The Happy Holistic to Speak and Present Cannabis Oil Therapy Workshop at The Natural Health Solutions Expo at the LAX Marriott, in Los Angeles, CA on December 15th-16th 2018.

November 19th, 2018 (Los Angeles) The Happy Holistic will speak and present a workshop on “Cannabis Oil Therapy for Cancer and 28 Other Conditions” at the Natural Health Solutions Expo to be held at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 15th and 16th, 2018.

The Happy Holistic, aka Kelly Brown, CNHP , is a traditional naturopath, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach and a Digestive Health Specialist certified from the Food Enzyme Institute.  He will present a speech entitled, “The ABC’s of CBD, THC, and Cannabis Oil Therapy for Cancer and 28 Other Conditions” on Saturday, December 15th at 1PM. He will also be conducting a 2-hour workshop on “Cannabis Oil Therapy for Cancer and 28 Other Conditions” on Sunday, December 16th at 3PM. “The speech will cover more of the basics but I will reveal some advanced concepts. The workshop will be for those who really want to use and work with this to help with their own health conditions and for others. We have a connection with trusted local sources that can legally provide cannabis oil to qualified patients. We will go through everything you need to know and no question will go unanswered.  I encourage all those in all forms of healthcare to attend.”

Mr. Brown has studied Cannabis and its medical properties for the last six years and has created practitioner courses in advanced cannabis oil therapy to educate both traditional and alternative health practitioners about the health benefits of cannabis. He has worked with patients for three years using Cannabis, specifically Cannabis Oil, for cancer and multiple neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

“We have found that Cannabis works very effectively for almost all health conditions, both therapeutically and as a preventative, because it improves the effectiveness of the Endocannabinoid System that humans and all advanced life forms possess. This system helps to restore and maintain the body in homeostasis or perfect balance through increased communication between body systems. It’s kind of like the computer in your car – it makes everything work together much more efficiently. Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC and others also kill cancer cells both directly and indirectly as proven by thousands of peer-reviewed PubMed studies and research articles. The most effective form is Cannabis Oil, also known as Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) or “Rick Simpson Oil”, named after the man who popularized its use. We have seen amazing results in practice and we often achieve remission of even Stage 4 cancers.”

The Expo will have speaker events scheduled for each hour of the event. Dr. John Bergman will open the event Saturday morning at 9AM as the Keynote Speaker. Other notable speakers announced to date include Troy Casey, Certified Health Nut; Geronimo Rubio, MD; Dr. Tony O’DonnellCarolyn Gross; Barbara Evans; Ellen Tart-Jensen, Ph.D., D.Sc. C.C.I; Michael Salas, Ph.D.; Carolyn Rowley, Ph.D.; Ron Frank, D.V.M, D.HomJonathan Damonte, RSHom. (NA);  Veronica Bloch; Catie Wyman Norris, CNC, ND; Storm Cole, HHP, CNHP; Keith Morey; John Robbins; Bobbie Rendon, DC; Phil Wilson; Melissa Welles Murphy, and others still to be announced.  There will also be workshops on both days.

There will be many exhibitors of natural health products and services of all types presenting at the Expo for attendees to experience and learn more about. Some exhibit spaces are still available at this date.

Tickets are available now in advance on the expo website for general admission for $20 each day or $30 for both days granting access to speakers and the Exhibit Hall from 10AM to 7PM both days. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Entrance to workshops and receptions will be sold separately. For more information, please visit the website
To contact the Expo regarding info on exhibiting or attending, please contact Melissa Welles Murphy at 562-212-3479 or email at

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Cannabis Oil Therapy class for 28 conditions A-Z

Did you know that cannabis was used for around 100 medical conditions for almost 100 years in the US before it was made illegal due to the hysteria campaign over “marijuana” in the 1930’s? That it is the world’s oldest medicine going back 6,000 years? I’m happy to announce the completion of my latest Cannabis Oil Therapy class which covers 28 conditions (Conditions A-Z).  I will be presenting several pre-clinical PubMed studies for each condition with real-life observational case histories/testimonials for most.  I will also be demonstrating the specific ways in which cannabis helps with each condition.  Cannabis not only helps with symptoms in all cases, numerous studies and case histories demonstrate it can not only slow progression in many of these diseases – in some cases it can actually reverse damage.

