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Join us for Grandma and Her Gummies a fun, educational podcast with real-life stories, and products promoting safe and effective cannabis use. Whether you’re 40 or 80, if you are looking for relief from anxiety, pain, inflammation, or just want better sleep, you’ll get tips on products and how to use them effectively as well as the latest scientific research and cannabis innovations.

Grandma and Her Gummies Steve Landuyt

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Join us for Grandma and Her Gummies a fun, educational podcast with real-life stories, and products promoting safe and effective cannabis use. Whether you’re 40 or 80, if you are looking for relief from anxiety, pain, inflammation, or just want better sleep, you’ll get tips on products and how to use them effectively as well as the latest scientific research and cannabis innovations.

    THC vs. CBD. Is a Higher Dose Better to Age Gracefully?

    THC vs. CBD. Is a Higher Dose Better to Age Gracefully?

    THC vs. CBD. Is a Higher Dose Better to Age Gracefully?
    “A higher dose (of cannabis) does NOT necessarily give you a better outcome. You can use cannabis very safely and effectively without having that intoxicating effect. It can be done without feeling high."Rhea Jacobsen DPT, MS
     
    In this episode of Grandma and Her Gummies, host Steve is joined by Rhea Jacobson, a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience and a focus on cannabis education for active adults. Rhea shares stories from her patients and seminars on cannabis and aging, offering valuable tips and words of wisdom. Tune in to learn more about safe and effective cannabis use for better sleep, pain relief, and overall improved quality of life. Don't miss out on this educational and fun episode!
    A Personal and Family Story.
    Rhea shares a personal story about her mother's experience with cannabis, specifically CBD. Her mother initially had concerns about cannabis use due to societal stigma, but she decided to try CBD pills for her arthritic pain. She highlights the positive impact CBD had on her mother's pain management, as evidenced by the increased pain when she stopped using it and had to resort to opioids.  
    Steve and Rhea discuss the concept of CBD's effects being more about what you ‘don't feel’ anymore rather than an immediate sensation like one gets with THC. This highlights the subtlety of CBD's impact and the need for consistent use and monitoring with a daily log to finding your therapeutic dosage and maximizing the benefits fully.
    You Don’t Have to Get High to Get Better
    One of the biggest concerns for active adults when it comes to using cannabis is the fear of feeling high. Many older adults are hesitant to try cannabis because they associate it with the psychoactive effects commonly associated with marijuana. However, the podcast emphasizes that there are ways to use cannabis without feeling intoxicated. Listen to find out.
    Start Low, Be Patient, Track Your Progress
    The discussion also focuses on the biphasic effect of cannabis, where different doses can have opposite effects. For example, a lower dose of THC may help with anxiety, while a higher dose can increase anxiety. A lower dose of CBD may be alerting while higher doses can have a sedative effect. This reinforces the importance of starting low with your dosage, track it daily in a log, slowly increase until you find the right dosage for you.  
    In conclusion, the podcast "Grandma and Her Gummies" promotes the message of "Consult your doctor, start low, track your progress and be patient" when considering cannabis as a treatment option. 
    At key points in this episode, you will learn about:
    [02:24] A personal story of her mom and CBD.
    [06:20] Cannabis can alleviate various conditions.
    [12:36] Trends and conditions for cannabis use.
    [18:50] Start low, go slow. Cannabis is much stronger now.
    [22:41] Great news. Cannabis rescheduling is coming.
    Resources:
    For more educational episodes and safe CBD products, go to https://grandmaandhergummies.com/

    • 25 min
    Epilepsy and CBD: A Mom’s Courage and Relief for her son.

    Epilepsy and CBD: A Mom’s Courage and Relief for her son.

