Why use a Vaporizer?

"A vaporizer is a device used to release the active ingredients of plant material or to release the therapeutic compounds. Rather than burning the plant material, which can produce numerous harmful by-products, this vapor contains virtually zero particulate matter and significantly reduced noxious gases." VapeNation

" Vaporization has emerged as a safer, viable delivery method 
for inhaling the active compounds from cannabis."  -Source

Each person's preference of vaporizing varies. 

Much like computers, there are two types available: desktop (plug-in) and portable. And just like computers, there are numerous options and upgrades available. Average price range is anywhere from $100-$300, and can go upwards as high as $800 (Minivap). If you're just starting out, I'll list a few popular options below with the price ranges. I have been vaping for the past few years with two great plug-in vaporizers- "Da Buddha" and the "Silver Surfer." 

Besides the amazing health benefits of vaping, saving money is automatic by using significantly less Mj than with traditional smoking. On average expect to use only half the amount that you would with traditional smoking. I know it can seem like a lot of money upfront for a vaporizer, but trust me, it's so worth it. From one 420'er to another... get a vaporizer.

The overall benefits far outweigh the initial investment. Invest in you..your health..your quality of life.

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Reviews and Tips:

What to expect?
When you vaporize MJ, you will see a soft, white "vapor-like cloud" of fluff, the same that you might see from a humidifier... instead of the burning smoke from traditional pipes and papers. 
  1. "Your herbs should never turn to ash while vaporizing. Since you are heating the herbs at a much lower temperature than smoking, you are avoiding the point of combustion which normally turn your herbs into ash. Instead, you are extracting the key elements from your herbs without actually burning them." - VapeNation
The smell from vaporizing is really quite minimal compared to traditional smoking, and keeps your clothes and home smelling fresh. Keep a can of Febreze spray by the door and if guests come by unannounced, spray a bit and (at least in our experience) they shouldn't be able to tell there is Mj in the house. I don't think you'll get the same assurance from smokin' a dubie.

As a matter of fact, my hubby and I had a recent toke of a joint in celebration with some friends, and afterwards, I felt kinda gross and I just couldn't wait to take a shower to get the smell out of my hair. It was fun but I could not see myself ever going back to traditional smoking over vaping.


$150-$200 | Da Buddha
I personally use and like "Da Buddha". It's one of the least expensive vaporizers on the market, nice-looking and does it's job well. I have not had to replace a bulb or anything internal so far; after having it a few years already. I did drop the glass mouthpiece and replaced it for around $20. Da Buddha is fairly simple for anybody to use, small enough to store easily, and a breeze to keep clean. A great overall vaporizer if you're starting out and don't want to spend a fortune. It also features cool add-ons like an aromatherapy bowl ($25) or hands-free kit ($29).

$250-$350 | Silver Surfer
We also use and recommend the Silver Surfer. A lot like Da Buddha, you control the temp with a dial which allows for accurate and precise control over the vaporizing of your MJ. Price depends on extra options and features available. This particular Vaporizer utilizes a standard connection. Unlike the glass found on most other Vaporizers, the maker of this unit hand blows all of their glass pieces to ensure only the highest quality components. Silver Surver Vapes feature a custom glass knob and heater cover that are colorful and unique. The 'Surf has been around a while, has many positive reviews and would be a great starter for a little more cash. Plus, they come in cool customized colors below (even pink!)

$500-$700 | Volcano
Forced-air vaporizers like the Volcano Vaporizer utilize an internal fan that propels hot air over the MJ, creating a steady stream of vapor that is typically collected in a balloon bag for inhalation (balloon bags must be replaced after 75-100 uses). There are 2 models - classic or digital. The classic offers a dial allowing you to select the heat adjustment (a fairly common choice in the vape world) while the digital offers a temperature selection between 104 and 446 degree on a manual dial. Many people use dials and like them just fine compared to digital.

Considered "higher-end" because of their efficiency, Volcanos boast automatic shut off and intensifies the effects of the active ingredients released through the vapor by 75 percent. One reviewer said "Well built and runs smooth. It is like having an AMG in the driveway." 
Despite the hefty price tag, the health benefits are worth looking into. Comes with a 3 year warranty. This unit is definitely a bit complex, for more info, Download full instructions here


$40-$70 | Vapor Genie
Vapor Genies are a portable option ideal for camping trips, when you won't have access to an outlet or batteries, or prefer using butane lighters. Great for on-the-go, designed as a tobacco pipe, and plenty durable. Bit of a learning curve to get the vaping down, but you won't have to worry about batteries or trying to find an outlet. Tip: Don't inhale the flame down the carbon area on top. Keep it hovering as if you were "warming your hands over an open fire," and let the vape come slowly. The ceramic filter is said to not burn, fracture or deteriorate, and never need replacing.