Here are a list of conditions covered in the class:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Alzheimer’s
  3. ALS
  4. Muscular Dystrophy
  5. MS
  6. Parkinson’s
  7. Huntington’s
  8. Epilepsy/Seizures
  10. Autism
  11. PTSD
  12. TBI/CTE – head trauma/brain damage
  13. Cognitive function/memory
  14. Gastrointestinal –IBD (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  15. Auto-Immune (Lupus, etc.) Leaky Gut
  16. COPD/Lung Disease
  17. Asthma
  18. Heart Disease
  19. Stroke
  20. Diabetes
  21. Osteoporosis
  22. Glaucoma
  23. Migraine
  24. Fibromyalgia
  25. Sleep Disorders
  26. Arthritis
  27. Pain
  28. Weight loss and gut microbiota (yes it has a positive effect on the probiotics in your gut – which helps to regulate weight (body fat) and boosts metabolism!)

If you don’t see your condition on the list – just wait – there are more coming! When used correctly, there is simply no other medicine that can safely and effectively resolve all of these conditions.

“Cannabis is the single most versatile herbal remedy on Earth. No other single plant contains as wide a range of medically active herbal constituents.” – Dr. Ethan Russo

This is a day long course for practitioners and will include a coursebook of all documentation and information for protocols, etc.  Learn how to use it and explain it to clients, patients, and family members.

There is no rational basis for its listing as a Schedule I Controlled Substance by the DEA, as the definition of having “no accepted medical use and high potential for abuse and lack of accepted safety under medical supervision” does not apply.  The key word above is “accepted” – the medical industry monopoly will not accept it because it threatens the use of pharmaceuticals that only weakly address symptoms while causing underlying damage.  It also threatens the very business model of the medical profession (“sickcare”) as practiced in the US today.

Cannabis has been used medically for 6,000 years and used for many of these same conditions.  There is no known direct death attributed to cannabis during that time.  It is impossible to overdose on cannabis except in a laboratory setting.  It is about as addictive as caffeine or nicotine – not addictive in the physiologic sense such as drugs such as heroin, etc.

This class will be presented as a stand-alone class and also in conjunction with my previous class, Cannabis Oil Therapy for Neoplasm.

For more information on class details and schedule and how to register, please contact me at

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COPAIBA OIL and BCP: The NEXT Cannabinoid (Move over THC and CBD!)

More and more people are becoming aware of the powerful medicinal benefits of cannabis for health and wellness – specifically, THC and CBD – which are the two most well-known and studied compounds in cannabis.  THC and CBD are called cannabinoids and they act upon and affect the Endocannabinoid System in the human body.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) was discovered in 1988.  It has been developed over millions of years and has been found in every animal with a vertebrate, the earliest being the sea squirt 600 million years ago.  It is a complex signaling system that communicates with all the body’s systems to regulate and maintain homeostasis or optimum health.  The ECS consists of at least two types of receptors on cells all throughout the body which activate all kinds of actions. Many researchers are convinced that many diseases are a result of a breakdown or deficiency in this system.  That’s how important it is to health.

Through thousands of PubMed studies, both THC and CBD are now known to assist and complement the ECS and have been demonstrated to be very effective in relieving pain and inflammation and in treating hundreds of diseases, including Epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease – even Cancer.  What many people do not know is that there are other cannabinoids that have also been shown to be very effective in treating health conditions.  Some of these cannabinoids are present in other plants besides cannabis.

