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Anna the Dog and Alzheimers

Anna and Alzheimer’s

A dog’s dignified demise using cannabis

In the spring of 2008 I received a call from my friend and an Australian Shepherd breeder and trainer. He had just returned from the vet with oldest (13 yrs) bitch Anna, and sadly the diagnosis was Alzheimer’s. The classic symptoms included 1. Incontinence. 2. Inability to find her way out of a corner. 3. Loss of desire to go for walks. 4. Loss of desire to socialize with the other four dogs. The vet's Aricept prescription was expensive and had only diminishing benefits, so he called me; the most knowledgeable person he knew on alternative methods of treatment for the disease. I am not a doctor, but am primary care giver for my Stage 7 Alzheimer's mother using cannabis therapy, which was Richard's primary area of interest.  He is also the breeder from whom I got my current 12 year old red Aussie Maggie, an accomplished lover and one of the greatest joys in my life. I had previously supplied him my with my sedative July 4th cannabis formulation for noise sensitive dogs, and he was more than pleased with its effectiveness, while being more gentle and less discombobulating than the alternatives. For the rest of this article see: /anna-the-dog-and-alzheimers/

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  1. Glenn Fuller

    I've had a friend who found the cinnamon oils in the HOA topical extremely irradiating/ burning when applied to open sores/broken skin.

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  2. drohammad

    Just wondering why the emu oil is not included in the oral recipe, as it has many bennefits orally. Also, while shopping for myrrh gum oil I found just 100% commiphora myrrh oil, will that work? Thanks for posting this, and all the research yall do! #respect

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  3. John

    Yes i do. At a fraction of anybody elses prices. Email me for more info. Coopertink420@gmail.com We ship a number of cannabis products for free worldwide.

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  4. cristala

    Huh? I don't mean to be rude, but you took out one of the main healing ingredients altering the remedy which does not work the same way without it..that being olive oil. You posted as to why you changed it, but bottom line is someone with a scientific perspective thought they could "improve" it but now it's not the original remedy any longer. Coconut oil does not have the same spiritual properties or historical use as olive and was obviously not used in the region. For it to be authentic it must be precisely what was used and made using the same methods as well. BHO not authentic either..try making it exactly as instructed with the old methods and see the difference! Peace :-)

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    1. Skunk Pharm Research,LLC

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Cristala! Spiritual properties are an elusive property and our direct experience trying oils, is that they both work and we've already explained why we chose coconut oil. For what its worth, it worked with all of the vegetable and nut oils that we tried, leading us to believe the oil isn't the ingredient with the pain relieving qualities. For those seeking the elusive property you describe, I suggest making a batch using the original ingredients and methods for comparison. If your test panel can tell the difference, we would delight in you sharing the details. GW

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    1. Skunk Pharm Research,LLC

      Context and perspective are important on this secular site, my brother Jacob. The proscription is because Holy Anointing Oil was for the Jewish priesthood, not for us'n lower lived common folkels. A patriarchal society at the time, where all were not considered to have equal rights, including even entering the temple. For those of ya'll who don't have the Bible memorized, 30:32 says: 30:32 "Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you." Of course it was the "priesthood" who recorded their "Lord God's" proscriptions, whom they alone spoke for, and my personal creator (Great Spirit) has no such personal interests involved and loves us all equally. Both the fox and the hare have what it takes to win, but neither gets preferential treatment. As for the priesthood, let the record speak for itself! They range from deeply devout to the religion of their choice, to self serving pedophiles. They are just people, with nothing to suggest their words are sacred, or that they are all trustworthy. They were however the scientist and physicians of the period, so we can certainly learn from their fine minds and keen sense of observation, whether we ascribe to all their actions and beliefs. GW, aka irreverent Euro/Native American mongrel heresiarch, and resident heathen/gentile/infidel

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      1. Jer

        Yes and those restrictions are OLD TESTAMENT! New Testament James 5 anointing the sick and prayer of elders is mentioned. Jesus also instructs his disciples to go out and heal the sick