$110-$150 | Palm Vaporizer
Palm Vaporizers are quite popular, less expensive than most and work great. They feature a quick heat up time (less than 5 seconds), 2 rechargeable batteries, multiple color choices, and vape temps between 350 and 375 degrees. The battery lasts about 20-30 minutes of full use before needing recharging. As long as you don't forget to bring along extras (which is kind of annoying, but doable). Discreet, easy to carry in your pocket and offer a lifetime warranty on the unit (batteries-3 month warranty).

$150-$250 | Iolite Portable 2.0
Very popular Iolite Portable 2.0 is a breeze to use. I love this one. Available in an array of colors to fit your style and does not require flames, cords, wires or batteries. Small and discreet unit. Allows you to vaporize anytime, anywhere in less than 40 seconds. This is great to use in public places, or that long family gathering when you need to step outside for a break. Holds enough butane to last for 30 minutes of continuous use. Ideal for all users whether a light or heavy user. Simple to use. 2 year warranty. 


$10-$20 | Grinder
I also recommend a grinder as a must-have with vaping. It's much easier to load vaporizers after grinding. Grinders are very simple to use and make a world of difference. I didn't use one when I first vaped, but after having tried one I couldn't be without. They can be found online, smoke shops, etc. I am an affiliate for VaporNation, so if you're going to consider a vaporizer, definitely check out their website - they have them all. They also offer free shipping and a free grinder with most orders.  So that will save you a little extra and get a freebie. The accessories are low and competitively priced, I haven't found another site I like better.   www.vapornation.com 

Range from $10 - $50

To use a grinder - Place a few MJ nuggets in the top area, place lid down, grind section middle back and forth like a salt shaker, and presto - evenly shredded bliss.

You'll be using your grinder hopefully every time you vaporize, so you want one that will be durable. I would recommend metal or wooden for durability and ease of use, and stay away from the plastics.

MedicalMjMom is affiliated with VAPORNATION - 

a terrific website with every vaporizer imaginable!

Good luck!

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If you have anxiety...you need marijuana in your life.

Now, depending on the level of trauma some folks are living with today,  could determine what amount of healing/therapy they might need in addition to using Mj, but I promise promise promise this is the healing power of the Earth people, not a drug or narcotic, but a relaxing-ish herb. I felt like I was about to lose my mind today. And I seriously do not have problems. I have made up worries and overwhelming doubt and hormones and such...but I do not know how to deal with anxiety very well at all. Journaling kind of helps. Talking to a friend kind of helps. But nothing helps me in the depth of my soul and mind more than vaporizing/puffing Mj.

I promise you as one millennial mother to another, growing up in this land of chaos and privilege, we have never really truly known the hardships of life, most of us, and it makes us kind of... anxiety-ridden. How or why I'm not sure...but we grew up in a haze of like, seriously, the Jetson's coming to life... from once whence upon a thought of the "totally impossible" future. But then it came. In the 90's. So I'm talking to you guys who just get it, who aren't out trying to harm others, whom just want to live a good, peaceful, happy life in the quiet of your home. I promise, put down the pipe or needle or bottle, never pick those up, and instead only only pick up a happy pipe full of earth's natural grass... marijuana aka~ bud aka cannabis aka a million other names for. I would go back to my 17-year-old self, the one whom was actually at one point looking to 'feel better' and asked a couple friends what she could 'take to feel better,' and was told, "just smoke weed." But what if they hadn't? What if they'd said something else? Maybe I would've tried it! I just got lucky.

So now, I would say No No, No drugs or drinking or ciggs...... just smoke or vape weed, just like she said... in her honor just smoke weed and never ever ever, ever try anything else. I never tried anything else...and my life is still a big mess! I would imagine hard drugs or alcoholism could only worsen everything.  It's all seriously the devil I'm afraid. I honestly believe. I had to share. My mom has cancer and it's been a hard few months.


I want to end with this poem by anonymous...because above all, I believe Marijuana helps us be better parents, and I think God put it on this Earth for us to use. I'm so thankful for all of those who have fought to find out the truth and put an end to the false imprisonments and hardships banning cannabis has caused this country...world... I wish for the peace to all which cannabis can bring, a closeness to God... and of course no one would want that who desires us to fail... of course not. So the voices speak out, and continue to do so when and where we can, as we stand together and unite. Happy 420.