Meet the newest cannabinoid: BCP (Beta Caryophyllene)

Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) is a terpene present in cannabis.  A terpene is a molecular compound found in many plants and essential oils which cause the fragrances we associate with them.   Many of the terpenes in cannabis are also very beneficial for health and work in synergy with the cannabinoids to make them even more powerful.

In 2008, researchers discovered that BCP acts directly upon the CB2 Receptor of the Endocannabinoid System.   The CB2 receptor is more present in the immune system – specifically white blood cells.  While THC fits directly into the CB1 receptor like a lock and key, neither THC nor CBD act directly upon CB2 – however, BCP does fit directly into CB2.  Because BCP acts upon CB2 in this fashion, it also activates the ECS – qualifying it as a cannabinoid and making it a worthy complement to THC and CBD and a remedy for many conditions in its own right.

Like CBD – BCP does not get you high like THC – it has no psychoactive effect.

BCP has been demonstrated in many studies to be very effective for the following conditions:

Arthritis, MS, chronic pain and neuropathy, anxiety, depression, insomnia, osteoporosis (increasing bone mass), arteriosclerosis, and epilepsy/seizures.  It may also help prevent diabetes, protect the gut, the vascular system, etc.  It’s also anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.

Because it can reduce brain inflammation and increase antioxidant levels in the brain, studies show it has the potential be very effective in preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, brain damage from stroke, etc. in much the same way cannabis has shown.

It also has demonstrated many of the same anti-cancer properties of cannabis, which I have documented extensively in my course, Cannabis Oil Therapy for Neoplasm.  In the process of researching this material, I discovered that the healing powers of cannabis consisted of much more than just THC and CBD – it was also the terpenes (such as BCP) – that really helped to make the magic happen through synergy.  This is called “The Entourage (or Ensemble) Effect”.

Based on my research, I believe that combining THC and CBD with copaiba oil is more effective for full ECS activation on a preventative and therapeutic basis.

In summary, BCP can do many of the same things THC and CBD do – and it may be more effective in some ways. 

So where is BCP found – and how do we get it?

While BCP is found in cannabis and other oils such as clove, black pepper, hops, and melissa, it is not the best source.  The oil with the highest concentration of BCP by far is from copaiba (CO-PIE-EE-BAH), which is a tree found in the Amazon rainforest of South America.  The sap from the copaiba tree is used to make copaiba oil, an essential oil that has a concentration of about 55% BCP – much more than any other source.

Copaiba oil also has other terpenes and compounds which have health benefits, including alpha-humulene, alpha-copaene, alpha-bergamotene, and beta-bisabolene.  These other terpenes have also been shown to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, appetite suppressant, and pain relieving properties.

Even though it’s been used medicinally for hundreds of years by South Americans, copaiba oil has been relatively unknown in the rest of the world.  It has recently been promoted by essential oil companies such as doTerra, and it has been favorably compared with CBD and its many benefits.

CBD Oil has been heavily marketed, however almost all of what is advertised online and in the public is CBD from hemp – which is not the same thing as CBD from cannabis!  The best form of CBD is derived from cannabis, because it is much cleaner and has much greater concentration of CBD and other cannabinoids than CBD from hemp.

I have many issues with CBD from hemp (specifically lack of cannabinoids, testing, and toxicity) and I don’t recommend it except for several notable exceptions.  The problem with CBD from cannabis is that it is difficult to produce CBD oil from cannabis that doesn’t have more THC than is allowed for general public consumption as a dietary supplement (0.3%), so you still need a medical recommendation.  My other concern is that even though the THC content in CBD oil will not get you high, it can still build up in your system enough so that a person using it on any regular basis could test positive for THC on a drug test.

Copaiba oil offers a great solution for many who can’t access or use THC or CBD for their health conditions.  Because there is no legal prohibition against copaiba (unlike cannabis), it is much more easy to get and use without legal consequence.  It also does not have the stigma of being produced from cannabis and does not impair you or get you high – so it can be used daily without restrictions – except when used in combination with some  medications (please check with your health care professional to be sure).

