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What’s the Buzz? (Part 1)

I would like to share my research and thoughts in regards to determining the differences between each, cannabis a/k/a marijuana (street term), CBD (cannabinoid) and hemp. I decided to do the research for my own benefit, probably because I was a skeptic at first, and would like to share with my readers. I hope you find this blog useful. Any products or items listed on here I have researched or experienced and I will try to list only a few of the top rated products for the convenience of my readers.

Some of us have heard about the benefits and uses, some are curious and some are still not convinced (like my mom), which is what encouraged me to write this blog. I was raised and taught that marijuana is a bad, awful, illegal drug, and like my parents, so many others were raised that way also. But now, we are finding health benefits and many other uses of cannabis, hemp, and CBD that existed for all of those years. Hopefully, we can learn on our own and take a hold of our own health and not the government illegalizing our own earth’s resources that benefit our health. I have taken the leap to test and research in hopes to convince others (and my mom) to also research and to find it’s not so awful and have knowledge and understanding of all the ways it could potentially benefit your health.

Understanding CBD CANNABIS OIL and HEMP SEED OIL

Understanding the difference and the plants they come from between hemp, CBD, and cannabis can get confusing. This is a short version, but should hopefully give you a better understanding.

CBD is typically extracted from the hemp plant or from the cannabis marijuana plant. CBD oil is made from the whole hemp and cannabis plant. CBD hemp oil is not the same as the medicinal beneficial CBD oil. But they both have different health benefits.

Hemp is a cannabis plant, different strains. The stems, seeds and stalk are usually used to make fabric or rope and only the seeds are used to make hemp oil. Hemp seed oil is made only by pressed seeds and does not contain CBD or THC (the ingredient that makes you feel high).

The CBD oil made from hemp is extracted from the mature hemp plant using a variety parts of the hemp plant, the leaves, stem and flower, it has very low THC (below .03%) and high amounts of CBD. Hemp seed oil, CBD oil and CBD hemp oil for the sake of it, have different benefits and purposes.

Cannabis a/k/a marijuana contains both CBD and THC.

THE HEMP PLANT AND MARIJUANA PLANT

Basically the hemp plant which is a cannabis sativa plant contains little or no amounts of THC and higher amounts of CBD, whereas, a marijuana/cannabis Indica plant has more THC and less CBD but more potent CBD. There are many different strains of the hemp plant and there are basically two strains of cannabis, sativa and indica but many different hybrids come from those types. The CBD derived from the marijuana plant is said to be more powerful than that derived from the hemp plant. Although both have many uses and benefits. Not all oils sold are tested for purity so be sure to buy from a reputable company.

“Sativa strains are typically taller, loosely branched and have long, narrow leaves. They are usually grown outdoors and can reach heights of up to 20 feet. Sativa plants typically have higher concentration of CBD enzymes, essentilly causing no mind-altering effect.”

“Indica strains are shorter, densely branched and have wider leaves. They are better suited for growing indoors. Indica plants contain higher THC content, which has an intoxicating effect of causing a “body buzz”.

*Many hybrids of these plants have been developed recently, so it is more important to examine the exact THC level of a plant rather than strictly categorizing them “sativa” or “indica” – www.ministryofhemp.com

Amazingly enough, experts are still researching finding more uses and even more medical benefits that we are still unaware of. Stay tuned: My next blog will be information regarding how it works, the benefits and side effects of each.

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**Disclaimer: Any statements written are true to the best of my knowledge. Any statements written are not intended to cure, or heal any medical conditions and are for informational purposes only. Please consult in a physician before using any products noted on site if you have a medical condition.

Are we all crazy?

Okay don’t answer that (haha), because I believe we are all a little bit crazy. This seemed to be an easier blog to write, maybe because the topic keeps coming up and especially since it has been in more recent news.

We are all born with genes given to us and personalities that grow as we mature. If someone has a gun for hunting its because they do it for sport, (no, I am not a fan, but to each their own) or maybe they need to put food on their table. Others may have a gun because they are protecting their loved ones from bad things or bad people, these people are not considered crazy these are regular everyday people in the world.

There is a small percentage out there who have been given rights to carry firearms and use them in illegal and in horrific ways. Yes, shame on them. Possibly something missing in the brain when born, possibly personality development.

There is absolutely nobody to blame for the people who do these things. Not the parents, teachers, girlfriends/boyfriends, wives/husbands, the world. Blaming will not fix the situation. So instead, let’s think solutions. Solutions that work. Tighter gun control hmm… for who? and punish the responsible gun owners? Maybe the restrictions of being of a certain age and having not been a past violent criminal, yes, but how about ANYONE applying for a gun needs to complete a full psycho evaluation. Sounds simple. But why not?

I’m not saying this is going to solve all of the incidents of massacre because I do believe some incidents could be in fact because someone just snaps, but to me it sounds like its worth a try. Peace & Love

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Safer Student Drivers

 

I know for me its very nerve wracking as a parent to send your child to driving lessons and take them out driving for the first time. I always wondered why there isn’t any clear safety device you can attach to your car to let other drivers know that you are driving with a teen that is learning to drive on their permit. I was glad to find some magnetic decals that you can place on your car with the hope that other drivers will notice and be more cautious of the new driver. student driver sticker (link is if you wish to purchase these decals)  Where I come from, driving school costs approximately $400.00 and without it, the auto insurance is much higher. The least the driving schools could do is include these decals with the price of the tuition.  

