Interview with Luke about CBD Hemp Oil and his Cancer

Posted by Administrator on 3/24/2016

Have you ever wanted to speak directly to a person with cancer who is taking CBD hemp oil and ask them some questions about their condition, what CBD they’re taking and what effects the CBD is having on their cancer?  Well, we have.   And, one of our owners, Luke, has cancer and has helped give our company input on how the cannabidiol (CBD) is affecting him and his cancer.


Read the following Q & A to learn firsthand from Luke:


1.  1.  When were you first diagnosed with cancer?  What kind of cancer was it?  How did you first feel when you found out?


Was first diagnosed in 2012.  I knew something had been going on for a few years, but I had no idea what.  But, I just wasn’t getting well.  I went to my primary care physician and the short answer was that he wanted me to get an ultrasound.  On the drive home from the ultrasound he called and basically said, turn around.  I knew then what the answer was.  They had found a large mass in my colon.  


 2.       When you first got cancer, did you immediately turn to cannabidiol, either from hemp or marijuana, since you live in a medical marijuana state?  What type of treatments (chemo, holistic, etc) did you try and what were their side effects, if any?  How did you feel about taking these treatments?  Were you in support of them, leery of them?


For my first round of cancer, I did not take chemo, instead it was surgery.  They went in and removed it.  Originally, I knew a little about CBD hemp oil, and of course I knew all about marijuana since I live in a medical marijuana state and its been around for years and I’ve been around it.  So, I thought, why not try something.  And, so after the surgery, I took Rick Simpson’s Oil (RSO) for quite a while.  But, I had various issues with RSO, namely finding a consistent supply of it and getting an exact dosage of what I needed.  The RSO had a lot of variation in what it contained.  Also, I got tired of being high and sleepy and stupid all the time. 


The medications I was on had horrible side effects:  burning, itching, diarrhea, constipation (at the same time ???), couldn’t sleep, had to sleep.  I mean, I was a basket case taking all this crap. 


3.       What support did you have around you, family friends, etc?  How were they supportive and what did they advise, if anything?


Everyone around me jumped in for support….very humbling.   You never realize what you got until you get into this situation.  Friends, family.  Everyone has opinion about what you should do.  Friends would offer some suggestions but wouldn’t try to force any ideas on me.  They just more threw things out there, but also listened as I shared my ideas.  I am VERY thankful for all those who have and continue to support me!


4.       What were the doctors telling you about your outlook, prognosis, chance of beating cancer?


They originally said, we’ll remove it and it’ll go away.  It did not.  Very soon after my surgery, it came back.  It had metasticized and now I had numerous tumors throughout my body.


5.       Did you beat the cancer?  Knowing you had a recurrence, tell us about that.  Tell us what kind of cancer it is and where it has been found and how developed or progressed it is. 


As we just learned from the previous question, no, I did not beat it.  It came back in 2014 with a freaking vengeance.   And, I’m still battling it.  But, now it seems to be contained.  It is not growing and not active and so far is not spreading any more.


6.        Mentally, physically and spiritually, how did you handle the news of this recurrence?  How did you family and friends handle it?  How strong of a chance of beating it again did the doctors offer you?


I just reasoned it out:  I gotta do what I gotta do and we’ll make it happen.  Physically, its rough.  Lots of pain and lots of being tired.  This time, its back and it ain’t going away.  Spiritually and mentally, its hard on me and hard on my family.  Family has to stand by and watch but they can’t really do anything.  Its stressful for all of us.


7.       What treatments are/have you taken for this round of cancer?  Tell us specifically any side effects the treatments have had, such as chemo causing skin cracking, etc, as well as any others.  Did you take RSO and/or CBD hemp oil for this recurrence?


This time I am taking chemo.  Its nasty.  Horrible stuff with horrible side effects.  Chemo is nasty and so are all the other medications I take.  They cause me so much pain and discomfort and inflammation all around my body.


This time, I knew I didn’t want to take RSO anymore.  I just couldn’t handle being high and sleepy all the time.  I found CBD hemp oil and that helped with MANY of these side effects.   Namely, the CBD took away a lot of the pain and discomfort I was having from the medications and the cancer.  The CBD from Hemp really made a huge difference in my life.  One huge piece of proof for me of what CBD could do was this:  from the medications, I had blistering feet and hands; they would bleed and itch and they were horribly painful.  Within days of beginning CBD, it was gone!  GONE!  It was then that I knew what CBD was capable of.


