Moment of Clarity - 002 - Should I try Hemp first or MMJ?
Hi... Thanks for joining me. This is Honey with a Cannaba Verum Moment of Clarity... just some quick truths about cannabis to help you understand.
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Hemp and Marijuana are both Cannabis. Both of them have CBD and THC... just in wildly different ratios. So some companies use hemp for the high ratio of CBD it produces and other companies use Marijuana for the high ratio of THC it produces.
These plants are like sisters who have some of the same traits... they’re both good for you, they both relieve pain but in different ways, they both relieve nausea, they both have anti-bacterial properties and many more similarities. But you can buy Hemp anywhere yet must go to a state-licensed Dispensary to get Medical Marijuana.
Hemp will not get you high. And Oh by the way... Marijuana doesn’t have to get you high, either... although it certainly can!
You can buy hemp in a variety of Over-the-Counter products again... like you could 100 years ago... We’re starting to see Health Food Stores, gas stations, mall kiosks, and so on sell products with hemp CBD in them since we’ve awakened to the science of Hemp Relief for a multitude of issues, including the new one doctors are calling: “Inflammaging” which is the act of aging with systemic inflammation from genetics, diet, and stress... or as some would call it, Life.
But listen... It’s BUYER BEWARE out there!!! If you want to try a hemp product that you can buy OTC... do your homework about the company to see their history and scientific backup.
I know you don’t have to do that for other medicinal products but this is the Wild Wild West of Cannabis. The only CBD product you should consider consuming is the one that’s been 3rd-Party Lab-Tested for microbial contamination and all the rest. If the product doesn’t come with that, find the one that does. Always look for the proof... that product has been 3rd-Party Lab-Tested for Contaminants!
NOW, Why hemp vs MMJ? Well think of it like this... if you have anxiety, nausea, IBS, and/or inflammation, then using an OTC hemp product will begin the healing process for you without the need to visit a pot dr, get a state card, and purchase at only MMJ dispensaries, which may not be convenient, or within your monthly budget. It’s ain’t cheap.
If you need THC to kick your pain relief (1) into gear, or alleviate intrusive thoughts from PTSD, or elevate depression, or help increase your appetite through Cancer treatments or manage all the systems in your body to work better together then your next step is finding an affordable pot dr near you. You can literally Google: “Pot doctor near me” and see where they all are. Let your fingers do the walking. Average pot doctor appointment in Melbourne, FL cost $150/7mos ... The state card will be $75./annually. If you spend $200 on street weed/mo... you’ll spend about $300-350 once you get past the novelty of all the new products to try. And Edibles have arrived.
You don’t need yer regular practitioner’ s permission to see a specialist medical marijuana doctor who can recommend that you get the state card so you can purchase Medical Marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary. Insurance does not apply... yet.
That’s where you can have confidence in real medication without contamination! Didja get that? Dispensaries cannot sell contaminated product so it must be 3rd-Party Lab-Tested to prove it’s free of harmful compounds like molds, mildews, herbicides, fungicides, bacterium and heavy metals.
You can also buy hemp products in dispensaries... that by law, have to be 3rd-Party Lab tested... Which is how I get all my cannabis... from a Dispensary. Takes all the worry out of the process.
Let me know if you’re using a great hemp OTC product and how it’s helping and why you chose that brand... We’re all ears about good health products! Text me at 321-301-0331 or email [email protected]
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“Next time we’ll talk about: Using Marijuana without getting high! Look forward to the next Moment of Clarity on the Cannaba Verum podcast, wherever you listen. You’ll find citations for my cannabis facts on the podcast page at www.cannabaverum.com
Clear as mud now? No worries, we’ll be taking a deep dive into cannabis on our regular podcast out every Friday morning and breaking down information into Moments of Clarity throughout the week. Just stay tuned with Cannaba Verum... for the truth... in all things Cannabis.
(1)Piper, Brian J.a,*; Beals, Monica L.b; Abess, Alexander T.c; Nichols, Stephanie D.d; Martin, Maurice W.e; Cobb, Catherine M.f; DeKeuster, Rebecca M.g Chronic pain patients' perspectives of medical cannabis, PAIN: July 2017 - Volume 158 - Issue 7 - p 1373-1379