The times are changing! Thank GOD!
People are becoming educated, they can't help it!
Stories, news, people you know being healed with a plant! Freed from Pain and yes many are saying Free from Cancer!
I am not going to sit here and say "Believe it Damn it!!!"
No, I prefer to say - get curious, I dare you.. Do a bit of research. Then I KNOW you will be shocked and angry and then you will start to research a bit more. It is common sense.
When DRUG companies are being sued, left and right for side effects and then this:In one of the country’s largest health care-related settlements, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson paid $2.2 billion to settle charges of false marketing, and paying doctors and nursing homes kickbacks for promoting drugs for unapproved uses. Read More:http://www.drugwatch.com/2013/11/07/johnson-johnson-settlement-risperdal/
I can't help but sit here between twitches - some so painful I can't thinks straight while they are going on. No one seems to be able to tell me why or how to stop it.
3 Neurologists and a not completely successful surgery... was it pills? I was prescribed the above drug "it was to give a medication I was on a boost".
I've had people say to me "SUE!", I am too busy living and trying to function to sue.
THAT is another terrible side effect. How many people are just too sick and tired?
We have to pick our battles and I'm pretty sure mine is evident to all who know me!
I battle for my son's medicine. The love of my life's - Quality of life giving medicine!
Bring it on.
I am confident with each passing day and continued education that the times are changing! Harper - when you start arresting the sick for something Health Canada allowed for years... I will make sure as will several thousand other Canadians that the rest of the world is aware of how you treat your your sick and suffering. <3 - They seem to be getting a pretty good idea lately as it is.
Tomorow's Blog Radio Interview.
What Am I?
I am sick and tired of Health Canada and Steven Harper saying everyone they
provided licenses to are CRIMINALS.
WHY now? After providing thousands with permission to grow for years?
Because they REALIZE that YES indeed Cannabis will become a BILLION dollar industry and they can make $$$. LOT's of MONEY.
Who cares about the Health in Health Canada?
It is ONLY about money... for them.
For US it is about a life saving medicine that has changed our lives for the better!
ONE that WE were prescribed by a Dr. (not paid for) & granted permission from Health Canada to have a Designated Grower and provide Storm with his own medicine.
YES WE have invested MUCH. Blood , sweat & tears and $$$.
You would too if your only son was suffering from a terminal to progressive, no treatment no cure, chronic pain disease! We are after 7 years finally just now making up for all of it and providing for Storm and myself perfectly.
NOW Health Canada expects us to stop providing for ourselves - as we have for the past 7 years. We are expected to stop and start paying for cannabis -* the amount Storm would need, according to Health Canada's prediction of prices would be:
10 grams / day @ $5 = $18,200.00/year
@$3 = $10,920.00/year
@ $7 / gram = $25,480.00 < what H.C. suggests.
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME? - people wonder why I swear. ;)
We can not afford it. Could you?
For something our DG is now producing for pennies?
I think NOT.
Simply because they ASSume, we are all criminals?
I know what I am and it is NOT a criminal.
All cops are Pigs.
All fat people are lazy.
All blonds are dumb.
All priests are pedophiles.
All muslims are terrorists.
All women are easy.
All men are assholes.
All politicians are criminals .. (hmmmmmmmm - verdict not yet in on this one.)
^ALL WRONG! ^ All negative, uneducated stigmas/stereo types.
This is no exception. It is wrong.
Criminals? Gardeners!? That is what they are!
GROWING A PLANT. A human right.
How we have survived - forever.
Who are you?!
I hope I have inspired more to do the same or at least THINK about it. We are powerful. We are Not criminals and we deserve the right to provide for ourselves as we have been for years. < Thanks to Health Canada.
Never mind tales of fright and woe... research recalled medications and you will be frightened I guarantee you!
Research it! IF YOU DARE!!!!
There is a safer alternative. Knowledge is power.
Perfect timing, visiting a friend and she was reading this article, I love it when everything literally falls into place.
This article in national geographic is one of the best at explaining sugar, IMO.
Sugar is considered as dangerous as the tobacco industry and as ruthless.
I personally had no idea sugar was in so much and for years fell into the fat free frenzy.
