I got the juice!

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Today I picked up the good stuff… and guess what?! I had to travel like a minute up the road to get it and it’s completely legal. To those of you reading this having a fit, yes, I am talking about medicinal marijuana in oil form, but my question to you is – Why is your head spinning? It is now LEGAL and is A LOT EASIER TO AQUIRE THAN DOCTORS MAKE OUT!

When I initially researched medicinal marijuana about a year ago, I found it was quite expensive (flights to go to the clinic in Brisbane, $300 for the initial consult then product on top) and there was quite an extensive process that I ended up putting in the too hard basket, I assume it would be much easier to ‘acquire’ marijuana illegally…

I got to the stage where my pain levels were preventing me from becoming a highly functioning person, I was an angry person because I was always in so much bloody pain!

The company I went through to get the oil was Cannvalate and this was the process I followed:-

  1. Through the extensive research I undertook, I came to learn the process would be fast tracked if I obtained my medical summary from my GP prior to having the initial phone appointment with one of the Cannvalate doctors.
  2. I went and saw my GP and told her I needed a copy of my medical summary which was a few pages long but minimized to one page.
  3. I emailed my medical summary to Cannvalate than rang them on 1300 633 226 to book an appointment.
  4. A Cannvalate representative than called me the morning the morning my phone appointment with one of their doctors was calling me for me to take payment – $95 Initial Consult fee.
  5. A doctor than called me and we spoke about my situation for maybe, maybe ten minutes where he asked me questions regarding my chronic pain and day to day life.
  6. The doctor than sent my application off to the Federal Government for approval (which can take up to a month) which came back approved… obviously or I wouldn’t be writing this!
  7. A Cannvalate representative than rang to tell me the awesome news and to let me know I was prescribed a product called Cannatrek H10 Hybrid which is an oil I drop under my tongue measured anywhere from 1.0mL to 3.0mL.
  8. I made a payment of $254.00 ($225 for product and $29.00 shipping) for the product to be posted.
  9. Cannvalate then posted a script and product I was prescribed to the nearest pharmacy that is registered with Cannvalate, which, for me is Guardian Pharmacy in Ingham.
  10. The awesome ladies at Guardian than rang me to let me know my juice was here yayyy!

I feel that those judgmental people that walk around the place like ‘Oh she does drugs’ are some of the most uneducated people going. Educate yourself – like anything, the science that surrounds the whole marijuana plant is incredible! I have been researching it for years and as soon as it becomes legal to grow a plant or two, I ain’t gonna lie – I am so going to grow the most amazing plant that has ever been…

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Cannatrek Website

I am constantly in pain – every waking minute of every single day, even when I’m smiling, laughing, playing with my babies, I’m in pain. I would not wish chronic pain on my worst enemy! When I say I’m well, my definition of ‘well’ is much different to many peoples. If others woke up and feel the way I do every single morning, they wouldn’t get out of bed. I’ve adapted … I’ve adapted because of how strong willed I have always been. I was never going to let what happened to me overcome me – ‘I’ll overcome it!’

I do have really bad ‘pain days’ and I apologise for my attitude on those days, I smile a lot because if I don’t I will end up in jail… see I don’t get sad, I get mad! Like want to knock people out mad… They don’t call me Rocky for nothing! However – I try to keep that side of me dead and buried! Now I can do that! This oil is a god send! Really – It doesn’t matter how anti marijuana you are, if you suffer from chronic pain – you will try anything that gives hope. If used correctly, marijuana is better than any opioid ever created, it can become a habit – but it is a non-adictive substance.

If you would like to discuss medical marihuana oil don’t be shy, send me an email, comment on this post, pm me – I promise I am more than happy to discuss it with you.

Aquo Xx

Legalisation of marijuana – why won’t the rest of the world follow suit?

“Oh no! she said the ‘M’ word.” The crowd gasps as she sits back and researches the plant as a whole – not just reaping it’s benefits.

