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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

4/20 is willies day


today is willies day
its the day we celebrate marijuana day

why is this important more each year
its now legal for recreational use in 18 states plus one more tomorrow is being added new jersey
its also legal for medical use in 37 states
the states and local governments are now making millions and millions of dollars in tax revenue from its sales

its still illegal on the federal level
it marijuana or cannabis is still a schedule one drug
its in the ranking up there with heroin
it shouldnt be

now that good research is being done on the thc and cbd components of cannabis more accurate use of these components have been found

cbd has antiinflammatory properties that helps with inflammatory diseases like arthritis and pain
it may help with slowing down alzheimers disease
cannabis is used for nausea and appetite loss in cancer patients

all the research has been held back for years
now that is becoming more legal the research is advancing faster

i tried cbd since it may help with the inflammatory part of alzheimers disease
it seemed to make my sleep problems worse
it may interact with my aricept or donepezil i take for alzheimers 

i also tried thc and cbd for sleep but it didnt help either 

some folks use it for anxiety and for many of them it controls their anxiety symptoms

here in santa barbara we have i think 3 dispensaries for recreational use and a few dispensaries for medicinal use
the city and county has made millions off the industry for taxes
i think these revenues helped a lot during the pandemic years when tax revenues dropped significantly from other revenue sources like restaurant taxes and hotel taxes etc 

it is now the number one agricultural product in our county

its well regulated maybe over regulated by the different government agencies

they employ a lot of workers

it is a cash business though since banking the money is hard to do
ways are being devised to get around some of the regulations

many of the growers have to pay for things in cash like taxes salaries equipment well for everything

its time
we need to make all of this work better
lift some of the stigma that exists mostly in older folks
the younger generations have lived with cannabis for a long time and accept its use 

i hope willie is singing his old songs somewhere
maybe with snoop dogg
smoking a blunt

i dont think he will get alzheimers if it works against that disease
he has been well treated

enjoy your day today willie

the organicgreen doctor

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