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    2. Skunk Pharm Research,LLC

      On the subject of apricot kernels for cancer, do you have a link you would like to share with the readership? Have you researched it to insure that some religion doesn't proscribe it, so we can be assured of not being "cut off from our people", or going to hell? The job of telling the readership to be careful using cannabis has long been taken, and there is a lineup for the exulted position, but we welcome usable information on new cures for cancer? GW

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  5. Glenn L Fuller II

    I've done it with QWET and its quite tasty and quite potent. Rather than evaporating the ethanol, I use a simple still, (bought on on amazon or ebay), to reclaim the ethanol. I stop the distillation at the moment the temperature rises above 150 degrees centigrade. Then I the mix the residue, (hash oil), in the pot with the coconut & cinnamon oils and continue to heat the hash oil solution until no large bubbles remain.

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    1. glenn Fuller II

      Stupid me. I meant 150 degrees Fahrenheit, not Centigrade. And that leads me to a question. Why is the ethanol boiling off at 150 degrees and not 173 degrees? P.S. Also the nifty thing about this is that it's a 'one pot' process that minimizes the loss of hash oil.

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      1. themystictheurge

        Just curious, what elevation are you at? When I lived in Arizona, we were in the "High" Desert (love that pun!), 4200 feet elevation, and that actually lowered the boiling point of water so much we considered a pressure cooker for pasta..... It may also be the thermometer you're using is a tad inaccurate. Bullet point: Higher elevation you are, lower the air pressure. Lower air pressure, lower boiling points.

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  6. Linda Goodman

    I am caring for a dementia patient that I've been providing cannabis brownies to in small quantities this appears to help her for a short time ever I'm very grateful for the recipes that followed the story. My patients family are all for the cannabis treatment instead of all the pharmaceuticals she's been given.

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  7. Stephen Weglein

    Sorry, I should have added that I wish to produce my own patches ... not buy pre-made products .... I feel much more comfortable knowing what is in my medicine .... so I grow my own organically and carry out all phases of its production to winterized cannabis oil.

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  8. Stephen Weglein

    Hi .... I treat my hypertension with medible cannabis, and thruout the day, have it under control. I mix 10 grams of winterized BHO with 90 ml of organic coconut oil .... I keep it in the fridge, and take a 'smidge' on a spoon/under my tongue several times a day .... not super scientific, but it takes me from 145 to 120 ....... My issue is at night ...... the 'smidge' doesn't last through the nights sleep (nor does increasing the dose), and I wake up between 140-160 systolic in the morning. so the question is ...... How cam I make a slow release, or time release, or, ideally, a transdermal patch (to put the thc in my system, without my stomachs involvement)? Any ideas??? Thanks in advance Steve

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  10. Maudie

    I am dealing with terrible pain from a non healing open sore due to cancer. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to heal but nothing has worked. I would like to buy your Holy Anointing Oil. Will you please contact me to let me know if this is possible and also the cost of the oil. Thanks

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    1. Nicholas

      You can get Rick Simpson oil at a local dispensary this directly on your skin will help. Look up Phoniextears.ca thanks

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    2. Nate

      Hi Maudie, You can order hemp oil containing CBD at a website like this: https://www.endoca.com/Products1 It's considered an herbal supplement if the THC content is low enough (theirs is) and is legal in all 50 states.

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        1. jason

          We sell Endoca CBD oils on our website www.cbdpure.co.uk at great wholesale prices. These oils are legal, lab tested and effective. We also make a plethora of products from the oils here in the UK.

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          1. jason

            Our entourage effect cream is actually based on some of the ingredients in this holy annointing oil,minus the cinnamon. http://cbdpure.co.uk/shop/cbd-products/the-cbd-pharm-100mg-cbd-salve-10ml-the-entourage-effect/

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  12. Glenn

    Where did you come up with the ratio of emu oil to hash oil/coconut oil in your external Holy Anointing oil recipe? I am currently working to develop a line of salves and ointments using a cannabis infused coconut oil and emu oil and am trying to find the optimal emu oil to infused coconut oil ratio for maximum skin penetration.

