Room addition reveal: This two-car garage took a turn for the practical

I can’t write about home improvement, and what I’ve done to my childhood home, without admitting something outright: The room addition really is a two-car garage.

Many years ago, a contractor named Bullock made top-notch garages in the Quad-Cities area. This house’s garage is a Bullock.

So, not long after dad had his Bullock garage built, he decided to call Bullock again.

“Can you build me a two-car garage, but then can I just make it into a room addition?”

The answer was yes, and this 30×20 room addition was born.

With two boys ages 15 and 6, mom and dad wanted a dedicated dining room in the house, with a server pass-through to the kitchen, for the proper indulgence in large family meals.

My family had lots and lots of problems, but we always ate together for a meal, and we always had very good food to eat (a la meat and potatoes…no pop in the house ever, no chips).

So, adding a large room where everyone could gather for television, homework or guitar lessons (yes, my mom and I took guitar lessons, and we had them once a week on the floor of the front room) made perfect sense.

John Peaches

The old living room became the dining room we never had. I’m building up to that redo post, as that is (and always has been) my favorite room in the house.

Well, I’m fast learning to love them all the same!

Crimson and gold hues courtesy of a tip from Caroline Ruhl

Initially, my parents decorated that room addition in all the hottest trending colors – variations on an explosion of fall hues. In the 1970s, golds, red and oranges were all the rage. They often came together in Autumnal shag carpet patterns.

Peaches Chair

Peaches Heitz was a fixture at the venerable Heitz estate in the Redneck Ritz addition of Rock Island for many years. She died in 1991 and rests in the back yard. Here, you can get a feel for the cutting-edge decor of the room addition when it first was completed in 1976. Below, my redo of the spacious “front room.”

Front Room

The furnishings of the era similarly matched the 1970s confetti of earth tones.

When dad bought the house again, the carpet was a very tired and worn standard beige, the walls a very dirty-looking off-white. Everything was the same inside throughout (carpet and paint).

Interior colors not chosen simply for Rocky Pride

For my front room, I went with paint colors called “Spotlight” (the yellow) and “Robust” (the red). Actually, these colors run as a theme throughout the interior of my home.

I think a lot of people just assume I chose them because they represent “Rocky Pride” – our high school’s colors are crimson and gold.

But in fact, that’s not why I picked them.

Many years ago, while writing a column for the newspaper called “Ask the Times,” a reader wanted to know the best colors for painting a home. Period. Interior or exterior.

“Oh, that’s easy, yellow, or red, inside or out,” answered the always-helpful Caroline Ruhl when I gave her a ring on the telly.

The Ruhl name has been synonymous with excellence in real estate in the Quad-Cities for many decades.

I had QC General do the painting. In retrospect, I could have saved money and painted it myself. I only say this because I already am fantasizing about re-painting.

On the other hand, I’m glad the two rooms I did paint myself are the bedrooms, and almost nobody ever sees them.

Painting is hard work that requires much skill.

Flooring doesn’t come cheap

For flooring, I went with Long’s Carpet and Interiors. I found the experience of shopping for floor coverings rather aggravating. I came to the conclusion that there is no “great deal.” You get what you pay for.

But, you get value, too, at Long’s Carpet and Interiors. It wasn’t cheap, but it was quality so I didn’t mind the price. They put up with me going in there once a week for months. Very, very, very nice and decent people.

Same with the Loves.

Read more: Why I chose a metal roof for my home

When you find something you like, just get it. There is no “great deal” in flooring. I shopped over a year and changed my mind a thousand times.

Finally, the plush, grey carpet seen here (with very nice pad) cost just over $2,000 installed.

Furnishings a bit of a hodge-podge

Many people wonder why I did not invest in all kinds of new furniture when I got money from my dad and redid the house.

Well, traveling was a bigger priority. And I don’t regret that choice.

The leather couch and checkered brown/green chair came from Furniture Row shortly after dad bought the house again and we moved in together in 2012. The couch was scratch and dent. The dual recliner cost under $700.

The end tables are older than the hills. One of the end tables actually is original to mom and dad’s marriage. The others hand-me-downs my dad purchased from my Aunt Enid.

