October 2014

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The Snubbz Smoke Silencer Review

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When smoking cannabis, being subtle about your usage in public places can be problematic — especially if you live in an area that still has stringent laws against the use of cannabis.  When you travel away from home, this issue intensifies tenfold.

snubbz differenceSuffering from lyme disease, I consume cannabis just to eat, sleep, and get through the nerve pain each and every day. I can not stop taking medical cannabis just because I am traveling or in a public setting that requires me to be there for long periods of time. Because of this, I am always looking for new products that can help keep me out of trouble, but aid in my medical routine.

 

When it comes to a discreet medication, smoking cannabis is the least inconspicuous consumption method (compared to tinctures, pills, edibles, etc).  As anyone who’s been around a pot smoker knows, cannabis has a strong, pungent aroma that can fill any-size room rather quickly. It can pass up air vents to “disturb” nearby neighbors or get latched to the fibers of clothing, carpeting, and even the walls.

What is the Snubbz Smoke Silencer?

The smoke silencer by Snubbz is a device that allows you to enjoy an odorless, smokeless, stress-free session. It comes with a ‘cherry topper’ attachment that you hold down tightly to the bowl for ten seconds after each hit to cover the smoke from being released.

 

You then exhale into the Snubbz smoke silencer pouch, which acts as a filter releasing only clean air.  Your biggest issue will be making sure that you have a place to put things down and pick them up during your process.  You are holding a packed bowl, a lighting mechanism, the pouch, and the cherry topper. It may be wise to do this sitting in front of a desk and to plan for a moment before beginning, depending on how discreet you wish to be.

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Smoke is stealthy and you’ll have to do your part by properly placing the cherry topper over the entire open spoon, clearing the bowl before setting it down so it doesn’t sneak out the carb or mouthpiece, and carefully closing your lips around the mouthpiece of the pouch to ensure no smoke seeping out the corner of your mouth into the room.  You then lift off the ‘cherry topper’ inhaling any remaining smoke and exhale out into the Snubbz pouch.  I noticed the tiniest bits of smoke escape out the carb cap and a little out the sides of my mouth my first attempt, but the guest I was sharing the room with didn’t take notice at any part of our stay.

My Experience With The Snubbz Smoke Silencer

The Snubbz pouch is estimated to hold approximately 200 hits depending the size of your exhalations.   The cherry topper is formulated to withstand heat up to 450 degrees F, leaving you no worries about melting silicone to the top of your bowl. The cherry topper can be cleaned with alcohol and Q-tips to remove any residue.  No remnants of any cannabis leaves you free and clear to travel at ease.

 

For those who want maximum discreetness, the Snubbz team includes stickers for you to cover the front and back sides of the smoke silencer’s pouch.  Once the pack becomes difficult to exhale into, it’s time for a new pouch.  I used it during my whole trip and it’s still going strong!

 

The customs agents did ask me what the Snubbz was on my way into Canada, but they didn’t confiscate it or interrogate me further.  As far as smoking accoutrement goes, this is a tool intended to keep you out of trouble and give you greater control of your smoking desires.  If you would like a visual tutorial, there are various videos on YouTube that demonstrate the Snubbz smoke silencer in action.

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLAIMER – These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Nice Patients Finish Last: Fight For Your Rights

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Nice Patients Finish Last: Fight For Your Rights
 

When society at large admits to seeing the worst of our medical system, we have got a serious problem.  This time the cry of help is coming from the families that are trying to treat their loved one’s conditions without cannabis, unsuccessfully. For them, the potential benefits of medical marijuana far outweigh the risks associated with the harmful traditional treatment options they are currently being prescribed by doctors & physicians.

The parents of children with epilepsy have it worst of all. With reports of families fleeing their home-state at a rapid pace to MMJ-friendly states like Colorado. Patient-refuge tales like Landon’s story and Mykala’s story give us a glimpse into a world that so many families are forced to face.