I believe the best blessings come in disguise - it was not until I became ILL that I started to eat healthier, fresh, organic and now, after I eat this last peanut butter cup- more sugarless! http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/sugar/cohen-text?rptregcta=join_free_np&rptregcampaign=20130826_lightbox_membership_nonhp_all_c#close-modal
When Storm was little I was guilty of sugar ignorance. Now addicted, mostly for the foods I Introduced into his life and diet (shitty gatekeeper) all I can do now is make all our meals healthier, shop for the best ingredients and educate. Storm is great he is the most health conscience of all of us.
NORM, now there is the serious addict.
ASK anyone. We still argue weekly, over his eating habit, he will go an entire day eating only candy - HIS choice. Only last week I said it quite simply - “If at the age of 51 knowing all we know about food, health, etc, - and if he lives in this house - HE DOES, yet he still will choose to consume an entire bag of twizzlers for lunch - Oh well. I have no control over him or his choices. Twizzle away. Make sure the insurance is paid.”
What else can one do? Generations have been brain washed and force fed without even realizing it.
EVEN with what I know I STILL WILL have this peanut butter cup. I am addicted.
For anyone that might be confused...
I am NOT saying: give your kids cannabis! Sugar is worse!
I am saying Wake up! Pay attention! Research and HELP your children!
I believe there is some serious fear mongering still continuing to go on today - and it is a wonderful distraction- while we continue to put toxins in our children, creating a future generation dependent on medicine. <$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Seriously, before cannabis your child will probably be introduced to these other common Highs and you are not even aware: Sugar high
- Cake, Pop, cookies, cereal
Children’s cough medicines
- sugar and chemical high
, prescribed medications
- more children are on a prescription medication now than ever in history, children as young as 2 have been diagnosed and prescribed antidepressants designed for ADULTS. Alcohol
, either from being introduced for a celebration or kids ‘sneaking’ alcohol is a common practice in many households. Alcohol addiction is one of the worst in the world. Tobacco
, as with alcohol is usually first introduced by a family member.
Don’t forget Coffee, energy drinks, glue & solvents...
What example are you setting for your child today?
WE are the original gatekeepers. How are your kids getting high?
Please STOP being distracted by fear mongering. Take control.
“the FDA will approve the drug if it deems that its benefits outweigh its risks.” http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/drug-side-effects-explained
^ WHO exactly decided what is worthy or not? Not me! I bet it is not a person suffering with a facial twitch that can be maddening, or the man that went up two breasts sizes... Do ANY of these people SUFFER from any of the side effects when they make these decisions? In my search to try to ‘get better’ over and over I read about Tardive Dyskinesia -more and more common in medications, if you think it is nothing to think about GUESS AGAIN! A twitch in my eye.. I can handle that - ‘IF” this medicine helps... We MUST stop and really weight the difference. I had someone recently tell me “well, I have to finish the prescription - I paid for them!” What kind of mind set is that? We are killing ourselves because we don’t take the time to educate ourselves on WHAT we put into our bodies.
Then I read this;
“Still, sometimes not everything is known about a drug’s side effects until after it enters the marketplace and more people start using it.
That’s where MedWatch comes in. The FDA’s post-marketing surveillance program seeks voluntary input, mainly from health care professionals, on adverse effects they may be seeing in ''the real world.'' Sometimes these reports are numerous and/or serious enough for the FDA to take regulatory action, such as adding warnings to a drug’s label. One example of that involves the psoriasis
drug Raptiva. The FDA required that the drug carry the agency's strongest warning, known as a black box warning, after it received reports of brain infections and meningitis
in patients taking the drug.”
I have Psoriasis ;( It is another issue all on it’s own, in every crack, visible, ugly, I shed, uncomfortable.. worth a brain infection! OMGod NO! HOW many people found this out the hard way??? I’ll stick to coconut oil, meditation & CANNABIS thanks.
When I wake up from my twitch every morning (for the past 4 years) I lay there and think... why? What did it? Then I remind myself - everything happens for a reason - learn to live and deal. Some days easier than others. I am still exhausted and tired of being exhausted - lol Surgery 10 months and I guess I have recovered as good as I am going to. So what have I learned? READ the FUCKING labels! IS IT WORTH IT!? ASK yourself. Seriously. Even after you do that ask yourself, I wonder if they really know what will happen long term?