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  13. Daniel B

    Hey Guys was looking for anointing oils and came across this site, i do not believe they are edible to be honest, but they do smell great I believe come from the Galilee in Israel... http://eingedi.net/collections/anointing-oils

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  14. henry sanchez

    I have stage 4 cancer and have tried to look for this oil everywhere and it is so expensive to process and make myself I don't know what to do....

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      1. bj Brennan

        Im not Henry but I am in wv sort of like near md but wats up?ive just went stage 4 fuckin cancer shiftin gears an putting me in a rut..esophageacal is this work . Would it be best to ingest ....how ya get

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      1. wnewton

        I am very interested in this too. I was getting ready to make some and it seems I would need 20+ grams of cannabis oil just to fill a one ounce dropper bottle. 1 gram of cannabis oil per 0.47 grams of combined coconut and essential oils seems very potent. I am making a CBD tincture for sublingual application for treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia.

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  15. Herb F

    Has anyone considered the high coumadin levels in Cassia(leaf) vs Ceylon(bark) cinnamon? Is the use of both oils here based on flavor and cost, or is it relevant to the medicinal formulation? Think I'm going to skip Cassia and sub just the bark oil

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  16. Guerric

    Hi there, Thanks for the recipe. I have seen a few online vendors offering DMSO-THC balms. Have you worked on that? I would love to hear about it.

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    1. Glenn

      The Emu Oil in their Topical Holy Anointing Oil has a high percentage of Oleic Acid which has the same skin penetrating qualities as DMSO. DMSO has been on the FDA's shitlist for some time and probably for the same reasons as cannabis, (there's a lot more money to made in alternate products). If you are going to use DMSO topically, make sure where it came from. Never use industrial grade DMSO because the any crappy by-products in it will get absorbed into your body along with the DMSO and whatever you've added to it.

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      1. Glenn

        Another MAJOR drawback to DMSO is the taste, I worked in a lab awhile ago, and had to work with the stuff. If you accidentally got some DMSO on your skin, everything tasted like Burnt Garlic for the next couple of hours. But the strange thing was that the DMSO itself had no smell at all.

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  17. Matt

    I don't understand where the cannabis is in the original recipe. It seems that there was an anointing oil in the bible, and cannabis is being arbitrarily added? Cassia is an aromatic bark, similar to cinnamon. Why is the jump being made that cassia = cannabis? I've done a small bit of research, and it seems that most believe that cassia was NOT cannabis, and that only a small section of scholars believe it was.

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    1. nate

      Cassia is cassia. Cinnamon is cinnamon. Myrrh is myrrh. But sweet calamus is a mistranslation of the Hebrew texts. According to many scholars, the original text read 'sweet cane.' The ancient Hebrew word 'kaneh-bosm,' which is believed to be the etymological root for 'cannabis,' appears five times in the Old Testament (Exodus, the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel). It's use is described as both an incense and an intoxicant. Furthermore, sweet calamus is poisonous to humans and would never have been used by ancient people in medicinal preparations.

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      1. Pyra

        Sweet calamus is definitely not poisonous to humans! The root, when chewed, acts on digestion and such. Go check out Erowid's website, he discusses his experiences with calamus. Calamus is also used in herbal homeopathy with no ill effects, and is good for skin related disorders. Not as good as calendula or plantain, but it has its place. The Bible is pretty clear on keeping a clear head; many admonitions against drunkenness and intoxication, both new and old testaments. Do you actually think that the Bible would give a recipe for priest's getting 'high' with a Holy Anointing Oil? Seriously? Come on now...

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        1. Will

          Anointing (correct spelling) oil is a topical preparation. Cannabis infusions for topical application don't cause psychoactive effects. Cannabinoids appear to have anti-inflammatory properties and are able to relieve pain without the negative side effects of opioid painkillers.