End tables

That book case is a Kmart original, circa 1980s. I really have had it that long. It stayed in my brother’s basement the entire time I was in Los Angeles.

And it goes without saying all the Pez dispensers are even older than that.


I decided to go without draperies throughout the house and just use valences and blinds. I see no use for draperies when I’ve got the blinds. I prefer either full light or none at all, most of the time.

Coming up: The “phone booth’ bathroom that was in dire need of an overhaul

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Am I happy with my metal roof? Heck yeah! Thirty years of savings will add up

Editor’s note: File this under ‘When writers don’t write the obvious.’ Everybody asks about my red metal roof. Never have I blogged about it. Until right now.

before roof

The before and after pictures are striking. They are courtesy of QC General, who did a bang-up incredible job on my roof, windows, and much of the interior of my home.

But the roof is signature. Great job, QC General!

I can get a little paranoid at times. It doesn’t help when people who drive by your house for the first time often slow down and rubberneck because it’s just…well, cool.

So now instead of getting paranoid, when people drive slow by the house and gawk at it, I say, “Hello! Why, yes, thank you! Yes, it is beautiful home, a gift from my parents.”

october house

Is it Whitey’s? Is it Hungry Hobo? No! It’s my ‘Cool as H’ house!

I Ubered home from the dispensary a bit ago with my favorite ‘mom driver,’ as I call her.

“There it is! The pretty red and white house,” she said as she pulled up.

Nothing makes me bat my eyes more fluttericiously than when somebody compliments my house.

And then she asked about the roof, as everyone does.

“Do you like having a metal roof?”

Heck yeah, I do!

I love my metal roof. I can’t say one bad thing about it.

There’s the obvious: It’s so cool!

Perhaps it’s not for everyone. But I suspect many people, like my dad (it was all his idea) think those metal roofs are practical, too.

They are practical.

Insurance savings rolls off roof and into my pocket

I bet you didn’t know your homeowner’s insurance plunges when you put a quality metal roof on your house.  Mine dove about 20 percent.

I have the same nationwide insurer as probably a third of you reading this, if not more.

These roofs, on top of being guaranteed not to fade for 30 years (by then my eyesight will have severely faded anyway), also are impact resistant.

If you neighbor’s chimney is hurled into your roof during a tornado, it will bounce right off and end up going through someone else’s roof.

Well, hopefully not. But you get my point.

Rollerblading on the roof

People wonder if it sounds like a tin can inside when it rains. As my contractor always said, “It’s like a full pop can. Not any empty pop can.”

Which is the perfect way to describe the sound. There’s a metallic hint, but not in an annoying way.

The roof is put on over the top of your old roof. It’s not just metal separating you and the sky!

When I worked at the Quad-City Times, a big-box building with a metal roof, it always sounded like people were roller skating on the roof when it rained. It was more of a “whirrrrrrr” sound.

In my house when it’s raining (but only when it’s raining hard), it sounds the same, really, just on a much smaller scale.

It sounds very nice when it rains, actually. I love it.

I love everything about my house, and my roof.

There are a couple of things about the roof that do, um, make me sit up in bed sometimes. Occasionally you will hear snaps and cracks that are very loud. I don’t know if it is settling or what. It’s loud enough that I go outside and make sure it’s still attached.

Yes, I’m serious!

But I’m not worried about it. There’s nothing wrong with my roof. Someone told me it has to do with heat reflecting on the roof.

Airport sound heavily magnified

The other thing you might not expect is that when an airplane flies overhead it is LOUDER than it was with the shingled roof. Much louder.

I live directly in the flight path (and not terribly far from the runway) of the Quad-City International Airport. Thankfully, as those of us who live here know, it’s not really an “international airport” by a traveler’s definition.

And I’m very grateful for that!

But there is enough activity that, coupled with my metal roof, I never forget it’s there anymore. Which isn’t a problem. I love aviation.

But it will wake me up if I’m napping. I think the last flight lands at 11 p.m. and the first flight leaves between 5 and 6 a.m.

