When an elderly client asked me for help to get medical cannabis, it started me on a journey of discovery that would change my life and business forever.
I searched for articles on medicinal cannabis and felt an immediate need to delve into the research, learn from the stories of others, and give voice to the fact that cannabis is medicine.
I remember the first time I took cannabis medicine in 2015 and how it helped me to focus and calm down. I did not get that feeling when I was taking tranquilizers or anti-depressants (for almost 20 years, previously). In fact, the only thing I felt when taking these pharmaceuticals was numb. The side effects of the anti-depressants also caused worsened depression and vision problems.
Medicinal cannabis may not be for everyone. However, there is enough evidence now to show that cannabis, if taken under the supervision of a medical doctor, or nurse-practitioner, has the potential to treat many symptoms and minimize suffering for patients who have certain medical conditions. The therapeutic benefits far out-weigh the potential drawbacks. Also, medicinal cannabis does not come with the risk of life-threatening addiction or lethal overdose.
I remain committed to learn more about medical cannabis, with a particular interest in the role of cannabis for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). On a personal note, I have been taking cannabis in micro-doses for the past five years and the benefits have been profound. I no longer suffer from the debilitating anxiety that I lived with for over two decades … and, I can finally sleep through the night.
We are just beginning to scratch the surface of the benefits of this multifaceted plant, and I have made a strong commitment to work on the “front-lines” of cannabis education for the rest of my days.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is incredibly challenging for all of us. What I know for sure is that over the next several months we will see more and more people experiencing anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The psychological impact of the pandemic has already precipitated a Global Mental Health Crisis.
For the many Canadians living with symptoms of stress, anxiety and sleep disruption, cannabis can help them become friendly with life again.
For me, medicinal cannabis has been a lifesaver.
If you are interested in learning more about online medical cannabis courses, finding a medical cannabis practitioner (in Canada) or anything related to medical cannabis treatment — I’d be happy to help. You can contact me here.