"Welcome, janice. Thanks, monica. It's great to be with you. Janice. You and I have known each other for years now. And when we first met you were the co host of the long running needle makeover moms podcast and then a couple of years ago. You really shifted your practice to providing information about all things cannabis everything from medical marijuana to CBD oil, which we're gonna be talking about today. But I have to ask you kneel makeover mom to cannabis Janice is pretty big league. So what led to this dramatic shift in focus for you? If it was quite a big leaf in nothing that I would have ever expected in my life, but two and a half years ago. My father was suffering some from very severe pain in he had been in pain for quite a while in. He was taking the usual pain. Meds, the doctors give you and had a lot of side effects. He didn't like how they made him feel. He was groggy. He was severely constipated that required a hospital. Stay said to his doctor really is there. Nothing else. We can do for his pain. I said what about medical marijuana now mind, you Monica? I knew nothing about medical marijuana. They teach us that in nutrition school. They don't and even all through college. All my friends were smoking pot. I just wasn't interested. I tried it. Once when I was a senior because I thought I may never get this opportunity. Again, didn't like it never even thought about it again. So when his doctor said, I think that's a great idea. I thought rent row, I better I better do some research. So I did and the more I learned the more. I thought will wait a minute. Why why don't we know about this? Why aren't we promoting this? Because from what I read in learned it has quite a lot of potential for pain management. So got dad certified we went to a dispensary. Got him a vape pen came home. He took a couple of puffs. And then he said, I'm going to go take a nap and he stood up. He said, wow. I said are you dizzy what he said, I'm not in pain. And that was so dramatic to me from him going from ily debilitating pain to having that pain re reduced so dramatically. So right. Then that day, I said, okay. I am changing my career in. I'm going back to school which I did to become a holistic cannabis practitioner in took me about a year. And that's what I've been doing ever since. So we're not talking about medical marijuana today. We're going to be zeroing in specifically on CV oil. But before we start that just help sort out some of the terminology here we have marijuana we have head. We have cannabis. Are these all words for the same thing? Not exactly cannabis marijuana is is a. It's a slang term. I don't use that term marijuana. I used the word cannabis and cannabis has been used for over six thousand years medically and Chinese medicine. It was in doctors kits as they went doing house calls in then it became sort of outlawed or vilified in the early nineteen hundreds. It was in the pharmacopoeia Monica where doctors go to find out about dosing with different medications until nineteen forty two. And then for reasons that we will not give into today, it became vilified in then it became scheduled as a schedule one substance, which means there is no medical benefit and high potential for abuse that's cannabis in general. Okay. So it's on the back burner. People thought of it is just what people would would use to get stoned to get high in then in the late nineteen hundreds. We started discovering more of the medical rediscovering, I should say more of the medical benefits. Of cannabis. Ian, we discovered in nineteen Ninety-two that we have what's called an Indo cannabinoid system in our bodies, all of us even animals have this Endo cannabinoid system that is geared to us and process cannabinoid Canaveral. It's that are found in the cannabis plant in we make two of those on our own so back to back to cannabis is marijuana him is from the same cannabis plant, but hem contains less than point three percent. THC THC is one of the Canaveral in cannabis plant in that's the one that's responsible for that. High feeling the euphoria often the paranoia that some people feel when using canvas so hemp is cannabis with very very little THC. Okay. I have so many questions about CB oil, and I was really glad to have a resource to turn to in you that I knew was going to be able to give evidence base information. However in the interest of transparency, we should say that in addition to counseling patience and health providers on the use of medical marijuana and CBD products. You do also sell CD products through your website. How do you manage that potential conflict of interest? But question, in fact, my intention was never to sell. I never thought I would sell any supplement in when I was doing research. I found out that the FDA did a study and found that seventy percent of the CBD products on the market are mislabeled some of them contain zero CD. So people are looking at this and saying, wow CBD that's expensive. I can sell it and make lots of money in. They are putting out a product that is in. Fear. You're it's it's may not contain CBD it may have contaminants in. So I said to myself while I better find a product that I can recommend. So I worked with an intern for three weeks. And I said fine me a product that. I can that. We know is good quality that I can say to my clients. Listen, this is what you should buy in a product that we found that was high quality, it's organically grown it's broad spectrum which we get into later. Was a company in Colorado. And I said, okay, I'd like to recommend your product. They said, well, we don't sell direct retail. We do white label. So you would have to put your own label on that. And I said, I'm not gonna do that. That's just not what I'm thinking of. But in the end, I said, okay. This is what I will do I hired someone to make labels develop a logo. And then my Janice wellness hemp CBD products were born to that's how I got into it. It was sort of very"
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