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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2880 on: May 03, 2019, 10:23:14 pm »
[...] Thanks for those informative links. I was thinking of using a very high THC strain about 17% -22% THC and mix it with a high CBD of equal percentage and vaping it. It might be more effective. I been vaping balanced strains from 8% THC and 10% CBD, maybe it's too mild. Do you know the percentags of your THC/CBD?. How long have you been using Cannabis and have you been using it everyday?.
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2881 on: May 05, 2019, 11:46:39 pm »


Oh good Scooby, Iím really glad you enjoyed listening to Mara Gordon. I know [...] is as blown away by her totally analytical approach to cannabis medicine and research as I am. Her work with cancer patients is incredible. She's a phenomenal woman oh how  I wish we all had access to her level of knowledge and analytics. 

Yes, I do think you [...] consider easing yourself into a higher ratio of thc. I found thc levels generally below 10% were not nearly enough thc, at least for me. Most of the strains I use now are right around the 20% range. Iíve been using medical cannabis a little [...] a year now. I was one of the first medical patients in my state and our product availability did not include flower tinctures or oil infusions for literally the first 6 months. It was a very tough start involving rationing and very limited product choices,  mostly vape cartridges and capsules. Thankfully thatís all changed and Iím extremely pleased with the dispensary selection. Now I can more easily even pick up a single gram of flower at a time to experiment with new strains.

Here are a few of my favorite daytime strains.

White Poison 21.15% thc 0% cbd.
Green Cush aka Green Crack 18.89% thc 0% cbd.
Kosher Tangie 19.78 thc 0% cbd
Cherry Diesel 18.86% thc 0% cbd

The cbd dominant strains I use have very different range of ratios and will obviously give different results so I dose accordingly. These are two strains I use frequently.

Harlequin 15.7 % cbd 7.8% thc

The Wife  18.31 % cbd 0.75% thc


I use both a high thc strain and a separate high cbd strain at the same time first thing in the morning as soon as I wake up.  I then tend to alternate primarily thc then cbd a few hours apart.

You could add a higher thc strain to the one youíre using now in equal parts with or without using the cbd strain to ease yourself gently into a higher range. Or you could use the higher strain alone. Or with the cbd combined or used an hour or so later.... multiple ways to experiment, you see?

When I began easing myself into using higher levels of thc I quickly found I didnít need more than one or two 5 second draws of a .25 mg dosage of flower depending on the potency of the strain.

0.25 mgs of flower equals a 2.5 mg dosage, 0.50 in flower weight equals a 5 mg dose. So depending on how many draws you take you can semi accurately a single mg increment if you want that kind of precision as I do during the day. I do use a Gemini mg scale for precise weighing. This is a way to go up gently by very tiny increments. If at any time it's too much thc for you, you can also use extra cbd for more balance but maybe you simply need more thc its hard for anyone to say, you know? Itís one of those experiments I always talk about with cannabis but thatís the beauty of how well both thc and cbd work together for me.

Iíd personally try all kinds of controlled experiments with the thc strains alone and or combined with the cbd and also try some alternate dosing of the thc then cbd in various hour intervals. Lots of options for you to explore Scooby! Sorry for the delay it takes me forever to compose posts like this.

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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2882 on: May 10, 2019, 08:41:04 am »
@[...], ...But the posts are much appreciated..!!

All I have is Nimbin Bud, But im hoping it will take the edge off my [...] or OIBS issues as I taper the oxycontin.. Fingers crossed...
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2883 on: May 11, 2019, 09:26:42 pm »


Thank you Can't. I felt uncomfortably vulnerable for deliberately not explaining in my post why I pretty consistently micro dose throughout the day and also why I now start my dosing in the morning as soon as I get up. It sure didnít sound good in retrospect. Funny you should then mention [...] issues and Oxycontin ..........Iíll give some further detail. [...] issues.

 Iíve thought of you often wondering if you had any interest in cannabis. I know youíve been through a completely horrific experience, the scope of which none of us can truly appreciate. Nothing but the greatest respect and admiration from me for how youíve carried that weight and your recovery.  Living in chronic pain long term is crippling and incredibly debilitating. Iíd hoped to not ever be dependent on another medication but following my run in with Cipro two years ago it honestly became a matter of pure survival for me. This was not an easy choice to make, actually it was agonizing and yet necessary. Itís proved to be the correct choice for me and my history which includes a previous history of migraine although nothing remotely what Iím experiencing now in terms of head sxs and multiple concussions as well. Ultimately no other potential med could offer me the neuroprotective qualities of cannabis.

