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EffectiveCannabis.com started as a one-woman blog idea to discover soon others offering to volunteer and joining the team. The ‘Welcome’ sign is always on, waiting for medical cannabis patients to drop in so we can share our improved health stories. We have so many important things to discuss.
The marijuana debate as medicine began for me in the late 1970s, working as a medical lab technician at a cancer clinic in Amarillo, Texas. Even at that time, research showed promise that marijuana had possible benefits for our patients. Unfortunately, the state of Texas denied requests to allow patient trials, leaving cancer patients with no hope for possible relief. Watching my patients go through their struggles taught me a kind of honesty, compassion, and determination that I could not have learned elsewhere. I take what I learned from each patient and continually work to make a difference in the medical needs of others.
My education, career choices, and life experiences have provided me with a wealth of medical and business knowledge. Working in hospital labs to oncology providing insight, sympathy, and determination to understand the physical and mental health effects when living in chronic pain, and chronic illness with challenging diagnoses. I’m continually learning and believe I can do anything when I put my mind to it. When I encounter an obstacle, I find a way to go around or over it. I’ve never been a quitter. I’ve learned that when I don’t take charge, I’m letting someone else be in control of my destiny. That doesn’t work for me. I now work and fight for you and me to have quality safe cannabis medicine. Working to understanding how to apply to our medical conditions for the best possible results. It matters to achieve the best health possible.
Laura Kasischke wrote, “your life can change in an instant. that instant can last forever.” I never really thought about it until it happened to me. On August 19, 1995, was a typical Saturday morning when a freak accident caused complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in my left foot and leg. At that instant, my life was indeed forever changed. It left me in a world I did not want to live in, but there were few options. It felt like I was living in “Ground Hog Day,” the movie. I just wanted to wake up and have my old life back, but every day was the same debilitating, chronic pain, over and over. At the time, the only relief offered by the medical profession was a strong dose of opioid medication. After 21 years, cannabis finally became a legal, therapeutic option for me, allowing me to reduce my opioid dosage and achieve significantly better pain management. To then learn, my lungs are improving with severe COPD and Pulmonary MAC lung disease.
Learning how to incorporate medical cannabis into my medical treatment plan opened the opportunity to discover what medical advancements are possible. I continue to accomplish medical improvements my Physicians said are not possible. Learning to use medical cannabis to improve my serious medical conditions allows me to speak from experience to advocate for safe quality access for all. Medical marijuana is giving me a life I never thought I would have or see again. I began searching for others who use medical cannabis who could share their results and any obstacles they may have encountered. Leading me here to start this portal where we can share our experiences, work to protect medical cannabis, and make it available to all who are in need. We all come from different walks of life, but we all deserve access to quality, safe medical cannabis. Effective cannabis is life-changing and why studying how cannabis is medicine is vital.
I want EffectiveCannabis.com to become your reliable source for information and shared experiences among medical cannabis users. I believe with our shared knowledge; we can become a community with credibility. With our data and stories, we can bring needed attention to the positive effects of cannabis on specific medical conditions. Our consolidated results can show the safety of using medical marijuana along with our other medications for an improved quality of life. EffectiveCannabis.com will become a documentation repository. We are recording the effectiveness of proper administration of strains and products on providing relief for our particular medical conditions and pains. Together we can advocate for research and acceptance of the positive effects medical cannabis can bring to our lives.
What We Are Working For
We passionately care about those living in mild to chronic pain and chronic illness. We provide help and assistance to those wanting to improve their health and life. We believe with our shared knowledge; we will become a community with credibility. As we do vital work studying Cannabis/CBD to learn, share, and teach. With our data and stories, we can bring needed attention to the positive effects of cannabis on specific medical conditions. Our consolidated results can show the safety of using medical marijuana and Hemp CBD along with our other medications for an improved quality of health and life.
Effective Cannabis wants to ensure everyone has safe access to quality medicine with correct prescribing. To begin with, everyone that has added cannabis to their medications has a story to share. Cannabis has given us a life we could never have imagined before medical marijuana. What we have worked hard to accomplish is life-changing. It is time to make our voices and health matter by coming together to study medical cannabis with our facts. We are passionately determined to learn all we can about how cannabis and CBD is medicine.
It is an exciting but critical period for health and cannabis medicine. We are looking to bring in individuals and companies that are as passionate as we are to collaborate with. To ensure Cannabis takes its rightful place in the medicine and the medical community. Cannabis must be about improving our communities, health, and life, with attention to opening doors to medical breakthroughs that are just waiting on us.
Several groups are advocating for the legalization of cannabis. While our voices are missing, they talk about our successes as they fight for our choice. Now it’s time for us to tell our story. We struggle with illnesses and pains that threaten our lives. Cannabis has given us improved pain and health we could never have imagined before medical marijuana. Why would we leave our stories for others to tell? Ultimately, we are here to change minds to ensure everyone has quality information to make good choices for their medical treatment choices. We cannot allow the lies and misunderstanding to linger and continue. In this case, we are the experts. To point out, we have been doing the research, notably learning by trial and error ourselves, out of necessity. Consequently, quality results are absent from our debate, while research is being denied. Together with our stories and medical data, we can bring the attention needed as we demonstrate the benefits of cannabis on specific medical conditions.
Effective Cannabis has 3 main goals
1. Committed to the education of cannabis patients through an open forum, where members can share their experiences and stories to help others find results.
2. We are dedicated to the idea that cannabis has numerous medical benefits and should be studied. For precise determinations of which medical conditions it helps or doesn’t help.
3. An advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis use within the United States.
All the above is dependent upon our voices coming together as one. Advocating for safe access for all patients, real scientific studies reporting the benefits of cannabis leading to legalization, which hopefully once and for all will end the stigma associated with cannabis.
This is not a scientific study, but we hope it will be the beginning of making it possible for significant research to begin. We are interested in new and helpful medical cannabis information and current or upcoming cannabis legislative bills. We expect this site to grow and expand continually. By bringing our voices together, we allow ourselves to show the world who we are. Effective cannabis is providing a comfortable, safe home for open discussion and testimonies with real data. Hopefully, you will see the importance of stepping out publicly with us to educate and move the debate forward so to achieve full legalization of safe medical cannabis for all patients.