The Last Time

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms,
you will never be the same.
You might long for the person you were before, 

When you have freedom and time,And nothing in particular to worry about.
Full of feedings and burping,
Nappy changes and crying,
Whining and fighting,
Naps or a lack of naps,
It might seem like a never-ending cycle.

You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,
And days will run into days that are exactly the same,
But don’t forget …
There is a last time for everything.
There will come a time when you will feed
your baby for the very last time.
They will fall asleep on you after a long day
And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.
One day you will carry them on your hip then set them down,
And never pick them up that way again.
You will scrub their hair in the bath one night
And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.
They will hold your hand to cross the road,
Then never reach for it again.
They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,
And it will be the last night you ever wake to this.
One afternoon you will sing “the wheels on the bus”
and do all the actions,
Then never sing them that song again.
They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,
The next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.
You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your last dirty face.
They will run to you with arms raised for the very last time.
The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time
Until there are no more times.
And even then, it will take you a while to realize.
So while you are living in these times, 
remember there are only so many of them
and when they are gone, you will yearn for just one more day of them. 
For one last time. 
~Author Unknown


Marijuana for Stress...Cont'd...

I don't trust doctor's ideas of "mood-altering pills" and anxiety medication. Yeah, it very well may help me, I get that. But I would rather learn how to deal with life and it's struggles and be happy with the aid of a medicinally-proven plant, than be addicted to mood-altering pills.

Until we had children, I didn't know what "struggle" or "being poor" really was. Oh it's humbling!

"Well Laurie, if you're so poor, how can you afford marijuana..."  Ummm... because it's like $50 per month to have a better mental state of mind morning and evening. So yep. I'm going to say it's worth it. I hope to someday not be poor'ish, but until then, I'm going to share what helps me stay sane, in a world that makes it kinda hard to. I hope someday I can be so joyous and thrilled at life that I jump out of bed as happy as a clam and don't need a puff. Sometimes I have those days, and they're great. But more often than not, I need help. Cannabis is my help, and I promise, I think it can make a world of difference for anyone. If you're on the fence, keep reading and educating yourself about the benefits and then decide what's right for you. 

We have suffered through this economy of a depleted job market for the past four years. It's no longer easy enough to make it on just one income. I've changed as a person in so many ways, one of the most important -- having this sheer empathy and understanding of what poverty and hunger can do and what it's like for people. And for those who never know, the empathy never will really be there. You learn later in life that actually, no one cares about you...unless you're really lucky. You learn that others have their own lives and problems and not really that much time for anything else.

Mj helps me see that what I need to do is try to help someone else. 

I can't ignore the stories in the news of parents abusing their children. I read some articles about parents who have lived through wars in Cambodia, they were so depressed and suffering from PTSD afterwards they let their own children starve, because they gave up on themselves and life in general. The psychologists ask questions of these people to try and understand why. They don't judge them, they just want to understand and try to help someone else in the future to not experience that. 

It takes (for some, like myself) a lot of patience and hard work to show my children/family kindness no matter what worries and hardships I am going through internally. Sometimes I get so stressed out I am more apt to want to fly off the handle and just rush through things because I have more "pressing matters" at hand to deal with. But really, I just need calm.. I need to know that no matter how poor we are right now, first off, things will get better eventually. And second, this right now is our moment, our life, and we will never get it back. I don't want to be one of those stressed-out, smacks-their-kids-around, yells-at-everyone parents. I just don't want to.

Last week I got a speeding ticket driving home with my daughter. Of course. I kept pushing it out of my mind, thinking, I can't deal with this today I'll think about it tomorrow. And then that problem compiles with my other problems and it makes it hard to get through the day. It's the smallest things that can sometimes just mentally push me over the edge.

A speeding ticket?

How can I let life knock me down to the point where a speeding ticket takes away my ability to have a peaceful day; but it does.

So I try to figure out how I can counteract the overwhelmingly negative and anxiety-filled emotions that I am almost pre-conditioned to feel..

How can I survive these hard years while still being a good person, still having a purpose and being happy..? For me it's a work in progress. But the reason I made this blog was to share with others the benefits mentally that cannabis allows you to have.