As a result of my studies into cannabis, I have not only discovered the amazing effects of terpenes – but also of the essential oils that contain them, such as copaiba oil.

I personally recommend doTerra’s copaiba oil, which is a blend of four species of copaiba.  In my experience, doTerra is a quality company with high standards and their essential oils are of the highest quality and effectiveness.

The oil can be used safely and effectively in many ways:  Diffused in the air with a diffuser, applied topically (preferably diluted with a carrier oil), or taken internally in small amounts with caution (remember these are powerful medicines – before using on the skin or internally always consult an aromatherapist for proper usage).  If taking internally, I would prefer sublingual usage (holding under the tongue for about one minute) and taking no more than two to three drops twice daily (unless you have a health condition or acute pain that warrants a greater amount for a limited duration). It can also be combined with other essential oils which can actually increase their effects.  Copaiba oil actually works very well when combined with frankincense oil (boswellia) – which is a tremendously beneficial oil in its own right.

The price at $46.67 for 15ml (about 300 drops) compares very favorably with THC or CBD tinctures which can typically go for $100 to more than $150 per ounce.  If you set up a wholesale account through doTerra (I can show you how), you can get it and other oils for 25% less – plus you get other discounts as well.  Here’s a FAQ link if you have any questions.

If you would like to get more information on copaiba oil, how you can get it, and how you can use it, please contact me by email at  I can get it for you directly or help you set up your own account to order.



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Cannabis Oil Therapy for Neoplasm (aka “Cancer”): A Practitioner’s Guide

After many years of research and study, I will be presenting my first class on the benefits of using Cannabis Oil Therapy for Neoplasm (aka Cancer), which is the second leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • In 1900, only 1 in 20 was diagnosed with cancer.
  • 42.05% of males will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes.
  • 22.62% of those males will die from cancer. (source:
  • 37.58% of females will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes.
  • 19.13% of those females will die from cancer.  (source:
  • In 2017, an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed and about 600,920 people will die from the disease in the United States, according to the annual report by the American Cancer Society.

In July 2015, the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (part of US GOV Dept of HHS) quietly updated its page on cannabis and cannabinoids to state that studies have shown that cannabinoids from cannabis may have demonstrated the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and may even kill them while protecting healthy cells. However, according to them it cannot be claimed to be a treatment for cancer until it has been tested on humans, which would require randomized, controlled double-blind studies – which are currently prohibited since Cannabis is classified as Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act.  This is a classic no-win “Catch-22” scenario.

News Flash NCI – Some of us have been testing it for quite some time now!

I will be presenting a thesis supporting the NCI’s above statement on cannabinoids, defending it with scientific evidence and observational case histories, and arguing that in fact it should be considered a viable option, based on comparison to other available protocols.

I will be presenting the following thesis and defending it with scientific evidence and observational case histories:

The phyto-cannabinoids found in Cannabis, used in the proper form and protocol, have demonstrated a profound ability to kill cancer cells, reduce tumors, and prevent their growth and spread, both directly and indirectly through further activation of The Endocannabinoid System, leading to the remission of neoplasm in advanced stage patients.  This has further applications for use in both the prevention and treatment of neoplasm as a Standard of Care.

Did you know? According to Americans for Safe Access, there have been more than 15,000 modern peer-reviewed scientific articles exploring the pharmacology of Cannabis and its cannabinoids published by medical journals!  Cannabis is perhaps the most potent natural supplement ever discovered – it has been used for health purposes for thousands of years.

This course is designed to give you as health practitioners all the knowledge and tools you will need to speak effectively to your patients and clients about this amazing herb, how to use it for Neoplasm, and why it’s so superior to Chemo or Radiation treatments.

