Like a few people I tried it when I was younger but just didn’t like it, so probably never went near it for the last 30 years.
on our last trip to BC one of the guys smokes it here and wanted to buy some, firstly I was surprised how many shops that had been set up to sell it. I went with him as I was intrigued to see the set up and that was the real surprise!
I imagined some aged hippy behind the counter with a set of scales, weighing out what you wanted. How wrong I was, the place was spotless more akin to a pharmacy, with an endless array of gadgets to smoke it with. The cannabis was listed on a board giving the exact make up/strength of each one, I didn’t understand it, but it did amuse me that there was a beginners one and an OAP one
. The cannabis came in a small tin and once you took the lid off, there was a government seal. So it was controlled, you knew what you were buying, it was all just so legit, no difference than going to the off-licence, just a lot cleaner.
Earlier this year I had a very close shave with cancer, it was appearing on my skin, but they thought it was a blood cancer - a lymphoma, long story short the early tests were wrong, but the stress and worry it puts you through, I can’t put into words. Like everyone you start searching the internet for survival rates, cures, treatments etc etc The medical creams, potions and oral steroids were doing little to nothing, a family member mentioned CBD that a couple of friends of hers had been using to treat their cancers and they were seeing results, one of them was terminal and the cbd seemed to be shrinking the tumour. Like anyone who has that diagnosis, I would of tried any snake oil treatment🤣, anyway she got me some (this isn’t an over the counter version, just from the smell you knew it still had the “good stuff” left in) and the wife mixed it with some base oil and we started applying to my arms where the spots were, well what can I say, within 48 hrs, there was a visible improvement, after a week 70% had gone.
I’m having to go through 3 months of uvb light treatment, the consultant asked what medicines including non prescription I was taking I had to come clean over the cbd, fully expecting a rollocking or a snigger, but quite the contrary, she said there was tests out there that showed it working for certain cancers but they don’t understand how and why, but as there was no studies on cbd and light therapy could I avoid it whilst going through the treatment. I’m not applying it to the skin anymore, but still taking a grain of rice size each night, it definitely relaxes the mind and helps you sleep
The thing that surprised me about Canada, was that it wasn’t the young ones, but middle aged that I saw using it the most. I was totally against it, but have to admit I’m now all for it.