Industrial hemp is the legal cousin to medical marijuana. While legal in all 50 states, it has not been legal to grow in the United States for decades. It has to be imported then processed into the products noted below. Here’s a little summary of the possibilities:
As it turns out, the cannabinoid, CBD (cannibidiol), has tremendous health benefits for persons struggling with serious medical challenges. Who knew that a plant grown with only trace amounts of THC (the compound that creates the high in marijuana, a different type of cannabis) could help so many? This is not medical marijuana. For the medically minded, here’s a Scientific Review of the literature on the medical benefits of cannibis including high CBD oil. To continue the discussion, “Like” the “Seizure Free Zone” page on Facebook and let’s chat!
So why am I so fascinated by high CBD hemp oil? Well just last night in the middle of a wretched flare up of seizure attacks (brought on by unknowing noxious fragrances of house guests) about 30 drops stopped the episode. Since the exposure would not end until morning, my husband and I did the best we could to get me through the night when the tic attacks re-flared thereafter with less intensity. In the past I would have endured a hellish night: all night long with no relief. While I would prefer to be cured with this substance, I know that it will not be that easy. There are methylation and biotoxin illness issues yet to be resolved; gratefully I’ll be seeing some doctors in a new clinic to address them very soon. Usually a new treatment creates convulsions for me. That has not happened here. Where would I be if I had nothing at all to arm myself in this battle? More living hell indeed.
I am grateful to the Lord for any relief at this time. The overall pattern of suffering is broken. The Lord is at work even in this confusing situation. To say more about that might sound like I know what the Lord is up to so I won’t because I’m not quite sure! Faith in the promises of the Lord, Jesus Christ will sustain me. Let’s just say this that I am reasonably at peace in this recent situation and am grateful for the endurance granted to get myself to the appointment on Monday! Others have had life-changing experiences with new treatments such as CBD. My prayer is that any of the episodes of my life not be wasted and if it is the Lord’s will, I will be healed. Everything is usually not resolved overnight anyways . . . unless there is a miracle.
My miracle happened decades ago when I found hope in Jesus. I would be dead in my sins today if He had not called me to his throne of grace. That is more important than my health. Perhaps, Gentle Reader, He can be of some importance to you too? What good will it do to gain our health and lose the battle for our souls? We won’t always be here battling the trials of living in a fallen world. Someday we will die. The Bible tells us that the decisions we made during our lifetimes will determine what will happen after our lives are over. I’m holding out for the party in heaven, free of pain and suffering. I can say that with confidence having believed the truths of Proverbs 3:5-6, John 3:16, and John 14:6. This suffering is temporary. I am not home yet. When I am home, all suffering of every kind will be over. Cool beans, man.
In the meantime I share a tool that may be of interest to you. But make no mistake, nothing is more important than the eternal question. If you stop with the first and never get to the second then this blog is of no value to you. “Hope beyond” is about looking beyond what we can see to that in which we can believe without a shadow of doubt. If you would like to have the confidence that your life is in the hands of the God whose thoughts of love and compassion towards you exceeds the grains of sand on the earth (Psalm 129:18), then I invite you to humble yourself and cry out to Him today. He is waiting to hold your cares, your tears in the palm of His gentle hands . . .