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Cannabis Heals Me

Cannabis Heals Me

By Rachel Kennerly
Welcome to Cannabis Heals Me. We tell the real stories of real people who have experienced the healing power of cannabis. By doing so we hope to change the perception a lot of people still have about this plant and the people who use it.

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Ep. 118 - BONUS - The Gentlemen Review w/Actual Anarchy

Cannabis Heals Me

Ep. 118 - BONUS - The Gentlemen Review w/Actual Anarchy

Cannabis Heals Me

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Ep 123 - Deirdra Martinez - Cannabis for Anxiety
Deirdra Martinez suffered with anxiety and chronic back pain for years.  She had no idea the two could be connected until she was referred to a psychiatrist. After the mental health professional prescribed her Prozac her back pain disappeared, and life was good for a year or two.  When the prescription meds started making her feel numb she succumbed to old habits and began overeating again. She confided in a co-worker about her struggles, and her co-worker recommended she try cannabis medicinally. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/123
33:22
October 19, 2020
Ep 122 - Fabian Henry - Cannabis for Trauma
*ADULT LANGUAGE WARNING* After leaving the military Fabian Henry struggled to re-adapt to life at home & reconnect with his family.  He was constantly on high alert & found his thoughts drawn back to the battlefield - reliving mistakes & past regrets. Despite choking down a handful of prescription meds daily he still could not sleep or relax. He turned to alcohol in large quantities, but he just spiraled further downward. When a kid at work offered to give him some cannabis to help him he recoiled in disgust at smoking pot. A few days later in desperation he took the kid up on that offer, and his life has been on an upward trajectory ever since.
37:10
October 12, 2020
Ep 121 - Sharon Letts - Cannabis for Breast Cancer
After Sharon Letts was diagnosed with breast cancer Pearl Moon showed up on her doorstep with a jar of cannabis oil.  Sharon was a documentarian and research writer by trade, so she was incredulous that cannabis could help her.  If cannabis had healing properties she would know. Right? Wrong! Cannabis not only helped her sleep & eased her pain; it obliterated her tumor.  But it also helped her plainly see all the government propaganda about the plant for what it was - outright lies. Now a writer for multiple cannabis related publications Sharon is hoping to bring cannabis as medicine to television via her connections in the mainstream media. Full show notes available at www.cannabishealsme.com/121
48:55
October 5, 2020
Ep. 120 - Osiris Stephen & Nina Simmons - Cannabis for Epilepsy
Nina Simmons & Osiris Stephen's son was diagnosed with epilepsy at the tender age of 2. Sadly traditional medications seemed to exacerbate his seizures, so in desperation they tried plant medicine. At the time CBD oil was still illegal in their home state of New York, so they had to break the law to buy it for their son.  After months of trial and error they found a formula that helped them with wean Aiden off of some of his prescriptions.  In 2019 they started a podcast to share their story and help other parents who are facing the same trials.  Full show notes available at www.cannabishealsme.com/120
44:04
September 28, 2020
Ep. 119 - Jessie Gill - Cannabis for Pain Relief
Jessie Gill didn’t believe in plant  medicine.  Like most of us she had bought into the lies about cannabis  peddled by the American education system & her nursing school.   While searching for pain relief for an on the job injury as a hospice  nurse she tried every pharmaceutical under the sun. After spinal surgery  exacerbated her pain Jessie reluctantly tried cannabis &  experienced tremendous relief.  Immediately she began weaning herself  off her prescription pain killers. She now runs a successful blog at  Marijuana Mommy, sits on the board for the American Cannabis Nurses Assn  & is a cannabis entrepreneur. Full shownotes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/119
40:56
September 7, 2020
Ep. 118 - BONUS - The Gentlemen Review w/Actual Anarchy
A few weeks ago I joined Robert & Daniel over at ActualAnarchy.com for a review of the Guy Ritchie cannabis themed action flick The Gentlemen. As penance for my many absences of late, I'm posting our discussion as a bonus episode for this week.  Enjoy!   Be sure to check out the ActualAnarchy podcast & YouTube channel! PS  I do have an episode planned for Monday, but my neck of the woods is in the projected flight path of hurricane Laura, so...
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August 27, 2020
Ep 117 - Robert Cartee - Cannabis for Inflammation & Refusing to Deal
While living in California Robert Cartee & his wife discovered different varieties of cannabis worked better to treat their ailments than any prescription drugs they'd tried.  Tired of living on top of other people in Cali Robert & Tracey moved to rural Georgia and built their dream home.  Cannabis was & is still illegal in Georgia so Robert had a room built in their new home where their medicine could be grown inconspicuously.  About 2 years ago a deputy arrived at their home wanting to search the property for illegal drugs, and when the Cartees declined to subject themselves to an unreasonable search, the deputy made a call to a local judge.  Within minutes he had a warrant and their home was surrounded by deputies & SWAT team members.  Despite only growing a dozen plants, the Cartees were charged with intent to distribute & were facing decades in jail.  Despite tremendous pressure to accept a plea bargain, the Cartees and their attorney, the indomitable Catherine Bernard, refused to plead.  They filed a motion to suppress & recently had all charges dismissed.   Listen in as Robert & I discuss his case in more detail & examine the injustices of the criminal justice system. Full show notes available at www.cannabishealsme.com/117
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August 24, 2020
Ep 116 - Julie Mejia - Cannabis for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Julie Mejia was only in her 20's when she was attacked by a cognitively impaired client at her place of employment. She was injured on her right side from her neck to her ankle. Days, weeks, and months went by and her body did not heal as it should. Even worse the pain began to spread along the entirety of the right side of her body. She was finally diagnosed by a worker's comp physician with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and was later told she would likely never walk or work again. After her diagnosis doctors prescribed Julie a cocktail of opioids & pain management drugs which left the pain relatively untouched but drugged her into a stupor. Desperate for relief she tried cannabis on a trip to Colorado, and the results were life changing. Now Julie helps other patients like herself by creating hemp based products & offering holistic health consulting. Full show notes can be found out www.cannabishealsme.com/116
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July 27, 2020
Ep 115 - Mark Thornton - Cannabis & The Iron Law of Prohibition
Economist & author Dr. Mark Thornton joins me to discuss his PhD dissertation on the economics of prohibition.  This dissertation would lead to the coining of the phrase of The Iron Law of Prohibition.  He joins us for a fascinating discussion on the failed policy of drug prohibition and maybe a couple other topics related to the State's & its ever increasing intrusions into our lives.
1:06:10
July 9, 2020
Ep 114 - Katie King - Cannabis for CPTSD, Anxiety & Fibromyalgia
Katie King had a difficult childhood, and she struggles with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) & anxiety.  She was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago.  She has been using cannabis to treat these conditions for some time now, but recently when she was able to find a reliable source of quality cannabis she's experienced tremendous healing in her mind and body.  She joins me today to discuss these incredible changes.
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July 6, 2020
Ep 113 - Rodney Bowers - Cannabis for Liver Cancer
Three years ago Rodney Bowers was given 6 months to live after being diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer.  Fortunately a friend in Michigan reached out to him after learning of his diagnosis.  He invited him up & cooked him up a batch of Rick Simpson oil.  Six months came and went, and Rodney was still alive and kicking.  His pain had eased.  His abdomen was no longer hard.  He could get up and and get around.  Cannabis gave him something no doctors could - it gave him hope, and, eventually it gave him his life back.
