A Discussion About Medical Marijuana - Let’s Learn From the Experts with Kandice Hawes

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What are the Benefits of Marijuana? Let’s Learn From the Experts! with Kandice Hawes
 

The use of Cannabidiol (CBD) as medication was first approved by the FDA two years ago to treat childhood seizures. Most Americans now use this as an anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-insomnia drug.

CBD as medication has potential health benefits in pre-clinical studies and continues to show potential as an alternative - or even primary - medication or treatment for various ailments.

Is CBD safe?

This is a question asked by most people curious about this form of treatment. Let’s learn about that in this episode as Kandice Hawes of OCNORML talks about the continuously growing interest in cannabis and how their nonprofit provides a network and welcoming space for both businesses and consumers that advocate for its use.

Memorable Quotes:

  • Looking from a religious perspective, I have to ask myself: did God create an evil plant? Did we just screw it up or was this marijuana plant created to have potential health benefits? — Dr. Dung Trinh
  • We have to change our thinking that these people aren't pushers, but healers. — Paul Roberts
  • I hope that we will one day have the right to travel with cannabis. — Kandice Hawes
  • We should take away the penalties and change the stigma about how they treat people that use cannabis. — Kandice Hawes

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Important Points:

  • Growing up in American culture, we were taught that marijuana is a sin but looking at its potential positive benefits, medical marijuana can be used in treating pain, anxiety, and insomnia
  • The cannabis industry, especially medical cannabis and CBD, is in its early phases of scientific research. This means that we don't have a dose to recommend for right now.
  • Many folks are just starting CBD at a very low dose. And then they're titrating up very slowly. It's done that way mainly for safety reasons. 
  • Nobody dies from Cannabis overdose, compared to narcotic overdose.
  • Smoking is not the best way to use cannabis, but for some people that need immediate relief, smoking or inhalation cannabis is the mode of choice.
  • There are patches that can stick to your skin for 24 hours and deliver you cannabidiol throughout the day.

About the Guests:

Kandice Hawes-Lopez is the Founder of Orange County NORML,  Director of Community Outreach in Glass House Brands Inc, and Principal Officer at Committee To Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative.

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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