4.01.2014

Interesting video about using MJ for seizures...



@ 7:40 he talks about Charlotte going from having 400 seizures per week to 0-1 per week using a special pediatric grade MEDICAL MARIJUANA. And she was no longer using Pharmaceuticals at that point.




Original Source:

http://www.upworthy.com/think-marijuana-is-for-stoners-meet-a-6-year-old-girl-who-might-just-disagree-with-you-on-that?c=reccon1


2.26.2014

My Best Friend Doesn't Believe Me...


My very best friend of ten years doesn't 100% believe me about the overall lifestyle benefit of vaporizing medical marijuana. 

Ever since my surgery a few years ago, I am a true believer of the various benefits of this plant, which is why I started this blog. 

When soldiers can be treated with Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder, maybe we could think hmmm....if MY life is stressful almost every day, I've had some pretty rough times, could MJ help me

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Jeremiah Civil and Christian Slater are veterans of the Iraq War. These men saw things that would make the average citizen cringe in horror, and they left the war with deep emotional scars. Both Jeremiah and Christian were diagnosed with PTSD shortly before returning home, thrown into the wild world of a society that doesn’t understand their condition.
“When I smoke, it makes my brain slow down enough to deal with all of the sh#t out in the world. It helps me reach a balancing point. I’ve been on every drug they have out there and none of them did what marijuana has done for me,” Christian told me over an enormous spliff. In the military, he worked as a nuclear biological chemical defense marine and a mortuary affairs specialist, and spent time in Mozambique and Latvia doing embassy security. During this time he was unfortunate enough to be inside a tank that was flipped over. He suffered serious spinal cord injuries, and after spending the better part of a year inside a hospital, he was eventually released. Upon his return, he was diagnosed with PTSD and given a slew of prescription drugs to help the symptoms and relieve his back pain, which he still suffers from today. 
The only thing they found that was able to help alleviate their symptoms was weed.
“When I smoke pot it takes care of my depression and anxiety. It makes it so I can go out in public. If someone tailgates me, I’m more likely to not give a f##k, and it doesn’t make me zombie out,” Jeremiah explained, saying that if someone tailgates you in Iraq they might be on the verge of attacking you.  Source: www.vice.com

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So, very recently, my BFF (30/waitress/female/one kid) was in the car when her boyfriend got a DUI for driving home from a super bowl party having drank a few beers. His car was impounded. He is now facing those charges. 

Not very smart choices, but most of us have known someone in this predicament. 

She finally decided to accept a little portable vaporizer and small bag of Mj to try, because she wants to stop drinking altogether. 

After only a few days of using Mj, my friend was starting to feel the calmness, the relaxation, and letting the "paranoid" feeling wear off on it's own. She was starting to see how everything can feel  more calm, but you're not "under the influence of a drug" and able to do everything like normal. She liked not having a sick feeling in the morning like after a night of drinking. She had used cannabis before with friends and she isn't against it at all; but as an every-day aid, I doubt she will continue.

They already drank since "quitting" a few weeks ago, when faced with an uncomfortable, overwhelming friend/family get-together. Now, I get taking your pipe and MJ out at a family function is probably not possible; but I wish it were. I think a lot of people would be way better off than drinking. 

She said she and her boyfriend probably won't continue using Mj because they don't have a medical card and because he feels "paranoid" and can't look people in the eye. 

: (  

What I realized was, no matter how great Mj works for me, it took a long time to get to a place of feeling comfortable and even more myself after a puff. I remember feeling paranoid and that "everyone could tell." It's hard to get over. 

But I promise, so long as you have eye drops in to fight the red-eye effect, no one can tell... 

My own husband usually has to ask "did you puff?" He can't tell if I'm just in a good mood, or if I had a puff. And usually, to be honest, it's a good mood because I had a puff. 

I'm sorry I'm just not strong enough to be "chipper pipper" 24/7. Sorry we live in the year 2014 and as a millennial, I'm overwhelmed with a lot in life. New day new problem. Weed just helps you see the brighter side of things through the scarier things....like changing a screaming kids' poopy diaper, or pressing "ignore" to one more bill collector call, or worrying about work and your mom's health, etc.

There's no need to even try other things like prescription drugs, alcohol or hard drugs when you use Mj, because it truly is just a higher quality of life. Coupled with watching Interventions, you learn that probably shooting heroin does feel great, but you can't get through this life doped up on heroin to feel better. You kinda have to accept the good with the bad, and I'm talking day in & day out. With that, comes a relief aid. Marijuana. A relaxer. Just like Jeremiah and Chris use, with PTSD from serving in Iraq. 

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True Story... 

One day my husband and I had an overwhelming family function to attend which first included an errand/store stop with everyone. This was before we had kids...

While in the back parking lot of the store in our car, we puffed from a little portable pipe. Put in our eye drops, sprayed febreze in the car, popped in a breath mint and in the store we went. We had just stepped inside and there was all of the family, standing there, his mom in front!