I never thought I'd be a parent who has to work on being patient... I thought I would just be patient. Now, maybe being extremely rich would allow me to be extremely patient, I don't know. But I'm pretty sure I'd better figure out some ways to steer clear of being labeled a "bad parent" down the road by my kids for being stressed out. It's not what I say or do that they'll remember, it's how I make them feel.

My natural tendency in this day-in-age is to be overwhelmed, filled with anxiety a good half of my day while the other half I just try to do things that are mind-numbing or productive enough to feel like a real person. I don't know exactly what I expected motherhood to be, but when you're poor'ish, motherhood can be really tough and it's hard to be happy all the time.

When I turned 30, I really thought I would have "life together," but I don't. And I'm told by others older than me that it's a continual work in progress - a "together life." I know I'm genuinely working on making our lives better, not worse, so I guess I can be proud of that.

Weed isn't going to fix problems without some work also. And if you live in a state where it isn't legal, I'd steer clear until it is or you could face a whole new set of problems. But I do believe cannabis gives you the ability to deal with your problems in a more open-minded, thoughtful, honest way. I can say that for me, weed takes anxiety attacks out of my life while still allowing me to function completely normal, in a way that is actually calmer and more patient. Instead of looking at the mess my kid just made on the floor with crayons and thinking "Why Me?!" I look at this little person and realize how fleeting time is, and how one day I will miss this, so I'd better enjoy it.

But it's the weed that does it, not me. My personality wants to be overzealous and hurried and overwhelmed with our struggles. Weed comes in and zaps my brain to just make my brain realize: "Be grateful things aren't worse. Maybe you don't have enough money but at least you have some. Maybe there is a leak in the ceiling but at least there's a ceiling. Maybe life is hard, but it's harder for others. Maybe your toddler is annoying you right now, but be thankful you have a toddler and enjoy it while you can."

There are all sorts of things one can get down about in life, I get it, I really do. And I know it's hard sometimes to be positive and try for better... but I would just say this: Think about how you speak about your families' previous generations... and consider how you will one day be spoken about.

Obviously I can't speak for all parents, and some may need actual medication or counseling or help with issues more than just the "typical American work day" anxieties. I'm talking to those who are  simply trying their best, but face some pretty stressful and unknowing times. 

I'm talking to those who just wish they could live a simpler, happy, fulfilling life without drugs and alcohol, but still need something to help take the edge off.

I'm saying...Google and look for the modern ideas involving Cannabis and see for yourself.


    Marijuana / Cannabis for Anxiety..?

    I get super stressed out and irritated, every single day just about.

    Life is stressful for us all, I get it. I listen to problems from friends and co-workers and I'm just sort of scared to get out of bed in the morning sometimes; I don't know how some people do it. I have faults, mistakes, and things I don't see how I'll get through. 

    I've had a really good life, and I feel guilty when I can't better deal with life and anxiety on my own. I am not a person who could ever try/do "hard drugs" (meth/cocaine/heroin) or get addicted to alcohol or pills. My mom, never touched anything...anything! My dad, had a bit of everything, and I'm pretty sure it's what helped lead his early death. So I've seen both sides. For me, I just want...a happy middle. 

    I've watched every season and episode of Intervention (A&E). I know there wasn't even one episode in all 14 seasons which showed someone "addicted solely to marijuana." So, it's like, hmmm... is there truly something miraculous about this little plant? I think so. 

    I promise...as a normal / sane'ish / God-loving woman, I wouldn't write anything I wouldn't believe in my own life or for my children. Like, it will sound crazy, sure, to say "Marijuana helps me to be a better mom." But I really believe it does. I bet it could definitely help any parent, with anger issues or not. I've read time and again in the news articles of parents abusing their kids. I know some people out there need counseling, and it's sad that we don't have such easy access to it. So in the meantime, moms just try to help other moms with what they know. I'm thankful to my two friends, from two separate walks of life, who helped me to see the benefits and the help that vaporizing marijuana brings. 

    Until I myself can afford some awesome counseling session with a life coach, I have to do what I can, and one of the top stress relievers, probably the number one -each and every time - is vaporizing Mj.

    I like doing fun things; what millennial doesn't? But the thing is, vaping Mj is the common denominator no matter what I'm doing -- everything's better because of Mj.

    Most things are stressful, even the fun ones can be. My husband jokes that when we go on vacations, I have to vaporize first, because otherwise I become the tensest, overwhelming ball of stress. So that's our agreement. Vaporizing just helps...the calm.