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June 22, 2020
Ep. 112 - Scott Horton - The Drug War, SWAT Raids & Police Accountability
Scott Horton returns for a discussion on SWAT raids which have become a staple of the local law enforcement in the United States' War on Drugs.  It's estimated that 50,000 SWAT raids take place each year across America - a stat that is unrealized by and unfathomable to most Americans.  We also discuss the overall militarization of police, qualified immunity and possible solutions to get all Americans on the same page when it comes to the use of excessive force by LEO's and holding bad actors accountable for their misdeeds. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/112 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:11:44
June 18, 2020
Ep. 111 - Marlies Fitch-Ledbetter - Cannabis for Scoliosis & Neuropathy
After a couple of suicide attempts in college because of mismanaged pharmaceuticals, a friend suggested Marlies Fitch-Ledbetter try cannabis edibles to help with her scoliosis & peripheral neuropathy.  When she and her husband moved back to Texas Marlies had to revert back to prescription meds.  After a drug induced seizure put her in the hospital, Marlies went back to her plant based medicine.  Upon re-learning to walk and talk Marlies decided to dedicate her life to getting the word out about cannabis as medicine. She is now a certified consultant & trainer and CEO of Indie Hemp Company.  Her life revolves around educating people about the benefits of cannabis.  Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/111  Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app  Tell THREE people about the show every week
37:46
June 15, 2020
Ep. 110 - Tonya Sanders - Cannabis for Lupus
When Tonya Sanders was 35 years old her pain management team referred her to hospice and sent her home to wean off her pain meds.  After 8 years of searching for a cure for her lupus in pharmaceutical drugs the former registered nurse angrily tore up the remaining prescriptions the doctors had written for her.  Just hours after her fentanyl patch wore off she was in excruciating pain & experiencing intense withdrawals, so in desperation she called a friend.  The friend brought over some cannabis, and after trying it, for the first time in YEARS Tonya felt like a human being again. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/110 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
43:20
June 1, 2020
Ep. 109 - Melanie Julion - The Cannabis Doula
Melanie Julion aka The Cannabis Doula joins me today to follow up on my discussion with Delene Gilbert on the use of cannabis during pregnancy.  As a doula Melanie works with women during and after pregnancy and many of her clients choose to use cannabis.  We discuss the health benefits of cannabis for both baby and mother and some of the potential risks.   Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/109 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
38:01
April 24, 2020
Ep. 108 - Delene Gilbert - Cannabis during Pregnancy
Delene Gilbert joins me once again for today's episode.  After her first child was born Delene suffered from severe postpartum depression before she discovered cannabis as medicine.  Today we're going to discuss her use of cannabis during her second pregnancy.  Cannabis helped ease her nausea and helped control her pain from a separated pubis.  She was also able to use cannabis instead of pharmaceutical drugs after her second caesarean section. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/108 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
49:05
April 20, 2020
Ep. 107 - Suzanne Sherman - Cannabis & The Right to Bear Arms
Suzanne Sherman aka The Red Hot Chilly Prepper and host of The Wasatch Report joins me today for a discussion about medical cannabis laws & how it can affect patients' rights to bear arms.  Most state cannabis laws don't provide protections from the federal government for patients who choose to exercise their rights to bear arms.  So a medical cannabis license holder or an adult use partaker cannot purchase a firearm from a local gun shop that is a Federal Firearms Licensee without lying on the Firearms Transaction Record form 4473.  Lying on this form is perjury and punishable by a prison sentence up to 5 years.  Until the states agree to protect cannabis users from federal gun overreach, users of cannabis - and particularly those with a medical card - are at risk of having their right to bear arms infringed by the Feds. But wait there's more!  We also touch on a range of topics like COVID-19, federal supremacy, nullification & civil asset forfeiture.  Today's episode is a veritable treasure trove of liberty related topics, but you might want to wear your steel toed boots.  Because Suzanne and I do a little toe stomping. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/107 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:01:38
April 9, 2020
Ep. 106 - Bridget Dandaraw-Serrit - Cannabis for Autoimmune Disorders
My jaw nearly hit the floor when Bridget Dandaraw-Serritt listed off her autoimmune disorders with - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, & Sjögren syndrome.  And per Bridget this is just the tip of the iceberg. Each of these ailments is debilitating in and of itself, but the combination of the above .  Using cannabis allowed her to get off of 9 prescription medications. Which is great because she was taking over 6,000 pills each year!  Cannabis has yielded her a plethora of other health benefits.  Her lupus is now in remission, and she lost 60 pounds once she got off all the prednisone.  Plant based medicine has been a huge boon for Bridget. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/106 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
40:53
April 6, 2020
Ep. 105 - Bretigne Shaffer - Medical Freedom, Cannabis & Vaccine Mandates
Join Bretigne Shaffer and I as we take a trip down the rabbit hole of medical freedom.  Bretigne is a longtime libertarian journalist, and she's a resident of California.  There has been a push in recent years in CA (and several states) to mandate vaccines for children.  And in some of those states there are no medical exemptions - even for kids who have had past reactions to vaccines (like our guest from Monday's show, Sarah).  This overstep by government is quite alarming to liberty lovers like myself and Bretigne.  So I wanted to discuss this issue and expand on some of the topics Sarah brought up in Monday's episode.  We hope to strip the emotion out of this subject and approach this issue like we do cannabis - on the basis of natural rights, bodily autonomy, and personal liberty.  I hope you'll join us on this little jaunt.
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March 26, 2020
Ep. 104 - Sarah Morris - Cannabis for Dysautonomia
Sarah Morris first remembers blacking out when she was 5 years old, but she wasn't diagnosed with dysautonomia until almost 25 years later.  Dysautonomia is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.  You know that system of the body that handles trivial things like  circulation, temperature regulation, digestion, etc.  And Sarah has had difficulty in all these areas.  She can get hypothermia in the middle of the summer in Georgia.  She has a Groshong line inserted into her vein to allow for easier access when she needs iv fluids, and she also has a lot of trouble with digestion.  Her body lives in a fight or flight state.  But cannabis helps ease her nausea and allows her to eat and gets her parasympathetic system to kick in so her adrenals are not in overdrive.   Cannabis allows her to be herself in spite of her many health issues. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/104 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:01:10
March 23, 2020
Ep. 103 - Dwayne Bottoms - Cannabis for Parkinson's Disease
Dwayne Bottoms told me something no one else has ever told me on the podcast - that he bought cannabis for medical use during a missions trip - with his pastor's blessing!  If that doesn't show you how times and attitudes are changing around cannabis I don't know what will. Dwayne began using cannabis a few years ago to treat his Parkinson's Disease instead of opioids replacement.  After almost losing his marriage, Dwayne decided it was time to kick his opiates for good, and he now uses cannabis and one pharmaceutical drug to treat his Parkinson's.  Parkinson's is a progressive disease, so it's an uphill battle for Dwayne.  But with the help of cannabis and his trusty sidekick, Ash, he's taking on this fight day by day. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/103 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
50:00
March 9, 2020
Ep. 102 - Ted Metz - GA Cannabis Legislation Update
Ted Metz joins us again to talk about some legislation introduce in the current Georgia legislative session, cannabis law in his home state, and how he got involved in politics.   Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/102 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
25:35
March 5, 2020
Ep. 101 - Ted Metz - Cannabis for Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Ted Metz went to see a dermatologist for what he thought was a rash.  Turns out it was a very aggressive squamous cell carcinoma.  Within a couple of months the small place behind his ear grew to the size of a peach.  After his diagnosis Ted started a routine of concentrated cannabis oil (Rick Simpson oil) while awaiting surgery.  The day before his surgery a large chunk of the tumor fell out.  Ted's surgery lasted about half the projected time, and the surgeons were able to easily find the edges of the tumor because it had started to die.  His RSO routine had definitely been working. Ted continued to medicate with cannabis post-surgery and during radiation which was excruciating.  His prognosis is good, and he's continuing to be an outspoken advocate for the plant. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/101 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
30:49
March 1, 2020
Ep. 100 - Richard J Maybury - Natural Rights & Common Law
Our nation has morphed from one founded upon the principles of life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness into a behemoth that routinely locks its citizens in cages over a plant and other victimless crimes.  Somewhere this nation clearly went off the rails.  For episode 100 I wanted to take a deep dive into the subject of Natural Rights and Common Law.  Who better to invite on to discuss those issues than an author who has more than 2,000,000 words published on the very subject?  So on a whim a few weeks ago I reached out to Richard J. Maybury via his publishing company, and to my delight I received an email from his wife a couple of days later asking me when I'd like to schedule a time to chat with him.  I was on cloud nine when I got her email, and today, I'm thrilled to air the discussion Richard and I had about his book Whatever Happened to Justice which explains in detail the concepts of natural rights and common law and how our current legal system has gone awry. I hope you enjoy episode 100, and I hope you come away from our discussion more well informed on this very important topic.  Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/100  Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app  Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:04:17
February 27, 2020
Ep. 99 - Karen Gray - Cannabis for Doose Syndrome
Karen Gray of Scotland had to break  the law in the United Kingdom to get cannabis medicine for her 6 year  old son.  Doctors had tried every prescription medication under the sun  to help control Murray’s seizures, and they just seemed to get worse.   His seizures ran the gamut – from absconce to myclonic to tonic clonic  to drop seizures.  At the time of administering cannabis oil to Murray  he was lying in a hospital bed unresponsive.  Karen had traveled to  Holland to get prescription grade very low THC cannabis oil for him.   She dosed Murray with the oil unbeknownst to his doctors who would have  had to take the oil from her and report her to the authorities.  After  Murray’s release from the hospital and feeling emboldened by the success  they’d seen, Karen decided to purchase a cannabis oil with more THC – a  20:1 ratio of CBD to THC, respectively.  After switching Murray’s  medication he has been seizure free since June of 2019.  Unfortunately for the Gray family  the UK’s National Health System does not cover the cost of Murray’s  plant based medicine, so the family spends 1400 pounds PER MONTH for his  medication. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/99 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
48:40
February 24, 2020
Ep. 98 - Prof CJ Killmer - Harry Anslinger Godfather of Cannabis Prohibition
As a longtime listener of the Dangerous History podcast my ears perked up when host CJ Killmer did an episode on Harry Anslinger.  Knowing his propensity to take deep dives into subjects & historical figures I was surprised that episode was only an hour long.  So I invited him on the show to expound on his episode a bit and talk about the man behind the initial war on cannabis.  Full disclosure.  We may have gotten side tracked and talked about economic policy, central planning, US foreign adventurism and civil liberties.  Ya know.  Just run of the mill libertarian stuff.  Enjoy! Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/98 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
