A VETERAN CANNABIS STORY

22 veterans commit suicide daily. The number is overwhelming and the resources lacking for many military service men and women after they leave active duty service.

I sat down with Odell Guynes, retired Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, who after 22 years in the military discusses his struggles as he transitioned from military to civilian life. His role in the military was unique working with several branches in his role as Hospital Corpsman. In He was responsible for helping injured and ill sailors and marines. Many returning from war physically intact and mentally wounded. 

Like many veterans, Odell was also experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression. Odell shares how cannabis helped to treat the symptoms of his anxiety and the role cannabis has played in his every day life. We take a look at how the stigma of marijuana use plays a part in the opioid crisis, overdoses and ultimately suicide for many former military.

  • Symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression
  • Veteran suicides
  • Starting a cannabis journey
  • The stigma of cannabis

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I like the consistency of daily microdosing. A little pat of butter goes a long way. 10mg ish because as much as we like to measure it’s impossible to get it exact in my opinion.

Do you canna butter?
I put this in my coffee and it’s perfection.
Also melted on toast, or cooking my scrambled 🍳, on my 🍿 or as one friend so happily shared melted on ice cream it turns into the best crunchy salty goodness ever. 🤤

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Meditation Monday! How do you find the calm?

I hear so often people tell me they can’t meditate or they can’t quiet their mind. I absolutely know what you mean. It took some time to get to meditation bliss. Cannabis has helped significantly. It calms my mind, quiets the to do list and let’s me relax into my breath.

The first step in my meditation practice is some intentional cannabis inhales and exhale. While I settle in to my seat. I do love a good sitting meditation but also have found it very therapeutic to lie with my eye mask on and let the sound take me on a deeper journey.

Once I’m relaxed and settled in...I try to imagine white light pouring into me and also emanating from me.

When or if my mind starts to wander I return to my breath and see myself breathing in the white light and breathing out that powerful energy.

If you are needing help with your meditation practice join us next Monday. We start off with our intention and a journal prompt followed by a deep sound journey you can breathe into.

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I know I have a good crew of nurses that follow me! In addition to Kush Nurse duties I’m also the cofounder of Cannabis Nurses of Color. I appreciate each and every one of you for following along here. Please also be sure to follow @cannanursescnoc we created a safe space for black and brown nurses in the cannabis industry. Our youtube and FB pages have lots of valuable resources and interviews related to cannabis nursing as a whole. Come over and explore.

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What is one thing cannabis helps you achieve? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Common misconception is people think cannabis is a one hit wonder. If you are treating a condition or managing symptoms with cannabis you may have to take it just as often as your pharmaceuticals. Check out the @dothepot Podcast episode where I get to share about microdosing cannabis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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