Something quite amazing to us North Queenslanders is how over in California – over in ‘the states’ they have restaurants where the key ingredient is marijuana. There are people walking down the street smoking a joint, and it’s completely normal! What about how there are less people addicted to prescription painkillers because they smoke weed. Let’s use a different word to ‘people’, say ‘patients’ would the government see it differently then?

It is estimated that 20% of adult Australians suffer from some form of chronic pain. Why is it that the Australian Government, or any Government for that matter, can dictate what you do to your ‘own’ body after you turn 18 years of age? And i’m not talking about those other heavy drugs that have absolutely no medicinal properties what so ever. I’m talking about marijuana, the plant that holds 8+ medicinal properties and so many health benefits!

It shouldn’t be up to any other person regardless of their rank or training what you ingest or inhale. As kids were taught “your body, your rules.” but, is that really the case?

Last year, a large review from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assessed more than 10,000 scientific studies on the medical benefits and adverse effects of marijuana. One area that the report looked closely at was the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain.

Marijuana, or products containing cannabinoids — which are the active ingredients in marijuana, or other compounds that act on the same receptors in the brain as marijuana — are effective at relieving chronic pain.

In 2016, 85% of Australians favoured the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, rising from 69% in 2013. Which brings me to the question – why are pharmaceutical companies being able to bribe Australian Politicians? Prescription pain killers are becoming an increased cause of death by overdose. Whether people take prescription pain killers for recreation or because the pills have been prescribed to them – PEOPLE ARE DYING HERE!!!

People say the Government is making too much money off marijuana so they won’t legalise it, yesterday I was reading a blog piece from the Cannabis Executive on how California has the biggest legal marijuana market in the world, despite the black market. It got me thinking about our laws here in Queensland, but also in Australia as a whole. This is what I found:-

My views as a whole are pretty simple… don’t just legalise ‘medical marijuana’ because recreationally, there will still be abuse because as a whole, it’s still illegal. Legalise marijuana and build super dispensaries like they have in different states in ‘the states’. I found out they also have dispensaries with drive thru’s now! A major issue with marijuana is there isn’t enough education on the plant. The views in Australia also need to change, marijuana needs to stop being seen as a harmful illegal drug and it needs to start being seen as a plant with different medicinal properties.

That is not to say there shouldn’t be any criminalization surrounding the plant what so ever. Teenage/childhood marijuana use can affect learning ability, attention, memory, coordination, balance, judgment, and decision-making. While it may not be as problematic for adult use as once believed, there are still plenty of good reasons to discourage weed smoking in teenagers (other than the fact that in most states, it’s still illegal).

Speaking with a person currently in that industry recently, we got to talking about how there needs to be a scale similar to that of measuring alcohol consumption (breathalyzer) for measuring THC consumption. I know they have the swabbing technique in affect but that only tells you weather the person tested has THC in their system, not the level of THC in their system. Simple – Make it 0.05 as well. I’m sure somebody can invent something that measures THC if there isn’t something already out there…

I believe the world would benefit so much from microdosing with cannabis!

Practitioners of microdosing are taking small amounts of cannabis in order to reap the medical benefits of THC while avoiding its psychoactive effects that can interfere with the demands of daily life.“Microdosing is something that is very personal. There is no magic bullet for all patients; it is different for each one.”Michelle Ross, Founder of IMPACT Network

“Most people don’t know about microdosing,” says Michelle Ross, founder of IMPACT network, a nonprofit organization that uses empirical medical research to find new cannabis-related treatments for patients. “They just blast their system with cannabis or high amounts of THC, and that is not always the best approach for whatever condition they have.”

While microdosing has typically been associated with hallucinogens like LSD, many experts now believe that the threshold for the medical benefits of THC is far lower than many people think.

www.leafly.com – microdosing guide

I also believe EDUCATION is key! And this is what Australia is missing – studies of the science behind marijuana similar to that of the states, but Australia is much smaller than the states and reality is we are so far behind with our knowledge and views – that all needs to change.

Aquo Xx