Plane landing

Bored regional sales reps float over Nature’s Treatment of Illinois in preparation for landing at MLI. They silently but excitedly anticipate recreational marijuana approval, expected next year.

Cool tidbit about my house: I can hear that first airplane take off in the morning from the second its jets start firing to when it’s roaring over the top of my house. While I live close to the airport (a mile as the crow flies I would guess), you wouldn’t expect I could so clearly hear that up by St. Pius Church.

I also live next to a hospital with a very busy helipad. The helicopters, in fact, make an even more eerie, loud sound than the airplanes now that I have my metal roof.

Honestly, it does startle me quite a bit sometimes.

How much does a metal roof cost?

By my experience, a metal roof will cost you at least double the price of a quality shingle roof. I have a small house, which made it possible for me, thanks to my dad.

I paid a little more than $8,000 for my roof. That’s a bargain. It never will need replaced. The house insurance went down about 20 percent.

And, the roof is just cool! It comes in many colors. Some that make a statement, like mine. Others more muted.

The shutters actually do exactly match the roof, but the sun has to be hitting the house just right to see that. The metal roof changes hues through the day, and the shadows from the tree distort the color of the shutters.

I also had every window in the house replaced when the roof was put on. The windows were original to the house (1943 and 1976 room addition).

All of the work needed to be done. The windows cost just a tad bit more than $3,000 for 10 windows. They tilt out to clean and all that fancy stuff.

It’s amazing what new windows in your house can do. Mine were so old they rattled like clapboards in their frames with even the slightest breeze. Now it’s like a vault inside my house if the windows are closed, which is paradise for writers who love quiet.

They are awesome, high-quality windows. I love them. Full disclosure: I love them until something goes wrong! 🙂

After getting sober, I painted the property red

The yard lamp is painted with leftover paint from the front door. When dad already was in the memory care facility, he told me one day where the paint was in the basement.

He said, “Go paint the lamp post red.”

Then I went about painting everything red. Sober people do whatever it takes to busy themselves!

The paint was right where dad said it was. I painted the railings red and the trim on the awnings red, too.

His response when he saw it: “No, you silly bas&*rd! Gray! Gray! I said to paint everything gray!”

A little note about the yard lamp. Dad found that at an estate sale and put it in the yard. But he never added electricity to it.

When dad bought the house back from the previous owner, it was nicely wired.

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Please join me in celebrating the joy I found by renovating my childhood home

I am incredibly blessed to have inherited my childhood home. Dad even left me money to make it new again.

Yet I have resisted writing about this amazing experience. There likely is no greater joy than having a piece of the American dream. When it’s where you were born as a kid – and when it slipped out of your hands once before – building the perfect home becomes even more meaningful.

Yes. I inherited the same house twice.

Long story.

I can’t take credit for the exterior. The red metal roof, red shutters, red lamp post, and red railing all were my dad’s idea.

But I agreed with all of it. In fact, I was like…wow, dad.

The man already had been admitted to a memory care community when he gave me these specific instructions. I never will forget it.

I told him metal roofs are extremely expensive. He crossed his eyes and goes, “HA! HA! HA! HA!”

Indeed, he knew something I didn’t.

I put every extra dime I got from dad, on top of the house, into the house. Well, I also bought a car (and then sold it) and went on my soon-to-be famous Connie Contrails Rainbow Tour.

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In the days ahead, I’m going to go room by room and show you what I have done to improve my childhood home and make it even more comfortable. And, why I did it.

I actually did make some pretty smart consumer choices, and I did my research, too. I also like to think most people are shocked when they see the inside of my home, as I lived in somewhat dumpy environs a long time. I don’t think anyone would have thought I had taste in decorating.

In fact, I know they didn’t.

For now, here are shots of the outside of my childhood home. The first shot you see is the present. The second shot is when my parents bought the home – for $12,800 – in 1963. It was built in 1943.

The home originally was just under 800 square feet. Today, it is 1,043 square feet.

“Green Shutters” house

Green Shutters

I know. It’s precious. But I wasn’t going to put green shutters and a green metal roof on this time!

