Welcome back to Free My Cure.  My name is Nicola and I am a Terminal Stage 4 cancer patient.  I turned to cannabis 4 years ago and I haven’t looked back since.  I have improved my quality of life by 10 percent and I don’t plan on stopping here.  Join me on the journey to find a cure for my cancer using cannabis!

Ashley has found the wonderful world of cannabis-infused edibles, “I can eat an edible before bed and it helps me from vomiting the next morning.” Ashley explained.  Eating Disorders can cause your whole world to crumble when you can’t eat, or keep food down.  Ashley has had an eating disorder her whole adult life, and Nicola has uncontrollably fallen back into her eating disorder ways, however, with cannabis we can infuse our edibles all the way to our everyday cooking and start to take back control of our eating disorders with cannabis.

Eating and smoking cannabis has the side effects of euphoria, calmness, and appetite so for Ashley and I to gain control of our body using cannabis was a no-brainer.  Anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate of any psychiatric illness (including major depression). The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15-24 years old. Without treatment, up to 20% of people with serious eating disorders die.  According to current statistics, almost 45,000 people in the US alone are hospitalized for eating disorders each year, it’s almost double from other countries.   According to eating disorders statistics estimated by the National Eating Disorder Association, in the USA up to 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Worldwide the figure is more like 70 million sufferers!

After seeing these numbers in black and white I’m still floored, but I believe in the medicinal qualities of cannabis which brings me to the second argument for legalization and decriminalize cannabis.  I have had an eating disorder for 30 years, I wouldn’t admit it then, denial, however, the doctors would put me on pharmaceuticals for nausea, for anxiety, for appetite, and depression.  The pharmaceuticals made it that much harder for me to eat and keep nutrition in me, to the point the pharmaceuticals stopped me from eating, I was so constipated from the opioids, I was a mess and every time I took more pills it was that much harder to be me, I started hiding from family and friends it really sucked.

In 2014, I finally recognized my addiction, I talked to my husband and told him I couldn’t control the opioids, my husband took my pills and locked them up for me, giving me each days dose in the morning taught me to be responsible for the pills I had to take them correctly in order to control my pain.  This was not an overnight lesson, I overtook the pills a couple of times before I finally started to get control of them and understanding me, and I learned a that the wagon doesn’t have set belts, but the most valuable lesson I learned was it was ok for me to make the mistakes as long as I learned from those mistakes.  I also learned that Eating disorder patients usually suffer from PTSD or trauma, one or more drug addictions, I learned first hand that food is scary and it hurts like hell, mostly, I miss food,

This week I will be infusing some butter and my favorite bacon grease!!!    I use bacon grease in a lot of my cooking because it’s actually a great source of protein plus it’s stronger flavor covers the cannabis flavor, I will be infusing the bacon grease with distillate.  I will also be doing some more cannabutter for a Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!   LIKE, COMMENT, AND SUBSCRIBE!!!!


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