The One Minute Cannabist, Integrative Veterinary Care Announce Strategic Partnership Aimed at Elevating Awareness for Safe Cannabis Use in Pets

  • Alliance Aims to Bridge the Gap Between Veterinarians, Pet Parents and Cannabis Products

The One Minute Cannabist (OMC), a leading consumer-focused cannabis education center and Integrative Veterinary Care (IVC), a holistic veterinary practice, today announced a unique alliance to bridge the gap between the veterinarian, the pet parent and the multitude of CBD and cannabis products available.

The partnership will provide those seeking alternative approaches to their pet’s health with all-encompassing service options, including cannabis. OMC’s experienced team and programs will dovetail into Integrative Veterinary Care’s holistic approach to veterinary care providing new options and ideas, while further enhancing pet patient care.

Integrative Veterinary Care maintains the veterinarian patient-client relationship, provides veterinary medical services and recommends the use of cannabis compounds where appropriate. One Minute Cannabist’s certified cannabis specialists and CBD experts provide specific information about how cannabis works with the physiology of the animal, suggests products types, guides purchase options and provides best practice dosing strategies for maximum safety and effectiveness based on years of research and work with humans and pets.

“We are thrilled to partner with One Minute Cannabist in their mission to deliver accurate and easy to understand information about cannabis and its use for pets,” said Dr. Katie Kangas, DVM and owner of Integrative Veterinary Care. “In our practice, we focus on preventative health and supporting natural healing or wellness through many holistic options in combination with traditional veterinary medicine. Our clients are asking about cannabis and as our team continues to learn and we await the final rules from CVMB, we are confident in OMCs unique approach and are certain the pets we serve will benefit from our partnership.”

“We are constantly looking for ways to reach people who want to learn about cannabis. This partnership is perfect for pet parents wanting to try cannabinoid therapies, but aren’t sure how to go about it. Cannabis is a natural addition to Integrative Veterinary Care’s breadth of alternative therapies,” said Robbin Lynn, CCS and co-owner of One Minute Cannabist. “Together, as the regulations unfold, we expect to incorporate a range of new ideas, services and product offerings which will ultimately enhance the lives of pets and their humans, not just in San Diego county, but across the nation.”

The partnership comes at a time of growing acceptance of the cannabis plant across the nation both for humans and pets. On September 27, 2018, Governor Brown signed AB2215, which made it legal for veterinarians to discuss cannabinoid therapies with their patients. This is the first time in California since 1937 that veterinarians may discuss cannabis without fear of having their licenses suspended or revoked. It is anticipated that it will be a full year before the California Veterinary Medical Board (CVMB) develops the guidelines under which veterinarians may operate with respect to cannabis. This leaves those seeking guidance with few options as many veterinarians will first need to become educated on the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid therapies, products and best practices for use.

Integrative Veterinary Care is hosting an open house and pet fair on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at their new brand office located at 11189 Sorrento Valley Rd #105, San Diego, CA 92121. The public is encouraged to visit from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and learn more.

Clients of Integrative Veterinary Care may schedule a private cannabis pet consultation with a certified cannabis specialist from One Minute Cannabist at the IVC office in Sorrento Valley, the OMC office in Oceanside or by on-line video conference/phone. One Minute Cannabist also offers a Cannabis for Pets Workshop. Interested pet parents may sign up at oneminutecannabist.com or call 760-760-2020 for more information.

About One Minute Cannabist

One Minute Cannabist Education Center bridges the gap between the person who wants to try cannabis and the dispensary. Founded by Terry and Robbin Lynn, industry veterans and Certified Cannabis Specialists, they specialize in helping people understand and navigate all the latest methods for realizing the maximum benefits the cannabis plant offers. The pair realizes that the lines of medicinal and recreational cannabis use have been greatly blurred over the last two decades and that people are confused and often scared. They’ve made it their mission to change the perception of those who choose to use cannabis, help people understand and move past the negative societal stigma, and elevate the people and the industry through educational workshops, conferences and private consultations.