Some of the things you will learn in this all-day course:

  • The hidden history of how it has been used for health for thousands of years
  • The most important scientific studies on Neoplasm by type (Lung, Breast, Colon, etc.)
  • The body’s Endocannabinoid System, how it works, and the many ways that cannabinoids kill cancer cells, reduce tumors, prevent their spread, and can lead to full remission
  • The amazing documented success stories of Cannabis with Stage 4 cancer survivors
  • How Cannabis is effective as a therapeutic protocol and as a preventative
  • How to speak to your clients and patients about Cannabis Therapy
  • Dosing and protocols to use the most effective form of Cannabis: Cannabis Oil
  • The differences between Hemp/CBD oil, Cannabis Oil, THC, CBD, Indica, Sativa, etc.
  • Success stories of remission from a local Cannabis collective with years of experience
  • How to easily get a medical recommendation in minutes online and with privacy
  • How to get local and immediate access to safe, lab-tested Cannabis Oil for your practice

This is all-day course and includes a Practitioner’s Guidebook.

For more information on details and locations of upcoming classes, please contact me at

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A Biochemist Cancer Survivor Explains How Cannabis KILLS Cancer!

I’m often asked how cannabis kills cancer.  If you’ve ever wondered just how cannabis (more specifically the cannabinoids in cannabis) actually kills cancer and puts it into remission, this article will explain the process in detail.

There are at least 85 cannabinoids in cannabis.  Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis.  Most people are aware of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the one and only cannabinoid that is psychoactive – it makes you feel “high”.  Another well-known and studied cannabinoid is CBD (Cannabidiol), which is NOT psychoactive, but has become highly celebrated for its effectiveness with epilepsy and in dramatically reducing seizures.

Both THC and CBD are necessary to remedy critical health conditions such as Cancer. Both compounds help kill cancer cells in different ways.  THC primarily induces apoptosis, or the programmed death of cancer cells, which do not die like regular cells but instead form tumors. CBD kills cancer cells by another method and also inhibits angiogenesis, a chemical process which results in the growth of new blood vessels which feed tumors.

I’ll let a biochemist and cancer survivor explain in detail. Dennis Hill had Stage 4 Prostate Cancer and put it into remission using Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) – which I can make available to you.   His article and video follows.

How Cannabinoids Kill Cancer – Dennis Hill

This brief survey touches lightly on a few essential concepts. Mostly I would like to leave you with an appreciation that nature has designed the perfect medicine that fits exactly with our own immune system of receptors and signaling metabolites to provide rapid and complete immune response for systemic integrity and metabolic homeostasis.

~Dennis Hill

How It Works (Abstract)

There is a plentiful supply of research articles and personal testaments that show the efficacy of cannabis effecting cancer remission. However, only a few points to the mechanism by which the cancer cells die. To understand this better we need to know what metabolic processes provide life to the cells.

There are two structures in most cells that sustain life; one is the mitochondria, and the other is the endoplasmic reticulum. The mitochondria primarily produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) that provides the necessary energy. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a loosely bound envelope around the cell nucleus that synthesizes metabolites and proteins directed by the nuclear DNA that nourish and sustain the cell.

Let us look first at tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and observe that THC is a natural fit for the CB1 cannabinoid receptor on the cancer cell surface. When THC hits the receptor, the cell generates ceramide that disrupts the mitochondria, closing off energy for the cell.

Disruption of the mitochondria releases cytochrome c and reactive oxygen species into the cytosol, hastening cell death. It is notable that this process is specific to cancer cells. Healthy cells have no reaction to THC at the CB1 receptor. The increase in ceramide also disrupts calcium metabolism in the mitochondria, completing the demise to cell death.

The other cannabinoid we know is effective in killing cancer cells is cannabidiol (CBD). The primary job of CBD in the cancer cell is to disrupt the endoplasmic reticulum through wrecking of the calcium metabolism, pushing calcium into the cytosol. This always results in cell death. Another pathway for CBD to effect cancer cell death is the Caspase Cascade, which breaks down proteins and peptides in the cell. When this happens the cell cannot survive. Again, these processes are specific to cancer cells, no normal cells are affected.


