Cannabis, Autism and Designs Started a Life Long Journey
It's funny how things start…
A while back, Sheshumy my 14 year old daughter had one of her meltdowns. Being autistic, it’s a day to day battle for her. Over time, the doctors upped her meds again and again. The day of her meltdown, I sat there not knowing what to do, but realized that she had been taking 6 pills a day (some to bring her up and some to bring her down). We talked to the doctor and his answer was more meds and I said NO, I can’t do this anymore. So, I started my journey.
Research was sparse but it was out there. CBD is an alternative which would eliminate all six of her pills with something that is not going to hurt her in the long term. Just take a second to ponder what we are giving out to our
children. I know it’s hard on us right now, but in the long term what kind of damage are we are doing to them. I sat there thinking: what if Sheshumy has liver failure 20 years from now because of my short-term gain. You are thinking that you could never make that kind of a change. Know that Sheshumy has broken everything, attacked us with knives, has run away and so much more over the years. Jamie, Annie and I each had those moments where you just want to give up. I KNOW where you are coming from. We are looking to start weaning her off the crazy hard drugs after school ends and trying, over the summer, something that will help her for the rest of her life.
We must start thinking differently for our children. A combination of western and eastern medicines. Cannabis has been with us for thousands of years and it is only within the last 100 years that it has been taken away from us. The Indians (from India, not to be confused with me) got it right. They still worship Shiva which is often depicted as a mendicant with the ash from the burial grounds smeared all over his body. He is also shown to smoke Ganja. There is a lot of significance behind this depiction. It is a medicine, not what some media depict it as. Just do a little research on your own. I'm a big believer that if someone researches the subject instead just being handed the meds, it will yield better results in the long run. As most know me, I am both a scientific nerd & a spiritual man. Lack of scientific data keeps doctors from endorsing cannabis in treating autism, but some promising research is out there. Take a minute to look at what your kids are currently taking & compare it to the benefits of CBD. Keep an open mind and choose which one you would rather give to your child. Remember CBD is NOT the THC part of Cannabis that gives a “high”. It's the forgotten part that prohibition almost made us lose.
"It’s a chicken-and-egg thing: Doctors won’t prescribe cannabis to treat autism in children because no data exists to support such a course of treatment. But the research doesn’t exist because of medical establishment fears about testing cannabis—with its many active compounds seen as potentially uncontrollable variables—on children. In the absence of empirical data, however, is a growing body of anecdotal evidence that cannabis is making children with autism happier and healthier. And some doctors are listening." https://www.leafly.com/news/health/how-does-cannabis-consumption-affect-autism
The current market for medicinal cannabis is like the wild west. Small & big producers are scrambling to get their share of a very profitable market. You can bet that Big Pharma is
already looking at taking over. Currently, cannabis has no Drug Identification Number (“DIN”) and is not generally considered a fully approved medicine. However, it won’t be long before it is. But even with their so call specialists in the market, everyone is still confused on how to market to doctors and patients. As I was looking for help for Sheshumy, I’ve seen that people need help to promote and market their brands. I am trying to organize the branding chaos that is out there. The skills acquired over the years have brought me to this moment in time where I can really make a difference and it comes from a place of love.
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