51:23
February 20, 2020
Ep. 97 - Marcus Wilson - Cannabis Microdosing for PTSD
After suffering a traumatic event abroad Marcus Wilson attempted to treat his PTSD with alcohol.  After running across the work of Dr. Dustin Sulak, Marcus decided to try microdosing with cannabis as an alternative to alcohol.  After a few months of trial and error Marcus found he could control the majority of his symptoms by taking small, scheduled doses of cannabis infused oils.  And today he's here to share his story and more information about microdosing as an alternative method of consuming cannabis. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/97 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
34:42
February 17, 2020
Ep 96 - Moriah Barnhart Cannabis for Brain Cancer
Moriah Barnhart's daughter Dahlia was just 2 years old when she was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Surgery, chemo and radiation drained the life out of Dahlia.  Moriah was heartbroken as she watched the light dim in her daughter's eyes.  Dahlia's condition was so unstable that doctors couldn't give her any pain medications after one of many surgeries for fear it would suppress her respiration and kill her.  In an act of desperation Moriah broke the law and gave her daughter cannabis to ease her pain.  The change was almost instantaneous. Dahlia's appetite returned, and she wanted to play!  Moriah and the hospital staff were amazed as Dahlia changed before their very eyes. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/96 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:00:51
February 10, 2020
Ep. 95 - Krista Mcintire - Cannabis & Child Protective Services
Few things strike terror in the heart of any parent like a knock on the door from Child Protective Services.  And for parents who use cannabis to treat medical conditions for themselves or their children, those visits could spell big trouble.  It is the mission of Krista Mcintire of Family Rights Advocacy to help families maintain and protect their rights while under scrutiny from CPS.  She and her trained advocates inform parents of their legal rights and serve as a witness and an advocate, while holding CPS caseworkers accountable throughout the investigation process.  They are a lifeline to parents in what can feel like a very desperate time. During today's episode Krista shares tips on how to handle that unexpected knock on the door.  Shares insights into CPS's policy on the admission of drug use.  We also discuss some recent trends that involve doctors & hospitals as mandatory reporters, and how to recognize red flags that might indicate you are under investigation but have not yet been informed of that investigation. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/95 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
55:36
February 6, 2020
Ep. 94 - John Prinz - Cannabis for Intractable Pain & Opioid Addiction
John Prinz suffered an on the job injury in the 80's.  Back surgery crippled him and left him with a crooked spine.  John was on powerful opioids for many years, and like many intractable pain patients suffered from PTSD. When his doctor recommended cannabis to help with his PTSD, he soon found it helped control his pain as well. Soon he was able to wean himself off the powerful opioids and treat himself solely with plant medicine. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/93 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
40:44
February 3, 2020
Ep. 93 - Danielle Loughton - CBD Oil for Autoimmune Diseases
Registered veterinary technician & certified vet cannabis counselor, Danielle Loughton, joins us again, but she's not talking about our 4 legged friends today.  She's sharing her personal testimony on CBD oil & her auto immune disorders.  For 22 years she had suffered from autoimmune diseases like ulcerative colitis, joint & muscle pain & skin issues.  Out of desperation to find something to help her gut issues she took CBD oil on the recommendation of a friend.  To her surprise several cysts she'd had on her shoulder went away after just 3 doses of CBD oil.  After 10 months she felt like a brand new person, and her daily prescriptions were cut from 14 to 7. Danielle also answers the question that I get the most often. How do I find a good CBD product? Listen in to get her recommendation on selecting a quality product. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/93 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
48:39
January 27, 2020
Ep. 92 - Monica Perez - Tommy Chong & Political Persecution
Monica Perez joins me to discuss a documentary from 2006 - AKA Tommy Chong.  She had watched the movie a few years ago and discussed it on her blog, but I just recently watched it.  We talked about the documentary and Operation Pipe Dreams - the sting operation that the federal government used to ensnare Tommy Chong.  Monica and I discuss how the Feds targeted Tommy because he came to fame doing the Cheech and Chong stoner movies and "glamorized" cannabis use.  The movie is a startling reminder that if the government wants to make an example of you they'll spare no stolen resource in order to do so. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/92 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:04:15
January 23, 2020
Ep. 91 - Elizabeth Futch - Cannabis for Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid Arthritis
Elizabeth Futch is a medical refugee.  Like too many ailing Texans she had to leave her family and friends so that she could get legal access to plant medicine in Colorado.  Elizabeth was so debilitated by her fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis that she could barely walk.  Today she is hiking mountains and helping her husband run his welding business.  But her heart yearns for the day she can return home to her loved ones and her farm in rural East Texas.  I know you'll agree with us that Texans should not have to leave home to get access to medical cannabis! Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/91 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
46:11
January 20, 2020
Ep. 90 - Tyler Colford - Cannabis in Vermont
Tyler Colford joined me to discuss some adult use cannabis legislation that's coming down the pipe in his home state of Vermont.  The proposed regulatory environment in VT puts some pretty onerous restrictions on the legal market.  Tyler feels these restrictions will help the black market continue to thrive. And as liberty lovers are wont to do we chased a few rabbits - talking about our right not to self incriminate as well as the importance of speaking honestly & frankly with kids about cannabis & its legal risk. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/90 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
41:50
January 16, 2020
Ep. 89 - Lesli Downs - Cannabis for Migraines & Opioid Addiction
Lesli Downs started experiencing headaches at the tender age of 8.  By the time she was 16 those headaches had progressed to full-fledged migraines, and she was officially diagnosed after she blacked out in the bathroom at school.  Her migraines frequently required her to get Demerol shots, which would knock her out for 3 days.  Once after a bad flair up the cocktail of drugs her doctors gave her put her in a coma for 8 hours.  As she aged her headaches got progressively worse, but after her son was born the pain went through the roof.  She found herself in a cycle of being prescribed more and more drugs as her health declined and her body became dependent upon the opioids she was taking.  In 2016 she decided enough was enough and opted to use cannabis to treat her pain and wean herself off the opioids she'd been taking for untold years.  With the help of cannabis, she's been able to keep her headaches in check and completely rid her life of pharmaceutical drugs. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/89 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
50:21
January 13, 2020
Ep. 88 - Kim on Cannabis for PMDD & Depression
In her earlier life Kim lived a wild and rowdy life as a party girl, and though she had a methamphetamine addiction she never really cared for cannabis.  When she gave her life to Christ she turned her life around and became a tee-totaler.  But even after making tremendous life changes she still struggled with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and depression.  She had thought once she cleaned her life up, everything would get better for her, so she was very discouraged to still be dealing with these issues.  She turned to mental health professionals who prescribed her a slew of prescription drugs.  At one point she was on 5 psychotropic medications, yet she was still miserable. In 2017 a close friend recommended she try CBD oil/cannabis.   She decided she'd had enough with taking the traditional route and that something had to change in her life or she was going to lose her husband and her family.  Cannabis helped tame the raging beast inside of Kim and has helped her adapt a more healthy lifestyle over all. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/88
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December 9, 2019
Ep. 87 - Lyn Ulbricht on Ross Ulbricht & a Quest for Justice
Lyn Ulbricht's son, Ross, dreamed of a society where people could participate in a truly free market without the prying eyes of the banking industry or the federal government watching them.  So he created a website called Silk Road where people could use digital currency to buy things.  Some of those things happened to be of an illegal nature, and when the US government got wind of this medium of exchange they brought the full weight of the federal government to bear on Ross.  Ross is a first time offender, and his "crime" was nonviolent in nature.  He is currently serving 2 life sentences without parole plus 40 years for creating this website.   Lyn joins me today to discuss Ross's case.  I am hoping the cannabis community will rally around Ross and help him and his mom continue their uphill battle for justice for Ross and all nonviolent offenders currently serving prison sentences across this country. www.freeross.org
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December 5, 2019
Ep. 86 - Melissa Fults Cannabis Replaces Opioids & Arkansas MMJ
In 2011 when doctors told her son that the opioids he was taking were killing him, Melissa started researching alternative pain medications for him.  When she discovered cannabis could help reduce his pain and replace his prescription drug, she and her husband got involved with the medical cannabis movement in Arkansas.  Unfortunately the bill they were championing got taken off the ballot, and an inferior MMJ bill, Issue 6, passed in 2016 instead.  Melissa and other MMJ proponents in AR tried to get the legislature to address shortcomings of Issue 6, but they refused to do so.  As a result she and her husband are behind a push to bring adult use cannabis to Arkansas.   Thanks to cannabis & exercise Melissa's son was able to wean himself off of the powerful opioids he'd been using for more than a decade. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/86 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:01:26
December 2, 2019
Ep. 85 - Scott Horton - US Foreign Policy & The Drug War
Back in May I attended Ron Paul's Winning the War on the War on Drugs conference, and one of the speakers mentioned the fact that the US government often uses the war on drugs as an excuse to wage real war against foreign countries.  Last week in my opening remarks I mentioned a quote by George W Bush's statement that "If you quit drugs, you join the fight against terrorism.”  It's pretty shocking to hear that a US president equate drug users and terrorists.    Given that extreme position and all the misinformation they spread about the War on Drugs, I thought I'd invite on my favorite foreign policy guru - Scott Horton - to talk to us about the War on Terror and US foreign policy.  If they're lying or misdirecting us about cannabis and other drugs, it's certainly feasible they are doing the same on foreign policy.  After all the same people who control the narrative on domestic policy also control the narrative on foreign policy. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/85 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:01:53
November 28, 2019
Ep. 84 - Lauren Houston - Cannabis for Interstitial Cystitis & Gastroparesis
Lauren Houston was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (a painful bladder condition) in 2006.  A few years later she began experiencing gastroparesis or stomach paralysis. Lauren feels her gastroparesis was caused in part by the very strong pharmaceutical pain killers prescribed to control the symptoms of her IC. After a new drug Marinol made her feel awful, she researched the drug to discover it was a form of synthetic THC. She knew that THC was found naturally in cannabis, and she decided to use the real thing instead.  She has had tremendous success with cannabis as medicine - eliminating most of her "harmaceuticals". Lauren has become an outspoken advocate for cannabis and frequently makes trips to her state capital to lobby in favor of legalization. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/84 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
