Cannabis

‘Almost Everybody I Know Is Using It’

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Testimonials by Garry Messick0 Comments

They call it the Canna Bus.

So many seniors in the retirement community of Laguna Woods, Calif., use cannabis products for various  health conditions that a local marijuana dispensary provides free shuttle bus service for residents.[1]

Shari Horne is one of them. She is mayor of the village. She broke her toes in an accident about a decade ago. “I have plates and pins and screws in my feet,” she said. “They get achy at times.”

Shari, 66, applies a salve to her feet containing cannabidiol (CBD).

Her husband Hal is a retired insurance broker. He uses cannabis for better sleep.

Most of their friends and neighbors in Laguna Woods also are using cannabis products.

“People in their 80s, 90s, even retired Air Force colonels are finding such relief,” Shari said. “Almost everybody I know is using it in one form or another.”[2]

In the February issue of Independent Healing you’ll meet the Hornes and their neighbors…

Shirley Avedon, 90, rides the Canna Bus to pick up CBD to treat carpal tunnel syndrome in her hands.

Jim Lebowitz, 75, uses edible cannabis for back pain after having back surgery two years ago.

Jim Levy, 71, uses a topical CBD cream to deal with a pinched nerve that shoots pain down both his legs. “I’d say it gets rid of 90% of the pain,” he said.[3]

Because of patients like these, sales of cannabis products in the U.S. have grown from $292 million in 2016 to an expected $22 billion in 2020.[4]  

The explosive popularity invites a critical question: Just how effective is cannabis?

What does the science say about cannabis as a health remedy?

Until recently, not much.

The Research Results Are Just Starting to Roll In

That’s because cannabis is still classified by the federal government as a schedule 1 drug, the same as heroin. For decades, this made it difficult to do marijuana research.[5]

In 2015, the FDA started loosening restrictions. In 2017, research swung into high gear when the National Institutes of Health funded cannabis studies to the tune of $155 million. And private firms, seeing the sales potential, spent many millions more.

In the last year or so, the results of many of those studies—nearly 200 of them—have started trickling out. Chances are, you haven’t heard about the findings because they are so new.

We have reviewed all recent cannabis research that has been published in scientific journals. It starts to answer the key questions: Which conditions do cannabis products help? And what’s the best way to use them?

You won’t get the answers in the mainstream media… Read the February issue of Independent Healing… It’s your best source for evidence-based, non-biased medical information.

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References

[1] https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/california-bus-service-shuttles-seniors-to-dispensaries-amid-pot-boom.html

[2] https://californiahealthline.org/news/day-tripping-to-the-dispensary-seniors-in-pain-hop-aboard-the-canna-bus/

[3] https://californiahealthline.org/news/day-tripping-to-the-dispensary-seniors-in-pain-hop-aboard-the-canna-bus/

[4] https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/opinion/cbd-cannabis-health-anxiety.html

[5] https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/opinion/cbd-cannabis-health-anxiety.html

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