This past year, I learned about a wonderful healing plant known as cannabis. I read about all the wonderful healing benefits men and women have experienced when treating their physical pain and mental health distress with cannabis. I’ve also read about parents whose special needs children suffer from chronic pain from chronic illness and when given cannabinoid oil (CBD), their children feel relief and sleep better. Up until last year, I was only familiar with recreational marijuana, also known as pot or weed, and sadly, like many misinformed people across the country, I had my own trepidations about using the healing plant. But this quickly changed when I read several news stories about couples who treated their toddler-age children’s epileptic seizures with cannabinoid oil. I also read about elderly men and women and war veterans who have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder PTSD for many years and were sick and tired of being dependent on big pharmaceutical pain medications for the rest of their life. I am a 100% holistic herbalist from head to toe and I will only use all natural herbal remedies to treat my physical and mental health issues, including pain.
Last year, I suffered a very painful knee injury after I banged it hard in a door jam. I suffered a very painful childhood knee injury that never healed so any injury I suffer today is agony. I couldn’t breathe and was about to go into shock and thankfully, my dear wonderful husband responded quickly by lighting our bong and letting me inhale the cannabis smoke. I was crying and screaming in pain and in less than five minutes, I felt relaxed, I was able to breathe more calmly, and I gently lay down on the floor, feeling pain-free. I cried tears of joy and relief knowing that this wonderful healing plant is helping billions of people throughout the world and now my family is enjoying the healing benefits for our holistic healing self-care. I didn’t watch the 50’s movie, “Reefer Madness,” but I was taught in school that smoking marijuana is wrong and dangerous. I do not think it’s wise or safe to drive under the influence of smoking weed and I do not condone it, but to treat health issues in the privacy of your own home, including helping you sleep and cope better, I say, go for it. I come from peace and love, but I have become a cannabis activist and I will always encourage my friends and clients to treat their pain with cannabis before taking any artificial toxic big pharmaceutical medications that potentially cause harmful side effects. I am very thankful to live in Oregon where weed is legal statewide and I can walk into any dispensary and buy cannabinoid oil (CBD) and cannabis bud in herb form. The bud I smoke has very low THC and doesn’t even affect me, but it does relax me and helps to ease my pain and as a disabled Mother caregiver of a special needs child, this is a gift of gold for me and I’m very grateful. Mother Nature provides humanity and the animals with an abundant healing herbal bounty and we should use these beautiful healing gifts with love and gratitude.
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