Calling Mary Jane

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Wotcha all:

A while back, I started using marijuana to supplement the highly expensive Big Pharma concoctions I’m forced to take every day. But that was then. These days, I use only weed.

It’s all I need.

And it seems remarkably efficacious in all manner of conditions. For example, my acid reflux is a thing of the past. I also had occlusions in the veins in my lower legs, which caused excruciating pain; I could only walk a couple of blocks at best. Solution?

You guessed it. And the other solution? You probably guessed that too — more surgery.

Now, in company with Mary Jane, I walk as far as I want.

Not only but also, I’ve just been diagnosed as borderline diabetic and the supposedly evil weed shows a lot of promise in that area as well, even generating a Time Cover story which says among other things:

“The most important finding is that current users of marijuana appeared to have better carbohydrate metabolism than nonusers,” says Murray Mittleman, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study. “Their fasting insulin levels were lower, and they appeared to be less resistant to the insulin produced by their body to maintain a normal blood-sugar level.”

Meanwhile, how’s the great Weed experiment going, you ask ?

Way better than hoped for — in spades!

As I write this, it’s 2:35 am and today (Saturday) we’re about to set off to sell our Awespme sauces at the Goldstream farmers’ Market near Victoria, on Vancouver Island, and I’m about to take my medication which, these days, includes a healthy (word used advisedly ;)) dose of cannabis as well as the other stuff I have to swallow every day following my my two open heart surgeries and the stroke which happened while I was on the operating table.

Now, to answer the burning (if you’ll pardon the expression) question; namely: what’s it like being stoned 24/7

I don’t know.

The Marijuana monkey

Taking marijuana medicinally results in what I call an uneventful pharmaceutical high during which nothing exciting happens — no euphoria, no hallucinations (not for me, at any rate.) Not the same at all as being stoned.

Inhaling burning organic material first thing is surely not the most desirable way to start your day — unless it brings relief from pain and other things? And that’s exactly where it’s at for me and thousands of other Canadians, and from the look of things, over in Harper Land, that’s how it’ll stay for  a while yet; and, until someone  come up with something which works equally well.

But in the interim, won’t I get hooked and wind up with a marijuana monkey on my back? After all, isn’t marijuana a highly addictive drug?

In a word, No, American claims to the contrary notwithstanding. 

One can,, however,  develop a dependency — a reliance — in the same way one comes to rely on Big Pharma meds.

But that isn’t addiction: It’s necessity, and our brains come already fully equipped with receptors to use cannabinoids, the active ingredients in cannabis.

So doesn’t that mean it’s pre-approved, if not pre-ordained, by some Higher Power?

Stay tuned 😉

 
Jon Newton — myblogdammit

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