One of the reasons Iíve recently learned to dose as soon as I wake up is due to ongoing [...] issues. I've lost too much weight now. I cannot seem to keep weight on or keep food down easily. I can better keep food down now and help control my dry heaving saving myself hours of pure abject misery. I was reluctant to try dosing so early in the day but the benefit is now undeniable.

Trust me this is one sxs I got [...] more than a few years ago.  :-\

Whether my nausea is related to decades of opiates alone or the vast number other meds I rapidly discontinued or is attributed to my head sxs that intensified unbearably following the Cipro ear drops...well I [...] not find the cause but it truly helps me.

Cannabis wouldíve been a godsend for me while tapering Oxycontin. Iíd be sorely tempted to try the dinkum. Virtually every strain I've used has helped my [...] system run more smoothly in general, no strain in particular that Iíve noticed, and for that reason alone I recommend it. I shockingly have no constipation ever now and only occasion bouts of ibs. I still have some bloating and rumbling but itís vastly better overall. It did take some time meaning months before I saw slow changes for the better.

Honestly, I see now why cannabis is so helpful in managing many serious chronic health conditions. A hospice nurse asked me last night to expand on how itís helped me specifically. She sees the benefit for their patients but also wanted my perspective. Before I gave her a more detailed run down I said this will sound crazy but I can sum it up in one sentence. It simply seems to make my brain and body work better together and they havenít done so in a very long time.

Wishing you all the best in tapering the Oxy. I was only able to reduce in 10 mg increments but I was also tandem tapering Ativan. You are wise to seperate the tapers. I never knew which sxs came from reducing which med, incredibly useful information to have.

I also can't resist sharing another Mara Gordon interview. She's a bit more personal here sharing parts of her own story and how she began using cannabis.

https://kannaboomers.com/24-mara-gordon-medicinal-cannabis-pioneer/


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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2884 on: May 17, 2019, 08:45:31 am »


Thank you Can't. I felt uncomfortably vulnerable for deliberately not explaining in my post why I pretty consistently micro dose throughout the day and also why I now start my dosing in the morning as soon as I get up. It sure didnít sound good in retrospect. Funny you should then mention [...] issues and Oxycontin ..........Iíll give some further detail. [...] issues.

 Iíve thought of you often wondering if you had any interest in cannabis. I know youíve been through a completely horrific experience, the scope of which none of us can truly appreciate. Nothing but the greatest respect and admiration from me for how youíve carried that weight and your recovery.  Living in chronic pain long term is crippling and incredibly debilitating. Iíd hoped to not ever be dependent on another medication but following my run in with Cipro two years ago it honestly became a matter of pure survival for me. This was not an easy choice to make, actually it was agonizing and yet necessary. Itís proved to be the correct choice for me and my history which includes a previous history of migraine although nothing remotely what Iím experiencing now in terms of head sxs and multiple concussions as well. Ultimately no other potential med could offer me the neuroprotective qualities of cannabis.

One of the reasons Iíve recently learned to dose as soon as I wake up is due to ongoing [...] issues. I've lost too much weight now. I cannot seem to keep weight on or keep food down easily. I can better keep food down now and help control my dry heaving saving myself hours of pure abject misery. I was reluctant to try dosing so early in the day but the benefit is now undeniable.

Trust me this is one sxs I got [...] more than a few years ago.  :-\

Whether my nausea is related to decades of opiates alone or the vast number other meds I rapidly discontinued or is attributed to my head sxs that intensified unbearably following the Cipro ear drops...well I [...] not find the cause but it truly helps me.

Cannabis wouldíve been a godsend for me while tapering Oxycontin. Iíd be sorely tempted to try the dinkum. Virtually every strain I've used has helped my [...] system run more smoothly in general, no strain in particular that Iíve noticed, and for that reason alone I recommend it. I shockingly have no constipation ever now and only occasion bouts of ibs. I still have some bloating and rumbling but itís vastly better overall. It did take some time meaning months before I saw slow changes for the better.