For more information, please visit oneminutecannabist.com

About Integrative Veterinary Care

Integrative Veterinary Care was founded by Dr. Katie Kangas, DVM with the vision to provide a positive environment where pets and their people could receive the care, support and education to promote a higher quality of life for all. IVC focuses on preventative health and natural healing or wellness through many holistic options, which can effectively complement conventional veterinary medicine. The team at IVC provides services such as nutrition therapy, functional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, cancer support, immune disease and allergy conditions, massage therapy, ozone therapy, essential oil therapy, energy healing and more.

For more information, please visit intvetcare.com

The One Minute Cannabist Announces Expanded Educational Programs

Consumer Cannabis Education Center Delivers Accurate and Comprehensive Information Through Innovative and Timely Workshops, Conferences and Personal Consultation


OCEANSIDE, Calif., January 7, 2019
— One Minute Cannabist (OMC, oneminutecannabist.com), a consumer-focused cannabis education center, is pleased to announce the expansion of its program offerings for 2019. In addition to hosting live workshops and conferences at their Oceanside, California headquarters, learners across the nation may now join live workshops from the comfort of their home or office via interactive live webinar, learn via on-demand webinars or schedule private consultations to address their specific needs.

Driven by a passion to provide accurate and comprehensive information to consumers and those working in the industry about the positive benefits of responsible cannabis use, One Minute Cannabist Education Center focuses on the therapeutic properties & use of the plant for effective results, history of cannabis as medicine and helping people move past the stigma by dispelling decades of misinformation in an intimate, non-intimidating environment.

The cannabis and CBD industries are evolving at an accelerated pace with growing acceptance around the world. Yet, so much is still greatly misunderstood and people are confused about the legalities, the benefits, and how to select and use cannabis and CBD products. OMC’s mission is to help people navigate the information and make informed decisions.

“So many adults are interested in trying cannabis, but are not sure where or even how to begin. While many have experience with cannabis, some have never tried it in their lives. Understanding the physiology of why it works and the therapies available is key to success. A common misconception is that you have to smoke it,” said Terry Lynn, co-founder of One Minute Cannabist. “It’s a new world for anyone who only used cannabis recreationally in their youth. Today there are many non-inhalation therapies such as sublingual, edibles and even topical preparations. The OMC Education Center is focused on helping people understand and implement the use of cannabis in an educated and responsible manner.”

“When choosing cannabis, consumers must do some experimenting and it can be an uncomfortable and expensive learning process. No two people will respond exactly the same. Selecting the right product is the first step and using it properly is the next. Perhaps, the most mis-informed aspect of cannabis use, is its proper use and dosing,” said Robbin Lynn, co-founder of One Minute Cannabist. “We have worked with more than 10,000 people in the past decade and have developed best practice protocols to help people achieve their desired results. Whether experienced with cannabis or not, before going into a dispensary or trying a CBD product, OMC provides consumers with the tools and resources to make educated choices.

One Minute Cannabist Education Center January Workshops include:

Cannabis 101: The Fundamentals of This Healing Plant, Saturday, January 12, 2019
Live in-person or webinar

What Every Consumer Needs to Know About CBD, Saturday, January 19, 2019
Live in-person or webinar

Cannabis Navigator: A Help Desk, every Thursday at 530pm
Live interactive webinar where the topics are driven directly by the participants

For those seeking more personalized attention, private consultations may be scheduled with a Certified Cannabis Specialist or Registered Nurse. Consultation services include: Personal Consultation in-person, by phone or in-home, Pet Consultation, 15 Minute Q&A and Dispensary Visits.

Interested individuals may sign up at oneminutecannabist.com or call 760-760-2020 for more information.

About One Minute Cannabist

One Minute Cannabist Education Center bridges the gap between the person who wants to try cannabis and the dispensary. Founded by Terry and Robbin Lynn, industry veterans and Certified Cannabis Specialists, they specialize in helping people understand and navigate all the latest methods for realizing the maximum benefits the cannabis plant has to offer. The pair realizes that the lines of medicinal and recreational cannabis use have been greatly blurred over the last two decades. They’ve made it their mission to change the perception of those who choose to use cannabis, help people understand and move past the negative societal stigma, and elevate the people and the industry through educational workshops, conferences and private consultations.