54:33
November 25, 2019
Ep. 83 - David Gornoski - Mimetic Theory & Scapegoating Drug Users
Our guest today is David Gornoski.  He’s the host of A Neighbor’s Choice radio & a podcast called Things Hidden. David has written articles for Daily Caller, Townhall, American Conservative & FEE.  He’s well versed on a host of topics, but he’s joining us today to talk about Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory and the Scapegoat Mechanism.  And I’m sure you’re asking yourself what heck this has to do with cannabis!? I think we all know what a scapegoat is – a person or group of people who bear the blame for others.  Often people who use or abuse drugs are scapegoated.  Drug users/abusers are often seen as blight on otherwise purportedly perfect society.  They are seen as the cause of all the community’s problems as opposed to a symptom of underlying, systemic problems.  I’ve seen this in my own life.  There’s a local Facebook page, and people there continually rail against drug users citing drugs as the problems in this county – crime, unemployment, etc.  In fact we even see this scapegoating on an even larger scale.  In the wake of 9/11 President George W Bush even made statements that people who use drugs support the war on terror! According to Bush, "If you quit drugs, you join the fight against terrorism.”    So now drug users are material supporters of terrorism.  Talk about a scapegoat!  So David Gornoski is going to join us to talk about the underlying anthropological roots of scapegoating. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/83 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:14:25
November 21, 2019
Ep. 82 - Robert Head - Cannabis, Alcohol & Operation Trapped
After Robert Head returned home from the military he noticed that his drinking was spiraling out of control.  Between the booze and prescription drugs, he was becoming a person he didn't recognize, and more significantly, didn't like.  After speaking to fellow vets about their experiences with cannabis he decided to try it as medicine.  To his surprise and without purposely doing so he started drinking less.  And soon he was able to get off the pharmaceuticals.  Now he's putting his efforts behind a project called Operation Trapped that's shining a light on the veterans who come home from war and are prescribed a cocktail of prescription drugs that dull their senses and take away their sense of purpose.   Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/82 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
49:52
November 18, 2019
Ep. 81 - Matt Grimshaw - Vets Grow Cannabis Documentary
Matt Grimshaw is an accidental activist.  While studying to become an American citizen he stumbled onto the issue of veteran suicide and PTSD and decided he'd do something to shine a brighter light on the issue.  At the same time he ran across an article about a veteran in Colorado who was able to reduce his pill intake from 47 per day to 5 or 6 thanks to cannabis.   A documentary addict from childhood and a freelance videographer, Matt talked to his client Monster Gardens about doing a live grow show featuring a military veteran as the grower.  A few months later Matt showed up at the door of Al, a Vietnam vet in California, and spent a year teaching him to grow medical cannabis.  He documented their journey on film. Matt's got another project he'd like to start with veterans across the country in 2020.  Check out today's podcast to hear more about that! Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/81 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:10:36
November 14, 2019
Ep. 80 - April Martinez - Cannabis for Chronic Migraines & PTSD
Shortly before returning from her 16 month tour in Afghanistan in 2007 April Martinez started experiencing intermittent dizzy spells and headaches.  By the 2008 she had daily headaches and soon those headaches became chronic migraines that never ended.  She was medically retired from the military in 2011, and she tried every prescription drug under the sun to get her debilitating headaches under control.  In 2015 while they were stationed in Washington state one of her providers recommended she try cannabis.  After some trepidation and research she took the provider's advice and tried a liquid form of cannabis so she could easily dose herself.  Within a month and a half April had figured out her sweet spot dose, and she began to be able to function in life again.  She replaced 15-20 pills per day with 1 or 2 pills a day and cannabis.  Her pain wasn't gone, but cannabis took the edge off of it.  She could play with her children, take them to the park, complete household chores!  For the first time in years she sat down and read a book and was able to comprehend what she'd read!  She had hope again!   In 2017 her husband retired from the military, and their family moved back to Texas where cannabis is still illegal.  That move meant April had to give up cannabis as medicine and return to prescription drugs that didn't take the pain away and turned her into a zombie.  But April is determined to have hope again, and she's become an outspoken advocate for the plant.  She wants to be able to medicate in a way that helps her be present in her own life.   Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/80 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
56:19
November 11, 2019
Ep. 79 - Tim Morris - Cannabis for Chronic Back Pain
In 2016 after back surgery Tim Morris woke up in excruciating pain - far worse than before surgery.  The pain persisted for many months until he finally got a second opinion and underwent surgery again.  It turns out his first doctor had not completed the first surgery correctly, but despite several follow up surgeries to correct this error Tim's pain persists.  It impacts his mobility causing numbness in his legs and feet.  Popping Percosets and other prescription painkillers dull the pain, but they also often render him a zombie.  The only thing that bring his pain to a tolerable level and allows him to live his life is cannabis.  Unfortunately for Tim he still lives in Alabama where cannabis is illegal.  And when his urinalysis shows THC in it he's stereotyped as a stoner and a drug addict.  But Tim knows something the rest of them don't - cannabis is a great pain reliever. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/79 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
48:08
November 4, 2019
Ep. 78 - Curt Robbins - Terpenes, Cannabinoids, Regulations. Oh My!
Curt Robbins has been writing about the cannabis plant since the early 2000's - often under the pseudonym Gooey Rabinski.  After moving to a legal cannabis state Curt decided to shed his alter ego and come out of the cannabis closet to openly discuss the plant under his given name.  He's written over 600 articles on cannabis, and he now serves as a trainer & instructor on the technical science behind the plant.  He joined me recently to talk about a variety of topics including terpenes, cannabinoids, entourage effect, etc.   Curt also works with cannabis companies on compliance in the hyper regulatory environment, so we also discussed some of the difficulties legal cannabis companies face when trying to comply with all those rules and regulations.   Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/78 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:01:20
October 31, 2019
Ep. 77 - David Grantham - Cannabis for CRPS/RSD
David Grantham was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or RSD as it was called) in 2010 after surgery from a work related injury.  He woke up from surgery with a burning sensation in his foot, and, unfortunately, the symptoms have spread to other parts of his body.  Out of desperation this year he decided to try cannabis.  Almost immediately his chronic pain level dropped from off the charts to a manageable level. Tune in today to hear his story! Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/77 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
47:44
October 28, 2019
Ep. 76 - Christopher Crenshaw - Cannabis for Crohn's Disease
Christopher Crenshaw was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease as a teen.  In 2017 he began using cannabis as medicine & has been able to scale back his use of prescription drugs. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/76 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
32:41
October 21, 2019
Ep. 75 - Chris Grisolia - Something Needs to Change and Now!
Chris Grisolia's son William suffered from epilepsy.  Chris spoke to him about trying cannabis, but William did not want to consume because cannabis was still illegal.  A few months after their discussion about cannabis Chris lost his son to a grand mal seizure.  After his son's death Chris devoted himself to researching the medicinal properties of cannabis, and he read thousands of clinical studies.  The claim that there aren't enough studies is complete bs, and Chris is pointing this out to the politicians that still cling to that erroneous claim.   Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/75 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
56:50
October 17, 2019
Ep. 74 - Brandon Collinsworth - Cannabis for Cerebral Palsy
Brandon Collinsworth was born 3.5 months premature and weighed a miniscule 1 pound 12 oz.  His family was told he wouldn't live, but he defied the odds and survived.  But Brandon did not escape his difficult birth unscathed.  He has a relatively minor case of cerebral palsy.  However, even with mild CP he still had to undergo several surgeries to lengthen the muscles in his legs, and cerebral Palsy hinders his mobility to this day.  His muscles tighten and cramp and that has a significant impact on his ability to get around causing a limp and balance issues.  Brandon used cannabis "recreationally" in his younger years, but it wasn't until he was older that he made the connection between his use of cannabis and less rigidity in his muscles. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/74 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
43:42
October 14, 2019
Ep. 73 - Stephen George - Cannabis for Alzheimers & Dementia
Stephen George was the primary caretaker for his grandmother the final years of her life.  After a stroke she suffered with age related dementia and Alzheimers.  These conditions affected her sleep patterns and greatly affected her personality and mental capacity.  She also struggled with loss of appetite.  Stephen introduced Granny to cannabis, and almost immediately it stimulated her appetite and helped her get good rest.  It also gave Granny more good days when she could think and communicate clearly. Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/73 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
48:01
October 7, 2019
Ep. 72 - Angie Fenn - Cannabis and Crohn's Disease
Angie Fenn is a single mother of 5 kids, and for nearly 3 decades her life has revolved around the toilet because she has Crohn's disease.  Now thanks to cannabis she is prescription free, and she's able to go and do things without having to map out where the closest restroom is.    Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/72 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
55:37
September 30, 2019
BONUS Ep. 71 - Marc Clair on Podcasting for Liberty
Fair warning.  This episode has almost nothing to do with cannabis, but hopefully you'll grant me this one deviation.  When one of my favorite podcasters, Marc Clair, was looking for places to talk about a mini documentary about his podcast, I was more than happy to welcome him into my tiny corner of the podcasting universe.  I hope you guys enjoy today's show and check out their new documentary! Full show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/71 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
24:22
September 28, 2019
Ep. 69 - Sarah Colero - Cannabis for Migraines
Sarah Colero's never ceasing migraines debilitated her to the point of having to stay in her room with the curtains taped shut.  She was completely dependent upon her parents to care for her.  And powerful opioids did not help her.   Now thanks to cannabis she lives independently and has weaned herself off of the opioids.   Check out the full show notes over at cannabishealsme.com/69 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
40:32
September 16, 2019
Ep. 68 - Stacy & Greg Fowler - Cannabis for Tourette Syndrome
Stacy Fowler's Tourette Syndrome was so severe and her tics so distracting to her peers that she had to attend high school via a webcam.  Despite being on 11 very strong pharmaceutical drugs, her tics persisted, and even got worse.  Stacy and her dad Greg join us today to discuss her miraculous recovery after she started using cannabis oil for her Tourette Syndrome.   Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/68 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:03:28
September 9, 2019
Ep. 67 - Melissa Newman - Cannabis for Rheumatoid Arthritis & Chiari Malformation
Melissa Newman joins us to discuss her use of cannabis for her debilitating rheumatoid arthritis & chiari malformation.  
