Full Spectrum Living - Episode 1 - Part 1
Full Spectrum Living – Episode 1 -Part 1
Welcome, everyone, to the first episode
of Full Spectrum Living with CBD.
I’m Meredith Your Cohost.
And I am here with Jessica
joining us from Spokane, Washington.
And Adraine joining us from Lexington, Kentucky.
I’m so excited to be on this call
with you guys today on this episode.
So I thought we would start off today by
talking a little bit about your story and how
you came to work with CBD and Hemp.
So, Adriane, maybe you want to kind of
give us a little bit of the background.
It was by sheer need, to be perfectly honest.
So our son at age three had his first
seizure, and it caught us completely by surprise.
My husband and I were in the kitchen on a
really snowy, icy day, making breakfast, going
about our day.
And we heard our oldest son, who was six
at the time, he just kind of yelled out.
And he was like, mom, Colton fell down.
And so not knowing what was going on, we ran over and
we see him face down in front of the front door.
And he was seizing.
We never seen anything like it.
It scared the daylight.
We did everything wrong.
My husband put his fingers in his mouth.
All the things that now they caution you not
to do with people who are having a seizure.
Our six year old went in head.
He was frightened.
I’m on the phone with paramedics
and firefighters, just in tears.
And so we got him to the hospital.
They start doing tests on them, and they
asked the question, did the fall cause the
seizure or did the seizure cause the fall?
Honestly, we didn’t know.
I mean, it was the first thing that we’ve seen.
We hoped it was going to be the last.
And unfortunately, it wasn’t.
He very quickly progressed from one seizure to hundreds within
that week and had no idea what was going on.
And so we went on this
pharmaceutical Roulette, and we started trying
all different types of pharmaceutical products.
And with those came so many side effects.
The first being rage to the point where my husband and
I wanted to get a shirt for him that said, trust
us, it’s because he’s medicated, because it really looks like he
was just a child who was completely out of control.
We used to call him the Incredible Hulk, and
he was very mild mannered and happy before.
And he just got really aggressive.
And then from there, we tried
other medications that led to cognitive
delays, inability to regulate body temperature.
He stopped smiling.
And that still to this day, brings tears to my
eyes because you don’t realize how much that is a
huge part of who your child is until it’s gone,
until you can’t see it, until you can’t experience it.
And so we started looking for better options.
We thought, this is crazy.
One time we got them within hours of organ failure.
So we had to stop all Pharmaceuticals immediately,
which is harmful in and of itself.
And so we started looking.
We tried ketogenic diets, and then we found
cannabis that doesn’t get you high, right.
People were moving their kids across the country
to medical marijuana States looking for this product,
this marijuana that doesn’t get you high.
So in our research, honestly, my husband,
I credit all that to him.
His reading and researching and really looking
into things that’s when he found out
that it’s not marijuana, it’s him.
So we started advocating for the legalization
here within the state of Kentucky.
We didn’t want to uproot our family
and move across the United States.
Of course, more power to those parents who do that.
But we wanted to effect change here.
And so we did.
And because of that, when hemp was legalized in
2013 here in Kentucky, followed up by the federal
farm Bill of 2014, we started farming hemp.
We were one of the original companies
given a program to farm in 2014.
But fast forward to today.
There’s so much stuff that goes in between there.
But fast forward today. Our son, Colten.
He’s now seizure free.
He’s Pharma free.
He just takes our products.
He’s able to play sports that he wants to.
He can sweat and regulate his body temperature.
He’s right on grade level.
He is a very normal, healthy, fully
functioning 14 year old stinky boy.
That must have been such an emotional ride for you
guys to go through all of that and to not
be able to have somebody provide you with a solution.
It was really scary.
And we started looking and
reaching out to other parents.
And sadly, people talk about CBD
being the wild, wild west now.
And yes, I’ll agree with them to some point,
but he was even more so then parents were
being shipped products that were like 100% straight THC
or that had absolutely no CBD or therapeutic properties,
or they were just having their money taken and
not receiving any product at all.
So we wanted money as well.
The pricing then was a lot higher. Absolutely.
So we wanted to be that safe place for
parents, and then it’s just grown beyond that.
That’s an incredible, incredible story.
And I’m so glad it sounds like you have
so much knowledge and such a heart for what
hemp is really able to do for people.
And we’re going to talk in a little bit about
the show and what you’re hoping to create here and
why people are going to want to tune in.
But first, let’s hear from Jessica how you
got involved with bluegrass hemp and exactly what
it is that brought you to this opportunity. Sure. Yeah.
So another personal story.
Adriane kind of touched on some families that moved
to Colorado to find treatments for their kids.
And we were borderline almost one of those families.
So my sister in law, who is now 16, her name is Paige.
She was essentially one of the first clients of
Bluegrass Hemp Oil, and it was basically with Paige.
She has autism spectrum disorder.
And really at the time, years ago, violent rages that were
three or four times a day, I mean, at least.
And the intensity of those wages got to a point
where we were really fearful of what happens when she’s
a teenager, when she is bigger than her mom, who
is a petite person, and we already at age six,
seven, eight, we’re really struggling to maintain her behaviors and
keep her from hurting herself or us going to really
extreme lengths to try and keep her safe.
But it was just seemed like such an uphill battle
that we honestly were just really desperate for anything.
We had gone the pharmaceutical route as well.
And I think our point of kind of realizing something
just wasn’t right was she had the rage naturally.
But a lot of the Pharmaceuticals brought
out wages even more so for her.
She lost her smile, too.
You would walk in the room and she didn’t even respond.
It was just she didn’t register that
anyone was even there half the time.
And so we took her to a psychiatrist appointment one day,
and she literally pulled out a list of Pharmaceuticals and read
all of them and asked, have you tried this?
Have you tried that?
And we had tried every single option on her list.
And at that point, we just said, forget it.
And these Pharmaceuticals have brought
out the worst in her.
We still battle the rages, and now we
battle the side effects like weight gain or
nausea or just so many different things.
We got desperate as well and temporarily went out
to Colorado to be with some family members there
to try our hand at obtaining cannabis for her.
And we weren’t familiar with the alternatives.
And needless to say, that just didn’t go well.
It wasn’t a good suit for her at the time.
We came back and advocated when we found out
that hemp was an option and started advocating.
And my family met the Adriane and Bill, the owners.
And it was just kind of a
journey from there to fast forward.
It took about two months to see results per Page.
Once we were able to actually get a product, which
Adriane mentioned, we had one of the first licenses.
We also have one of the first products.
And that was a really big deal at the time
because there was a lot of stalling from certain companies
to try and influence the market, and we needed it.
So we have one of the first
products Pages, one of the first clients.
And five years later, she’s
pharmaceutical free as well.
She’s had one rage in five years,
one single rage in five years.
She’s fully verbal.
She potty trained herself in two months, which
was astonishing because we had basically given up
on that, didn’t think it would be possible.
She smiles and she laughs and she’s very crazy,
and she’s got friends and she’s got hobbies and
she loves animals and she has a quality of
life that we knew was not an option.
At one point, we just knew
that wasn’t an option for her.
And now it is.
And it’s just been a lifesaver for
not just her, but the entire family.
I mean, I was a hired bodyguard,
essentially, for her to assist her full
time to keep her from hurting herself.
And so anyways, it’s impacted not just her
life, but mine and everyone in the family.
And we’re just grateful for BHO.
Yeah, that’s incredible.
And I think I don’t even probably really need to ask why
you guys want to have this podcast, why you want to have
this show, but I want to hear it in your own words.