8.      Knowing at some point you began taking CBD, why did you do this and what did it do for you?  If it provided actual benefit towards beating the cancer, how could the doctors’ tests and results support this, if they could?


As I stated previously, I took it and found out it helped immensely with the various pains I had.


While there is no actual test that shows what the CBD is doing –vs- what the chemo is doing, the doctors are all very supportive of me taking the CBD and they believe it is helping.  In fact, I have met many other cancer patients whose oncologists have recommended they find some and begin taking it.  A lot of oncologists these days seem to be recommending CBD hemp oil.


9.       Specifically, why do you take the CBD Hemp Oil drops you take?  How do you take them?


Well, as you know, we conducted a lot of research before I started taking any CBD.  And, it seemed that the company who now supplies our company (Highland Pharms) with our CBD for our products had the best quality and had actual testing to support what they were doing.  So, I tried their CBD.  Their CBD is now in our bottles.  So, obviously, I now use our brand: Highland Pharms CBD hemp oil.


It is not the cheapest.  It is not the most expensive.  However, based on the various ones I’ve taken, for me, at least, it is the best. 


I take it by putting it into vegan caps.  I do this because hemp oil doesn’t taste that great.  Again, I’ve tried others and some taste like licking the bottom of an ash tray.  Ours at least tastes natural, like a plant.  But, its still not “yum yum”, you know what I mean?  Now a days I can take it straight and its no big deal.  But, I still take it in caps because its just easiest for me to build a bunch of caps, then pop a cap when I’m supposed to.  Its an easy way to get my dosage when I need it.  And, now, I’m taking between 45mg and 60mg a day, depending on how I’m feeling.  That’s a pretty high dose, but I’m not a tiny guy AND that’s just what my body needs.  To me, not feeling as bad as I used to is well worth it.


10.   This is your chance to open the microphone and tell anyone whatever you’d like to tell them about your experience with CBD hemp oil and Cancer.


I don’t have a whole lot to add.  What I will say, though, is that we’ve needed to get this message out for a while.  Hemp is fantastic plant and people need to know about it.  They need to do their research and come to their own conclusions.  But, obviously, it has helped me and I believe it can help many others.

 


And, there you have it.  From Luke Johnston, Co-Owner of Highland Pharms CBD and Cancer Fighter!  Feel free to leave comments or questions below:

