Spanish is one of our most in-demand languages for our educational services, as we are now serving over 35,000 people worldwide!! This has prompted us to make our Orientation Series available for those who speak Spanish. We will continue to host this class in English most every other week, with an occasional class offered in Spanish. Our first Spanish class will be held June 6 at 1 PM Mountain Time; to join us online or in-person RSVP below. Click here for more information about our recurring English educations.
Holy moly, it's May! This month I sat down with Erika (Erika Rae is her pet name, when you need a quick project done last minute LOL!) Erika started out as Executive Administrator in 2014, when this whole crazy thing started. Erika was about to book a European trip as an au pair, ready to see the world, when she dropped all of her plans to help RoC become what we are today, and we would not have been the same without her. She developed and meticulously guards the Realm Cares program. The success of clients on Realm Cares thrills her, and she feels their struggles and their disappointments. This is because Erika embodies Realm Cares, Erika Cares.
See, she is what I call a human unicorn. She is vivacious, intelligent, caring, courageous and authentic. She's a vegan. She's a Pantheist, respecting all things around her. She's a musician. She loves kids. She is a caretaker. And in addition to all this, to all those she cares for, she has her own physical and emotional battles. This has prompted her to take care of herself and transition away from the Realm of Caring at this point in her life, and we couldn't be sadder to see her go, nor more happy for her to continue to develop her wings and fly.
Now, drying my tears, let's get on with this amazing interview:
Nicole: "Say "Hi," Erika Rae!"
Erika: "Good morning!"
It was an honor and privilege to meet such a humble and wise scientist as Dr. Mechoulam. He educated us on the historical path of Cannabis Research, future implications and his thoughts as to where the research will expand.
Mechoulam’s interview was enlightening and fascinating. As the 'Grandfather of Cannabis Research', he has pushed many boundaries and is the Foundation for all modern Cannabis Research. Starting with his experiments with Lebanese Hashish in the 1960’s, he not only isolated but also synthesized and identified the principal psychoactive component of Cannabis, D-9 THC. Further breakthroughs included the discovery of the Endogenous Cannabinoid transmitters, Anandamide and 2-AG and their respective receptors, appropriately named the Cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors, or for short, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These discoveries led to the elucidation of the Endocannabinoid system as a complete and separate system, yet one that is closely intertwined with almost all of the body’s other systems, especially the Nervous and Immune systems, to regulate homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system controls how we are born and how we die, and in between, how we grow, eat, sleep, remember and forget.
"I am a 24-year-old male with Cerebral Palsy, and I believe certain properties of the cannabis plant help with spasticity, but I would like to do more research having to do with the brain, specifically the brains of people with CP. Unless we remove marijuana from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance list, we cannot do this research effectively."
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The Realm of Caring's CEO, Heather Jackson and our esteemed Care Specialist John Matu were excited to meet and chat with some great names in football at the CW Bronco Alumni Lab Tour last week. The tour was part of the Broncos continued efforts to learn about CW Hemp as a safe and effective means of combating issues brought about from a career in the NFL. "After we visited this group at Mile High Stadium they wanted to learn more at Charlotte's web," said Del Jolly. Several players also joined our Observational Research Registry we're conducting with Johns Hopkins University.
"When you have kiddos with #specialneeds, you just figure it out," says RoC Outreach Director, Nicole Mattison. "Millie's nurse is on #vacation, and luckily RoC's #officeculture is such that I can bring her in with me if I need to. It takes a village you know, so thankfully her amazing therapists were able to accommodate the quick change of location." Here Millie is receiving #occupationaltherapy from @MGAHomeHealthcare.
Our esteemed Care Specialists Linnette Chitla and John Matu attended the second annual CannMed conference in Boston this past week. They had the privilege of meeting some vanguard researchers and listening to cutting edge lectures.