State Lines Shouldn’t Limit Access To Medical Marijuana

The epilepsy drugs approved by the FDA all come with a slew of long and short term side effects, some causing permanent damage to one’s body.  Many children are prescribed multiple medications, leaving their parents with an unrecognizable zombie, in the form of their child.  According to recent research, medical cannabis has been proving to decrease these seizures, helping epileptic children wean off harmful (sometimes addictive) prescription drugs, and get them back to doing what they should be doing: being kids.

cannabis curesJuicing cannabis has shown amazing promise when it comes to decreasing seizures, with absolutely no negative side effects.  However, accessing live cannabis plants is an obstacle most Americans face, especially parents of ill children. Even if money wasn’t an issue (which it is), there just isn’t a place for people to go to juice cannabis regularly, at least in California.

Without consistent access to quality cannabis oil, patients cannot begin the process of removing current FDA approved medications from their daily regiment, without a reliable alternative set in place.  These families live in constant fear of running out of medicine, as for many, medical cannabis is the only thing that works for them.

Finding A Quality Cannabis Doctor / Qualified Physician

The sudden removal of medication is not recommended, by any doctor, and the process must be carefully overseen by a qualified physician. To get the best care, you may want to do a search for references and find someone with extensive experience in the industry, such as Dr. Bonni Goldstein, a Los Angeles based cannabis-friendly doctor.

Finding a cannabis literate doctor is a challenge enough, before you even get to the medicine.  This long list of complications is causing families to uproot their lives and relocate in hope of a better future.

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South Carolina Girl Gets First Dose Of Cannabis Oil To Help Treat Her Seizures

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South Carolina Girl Gets First Dose Of Cannabis Oil To Help Treat Her Seizures
 

A six-year old South Carolinian girl, Mary Louise, is suffering from pediatric epilepsy. Fortunately, she lives in a state where she can access cannabis in oil form. This is her story.

CBD Dominant Cannabis Oil As A Seizure Treatment

Given the justifiable concerns around getting children “high,” lawmakers in many other states are taking extra precautions in crafting legalization statutes. In effect, many state politicians are opting to only legalize CBD (cannabidiol), the cannabinoid they feel they can “trust,” a definite step in the wrong direction after multiple studies have proven that the entourage effect of cannabinoids plays a significant role in the efficacy of cannabis as a viable treatment.

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In fact, scientists are actively experimenting with different ratios of cannabinoids to see which ratios are ideal for treating specific conditions. It’s important not to think of CBD as the only medicinal cannabinoid, as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and the other many cannabinoids also have many medicinal properties as well.

 

As such cannabis oil is quickly climbing the charts as the most effective (and least harmful) treatment option for patients suffering from pediatric epilepsy.  Many parents with children suffering from pediatric epilepsy are now turning to cannabis oil in an effort to save their children from the damage caused by seizures, and the adverse long-term/short-term side effects of the pharmaceuticals they are otherwise relegated to use for treatment.

 

It’s gotten so bad, families living in states where cannabis is still illegal are being forced to stop their lives and relocate to cannabis-friendly states like Colorado, where they can legally access a cure for their loved ones.

Mary Experienced An 81% Decrease In Epileptic Symptoms

Having said that, South Carolina passed their CBD-only law for epileptic children in March 2014, and those children are finally getting access to some of the medicine they need. Mary Louise’s mother, Jill Swing, spoke with The Island Packet of Hilton Head on her daughter’s progress.  Before Mary Louise began treatment, Swing says her daughter was suffering more than 100 seizures during a 45-minute therapy session.

 

After her first dose of CBD oil, her seizures dropped to 19 during a similar session. That’s an 81% decrease in symptoms; a dramatic improvement in her condition.

 

Formerly, Mary Louise was known as a quiet child, but now she is coming out of her shell and talking up a storm.  Cannabis can give people their lives back.  Children, most of all, deserve a fighting chance at a healthy and happy life.  As adults, it’s our responsibility to provide them with that opportunity.  Why would we limit a child’s potential by depriving them of the plant that can cure their condition without harm?

 

With cases like Landon‘s and Charlotte‘s, the world is finally opening its arms up and looking at the bigger picture.  These two children have turned to cannabis, Charlotte to treat pediatric epilepsy, Landon to treat acute lymphoblastic Leukemia.  These children’s families had to go against the advice of their traditional doctors, opting to refuse chemotherapy, and to use cannabis oil solely instead.  Both children have experienced amazing improvement and continue to change the impression of medical marijuana across America daily. Lives could be saved and improved, permanent damage prevented, and families restored.

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