My dad added a garage about 10 years later. He loves telling the story of going before the Rock Island City Council for permission. Truly it was one of the most exciting experiences in his life, as was a 15-minute airplane ride to Chicago once to visit a friend who was working for AT&T.

My dad was an absolutely incredible man. Due to a rare brain disease that claimed his life in a horrific manner, he lived most of his life very misunderstood.

You can read about my dad’s rare brain disease, FTD, by clicking here.

The L-shape is born

Room Addition

The second shot is when my parents added a room addition to the house in 1976. That’s a blog in and of itself.

I remember being scared as hell because we didn’t have a front door for a while. Just a piece of plywood.

I hired a general contractor for my home renovations, and I don’t regret it. For people in the Quad-Cities, I hired Andy Love of QC General Contracting. The only thing he didn’t do in my home was the carpet in the front room. I went with Long’s Interiors, Rock Island.

I am beyond pleased with them, too.

Ikea furniture from 1992 still sturdy

As for furniture, well…I still have my Ikea pieces from when I moved to Los Angeles in 1992. I am NOT kidding! I bought them at the Carson store.

I’ll show you my “Ikea Classic” collection very soon, I promise!

I have some other things, too. But I sure wish we had an Ikea around here.

I am a very blessed man. Please come inside my home with me via these blog posts and let me share my joyous journey to home improvement with you.

It’s a journey we all want to take. And it’s so fun and uplifting to write about.

I’ll post again very soon. I’ll start with the front room. Hopefully I can offer some tips and helpful hints for when you’re ready to renovate.

Until next time.

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Blood pressure down, anxiety receding. Me. Pharma free.

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During my decade-plus as a bloated, overweight alcoholic, one thing I noticed about cannabis is that it soothed my body as well as my mind.

For example, it would cease the profound and profuse sweating that used to afflict me in the height of my alcoholism and obesity. It would relax my body, which I now understand is called a “body high.”

This “body high” usually is brought on by consuming cannabis containing high amounts of CBD.

Read my most recent paid writing assignment in the medical cannabis space: CBD helps people with PTSD when all hope is lost

But I also noticed, and I mentioned this to my dispensary wellness consultant, that marijuana served as a diuretic.

I mentioned this because, as a ballooned-out drunk with a bright red face that looked ready to pop, I often found relief after extremely long urinations.

I knew when my blood pressure was high. I would be coked-up, liquored-up, and I could feel the angry blood trying to course through my veins.

The throbbing in my head (I could feel my temple pulse), the pain behind my eyes (this still happens even in sobriety when my BP is high) and, quite frankly, pain in my chest.


And usually, in those days of drugs, booze, cigarettes and fast food, when a heart attack was just one more Quad-City Times assignment away, after smoking pot out on the patio at the tavern and going inside for a very long pee, I always felt better.

Indeed, we already know cannabis is a diuretic – if only scientifically so in rats.

“These data indicate that cannabinoids have robust diuretic effects in rats that are mediated via CB1 receptor mechanism,” concluded Peronis et al. in 2014 in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.  These data indicate that cannabinoids have robust diuretic effects in rats that are mediated via CB1 receptor mechanisms.

“Overall, our data indicate that diuresis is a CB1-mediated effect that may serve as a reliable and objective physiologic measure of cannabinoid action in rats; the circumstances under which these results represent a potential therapeutic benefit or potential liability of cannabinoids remain to be determined.”

Government won’t allow apples-to-apples cannabis research

Before you say “TMI,” I never connected the dots between cannabis as a diuretic – indeed, that’s what many blood pressure medications are, or what they ultimately hope to accomplish – and its impact on hypertension.

I asked the wellness consultant if he ever had heard of marijuana being used to treat hypertension and, if so, which strains might be most appropriate.

Appropriately, he said it was an interesting question but that the research just isn’t there to offer a conclusive answer.

He’s absolutely right, but with the liberty of a writer, I decided to poke around the medical research archives to see what I could find anecdotally.

I found plenty of evidence to support my theory that medical cannabis treats my other chronic condition, hypertension, safely and effectively even — without medication.

