Our approach to cannabis is holistic; meaning: mind, body and spirit. We believe that cannabis plays an important role in all three.
We believe that finding physical and mental wellness is absolutely vital on a spiritual path. We believe that spiritual connectedness and emotional wellness is the fruit of the physical relief of pain, sleeplessness and other ailments.
We are not medical experts and can only speak from our personal experience. However, the research and testimonies of the incredible and abundant ways cannabis is helping people find physical wellness in their bodies is overwhelming.
You were not put on this beautiful earth to suffer.
You have a system in your body as real and researched as your nervous system, called your Endocannabinoid System. This system, referred to as the ECS, is responsible for maintaining homeostasis within the body. An active participant in most of the major functions of the entire human body, the ECS contributes greatly to balancing and stabilizing functions like digestion, mood regulation, inflammation control, sleep, and the stress-response systems, just to name a few.
The compounds in cannabis called cannabinoids, (either by complete accident or perfect Divine design, you get to decide) fit inside the receptors of the delicate and necessary ECS. The body makes its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, but based on so many different factors, like diet, exercise, stress and sleep, most people could use a little boost in the availability of cannabinoids within the body.
When you consume cannabis, the cannabinoids in the plant material, called phytocannabinoids, bond to the receptors of the ECS and stimulate that system to orchestrate balance and homeostasis within all major systems of the body.
We may never understand the complexities behind why people get sick or are in pain, but we believe with all our hearts that God gave us tools on this earth to help us ease our suffering. Is cannabis the miracle, cure-all of our generation that will heal all things, repair all damage and cease all pain? No, we don’t believe so.
But will it help you, even if it’s only a little bit? Yes, it absolutely will.
Our question for you would be, why not cannabis?
If you’ve tried other avenues to find relief and you’re still reading this right now, its safe to assume that you have not found what you are seeking. So, why not cannabis?
Just amongst our small team, collectively, we have had significant and drastic improvement in all of the following “medically-justifiable” reasons to consume cannabis:
When we’re suffering physically, it spills over into all areas of our lives.
Cannabis is not going to “fix” whatever it is that ails you. But it will help you manage it.
So we ask again, why not cannabis?
We encourage you to spend more time researching the plethora of ways cannabis is being used to treat so many common and not-so-common conditions. Start with a quick google search of “cannabis and insert-your-ailment-here” and see what you find. Click on our Resources page for a list of credible websites and organizations that are paving the way for the cannabis revolution in regard to physical health. Information presented here is not intended to diagnose or offer treatment recommendation for any illness. Please consult your medical professional with specific questions.
Historically, the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times from cultures around the globe. Although, there is endless information available on this topic, we will touch on a few of the facts we found particularly interesting.
Still considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in chinese medicine, there is documentation of ancient Chinese practices using cannabis for everything from anesthesia, to menstrual cramps and even hair loss, and anything in between.
Ancient texts from Egypt indicate the use of cannabis as plant medicine as far back as the 18th century BCE. Ancient India used cannabis primarily for spiritual practices, but there are still several documents indicating its use for medicinal purposes. Most commonly used for insomnia, headaches, gastrointestinal issues and pain, Indian philosophers agreed there was an intersection between using cannabis both spiritually and medicinally; That the wellness of the body is necessary on the spiritual path.
In western culture, prior to 1937, there were over 200 medicines that contained cannabis. As the revolution of chemical pharmaceuticals commenced, these medicines were replaced. Prohibition all but stopped the research and development of using cannabis for medicine. In 1973 research surfaced of the undeniable effect cannabis has on glaucoma and reducing intraocular pressure.
The profound and significant relief it provided to patients undergoing cancer treatment became impossible to ignore in the 1970’s and 80’s. In the early 2000’s, the story about a girl named Charlotte shifted the conversation around medicinal cannabis. Charlotte was given high concentrates of CBD-rich cannabis oil to treat her epileptic seizures at the age of 5 and the remarkable results made headlines. The strain of cannabis used to create the oil was named Charlotte’s Web and has been used to treat similar disorders in children ever since. Credited for paving the way around medical cannabis, Charlotte’s story brought the topic of cannabis use to the mainstream.
As cannabis becomes more commonly used in a medicinal way, more and more research is being done for the many and exciting ways that it can be used to help almost anything that ails the human body.