For more information, please visit oneminutecannabist.com.

Media Contact:

Robbin Lynn
Co-Founder

760-760-2020 office
760-579-2261 cell

robbin@oneminutecannabist.com

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Stay Tuned for 2019 Programs

We hope everyone is getting prepared for a magical and joyful Christmas season. It’s certainly our favorite time of the year.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements about new programs coming in January 2019!

Let’s Talk About Cannabis

Since the implementation of Prop 64 in January of this year, Cannabis has been a hot topic. Chances are, the cannabis conversation will come up this holiday season as families gather and share experiences and ideas. If you’re a cannabis believer and want to help a loved one realize its benefits, we understand that it can be controversial and a sometimes-heated topic.  In addition, separating fact from fiction can be daunting.

Whether you want your parents or grandparents to try it, or you want your family to understand why you choose this plant medicine over dangerous pharmaceuticals, here are some tips that we have found through the years for making the conversation go more smoothly.

First, Stay Logical.

Remember that the world was brainwashed beginning in in the mid 1930’s. The word marijuana didn’t not exist until it was introduced and reefer madness was unleashed. People who believe in cannabis are passionate. Stay grounded and share facts, figures and the positives outcomes.

State Facts, Not Opinion.

Did you know that prior to 1937 when cannabis prohibition began, it was among the top 3 remedies prescribed by doctors across the U.S.?

It wasn’t the pharmaceutical industry that put cannabis out of business, it was William Hurst, Dupont Chemicals and Harry Anslinger. To understand what really happened, read The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. I find when people read this for themselves, they draw very logical conclusions.

You don’t have to smoke the plant to get relief. In fact, less than 20% of the people we work with choose inhalation as their primary method.

You don’t have to be “high” to get relief. How high a person chooses to be or not to be is entirely in their hands. The myth of cannabis making a person stoned and stupid is entrenched in our minds due to what we see on TV and in the movies. Millions of people use cannabis in productive and healthy ways.

Cannabis has been legal in California since 1996. The state dis-implemented Prop 215, depriving millions of being able to access safe & regulated cannabis for medicinal purposes.  Doctors who supported its use were persecuted, imprisoned and had their licenses suspended. People were arrested, despite their medical need.

This time around with Prop 64, the state has embraced the law at all levels. Although, the difficulty now is that cities can say no to allowing for it. Currently only 15% of the entire state is regulating cannabis businesses, making it quite difficult for people to access safe, state legal products.

Cannabis was put on Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act in 1970 by President Nixon, against expert advice from the Shafer Commission (9 of the men on this commission were personally appointed by Nixon). Today, it remains there, despite the fact that the federal government and others have been granted patents for cannabinoids for their therapeutic, neuroprotective, anti-epileptic and anti-cancer properties.

As of Nov 2018, the U.S. has 10 states with recreational cannabis laws, 36 states with medicinal cannabis laws and only 4 states maintaining full prohibition.

Pull Up Studies

Where you look for information about cannabis will determine if you find good news or bad news. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has been chartered to only study harm. They do not study benefit or positive outcome.

Therefore, if you want to find positive information, skip the first page of Google, or better yet, go straight to National Institute of Health (nih.gov) for more than 36,000 published studies on cannabinoids, the ECS and more than 9,000 patient years of clinical trial data documenting successful use of cannabis.

Watch the latest video presentations recapping the work being done by top cannabis researchers around the world. These are free for anyone to view at: www.cannabisclinicians.org (select video library under resources)

Share Some History.
Cannabis is a natural plant remedy that has been used around the world for thousands of years, bringing relief to humans for hundreds of conditions.

In the late 1980’s, scientists discovered the human body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS), a system that regulates and affects physiological processes including movement, mood, memory, appetite and pain. Cannabis is not a magic pill and it doesn’t always work for everyone, but the ECS is what makes cannabis effective for so many conditions.