36:51
September 2, 2019
Ep. 66 - 280E - One of the Reasons Legal Cannabis Is So Expensive
Today on the show I explain why legal cannabis companies pay a higher tax rate than pharmaceutical companies - the dreaded 280E!  This tax in turn drives up the cost that consumers pay on legal cannabis. Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/66  Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast    Rate/review us on your podcast app  Tell THREE people about the show every week
18:35
August 29, 2019
Ep. 65 - Mike Robinson - Cannabis for Autism - A Love Story
Mike Robinson comes on to share how cannabis helped a young lady with autism regain her life, and how it helped him gain a family. Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/65  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:03:22
August 26, 2019
Ep. 64 - Robyn Griggs Lawrence - Cooking with Cannabis
Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of the Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, returns to the show to offer some tips for cooking with cannabis.   Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/64   Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
45:36
August 22, 2019
Ep. 63 - Sarah MacLeod - Cannabis for Type 1 Diabetes & Lyme Disease
Blogger, Health Coach, Instagrammer & all around inspirational person Sarah MacLeod a Type 1 Diabetic & Lyme Disease survivor joins me to discuss her use of cannabis as medicine to treat her medical condition.  Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/63   Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:07:09
August 19, 2019
Ep. 62 - Chris Calton - Tell Your Children Alex Berenson is Wrong About Cannabis
Chris Calton returns to the podcast to rip the guts out of Alex Berenson's book Tell Your Children.   You won't regret spending time listening to this episode as Chris does an excellent take down of this utter nonsense that hearkens back to the days of Harry Anslinger & Reefer Madness.  Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/62   Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:10:39
August 15, 2019
Ep. 61 - Jennifer Arington - Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy
Jennifer Arington decided to be more intentional with her medical cannabis use when peripheral neuropathy almost put her in a wheelchair.   Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/61  Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
40:16
August 12, 2019
Ep. 60 - Dr. Bradley Borougerdi - The History of Cannabis as a Commodity
Dr. Bradley Borougerdi, a professor at Tarrant County College, joins us today to discuss the history of cannabis as a commodity, and we may talk about a few other things too.   Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/60  Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:00:47
August 8, 2019
Ep. 59 - Lara Etzen - Cannabis for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Lara Etzen was wheelchair bound, had a PIC line, and was on a feeding tube because of her Ehler's Danlos Syndrome (EDS).  Cannabis changed all of that! Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/59  Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
37:58
August 5, 2019
Ep. 58 - Michael Boldin - Funding the War on Drugs through Civil Asset Forfeiture
Michael Boldin, Executive Director of the Tenth Amendment Center, and I discuss civil asset forfeiture on today's show and how it affects everyday American citizens who have neither been convicted of nor even charged with a crime. Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/58 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
44:56
August 1, 2019
Ep. 57 - Mike Waits - Cannabis for Tourette's Syndrome & Anxiety
Mike Waits suffered from severe anxiety that prescription meds didn't seem to help.  Cannabis did help him.  And when his son was diagnosed with ADHD and Tourette's Syndrome, Mike and his wife decided to see if cannabis could help him.  The results were fantastic.  They are fortunate to live in Oklahoma where it is legal for Mike & his son to medicate with cannabis. Full show notes & links to resources mentioned in the episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/57  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
40:13
July 29, 2019
Ep. 56 - Danielle Loughton - Cannabis for Pets
Registered veterinary technician & certified veterinary cannabis counselor, Danielle Loughton joins us to talk about how cannabis is being used to treat pets for a variety of medical conditions. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/56 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
33:25
July 25, 2019
Ep. 55 - Tamara Netzel - Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis & Cruel Consequences
Multiple sclerosis forced her out of the classroom at an early age, but thanks to cannabis Tamara is still teaching others - about the benefits of this plant as well as the victims of the US's failed War on Drugs. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/55 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
53:17
July 22, 2019
Ep. 54 - Denise Foster - The Endocannabinoid System
Denise Foster, PhD, MSN joins us today to talk about our body's endocannabinoid system.  The major receptors and what their job is in the body. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/54  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
1:04:11
July 18, 2019
Ep. 53 - Heather Dagley - Using Cannabis to Wean off Anti-Depressants
After a couple of years on anti-depressants Heather Dagley decided to use cannabis to wean herself off of those prescription drugs.   Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/53 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
38:45
July 15, 2019
Ep. 52 - Chris Calton - CIA Drug Running & Secret LSD Experiments
Chris Calton joins us to give us a brief rundown on the oft inferred involvement of the CIA in drug running.  We also discuss some of the secret LSD experiments they performed on unwitting citizens. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/52  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
39:35
July 11, 2019
Ep. 51 - Chris Moe aka Uncle Grumpy - Cannabis for Chronic Pain and Depression
Chris Moe aka Uncle Grumpy is an outspoken cannabis advocate in Oklahoma comes on to discuss his medical cannabis use and why he is still fighting for cannabis in his home state. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/51 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
39:06
July 8, 2019
Ep. 50 - Jacob Sullum - Saying Yes to Ending Drug Prohibition
Jacob Sullum of Reason Magazine joins the show to discuss his book Saying Yes, and we discuss other facts related to the drug war, and its harmful affects. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/50   Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
42:39
July 4, 2019
Ep. 49 - Sheriann Baker - RSO Cannabis & Brain Cancer
Sherianna Baker joins the podcast to tell us how she used Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) to treat her brain cancer.  Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/49    Help us get these stories out to more people!  Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app     Tell THREE people about the show every week
43:30
July 1, 2019
Ep. 48 - Norma Sapp - A Year of Medical Cannabis in Oklahoma
Oklahoma passed their medical cannabis law on June 26, 2018.  In honor of their anniversary I invited Norma Sapp of OK Norml on to talk to us about how things are going in her home state.  I also got her brain on ways we can effect change on a local level in our own communities.   Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/48 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
40:29
June 27, 2019
Ep. 47 - Merrick VanLandingham - Cannabis for TBI & Non-Fluent Aphasia
Merrick joins us today to talk about his use of cannabis after a traumatic brain injury that affected his memory and ability to recall words when speaking.   Today's show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/47  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
43:33
June 24, 2019
Ep. 46 - The Case for Drug Legalization by Ron Paul
Today I'm reading to you a booklet published by Ron Paul's 1988 presidential campaign - The Case for Drug Legalization.  The arguments against the Drug War Dr. Paul laid out 30 years ago are still valid today! Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/46 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week
29:27
June 20, 2019
Ep. 45 - Joshua Raines - Traumatic Brain Injury & PTSD
Purple Heart veteran Joshua Raines comes on to talk about his use of cannabis to treat his seizures from a traumatic brain injury as well as his PTSD. Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/45  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week   
52:58
June 17, 2019
Ep. 44 - John Baeza - Former NYPD Undercover Narcotics Officer
Former drug warrior John Baeza joins us to discuss his experiences as an undercover narcotics officer and his conversion to the belief the government shouldn't try to regulate what people put in their bodies. Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/44 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week   
1:10:26
June 13, 2019
Ep. 43 - Tiffany Hansen - Cannabis & Graves Disease
Tiffany Hansen's Graves Disease is in total remission thanks to cannabis!   Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/43 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast  Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week   
33:31
June 10, 2019
Ep. 42 - Jason Rink - Christianity & Cannabis
Jason Rink joins me this week for a frank discussion about Christianity and cannabis.     Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/42 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast   Rate/review us on your podcast app    Tell THREE people about the show every week   
53:25
June 6, 2019
Ep. 41 - MIchelle Dumay - Cannabis & Spina Bifida/Intractable Epilepsy
Michelle Dumay joins us to discuss her use of cannabis to reduce seizure activity her daughter suffers due to intractable epilepsy caused by brain loss due to spina bifida.  Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/41  Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week 
1:15:45
June 3, 2019
Ep. 40 - Planet Daily - The Cash Saving Medical Cannabis App
Jennifer Champa and Penny Daily were tired of their occupational & physical therapy patients buying their medical cannabis off the black market because dispensary cannabis was too expensive, so they created a cash savings app.  They want patients around the country to have access to safe, affordable cannabis medicine.  The app provides a way for patients to play games and earn discounts, and it's a cost effective advertising medium for cannabis companies.   Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/40 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week 
26:19
May 30, 2019
Ep. 39 - Amy Latham - CBD Oil & Epilepsy
After Amy's son, Lance, had a grand mal seizure at school 3 years ago he was diagnosed with epilepsy.  She joins us today to discuss their journey. Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/39 Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell THREE people about the show every week  
44:24
May 27, 2019
Ep. 38 - D. K. Williams - Cannabis & the Supreme Court
D. K. Williams, attorney and host of The Law with D.K. Williams and I discuss two Supreme Court cases 60 years apart that the federal government has used as a legal basis to enforce their unconstitutional prohibition laws.   Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/38. Help us get these stories out to more people! Become a Patron http://www.patreon.com/chmpodcast Rate/review us on your podcast app Tell 3 people about the show every week
37:40
May 23, 2019
Ep. 37 - Eric Espinoza - Cannabis & Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Eric Espinoza joins us to discuss how cannabis has changed his life and made his spastic cerebral palsy more manageable. Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/37 If you'd like to support the Cannabis Heals Me podcast in our effort to get these healing stories out to more people go to www.patreon.com/chmpodcast and become a patron!  All patron donations will go toward advertising and marketing the show to a wider audience. 