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2 Comments

Sherri Zimmerman
Date: 4/18/2016
Thank you Luke for this interview. I am just beginning to try CBD and am looking forward to it though I do not have cancer. I am recommending it to a friend that was just diagnosed with colon cancer 4 months ago. Thank you again for your wisdom. Sherri
Sir Norman Gray
Date: 4/24/2016
July of 2015 I found out that I had CLL, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, stage 0/1, and then in Feb. 2016 I was informed I had two nodules, one on my thyroid and one in the right lower section of my right lung. I started using a vape pen with a mixture of 50 mg of blueberry cbd and 100 mg of raspberry cbd oil for a total of 150 cbd. My CLL is at stage 1/2 now, but the nodule in my right lung has reduced in size, and the one on my right lower side of thyroid has stayed the same size. It has been three in a half mouths of using the blended cbd oil. I am going to try the 300 mg of cbd to see if that will make a difference and hoping that it does, then I hope not to be starting chemo in May. I also have neuropathy, but I am not a diabetic, and I have noticed a difference since starting to use the cbd in a vape pen, I barely notice the burning and stinging from it. I know that cbd does work, at least for me, and I do my best to tell people about it.
Ellen Bates
Date: 8/6/2016
I never knew cannabis oil was indeed wonderful and very effective in the treatment of cancer "if not by the government and there so called rules to regulate cannabis my dad would still have been alive. Thanks to the new policy of legalizing cannabis in my state and have even lost my husband kidney, and it was really shocked and surprised when I see a lot of documentary on how the cannabis oil had helped many people to whom His family thought they never could do next undergoing several "Chemo" from the department of my heart, and I have to say a word of appreciation to Dr Brown Nelson for timely intervention in the lives of my husband suffering from kidney cancer. As I write this testimony in this blog my husband is so strong and healthy even though he have not completed the total dosage "for cannabis and medical consultation opportunity and get in touch with him if you are a cancer patient through their email: (brownnelson07@aol.com) so you can get more details. Treatment Reginae: I have a pretty big tolerance for marijuana, so my husband started off with a full grain of rice sized amount of oil instead of a half grain. I gradually increased the dosage every night until he reached a full gram each night. The standard protocol for Dr Brown Nelson Oil is ingesting a total of 60 grams over the course of 2-3 months, but I had 70 grams in total for safe measure. I used the excess as a topical skin care treatment, attacking the visible brown spots on hisface and neck. 3 months later, my husband cancer was in full remission. Within 4 months, my husband was free from cancer- and officially received a clean bill of health from our doctors. What they don’t know is that the majority of my treatment was using by Dr Brown Nelson Oil. I did use some of the medication they prescribed, but it was in combination with the oil. I am elated I want to continue sharing with people who are experiencing what my husband went through that there is absolutely hope and a cure out there. They just need to be proactive and aggressive with treatment, don,t wait until it is too late. Get your medication via Email: (brownnelson07@aol.com) In addition to being an effective cancer fighter, there are some nice side effects that come from using the Dr Brown Nelson oil, for instance, I no longer need to take any pain killers. Just one or two drops of the oil will ease the pain and help you sleep like a baby. Best of all, its natural . . . Thanks to all the staff at Dr Brown Garden who guided me throughout this journey. You guys are awesome!
Ellen Bates
Date: 8/6/2016
I never knew cannabis oil was indeed wonderful and very effective in the treatment of cancer "if not by the government and there so called rules to regulate cannabis my dad would still have been alive. Thanks to the new policy of legalizing cannabis in my state and have even lost my husband kidney, and it was really shocked and surprised when I see a lot of documentary on how the cannabis oil had helped many people to whom His family thought they never could do next undergoing several "Chemo" from the department of my heart, and I have to say a word of appreciation to Dr Brown Nelson for timely intervention in the lives of my husband suffering from kidney cancer. As I write this testimony in this blog my husband is so strong and healthy even though he have not completed the total dosage "for cannabis and medical consultation opportunity and get in touch with him if you are a cancer patient through their email: (brownnelson07@aol.com) so you can get more details. Treatment Reginae: I have a pretty big tolerance for marijuana, so my husband started off with a full grain of rice sized amount of oil instead of a half grain. I gradually increased the dosage every night until he reached a full gram each night. The standard protocol for Dr Brown Nelson Oil is ingesting a total of 60 grams over the course of 2-3 months, but I had 70 grams in total for safe measure. I used the excess as a topical skin care treatment, attacking the visible brown spots on hisface and neck. 3 months later, my husband cancer was in full remission. Within 4 months, my husband was free from cancer- and officially received a clean bill of health from our doctors. What they don’t know is that the majority of my treatment was using by Dr Brown Nelson Oil. I did use some of the medication they prescribed, but it was in combination with the oil. I am elated I want to continue sharing with people who are experiencing what my husband went through that there is absolutely hope and a cure out there. They just need to be proactive and aggressive with treatment, don,t wait until it is too late. Get your medication via Email: (brownnelson07@aol.com) In addition to being an effective cancer fighter, there are some nice side effects that come from using the Dr Brown Nelson oil, for instance, I no longer need to take any pain killers. Just one or two drops of the oil will ease the pain and help you sleep like a baby. Best of all, its natural . . . Thanks to all the staff at Dr Brown Garden who guided me throughout this journey. You guys are awesome!
viljoen1
Date: 10/30/2016
“It continuously amazes me how much RSO cannabis oil fought my cancer – with no side effects or risks. Alongside the killing of my cancer cells, which is the most important factor to me, RSO cannabis oil also helped with pain and nausea. Indeed, the quality of my life improved all around. Thanks to Rick Simpson Oil which i procured And, with my growing experience along side expanding clinical trial data, I find myself more and more confident in RSO cannabis oil and I'm now CANCER FREE and thus sharing this statement. Contact him via email: ricksimpsoncancerresearchcure@gmail.com for your own cure God bless you Rick” Yours in cancer survival Viljoen Naudina

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