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Green Fence

Many people still sadly stigmatize cannabis.

There are certain health benefits that simply cannot be ignored in the face of altogether blinding-raged-fueled certainty. This is regardless of where you stand on the side of the proverbial “Green Fence.” There’s a lot of false information constantly being spread around these days. It’s vitally important to be informed correctly, so you yourself can make your own choices on your own terms.

According to Kathleen Davis, FNP, from Medical News Today, “Weed can help manage a wide range of issues in adults. Issues like chronic pain, nausea and vomiting during chemo and some symptoms of multiple sclerosis.” Chemo on its own is hard enough to deal with, right? So, if anything could help you power through it, why wouldn’t you use whatever’s at your disposal? I know I sure would. Davis also says that “Marijuana usage has also proven to help with a low appetite, anxiety in some individuals and even Tourette’s syndrome.” I know I’m not the only one who gets the munchies when I smoke!

It’s also not a gateway drug to other things that are far more harmful, as many have often assumed. There’s something truly beautiful about taking part in a product that came directly from the ground. Planted into the Earth’s rich and vibrant bed of soil. The way you implement your own personal cannabis can also affect the effect it has on your body. Tolerance is different for everyone. Smoking or inhaling is the quickest sure-fire way to ensure a rapid high. The next form is by ingesting. Anyone hungry right now? Or is that just me?

Depending on the individual, one can feel the effects within an hour. The third way that cannabis can be used is topically through transdermal patches. The weed enters the body over an extended period. This can help treat people’s pain and inflammation. Again, why wouldn’t you?

Many people love to be keyboard warriors and type away furiously so that their opinion can be heard first and loudest. Just because someone has an opinion, that doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything they say. Opinions are not facts. These people are entitled to their opinions to be sure. For my hard-earned money, I’d rather listen to a medical expert any day of the week.

It's important that you do your own research and not always just fall in line with what the majority thinks or says. Even if that seems like the more popular option. It can often times be healthy to question authority because authority isn’t necessarily right, just because they’ve been put into that very position.

You are your own authority.


Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP–BC, By Kathleen Davis, FNP (June 30th, 2020)

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