Autism Awareness: How our Tiny Icons Have Grown

Autism Awareness: How our Tiny Icons Have Grown

 Genevieve's journey from the brink of despair to a path of hope is a compelling narrative of resilience, love, and the transformative power of compassion. Seven years ago, as a cannabis compassion provider, my life took an unexpected turn when her mom gave me a call asking for help - and that was so ironic as I never answered my phone back then - especially for Facebook Messenger, and that's how she made contact desperate for help, she told me her family was willing to pay the 3,000 a month it would take - they'd read the cost of upcoming Epidiolex CBD. Ironically, Genevieve can not use CBD, which is why Genevieve's Dream product I'm trying to get made again - and it looks like succeeding, is CBGa.  

Genevieve was a young girl battling severe autism and epilepsy, trapped in a cycle of pharmaceutical treatments that did more harm than good. Her story concerns overcoming debilitating conditions and finding family in the most unlikely places. Genevieve's situation was dire when her mother reached out to me. She was on a cocktail of medications, including ones that paradoxically could exacerbate her seizures - and they were so bad that she spent a lot of time in the hospital and with doctors in 2016 before we met, and the drugs they gave her were wrong - just wrong, that's the best way I can explain it. 

It was clear that the approach to her treatment needed a radical shift, which is far from an easy feat in a healthcare landscape often resistant to alternative therapies. My intervention, while unconventional, was driven by a singular goal: to alleviate Genevieve's suffering and offer her a chance at a better quality of life. What I did in our initial meeting was monumental, and I sure am glad the Statute of Limitations has run out on that, as my attorney told me that I committed a total of 7 felonies in that one meeting.


Gen at a young age before seizures cuased even more developmental loss
 Wow, did helping a child who appears to have no to a limited future make me a criminal? Well, it did, and that's what Legacy Compassion was all about—we did not care. This is one reason I only like that word tossed about in campaigns that market if the person doing so was in that world of rogue outlaws. 

We did what we had to do to stay alive and to help others; those days are gone due to burdensome regulations.

The decision to replace harmful pharmaceuticals with cannabis oils was not taken lightly in Genevieve's case as I had to ask Mom, "Can I dump these out?" So, that was a crime to dump out a pharmaceutical (Seroquel) known to cause seizures and one that should not be prescribed to anyone with Epilepsy. Her radical recovery wasn't just due to some Cannabis oil going into her mouth and then being supplied; it was that illegal pill dump. 

It was a leap of faith, grounded in my belief in plant extracts' healing potential. Witnessing Genevieve's progress was nothing short of miraculous, beautiful, and some type of occurrence that was put before me to change the future of everything I would do—and it did. Although she still faces challenges, the control we've achieved over her epilepsy and the improvements in her communication have been life-changing. These changes underscore the importance of looking beyond traditional treatments and considering holistic approaches to health.


Eventually the Researcher OG met the Angel Genevieve
Traveling nationwide on Amtrak from 2014 to 2016 to bring oils to thousands of people was an odyssey of hope and healing. Each stop was an opportunity to touch lives, share knowledge, and witness compassion's profound impact in action. That's what it's all about; this plant is love and life. We have an industry, and I'll be heavily involved. We need old-school stoners deep in the streets creating the next farm or pharma and doing it with plant extracts, not synthetics. 

From individuals battling cancer to those struggling with deadly diseases, the journey was filled with stories of resilience and recovery. Genevieve's story, however, holds a special place in my heart. She didn't just become my daughter; she became a beacon of hope for the world that people flocked to in this overwhelming way, a true testament to the power of alternative healing paths.

Genevieve's love for carousels and dream of having a big ride of her own are poignant reminders of the joys that life can offer when we thrive. Her journey with me, from a young girl overwhelmed by her conditions to a beloved daughter full of love and joy, is a testament to the transformative power of care, love, and alternative healing.

This experience has not just changed Genevieve's life; it has reshaped mine. I transitioned from an "old stoner man" to the Researcher OG, a title that encapsulates my journey into cannabinoid research and advocacy. My work now extends beyond individual cases. I strive to educate and influence a broader understanding of the endocannabinoid system and the potential of cannabinoids like CBGa to bring balance and healing.

Genevieve's story powerfully reminds us of the impact one person can have on another's life. It is a narrative of hope, a call to reconsider our approaches to healing, and a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

As I continue my work, I carry the lessons learned from Genevieve and the countless others I've had the privilege to help. Their stories fuel my commitment to advancing cannabinoid research and advocating for a world where compassion leads the way in healing.


Compassion is Love... 

The Researcher OG, Mike Robinson - Your 420 Guide


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