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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2016, 01:42:39 pm »
Thanks for starting this. I'm interested in cbd oil. I can't sleep.
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2016, 02:45:47 pm »
This is the info I have researched.

CBN= sleep has minimal THC.  The only place I see to get it is Marys Medicinal. It comes in a transdermal patch... expensive, capsules and a gel pen.  As I am only 1/2 through my crossover, I have not tried these.

CBN- only available with medical marj card or recreational states.

If anyone knows another form of CBN, please let me know.

Don't confuse This form of Cannibis with CBD--

That is available in all states legally due to no thc, basically hemp oil and is used for anxiety.

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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2016, 11:14:57 am »
Here’s a thread from the Insomnia board on MMJ that was very helpful to me. I [...] got my card last March, and am still learning, but CBN Oil, when I can get it, has definitely been the most helpful thing for sleep.
  http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=146042.0
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2016, 07:31:53 pm »
Oops, I [...] posted [...] there not realizing it was an insomnia specific thread. I have insomnia, so that works, but I'm going to post that question here as well to see what you guys think.

I have a question about CBD and tapering. My understanding is that CBD uses the same liver enzyme (P450) as the one used to clear Valium. I'm already dealing with that problem with Prilosec. So is CBD completely off the table for me? My mother has similar body chemistry to me. She's struggled getting off gaba medications for years. First benzos and now gabapentin. She has fibromyalgia (which I suspect might also be benzo related). She told me recently she got a lot of relief from high-CBD mm edibles. I'm wondering if I could do the same thing or if I should avoid it.
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2016, 09:05:33 pm »
SD, as a fellow K [...], I'll share my experience with you, but I'm no expert, and certainly each person's reaction is unique. I didn't try CBD until I was 2Yrs free, and I don't know if I could've tolerated it during my taper. First time out, the pharmacist at the dispensary gave me a high-dose CBD vape pen, with almost no THC, and it made me VERY anxious. Sounds paradoxical, I know, but the pharmacist explained that some people tolerate cannabinoids better when they are blended. I've had much better luck with a lower dose of CBD blended with a bit more THC. In low doses it does help with anxiety, and I could probably use it during the day without psychoactive effects. But I'm well enough now that I haven't needed help during the day. My big issue is insomnia - and CBN, as opposed to CBD, has helped a lot. Hopefully someone who tried CBD during their taper will chime in too. I've heard it does help many people, but if you decide to try it, I suggest starting at a low dose and being patient. It [...] take a few weeks to find your level, but the experience I had with a high dose of CBD felt like an acid trip, and I wouldn't wish it on anybody, especially a buddy who is tapering. I'm a big believer in the [...] powers of MMJ, but patience and mini steps have been key for me. Good luck and please let us know if you find something that works for you!
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2016, 10:06:02 pm »
Aft35years

Can you describe your cbn experience with insomnia.
I am getting some patches soon and am so [...]
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2016, 10:24:11 pm »
Hi [...],

I've been using MM (CBN or indica strain of MJ) for sleep going on five months now.  It is the ONLY thing that has helped when the insomnia's intense.  If I take edibles I can sometimes sleep mostly through the night.  Otherwise I still have to wake during the night to smoke, but it always allows me to fall back to sleep.  This was the case even during acute when I had surges, etc. 

Good luck  :smitten:
[...]
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2016, 10:32:59 pm »
Aft35years

Can you describe your cbn experience with insomnia.
I am getting some patches soon and am so [...]

Hi [...], are you getting the patches from Mary's Medicinals? I'm very curious about them but they are not available in my state. I believe the patches come in both 10mg and 20mg strength, is that right?  Well the CBD oil I use contain 20 mg in each dose, but it also has a bit of THC and CBD. It's the only option I have and I can't always get it. CBN doesn't knock me out - I ease myself into sleep and CBN helps me stay asleep. I've been plagued with jolting awake several times a night with intrusive dreams and full body sweats and racing heart, and with CBN, I can calm myself and get back to sleep. It keeps my sxs from escalating. I get about 6-7 hrs of sleep now, and although I usually wake up once or twice, I am able to relax again and fall back asleep. The best way I can describe CBN, for me, is that it allows me to quiet my mind - like most people can do with meditation - Meditation has never worked for me because I'm a serious ruminator, but with CBN, I can start with my toes and work up to my head and relax my muscles, truly relax them, and it's that relaxation that helps me sleep. I have friends who can do this without any medication, they are able to use mindfulness techniques, but I've only been able to achieve this deep relaxation with the help of CBN. I'm so sorry you suffer from insomnia too, and I [...] you find something that helps, because sleep definitely accelerates [...]!
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2016, 10:34:05 pm »
Hi [...],

I've been using MM (CBN or indica strain of MJ) for sleep going on five months now.  It is the ONLY thing that has helped when the insomnia's intense.  If I take edibles I can sometimes sleep mostly through the night.  Otherwise I still have to wake during the night to smoke, but it always allows me to fall back to sleep.  This was the case even during acute when I had surges, etc. 

Good luck  :smitten:
[...]

Hi [...], You posted while I was typing - It sounds like you're having a similar positive experience, so maybe we're on to something!
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2016, 10:59:49 pm »
So I looked into it and it appears that CBD is metabolized by the P450 enzyme. That means I [...] not be a candidate for it while still tapering. Would CBN be the same? Can they even isolate CBN?
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