  1. The Journal of Neuroscience, February 18, 2009 • 29(7):2053–2063 • 2053

Cannabidiol Targets Mitochondria to Regulate Intracellular Calcium Levels.

Duncan Ryan, Alison J. Drysdale, Carlos Lafourcade, Roger G. Pertwee, and Bettina Platt.

School of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, United Kingdom.

  1. Mol Cancer Ther July 2011 10; 1161

Cannabidiol Induces Programmed Cell Death in Breast Cancer Cells by Coordinating the Cross-talk between Apoptosis and Autophagy

Ashutosh ShrivastavaPaula M. KuzontkoskiJerome E. Groopman, and Anil Prasad.

Division of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.



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You Don’t Have To Be Afraid of Medical Marijuana Anymore!

Perhaps the single biggest reason that more people do not choose to use medical marijuana (cannabis) is the fear that they will somehow be found out – and they will lose their job, their license, the respect of their family and friends, or some standing within their church or community.  They are afraid that if they become a legal user, there is a list or database somewhere that someone can get access to or that can be hacked and exposed to others. They are afraid to use a legal process to gain access to a natural healing substance that can support and improve their health and quality of life.

While I myself have a deep suspicion of the government and its many violations of our privacy, as this article will demonstrate, these fears and myths are unfounded.

Many Americans are aware that if they live in a state with medical marijuana laws, and if they get a doctor’s recommendation,  they are legally allowed to use medical marijuana (or cannabis) for their qualifying medical condition(s). In California, under The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (Prop. 215), these conditions can include anything from Cancer to Alzheimer’s Disease to chronic pain, depression, or insomnia.

Q.  What does it take to get a Medical Marijuana Doctor’s Recommendation and/or Card?

A. You will need to get a valid recommendation from a doctor licensed in the State of California (or your own state) for your qualifying medical condition.  You will also need to provide a state-issued ID (Driver’s License or State ID Card) to prove your identity. If you need a list of doctors in your area, you can contact me and I can provide you with one – or you can now get your rec online!

Q. What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A.  In California, these medical conditions include:





Chronic Pain




Persistent Muscle Spasms

Severe Nausea


Any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been “deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician”  (source:

You can look up your own state’s condition list here:

Q. How long does it take to get a doctor’s recommendation?

A.  Wait times are minimal to get an appointment to see a doctor – in most cases you can just walk in. Typically, the office visit takes no longer than 30 to 45 minutes.   HelloMD claims it only takes 20 minutes to apply for a recommendation through them.

Q. Do I have to go to a doctor’s office to get a recommendation?

A.  Not anymore.  Through HelloMD, you can now get a recommendation online through a video conference with a doctor. Telehealth is legal in California – but not in all states. Some states require a personal visit with a doctor.

From the Medical Board of CA’s website:

“Telehealth (previously called telemedicine) is seen as a tool in medical practice, not a separate form of medicine. There are no legal prohibitions to using technology in the practice of medicine, as long as the practice is done by a California licensed physician.”

“Physicians are held to the same standard of care, and retain the same responsibilities of providing informed consent, ensuring the privacy of medical information, and any other duties associated with practicing medicine regardless of whether they are practicing via telehealth or face-to-face, in-person visits.”

The price is also attractive: only $49 for one year, which includes your recommendation and card mailed to you.

I have not used this service, but it has been very well reviewed by online users and favorably written up in several publications. Many of the so-called “420 doctors” also use Skype for your visit. 

Q.  How much does a typical doctor’s recommendation cost?

A.  This will vary by doctor, but the current average rate for a doctor’s appointment and recommendation in California runs about $60 to $80 for one year, with renewals yearly usually about half of that. A card with your picture will typically cost you an additional $10 to $20. It’s cheaper online with HelloMD. This cost isn’t covered by medical insurance – and you will usually need to pay cash.

