Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


I’ve had a wisdom tooth extraction followed by an abscess, and the pain was not gone w/in 24 hours. I found that the Vicoden has such a safe dose of narcotic that it would wear off before the four hour interval. I did better alternating large doses of Ibuprofen (like 4-5) with heavy icing. Ice can be a great pain killer, and as my daughter was just telling my son, it actually does help promote healing too — reducing swelling. All of which is not to say I don’t wish I had your organic herbal preparations when I go for my front tooth extraction. I’ve put it off over 40 years already, since I first caught a baseball in my mouth about age 13, by “babying” it when eating, but time is catching up and the original fracture is growing much faster than when I was young. I can definitely relate to the concern about possible cannabis-induced paranoia-type reactions while in the dentist’s chair!

Yeah, I was careful to stick with indicas for that one. But I once had an overdose of nitrous oxide at a different dentist, and hallucinated that I was John Lennon being shot to death. No fun atall…

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