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        2. nate

          The use of cannabis does not necessarily equal intoxication. If the THCA molecule has not been decarboxylated it is not psychoactive. I have had my Holy Anointing Oil laboratory tested. Made according to the Exodus recipe, the oil contains: THCa (non-psychoactive): 1.03mg/ml THC (psychoactive): 0.34mg/ml CBD (non-psychoactive): 0.07mg/ml CBDa (also non-psychoactive): 0.58mg/ml CBN (psychoactive): 0.01mg/ml In cannabis terms, this is a very small concentration and anyone would be hard pressed to 'get high' off of it. Terpenes: Humulene 76.6ppm beta Caryophyllene 444.7ppm Myrcene 346.6 ppm Bisabolol 165.8ppm Pinene 164.6ppm Citronellol 10.5ppm Guaiol 237.3ppm Phytol 56.8ppm Valencene 28.7 Do you think it is impossible to ingest a moderate amount of an intoxicant without 'getting high'? Did Jesus not drink wine?

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    2. Mr Bob

      I think the fragrant cane is being interpreted as cannabis. Cassia is being interpreted as cassia, which is a cinnamon like fragrant bark or some such.

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  18. Ty

    Hey skunk, Have you ever tested soy lecithin in your edible oils? And if so what were your results? I have used it when making suckers with bho and coconut oil, and I believe the cannabinoids are absorbed better into to your body. More bang for the buck some say. Since lecithin is an emulsifier, everything in the edible is absorbed readily. This is what I have researched, and some experiments I have done. So I do not know if this is fact or not. What do you think? And could soy lecithin help with the absorption with the topicals by chance? Thanks TJ

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  19. bongstar420

    Do I win a prize if my tincture treats people more effectively with 5mg of THC with a total of ~18mg of canabinoids and only the scarcest of chances of getting high? Yes, I intended on a minimal dose of THC and only included it because of patients incessant demands for it despite its complete lack of necessity in the majority of cases. Did anyone ever consider that the bible (or any religious/ancient document) might not be the best source for medicine? There is plenty of modern clinical research which demonstrates the pharmacological nature of most of the substances involved here, and I never once referred to a document older than 50yrs old to discover its nature.

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    1. jef (@jefgat)

      Yes, you win the prize of self-satisfaction. But the point of the article was not that the bible might be "the best source for medicine," or that it's necessary to use documents "older than 50 years old" to find relevant information; but rather just to point out that cannabis has been used in healing for a very long time. It's just something of general interest. You did fine, but it's not a competition.

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    2. Nathan Klein

      Dear simpleton: The BIBLE is the ORIGINAL source of the knowledge that you so self-satisfactorily cherish....as this article explains. God forbid that you give credit where credit is due.

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  20. silverlithomes

    Hi, Can anyone tell me how I would modify BHO concentrate oil to take it sublingually? Any advice would help greatly! Thanks

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  21. silverlithomes

    Hi, I'm dying to know how to modify BHO concentrate oil to take it sublingually. Any advice will be great appreciated. Thanks

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  22. Deb Shilling

    Hi, what would you advise in terms of dosage for a 72 year old woman (with cancer) who's never had so much as a whiff of puff in her life! With RSO, they recommend 1/2 grain of rice per day and building up to 1 gm a day as the body starts to tolerate it. So, how many drops do you recon? Would prefer not to blow her brains out initially. Thanks

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    1. skunkpharmresearch

      When the patients tolerance is unknown, we administer about 1/3rd of a average tolerance dose and wait four hours, to see what happens, because there are some ultra low tolerance patients amongst the average folks. With HS oil, that is one drop, which is about 33 mgs. Three drops are about 100 mg, which is about where the average person starts out building tolerance. You need to build enough tolerance to take nine drops, three times a day sublingually. Dr Melamede used 3X the concentrate concurrent dosage of Citicoline, to amelorate the psychoactive effects of the THC, such as discombobulation and panic attacks. We've also been successful helping build a patients tolerance faster, by increasing the ratio of CBC to THC closer to even, using strains like Cannatonic or Maui Bubblegift.

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