Q.  After I get my recommendation and/or card, what happens to my medical record?

A. Your medical record, like all your medical records, is kept on file with your doctor and is protected by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which protects medical privacy by all those involved, including your doctor. There are strict penalties for HIPAA violations and healthcare companies pay millions each year to ensure compliance from all of their providers.  These records are also protected by doctor/patient relationship and they can’t be released except by your written permission or a subpoena or court order.  Your medical record and your doctor’s recommendation are not sent to any governmental agency.  Your recommendation number verification information is stored privately (not with the state) and separately online.

Q.  Even though my records are protected by law, can’t someone get access to the records database, share it with other agencies or employers, or hack into it and release records?  What about background checks by employers?

A.  There is no database identifying medical marijuana patients by name!  The only record in any database consists of your recommendation number, your initials, the name of your doctor, the date of issue, and its expiration date.  In California, if you choose to get a state-issued Medical Marijuana Card (which is not required and is an additional cost), you will be entered into a county database which will include your recommendation number, photo and expiration date – but not your name or address.  Current background checks are not going to be able to access these records.

Q.  What if my dispensary or collective gets raided by the DEA?

While dispensaries are still being raided at times, according to NORML, a patient has never been arrested as a result of these raids. 

Q.  How can I verify what you’re stating is true about my records and how do I look up my own recommendation?

A. Here is a definitive statement from NORML. Here is an article referencing the opinion of two cannabis lawyers on the subject. As for recommendations, they are verified online or by phone. Go to  or the website that will be listed on your recommendation – or someone else’s.   If you type in your rec number, your name and address are not listed – only your initials, doctor name, date of issue, and expiration date. There are various other websites that exist to verify recommendations in the same way.

Q.  After I get my rec, how do I get medical cannabis?

A.  You will need to find and go to a legal storefront dispensary or join a collective.  Some areas, such as Long Beach, California, used to have dispensaries but they have all been regulated out of existence.  There are also some mobile delivery services, but they are not legal in some places.  You are allowed to grow your own cannabis plants in many municipalities.

One alternative is to join a collective, which is a non-profit organized to legally operate under the law and provide cannabis to medical cannabis patients.  Cannabis oil is the best and healthiest method of using cannabis.  Also, if you are afraid of getting high from THC, you can try CBD (non-psychoactive), gradually increase dosage, or try suppositories (which reduce the high) – there are many solutions.  I can introduce you to a collective which provides cannabis oil and lab tests all of its cannabis products for purity and safety and will work with you to provide the best remedy for your condition.

Q. Can I still be arrested for having and using medical marijuana?

A.  Yes, you can still be arrested, because marijuana is not legal UNLESS you have a valid medical recommendation.  Because of this fact, it would be wise for anyone with a recommendation to keep a copy of it or a card (or a digital copy on their phone) on their person at all times.  With the recommendation number, law enforcement can verify if your rec is valid.  Unless you live in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, or Alaska, the ONLY way to legally smoke or consume marijuana is to become a medical marijuana patient.

Q.  Can I lose my job by using medical marijuana?

A.  Yes.  Currently you are not by protected from employer policies regarding the use of marijuana, even if you have a valid recommendation and you only use on your own time.  There is currently no protection for employees in most states including California.  In Arizona, patients who are drug tested are protected from retribution by law as long as they are not using on the job and it doesn’t  interfere with their job.  If you work at a job that mandates drug testing, your only protection is to test negative, and marijuana can take up to 60 days to fully leave your system.

Q. Does it really matter if I don’t get a medical marijuana card?  Can’t I just keep on using anyway? Aren’t the police not prosecuting anymore? Isn’t it going to be legal in California after the elections this year?

