the written word… Never a death attributed to cannabis.(# ) The very first pharmacopeia written in 2700 BCE by a Chinese emperor named Shen Nun who was an armchair herbalist (#) and wanted all the information written down they had discovered up to that date! There are many many entries about cannabis. They called it “Ma” and made a symbol for it in their new written language that resembles 2 hanging cannabis plants being cured for production.
Plant effects were left to the people of science to determine their use and politicians were kept at bay by factual evidence explained to them.
But that all got deviously turned around in the 19th century by greed and bigotry. Oil and plastics, cotton and war contracts… Made a good excuse to squeeze out the little cannabis competition left by creating negative propaganda and jailing the unwanted colors of society for using it… then a whole new unjust world of hate began to thrive.
But we can fix this! How? By shining a light on the truth about cannabis. By showing what the scientific tests are proving and accepting factual information. By regulating companies to practice best standards of operating procedures and by allowing all the typical business startups the same advantage to banking and advertising allowed for other medicinal products on the market. Crippling the cannabis industry out of fear, ignorance, or greed is simply unacceptable in 2020. We can do better with the brains and information we have.
So the next time you’re saying to yourself, I just need to smoke a joint… but you don’t think you’re a cannabis patient… ask yourself the real “why” behind that puff.
Did somebody or some situation just frustrate the hell out of you? Cannabis can settle that frayed nerve feeling pretty fast.
Did you just lose yer mind in traffic and all you can think about is getting home to light up? Yep… that’s yer body telling you that cannabis can help your daily stress.
Are you exhausted from all the pressure of your day and just can’t put a smile on yer face? Yep… there’s a kind of cannabis that can give you some energy and your peace, allowing you to forget the stress for awhile and enjoy the moment.
Worried that all that worry will keep you up again all night when you’re already so tired from work, family responsibilities, and pressure that sleeping has become an issue?
Cannabis can help you sleep all night and wake up refreshed.
Have some PTSD from life experiences you just can’t seem to get over? Cannabis has a secret weapon for that. It alleviates those negative memories for awhile to let you have an emotional rest. It stops the bad memory looping in yer head. My loops still run from horrible childhood issues. One puff from my bedside vape pen and I roll over and go to sleep.
Just wanna tolerate yer kids and be loving and patient with the spouse? Yeah, that’s what cannabis is really great at… soothing yer frayed nerves.
Need to buckle down and get that article written or document straightened out or bills paid but can’t make yourself go do it? Cannabis has a secret weapon for that too. You just have to know how to choose the right kind of cannabis for your needs…
You’ll have several choices in how you want to “deliver” the cannabis to your body… smoking the raw flower, vaping concentrates, drops of tincture in the side of your mouth, edibles, powders to mix, nose sprays, transdermal patches, and more…
But here’s the real deal that worries me about all my friends and family out there using their friend’s home-grown weed…
Unless they’re having every batch 3rd party lab tested for contamination… you’re suckin in a lot of poison to your body. Guaranteed. Cannabis sucks up heavy metals out of the soil. Stuff that’s been there forever and leaches up from earth’s core. Heavy metals cause brain damage. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, molds, mildews, and batshit. It’s all there to be discovered under a microscope and it’s what they list on the autopsies of cancer patients with weakened immune systems when they die from the aspergillos mold in their lungs. It wasn’t the cannabis. It was the mold.
And I don’t know about you, but at 66, my doctors have prescribed every kind of old lady pill I hear everybody else is on and complaining about. The brain fog alone caused so many issues I may never live it down with my spouse or friends.
But what I do know is that compounding synthetic prescriptions never got my body fixed. My BP may have gone down but the ache produced in my shoulder and elbows was too painful to ignore. Take a pain pill on top of that or change Prescription, my doctor said. Pills are singular synthetic chemical compounds made in a lab to produce in bulk. They target one thing. And produce many side effects. Nausea, diarrhea, headaches, muscle aches, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness. But they hit their target! Yer BP is low.
