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Children and Marijuana in AZ

Children and Marijuana in AZ

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Question: Can children in Arizona us marijuana as a medicine?

Answer: Yes. Sensitive topics need to be discussed - like this topic.

Sadly it is such an expense to parents - few do. When a parent does obtain a medical marijuana patient card for a minor at a cost of 600-700 dollars, parents most often report significant positive health and behavioral benefits.

One parent or guardian must agree to be the child’s caregiver, submit two fingerprint cards and pass a 10 year background check with no felonies, a photo, AZ ID, and a completed caregiver application along with 200 dollars to AZDHS.

The child under 18 needs two physician certifications completed by separate doctors, a completed patient application, photo, and $150 (or $75 if on food stamps) application fee. The state health department will issue a patient card to the child and a caregiver card to the parent or guardian linking them both through the medical marijuana program.

Most Arizona physicians are reluctant to complete the required physician certification forms requiring the parents pay for two separate doctor appointments with a doctor who will complete the required form.

Fingerprint cards can cost 5-100 dollars depending on where the parents obtain the cards.

Some of the reasons parents choose medical marijuana for their child is: It is a natural option to toxic drugs, fewer doses are needed, a decrease in negative side effects, symptoms, behaviors, and improved overall health.

Parents are treating their child for autism, behavior disorders of ADD, ADHD, bipolar, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, tumors, cancer, seizures, loss of appetite, eye disorders, skin growths and severe burns, and diabetes, to name a few. Different parts of the cannabis plant treat different conditions.

Kathy Inman the Director of MOM Force AZ a nonprofit states in her booklet, “Understanding Cannabis” that one in five children in America are prescribed some sort of daily medication. We lose ten kids in our state every month to pharmaceutical overdose.

In a perfect world there would be no disease. In this day and time illnesses that use to affect only older adults are now affecting our children.

As the mother of a son with a traumatic brain injury since age 16, marijuana has been a curse and a blessing. A curse when it was illegal and my son was in court annually for a small amount of personal use, and a blessing the past five years when it has been legal for him to use as a medicine. Marijuana improves his quality of day and life. Without a little medical marijuana in his day makes life unbearable for all of us. Thank you voters for the opportunity to use marijuana as a medicine.

There are parents of children who use medical cannabis forming support groups across America. Regina Nelson, PhD. is the Director of, “Children of Cannabis Network”, Parents 4 Pot, and Texas Mamma, are just a tip of the iceberg. Use those names with .org and research progress in children using cannabis.

Use your search engine for research with key words like: medical cannabis and autism, or seizures, or any illness you want more information on. You will also find supporting Science on these topics and testimonies by many parents. What is lacking is medical double blind studies. Like aspirin the FDA could grandfather marijuana into the system without studies.

This article is not intended to give or replace medical advice from a licensed physician. If you would like help obtaining a minor medical marijuana card or talk with a doctor regarding your children please contact us at MJ Consulting LLC.

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Mothers and Cannabis

Mothers and Cannabis

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you to all the women who gave birth to their babies. Mothers who took time to raise their children have my true admiration. What an honor it is to be a mother, nothing in this world compares to giving life to another human being and the opportunity to be a parent. I am still trying to figure out why the daddy doesn’t lactate and nurse his child since the mother carries the child nine months!
Question: Is a mother being responsible when she uses cannabis (marijuana) as a medicine?
Answer: As the mother of five, grandmother to eight, and great grandmother to four, I say yes and so
               does science. Our Governor would say no based on the bill he recently signed allowing Child
               Protective Services to remove children from mothers uniformly across the state for any
               marijuana use- regardless of the mother possessing a medical marijuana patient card. I can
               think of nothing more tragic to have a newborn removed at birth destroying the bonding time in
               the critical first few months of the infants life, because of a GOD given plant.
      
               Women have unique health needs and issues that a man just cannot understand. According to
               Science: Medical cannabis can manage all of the needs for balancing hormones, nausea,
               pain, depression, anxiety, headaches, mood, sleep, inflammation, spasms, heart burn, digestion,
               bowel regulation, appetite, circulation, heart rhythm, cramps, water retention, muscle relaxant,
               healthy weight, stimulates the immune system, protects from cancer, tumors, opens airways,
               protects the lungs, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, fights infection, stimulates bone growth,
               encourages cell growth, reduces risk of nerve damage, decreases pressure in the blood vessel
               walls, and detoxify our body to help produce healthy milk for nursing her newborn. Cannabis in
               its raw form has the complete chain of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, fiber, and
              more than 400 known healthy components, many are listed on a bottle of prenatal vitamins.
              Show me just one pharmaceutical or over the counter medication that can do all that!

