Who is Ted Mortenson?
Thank you for taking the time to look into our platform here at Cannabis Animus. Our CBD authority site has been growing and maturing since its introduction in 2016. Cannabis Animus is the result of what started as a labor of love, yet over the last 5 years has steadily grown into a high-content and independent CBD authority website for general CBD information, extensive CBD product reviews, and recommended CBD products for sale.
I hope you have time to check out our About Cannabis Animus page as well for more background on Cannabis Animus. As the author and publisher of what you read here, perhaps you’d like to know a bit more about me and what has influenced me, motivated me, and sustains my interest and commitment to our cause. His name is Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. Without his breakthrough work over a decade ago, NO One would know about CBD and we'd be buying our medications from drug dealers... and I'm not referring to BIG Pharma who's new game is delivering a "poison" masked as a "vaccine" which in fact it is not.
No "rags-to-riches" yarn here… no bs marketing stories, no attempts at image-making, nor do I have precious offspring with which I can proudly pose and thus demonstrate my comparative age and maturity. Nevertheless, I too sometimes feel like the luckiest man on Earth.
As early as I can remember, I’ve been fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful and fun places in our country to work and play. I’m fortunate to have remained in good health despite my many attempts at creative self-destruction... ahem.
I was fortunate enough to circumnavigate the globe by sea at a young age and spent a small fortune pursuing my bliss in motorsports seeking just about any kind of velocipede that I could get my mitts on.
Rich in mixed experiences and living the dream from waterman roots in Pacific waves, ocean environments, and water sports, I’m also blessed with a most loving family, the sweetest gal on Earth for the last 21 years, and some of the best friends and ‘nephews’ with whom anyone could ever share life's joys and wonderments.
Both my natural parents nurtured each other's career goals and became college professors holding 7 degrees between them. They both retired Emeritus Professors after full careers, my mother a fine artist and art historian (MFA), my father a botanist (Ph.D.).
Holding a couple of advanced degrees myself, I think it’s fair to say that I possess a reasonable genetic foundation for managing my own "animus" throughout this wonderful journey called life desperately seeking survival within the Internet’s titanic and monopolistic gatekeepers like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. For all of us, It's like the turn of the 20th Century all over again and no one wants to admit it publically - or be canceled and censored.
It is with this in mind that my hope is that you will find my sincere affection and deepest appreciation for the natural sciences intrinsically combined with CBD and general Cannabis research including its precursor cannabinoids like CBDA, CBN, CBG, etc.
And let's not forget the actual patient experiences reflected in these pages. I figure I’ll get better at communicating it as I continue for the next 5 years. Cheers to that!
Back in the day, my academic experience includes a BA degree in Economics and Business Administration followed 15 years later with an MBA - both from Chapman University in Southern California.
One of my favorite Grad School ‘take-aways’ was best expressed by my marketing professor’s bemused Irish chortle after I, a mere 30-something salesman, confidently stated that my post-graduate “mission” was to bridge the historically unbridgeable, abyssal divide between corporate-level sales departments and their 'corresponding' marketing departments.
In retrospect, I suppose my persistent idealism would prove out to be more of a wishful “vision statement”... ahem. In any event, I was then armed with newfound and extremely expensive knowledge you see.
Well, my marketing professor got the joke anyway... and the last laugh. It didn’t take me long to realize that the joke was on me.
Over the last few years, I’ve experienced what every true “business person” should have the opportunity to experience… another sweat equity start-up!
Although no longer a start-up at year 5, our humble vision remains virtually the same as we continue to be one of the only CBD authority sites that offer visitors no-bs, evergreen discounts up to 35% - every day, and without a coupon! Imagine that?
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Along with evidence of mental damage developed from decades of sales training and marketing exposure, I developed skin cancer at a relatively young age due to my fair-skinned Viking genome clashing with the Southern California sun.
Early and often exposure to the more southern latitude's sun & seas have stimulated a much deeper appreciation for the little “weed” that’s been so maligned by our Federal government's ongoing "War on Drugs" propaganda.
Topical Cannabis products containing both THC and CBD in combination with different products have been extremely helpful in reducing the amount of actinic keratosis (pre-cancer) and basal cell carcinomas that develop on my skin. These are typically excised from my skin before they “metastasize” and grow into malignant nasties. I've had over 4 dozen excisions in the last 30 years.
I also suffer from typical symptoms of osteoarthritis and aging. Know what I’m sayin’ amigos? I’ve had both hips replaced with titanium ones, and I’ll swear on a stack of whatever prophetic texts that nano CBD (cannabidiol) is a Godsend for people like me.
My daily use of CBD Living Products and other nano CBD products as well have changed the quality of my life significantly – and without the psychoactive effects from THC or dangerous prescription medications and their unwanted side-effects.
Not that there’s anything whatsoever negative about the psychoactive effects of THC mind you. It too contributes to relief of my chronic neurologic pain, and assists in mental calm and effective stress reduction. While CBD relieves anxiety and mental stress as well as chronic pain. Both assist in bringing our body’s endocannabinoid system more toward a condition of “homeostasis” or balance – naturally, safely and without worry of physical addiction.
After years of reading well-documented research and published clinical studies conducted worldwide, I’ve added nano CBD products into my daily regimen to get a more amplified effect from the CBD I take every day.
I now take for granted (almost) what I call the “short-term” relief benefits of cannabidiol because I'm actually in better shape physically than I was 5 years ago. And I have every reason to anticipate further improvements and improvement in my general health and psychological well-being from conservative daily doses.
I look forward to the days ahead when Cannabis products become completely demystified, decriminalized, and become legal for anyone (anywhere) to grow and produce at home.
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that without our own ability to grow and consume fresh, raw Cannabis... we will never reduce the cost of healthcare in America - much less improve the quality of healthcare for everyone.
For this to happen, we need to remove the hood of ignorance from so many heads and disrobe the propagandists along with their lobbyists. The task ahead is to create the production, distribution, political, and regulatory infrastructure that a fair and legal Cannabis industry requires.
This is my sincerest wish for us all is to embrace the newest information on CBD and you too may appreciate the passion that drives me every day to become a more experienced, knowledgeable, and well-respected CBD thought leader.
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