    Epilepsy and CBD: A Mom’s Courage and Relief for her son.
    “I mean, instead of taking a pill every day for something, I just think this is such a better alternative. Zach is on cannabis [CBD] morning and night, and it has changed his world."Jenn, a super courageous and powerhouse Mom with a 22-year old son Zach.
    In this episode of Grandma and Her Gummies, host Steve introduces Jenn Meyers, a marketing executive and powerhouse mom, who shares her inspiring story of finding relief for herself and her son, Zach, through cannabis. Jenn discusses how cannabis has helped with Zach's epileptic seizures, her own pain relief after knee surgery, and overall stress management. Listeners will be inspired by Jenn's courage and resilience and gain a sense of hope for the possibilities of cannabis as medicine. Tune in to hear this educational and uplifting cannabis story.
    Cannabis Helps with Seizures and Relief.
    In recent years, there has been a growing body of research and anecdotal evidence suggesting that cannabis can have medicinal benefits, particularly in the treatment of seizures and providing relief from various ailments. The podcast "Grandma and Her Gummies" explores real-life cannabis stories and lessons for safer cannabis use, shedding light on the potential of cannabis as a form of medicine.
    The podcast begins by introducing its purpose: to provide a fun and educational platform for discussing real-life cannabis stories and lessons for safer cannabis use. The host, Steve, emphasizes that the focus is not on getting high but rather on improving one's quality of life with safe cannabis products and innovation. He aims to share the latest scientific research, tips, and resources to educate listeners about cannabis and its potential benefits.
    The podcast then introduces Jenn Meyers, a marketing executive and a full-time mom to a special needs son named Zach. Jenn shares her journey of discovering cannabis as a potential solution for her son's epileptic seizures and her own pain relief after knee surgery.
    Jenn's son, Zach, had been experiencing seizures since he was a year old. Despite being on medication, he continued to have breakthrough seizures and developmental delays. As he grew older, his seizures became more severe and dangerous. Frustrated with the limited options provided by traditional medicine, Jenn decided to explore cannabis as a potential solution. She explains that her initial experience with cannabis was limited, and she turned to it as an alternative after conducting her own research.
    CBD oil helps with Seizures.
    Through her research, Jenn found a CBD oil solution from Colorado that she started to introduce to Zach. The results were remarkable. Zach's seizures became less frequent, his behavior became more stable, and he showed increased attentiveness. They administer one dropper full of the 60-milligram version in the morning and one dropper full in the evening, with consistent and miraculous results. It is worth noting that Zach has been using CBD oil for six years, and the dosage has remained the same throughout this period. This consistency speaks to the effectiveness of CBD oil in managing seizures without the need for increased dosages over time.
    Encouraged by these positive changes, Jenn informed Zach's specialist about their use of cannabis, and surprisingly, the doctor was supportive. This was further supported by their recent updated EEG results for Zach, which showed zero abnormal activities during the test. Over time, they were able to wean Zach off most of his medications, and he now relies primarily on cannabis for seizure control.
    The podcast also highlights the significance of Charlotte's Web, a strain of cannabis named after Charlotte Figi, a young girl who experienced remarkable improvements in her seizures through the use of CBD oil. Charlotte's story ultimately led to the development of Epidiolex, the first FDA-approved cannabis drug in the United States. Epidiolex is a high-CBD formula

    • 15 min
    Find Relief for Arthritis and Knee Pain. This Happy Grandma did!

    Find Relief for Arthritis and Knee Pain. This Happy Grandma did!

    Find Relief for Arthritis and Knee Pain. This Happy Grandma did!
    “I’ve enjoyed being outdoors all my life, but I have not run since childhood. When we heard your podcast, we decided to try the CBD Salve and I’m applying it nightly behind both of my knees and my calves where they are tight or painful. The therapeutic help is remarkable! Truly, I’m grateful for the improvement in my knees…even my hands are feeling less pain from my arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Thank you for your research and enjoy knowing that you have made our lives better as we age gracefully.”Carolyn, a Happy Grandma entering her seventh decade.
    In this episode, Carolyn, a happy grandmother who is approaching 70 years old, shares her experience with using a cannabis salve formulation for therapeutic purposes. She explains that incorporating the cannabis salve into her routine has brought great benefits, providing relief from knee pain, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome that have plagued her for years.
    Cannabis salve helps improve quality of life.
    The episode delves into Carolyn's story, which was shared with the host through the above note she sent expressing her gratitude for the podcast. Carolyn explains that she has always enjoyed being outdoors and staying active, but her knee pain and carpal tunnel syndrome had started to limit her mobility, especially when gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. However, after listening to the podcast and learning about the benefits of CBD salve, she decided to give it a try.
    Carolyn describes applying the CBD salve nightly behind her knees, along the sides, and on her calves where she experiences pain or tightness. The therapeutic help she experiences is described as remarkable, with improvements not only in her knees but also in her neck and hands, which had been affected by arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
    There is a first time for everything, including cannabis.
    Carolyn explains that she had never tried cannabis in her younger years, but now she is grateful to have discovered its benefits for her body. She acknowledges that cannabis was often associated with recreational use in the past, but now she sees its medicinal value. This shift in perception reflects the growing awareness and acceptance of cannabis as a legitimate option for pain management and overall wellness.
    Overall, the podcast episode highlights the positive impact of cannabis salve on Carolyn's quality of life. It serves as a testament to the potential benefits of cannabis for pain management and overall well-being.
    At key points in this episode, you will learn about:
    [00:01:30] Carolyn’s note to Steve.
    [00:04:03] Therapeutic benefits of cannabis.
    [00:08:23] How to approach your doctor about cannabis.
    [00:13:00] Where and how often Carolyn applies the salve.
    [00:14:04] Why consistency of daily use is so important.
    [00:19:32] How to make it a “When Harry Met Sally” moment.
    Resources:
    To order your CBD Salve, go to https://grandmaandhergummies.com/product/all-natural-relief-salve/
    Be sure to check out the Arthritis Foundation’s CBD Guidance for Adults With Arthritis for information, and use this as a starting point for a conversation with your doctor.

