The Oasis: Austin Leads Texas

  Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 4.37.56 PMAfter talking to several people in the state of Texas, I’ve found that there is some confusion when it comes to CBD oil, hemp products, and cannabis products. Many of the people I spoke with say that CBD oil is already available and that anyone can access it in Texas. To a degree, they are correct. Cannabidiol, CBD is non-psychoactive, so providing access to those who can prove they suffer from severe epilepsy.  The CBD oil produced from cannabis is very different from that which comes from the hemp plant. Hemp and cannabis are not the same.

You can get CBD oil from hemp but the result contains only 25 parts per million of CBD in comparison to the 150,000 parts per million in cannabis. So the CBD oil produced from hemp that many Texans use to help combat allergies can be effective but nowhere near on the scale of the medicinal value from CBD oil produced from cannabis. CBD also requires other compounds found in the cannabis plant, compounds that aren’t found in hemp, for it to work properly. We are still learning about CBD and the synergistic healing properties of other cannabis compounds.

A Look at What’s Saving Lives

Here are the compounds most commonly found in cannabis and the ones that are the center of many different studies. CBD, CBGA, CBDA, CBC, CBCA, ∆9-THC, ∆9-THCA, ∆8-THC, and THCV. All of these amazing compounds play important roles, working together to give Mary Jane the ability to heal the way she does. The body has natural cannabinoid receptors to accept cannabinoids and these work to enhance communication at the cellular level. 99% of all inflammation within the body happens due to lack of communication between cells and nerves. When the body attacks the source of a problem, in this instance inflammation, sometimes it also attacks healthy cells.


Communication is Key

The destruction of healthy cells can lead to many health issues. Through the introduction of cannabinoids, two-way communication occurs instead of the previous one-way communication. This two-way communication allows the body to begin healing itself more efficiently. CBD is responsible for the many medical cases in which you see miracles happening all the time. Miracles like epileptic children walking, talking, and beginning to live life for the first time. Brain tumors and cancers being healed. All thanks to the amazing discoveries about Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol or sweet Mary Jane as many of us call it.

Some of the Medical Capabilities Associated with CBD Oil

  • Anti-inflammatory- fights inflammation in the body
  • Anti-tumoral/ anti-cancer- works to destroy cancer cells and tumors
  • Anticonvulsant- helps to prevent seizures
  • Antipsychotic- helps to fight different psychotic disorders
  • Antiemetic- helps to reduce nausea
  • Antioxidant- helps with multiple neurodegenerative disorders
  • Anxiolytic/ antidepressant- reduces depression as well as fights anxiety

Just a Few of the Many CBD Success Stories and Even More Reasons to End Prohibition

  • Charlotte Figi– Charlotte’s Web, the extremely high-level CBD oil that is saving children and helping people everywhere was named after Charlotte Fiji. Her seizures would last two to four hours at a time. Dravet Syndrome is the form of epilepsy Charlotte was born with. Thanks to Charlotte’s Web (aka Hippies Failure, due to the low THC content), Charlotte is alive today; currently her parents are having success using CBD and a combination of THC therapies.
  • Landon Riddle- who is three years old suffers from acute lymphocytic leukemia, which is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. His mother credits cannabis for Landon’s cancer going into remission. She believes that chemotherapy is no longer needed though All Children’s Hospital in Colorado disagrees. Formerly drugged out on oxycontin and morphine, the change for Landon to CBD was very welcome.
  • Madeline Lightle- a young child who suffered a stroke before birth leaving her in a condition where she had constant seizures was saved by a concentrated CBD oil. Doctors were suggesting brain surgery when she became a medical cannabis refugee, moving to Colorado, which ultimately saved her life.
  • Nettie Raenetta– a 19-month-old infant girl in Florida who suffers from epilepsy and cerebral palsy, contracted pneumonia. Doctors said there was nothing they could do to save her life and that she was going to die. Mom administered a rogue CBD treatment and saved Nettie’s life.


These stories go on for hours. Countless parents are no longer listening to the clouded and barbaric views of those hanging on to Big Pharma. They are seeking help for their children through cannabidiol oils even if that means becoming medical refugees in their own country.

Cover image by Alicia J. Rose
Emerald contributor since September 2015


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