What should you do? EAT healthy!!!! Natural medicine and organic when ever possible. That or don’t. But don’t say you did not know, because NOW you do. YOUR future is in your choices.
Thank you to my good friend Mike for sharing this medication side effect with me. ❤
American Drug War 2. http://americandrugwar2.com/
We rented it via Apple T.V., Apparently it can be found on youtube.
We watched the first of these documentaries a few times, I did, it is very educational and the producers story very honest. IMO. BUT the second documentary shares also the story of Cashy Hyde. & his beautiful family.
The bullshit that family had to endure on top of everything else. From medicine to police abuse. That is exactly what it was . OVER A FUCKING PLANT.
Does anyone deserve this over a plant that has never been responsible for a death? Parents who only want to do everything they possibly can to help their child?
I really do think when they said for Storm no treatment, no cure was a blessing in disguise some days. Well, I might think that now, I did NOT then.
What Cashy endured... my one fricken surgery (miniscule in comparison) and I am still reeling ;-( Cashy died the day after my surgery - I did not find out until a few days later.. maybe even a week I don’t remember, I just remember no one wanted to tell me. Which I am now thankful for. It was a direct blow to my heart. How could it not be? It was for MILLIONS.
Cashy was a miracle, you have no idea and yes he was here for a reason. We are all blessed because of him. Yes, he was a ‘weed warrior,’ sadly we now have a few. A few little warriors who are suffering with pain, disease as their parents stand and watch helplessly.. and then to fear for your life because a plant you give your child and eases their pain is ILLEGAL? Alcohol, pills and tobacco are all easily attainable and all deadly?
Is there any wonder I feel I am going mad? How crazy is all of this? Innocent children are being punished and made to suffer over $$$
We all are. OVER the next big money maker! Imagine if it was YOUR child.
Google Children on Cannabis I dare you.
I KNOW. I have living proof and I love him very much. I am doing this for more than my own son.
Imagine if it were your child and you knew you could not get him enough medicine, MEDICINE that you KNOW has helped him, eased his pain and could possibly be what is saving his life and although it is something you should be able to GROW in your back yard. THEY COULD NOT.
IT needs to be acknowledged for what it is A VEGETABLE.
A MIRACLE plant! Prohibition is not the problem any longer, it is lack of education.
Once more people become educated on the subject, and get away from reefer madness it will only be a matter of time.
My son says I am naive. ;( I’d like to say I STILL believe in US
Please take the time to watch something that will educate you.
The American government is educated on the subject of cannabis don’t forget - that’s why they took out the patent on it. FOR its medicinal values.
R.I.P Cashy. What a gift you were to this world.
It amazes me how few peole even know what the DSM is. I know of several schools that have a copy. Just the way your friendly pharmacy company likes it. More and more children are becoming pill poppers. LEGAL pills.
Read this article in Macleans magazine: http://www2.macleans.ca/tag/dsm/
Is your child mental or normal? 3 out bursts a week, and they could be diagnosed mental! Some schools even have a copy of the DSM... WTF!?
It is one thing to diagnose an adult with a mental illness but a child? Give them a chance to be a kid, that included outbursts and bratty behavior from time to time. Embrace it, it is a chance to teach a lesson to both parent and child.
If I thought the DSM was helping more than hurting I would probably just go about my business, but it is HURTING.
More and more children are diagnosed every year - that does not mean they get help. In many cases they get a prescription and nothing more. Well, besides the stigma of being labeled mental. As if kids don’t have it hard enough.
Then to put them on a medication - for depression? Possibly a psychotropic
drug that will cause more long term damage than not. Because a BOOK suggests it!
Yep. They sit around a table and make suggestions. No scientific facts. No X-rays, No blood tests, No test to prove a chemical imbalance - Even Dr.s & Psychiatrists are starting to question the DSM.
“The result is that people with normal variations in emotion, behavior, and thought can receive a psychiatric diagnosis, leading to stigma and inappropriate treatment.