    • 20 min
    Beating Cancer with Cannabis. Chardele’s Inspiring Story.

    Beating Cancer with Cannabis. Chardele’s Inspiring Story.

    Beating Cancer with Cannabis. Chardele’s Inspiring Story.
    In this episode of "Grandma and Her Gummies," host Steve shares an inspiring story about Chardele, a woman in her late 60s who beat stage X esophageal cancer using cannabis. Chardele discusses her experience with Rick Simpson oil (RSO) and how it contributed to her being three years scan-free, or ‘NED’ meaning no evidence of disease or signs of cancer in her scans.
    Chardele’s story is inspiring as it showcases how cannabis, specifically RSO, played a significant role in her journey towards remission. Her experience is a powerful testament to the potential benefits of cannabis as an alternative or complementary treatment option for cancer patients. She offers tips and advice for others facing cancer and invites listeners to reach out for support.
    Tune in to hear Chardele's powerful journey and learn about the potential benefits of cannabis in cancer treatment.
    Also, please share this episode and podcast with anyone you love who might benefit! We’re all in this together.
    Resources:
    To contact Chardele for more information, text: +1 520-483-9558
    Other great podcast stories about people beating cancer with cannabis: https://cannabishealthradio.com/
    Cannabis Education Resources and how to contact Steve if you have a cannabis story to share: https://grandmaandhergummies.com/resources/

    • 19 min
    Understanding Rx Drug Interactions with Cannabis: A Nurse’s Perspective

    Understanding Rx Drug Interactions with Cannabis: A Nurse’s Perspective

    Understanding Rx Drug Interactions with Cannabis: A Nurse's Perspective
    In this episode, Nurse Whitt Wacker, a registered nurse in Colorado and the nurse manager at LEAF 411, joins host Steve on the podcast to discuss drug-to-drug interactions with cannabis. LEAF 411 is a national nurse hotline that provides guidance to individuals with cannabis-related questions and concerns. LEAF 411 has received over 10,000 calls from people all over the world, demonstrating the demand for cannabis education and support.
    Nurse Whitt and Steve emphasize the importance of educating oneself about how cannabis may interact with prescription drugs, especially for those taking multiple medications. She highlights the safety profile of cannabis, citing research that shows it is generally safe to ingest with mild side effects such as sedation and dry mouth. Nurse Whitt also emphasizes the need to consult with healthcare providers and provides resources for further research.
    CBD and pharmaceutical drug interactions.
    CBD and pharmaceutical drug interactions can have significant implications for individuals who use both cannabis and prescription medications. Host Steve and Nurse Whitt shed light on the topic by discussing specific examples of drug interactions and providing guidance on how to navigate them.
    They mention medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and opioids, which are commonly prescribed to individuals and the importance of being aware of potential interactions between these medications and CBD. For example, Losartan, a blood pressure medication, may have an increased effect when combined with CBD. Similarly, the SSRI Lexapro may also be affected by CBD use. However, it is noted that this interaction could potentially be advantageous, as it may allow for a reduction in the dosage of these pharmaceutical medications, and as a result a lower cost.
    By highlighting these interactions, the podcast emphasizes the importance of discussing CBD and cannabis use with healthcare providers and potentially adjusting medication dosages under their guidance.
    One helpful hint is to keep a journal to track the effects of both cannabis products and pharmaceutical medications. Healer, which provides journal books and inventory sheets to help individuals track their cannabis journey. By keeping a record of how you feel while using these substances, individuals can have informed and transparent conversations with their medical providers. This can help ensure the effectiveness of prescribed medications and over-the-counter cannabis products and can aid in evaluating trends and adjusting medication use under the guidance of healthcare providers.
    Drug interactions with edibles.
    Nurse Whitt explains that when cannabis is ingested as an edible, it goes through the stomach and undergoes first-pass metabolism in the liver, which can convert Delta 9 THC into a more potent form called Delta 11THC. This highlights the importance of a ‘start low, go slow’ approach to consuming THC edibles as it may take up to 2 hours to feel the effect. (Meaning start at a low dose, wait to feel an effect, and increase slowly, if at all).
    Nurse Whitt emphasizes that the metabolism of cannabis can vary depending on an individual's metabolic rate. Fast metabolizers may feel the effects of cannabis quicker, while slow metabolizers may experience a delayed onset of effects. She reiterates that once the stomach has finished processing the cannabis, it is sent to the liver, where other medications are also processed, and this is where interactions may occur.
    Specific conditions that could be affected by drug interactions with cannabis are discussed. These include statins, blood thinners, blood pressure medications, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression, and opioids. Nurse Whitt also mentions that statins such as Crestor, commonly taken for cholesterol, often come with a warning about grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit

    • 28 min
    Mama, Don’t Let Your Kids Use Delta-8. Here’s Why!

