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With 4:20 just a day away, I figured since CBD is a cannabinoid, and I’ve used it myself for pain management, why not talk about that for my blog. It makes sense, right? Right!

Painkillers are the drugs that the country wants to sell to you. They don’t want you to buy weed because they want you to buy their drugs. Alcohol is good at dulling pain as well, yet in 2010, its misuse cost the United States $249-billion. That’s a lot of money.

About 88,000 people die here in the States due to alcohol-related incidents like car accidents, shootings, etc. That is, if I do my math correctly, about 240 deaths a day, 10 an hour—that’s a death every six minutes. Painkiller overdoses equate to 46 deaths a day, and that’s not including what junkies do—kill, rob and beat up innocent people for drug money.

Chris Leben once told me a “fun” story.

When the pharmaceutical companies found out that people were shooting up their oxycontin pills, they decided to help the American people, so they added something to the pill so that you could not shoot it up anymore. Their sales dropped about 80-percent, so once again, they “helped” the American people and took it out because they can’t have an 80-percent drop in sales, right?

By the way, this means that a significant percentage of the users are not taking painkillers for their real application.

Now that is, of course, all “legal and good,” but a little weed is illegal? Again, they want you to buy their drugs, because that means $24-billion a year to their bottom line. Another important fact is that approximately 80-percent of the global opioid supply is consumed in the United States.

So now, with , one can no longer deny the painkilling effects that scientists found in numerous studies. The movement cannot be stopped now, and that’s why California is passing a bill to allow for recreational marijuana use.

I had a guy say to me: “Yeah, I knew a bunch of guys who would smoke weed before they robbed and killed people, so it’s a bad drug.” To me, that is the dumbest reasoning ever, and I told him, “So when they all eat MacDonald’s together before they rob or kill people, hamburgers are bad as well?” See what I mean?

Anyway, I could go on and on about how everything in moderation is okay, but obviously, I am not talking about hard drugs. If you keep control over your mind, just like with alcohol, to me it’s okay to say, “Go ahead.”

Now, if you wake up in the morning, smoke a bowl and then go on to be nonproductive the whole day, yeah, that is dumb, and you’re throwing away your life because now you are, as the Bible would say, “enslaved” by your vice. You don’t control it, but it controls you. If you’re going to indulge in the greenery, be smart about it. That’s my two cents on it.

As for my own experience with CBD, it saved me a lot of trouble after I realized that I had a painkiller problem that started after my last fight in 2006. About five weeks before the fight, all my injuries came back with a vengeance. It starts with one pill, then it becomes two, four, seven, ten, and slowly but surely, you are upping the count, and before you know it, you’re taking insane amounts of painkillers.

So, my doctor told me that there is a lot of Tylenol in Vicodin, even some in Norco, and that would be bad for my liver since I take so many. My doctor told me, “it’s better you go to oxycontin.” I did, and boy that stuff is horrible. Sure you feel good, but it doesn’t help with the pain after a while, and you just take it because you are hooked.

Thankfully, I came to that realization pretty quickly and took care of it. It wasn’t as easy as I am communicating to you right now, but that story is for another time. What I want to say is that if there would have been CBD at that time, I might have not become addicted to painkillers. I really hope that all fighters and other athletes will use CBD instead of painkillers.

CBD is really an amazing compound. You don’t get addicted, it really helps manage pain and it’s actually healthy for you. It’s also been found to aid in the treatment of, and in some cases cures, certain forms of cancer, helps people with PTSD, seizures, cigarette addiction, acne, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis—the list goes on and on.

My buddy had gout, couldn’t walk and was already 12 days in bed, because his ankles were so blown up. I’d never seen anything like it, so I brought him a bottle, and the next day, he started to feel better. The day after, he went to work, and sure, he just sat there, but like I said, before that he couldn’t come out of his bed and even had to relieve himself while in bed.

I tried like five different brands when I first started, and then I tried Receptra and talked about its effectiveness on a video (it was the best brand I tried). Soon after, they contacted me, and now I work with them. You can go to, use promo code “Bas” at the checkout and you’ll get a cool 20-percent off. Try it, it won’t disappoint!

Make sure to use this link instead of going straight to the Receptra site, because they don’t offer the 20-percent discount unless you travel through the link above. it all goes to the same site, no worries. It just goes through a “back door” so you can get the discount.

If you’re struggling to get your own pain under control, look into CBD. You really have nothing to lose, but you will gain back control of your life. Don’t let your pain manage you!


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