The reality is that much like the population of the nation, the majority of those who are now using cannabis are over 50, but most are afraid to admit it because of the negative societal stigma. It’s okay to drink alcohol or take dangerous pharmaceuticals, but as a society, there is still a very negative attitude toward cannabis. The good news is that perceptions are changing.

Learn more about the facts and best practices for implementing medicinal cannabis in an informed, safe and effective manner.

Get our quick and easy to read e-book The One Minute Cannabist: A Primer for Medicinal Cannabis Newbies”. Now through December 31, 2018, the book is available for only $9.99.

Be Grateful.

CDC Tells Pain Doctors: Ignore Cannabis (Marijuana)

I meet many people every week who are suffering from chronic pain for a variety of reasons. Most of these chronic pain sufferers are in pain management programs, but still not achieving the desired result. And in fact dealing not only with their pain, but with the myriad side effects induced by the opioid use.

These folks are looking to explore the use of cannabis as an alternative. And I hear more often than not, that while they want to try a more natural approach, they are being told by their pain management doctor that if they test positive for cannabinoids (the active compounds in cannabis) they will be removed from the program.

This terrifies people who are in such pain because if the cannabinoid therapy does not work, they don’t know what they will do. So what does one do when they are essentially only given one choice? Well, it starts with education.

UCLA recently hosted a medical cannabis conference and a major topic of discussion was opioid reduction through cannabis, which included physicians, psychiatrists and researchers from Integr8 Health in New England, Columbia University Medical Center, University of British Columbia and Albert Einstein College of Medicine who shared the very promising work that is being done in their respective parts of the world. All are seeing statistically significant reductions in opioid use and subsequent side effects when combined with cannabinoid therapies.

With such promising results, I asked this question: “If adding cannabis into their pain management regime is such a positive move for many, why are pain management doctors (at least in California) telling their patients they must choose?”

The panelists were surprised at my question and quickly pointed me (and the rest of the audience) to the CDC, which stated in March of 2016 “CDC Says Don’t Test Opioid Users for Marijuana”.

Here is the link and excerpt of the CDC Guidelines published March 15, 2016.
Today, the CDC instructed doctors to stop routine testing of pain patients for marijuana use. The costly tests have dubious health benefits, high potential legal ramifications for the patient, and could actually increase overdose deaths.

Of major importance is that medical marijuana availability seems to cut painkiller overdose deaths by 25%, researchers have found, because cannabis allows pain patients to take less opioids or stop taking them altogether.

Cannabis — an alternative to pills for some patients — also has no lethal overdose level, while painkiller overdoses kill about 150 Americans — per day.

If you, or a loved one, is looking to wean from opioids and need help, we are here for you.
I encourage you to schedule an appointment with One Minute Cannabist for expert guidance and download the resources provided in this post to give to your practicing physician. We’ve helped hundreds of people achieve a chemical free lifestyle by adding cannabinoids to their healthful regime.

 

Cannabis Corner: A Little History

We never talk about cannabis without first providing an understanding of its historical context as a medicine and its timeline of prohibition.

Confucius once said, “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.”

While, as a society we use the words, marijuana, hemp, weed, grass, pot or dope to describe this plant, its true scientific name is Cannabis sativa L. Because there are so many names by which this plant is referred and no standardized nomenclature, there is much consumer confusion with respect to cannabis products today. In my mind, calling it anything but cannabis is an insult to a plant that can bring so much to our overall well-being.

Prior to 1937, cannabis was among the top three remedies prescribed by physicians, generally in the form of a tincture. And, while some people did smoke it, tinctures or elixirs were the primary mode of administration.

Today, when we think about cannabis, the typical stoner stereotype comes to mind. And while there are ‘stoners’ out there, the majority of people using cannabis today are regular people looking for natural relief. But because of the stigma that surrounds this plant, most won’t admit it.

So, if cannabis WAS medicine, what happened?

The earliest recorded history of cannabis being used as medicine date back to 2300 B.C. In the early 1800’s cannabis, which was used by many cultures around the world, was introduced to Europe and the United States. The period of 1840-1900 saw numerous reports of the therapeutic properties of cannabis published in the medical literature.

