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,
We’re finally seeing movement on medicating this pandemic but that doesn’t mean it won’t be back in another more virulent form that will need boosters. That’s known as endemic. Like the flu. Comes every year.
So the novus ordo, the new order of this government is realizing the cost of a pandemic and health companies are racing for modern solutions to our outdated vaccination delivery method – the needle, invented by a physician from Dublin in 1844.
Our current technology and system is not cheap or easy to deploy… to get millions of vials of meds into the arms of humans. It takes the equivalent of an army of trained staff to attend to long lines of people waiting for a jab. Physical requirements like temperature control for the medication distribution for millions of doses also mean millions of dollars are wasted from human error and natural disasters like winter and storms and so on can be depended upon to throw a crank in the process. Training personnel to deliver injections for the huge task ahead is also costly. But now we know what we need… to be prepared. There’s no excuse for being un-prepared now.
But there are lots of ways to stimulate your immune system… like through the skin, your gut, or nose… which are typical routes foreign invaders usually take to get into the body. And companies are now trying to elucidate those pathways as a new way of delivering a vaccine.
We’ve actually been using alternative pathways for medication delivery in the cannabis arena for the last couple of years in Florida, and longer in other states.
Nano-patches, nasal sprays, lozenges and gummies, pills and vaping. There’s a new method I have yet to understand that involves painlessly inserting a device under your skin the size of a grain of rice that is “reusable”. That sounds interesting… I just don’t understand the painless part of inserting something under your skin… There’s talk about sending everybody their annual boosters through the mail and maybe also combining those annual boosters with a flu shot. I just love high technology and innovation! Ya know what they say… Need is the mother of all invention.
Hey I’ve been getting some wonderful cannabis questions I wanted to tell you about…
Let’s see how many answers you already know from listening to this podcast.
Janet Eidleman from Merritt Island asked, “What’s the difference between cannabis and marijuana and hemp?”
This common question is the basis of your cannabis foundation. Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis. Just two different types. One is psycho-active and the other is not. Marijuana has more THC and can (but doesn’t have to) get you high. Hemp has more CBD and won’t get you high. Side note: I teach you how to tame THC by using CBD to control it.
Jason Bell from Palm Bay asked, “Does inhaling the smoke from joints give you cancer?”
The answer is no. First of all cannabis does not cause cancer like tobacco. And second, cannabis is a bronco-dilator that expands your bronchial capacity. If any harm comes from smoking the leaf, it’s in the butane from your lighter or the heat of the smoke on your cells. But the cannabis chemicals you glean from that process are good for you, without a doubt.
Marilyn Ackerby from Melbourne queried, “What’s the difference between your regular doctor and a cannabis doctor?”
Great question Marilyn! Because they are NOT the same person… yet. Your primary care physician probably hasn’t gone through the state process of licensing for cannabis yet so there are “specialist” doctors who have fundamental knowledge and can grant a recommendation for you to get a state card that allows you to purchase medical grade marijuana to try.
The distinction is between a prescription that doctors are licensed to write and a legal term called a “recommendation” by certain eligible medical professionals who chose to open this path to cannabis for their patients.
Modern Cannabis science is only just now beginning to open up. So the meaning and interpretation of cannabis “foundation” is subjective at this point. I’ve been studying cannabis intensely for the past five years and have certificates from several sources throughout the US and beyond. In order to maintain certification status, I am in constant cannabis conferences of continuing education.
At this moment, I believe the state of Florida requires 4 hours of cannabis education before taking a state test concerning the laws of Florida regarding medical marijuana. They didn’t go to med school to learn about cannabis and it’s effects on humans and animals. Med school was prohibited by law from teaching that subject until recently. There were no edu sources for this. Just private companies teaching about it by the scientists who study it.
So until your primary physician takes the foundational courses necessary to understanding how this plant will help you, we just have to rely on our own ability to learn about it and figure it out. We have 1000’s of years of anecdotal cannabis stories to help us. And now modern science will prove new discoveries in the blending of cannabis compounds and how best to use them.
And there’s also another kind of medical professional in this mix… the cannabis specialist doctors who are leading the charge and making the discoveries and pushing for smart legislation. Those are my hero’s. Like Dr. Dustin Sulak… a DO from Maine who grows it, examines it, tests it, and studies the results to deliver to his patients and students. Full Disclosure: I am his student and use his Healer – Full Spectrum CBDa product to relieve my pain from arthritis and I took his cannabis certificate course to add to my knowledge base.
And then there are doctors like neurologist, Dr. Anthony Mazo, first medical marijuana doctor in Melboure, FL and Emergency Room physician, Dr. Barry Gordon down in Venice, FL @ venicecare.com who created the gold standard in compassionate cannabis care… which is what his clinic is called.
So until the law changes for one and all, I’m afraid we still might have to search for good intel on the subject but that’s why I’m here. To help you understand the language of cannabis and how to use it effectively.
Thanks again, Marilyn… for that question about the difference between your regular physician and a cannabis doctor.
And the most important question of the day comes from Mark Kirkland in Viera who asked, “How can I tell if a CBD product I want to buy is safe to use?”
Now I’m sure my regular listeners are grinning with the answer in their head but for those of you who are new to cannabis, this is the golden rule of purchase!
Check for that 3rd party lab test for contamination and content!
That just means the company selling that product will either have the paperwork to prove the safety of that product or they won’t. If they don’t… consider it contaminated and move on to a product that won’t harm you.
Most brick and mortar shops selling varieties of CBD products from different companies will NOT have 3rd party lab tests on any of them… they’re not required by law. But there are definitely good CBD products that come with lab test proof like Healer CBD and Charlotte’s Web CBD and American Shaman CBD and Mary’s Medicinals CBD products. I’ll list all those links on my podcast blog for you on my site at cannabaverum.com But in the state of Florida, all medical marijuana MUST be 3rd party lab-tested for contamination and content before sale. Not true in some other states. Buyer Beware!! So the lesson is to check for that 3rd party lab test before buying and ingesting any cannabis.
I want to thank my friends for writing in with questions and hope this has clarified some of the cannabis confusion.
I am ever grateful for sharing your time and thoughts and I hope your day is peaceful and productive.
Pax Vobiscum yall.
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
- plant specifically grows, the acid form, the THCa – https://academic.oup.com/pcp/article/46/9/1578/1812749
- all street weed is contaminated: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5022003/
- 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
- Certificate of Analysis (COA) https://www.pharmtech.com/view/certificates-analysis-don-t-trust-verify