              When I was growing up my mother had eight children under eight years old! Her doctor
              prescribed her a three pill cocktail called, “Mothers little helper” a small red pill, blue pill, and
              little white pill. In fact all mothers in our community were the test project for the “Mothers little
              helper” cocktail. There was an increased rate in miscarriages, birth defects, suicide, and ovarian
              and breast cancer. We watched mom need a hysterectomy by age 40, and was unable to walk
              for a full year when her legs became so week she could not stand, for no apparent reason. Mom
              was the only dance teacher in our community and utilized our basement for a hundred children
              who she taught dance to. I was her little protégé in my first tap shoes by age two. I was twelve
              years old the year mom lost use of her legs and I was promoted quickly to teacher. Being LDS
              (Morman) she did not drink or take any street drugs, just her doctor prescribed “Mothers little
               helper” medication.

              I have lost 11 family members to legal drugs and alcohol over dose and interactions, eight were
              women. I believe in the power of herbs and God given medicines in their natural form. NO one
              has ever died using just cannabis because it is incapable of shutting down the brain or heart. I
              gave birth to four of my children. The first child I took only what my doctor prescribed: Prenatal
              vitamins and medication for nausea. My first born was delivered six weeks early at 5 lbs. 6 oz.
              with tummy problems that kept her crying and not sleeping for a year. Our doctor wanted to put
              us both on medication and I refused, this is when I started using cannabis as a medicine. My next
              three pregnancies I used only cannabis. There was no excessive weight gain (as with my first), 
              toxemia, anemia,  diabetes, headaches, back pains, swelling, and had short labor, full term
              babies weighing over 7 lbs., easier deliveries and recovery. My children were born healthy
              without seizure disorders, infant cancer, diabetes, obesity, autism, or learning disorders. I
              nursed all of my children without fear of the more than 2600 toxins found in mothers milk today.
              Why?  According to a US Government patent cannabis is an antioxidant and does detoxify the
              body.   

             The father of my children was removed by court order from our family for excessive PTSD from
              his six years in Viet Nam. I raised our children without interaction or child support from him and
              all of my children- much to my surprise lived to see their 18th birthday! My children thrived in
              school receiving awards for perfect attendance, Honor roll, and lettering at state competitions in
              school sports. My oldest son held the highest position obtainable at the high school level at
              Westwood High as lieutenant Col. of Air Force JROTC with a full scholarship to the Air Force
              Academy.
             
              During those twenty years none of my children were hospitalized, no broken bones, and no
              diseases other than the normal childhood mumps, measles, chickenpox, and strep throat.
              Neither my children nor I ever took daily medications, just me and my cannabis.

              Is a mother who uses cannabis as her medication being responsible? Absolutely! Science says we
              humans have an endocannabinoid system with receptors CB1 and CB2 ready and waiting for the
              components in cannabis. When our receptors are full we have homeostasis-mental and physical
              balance. Anyone who says otherwise needs to read the science not DEA articles and one sided
              studies.

              This article is not intended as medical advice and is for informational purposes. If you would like
              more information and/or to meet with a medical marijuana doctor contact MJ Consulting LLC.

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What is cannabis CBD

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Question: What is cannabis CBD and what does it do?

Answer: CBD is short for Cannabidiol a non-psychoactive molecule found in every cannabis plant including industrial hemp and Echinacea. Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid. We all know most about “THC” because of the illegal aspect but each cannabis plant has 140 known cannabinoids and THC and CBD are just two of the 140.

CBD is what parents are using for their children who have seizures, autism, and behavior disorders instead of prescription drugs. CBD tames the psycoactivity influence of the “THC”, allowing patients to focus on the THC’s therapeutic powers at higher concentrations.

CBD attaches primarily to the CB2 receptors in the blood that control your organs and immune system. Numerous studies have shown CBD affects diseases of the mind and body, particularly neurological diseases, inflammatory illness, and cancer.

CBD may be useful to prevent nerve damage associated with alcohol poisoning providing neuroprotection. CBD appears to calm autonomic responses to stress by engaging receptors that select serotonin to achieve a calming effect. Therapeutic potential for psychological disorders are based on its antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effects.

Here is a short list of what CBD can treat:

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Anxiety, Appetite, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular Function, Depression, Digestion, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Headaches and Migraine, Huntington Disease, Immune Function, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Memory, Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea and Vomiting,  Neural Development, Neuropathic Pain and Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid, Osteoporosis, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Parkinson’s Disease, Psychiatric Disease, Psychomotor Behavior, Schizophrenia & Psychosis, Spinal Cord Injury & Disease, Stress & Emotional State Regulation, Tourette’s Syndrome, Wake/Sleep Cycles, Wasting Syndrome in AIDS and Cancer Patients.

