Interview with a Combat Vet

This post comes a little late but it does not matter if it is Veteran’s day or just any other day of the year. Our vets are some of the most important people in our society.

This is a brief overview of how medical cannabis helped this vet.
The vet we interviewed is a registered medical marijuana patient.

We start our story in 2009 with a 18 year old leaving for a foreign land. He would spend 13 months in Iraq. During those months he will defend his country with his life. He would watch his brothers in arms give their lives in defense of their country. There is a lot that our vets are not allowed to talk about, especially when it comes to combat.

Our veteran retuned to the states in 2010. He is prescribed anti-depressants, sleeping meds, and mood stabilizers. All of which are suppose to help with the combat related stresses. Unfortunately, these same medications that are suppose to help have harsh side effects. The one that bothered our veteran the most was the hazy feeling. He said “I felt like a zombie”.

After being honorably discharged our vet tries cannabis recreationally. Meaning he is not using cannabis on a daily basis. He does start to self medicate with alcohol. Needing it to get to sleep most nights. He has seen horrible things, only he knows what is going through his head while he sleeps.

He soon moves closer to family. He starts smoking cannabis daily with friends. He notices that when he is consuming cannabis he does not have the urge to drink as much. He also notices that he does not need alcohol to sleep. Along side all this he is much more patient with people. A man who because of the combat he has seen was lacking in some social skills. After consuming cannabis he says that his social anxiety is diminished as well.

Finally, when the state that our veteran lives in allowed access to medical marijuana he jumped on it. Already knowing the positive effect of cannabis.

So, how can the federal government put this plant into the schedule I category? A category that states that this plant has no medicinal value. When even if you just look at this one case with this one war veteran you can see the medicinal value.

 

Cannabis & Exercise

How many of our readers have used cannabis before, during or after a work out?

THC and CBD both have anti-inflammatory properties. How many times have you come home from a hard work out and your arms, chest, or legs are tight and sore. That’s your body starting the healing process. Your muscles are inflamed.

To help the healing process you can take a light anti-inflammatory. Taking a THC or CBD supplement would do that.

Hemp derived CBD is readily available in all 50 states. This is what we would recommend be used pre and post work out.

Taking a CBD supplement before your work out will help prepare your body for your work out. While taking a CBD supplement after your work out will help with healing and soreness.

If you want to use THC you should talk with your doctor and check the laws in your state.

 

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Election Changes Cannabis Laws!

Missouri:

Last night we the people added the 31st medical marijuana state, Missouri. Qualified patients with approval from their physicians will receive identification cards from the state.

Doctors will be able to recommend medical cannabis for any condition they see fit; there is no specific list of qualifying disorders.

This will also allow patients and their caregivers to grow up to six plants and purchase at least four ounces of cannabis from dispensaries on a monthly basis.

Utah:

The traditionally conservative state, Utah, became the 32nd state added to the list of states that allow medical marijuana.

Qualified patients will be issued state identification cards that will allow them to purchase up to two ounces of medical marijuana or products containing 10 grams of cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from a dispensary during a two-week period.

Patients who live more than 100 miles of a dispensary will be able to cultivate six cannabis plants. Patients would be able to designate caregivers to assist with the growing, obtaining and administration cannabis.

Unfortunately, Utah followed Florida’s lead and will not allow the smoking of medical cannabis.

Michigan:

We saved the best for last! Michigan became the first mid-western state and the 10th state in the union to legalize cannabis for adult use. Michigan has had medical marijuana since 2008. Now 10 years later, they have passed recreational marijuana.

This will allow adults, over 21, to possess, grow and use marijuana legally. Those provisions are set to take effect within 10 days. This means that cannabis could  become legal in the state this month.

Good job Michigan!!!

ChemDawg

The story of how the legendary strain ChemDawg came to be…………..chemdawg

At a Grateful Dead show at Deer Creek Amphitheatre, joebrand (aka wonkanobe) and pbud met chemdog and sold him an ounce of very high quality pot for $500. Joe and Chemdog exchanged numbers and they later arranged for two ounces to be shipped to chemdog on the east coast. According to chemdog, one ounce was seedless and the other had 13 seeds.

In ’91, chemdog popped the first 4 seeds. From these seeds, one male was found and disposed of (chemdog was young, you can’t blame him). The 3 females were labeled “chemdawg” (now ’91 chemdawg), “chemdawg a” (now chemdawg’s sister), and “chemdawg b”. In 2001, chemdog and his girlfriend attempted to germ 3 more seeds, labeled “c”, “d”, and “e”. the “e” seed never germinated, “c” turned out to be junk (according to chemdog), and chemdawg “d” was the keeper. In 2006, chemdog and joebrand reunited and joe was given 4 of the last 6 beans: Chemdawg phenos 1-4, “4” being the chosen keeper. Joe thought the “4” was the best representation of the original and thus dubbed it the “reunion pheno”. Chemdog still has two seeds left in his stash.

(https://en.seedfinder.eu/strain-info/Chem_Dawg/Unknown_or_Legendary/)

Florida MMTC

These are the approved Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (or dispensaries), their website and contact information.
STAY TUNED!! We will be doing MMTC reviews of EVERY dispensary!

 

Name Phone Email
3 Boys Farm n/a n/a
AltMed Florida (MuV) n/a n/a
Columbia Care Florida 800-714-9215 info@col-carefl.com
Curaleaf 877-303-0741 info.fl@curaleaf.com
Green Owl Pharms n/a n/a
GrowHealthy 863-223-8882 info@GrowHealthy.com
Knox Medical 888-441-5669 info@knoxmedical.com
KSGNF 305-306-8772 n/a
Liberty Health Sciences 833-254-4877 Info@libertyhealthsciences.com
Remeny Wellness 352-720-0888 info@remenywellness.com
San Felasco Nurseries, Inc. 800-429-1987 info@SFNFlorida.com
Surterra Wellness 850-391-5455 wellness@surterra.com
Trulieve 844-878-5438 info@trulieve.com
VidaCann 1-800-977-1686 info@vidacann.com