BY RUTH HILL R.N.
You have been reading my articles in the Cannabis Corner since 2017. Today I want to share my journey with cannabis without the high. I was not a believer. Marijuana will fry my brain, right? That was until 2015. A chance advertisement in the Desert Sun caught the eye of my partner. A meeting over breakfast with the author of that news clip started me on a journey of eliminating opiates. I needed to explore using this herb to replace my opiates. Let me take you on my journey.
I was on Norco, gabapentin, and Lexapro for over twenty years for degenerative disc disease, arthritis, with ruptured discs in my lumbar spine. Getting a medical cannabis card was easy as I definitely had the pathology that justified my pain medications. With the help of my newfound friend, I was able to eliminate my 40 milliequivalents of morphine.
I remember the first night. I took my nighttime dose of cannabis under my tongue. After an hour I was lying in bed at my usual hour for sleep. My body felt heavy as it sunk into the mattress. Tears streamed down my eyes. I was devoid of shakiness, tremors, or jumpiness. I fell asleep without my twenty milligrams of Norco. My pain became an orphan.
The next chapter in my journey was learning the science behind why this plant worked. I definitely tested positive for Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) at my next hospice job application. I was not smart enough in those days to stop the cannabis and get tested at a later date. That was three years ago. Now because it is legal for adult use some medical institutions are eliminating testing for THC in CA. Maine is the only state that protects off-duty recreational marijuana use. States are starting to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, however it will take more activism to prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants who use THC but then hire those who test positive for alcohol or opiates.
Excited to learn I immersed myself on YouTube and GreenFlower (news.green-flower.com). I was able to attend via YouTube 3-day conferences in countries outside the US. I listened to cannabis scientists from all over the world discuss the newly discovered endocannabinoid system. I was drowning in facts and PubMed studies (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov). How is so much information out there and the medical personnel do not know about this? It is like there is an invisible WALL between the public and the FDA/NIH. Learning the U.S. Government had a patent in 2003 on cannabidiol (CBD) blew me away. It said CBD was a neuroprotectant anti-inflammatory, beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. I was angry and flabbergasted to put it mildly.
I segued into educating medical professionals and the public on the holistic approach to safe use of cannabis without the high. I am the Canna Angel at www.ruthahillrn.com that will take you on your journey for bliss with cannabis.
Insomnia is the most difficult symptom to treat. Pharmaceuticals work but only temporarily. Cannabis products are varied to the point of utter confusion. I treated my pain within six months, but my insomnia treatment alluded me for three years. Allow me to educate you on your journey. Learn the secret of how I fixed my chronic insomnia with medical cannabis.
I will be giving a free consultation, a $250 value, to the first five people who sign up on my website. Go to www.ruthahillrn.com/consultations and begin your journey with cannabis without the high.
My website will offer articles on health and wellness, controversial subjects like the use of psychedelics, book reviews, a place for sharing my poems, resources, testimonials, and consultations on the safe use of cannabis for symptom relief. I will be offering links and education on how to become an advocate for federal legalization of cannabis. The M.O.R.E. ACT is the first legislation to use the term cannabis instead of marijuana. We need more activism to prevent the Senate from sabotaging what the House has passed.
Thank you to my loyal readers over the years. www.ruthahillrn.com.