1:39:39
May 20, 2019
Ep. 36 - Clay Conrad - Using Jury Nullification to End Cannabis Prohibition
Criminal defense attorney and author of the book Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine Clay Conrad joins me today to discuss the history of jury nullification.  And how it can be used to end cannabis prohibition (and other immoral, unconstitutional laws).   Show notes can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/36   If you'd like to support the Cannabis Heals Me podcast in our effort to get these healing stories out to more people go to www.patreon.com/chmpodcast and become a patron!  All patron donations will go toward advertising and marketing the show to a wider audience. 
57:51
May 16, 2019
Ep. 35 - Charlotte Lambers - Cannabis for Fibromyalgia
Charlotte Lambers joins us today to talk about how cannabis has helped her regain mobility and reduce the pain brought on by fibromyalgia.    If you'd like to support the Cannabis Heals Me podcast in our effort to get these healing stories out to more people go to www.patreon.com/chmpodcast and become a patron!  All patron donations will go toward advertising and marketing the show to a wider audience.  Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/35
37:17
May 13, 2019
Ep. 34 - Shane Hazel - The History of Prohibition
Shane Hazel, co-host of The Rebellion Podcast, joins the show to talk with me about the history of cannabis prohibition.  If you're unfamiliar with the roots of prohibition and the War on Drugs, buckle up.  It's a bumpy ride.
58:32
May 9, 2019
Ep. 33 - Stephani Scruggs Bowen - intractable epilepsy & cannabis
Stephani Scruggs Bowen's husband Michael had hoped to keep his medical cannabis use in the closet, but when he had a full blown epileptic seizure on the Florida senate floor everything changed. He was at the state house to testify in favor of medical cannabis, but before he could testify he had a grand mal seizure.  Several Florida legislators and members of the press witnessed the terrifying event.  The next day media outlets published the tale of what had happened to Michael, so any he had hope of trying to keep his use of cannabis on the down low vanished. Stephani joins the podcast to share their story of finding healing through cannabis and becoming outspoken advocates on behalf of medical cannabis. Show notes for today's episode can be found at www.cannabishealsme.com/33 Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO. 
1:16:00
May 6, 2019
Ep. 32 - Sharon Ravert - When the Drug War Comes No Knocking
Sharon Ravert didn't know much about the War on Drugs until it showed up in her bedroom at 2 a.m. pointing guns at her.  Listen today to hear her harrowing tale! See the show notes from today's episode over at www.cannabishealsme.com/32. Sponsored by The Grow CFO.
1:18:00
May 2, 2019
Ep. 31 - CBD Genie, Anita Sommers - Cannabis for Ulcerative Colitis
Anita Sommers, who is known online as the CBD genie, appears in this episode to talk to us about her ulcerative colitis.  Anita suffered from ulcerative colitis for  decade before she discovered that cannabis might hold the key to healing her body.  She had the opportunity to test that theory when she experienced a flare up when visiting Las Vegas and confirmed her hypothesis. Via her online persona CBD Genie, Anita, who is a microbiology technologist by trade, educates people about the benefits of cannabis, and she has continued her research into the many uses of the plant. Relevant Links: CBD Genie - Facebook CBD Genie - Instagram Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
52:32
April 29, 2019
Ep. 30 - KrisAnne Hall - Is Cannabis Prohibition Constitutional?
Is cannabis prohibition constitutional?  How has the War on Drugs affected our individual rights and liberties?  KrisAnne Hall comes on the show to answer these and other questions.    Relevant Links: KrisAnne Hall Website Liberty First University Amish Farmer Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Mislabeling Salve Sheriff Brad Rogers Stands up to the FDA Tenth Amendment Center Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
41:56
April 25, 2019
Ep. 29 - Jennifer Conforti - Cannabis for Self Injury
At 15 months Jennifer Conforti's daughter was diagnosed with a congenital birth defect - partial agenesis of the corpus collosum.  Part of her brain was missing.  About a year later she was diagnosed with severe autism.  And a year after that at 3.5 years old Abbi started self harming to the point of bloodying and bruising herself.  Jennifer and her husband would have to restrain their daughter for HOURS each day.  And powerful pharmaceuticals, usually reserved for adults, could not stop those behaviors.   They endured life like this for nine miserable months.  Enter cannabis.  And what a LIFE changer that has been for this family!! Instead of surviving from day to day, they are able to function as a family.  And plan for their future.  A couple years ago Jennifer started a non-profit called Two Sparrows Villages that she hopes will be a community that Abbi and other kids with disabilities can live in to attain some modicum of independence. Relevant Links: Jennifer's Testimony before the GA Senate Two Sparrows Village Two Sparrows Village - Facebook Leafly Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
57:23
April 22, 2019
Ep. 28 - Nico Murillo - Texans for Safe Access
Nico Murillo, one of the founders of a new organization, Texans for Safe Access, stops by to tell our listeners about this new non-profit.  Texans for Safe Access is an affiliate of Americans for Safe Access.  One of the cool things TSA is doing is a video series of Texas patients who use cannabis to treat their condition.  So they're doing what we're doing except in a video format, and I think that's amazing!  They've also got some incredible things planned for the future.    Relevant Links: Texans for Safe Access Texans for Safe Access - Facebook GoFundMe - Texans for Safe Access Americans for Safe Access The NonGMO Project Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
30:07
April 18, 2019
Ep. 27 - Robyn Griggs Lawrence - Cannabis & Dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
 Author and natural health lifestyle expert Robyn Griggs Lawrence joins the podcast today.  Robyn decided to give cannabis a try in 2009 after her doctor recommended it to treat her dysmenorrhea and mood swings.  And while cannabis doesn't make her symptoms entirely disappear, it takes the edge off of them enough that she's able to deal with whatever life throws at her.  It was only recently that Robyn realized that the extreme mood swings before her menstrual cycle weren't just PMS; they were Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).  We have been trying to get this interview lined up for several months but weren't able to do so until now in April - which just happens to be PMDD awareness month.  Sounds like kismet to me! We also chat about Robyn's 2015 book The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook and her soon to be released book, Pot in Pans, on the history of eating cannabis.  Enjoy! Relevant Links: Robyn Griggs Lawrence Robyn Griggs Lawrence - Instagram The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook Pot In Pans - Amazon International Association For Premenstrual Disorders Dysmorrhea - American Family Physician Culinary Libertarian Podcast Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
54:50
April 15, 2019
BONUS Ep. 26 - Dr. Mary Ruwart - Cannabis and the FDA
 We invited Dr. Mary Ruwart on the show to talk about the subject of her book Death by Regulation - the FDA.  With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill hemp derived CBD products are now under the purview of the FDA, and we wanted to explore the potential consequences of this change.    Dr. Ruwart walks us through the FDA process of bringing a drug to market, and we explore the implications of the hyper-regulatory environment that the pharmaceutical industry - and now the CBD industry - faces.   Tune in to find out more! Relevant Links: Dr. Mary Ruwart's website Consumer Lab Ray Carr YouTube Video - A Hidden Agenda Behind the War on Drugs Life Extension Foundation Non GMO Project Episodes Mentioned: Ep. 23 - Doug Bench - Cannabis & COPD Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
48:19
April 11, 2019
Ep. 25 - Charles Sewell - Cannabis & HIV
 When Charles Sewell was in his early 20's he kept getting sick and never could get fully well.  His brother, a medical student at the time, ran some tests and the results that came back were devastating.  Charles was HIV positive.   A sobbing Charles was escorted by his brother to an MD who specialized in working with HIV patients.  Charles was soon prescribed a hand full of pharmaceuticals - up to 8 pills 3 times per day.  His illness made him nauseated, and the prescriptions only made it worst.  Charles' 6 foot 1 inch frame soon withered down to 145 pounds because he wasn't able to eat and keep anything down.  After a year of wasting away and suffering from severe depression, Charles's friends convinced him to try cannabis.  Hoping for at least some relief from his miserable existence, Charles was shocked to discover that he was able to eat without vomiting after consuming just small amounts of cannabis.  He began consuming cannabis daily and his health - both physical and emotional - rebounded.  Now 20 years later Charles continues to microdose with cannabis, and as a result he has been able to regain his life and his health.  He went to college and finished his degree, married his wonderful wife, and is able to hold down a full time job only missing occasionally due to illness.  His weight is back up to 180 pounds, and he and his doctor spend most of their visits happily chatting about life.  All of this thanks to a plant called cannabis.  Listen in today to hear Charles' amazing story.  You won't regret it! \ Relevant Links: Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS Cannabis and HIV/AIDS Texans for Safe Access - Facebook Episodes Mentioned: Ep. 24 - Taylor Woods - Cannabis Engineer Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
34:47
April 8, 2019
BONUS Ep. 24 - Taylor Woods - Cannabis Engineer
 Taylor Woods, mechanical engineer, comes on the podcast to talk about some of the cool alternative uses of cannabis/hemp.  Taylor and his partner James Stephens founded Ironlight Tech where they work with cannabis to create new and innovative products.  Some of the things the guys are making out of cannabis include fuel, plastics, nylon, lubricants, and 3D print ink.  We also briefly dip our toes into the waters of the economics of using cannabis based products as an alternative to traditionally sourced items.  Taylor is also one of the co-hosts of the All Things Hemp podcast along with James and Sam Belanger, hemp farmer.  On their podcast the guys talk about regulations related to hemp, farming related products, and some of James & Taylor's latest projects. Relevant Links: Taylor Woods - LinkedIn James Stephens - LinkedIn All Things Hemp Podcast Ironlight Tech Episodes Mentioned: Ep. 5. Delene Gilbert - Cannabis & Postpartum Depression Ep. 23 Doug Bench – Former Judge Used Cannabis to Treat/Reverse His Advanced COPD Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