And nobody would ever argue against the fact that it does the same for my chronic PTSD-related anxiety.

Read more: How I got off benzodiazepines with medical cannabis

When there is no credible, peer-reviewed medical research – indeed, because our federal government will not allow it – anecdotal or animal research is often all we have.


I’ll start with recent research from across the pond that suggests THC actually worsens high blood pressure symptoms.

Caution: Great Britain’s uppity resistance to cannabis is even more pronounced on the federal level than it is in the U.S.

Edibles, other consumption methods minimize cardio risks

You can imagine my surprise when, right out of the gate, I found a recent study that says smoking marijuana may actually increase your blood pressure and cardiovascular risk.

Published just last month in the European Journal of Cardiology, the researchers arrived at their findings after studying recreational users who consumed their cannabis via smoking it.

“Recreational marijuana is primarily smoked; we hypothesize that like cigarette smoking, marijuana use will be associated with increased cardiovascular mortalities,” they stated in their abstract.

“From our results, marijuana use may increase the risk for hypertension mortality. Increased duration of marijuana use is associated with increased risk of death from hypertension. Recreational marijuana use potentially has cardiovascular adverse effects which needs further investigation.”

While I am not going to pay for a full copy of the study, the researchers explain the methodology this way:

“We linked participants aged 20 years and above, who responded to questions on marijuana use during the 2005 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to data from the 2011 public-use linked mortality file of the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only participants eligible for mortality follow-up were included. We conducted Cox proportional hazards regression analyses to estimate hazard ratios for hypertension, heart disease, and cerebrovascular mortality due to marijuana use. We controlled for cigarette smoking and other relevant variables.”

Questionable conclusions not applicable to medical cannabis

Who knows where that cannabis came from. It’s not medical cannabis; they studied recreational users.

More importantly, cardiovascular problems often are brought on by nicotine (not cannabis) and combustion (and most medical cannabis consumers use vaporizers or other ways of consumption without combustion these days).

Such as edibles.



Did the grass come out of a ditch? A cornfield? What was it sprayed with? Did these people get grass at all?

Could the subjects ever have received K2? Could they ever have received bad crap from a rogue dealer, someone mad at them, something laced with some other drug?

You may want to roll your eyes at that, but I’ve been around the block and I know.

These researchers arrived at their conclusion from self-report medical data. People will deny use of other harmful substances, particularly when being survey about benefits of the plant.

So, I’m suspicious when the researchers claim they controlled for cigarette use.

Self-report data can work all kinds of different ways depending on who manipulates that data and for what end.

My point is that this study has so many variables how can you even compare it to a medical sample or responsible recreational use.

You can’t.

I don’t blow smoke: The truth about my cannabis use

I will admit that I, too, have had cannabis now and then that seemed to actually raise my blood pressure. However, this happened before long before I was a legal cannabis patient in Illinois, and even before my trip to Denver, where weed seemed much “cleaner” than anything I ever had before.

Even though Colorado Cannabis isn’t very clean, particularly in comparison to Illinois medical cannabis. Check out this piece I wrote for Healthline news.

Weed occasionally seemed to raise my blood pressure when I was a hardcore alcoholic and drug addict using multiple substances, including cigarettes, which I gave up almost five years ago.

Indeed, cigarettes were the third substance to go, after cocaine and crystal meth long before that.

In the height of my alcoholism and addiction, when I was a “recreational user,” I never would have been honest about my other drug use for a cannabis study such as this. Especially as a vehement cannabis advocate, as I always have been, except during a year-plus period of abstinence which nearly cost me my life.

Read more: Here’s even more reasons why the plant is a way out of addiction

I’m not convinced of the integrity of this research based on the abstract. Unlike medical cannabis patients, recreational users are not offered a selection of cannabis specially grown to manage symptoms like depression, anger, pain and anxiety…all of which raise blood pressure.

As an aside, and anecdotally, there are lots and lots of former alcoholics and drug addicts who are medical cannabis patients.

Just like the vaper who got off six stinky packs of cigarettes per day with what some may call a “harm reduction” method, the recovering addict with a medical cannabis card should look past the nasties and celebrate his victories.