Because we have to live with a diagnostic system that is provisional—and that will almost certainly prove invalid in the long run—much of the research on mental disorders has to be taken with a grain of salt. “ Read more: http://www.neuropsychotherapist.com/dsm-5-handle-with-care/
I guess so, especially when they must explain to the parent of a child on medication that does them more harm in long run. In some cases the child commits suicide on the drugs they are prescribed to help them. FACT - Google side effects of PROZAC
I took that crap for too long... twitch, twitch...
Think about also how your child might feel about YOUR decision to medicate them, when they are 30, they might have an opinion on what you decided regarding their mental state. If they live that long. Do you think I am being dramatic?
Research. Look at the rise in numbers with children being medicated and prescribed with such things like Bipolar at the age of 2!
Perhaps not your children but your grand children? ANY child! We need to speak up for the ones that can’t.
Calling yourself crazy and having someone diagnose you as crazy are two very serious and different things. It could affect the child forever.
I have several cartoon ideas and I plan on drawing them all.
WE ARE NOT CRAZY!
WE DONT NEED the DRUGS!
We just need MORE TLC.
Ignorance is bliss... ? How about when it is killing our kids? Still feeling blissful?
How about when you get a F*&^% twitch that drives crazy? Did you know it was a common side effect of one of earliest “mood” drugs approved by the “who’s, who’s”
and pushed to the millions as ‘mama’s little helper’. And tongue* darting... lovely.
Twitches that never go away. They made a pill to try, but that just paralyzed motor skills.
My researching Cannabis just made me think I DONT get it.
No one dies from it. People LIKE it. Prefer it to toxic (mentally & physically) alcohol,
It has proven healing effects on the human body. WTF?
Over and over.. then I watched a doc called. The Marketing Of Madness. Never is Cannabis mentioned. You realize the reason when you start to learn about the numbers $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
You feel sick to your stomach when you realize how it is all decided. A bunch of people -most paid by pill companies to make up ‘DIAGNOSES”. Don’t believe me? WATCH IT!
Then, research even a little and see it is all true.
A sign? - I’m sitting in a office a book falls on the floor (me being a neat freak clean up all the magazines at the Dr.s office ). Book falls out again. All about the DMS.
Pay attention... Our children are the main ‘client’ they want.
A lifetime subscriber, prescriber!!
I get children are ill. I KNOW. A mental illness is very different from a physical one; although a physical one does allot of mental damage, and some children are mentally ill - they do need professional help and possibly medication.
BUT and this is a BIG fricken BUT
To say a child that puts up a fuss/throws a temper 2-3 times a week should be medicated? Are you kidding me? This is new to the DSM this year - the age it is geared to >>> 6-12. <<< But younger may be diagnosed.
We’ve all been there! Storm did it to me over a stuffed penguin!! People thought I was murdering him, I will never forget it ;-) I had to buy it! I didn’t know what to do.. I talked to him about it later, and told him that it was not a nice thing to do and explained why - that I might not be able to afford it and was embarrassed. He got it. THEY are smart little beings! They need so much love and much attention - so what! Deal with it! We brought them into the world!
SUCK IT UP! Focus on your children.
DO not medicate them, with PILLS or food or T.V. for that matter.
Dose them with TLC! Attention and love.
Ignorance is bliss... wait a few years when a pill they are on for ‘depression’ kills them.
It actually makes them kill themselves. Don’t believe me? Research PROZAC.
I dare you. IF you care about your children you WILL!
Because, I love kids. I once was one. ;-)
What a terrible way to learn about life... on DRUGS. The legal ones!!!
We watched an interesting doc. the other night, I was watching it and the guys joined me at some point. It was called: Food Matters http://www.foodmatters.tv/
We watched it on netflix and it was awesome.
We are juicing most mornings and they don't always taste so great - especially the kale BUT - They taste better than medicine, they taste better then sick!
I will say I made kale chips and LOVED them - 250 in the oven for 30-35 min.s
Rubbed in olive oil and a bit of lemon seasoning - YUM!
Must get more Kale tomorrow. Watch the documentary. It is informative.
Do you want to be healthy? I WISHED I had seen it an listened years ago!
I will admit I have had an exhausting week leaving me thinking... is this as good as it gets?