1936-1944

In 1936, Reefer Madness was unleashed, brainwashing an entire generation with misinformation. The first step was to introduce the element of fear of the unknown by using a word that no one had ever heard of before, and that word was “marijuana”. Through persuasive and repetitive use, this obscure Mexican slang word was pounded into American consciousness. The terms cannabis and hemp were discarded, ignored and buried. The irony is that while people were being warned of the dangers of the dread marijuana, they were reaching into their medicine cabinets for their cannabis tincture, not realizing these plants were one in the same.

In secret congressional meetings, Harry Anslinger, William Hearst, and the DuPont Company were successful in having the Federal Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 (MTA) passed into law. This began 30 years of scare stories of murder, atrocity, rape and even zombie pacifism by those using marijuana. It was also the first step toward prohibition.

In 1941, Cannabis sativa L. and the hundreds of conditions it was used was removed from the US Pharmacopeia, along with 200 other common herbal remedies. These plant medicines have since been rightly restored to this resource.

The LaGuardia Committee Report was published in 1944 concluding that there was no proof of major crime associated with aggression, antisocial behavior, or sexual over-stimulation that Reefer Madness portrayed. The study however, was denounced and ignored.

1960-2003

In 1969, Federal court rule in Leary v. United States, that the MTA of 1937 is unconstitutional. But instead of reinstating this plant as a legal medicine, what happens? The rules were changed and Congress created the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

President Nixon, against expert advice from the Shafer Commission, places cannabis in the most restrictive category, Schedule 1 where it remains today. The CSA schedules all drugs into five categories, with Schedule 1 defined as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”.

Prior to 1976, the therapeutic indications for cannabis were a weekly occurrence in medical journals and the national press.

In 2003 the United States Department of Health and Human Services is issued Patent No. 6,630,507 for Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. Cannabinoids are among the primary compounds found in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. So, we have a plant that is classified as a Schedule I drug, yet the government owns a patent for its medicinal value. (Hmmmm).

And here we are in 2018. Legal by Prop 64, and yet not fully legal. Only 15% of all cities throughout California are allowing for cannabis businesses, leaving 85% of California without safe access.  Stay tuned for more on the legal landscape in our next post.

A weekly insight into the world of evolving cannabis legislation, regulation, use and access. Robbin Lynn, MBA, Certified Cannabis Specialist, and author/owner of The One Minute Cannabist Education Center in Oceanside, California has spent the last decade helping people navigate the world of cannabis whether for medicinal or recreational use. Through her unique insight and expertise, she has helped more than 5,000 people, most over the age of 50, achieve desired results in a safe and effective manner.

OMC at the San Diego Cannabis Roundtable Saturday, September 22

Please join me in San Diego on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Loft at UC San Diego (9500 Gillman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093) for the San Diego Cannabis Roundtable. I’ll be participating in a discussion with industry leaders, business groups, elected officials and staff members on the status and developments of cannabis policy throughout California. We’ll be examining the social, cultural, and political environment impacting the cannabis industry and where there are opportunities for change.

What:  San Diego Cannabis Roundtable

When: Saturday, September 22 – Reception begins at 10:00 AM – Panel begins at 10:30 AM

Where: The Loft at UC San Diego,  9500 Gillman Dr,  La Jolla, CA 92093

Who:  Fiona Ma, Sen. Ben Hueso, Sen. Ricardo Lara, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Fmr. Asm. Nathan Fletcher, Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery, San Diego City Council Candidate Dr. Jen Campbell, Association of Cannabis Professionals, San   Diego Americans for Safe Access, One- Minute Cannabist, the San Diego Farm Bureau, Weedmaps, Harvest Law Group, MGO/ELLO, and more.

Cost: FREE to attend. Hosted food and drinks.

RSVP: Email your confirmation to Tanner.Kelly@deweysquare.com or call 714-721-0385.

Driving Directions: From Interstate 5, exit La Jolla Village Drive and head west. Make a right on Villa La Jolla Drive heading north. Drive up the hill into the Gilman Parking Structure.