 

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My research of a great online bank


So this blog is irrelevant with the site, but I had to share. I began my research of online banking a while back, due to the charges and fees imposed on customers. After comparing other banks, I decided to open an account with Aspiration Online Bank. I am not writing a review for this company, this is just to share awareness to my readers.

Although there were some bad reviews written during a time they were going through some changes. Nerd Wallet has confirmed the issues have been resolved. Overall, cash back on all your debit card purchases. No fees unless you choose to give donation or use their investment accounts.

I use my debit card every single day as I am sure most of us do, so why not get cash back? Savings account rate is @ 2.0% most banks are .05%. Plus, look for special offers that will give you $100 just for signing up. I am happy to share this personal link and give you the same opportunity to better banking. This an offer for referrals which you can receive also, and additional information if you are interested in signing up. https://my.aspiration.com/app/token/referral/8NA1OM3PNN3I1QWN

My previous bank which I still have, is a great local bank, but they do not offer any of this.

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A Parent´s choice

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As parents with children that have learning disabilities we strive to get them the education needed to go through their years of school. My personal experience with this has not been an easy task. It starts before grade school, as a baby, who does not learn to sit up at 5 months or talk by age 2. They go to preschool and early intervention helps them to learn some skills, then kindergarten and parents hear from teachers, “they will be fine”. As each grade passes by, child is still not learning the basics as quickly so they are neurologically tested and diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or other diagnoses and put on IEPś in school to help them. I personally had to change elementary schools. Thankfully in the same district so it helped,  temporarily.

As child gets older you see they are still behind and with meeting after meeting, child is still not at grade level. My child has ADD, has taken medication which she claims does not help her. The Special Ed classes that she is in are with kids that have severe disabilities, which puts her further behind because she is not being challenged to even get to grade level. The teachers ¨baby¨ her and the class because of the students with severe disabilities. The problem: This child can learn and is able to learn but their isn’t anyone that can teach her the way she learns at a slower pace with visual tools etc. 

As her mother I have tried for years to teach her but since I am the mom their is always confiict between us. Not the childhood I would want my child to have,  school and more school everyday.  

Our middle school ends at 8th grade. I requested my child to be retained that year in order to catch up before going into high-school because she was not ready socially or educationally.  She is basically one to two years behind educational and socially wise.  My child also agreed, knowing she was not ready for High School. Other kids were starting to say things to her about why was she in the Special Ed room, which made things worse, and now hating school. I wanted to retain her and have her learn in a regular general classroom. The principal and superintendent denied my request after many meetings.

The principal of the High School does not know my child nor did the superintendent as it was his first year in the school. Not to mention my childś dad passed away that same year between 7th and 8th grade. Do they not understand that must have had some affect on her learning? They told me she would graduate with a ¨certificate” if all else fails.   WHAT! a certificate! No! my child would receive the education to get a High School Diploma, not a certificate. Child is capable. So basically, they will push a child who is capable of earning through each grade until they are out of school. This is absolutely not acceptable. What difference would it be really to them to give the child one more year?

I cannot wrap my head around this. Everyone tells me it affects the ¨score¨ of the school, sorry that is B.S.   I just want my child to learn every grade of school knowing child is capable of doing so. Personally, no parent wishes for child to repeat a grade. I will keep on fighting for my child to receive the proper education. I feel we should be able to make this decision on behalf of our children. We are the ones who know our children best!

 

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Failure of justice system or Dept. of Social Services

People always talk about how awful our justice system is and I have heard this for many years. Now, I have finally witnessed it. As I always try to stay positive about the subjects I write about and I do give a lot of credit to those who are working to truly help our children that are in need of good homes. On that note: Recently, I have witnessed a situation that I do not understand with hopes that my readers will be able to enlighten me on this particular issue.

An infant is removed from home by DSS for very good reasons, both parents are incapable of taking care of infant etc. A family member steps up and makes the decision to be guardians to this infant until one or both parents of the baby can get proper help to get their life together. This family member has a family of their own with two young children.

After about a month of the legal parents not complying to get their infant back which they had rights to see their baby but did not make any effort. The family member that now has guardianship of the infant has been ordered by the court to travel over an hour, 4X a week for the parents of the infant for visitation. So, not only is this family member caring for the infant but now has to travel back and forth an hour each way for visits to the parents who cannot make effort for the sake of their own baby.

The family member who took this infant out of the goodness of their hearts to keep the infant in the family has two young children in school, and in sport activities, which now has completely interrupted their entire schedule and life. Because of this order from the court, it has made it very difficult for the family to help. They cannot possibly drive 4X a week to appease the parents of this infant, parents who willingly gave up their baby. The infant is then placed into a foster home because it is more convenient for the parents? The parents who are not capable to care for and don´t want to care for their infant. How is this fair to the family or to the infant? How is this decision made by the court?

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