    Mama, Don’t Let Your Kids Use Delta-8. Here’s Why!

    Mama, Don’t Let Your Kids Use Delta-8. Here’s Why!
    In this episode of "Grandma and Her Gummies," host Steve welcomes Dr. Leah Johnson, a medical cannabis specialist pharmacist to talk about cannabis and CBD synthetics. Their discussion focuses on the safety of Delta-8, a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis. The danger lies not in the compound itself, but in the additives such as sulfuric acid used during the extraction process, which is especially concerning as products with Delta-8 and Delta-10 are being marketing ubiquitously across the U.S. and online. Dr. Johnson provides insight into the upcoming changes to the 2023 U.S. Farm Bill which may address this important issue and provides excellent advice for anyone interested in trying any ‘Delta’ products currently available on the market.
     
    Beware of synthetic cannabis products.
    Cannabis and CBD synthetics are becoming more common in the market, and it's important to be aware of their potential dangers.
    One of the products that gained a lot of attention in the past year is Delta-8, which is often referred to as the gentler cousin of Delta-9, the naturally occurring compound in THC that gets people high. Delta-8 is legal in some states where cannabis is not, which has led to confusion and questions about its safety. Dr. Johnson explains that Delta-8 is a cannabinoid that is also naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. However, to get around the law in many states, it is produced by converting CBD from the Hemp plant into Delta-8, Delta-9 or Delta-10 THC using chemical processes. This means that the quality and safety of these ‘Delta’ products can vary greatly, and some may contain harmful contaminants.
    The availability of synthetic cannabis products such as Delta-8 in convenience stores and gas stations is concerning, as these products may not be regulated or tested for safety. Dr. Johnson advises caution when considering the use of any synthetic cannabis product, and encourages consumers to seek out high-quality, lab-tested naturally occurring cannabinoid products from reputable sources.
     
    “What I recommend to my patients at this point is that if you see the word ‘Delta’ on the product, don’t buy it.”Dr. Leah Johnson, Medical Cannabis Specialist Pharmacist
     
    Delta-8 is synthetically sprayed.
    One of the key takeaways from this episode is the revelation that Delta-8, a popular cannabinoid, is synthetically sprayed onto hemp flour. The process of creating Delta-8 involves heating and acidifying CBD molecules, often with sulfuric acid, which are then converted into Delta-8 THC. This synthetic liquid is then used to soak, spray, or roll onto hemp flour, creating the Delta-8 infused product. This process is not only unnatural, but it also raises concerns about the safety and purity of the final product.
     
    Beware of synthetic cannabis products.
    Dr. Johnson emphasizes that synthetic cannabinoids are not the same as natural cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Additionally, even if a product claims to be made in a pharmaceutical-grade lab and tested for safety, there is no research that verifies that milligram level of Delta-8 THC is safe over a long period of time.  
    Education, research, and awareness are key to ensuring safe and effective cannabis use for everyone.
     
    At key points in this episode, you will learn about:
    [00:05:35] Cannabis synthetics and what are they?
    [00:07:36] Delta-8 THC Products at Grocery Stores.
    [00:11:12] If it says the word ‘Delta’ it’s probably synthetic.
    [00:14:11] Cannabis research, safety, and regulation.
    [00:16:50] The U.S. Farm Bill and hopeful changes.
    [00:22:08] Synthetic Delta THC Spraying on Hemp Flower.
    Resources:
    Cannabis Education Resources/Share your story: https://grandmaandhergummies.com/resources/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

Helped by Cannabis ,

Must Listen. Good stories, great advice.

Awesome! these podcasts are very helpful and educational. I recommend highly!

Weston’s grandma shelley ,

Amazingly helpful for me. All the basics you need to know

these podcasts are such an insight into important ways to heal our bodies through natural medicine! It’s not about getting high. It’s about getting better sleep, and using different products as we age to relieve your aches and pains. Do yourself a favor and listen to them 👍

Don from ATL ,

Good information from a well educated source

Steven, the podcast host, is not just an excellent presenter. He has a masters degree in medical cannabis science from the University of Maryland. He is very knowledgeable and straightforward.

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