The California Chapter of NORML, the only state organization devoted specifically to marijuana reform for consumers, wants you to vote NO on the Newsom recall because the candidate that replaces Newsom is not favorable to cannabis. CA NORML is separate from the national NORML. How do they know that? I know lots of Republicans who are favorable to keeping cannabis legal. I think it is selfish to base a recall election on the single issue of cannabis when it is already legal in California, both medically and recreationally. It seems moot compared to the other crisis in the US and CA.

What about masks, and vaccine mandates on our children. What about Critical Race Theory (CRT), that is teaching children to go home and tell their white parent they are racist. Or CRT in ethnic studies teaching five-year-olds in kindergarten how to determine their sex. Or the child mandated to sit in the corner, because he stated he is not a victim therefore must be an oppressor. (I witnessed this child’s testimony at the Desert Sands School District meeting on August 17th).

Our military withdrew first in Afghanistan leaving countless Americans still in-country as hostages. Homelessness is on the rise rampant in CA. “COVID Vaccines” do not provide lasting immunity similar to polio, mumps, or other vaccines. Blood tests on those vaccinated are revealing zero antibodies after 2-6 months. The stress meter is off the charts.

The requests to medical professionals for treatment of anxiety and insomnia are skyrocketing. Of course, doctors are not giving out benzodiazepines for anxiety anymore. To help my readers in this time of upheaval a discussion on self-administration of medical cannabis is warranted. Start by finding a local cannabis dispensary. I do not recommend purchasing cannabidiol (CBD) over the Internet. Most of the CBD products on Amazon are nutritional supplements. Nutritional supplements are not tested for potency, molds, pesticides, or minerals. A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is not available for these products.

Some products have a code on the package that will reveal a COA. Other products will post a COA on their website. It is safer to find a local dispensary who is regulated by the state’s cannabis regulatory commission, because the state requires testing at the farm prior to shipping to a manufactory, tested again when it is formulated, and tested again before it is shipped to the local dispensary. The nutritional supplement that you find on the Internet does not go through this testing process.

Occasionally dispensary products may come up short on potency and accuracy, but the failure rate is meager compared to a product labeled nutritional. CBD products can be mailed anywhere in the US since the farm bill of 2018 was passed. Labeling a product broad spectrum and full spectrum attempts to give it legitimacy. Do not be fooled. Ask for a referral from a cannabis medical specialist who will direct you to a tested product.

Once in a dispensary ask the budtender to give you a tincture product that is high in CBD. Do not worry about the label “sativa or indica” for now. (Many products come with ratios of 10:1, 20:1, or 30:1. This means the CBD is 10 parts CBD and 1 part THC, etc. Make sure before you leave the dispensary the budtender helps you find on the label how many milligrams (mg) of CBD is in one milliliter (ml) of the dropper. Most tinctures are formulated to 10mg/ml or 20mg/ml. So, a 10:1 ratio tincture with 300mg of cannabinoids in a 30ml bottle, means each ml contains 10mg of CBD and 1mg THC, or ¼ dropper is equal to 2.5mg CBD and 0.25mg of THC.

Start with ¼ ml (2.5mg) twice a day and adjust up to ½ ml (5mg) until you notice a positive response. If you need more advice sign up for a brief consultation on my website The last thing we all should do is pray. Pray for our military going into Afghanistan to rescue our hostages, pray for our frontline nurses and doctors, pray for our children, pray for our leaders that they make courageous decisions to protect our nation.

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