As I see more and more children and now some young adults with seizures out of control, I realize two important facts:
1. High ratio CBD medicine is very effective for many patients with seizures. Period.
2. We are all going to run out.
Over the past two years, if you asked my closest friends my toughest decisions, they would tell you how impossible it was and IS to figure out how to grow enough but not “too much” rich CBD plants. I say “too much” because nearly every dedicated person to this cause is financially strapped. In addition, every family of a handicapped/seizure child is also broke as their seeking cannabis is often their last choice. They are exhausted on every level.
So, as a physician wanting to help more families with these extremely challenged children, what can we possibly due to prevent “running out”. If this were run by well funded individuals, I would say pay growers ahead for growing and stockpile the oil; it can be frozen for years. However, at least for now, this is all truly non-profit and investments in true collective models is just not feasible – at least for now. The legal markets, such as in Colorado and Washington will be selling CBD products off the shelf and it will be “for profit”. Whatever, it will help keep the medication available – although perhaps at a high cost.
So, there are really two issues; an under-supply and a price that is pretty high, although entirely fair considering costs of making the medicines. So do we construct a model where the supply can be available and the cost driven down, without having to wait for market forces to make this happen over years? I can think of only one answer.
There are collectives out there that will give patients free ACDC plants. This is one of the 24:1 CBD Rich strains that works great for the children. There are many Facebook and other groups where there MUST be some families with growing experience. ACDC is not difficult to grow and I include a photo of two plants that are quite ready to donate clones. This is a new game, but dream with me for a minute….
Help us find families who have cannabis growing experience. It is not mandatory, but VERY helpful as none of us have the time to teach basic growing. There are, however, classes out there and any of you can take them as long as you are a legal California patient. So, follow me.
A patient-grower gets a few clones and grows a number of ACDC plants. Perhaps just the three from the three clones, or perhaps they go a step further and create their own clones and grow more plants? Good deal as far as I am concerned. As we need to have this turned into a high grade oil with very clean extraction, preferably CO2, as well as being strictly lab inspected and tested, the following arrangements HAVE already been done with patients and can be done to an unlimited extent – over time – for ACDC for children with seizures.
The plants, when complete, are chopped off at the base, hung upside down for 10 days, placed in a bag and dropped off at the “drop off center”. The plant material is ground up, tested and run through a collective CO2 extractor. The oil is de-watered, decarboxylated and tested at TheWercShop in Los Angles and made into infused CBD into Grape Seed oil.
Approximately 50% of the final oil, in dosed bottles is delivered back to the grower “group”. Two modest plants can supply enough oil for one child for ONE YEAR!
As a physician, I do not deal directly with this side of the business, but I am always happy to share ideas and enable good things to occur. For the time being, if anyone, with experience, other than a professional dealer, wants to help their own or another’s child, please email:
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Include any personal information you are comfortable sharing, particularly related to whether you have a child or wish to support a child or the community. Also, please include a very brief summary of your “growing abilities”.