Cannabis, with over 400 chemical compounds in it, can alleviate a multitude of issues because those compounds work synergistically with each other in your body to fix a lot of problems all at once. Cannabis is great therapy for every one of those nasty side effects I just mentioned… all in one toke, Sweet Jesus. (Can anybody tell me the name of that Song Reference?)
So you see… you can claim you just want to have Adult-Use Marijuana available in your neck of the woods, but I’m here to tell you, your body knows the real reason your head is telling you to get some… and I’m telling you that if you’re already on a handful of prescription pills, for no matter what, your immune system is trying to keep up. And if you’re compounding those singular prescription drugs with contaminated weed, you are doing your body a great harm and disservice.
But you can’t afford the cost of the new pot doctor and the state card and the dispensary prices! So what to do? I’ve got some ideas about that.
Here’s the safest way to buy clean product that won’t harm you… ask for the 3rd party lab results that prove no contamination. Doesn’t matter what company yer talkin to… Look at the seller and say, “Lab Test on this?” And see what the response is. If no test, consider it contaminated and move on. If you can’t move on… then try to reduce your harm and here’s how…
Smokin yer brains out to get high is not an effective way to help yourself, medicinally. It doesn’t take all that. To be effective and save money, you need to MICRO-dose. That means using the tiniest amount possible to feel an effect. At least you’ll be limiting all the contamination in yer product by not OVER-using.
Next, start using lab-tested OTC hemp products to begin feeling and sleeping better. You can find lab-tested hemp easily now. No, you won’t get high but it will alleviate some issues for you. Remember that this is medicine to help you feeeeeel better. If you need THC in your regimen, but can only get street weed, do yourself the service of Micro-dosing so you don’t ingest so much contaminant. But as soon as possible, protect yourself by getting a card and buying from proper dispensaries who must test their products before selling them. Like every other drug and grocery store on the planet.
Almost all our problems begin with inflammation in the gut (# ) and hemp is awesome for that. If you find a good company, it comes in all the same delivery methods that medical marijuana does and if you purchase from a reputable company, they will have lab-tested all their products. But hear me… do NOT buy your CBD products from gas stations and dollar stores. They have CBD products but they’re worse than worthless… they’re still expensive.
Wanna make that hemp purchase last longer and be even more effective? Use the raw grinded up product mixed with equal amount of olive oil to retain the acidic form of compounds which are more potent than decarboxylated cannabis (the heated up compounds) and will pack a better medicinal punch. But will not get you high. Let your mixture sit overnight in an airtight container to process (a ziplock baggy will do) then refrigerate. I used a quarter tsp with a bite of peanut butter twice a day. But you might want to do two different batches… one for morning with a choice of more energetic compounds and a different batch for night that has a more sedate raw cannabis choice.
The farmer/scientists are growing compound rich specific cannabis in both hemp and marijuana… so be sure to ask which ones have what effects. And until they start pricking our fingers for blood to see which compounds from cannabis will do us best for whatever issue, we’re left up to our own devices as individual guinea pigs.
It’s a brave new world of Cannabis and I’m trying to help you understand the language so you can find relief as quickly, safely, and economically as possible. Cause that’s my thing! Be sure to hit all those buttons to like and subscribe… Leave me a love note if you have any questions. And watch for more cannabis news every week.
This old cow patty is headin to the pasture.
Host: Honey 26:57
You’ve been listening to another Cannaba Verum podcast with 21st century cannabis shaman Honey Smith Walls, about the importance of using safe hemp and marijuana products. Unless otherwise proven by a reputable third party lab test, please be advised that all street weed is contaminated. It may do grave harm to a patient with a delicate immune system. I challenge you to check the veracity of my statements in each episode by checking the medical citations posted on my blog at Cannaba Verum.com.
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- plant specifically grows, the acid form, the THCa – https://academic.oup.com/pcp/article/46/9/1578/1812749
- all street weed is contaminated: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5022003/
- Handbook of Cannabis for Clinicians, Practices and Principles by Dr. Dustin Sulak – https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Cannabis-Clinicians-Principles-Practice/dp/0393714187 and healer.com
- Certificate of Analysis (COA) https://www.pharmtech.com/view/certificates-analysis-don-t-trust-verify