Somethin Else To Consider.

There's a lot to talk about...


Helping Symptoms of RRMS

Finding good support is critical to learning how to use this live cannabis plant, both Medical Marijuana and Hemp, as a medicine.

Based on ancient anecdotal testimony, we know that cannabis therapies will ease spasticity in muscles and organs, inhibit inflammation, ease pain, nausea, and lift depression. Of late, certain U.S. and European Random Control Trials (RCT’s) (2.) have increased our understanding of which chemovars affect particular issues, effects relief, and what the best available delivery methods are, hopefully, in your area.

At this time, cannabis medication is still very much a figure-it-out-by-yourself process. You are your own study subject. But we already know cannabis is not a deadly compound so self-discovery is a safe and reasonable procedure if titration is strictly followed.

Bud Tenders, educated staff members who work in cannabis dispensaries, give you recommendations for various types of cannabis based on your description of needs and will help you find the most efficacious chemovar path... the best chemical-variety for you. Like uplifting varieties that treat mood, focus, and pain, all at once. Also relaxing bedtime varieties that allow your frustrations to melt and also quiets belly and leg spasms into restful sleep.

Most Bud Tenders know their company products’ chemical makeup and they’ll be able to advise you on balancing percentages of chemovars to mitigate any unwanted effects... such as feeling too much euphoria or awakening anxiety. They’ll help you choose the proper delivery methods that are pertinent to your lifestyle, physical, emotional, and philosophical needs. They’ll help you determine the best ratios of cannabis to try and will instruct your method of delivery and titration/dosing system that allows you to remain in control of your medication and faculties at all times.

Choose recommended cannabis tinctures with specific terpenes and cannabinoids for morning with a bright, uplifting, focus effect in a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD that would address morning pain yet allow focus on tasks. Avoiding too much euphoria by sedating the THC with higher ratios of CBD.

A different variety for night that was higher in THC ratio (3:1 or higher) for better sleep at night and to quell leg spasms. Try a 1:1 salve during the day for hands and calves, when needed for pain. Journal, while titrating up to a personal effective dosage, by using and noting tiny incremental doses until reaching relief. Using tinctures instead of vaping or burning the inflorescence will satisfy a “mother’s responsible example” to her teens. Follow-up in two weeks to check progress.

Negative Cannabis Issues

Cannabis CAN give you ADVERSE effects...

I'm hearing more and more about patients who don't like getting high because it doesn't feel good. 

Instead of the relaxed or energetic happy feeling of peacefulness and high tolerance...

it feels like panic and heart palpitations. It feels like nausea and paralysis. It made them very fearful. 

Criminy! What's goin on?!?

Fundamental Truth: Every individual body is unique.

With that in mind, the effects of cannabis will be different for those who fall outside of the bell-curve of “how it effects most”. 

And our older bodies just don't work the way our younger body did. 

Processes are slowed by age and that cocktail of pills your doctor prescribed, and not just a little by what we eat.

Cannabis CAN give you ADVERSE effects when medicating. And there are conditions which need monitoring for some patients on certain prescription drugs. 

That’s why it’s so important to go to a good cannabis doctor who can advise you regarding administration and dosing and monitor any contraindications of medications.

On the other hand, you can avoid that sour adverse condition altogether or fix it if it happens. Before it starts or after.

There's a terpene called Beta-Caryophyllene in CBD that quells the high in THC if taken in high enough percentages, like one-to-one (1:1) equal parts. 

Some may need more. But the point is that nobody has to feel uncomfortable when they need to use THC for their cannabis medication. 

Dispensaries, where you'll purchase Medical Marijuana, will counsel you about this very thing and more.

Dosing is extremely important, of course. The industry mantra is:

Start Low and Go Slow

So MICRO-Dosing is key to understanding your effective dosage. BEFORE you feel queasy or anxious.

That just means you use the tiniest amounts and wait before re-dosing, to find out how it affects you.

So here's a giggle from our scientist friend, Dr. Ethan Russo, Neurologist and Cannabis Guru...

(No kidding... Google this guy! He's fantastic.) 

Black Pepper has the same terpene, Beta-Caryophyllene, as CBD.

