Forward thinking seniors

Octavia Wellness was built with seniors in mind.  Pharma is big.  They medicate all of us and particularly seniors.  We have all seen our Grandparents take multiple pills a day for a variety of ailments including pain.  Cannabis research has been stalled for years because of lobbyists and Conservatives behind the Pharma world.  Change is happening and although many doctors are still anti-Cannabis, we will see that shift over the next decade and that is a good thing.

We are finding out that cannabis can treat so many conditions.  A friend sent me the information below the other day.  There is a lot to learn from this.  This video above shows that some seniors have already figured it out, that using cannabis products vs pharma is making a huge difference in their lives.  I am an investor in Octavia Wellness and I am a big fan of how they are changing the world, one product and one person at a time.

Endocannabinoid system (ECS). This little-known network of receptors and compounds is found in every mammal and maintains the body’s equilibrium — regulating things like sleep, pain, appetite, immune function, reproduction, neurogenesis, and stress.

Think of it like a series of locks and keys throughout your body. The locks (or internal receptors) are everywhere, waiting for their keys (or cannabinoids) to come along.

The key might arrive in the form of an endocannabinoid, produced naturally by the body. On the other hand, it might arrive as a phytocannabinoid (THC or CBD) found naturally in cannabis. Endo- and phytocannabinoids actually stimulate the body in the same way. 

While cannabis has been used for thousands of years, scientists only discovered the endocannabinoid system in 1992. This marked the first time we understood why cannabis works.

Thanks to these advancements, hmbldt formulas are designed with carefully extracted phytocannabinoids (and terpenes) that work with the body’s ECS. And today, the plant remains a safe and effective tool to help treat anything from insomnia to anxiety and epilepsy to PTSD.

Comments (Archived):

  1. JLM

    .Not sure where you get the link between Conservatives and Big Pharma as it relates to marijuana. Doesn’t make sense. Conservatives are in favor of streamlining drug approvals and in creating free market competition amongst Big Pharma. Conservatives want to broaden the availability of generics.Big Pharma is trying to close ranks to keep this from happening.Take a look at this article to see where Big Pharma is putting their money — hint, it’s not with Donald J Trump.…It is insane that an American can buy the same Merck drugs in Canada (Australia, New Zealand, India) — which people attempt to say is illegal — for 22% of what the same drug costs in the US. How do I know that? I do it personally and have for years. I use CanadaDrugCenter — order early and track your packages.As to the efficacy of marijuana as a drug, that horse has been beaten by thousands of studies which conclude it isn’t very good when compared to the efficacy of competitive medicines. Those are simple facts. As a drug, I see no particular political considerations. If it works — demonstrates its efficacy — then it should be used.Doctors have been historically against delivering a medicine in the form of a cancer producing hot smoke into a patient’s lungs for the same reasons why they abhor tobacco smoking. Not a big surprise there?With the cultural and legal acceptance of marijuana — both recreational and medical — the issue, essentially, disappears.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

  2. AMT Editorial Staff

    This post speaks to me in a few ways: 1. Opioids. I had hip replacement at age 44. I was given WAY too many pills. I used 10 of the 70 prescribed. Next replacement, (3 mos later), I specifically asked the pharmacist that the number be reduced. I was told for the most part that the price is same no matter what and take them…I had enough left over to cover several dental surgeries in the next 18 months! I think I still have them. POINT: overprescribing is/was a reality. 2. Advertisements. I recently began watching TV news from 5a to 6a (Morning Joe & Fox & Friends) and wow — it’s very much weighted ot drug/pharma advertising. Combined these events echo what you say above about pharma protecting its business. Super timely.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Get some tinctures. It will be game changing in your recovery

      1. AMT Editorial Staff

        Thank you. I am 3 years past this. Best decision ever. Gave me my active life back. Bikram yoga was always there and I was back in studio 2 weeks post surgery — with precautions. But now I can walk without pain or a limp. A friend said I need to see the new documentary on ballerina Wendy Whelan…

  3. Ella Dyer

    Dear Joanne, Once again you have brought important information to the forefront; I have learned a bit about this industry thanks to a friend of mine (a proven entrepreneur) whom I met via Startup Chicks. I have forwarded your blog to her via email and have encouraged her to reach out to all mentioned in this post. Please keep up the forward thinking, solution seeking example you set for so many. Have a good weekend.

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks Ella.

      1. Ella Dyer

        You’re so welcome. My friend will benefit in current entrepreneurial efforts by following your blog; she is doing some interesting things on the west coast.