CV 018 Accepting Change

December 31, 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.

Let me begin to end this year by thanking the medical professionals for their oath to us.

If we didn’t have humans like them to care for humans like us… there wouldn’t BE any US! We’d just all die cause nobody cared to figure all this out and save us.

To the exhausted, fearful, overworked doctors, nurses, first-responders, grocers, foodmakers, deliverers, and all others who kept going… we thank you from the last breath in our bodies for doing what we cannot. To the scientists who focused on saving humanity and so quickly discovered protective and restorative measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are grateful.

I just heard this morning that Israeli scientists found an Ace 2 receptor component regarding Covid-19.

The Ace2 receptor allows the virus that causes Covid-19 to find and destroy our cells. But cannabis affects the Ace2 receptor… More science please!

I haven’t begun a confession since I left the Catholic Church… didn’t feel like I needed to.  But since even before that time…my constant companion 24/7/365 has been a crotchety old man 22 years my senior who mostly speaks to me in accusatory tones.

He’s both the love of my life and my conundrum. He’s both brilliant and narrow-minded. He was completely propagandized about cannabis so I cut my shaman teeth on arguing factual information with him about the subject, backed up by the citations from the scientists I learned from.  But it didn’t make a difference.

I’ve been trying to prove my point to a cantankerous octogenarian who has no desire to learn anything about what I’m doing, much less about a substance that’s been federally illegal for 100 years. I get it. 

But when the closest relationship to you is one of constant argument, I guess the fallout is emotional spillover from those verbal battles. So sayeth my friends who must conk me over the head to get me out of that frame of mind. Thanks friends! Really surprised I HAVE any friends after this year! Not from COVID-19 but from my particular brand of cray-cray.

Last night when one of my buddies heard the Dear Doctor letter, there was a biiiiig silence at the other end of the phone for a minute.  He gently tried to let me know I was speaking down to the receiving doctor.  Oh geez… not my intention. But something I’m trying to correct. (And he is a doctor.)

I changed the letter and decided to tell you about it because… I want you to see that correcting an attitude is a process of critical thought and accepting change. I project all these human emotions I have based on past experience and future anxiety. Even though my intention is simply to get the information out as efficiently as possible… I fell short in the “tone” of the original letter.

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I want to give medical professionals all the respect due to their hard work in becoming those people we so desperately need, in order to survive this planet.  They are the ones who know most about our bodies and inner workings as well as all the standards of care. Let me always be grateful to these dedicated caregivers. It is not with them that I have a bone to pick. It is the corruption of our systems that frustrate me and the people who suffer because of it. It’s the political corruption that slays me.

And that makes it hard to trust authorities who have been lying to the public historically.  Hello tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, Tuskegee Airmen, and the big lie about cannabis. I have trust issues.

So living with a brilliant negative debater who generally takes the opposing position to mine, no matter what it is, I’ve learned to argue emphatically using the most important information for the argument without much embellishment or platitudes. Not my normal SOP. I usually speak Oklahomish Hyperbole.

But apparently, that doesn’t work. He still doesn’t believe a word I say, even backed up by scientific citations.  Can’t even interest him in reading my new book about it… he says outright that he doesn’t care about it. At this point, I’m reminded that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

And that’s a common attitude I see in old farts.  They get stuck in their minds about changing information… seems too hard for them to accept. Crotchety old men don’t want to try new things and if they do, are often too impatient to wait for proper titration results. In short, they give up too soon.

My particular old fart spouse is quite a guy. He can fix anything, finagle the software to manage air-time with his RC airplanes he built from balsa wood and tiny hardware… he’ll probably crash it into a tree limb or soon it will bite the dust.  Then he will repair and re-fly the thing. There’s not a table or surface in our home without airplane parts.

We spend less and less time in the same room together now. But we’ve been living with each other 24/7/365 for 30 years and five of those years were on a 38 foot sail boat… you talk about tiny house living on a rolling ocean! We know each other.

He makes the best pies this side of the Mississip and could be a 4 star chef if he had the patience to stand and stir the sauces he creates…. He’s a good guy who served our country his entire career in the federal government. But he comes from a different era and sometimes his attitudes really reflect that.  Like his attitude about cannabis. 

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It’s been legal in Florida since 2016 and I’ve been a cannabis patient since then. But his fear and disdain of cannabis is still obvious.  He is completely dis-interested in learning anything about it, couldn’t care less that it has helped me or any of his friends come back alive with a lifted quality of life from what was happening, and has no intention of listening to anymore information about it after I twice gave him some CBD tincture he claimed didn’t work but wouldn’t titrate to find the RIGHT dose!

This impatient belligerent and immature attitude is just ridiculous and one I find over and over again in elderly old men. Old women can get just as stubborn… I don’t know if it’s that handful of pills they’re already on or deterioration of the mind from aging or what… but it’s there. At that point I’m reminded that you can lead a horse to water…

I’m so grateful to have Lewi with me to argue these points.  It set me up for the elderly patients like him and how to help them understand without  bouncing a hammer off their knee to see if they’re still paying attention. His attitude is what catapulted my desire to break down the process of using cannabis for elderly people who have a hard time putting the dots together anymore… especially about something new and complicated like the language of cannabis.

There is a lot to learn and we don’t even know what all the chemical compounds in cannabis do yet! But we’re getting there… science has already begun the tedious work of Random Control Trials to find those answers and new cannabis doctors are compiling their own data from private practice.

Hospitals and Rehabs will follow suit soon as they put their Protocols and Procedures in place and Patient Release forms so they don’t have to assume any responsibility.

See? It’s knowing the intent behind that last statement that pisses me off and gives me that attitude of mistrust of authority. I get it. We have a lot of work to do…

So I re-wrote that doctor’s letter and shortened it up because, as my friend reminded me, and especially true now… Doctors don’t have a lot of time so the letter got real short and sweet.  Here it is:

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Dear Doctor,

I have been researching cannabis and how it could possibly help any of my conditions we’ve been working on. I intend to get my Medical Marijuana card soon and begin the process of understanding how cannabis will effect my conditions.

Reducing the number of meds I’m currently using would also reduce the side-effects of those prescriptions. I hear cannabis can provide relief from several issues at once.

A little research helped me understand more about using cannabis effectively but there are a lot of strategies and choices to make. Perhaps you could help me review some of the current cannabis science regarding my conditions.

I would like for you to monitor my progress on this path, so that we can see what the effects are together, during this trial.

Thank you for helping me investigate new relief through this ancient medicine. I’ll look forward to our next conversation about my health and quality of life.

Your patient,

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Name                                                                   Date

That’s it. And you’re welcomed to it! Send it to your friends so they can use it too! Be Safe! Be Cautious! Accept Change and  Be Happy…

For the New Year is upon us!

Pax Vobiscum Yall.

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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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