So if you ingest too much THC and it makes you begin to feel uncomfortable...

Tame that high!

Sniff some black pepper! Or chew on a peppercorn!

Aint science amazing?

Lemon zest will do the same... but whose got lemon peel around whenya need one?

2019 You May NOT Travel with Pot!

Nor in 2020...

Don't do it! Wait till the law changes. There have already been enough lives ruined and they're still building new For-Profit Prisons, mostly for People of Color. The laws are just about to roll nation-wide. Be patient. Change your plans. Don't take it on a plane or train or bus or boat! There are states who still employ random road drug checks, like in Kentucky. And we've been personally escorted to port by Coast Guard when sailing offshore for a happy little drug check... Sooooo... BEWARE. It's still a Schedule 1 Drug. 

Your Florida state Medical Marijuana card is NOT reciprocal to most other states. 

(Yes for Michigan as of January 2020)

Medical Marijuana Patients and Surgery

Speak openly with your surgeon and anesthesiologist about use of cannabis (of ANY KIND!) before going into surgery. Make them do their research!! This could be very important to the typical surgical dosage of anesthesia because of the entourage effects of cannabis in your system. Rev.Dr.Kymron DeCesare, Cancer/Cannabis specialist and Chief Research Officer at Steep Hills Labs writes:  

Cannabis interfering with Anesthesia

Reverend Dr. Kymron De Cesare 24-April-2019

Historically, over the last four decades, the cannabis community has desperately wanted cannabis to be legal, and to that extent wants to perceive it as nearly magical, only doing well, and doing no harm. This has been a misguided belief system. If instead, we looked at ALL the drugs in this plant as acting like ALL drugs do, we naturally expect each and every drug in this plant to have both positive and negative properties, just like all other drugs in this Universe. A single drug normally has a wide variety of different effects in the same Receptor, both good and bad, like d9THC in the CB1 receptor. A single drug normally has a wide variety of different effects in a wide variety of DIFFERENT Receptors, like d9THC having affinity in TRPV, 5HT, KOR (opiate), HRH, PPAR, etc. 

When I see assumable competent folks, mixing together 8 different herbs simply because ‘They all are strongly anti-inflammatory, so this will work much better!” my first question automatically becomes “Have you bothered to check what all drugs, in each of those plants, interfere with each other, and how badly?” The reason we give the minimum amount possible, of a drug for a symptom is to slow down wearing out/fatiguing the receptor. Notice that d9THC, Morphine, Amphetamines, Antihistamines all fatigue receptors, requiring higher and higher doses to achieve the same

effect. Additionally, multiple drugs will all compete for the same receptor because they are all agonists for that receptor, with the drug having the highest affinity being the predominantly active agonist with the receptor. Then we have antagonists and retrograde antagonists (like Saint John’s Wort, CBD, Narcan, Penicillinase, etc), which interfere with drugs working in receptors. These are all expected properties of the science of Pharmacology and how it works throughout this Universe. Including Cannabinoids, there are a large number of Terpenoids in the cannabis plant that are, both sedative and anti-nociceptive... which means kills pain, often expressed as an anesthesia effect. This means it can interfere with other drugs doing the same thing, and at the same time can fatigue receptors enough to retard performance and abilityThere are at least 12 different drugs in Cannabis, in high enough concentration to be suspect players, in this regard. The only way to figure out all of this is to do what we do with the drug, do the research. This research could have been started (and mostly answered) back in the ’60s-’80s, but the Federal government blocked research... so we are just starting to do this work and you are just starting to hear what is being found. Herbalists, myself included, witness these responses, and have been reporting them for a long time. An off-topic example works here. Everyone wants to pretend CBD is utterly harmless. Yet, as more and more people start using it frequently, we are starting to see the negative effects no one in the Cannabis Community/Industry wants to acknowledge. For instance, more female patients observe interruption of their menstrual cycle and cause spotting. This is in part because CBD upregulates the production of Coumadin, an endogenous anti-coagulant within our bodies. Obviously, high blood levels of CBD are a very bad idea just prior to surgery!

Reverend Dr. Kymron De Cesare