A.  If you choose to keep using, you are still using illegally and are subject to prosecution under state law except in the four states it is fully legalized.  While law enforcement may no longer be actively going after users, they can still prosecute you if you are caught with it on your person or in your car.  While cannabis may be legalized in California if a ballot initiative can get enough signatures to qualify, it will still have to get a majority of the vote and be implemented.  No one can take any of this for granted. Currently, none of the remaining four ballot initiatives have gotten enough signatures to qualify.

You also won’t know what’s in your weed! With dispensaries and collectives, you have access to all kinds of products – hundreds of strains, vapes, edibles, salves, etc – and many of these are now lab-tested for content, purity, pesticides, chemicals, and other drugs.  When you buy on the street, you don’t know what you might get.

If you really want to support your right (and everyone else’s basic human right) to natural medicine that has amazing healing powers we’re only still learning about – then you should stand up, go through the process, become legal, and protect yourself.  The more people we can get to do this, the stronger the movement for natural health freedom will become.

Q.  Is there any other way someone could find out?

A.   Not unless  A:) You tell them, B:) You post it on Facebook (“Hi Mom, look what I just did!”), C:) Someone follows you to the clinic, or D:) You have 3 pizzas delivered to your house every night.

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KappArest: Supercharge your Turmeric (curcumin) for pain relief and health benefits!

Turmeric has recently been discovered by many studies as being as effective as 14 pharmaceutical drugs, as well as having anti-cancer properties and no side-effects.  Used for thousands of years in Indian cuisine, Turmeric is a great health additive to your meals.  Since Turmeric is a root and can absorb and concentrate heavy metals and toxins in the soil, you should only get organic or wild-crafted versions when buying.

Turmeric’s use in traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurvedic) goes back 5,000 years, and there have been 3,000 preclinical studies conducted on its health benefits. 

Curcumin, the primary active component is turmeric is even more effective when concentrated and combined with other synergistic extracts such as Boswellia and Ginger.  Curcumin also isn’t absorbed very well into the bloodstream, so adding Bioperine (an extract of Black Pepper) helps to increase absorption by nearly 2000%!  Studies have shown curcumin to be very effective with pain, arthritis, high cholesterol, numerous forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Dysfunction, and cardiovascular issues, among others.

Do you need something to help you cope with pain and inflammation? Inflammation is one of the primary causes of critical health challenges. KappArest can be immediately effective and replace harmful NSAIDs such as Tylenol, Advil, or other toxic prescription painkillers.  KappArest is a premier anti-aging supplement and is highly recommended for anyone over 40 years old.

KappArest™ is a proprietary formula designed to downregulate inflammatory pathways, primarily through the inhibition of NF-kappaB, a molecule inside each cell. Many disease conditions are associated with inappropriate activation of nuclear transcription factor kappaB (NF-KappaB). The modulation of NF-KappaB has become a major therapeutic goal in the management of a wide range of illnesses. KappArest™ supplies a broad array of antioxidants and phytonutrient components, demonstrated to suppress the activation of NF-kappaB, and associated kinases, including AP-1. Seven of the eight ingredients have documented activity in suppressing NF-KappaB. Phytolens, a Biotics’ patented extract from lentil, has also demonstrated broad antioxidant properties, and displays potent free radical scavenging ability, resulting in marked benefits on the inflammatory process.

Here is a detailed explanation by product formulator Alex Vasquez BS, DC, ND of NF-kappaB and how nutritional supplements can help inhibit its effects.

KappArest includes Curcuminoids (from tumeric rhizome) (extract), Boswellia, Propolis, Green Tea, Ginger, Rosemary, Celery, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Trans-resveratrol, Phytolens®, and Bioperine®.  Curcumin combines synergistically very well with Boswellia and Ginger and the other extracts included here – and the Bioperine helps your body absorb these substances and deliver them to your cells.

A good anti-inflammatory diet, high-quality Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin D-3 are also crucial to alleviating pain and inflammation.  I can help provide you with all of these as well.

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