    If you watch my How-To YouTube video, or ask a friend who's experienced in vaporizing to help you, I promise you will be on a path of more relaxation, peace and overall mental clarity. And if you seek help and other reviews, you'll be a world ahead of the mistakes I made when first trying to vape.

    Vaping takes some practice. But I do believe the outcome is more likened unto using Mj in tea or cooking...subtle, lasting, a better overall experience (vs. traditional puffing).

    And I know I've mentioned I'm Christian…so I am not talking to those without any sort of religious beliefs, or belief in karma, doing good in life, etc.  No amount of Mj will help those who need to take a look at their inner soul and stuff. I'm talking to those who are good peeps… like, work on their car, don't kick the dog, are good to their kids, aren't perfect by any means, but try their best... 

    It's really hard to convince people based on the stigma around "weed" as a "harsh drug."

    But good golly I think it's truly more of a miracle, at least in my own life.

    Miracle? That's a big word for a simple plant or "drug." Yet since it happens to grow in nearly every country in the world, I would say it is a miracle. It's a miracle plant that was put on this Earth in it's natural state for a reason. The Bible says, "partake of the herbs of the Earth," so I feel like I should stick up for something that has helped me tremendously. I commend those who are brave enough to step out and say medical marijuana helps... I have to do so from behind my computer screen for now.

    I'm here to say Mj is not a drug, it's a miraculous plant. I'm another voice for the legalization of medical marijuana. 

    My overall point is, I want to be this happy and calm person naturally, but that's just not going to happen anytime soon; not for me. I have empathy for American parents out there whom just don't know a life of happiness, because we think our "American problems" are so great and overwhelming that we let it affect who we are extremely negatively, and that's not good.

    Now, even though I know it's wrong to complain about this or that (mine would be: husband interviewing for a new job, my recent speeding ticket, being super lonely with no family around us, struggling in a slow economy on one income yet needing two, student loans, trying to find a new rental in a good area, you get the idea..)  It makes me really empathize for those who really struggle, who have no help, just trying to survive. I'm no stranger to single parenting, my mom was alone after my dad passed away. But now I wonder, how on earth did she do it, sanely? Never a slew of loser boyfriends or drugs or drinking or beating us...just a completely sane, nice, kind, takes her kids to church on Sundays and does the best she can on one-income parent. She just went on and did it on her own and never once did I really hear her complain. She never said she felt suicidal or if she ever felt super depressed or anything. It's like Baby Boomers just stuff all of their feelings inside, and our generation just wants to share all of those feelings and ask the question: WHY?  Why to everything!

    I know I'm supposed to be grateful for having running water and electricity and safety. But I sometimes get so terrified to check our bank account that I feel paralyzed or something. I can't really explain it. It's such a catch 22, when you have kids. You've finally completed that "final task" in life for the next 18 years, you're a parent, but some us are still like, okay and then what? 

    Day after day, especially as my child grows, I feel so much anxiety naturally I don't know how people do it. And truthfully I really understand why or when people do drugs: to numb your crazy thoughts and memories if you must get away from them. Your brain, it's like your best friend and your worst nightmare all at once. Everyone has their own way of dealing with stress and hard times in life, I can't say which is right for any which person. But for me, cannabis is truly such a beneficial tool in dealing with my anxiety that still allows me to have a sane, normal, happy life. Sure, I have anxiety...but how am I going to honestly choose to deal with it? I can't seem to read enough self-help or inspirational moments to get to a place where it's a constant and I don't even have to try. And the older I get, the more I start to never see anyone who has it "completely together" who isn't hiding something. I guess. It just makes me think that no one is perfect, no one has that perfect life, life is simply always a struggle for one reason or another. For me though, I want to be a calm, relaxed and stable person. Without the help of cannabis, I surely, 100% would not have made it through child-rearing thus far as well and sane as I have. 

    Not only does it help me to just keep sane somehow, it keeps my husband and I as the best of friends. I think it's a marriage miracle-worker. Mark my word, if you are sane and level-headed and so is your spouse, but you sometimes encounter those awful days at work or a horrible problem.. if you will have a vaporized Mj puff session in the morning and maybe one before bed I just promise you, as Medical Marijuana Mom, you'll have the most relaxed and happiest state of mind for your entire day, despite the terrible news or problem you are dealing with.

    It's like Mj puts your worries on the back-burner for a bit to just give you that much needed break to relax. In my opinion, the effects of vaporizing cannabis is just like he said in Knocked Up: "It just makes everything better.


    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:



    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

    - - - 

    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. 

    - - - 

    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. 


    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 ~