CV 011 Cannabis Safety

November 13, 2020

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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.

A long long time ago when the earth was still flat and humans were discovering all kinds of things, they figured out how to take the long fibers from the tough stalks of cannabis and weave them together to make rope.

If you went out to a field and tried that… your cushy life would force your hands to give the job over to a machine. Especially when it came to making cloth… for sails.

Can’t move a boat without rope and sails.  And that’s how all the first visitors came here… by boat. Whether you’re talking Vikings or Spanish Europeans or Afrikaans… by the time they figured out how to get here, they’d been using cannabis in many forms for centuries.  And although I have yet to find the original history of our First Americans cannabis use, I can’t wait to hear how they worked it from discovery….whenever that was. 

We can trace the history of cannabis back to the cradle of civilization (1), and how populations around the world used it… just like we can trace the history of worldwide corruption of cannabis politics (2), which was initiated in the 20th century by oligarchs, lawmakers and politicians in the United States.

Time-jumping back to today, we knew the transition of a new president wouldn’t be normal because none of the last 4 years have shown us anything close to tradition. But I’m a little heartened to find that other countries are waking up to the science of cannabis and are trying to satisfy their national outcry to legitimize this plant.

For instance, the whole country of Canada flipped to legalize Marijuana (3) and now, Mexican senators are trying to legalize cannabis nationwide (4). Several committees are set to hold a joint hearing on the legislation tomorrow, moving the proposal to the full Senate floor as soon as this coming Tuesday.

According to Marijuana Moment, the proposal would establish a regulated cannabis market in Mexico, allowing adults 18 and older to buy up to an ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to four plants for personal use. And like Florida, adults would have to obtain a license in order to use it legally.

Ooooohhhh Mexico get ready!!  You’re gonna have an influx of tourists from the U.S. if you get your act together before we do.  Are you chatting with Canada?

But here’s our worry… ignoring contamination concerns.  Hearing a lot about legalizing and nothing about safety.

So lets just talk about safety now so you’ll be ahead of the game and able to share responsible information about cannabis with your friends and family. Break

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Cannabis sucks up heavy metals out of the earth[1]  like a straw in a milkshake. Heavy metals cause brain damage.

Live plants attract molds, mildews, and insects that require eradication by some sort of chemical pesticide that you don’t want to ingest[2] … So HOW that plant is grown is essential to its medicinal value.  Cannabis, either hemp or marijuana, should be grown with medicinal strategies that can be replicated across the globe and keeps contamination at bay.

Manufacturing processes have to be considered and standards devised for safety. Right now, it’s just the Wild Wild West out there and every state and cannabis company is on their own. California just found that the papers that medical marijuana was rolled up in, were contaminated.  Not the weed… but the paper!! So we obviously need to do better in testing the products before sale.

As we’ve seen over the past Covid-19 year, without a coherent plan to activate a population into the safe production of a new plan, there’s just chaos.

So safety is in your hands at this early stage of Hemp and Adult-Use Marijuana sales. Florida Medical Marijuana must be lab tested by law so you’re safe buying from Fl dispensaries.

But YOU have to protect YOURSELF from unscrupulous companies who don’t 3rd party lab test their over the counter hemp products to make sure there is no contamination for you to ingest.

So the first question out of your mouth should always be,

“Can you show me the 3rd Party Lab Test on your products?” If the answer is no… go to another store.

You’re going to hear me make a blanket statement that all street weed is contaminated. That doesn’t mean I think all street dealers are bad or are intentionally selling bad weed. Frankly, I don’t think they givashit one way or the other because they just haven’t been educated about the harm. For them, money is the bottom line. Which is why you should go through the process of getting a card and buying legal weed that’s been cultivated as medicine.  Don’t need to lab test cannabis for making plastics, or cloth, or rope, or cars, or concrete or whatever…. but as medicine… it absolutely must be grown with safety precautions.  And until you have a 3rd party lab test to prove there is no batshit in that product, you simply must assume all street weed is contaminated.

Once you find a pot doctor and get your state card (a process that takes about a week now), you’ll decide which dispensary you want to try first… try them all.  They all have different products and people and styles… you’ll soon have a favorite. Break

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So you first find out if the company lab-tests their hemp or marijuana products.

Then you ask the Bud-Tenders, the “cannabis pharmacists”, what would be good for early morning aches and pains and what should you try for sleeping better. Or if your symptoms lean more towards IBS, anxiety, PTSD[3] , or whatever general malady you may entertain… they will be your best bet to get started finding relief.  Now remember little guinea pig, you are your own test subject… so only you will be able to understand how much of what is effective. And every type of delivery method gives you a different time reference for how soon you feel relief.  Smoking and vaping will give you the fastest relief in seconds. Tincture comes in a quick few minutes. Edibles take up to an hour to relieve, gives a full-body sensation instead of a “head” high, and wastes too much medicine going thru the liver for me to use it. I would not recommend edibles except for certain complicated cases because of the waste. It’s just not economical and there are few standards at this point to be confident in edibles’ shelf stability. Using this live plant carefully is key to your success.

So you got some help from a Bud Tender and now you’ll take your product home and begin using for relief.

So little guinea pig… grab a scrap of paper and a pen to jot down what you’re doing and about to feel in a few minutes.

Note what kind: Sativa Name or Indica Name,

Delivery method: leaf, vape, tincture, concentrate, salve, drink mix, or powder, etc…

Time you start:

How much you took:

Time you feel relief:

Now you’ll know where your sweet spot is for cannabis. Where you are always in control of how you’re feeling.

Where you realize, after waiting a bit,  you may need a little more. Jot it down. And Time.  You won’t have to do this again… but you should learn how much medicine it takes to make you feel relief, without overusing your medicine so that you create a tolerance. By micro-dosing this product, you will save money and keep your cannabis tolerance at bay.

Are you worried about getting high? Losing control of your mind? Not being able to function? Falling in the middle of the night from THC making you woozy?

This is why we control the product through micro-dosing. Marijuana can make some people feel quite anxious. But we know how to tame that now by using equal parts of CBD with your THC. 
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CBD – Cannabidiol, is the most prominent chemical out of over 400+ that hemp [5] produces. Marijuana creates just as many chemovars but grows more THC [6] as its primary chemical and Hemp produces more CBD. CBD tames the anxiety high from THC in marijuana. 

So again, by controlling what we’re using, how much, when, and which delivery method, we will be the master of our own relief all the sooner.

I’m planning some very special guest sessions with cannabis specialists from Florida and can’t wait for you to hear what they have to say. I’ll be launching in the New Year so be sure and stay tuned for some fascinating discussions. Have you done your isometrics yet?  Hold that tummy in during the next commercial… see you on the other side.

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.

That’s C A N N A B A   V E R U M.com

  1. plant specifically grows, the acid form, the THCa –  https://academic.oup.com/pcp/article/46/9/1578/1812749
  2. all street weed is contaminated: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5022003/
  3. 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
  4. Certificate of Analysis (COA) https://www.pharmtech.com/view/certificates-analysis-don-t-trust-verify

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