Now, my husband's mother is no feeble woman. If she had suspected her son of having been "high on Marijuana" there wasn't a person in the store she would have cared if they heard her yelling. It would have been pretty bad. And I gotta admit, it was scary walking in and facing them...but what could we do? We went on and faced themlooked his parents square in the eyes and said our hellos! 

Nothing happened. No one could tell. 

If they had, there's no way they would have carried on about the day (strict, military, way-Christian parent types) even buying our lunch later and being nice to us. No way! 

So my point is, there we were, somewhat "Mj Pros" and we still felt that stigma of eyes watching us, waiting to be "caught" in the knowingness of onlookers. But the truth is, in my experience, people can't tell. 

Anyhow, 

I figured if I couldn't even convince a very good friend to completely go from alcohol to just using medical marijuana, there may not be much hope in helping any viewers out there to be convinced. So I've got to figure out a project this year to convince people to at least try Mj as a lifestyle aid, while pushing out the addictions that are actually harmful to ourselves and our well-being. 

I want to bring the truth to people because this life is so hard. This life will break you down if you let it. I can't explain how Marijuana being vaporized (or, puffed) can help your mental state of mind every single day, but it can. It simply does. 

Why is every season of Intervention ALWAYS about alcohol, pills, meth, crack, cocaine, heroin....?

Why are NONE of them about solely using Marijuana? In fourteen seasons...?

Because they would seriously never, ever consider someone "on Marijuana" a drug addict or unable to function and needing help. 

Ask ourselves, why is that? 

Because it's simply not harmful. So if it's not harmful, could it actually be beneficial? 

I believe so. 

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And God said, "Behold I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food." Genesis 1:29

"Bitter is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it." Proverbs 15:17

"Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything." Genesis 9:3

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God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth.…To you it will be for meat." … And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:29-31) The Bible predicts some herb's prohibition. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy … commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)


The Bible speaks of a special plant. "I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more." (Ezekiel 34:29) A healing plant. On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelations 22:1-2) A gift from God.


Cannabis was used 12 ways: clothing, paper, cord, sails, fishnet, oil, sealant, incense, food, and in ceremony, relaxation and medicine. For so the Lord said unto me, "I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs. For afore harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches." (Isaiah 18:4-5)


Alcohol is the only drug openly discussed in the Bible, so it must serve as our reference. Wine is drunk during religious occasions such as Passover &emdash; the Last Supper of Jesus and His disciples. It remains a sacrament in modern church services.
Jesus began his public life by miraculously turning water into wine at the Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-10) when the reception ran out. The Bible distinguishes between use and misuse. It says, Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. (Proverbs 31:6-7) but Woe unto them that … follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! (Isaiah 5:10)


~ Bible passages courtesy of equalrights4all.com ~




1.27.2014

How to use Da Buddha vaporizer - Video Tutorial


Hello my Mj friends,

I just wanted to share a video we made over the weekend, with a simple, step-by-step process for using a standard vaporizer. We are using Da Buddha, which can be purchased here from VaporNation (free, discreet shipping!)

Enjoy, and hope this helps!


1.06.2014

10 Awesome quotes by Mark Wahlberg -



If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I've failed.

I've always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his. I won't play forever. Some don't know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.

And I tell you, having girls has made me a much better man. I have friends who are fathers, but they only have boys, and they have the same attitude toward women they always had, you know? And I don't play that... My girls, you mess with them? I will bury you underground.

If I can start my day out by saying my prayers and getting myself focused, then I know I'm doing the right thing. That 10 minutes helps me in every way throughout the day.

I want people to come see my films and enjoy them but at the end of the day you can't control what people think.

I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.

I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night.
 
As far as I'm concerned, there's no job more important on the planet than being a mom.

Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.

You kind of have to be able to accept things for the way they are, and once you do that I think you can be really comfortable.

   

12.10.2013

Uruguay OK's first national marketplace for Marijuana


USA TODAY:

