Hello and welcome to the medical pot guide podcast, newsletter & website…YOUR connection to the people who are making the news on the front lines in the world of medical cannabis.
My Name is Jim Jensen and I will be your host.. You may know me from the Essential Boomer Podcast which has been going strong since May of 2015. It has been, and still is, my mission in that podcast to provide accurate, timely and important information that is of particular interest to us baby boomers.
My new podcast, the medical pot guide, is the result of a single interview that I did last year for The Essential Boomer. In episode 42, I had a fascinating and life-changing conversation with Amanda Reiman, manager of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance. Amanda is one of the world’s leading experts on cannabis. In that interview, I learned about how medical cannabis has successfully treated many people dealing with a myriad of chronic conditions, such as migraine, chronic pain, neuropathy, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Crones disease, and cancer… and this is without the terrible side effects that are so common with the pharmaceuticals that are typically prescribed for these same conditions.
But….there millions of people out there, who are suffering, who could really benefit from medical cannabis, yet sadly, many of them are unaware of these benefits. Many more are either afraid of cannabis or strongly biased against using it due to misguided beliefs formed from decades of mis-information and outright lies coming from the government and the medical community, spawned by the self-perpetuating interests of the pharmaceutical industry…. And tragically, many more people are living in states where they can send people to prison for trying medical cannabis to relieve their pain. In fact, according to the FBI’s Annual Uniform Crime Report, roughly 750,000 people are arrested for marijuana each year, the vast majority of them for simple possession, with racial minorities over-represented.
This is why I have decided to dedicate my time and resources to spread the word about the known benefits and enormous potential of medical cannabis by having the people who know share their knowledge and experience with you. In The Medical Pot Guide podcast I will be talking with doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of cannabis as well as people sharing their own stories about how medical cannabis has changed their lives.
My sincere hope is that like me, you will realize the true potential of medical cannabis and share this valuable and important information with your family and friends. We all have family, loved ones and friends who could truly benefit from it.
Are you presently using medical cannabis to help with your pain? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Sharing your experiences will go a long way to encourage others to try medical cannabis as a first resort, instead of a last.
I’d also like to hear from you if you have questions, concerns or if you are adamantly opposed to medicinal cannabis. Keeping an open, respectful dialogue is how we will all grow and learn from each other.
So please contact me via email or voicemail by clicking on the SEND VOICEMAIL icon located at the right of every page of this website.
And I will also be featuring some great original music from some incredible bands on each and every podcast.
So…come grow with me and be sure to subscribe to my podcast so that you don’t miss any future episodes. So until next time… My name is Jim Jensen… and Keep on rocking my friends!