Welcome to Cannaba Verum, ancient words meaning "Cannabis Truth".
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This blog is dedicated to the love of science and education, for the betterment of our society and to help lift those who suffer at the hands of hate. My name is Honey Smith Walls, owner of Cannaba Verum, LLC. A small educational Cannabis company in Melbourne, Florida. I plan to interview known business leaders, local legislators, doctors and patients about the history of Cannabis (It's ancient!), the science of Cannabis, the proof that it works, and the politics of Cannabis, where corruption prevails.
There are different kinds of Cannabis, you know. You'll need help choosing the right chemovars. There are different ways to use it, different varieties too but you never have to get high. There are different dosages; every person must find their own dose.
You can consider Cannaba Verum the bridge between Cannabis and community. I want to help my community understand Cannabis so we can begin to heal the innumerable issues our country faces and look forward to a brighter future with new innovations and infrastructure, manufacturing, medicinal therapies, food and beverage industries and so much more! There is a ton to talk about.
I'll be interviewing guests to cover the most important Cannabis issues of the moment. For instance, legislators across the nation are looking at over 1,500 Cannabis bills for the 2020 elections, and early voting starts in 2 weeks.
You may be wondering what my credentials are to bring this information. Realization and clarity hit me about the same time a few years ago. I've spent the last three years deep diving into the history, science and politics of the plant, Cannabis. I am certified by Dustin Sulak, DO as a Cannabis healer, and certified by the University of Colorado Boulder, Technion Institute in Israel, Sativa University in Orlando, Florida. For a complete list of my education, check out the "Bio" section of my website.
I cannot wait to help you understand how this information will apply to you! Even as a legal medicinal substance, Cannabis suffers a terrible reputation from persistent misinformation still prevalent today. But wait until you hear the truth! Let's start with a little local Cannabis truth. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida and all dispensaries comply with strict regulation over contaminant-free products. But finding medical marijuana doctors who actually understand the chemical make-up of the plant and how all 500+ compounds work on the human and animal bodies is something altogether different. There has been no formal training for medical professionals in Cannabis for over 80 years... because of politics! There is a lot to talk about.
I'll share with you some facts and figures.
Approximate annual deaths:
Tobacco - 435,000
Poor Diet and Exercise - 365,000
Alcohol - 85,000
Perscription Drugs - 32,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes - 26,000
Homicide - 20,000
Aspirin - 7,600
Peanut Allergies - 100
Marijuana - 0
Marijuana = Safer than peanuts
I will leave you to think about this information at the end of our introduction to Cannaba Verum and myself, Honey Smith Walls. Thank you for your attention and I hope you will follow along the journey to better understanding and use of Cannabis.