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's Senate gave final congressional approval Tuesday to create the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious experiment that will have the government oversee production, sales and consumption of a drug illegal almost everywhere else.
The vote was 16 to 13, with the governing Broad Front majority united in favor. The plan now awaits the signature of President Jose Mujica, who wants the market to begin operating next year.
Two-thirds of Uruguayans oppose a government-run marijuana industry, according to opinion polls. But Mujica said he's convinced the global drug war is a failure and feels bureaucrats can do a better job of containing addictions and beating organized crime than police, soldiers and prison guards.
"Today is an historic day. Many countries of Latin America, and many governments, will take this law as an example," cheered Sen. Constanza Moreira, voting with the Broad Front majority.
Uruguay's drug control agency will have 120 days, until mid-April, to draft regulations imposing state control over the entire market for marijuana, from seed to smoke.
Everyone involved must be licensed and registered, with government monitors enforcing limits such as the 40 grams a month any adult will be able to buy at pharmacies for any reason or the six marijuana plants that license-holders will be allowed to grow at home.
Congress' lower house approved the bill in late July, and senators rejected all proposed amendments, enforcing party discipline before Tuesday's debate to assure the outcome.
Former Health Minister Alfredo Solari, a Colorado Party senator, warned Tuesday that children and adolescents will more easily get their hands on pot and that "the effects of this policy on public health will be terrible."
But Sen. Roberto Conde, a former deputy foreign minister with the Broad Front, said marijuana "is already established in Uruguay. It's a drug that is already seen as very low risk and enormously easy to get."
Mujica, a 78-year-old former leftist guerrilla who spent years in jail while many others experimented with marijuana, said the goal is to reduce drug use. A government ad campaign launched Friday makes the same point, warning of pot smoking's dangers to human health.
"This is not liberalization of marijuana. It can be consumed within certain parameters established by law. I think it will reduce consumption," Sen. Luis Gallo, a retired doctor who favored the bill, told The Associated Press.
The government got help from a national TV campaign and other lobbying efforts supporting by billionaire currency speculator and philanthropist George Soros and his Open Society Foundation and Drug Policy Alliance. In September, Mujica met with Soros and billionaire David Rockefeller in New York to explain his "experiment."
These deep-pocketed connections drew criticism from Mujica's opponents.
"I would say to Mr. Soros, to Mr. Rockefeller, and to the president of the republic that you don't experiment with the Uruguayans. We are not guinea pigs," Colorado Party Sen. Pedro Bordaberry said Tuesday.
Hannah Hetzer, a lobbyist for the Alliance who moved to Montevideo for the campaign, watched closely from the Senate gallery.
"Uruguay is seeking an alternative to a failed model. I think that this is the beginning of the end of a prohibitionist model and the beginning of a more intelligent focus," she said.





11.18.2013

MJ and Feeling Happy...


Some mornings (usually Mondays) I don't want to do my "to-do list" stuff because it's kind of depressing--appointments, emails, upcoming bills, etc.  : /

So I have a vaporize in the morning, or if I have time to make it before the kids wake up, some herbal tea. 

I start to feel somewhat better and at least calm. 

After a vaporize marijuana, I am usually able to put my worries on the back-burner. I am somehow relaxed enough to tell myself, "hey..it's a Monday; they are hard for you. Give yourself some time to just enjoy your children, laugh and play and read and have a nice lunch and don't worry about things so much because it's a day you are blessed with; be happy for that alone and cherish your blessings instead of being sad..."   

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I have a friend who has some pretty harsh health issues going on (which tend to affect her emotionally as well) and I asked her if she would try vaporizing Marijuana if she were to get a medical card from her doctor. She says she "has tried MJ before, but it makes her feel 'funny' and 'weird'" so she doesn't think it's for her; only once in a while. I try to tell her, if she is having pain every day (which she is) she should be taking care of herself with organic fruits and veggies in her diet and vaporizing Mj. I think those are two very healthy and natural things to do, for physical and mental health. Some of my friends agree. Some feel Mj is just not for them and makes them feel "weird." 

Anyone else out there with the same sort of push-back when suggesting Mj use? 

Maybe I am just incredibly fortunate to be able to live out my existence on this planet in a country where I've lived thirty years having enough to eat, living in peace, fairly protected as a girl, education, happy marriage, etc... along with the luck of having access to medical-grade Mj, now even legally! 

Yes, I should be pretty thankful. 

I hope my kids remember their mom as happy and less stressed out than I actually am. So if Mj helps, I have to reach out and at least share what I've learned in my own experiences as a mom. 

When I tried our friend's vaporizer years ago, I was so skeptical at first thinking, "how can that be better than traditional smoking? You can't even see or smell it...."  Exactly. That's the greatest part! A vaporize is somewhat like smoking hookah.. if you have seen the puffy cloud of hookah air, vaporizing Mj is even more discreet than that and just a more peaceful and calming effect. That's it, and it's the greatest. 

My husband and I would be way more be stressed than is really necessary in life if not for Mj. We are bummed about student loan bills...but we don't want to fail to realize we could be living in a hut with a tin roof and no way for help, or we could have a mortgage of 100's of thousands of dollars, or major health issues, but luckily we don't. So it's a matter of perspective. 

How can I explain to my friend that when you vaporize this magical medicinal plant, you genuinely just feel better? Much better in my opinion. I suppose if it weren't for my friend years ago, I would still be using a water bong, wasting weed (you use way less with a vaporizer), having to worry about the smell, etc.  With a vaporizer, there is almost no smell at all; no worry when people come over or if you are leaving your house to go out... 

That's what did it for me. It was worth $150 for a good quality but still even on the "low-cost" end of vaporizers... Da Buddha vaporizer. 


We've had ours for years and would never want to be without, it's that important. No medicinal user should be smoking from a bong or pipe or joint only... vaporizers are the BEST way to use marijuana, it's the simple truth.

We at Medical Marijuana Mom are here to point out our views and our association with VaporNation - who offer just about every single vaporizer out there, as well as free discreet shipping, reviews, amazing customer service and more. If you want to check them out, my personal link to their website is: 
http://www.vapornation.com/vaporizers.html?acc=d9d4f495e875a2e075a1a4a6e1b9770f 


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This Katt Williams video (explicit language warning!) is so hilare--and so true:

"HUNGRY HAPPY SLEEPY"