CBD is also known to control certain cancers, anti-tumor effects, stimulates bone growth, stops growth of bacteria, suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions, reduces blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of artery obstructions, decreases pressure in blood vessel walls, reduces risk of nerve damage, and decreases the social isolation caused by THC.

As mentioned above this is the short list! People using cannabis are healing themselves, restoring their health, taking fewer toxic prescription drugs, fewer doctor and hospital visits, and report a better quality of day and life.

Science says cannabis is a whole food with 489 distinct compounds that all vertebra: Mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles, require for homeostasis- mental and physical wellness.

As a society we should not legalize cannabis we should decriminalize cannabis (stop arresting people for cannabis) treat it like the food that it is and allow people to be healthy and well. Read the science, science always wins!

 

This article is intended to educate and inform and does not replace medical advice by a licensed medical professional. Seek a natural medicine doctor, they were allowed to study cannabis in school.

Cannabis vs Industrial Hemp

Cannabis vs Industrial Hemp

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Question: Is cannabis (marijuana) used as medicine the same as industrial hemp?

 

Answer: Science says it is genetically different although they come from the same plant: Cannabis Sativa L. Much like we belong to the human race but genetically different with unique characteristics.

 

For medical marijuana use patients use Cannabis Sativa L: Sativa, Indica, Hybrids, and Hemp.

 

Sativa is highest in THC, attaches to the CB1 receptors in the brain managing the central nervous system and is what most patients use for daytime medicine to treat fatigue, mental health issues, low motivation, creativity, and euphoria, etc. Indica is what patients use the second half of the day and treats the body with components attaching to the CB2 receptors in the blood managing the organs and immune system. Indica treats acute pain, muscle spasms, insomnia, nausea, increases dopamine, etc. A hybrid just means one parent came from the Sativa family and one parent from the Indica family so you have 50% of the attributes from both families. Sativa and Indica can have THC 5-30 % giving mind altering effects but can be made into non psychoactive products. Cannabis in its natural raw form is non psychoactive until the plant is heated to 315°.

 

Hemp is legal in all 50 states and requires no medical marijuana card to consume. Our country use to know the difference between cannabis and hemp but the DEA has blurred the lines according to Hemp and Marijuana Myths & Realities by David P West, Ph.D. Anyone with more than an acre of land in the United States was required to grow hemp for the war effort clearly noted in history. Hemp is technically from the same family (species) however it is a different variety or subspecies and is incapable of being “mind” altering with THC at 0.3-1.5%. Dr. West also states in his report 92-96% of all cannabis confiscated by the DEA the past ten years is HEMP. Billions of dollars from the “War on Drug” money has been spent to eradicate legal hemp, mistaken for the illegal cannabis.

 

All Cannabis Sativa L provides nutrition and treats hundreds of symptoms and serious health conditions.

 

The true difference is in its use. Hemp can be made into more the 50,000 products. Its fiber is the longest, strongest, and most durable of all natural fibers. Hemp cultivation requires no chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. Hemp produces four times as much fiber per acre as pine trees. Hemp tree-free paper can be recycled up to seven times compared to three times for pine pulp based papers. Henry Ford showed how a car made of hemp was 50 times stronger than steel and can run on hemp fuel only.

 

Hemp is easy to grow and conditions the soil where it grows. CA NORMAL in 2013 reported cannabis uses 0.04% of all agriculture water in California. In the book, “The Emperor wears no clothes” by Jack Herer talks about how hemp can save the world. “If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the plant, reverse the Greenhouse effect and stop deforestation; Then there is only one annually renewable natural resource that is capable of proving the overall majority of the worlds paper and textiles, meet all of the worlds transportation, industrial, and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuild the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time.. And that substance is- The same one that did it before Cannabis Hemp”.

 

More than 50,000 products and items can be made from hemp i.e. ships, rope, twine, cordage, and sails,

Textiles, and fabrics, fiber and pulp paper, art canvas, paints, varnishes, lighting oil, bio mass energy, automobiles and the fuel to run them, food oils and protein, building materials and housing, biodegradable replacements for plastics, and toxin free cleaners to name just a few.

 

This November two initiatives will be on the ballot to legalize cannabis. Only one of the initiatives 01-14-2016 AZFMR addresses industrial hemp. Arizona needs a new industry to get us out of our serious budget problems, fund Education where Arizona is 48th in the Nation and our Social Service programs where we rank 50th, and create jobs for Arizona citizens and families.

 

Twelve generations of our family have called Arizona home. Arizona has always been known for the five “Cs”: Climate, cattle, copper, cotton & citrus, it is time to add the sixth “C” CANNABIS- Industrial hemp alone will turn our state around.

 

 

We must disregard all the misinformation and disinformation and seek the truth. This article is provided for information and does not constitute legal or medical advice. 

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