MoC 026 Confusing Age

March 1, 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 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.

Hello My friends,

This audience includes a lot of older patients. I’m 67 and say that age is only a number. I feel more like I’m in my 40’s most days and then something will remind me I’m not. Most elder patients are trying bravely to understand this new therapy filled with a history of fear and uncertainty because of the 100 years of cannabis  propaganda before recent legalization.

The news is confusing and the information skewered by two prevailing cannabis attitudes that center around medicinal and adult-use. And that doesn’t include the patient who “doesn’t believe” in medical marijuana.

Never have we been presented with a product of this nature since the 19th century. We have been raised to believe that drugs are for medicine, not pleasure. And searching for pleasure in a drug is somehow sinful and criminal.

So herein lies our dilemma… our attitudes. And that’s why understanding cannabis will change your attitude and help you use it safely and effectively. For whatever purpose.  And let’s start there…

Adult-Use proponents of cannabis who want to grow their own and buy from anywhere are only problematic in that absent 3rd party lab test for contamination[1]  and one other area with lack of consideration… their un-studied use of a plant they’re ingesting with over 400 compounds in it that will affect them in ways in which they are clueless.  They are still mindlessly using a drug in search of pleasurable relief.

My definition of a patient is someone in need of relief.  So that person wanting to smoke a joint after work to relax… yeah, cannabis is great for stress. And the person who wants to get high to forget about those negative looping memories…. marijuana is great for PTSD. The athlete who uses pot to stop the muscle pain… And the person who sleeps better when they have a little puff… uh huh… cannabis is famous for a good sleep.  Those adult-use fans don’t think of themselves as patients…  they just know that cannabis can relieve their aches and issues. Patient is just an adjective… like Adult-Use.

So now that we understand the attitude of people who are vying to open the regulation of marijuana to look something like the liquor market, you should also know that those personal grows should include some protective measure for their own safety. This live plant is subject to all kinds of natural contamination that can affect humans negatively. This is my whole soapbox. Helping you understand how to choose safe cannabis products and use them effectively.

Clean cannabis starts at the farm… where they plop that seed into something that will make it grow.  There are new ways of cultivating cannabis more efficiently in nurturing solutions instead of dirt, and on vertical electric rotating ‘Ferris Wheel” racks inside air quality controlled rooms with just the right amount of regulated light. They probably sing to the plants as well.  Cannabis farmers love their grow. 

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There are millions of dollars in glossy magazine pages filled with pictures of grinning cannabis growers and their prize offspring.  I don’t recall seeing that with soybean farmers magazines… or cotton farmers… OhMyCOW!!! Wait! There was that time that woman created blue cotton for jeans…. that was cool.  But you get my point.  What I’m also missing from those grow divas is the proof of 3rd party lab testing done on their batches to prove there’s no contamination and it’s safe to ingest.  THAT’s what I want to see… and FDA imprimatur that tells me it’s safe to ingest.  And guess what!?  The FDA just opened applications to cannabis products. [2]  Voila.  If the public demands it… the federal government will regulate it.  And after watching what happened to Texas as a result of their attitude about independence from the UNITED states, it’s easier to see the big picture of Big Government and how it utilized for the greater good… when there’s a good person in the highest seat of government to give the order. Texas didn’t have the infrastructure to manage the big freeze crisis they couldn’t foresee. But Federal aid swooped in and within hours, began delivering assistance that Texas so desperately needed. Instead of leaving millions of people in disaster mode by themselves, big government stepped in with the power of coordination and authority to command.

As long as we can protect the public from harmful products, we can promote a better quality of life by using this amazing plant for human and animal conditions.

Some of the other mindfulness issues with this therapy sneak into our psyche in tropical ways.  My teacher, Dr. Dustin Sulak of healer.com [3] reminds us to find our optimal amount.  Cannabis affects everyone differently. So understanding how to find your personal dose is key to success with this therapy. Start with the tiniest amount, whatever form you choose, and wait the proper length of time for an effect, before re-dosing the same amount if you didn’t feel relief from the first dose. Repeat if necessary. No need to overuse the product. It’s expensive and you’ll build a tolerance a lot faster. Some people never reach their tolerance. Others find it within a few months, because of poor cannabis management, in my humble opinion.

Also, new cannabis patients, especially for hemp CBD products,  often don’t try it for enough time. If your body never had cannabis, it may need a little “priming” to get to that optimal place.  It may take a week or two to figure out how well that product is performing at that particular dose.  So patience is called for in discovery of your personal dosage.  I know too many old men who tried it for a day or two then discarded the products in disgust saying “it don’t work!” Without having the patience for discovery.

And then, if you decided on tinctures, you must learn to hold the oil either under your tongue for a minute or better, coat the inside of your cheeks with the oil (just push the oil with your tongue into your cheeks for a minute or more) before swallowing. What you swallow has to go through your liver… what you smushed into the capillary blood vessels in your cheek will gain a faster effect[4]  within minutes and you won’t lose bioavailability from being filtered by your liver.

And you have to be consistent in discovery! That’s why keeping a little journal of your process is so important at first… it’s really hard to make a new habit and being slave to time and note will help you accomplish that much faster.

And listen to the science!  There are newer more potent and less costly products out that will help you save a little money if you strategize well. Cannabis ain’t cheap. But using some of the new acidic products along with other raw products can help make your medications more effective and save a few pennies as well… if you know how!

Stay tuned to Cannaba Verum for more fascinating information about cannabis.

Now, do you understand why adult-use cannabis is problematic? Because there’s no regulation against contamination.

So what’s the most important thing to remember about purchasing cannabis?

You got it… To ask for that 3rd party lab test to prove there’s no contamination in your cannabis.

3rd party lab test for contamination[5] 

The FDA just opened applications to cannabis products. [6] 

Dr. Dustin Sulak of healer.com[7] 

capillary blood vessels in your cheek will gain a faster effect[8] 

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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