Is the slow to heal excuse just that ...
I have decided to do what I love best draw and paint.
Jeff's mom drew this for him. Awesome ❤
Today's Guest Blog is from Jeff, a young man that friended me on FB. I talk to many people about Crones, from what I have learned, it is serious discomfort and often situations where life is 'interrupted' because of it. I was so thrilled when I got Jeff's e mail and more so the fact that he is 26 and gets it! He is looking after his health and his own body -and he helped educate his Dr.s.
Speak up! It is your health, I think Jeff is lucky - he appears to have figured out early, how to do what is best for his body.. too many of us don't 'get that' until much later and too much damage done. I started using cannabis in grade 9.
Then for the next few years I was your average 'rebellious' pothead teenager, or so I thought. Also around the beginning of high school I began having a lot of issues with my tummy. Okay, that is an understatement; SHIT was bad and getting worse! After telling my family doctor three times that I was often in pain and getting bouts of bloody diarrhea, he decided I should see a specialist.
My first appointment with the specialist I was told I probably had crohn’s disease.
After a bunch of tests no person should have to go though, it was confirmed I had a severe case of crohn’s. The next couple years I did a lot of research and tried many different medications to control my symptoms.
Around the time I was diagnosed with crohn’s, marijuana for medical issues seemed to be in the news more, I saw AIDS and cancer patients getting relief from many of the same symptoms I was suffering from. After googling ‘marijuana & crohns’, I found Michelle Rainey (R.I.P). Her website really inspired me to view the cannabis I had been smoking for years as the medicine it truly is. I realized for many years I had been mainly smoking it before eating or when I felt 'crappy' and would conserve it better than most teens.
After that realization I spoke to my family doctor on many occasions and three gastrointestinal specialists about the Health Canada medical marijuana access program (MMAR), they all had similar opinions that cannabis has no medical value for my condition.
How could I be denied the only thing that brings some relief from terrible symptoms caused by this nasty disease? I did eventually find a specialist who at the time was only seeing patients in similar situations to sign their MMAR paperwork. Then after two years of 'monitored' use my family doctor finally agreed with me enough to start signing my yearly renewals. Even with my MMAR I still don’t have reasonable access to medicine.
I am glad to have a doctor that will sign, but he still doesn’t understand that I need much more than 3 grams per day to be able to make strong enough extracts to effectively control my disease, and then the issue of MMAR not allowing those extracts. Until very recently I have not been able to grow myself because I rent and can’t find a grower wanting to grow for a small prescription. As of right now (03/03) I am waiting on my first production license(PPL), but I am stuck trying to decide if it’s worth setting up a grow now because Health Canada is taking away PPL’s on April 2014. Unfortunately, right now cannabis is the only thing keeping me able to work, yet a large portion my income is going to cannabis.
The main symptoms I treat with cannabis are abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea and low appetite. There has been many times where cramping and diarrhea have been so extremely painful, and then just a couple of puffs will sooth my stomach to the point I am able to eat and continue living. In addition to the symptoms cannabis helps, I also find it very useful in minimizing some of the side effects of many prescription drugs I have been on. When I was on Remicade, I would get extremely stiff and sore joints and muscles after every injection for about 2-3 days, cannabis would help reduce the pain to get me though those days. At the end of last year I decided to stop taking Remicade because it was only giving me a couple weeks of partial relief every two months, and has way too many potential side effects that I am terrified of. Although I may not be in complete remission yet, my disease is fairly well controlled with cannabis alone. I am now taking a small dose of RSO every night, and use medibles during the day and vaporize or smoke for immediate relief as needed.
Recently after meeting a few cannabis activists that were touring from the west coast, I felt driven to get more involved. Now I am helping to arrange more cannabis friendly events and protests around my hometown, Kitchener. My dream is to one day be more involved in medical cannabis by owning or working for a local compassion club or vapor cafe. I am constantly meeting many great people in the ‘cannabis community’ and I am genuinely proud to be involved in it. I hope one day everyone who needs cannabis has access to it.
Jeff https://www.facebook.com/pot.forpain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn's_disease -General info about Crohn’s diseasehttp://www.michellerainey.com/
> Michelle Rainey’s website