On to the next study.

Study: CBD lowers blood pressure

In a study just published this summer in the Journal of Clinical Insight, albeit a study with a very small sample size of nine healthy men, researchers showed that a 600-mg single dose of CBD reduced blood pressure.

This was particularly true before and after a trigger event.

I began to harp on the benefits of CBD from the moment I received my medical cannabis card. Unlike Colorado cannabis (medical or not) and most other states, Illinois actually has a program where high CBD-THC strains are available.

For example, I repeatedly have spoken about the benefits of Pre-98 Bubba Kush. This strain is extremely well known as a go-to strain for people with PTSD.

Trichome trio of tranquility: Pre-98, Lavender, 707 Headband

I was thrilled to see my dispensary had Pre-98 Bubba Kush on sale this week. I got a gram for $15, and I’ve been mixing it with some very premium, high-THC flower.

I only get to indulge in the really good stuff this weekend because I also hit my bonus points threshold and received a $50 credit.

So, for $65 instead of $115, I got a gram of the GTI Rythm Pre-98 Bubba Kush, an eighth of the Cresco 707 Headband, and an eighth of Revolution Lavender Kush.

Different strains of cannabis have differing medicinal effects. Yet they may at times have identical levels of THC or even THC-CBD ratios.

So, what makes them different?

Terpenes, tiny compounds on the flower that convey odor and medicinal quality. Obviously, in an extremely high-strung person like myself, anything that modulates stress is likely to greatly reduce my blood pressure.

For me, piney scents do wonders mentally and physically.


You can read my terpenes 101 pieces right here.

707 Headband, Lavender Kush, Pre-98 Bubba Kush

How long will that expensive weed last? A few days.

But, given the triggers I have been managing (very well, I might add) this weekend related to the deaths of my parents and other issues, and the bonus points, and the Pre-98 being on sale, I’d say it’s money well spent.

Pre-98, per Leafly, used medically to treat: Pain, insomnia, stress, inflammation, loss of appetite.

Headband 707, per Leafly, used medically to treat: Stress, pain, depression, inflammation, nausea

Lavender Kush, per Leafly, used medically to treat: Stress, pain, depression, insomnia, nausea.

So, has medicating inflammation and stress in my body and mind with cannabis actually lowered my blood pressure?

I say yes. Keep reading to find out why. I’ll even cite some medical research for you.

Lowering your BP by reducing inflammation in the body (with CBD)

I am feeling very healthy of mind and body the past couple of days. Relaxed, alert, not foggy, not angry, blood pressure 143/91. I have not taken any blood pressure medication in a good long time.

I feel great.

I take no medication for anything.

Well, I smoke medical cannabis. And the strains I use are known for reducing inflammation and stress.

An early 2000s groundbreaking study showed that if you are hypertensive and have a large amount of inflammation in the body, your cardiac risk increases eight-fold.

In a 2014 study published in BioMed Research International, the authors concluded that anti-inflammatory drugs may be a better, non-lethal way to treat high blood pressure than Pharma.

Coincidence that I’m feeling better?

Me. Pharma free!

A good night’s sleep lowers blood pressure, too

Here’s something health providers know, of course, but I sure never did before writing about health.

Lack of sleep raises your blood pressure. Not getting enough sleep at night often is framed in terms of its mental impacts. However, there are biophysical impacts, too, a big one being elevated blood pressure.

And if we want to give in to one stereotype about marijuana smokers, I say it should the one about it putting us to sleep.

Because sleep is good. Some people can’t sleep no matter what sleep aids they try.


Until they try medical cannabis.

In my case, I can obtain in Illinois extremely high THC strains specifically bred for insomnia. My go-to for insomnia that I refer to frequently, Bio Jesus, comes in oil cartridges. When vaped, the oil contains levels of THC exceeding 80 percent.

THC is the psychoactive “drug” in cannabis that makes a person “high” (and then puts them directly to sleep).

I could write an entire series of blog posts on how medical cannabis can be used to treat insomnia.

Until next time.

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