Honestly, I see now why cannabis is so helpful in managing many serious chronic health conditions. A hospice nurse asked me last night to expand on how itís helped me specifically. She sees the benefit for their patients but also wanted my perspective. Before I gave her a more detailed run down I said this will sound crazy but I can sum it up in one sentence. It simply seems to make my brain and body work better together and they havenít done so in a very long time.

Wishing you all the best in tapering the Oxy. I was only able to reduce in 10 mg increments but I was also tandem tapering Ativan. You are wise to seperate the tapers. I never knew which sxs came from reducing which med, incredibly useful information to have.

I also can't resist sharing another Mara Gordon interview. She's a bit more personal here sharing parts of her own story and how she began using cannabis.

https://kannaboomers.com/24-mara-gordon-medicinal-cannabis-pioneer/


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Sorry [...], I didnt see your reply... :(

It sure is a hell of a road..!! I think I got pretty lucky, all considered....

I find Indica much better than Sativa, which can rev me up a bit much and also bring on a mild dry headache at the best of times...
Thats about all the choice I get..  :(

Good to hear from you, another high dose Oxy buddy.. :(  Im sure we could chat for hours on some things..!!
I find my [...] stuff a bit different to what you describe.. I have never had actual stomach problems, Its very much Small Intestine... Such a big topic it does my head in, but Im glad I skipped the nausia...

Stay strong... Its damn slow, but it is happening...!! :)

:)
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2885 on: May 19, 2019, 12:28:26 pm »



I know what you mean about a subject being too big for your head. My story also began with injuries from a car accident many years ago....I wondered about our differences and or similarities in [...] issues coming from high doses of Oxy. Wish we both couldíve avoided the whole Oxy experience, massive understatement....Canít,  Iím happy you donít have nausea but all [...] dysfunction is miserable and Iím so sorry youíre suffering.  :hug:

I wasnít sure if you were using cannabis, I [...] youíre finding some relief even with the limited access.  Iím guessing you meant thereís little to no cbd to be found given the sources youíve mentioned. Cbd has been incredibly helpful to me in calming down the unwanted effects of thc.

I [...] be the only one here who is a fan of sativa dominant strains. I had a bad experience with the first one I used probably because I didnít know what I was doing and used too much.  I mostly stayed away from them until recently but they are honestly the most effective strains for my head and face pain. Iím fascinated by the differences in strains and how we all respond differently to them.

Wishing you much easier days.   :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2886 on: May 20, 2019, 10:15:34 am »



I know what you mean about a subject being too big for your head. My story also began with injuries from a car accident many years ago....I wondered about our differences and or similarities in [...] issues coming from high doses of Oxy. Wish we both couldíve avoided the whole Oxy experience, massive understatement....Canít,  Iím happy you donít have nausea but all [...] dysfunction is miserable and Iím so sorry youíre suffering.  :hug:

I wasnít sure if you were using cannabis, I [...] youíre finding some relief even with the limited access.  Iím guessing you meant thereís little to no cbd to be found given the sources youíve mentioned. Cbd has been incredibly helpful to me in calming down the unwanted effects of thc.

I [...] be the only one here who is a fan of sativa dominant strains. I had a bad experience with the first one I used probably because I didnít know what I was doing and used too much.  I mostly stayed away from them until recently but they are honestly the most effective strains for my head and face pain. Iím fascinated by the differences in strains and how we all respond differently to them.

Wishing you much easier days.   :smitten:
Sorry to hear you know the accident story too... :(

Antibiotics were [...] as significant (relativly) for me as the opiates, so I have been wondering about that too.. Meds, -the worlds biggest guessing game... :(

Im hoping our laws will change to follow others soon.. Even trials would be easy for me to access if suited... So I try to keep an eye on this thread to see if I can start connecting some dots...
I realy need to look at an organic source.. ;)

On a side note, I posted a little of my med story [...] the last two days on lhsg, if you wanted to read and comment if anything is of interest... PM is fine if you get to that point..
lol, it feels odd saying "read my posts"..!!

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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2887 on: May 20, 2019, 08:53:40 pm »
Cbd has been incredibly helpful to me in calming down the unwanted effects of thc.

I [...] be the only one here who is a fan of sativa dominant strains. I had a bad experience with the first one I used probably because I didnít know what I was doing and used too much.  I mostly stayed away from them until recently but they are honestly the most effective strains for my head and face pain. Iím fascinated by the differences in strains and how we all respond differently to them.