40:22
April 4, 2019
Ep. 23 - Doug Bench - Former Judge Used Cannabis to Treat/Reverse His Advanced COPD
Doug Bench, a former OH judge, was diagnosed with advanced COPD in April of 2015.  His doctor gave him 20 months to live.  Doug was content to go home and watch his horses while waiting to die, but thankfully his wife, Jan, was not.  While researching essential oils that could help Doug with his condition she learned about THC oil.  She broke the law to bring Doug THC oil back from Colorado, and asked him to try it.  Doug initially refused because cannabis was illegal in his state, and he was afraid he would get high.  His wife eventually convinced him to take it, and he's now living proof that cannabis works.   Doug and Jan started an an organization called Rethink Green with a mission "to help people rethink  what they know about cannabis. We do this through research, education,  advocacy, and recommending the best products. Cannabis is a medical  miracle—and everyone should have access to its amazing benefits."  The offer live seminars on cannabis and the endocannabinoid system and will soon be releasing an educational webinar series.   Relevant Links: Rethink Green Rethink Green on Facebook Doug Bench Flex Your Rights Fully Informed Jury Association Jury Hero   Rant Related Links: Lufkin Therapist Amount 4 Arrested in alleged THC Gummie Ring GoFundMe for Legal Fees for 4 Arrested Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
47:32
April 1, 2019
BONUS Ep. 22 - John Odermatt - The Long Reaching Affects of a Drug Conviction
 John Odermatt, host of the Felony Friday podcast (part of the Lions of Liberty feed), chatted with us for today's episode.  On his podcast John exposes the failings of the criminal justice system.  As part of that process he interviews people who have spent time in prison.  Many of those interviewed have done time for drug related charges.  We briefly discussed how John got started in podcasting and the liberty movement.  Afterwards we took a deeper dive into the long reaching affects of a felony drug conviction.  I learned that it's not as simple to move on with life after a drug conviction as one might think.  We hope you'll find today's episode thought provoking - especially if you've had the good fortune of not spending time on the inside of a jail cell. Relevant Links: Felony Friday Lions of Liberty Podcast Jason Spyres Served 15 Years for Pot, Now he’s Studying at Stanford Prison Policy Initiative The Case Against Krissy Noble and How Drug and Gun Laws Deprive Us of Fundamental Rights Beth Curtis’ Brother is Serving a Life Sentence for Pot Life For Pot Can-Do Foundation Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
31:12
March 28, 2019
Ep. 21 - Shaaron Honeycutt - Breast Cancer survivor and cannabis user
 Shaaron Honeycutt didn't just survive breast cancer she THRIVED!  She's in the best shape of her life.  (And considering she's been a yoga instructor for decades, that's saying something!)  Shaaron took an alternative route to treating her breast cancer choosing adjunctive therapy, including CBD oil, and opting out of radiation and chemotherapy.  But she didn't immediately consider incorporating THC into her treatment regimen until she was prescribed anti-depressants.  She hated the way they made her feel, so she began researching something that could help her depression without making her a zombie.  That's when she discovered THC and other components of the cannabis plant could treat her depression naturally.  It took some trial and error to find the right combination, but now that she's found it, cannabis has made all the difference with her mental and physical well being. Shaaron is a recruiter by trade, and has recently started her own recruiting company for the cannabis industry.  It is after all the fastest growing industry in America. It's great to see her take a personal tragedy, and turn it into a victory.  She not only beat cancer, she's stomping it into the ground. Relevant Links: Vital Wellness Recruiting Vital Wellness Project Shaaron - Instagram Shaaron - LinkedIn   Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
47:19
March 25, 2019
BONUS Ep. 20 - Amanda Hughes-Munson - Cannabis Educator
In part two of our interview with Amanda Hughes-Munson we discuss a variety of topics.  How can one find a quality CBD product?  What is the best way to consume CBD oil?  How did she become a certified cannabis educator?     Amanda loves her new role as an educator, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook!  Relevant Links    Skintelligence  Higher Education Texas  Instagram  DFW Academy of Cannabis Science  4 Corners Cannabis  NuLeaf Naturals Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
32:18
March 20, 2019
Ep. 19 - David Bass - Cannabis for PTSD and Chronic Pain
Our guest today is David Bass. He's a retired army officer who was prescribed a slew of medicine by his physician to treat his PTSD and chronic pain related to injuries suffered while in the military. After years spent on pharmaceuticals David discovered the miracle of the cannabis plant and became a medical marijuana user and also an activist in his home state of Texas. He currently serves as the Director of Veterans Outreach for Texas Norml.     Relevant Links Texas Norml Texas Veterans for Medical Marijuana Texas Cannabis Collective Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
43:54
March 18, 2019
BONUS Ep. 18 - Free Relief - a nonprofit that GIVES cannabinoid tinctures to veterans and cancer patients
Kelly Young joins the podcast to talk about the new nonprofit, Free Relief.  This organization creates and GIVES non-psychoactive cannabinoid tinctures to veterans and cancer patients in Michigan.  The tinctures are cannabis derived, but they are high in THCA and have less than .3% of THC.  Because the tinctures are derived from cannabis, recipients must be over the age of 21. If you'd like to support this organization you can check out their website www.freerelief.net.  They have an advertising opportunity in NYC coming up soon, so be sure to reach out to info@freerelief.net to check on that! Relevant Links Free Relief Graceful Mobility - Instagram Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
33:55
March 15, 2019
Ep. 17 - Amanda Hughes-Munson - Cannabis and Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's
 Amanda Hughes-Munson spent years trying to find out why her throat hurt and why she had no energy and couldn't sleep.  After 3 surgeries she was finally diagnosed with a hypothyroidism, and possibly Hashimoto's.  She opted to use diet, natural supplements & CBD oil to reduce her lab numbers.  When she refused to take Synthroid her doctor fired her. After she was fired and waiting to go see a new endocrinologist she started incorporating THC into her supplement regimen.  Her throat stopped hurting, AND her thyroid lab results returned to normal! Now Amanda spends her time continuing her research into the medical uses of cannabis and has taken that a step further by becoming a certified cannabis educator.  Feel free to reach out to her on Facebook! Relevant Links Skintelligence Higher Education Texas Instagram DFW Academy of Cannabis Science 4 Corners Cannabis NuLeaf Naturals Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
51:36
March 11, 2019
BONUS Ep. 16 - Heather Fazio with Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
Could Texas see cannabis legalization in 2019?  More than 40 bills have been introduced during the 2019 Texas Legislative session.  Heather Fazio with Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy drops by to give us a rundown on how session is going so far.  And overall the news is very encouraging!  She also gives some great advice for those of us who want to advocate with our Texas legislators. Tune in today to find out more!! Relevant Links Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy Facebook Page Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
29:10
March 8, 2019
Ep. 15 - Wendy Pagaduan - Eczema & Keratosis Pilaris
Registered nurse Wendy Pagaduan had suffered from eczema and keratosis pilaris (two common, often embarrassing skin conditions) since childhood.  Prescription medications helped her skin, but it often took weeks for the medicine to get her inflammation under control.  So Wendy decided to take the bull by the horns and find a way to heal herself.  She started researching coconut oil and essential oils and found that her research kept leading her back to a taboo subject for those in a medical profession - cannabis.   After initially being resistant to learning more about the plant, she opened her mind and dove into the research.  What she learned convinced her that cannabis has many medical properties, and she began incorporating cannabis into her product line at Clean Coconut.   Relevant Links: Clean Coconut Ellementa https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/keratosis-pilaris https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/  Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
30:47
March 6, 2019
Ep. 14 - Trey Tijerina - cannabis and ulcerative colitis
Trey Tijerina was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2010.  He had consumed cannabis recreationally, but it never occurred to him that he could use the plant to treat his medical condition.  Several years into his diagnosis Trey went through a period when he did not consume cannabis, and as a result his symptoms worsened and he wound up in the hospital multiple times.  He eventually resumed his cannabis consumption, but it took him a few months to connect the dots between the downturn in his health and no cannabis in his system.  It was then he began looking in earnest for a plant based treatment of his ulcerative colitis.  Thanks to a dispensary recommendation he found the answer in Rick Simpson's Oil (RSO).  He now controls his symptoms using only RSO which is no small achievement in a state (Texas) that prides itself on its "tough on drugs" policies. Trey has also recently founded the Texas Cannabis Business Alliance - a networking organization for people in and serving the cannabis industry - even though all forms of cannabis (with the exception of CBD oil for those with intractable epilepsy) are illegal in the state of Texas.  But it seems like the handwriting could be on the wall for medical cannabis in Texas.   Relevant Links: www.txcanna.org www.facebook.com/coltynscrue/ www.news-medical.net/news/20091217/Cannabis-for-Ulcerative-Colitis-and-Crohns-Disease-treatment.aspx www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-rick-simpson-oil Today's Sponsor is The Grow CFO.
