CV 119 Cannabis Helps Dementia

October 18, 2021

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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 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.

(Guest Promo?)

Hello my friends,

I want to remind everybody that I am not a doctor. And some may even question my use of the term shaman. But I’m here to help lead you to a better quality of life using live plant cannabis therapy of which I have been studying intensely for the last 5 years, under learned scientists. But I’m still not a doctor and nothing I say should make you think I’m prescribing medication. I’m not. I’m describing how this live plant therapy works on humans and animals.

The public stigma attached to cannabis has the weight of corruption on it. So in trying to help move the collective forward, I think spotlighting the doctors and their patient’s successes are the most factually inspiring information a cannabis naive person can hear. Let the doctors tell the story… let the patients tell the story… and the caregivers… those personal stories dispel old outdated propagandized fear.  I listen to the scientists instead of watching tv.

And I was walkin the pups this morning, listening to a new podcast I just found… 

There’s another hurricane brewing so it’s a little windy, ToTo… but I got real excited to hear the voice and stories of Dr. Sherry Yafai on a new show called “Cannabis Helps Dementia – a podcast of Science and Stories 2021’. 

The couple who present this show, Chella and Dave, are warm and comforting and very relatable. It feels like they understand the pulse of our real society because they’ve lived it in a universal way. Through dementia stealing their loved ones.

A little side-bar: Click on my show notes for their link in just a few minutes. It may change everything for YOU or your friend’s life.  

Now, back to my excitement over finding that great show: It’s called Cannabis Helps Dementia!

I was gobsmacked to see the A-list of scientists and clinicians they’ve already interviewed. Doctors I’ve studied under, written about in my own book coming out soon,  and some on my wish lists of guests! Like Dr. Dustin Sulak and Dr. Bonnie Goldstein! Our friend, Dr. Genester Wilson-King, a specialist in Women’s Studies is there too… And many others I listen to in weekly conferences online.

Here’s what their show notes read from the episode I just listened to with Dr. Yafai:

“In this episode we catch up with cannabis clinician and educator Dr. Sherry Yafai a Cannabis and Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician at Providence St. John’s Medical Center since 2009.

In 2017, after adult use cannabis laws had passed in California, Dr. Yafai opened her private Cannabis Clinic, the ReLeaf Institute, where she sees patients referred by physicians for cannabis education and treatment.

Dr. Yafai is a former Co-Vice President and current board member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, (of which I am a proud Advocate Member) the previous Director of Research and Development at High Sobriety, a member of the UCLA Cannabis Initiative and speaker for UCSD Center for Medical Cannabis Research. In 2018 she was accepted as an Adjunct Associate Professor at John Wayne Cancer Institute (now Saint Johns Cancer Institute).

Dr. Yafai works to educate physicians, clinicians, and other health care providers on the most up to date clinical data and research in the field of Cannabis.

Did you know that dementia disproportionately impacts women, black, and latino people? Did you know that cannabis was made illegal because of a aracist policy? 

Lives are still being ruined because of prohibitionist propaganda even after cannabis started to become decriminalized, and are still to this day. Racial groups targeted by these draconian policies seem to have lots of cultural stigma remaining that prevents them from making use of plant medicine.

Despite cannabis medicine being legal in more than 2/3rds of U.S. States, in order for people living with dementia to get some relief today, we need to get cannabis de-scheduled, and open up the Schedule I of Drugs for research. We must end the Drug War.

Contact your Senators, Representatives and the President to let them know that you want to de-schedule cannabis and open up the Schedule I for research at the very least.

Do you want to tell your story of how Cannabis Helps Dementia? Leave a voice message at Anchor.FM/cannabishelpsdementia. Drop us a note or connect with us on the socials.

Subscribe to get notifications when new episodes drop.

(Side note: I actually just did send them a message… I left them a voice mail and told them how impressed I was over their podcast and said I was going to do this show about them!) It goes on to say;

Check out the Society of Cannabis Clinicians website  and find real medical professionals familiar with cannabis medicine in your area like,  Dr. Sherry – cuz, you remember, we’re not doctors…just family caregivers turned advocates.

And, don’t forget!

Download, like and share what you learned.

Cannabis Helps Dementia.

We hope you’re inspired by Dr. Sherry Yafai!

THANK YOU! Dr. Sherry Yafai, MD”

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So my friends,

What struck me about their show is that they have such profound doctors of science telling the stories of their patients and also exactly how the compounds in cannabis work in our bodies… how cannabinoids interact with other drugs we take every day and then how that translates to changing everybody’s world from caretakers to patients… and the everyday team… for that individual’s needs.

The global picture of a family unit with a parent in dementia is terrifying. 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s… or another dementia… per  The cost to our society and the planet are horrific. 

But there are alternatives and our planet is resilient.  There is a shift happening globally. There is much chaos but the shift is happening regardless. It is a shift in consciousness and we are witness to struggle for control.  I’ve been in my own personal little bubble for two years now… not daring to go out and catch the bug.

Yet duty is calling me to go speak at government meetings and march for women’s rights. I’m compelled even though I’m 68 and afraid those yahoo’s trying to intimidate me by calling me vulgar names (through a mega horn!) may use physical force to back up their words that are meant to scare me into submission. Well I may be scared but I won’t stop protesting for my equal rights on this planet.

And when I find something so valuable as the podcast I want you all to hear, it doesn’t matter that it’s not mine… it matters that you get the information you’re seeking.  And they’ve got it!  Please. If you have a loved one with dementia, listen to the Cannabis Helps Dementia Podcast. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts or click on MY show notes link to it. You’ll be sooo glad you did.

Pax Vobiscum Yall


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. The process of taking your records with your symptoms and diagnosis to a cannabis specialist can lead you to the correct cannabinoid therapy for your best results. Otherwise, it just your own guinea pig looking for answers without any foundational knowledge or ability to determine the best choices, 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. The Cannaba website.

That’s  C A N N A B A V E R U


Cannaba Verum is Latin for Cannabis Truth. Sourcing factual information about cannabis hasn’t always been easy for a variety of reasons. However now because of modern innovations, it is. My sources are from leaders in cannabis science like:

Roger Adams, U.S. Organic Chemist who isolated the structure of CBD,

Raphael Mechoulam, Israeli Organic Chemist who isolated the structure of THC,

Ethan Russo, Dir R&D International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute

Dustin Sulak, DO – my favorite doctor at, teaching the art of Cannabis Healing to the world, and other industry greats like:

Rev. Dr. Kymron DeCesare, Ed Rosenthal, Jack Herer, Michael Backes, and Michael Pollen and so many more… plus I use classical sites like:,, I listen to several daily podcasts to keep up with the latest cannabis news across the nation and throughout the world like:  The Great Shea Gunther at and  I trust the and I watch the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) at: and many more. 

You’ll find Citations available on my podcast blog at

PS: Helping society get past the fear of using cannabis will be a lifelong journey for me. This industry is just opening up and both patients and doctors are completely cannabis naive and need help understanding where to turn for trustworthy information. If you need help opening that cannabis discussion with your family doctor,  please reach out and grab the Dear Doctor Letter I wrote for this exact purpose. It will explain your decision to try cannabis and ask for their help in monitoring your labs and progress. It will also show them where they can find medical research on the subject of your diagnosis and the effects of cannabis. You’ll find that letter here:

All opinions are my own and should not be mistaken as medical advice.

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