I've come to appreciate them for their energizing and depression/stress-relieving properties myself, and also have to be careful not to overmedicate. I regularly use CBD to compliment my Sativa use! We are indeed lucky to be able to choose our strains and know their THC percentages; we've had our strains tested for terpenes as well, an added bonus that's not yet a requirement in CO!
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2888 on: May 21, 2019, 01:42:26 pm »
I'm thrilled for you, [...]! My MMJ doc has been more helpful than any other doc I've seen during my journey. Not only did medical marijuana help me survive my taper and withdrawal, it's actually the reason I got off klonopin. (My pdoc failed to see my MMJ card in my file for YEARS, and when she finally did, she freaked out and cut me loose with 3 months' worth.) Now it's helping me with physical and mental symptoms [...] 11 months post-jump. It helps me with so many things. I added CBD and am pleased with it as well.

In many ways, I credit MMJ (and cannabis in general) for saving my life! It has been something of a miracle for me! I [...] it works wonderfully for you!
Hi, Iím writing you because your signature says youíre med intolerant , as am I to many antidepressants. Wondering if you mind me asking you some questions?

You tolerated & were helped by Wellbutrin Sr for depression? What about anxiety?
Did Wellbutrin cause you any anxiety, insomnia, any other adverse effects while on it?
How did it help your depression?
Did you have withdrawal effects from stopping Wellbutrin?
Why did you take propanol?

If Wellbutrin helped, why did you stop it?

 Iím not in an MJ state. You say the CBD oil helps you too? Thatís legal everywhere right?

It looks like you did a pretty rapid taper from clonazapam?
Did/do you have withdrawal from doing so?
Thank you

I actually don't believe I was ever helped by wellbutrin; I merely tolerated it because they made me think I needed to take an antidepressant and that was the only one that didn't give me completely unacceptable side effects at first. I later found out it's known to ramp up anxiety and think it did that to me unknowingly. I stopped taking it because I don't think it ever helped me and I wanted off all psych meds forever. I'm doing [...] fine without it. I'm sure my withdrawal was worse from stopping klonopin and wellbutrin simultaneously. I couldn't wait to get off both of them, so I [...] did it.

They added propranolol to help keep me from updosing the klonopin. When I went to the doc last November, they said my BP was "awesome," mostly because I started eating healthy and taking cardio kickboxing classes 4 months into my taper, and to stop taking it. I should never have been prescribed it in the first place. I have asthma and it's a TERRIBLE beta blocker to prescribe to asthma patients. No wonder I couldn't breathe. And people wonder why I have so much trouble trusting doctors.  ::)

I actually executed a VERY LONG taper. It was 13 months long. That's not rapid by any means. I had acute withdrawal symptoms for 3 months, then it let up a little. I'm now [...] [...] 11 months off and symptoms are becoming manageable. My worst one is anxiety, which I had before benzos, and expect to still have if I don't learn good coping and stress-busting skills, which I'm working on.

Yes, CBD can definitely be helpful. It's a much more subtle benefit than THC for me, but it helps me stay focused and less anxious during the day. I work in a dispensary, so it's more accessible and affordable for me. You can buy it online, but beware of poor quality. I recommend www.cwhemp.com.

I have read here https://www.ncsm.nl/english/cbd-oil/asthma that CBD oil works fine for asthma sufferers. I am continuing doing my research on this issues and I have found some interesting facts about cbd oil and asthma. Google!
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[Buddie]

Re: Medical Cannabis and Cannabis CBD Oil Group
« Reply #2889 on: May 23, 2019, 04:44:25 pm »
New to this group and wondering if there has been a discussion about use of MJ for sleep and whether it slows down the [...] of the GABA receptors?  ?  At the moment sleep is my worst symptom- Believe I can handle everything else if I could [...] get some sleep-  Lucky that I [...] in a state where marijuana is legal- I do have my medical card- my doc (Harvard & Harvard Med School) is probably one to the few docs in the country who has done any research-  He tells me that it doesn't matter whether it's indica or sativa as long as the THC level is around 15- not much higher- He really doesn't know much about how it effects GABA & benzo withdrawal-  I have tried so many different strains- None seems to be helping right now-   I wouldn't want to use it if it's counterproductive but I desparately need something to slow down my brain in the middle of the night-  Are there suggestions for strains that help with sleep?  I've tried going through some of the pages of responses in this group and haven't found much-
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated- Need my zzzzz- 😩 🙏
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