34:24
February 25, 2019
Ep. 13 - Ashley Kingsley and her struggle with endometriosis and substance abuse
Today we're joined by Ashley Kingsley as she discusses her 25 year struggle with endometriosis which led down a dark path of substance abuse.  After being caught abusing prescription pain meds she turned to cannabis for pain management.  Today she's the healthiest she's ever been and is able to control her pain with the help of cannabis.   She co-founded Ellementa to help women learn more about cannabis and how it can benefit their body.   Relevant Links www.ellementa.com www.womengrow.com www.cleancoconut.com www.stillwater.life www.cannabishealsme.com/10 Check out today's sponsor The Grow CFO.
36:21
February 21, 2019
Ep 12 - Angelica Warren Brain Cancer Survivor and Ohio MMJ Patient Advocate
Indomitable.  That's the word I used to describe Angelica Warren - brain cancer survivor and medical cannabis patient advocate.  She has had more than 10 surgeries and multiple rounds of chemo and radiation.  But in talking to her you would never know she has faced such hardships in her life.  Angelica is energetic and passionate about helping bring cannabis to other patients in Ohio who are suffering.  She started taking cannabis shortly to increase her appetite and reduce her nausea and pain after her first brain surgery.  Cannabis also helps to control seizures caused by her fast growing tumor and loss of brain tissue from surgeries.   Relevant Links: Angelica Warren on LinkedIn Ohio Rights Group Drug-Free Workplace Act Check out today's Sponsor The Grow CFO.
1:13:40
February 11, 2019
Ep. 11 - The Green NP on being a mmj patient and medical provider
 We are *finally* back from our (unannounced and unintended) three week  hiatus.  The Green Nurse Practitioner joins us today to discuss some of  the challenges facing her as a medical cannabis patient and medical  provider as well as the challenges medical cannabis patients face –  particularly in newer markets.  We also talk about the work she does on  her instagram page with patient education and advocacy.    Relevant Links: The Green NP on Instagram The Green Life App Leafly  KY Amish Farmer Jailed over a Salve Label; the FDA Wants Him Jailed for Life  Check out today’s Sponsor  The Grow CFO 
1:00:22
January 21, 2019
Ep. 10 - Brittany Largent-Olig Lennox-Gastaut Sydrome
Brittany’s son Lane was a healthy, developmentally on target 18 month old when he started having seizures and was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.  Despite trying multiple pharmaceutical drugs Lane's seizures continued and even seemed to worsen with every medication.  After months of frustration and watching her son regress into an almost vegetative state and failing to qualify for a CBD study at Texas Children's Hospital, Brittany packed up her family and moved to Colorado so she could treat Lane's condition with medical cannabis.  Lane has been seizure free for 18 months and is flourishing.   Relevant Links: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/lennox-gastaut-syndrome/ https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-rick-simpson-oil Check out today's Sponsor The Grow CFO www.thegrowcfo.com  
37:57
December 24, 2018
Ep. 9 - Michael Maharrey on CBD Oil & Nullifying Federal Cannabis Prohibition
Michael Maharrey joins us this week on the podcast. Michael has been using CBD oil to control his arthritis and has been able to wean himself off the use of NSAIDS and other OTC pain relievers for everyday aches and pains. Michael is also the Communications Director at the Tenth Amendment Center, so we discuss how 30+ states across the nation have nullified the federal prohibition of cannabis. Mike offers some tips on how those of us who live in states where cannabis is still illegal can effect change. Relevant Links: www.tenthamendmentcenter.com www.michaelmaharrey.com www.twitter.com/mmaharrey10th www.goshennews.com/news/middlebury-dairy-farmer-sheriff-stand-up-to-fda/article_b07a8430-9897-5504-9820-d943d60149f6.html Check out today's Sponsor The Grow CFO www.thegrowcfo.com
46:38
December 17, 2018
Ep. 8 - Drake Campbell - Cannabis & Malignant Melanotic Schwannoma
Three years ago Drake Campbell was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Malignant Melanotic Schwannoma. Doctors had no treatment for the condition, so they sent Drake home with a variety of pain pills and anti-depressants. Drake lost more than 80 pounds, became bedridden and started experiencing seizures as a side effect of the prescription painkillers. A year ago Drake started treating his cancer with cannabis, and to say it transformed his life would be a gross understatement. We encourage you to listen to this episode and share it far and wide. You guarantee you'll be blown away like we were. To read Drake's story go to: https://okietokie.wixsite.com/herbandacell/home/herb-and-a-cell Follow Drake on social media at: https://www.instagram.com/0kiet0kie/
31:11
December 10, 2018
Ep. 7 - Kyle, Medical Student
Our guest today is Kyle who is a medical student who has researched cannabis and chronic pain management after being involved in a car accident that almost left her a quadriplegic. And while she avoided paralysis, she left the hospital with a host of pharmaceuticals that had serious physical and mental consequences. After working in South Korea as an English instructor Kyle was able to wean herself off the pharmaceuticals and learn to use more natural means to manage her pain and neuropathy. Kyle is also the co-founder of Helping End the Opioid Epidemic https://www.facebook.com/HEOEOutreach/. Enjoy!
39:27
December 3, 2018
Ep. 6 - Ashley Sartin - Cannabis & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Today's guest is Ashley Sartin. She suffers from a medical condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). She was a police officer before she suffered a brain injury that triggered her CRPS. After months of consuming a cocktail of prescription pain medications that caused a host of other medical complications, Ashley tried cannabis. She currently treats her condition fully with cannabis and doesn't take any opioids or other traditional medications. Ashley and her husband have a ministry called Christ Followers for Cannabis. They can be found at http://cffcoutreach.wixsite.com/christfollowersforca or https://www.facebook.com/Christ-Followers-For-Cannabis-555722151508170 To learn more about CRPS go to www.rsds.org Also here is a link to the video Ashley referenced in the interview: https://www.facebook.com/ounceok/videos/2123680697952917/
45:33
November 26, 2018
Ep. 5 - Delene Gilbert - Cannabis for Postpartum Depression
Our guest today is Delene Gilbert. She is a wife, mother and cannabis entrepreneur/activist. She struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her son and hit rock bottom before cannabis saved her life. Tune in today to hear Delene's story! https://oklahoma-roots.com/ 405-432-1017 https://okcannabistrade.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/170824260446732/
51:02
November 15, 2018
Ep. 4 - Sandy Amrine Bonus
As promised Sandy Amrine is back with the bonus content we had to trim out of Episode 3. Sandy shares information about the endocannabinoid system and some of her thoughts on why cannabis was made illegal to begin with. We hope you enjoy today's info! https://patinthehat00.wordpress.com/tag/exodus-3023/ http://www.leafly.com
31:55
November 13, 2018
Ep. 3 - Sandy Amrine
Our guest today is Sandy Amrine. She is a traumatic brain injury survivor who was diagnosed with lupus late in 2017. She uses cannabis (and no traditional medication) to control all of her lupus symptoms, assist with her recovery from the brain injury, and consults with other cannabis patients to help them find the correct cannabis product and intake method for their condition. Recommended resources: https://www.potbotics.com/products/potbot https://www.facebook.com/neurologyandcbd/ https://greencamp.com/thc-vs-cbd/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh-s64RNtz0&feature=share http://www.leafly.com Check out today's sponsor The Grow CFO www.thegrowcfo.com
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November 8, 2018
Ep. 2 - Shawn & Lauren Jenkins
Join us for a conversation with Shawn and Lauren Jenkins, parents, entrepreneurs, and cannabis evangelists. The Jenkins have 4 children. They use CBD with their 2 youngest children to help control seizure activity. They were vocal advocates of OK SQ 788 which legalized medical marijuana in the state of OK. Related resources: www.flowercraft.com Check out today's sponsor The Grow CFO www.thegrowcfo.com
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November 1, 2018
Ep. 1 - Introducing the CHM podcast
Why are we doing this podcast? Find out today! Check out our sponsor The Grow CFO 
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October 25, 2018