Parking Instructions: Parking at UCSD is free on weekends. Park in the Gilman Parking Structure for convenient access to the Loft. See attachment for parking map.

 

Raw Cannabis Juice: A Gift of Health

Consuming raw cannabis juice from the fresh leaves is a non-psychoactive cannabis solution that leaves you feeling great!

Juicing and consuming raw cannabis leaves supports your natural Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a group of receptors that play a major role in regulating many of our physiological processes including how we relax, eat, sleep forget and protect.

Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life. Receptors are located in our brain, organs, connective tissues, glands and immune cells.

One of the primary cannabinoids in the leaf of the cannabis plant is Cannabichromene (CBC). CBC is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which means it does not get you high. However, like THC and CBD, CBC has natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. It is also antibacterial and its variant CBCA has been shown to be a powerful anti-fungal agent. Like CBD, Cannabichromene is both a bone stimulant and neurogenic compound, helping both body and mind. Perhaps its most important use is as an antiproliferative, slowing tumor growth and combating cancer, just like CBD and THC. And recently, CBC has also been shown to be 10x as powerful as CBD at reducing anxiety and stress.

If you have a green thumb and can grow some plants or if you know someone who grows, ask for their “water leaf”. It’s a healthy and natural way to get some of the best the cannabis plant has to offer into your system on a regular basis.

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A Toke and a Float

Recently, I had the opportunity to experience the world of Floating. Floating is a unique health & wellness modality that helps relieve stress & anxiety, recover from injuries, fight addiction, manage chronic pain and much more. Floating naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that can last for days.

While I am very receptive to all modalities that allow my mind to be opened, I am also claustrophobic so was a bit uncertain going in about the time immersed in the float tank. The facility was 420 friendly so I took my vaporizer loaded with a blend of Cheese and Dream Potion #9. After being oriented, I took a couple puffs, showered and entered the tank for my 90 minute float. I was able to control the lighting and opted for the ceiling lights which were a starscape of orange, green and yellow (soothing colors for my soul). In complete silence, I allowed my mind to quiet and let my body float with my head resting on a small cushion. It wasn’t long before what they advertised happened; I couldn’t distinguish where my body started and the water ended.  I entered that state of full Shavasana, completely letting go of everything. I’m not sure how long I remained there, but when I came back to being, I could feel the water wash over me and decided to try another round.

Feeling extremely relaxed, peaceful and still nearly weightless, I hopped out, took a quick hot shower and re-entered the tank, this time with the silicon earplugs and without a cushion for my head. I allowed myself to sink as far as my body would go. I felt as though I was being held up by thousands of tiny hands and quickly re-entered that place between sleep and awake (a favorite place to be). I don’t know exactly how long I floated in that round, but when my eyes opened I felt completely free and relaxed. The starscape on the ceiling became exploding puffs of color and it wasn’t long before they started to shift, pulsating, turning to butterflies and even interconnecting with colored strings that stretched to infinity. A nice little show, which I’m sure was a result of a combination of the cannabis I consumed along with the dopamine and endorphins released.

I left the facility feeling peaceful, relaxed and calm. I am a very lucid dreamer and I slept unbelievably soundly while experiencing very joyful dreams of dolphins and loved ones. An added bonus was the immediate and residual relief of the chronic pain in my wrist and hip.

Just as Yoga, Reiki, Circles or other healthful modalities can help one achieve new levels of peace and wellness, Float could be an option for anyone, no matter what your condition or mindset. You don’t need anything but yourself. Combining it with a cannabis therapy before entering the tank can help you to achieve deeper relaxation and fully immerse yourself in the experience.

The folks at Float North County are offering a special introductory discount of $15 off if you mention that you heard about them from the One Minute Cannabist. Just use promo code OMC when you book your appointment. For more information contact:

Float North County 858-925-6069

Cannabis: Protective in Strokes

Short, but concise. This piece is eye-opening, about how cannabis reduces infarct size (size of the stroke or dead brain tissue) by 50% in lab animals. We’ve seen how cannabis has helped to restore cognitive and motor function in members’ who have had strokes. Read full article.