Jen Chan, Licensed Massage Therapist, BCTMB (MOBILE MASSAGE only)


NCBTMB: 545852-07  AMTA: 209581  
VA: 0019007149  WA: MA60324770


FARM BILL 2018 signed & FDA statement

Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (12)

On December 20, 2018 at 4pm EST, Farm Bill 2018  (aka Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) was signed into law.  This bill technically legalized industrial hemp and hemp products.  These changes not only allows American farmers to farm and cultivate industrial hemp, it removes hemp from the federal controlled substance act.  This means that it will no longer be an illegal substance under federal lawIt also.  The law places CBD under FDA jurisdiction.  This means the FDA will be deploying regulations and continue to issue warning letters to CBD companies who make claims that are not backed by federally recognized research.  

On the same day, the FDA came out with a statement (https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm628988.htm?fbclid=IwAR0TxbjAJQKto4uN_wKka_7hCfiayLOOUq5TBbsfq1YZghWa13a2FBzDngg" target="_blank">that can be found here)  Not all CBD is "legal" ....please read their statement!!!  

#FARMBILL2018 #AgriculturalImporvementAct2018 #HempIsLegal #NotAllCBDisEqual


Posted on November 8, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

CONGRATS for surviving another stressful election time.  To be short and simple....here are most up to date #cannabislegislation

1. CONGRATS TO MICHIGAN FOR BEING THE FIRST MIDWEST STATE (10th US state) TO LEGALIZE ADULT USE AND SALES!!! Michigan approved Proposal 1 56%/44%, legalizaing the adult use, cultivation, and retail marketing marijiuana

2. CONGRATS TO MISSOURI for approving amendment 2 (they had 3 to choose from!), which AMENDS the constitution to permits physicians to recommend medical marijuana at their sole discretion, and provides licensened dispensery access to qualifying patients.  

3. CONGRATS TO UTAH who approve proposition 2, which facilitates legal medical cannabis access to qualified patients. 

4. :( Unfortunately legalization was NOT approved in North Dakota.

5.  FLORIDA apprioved Amendment 4 by 63%, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions – including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the amendment is anticipated to reinstate voting rights to some 1.4 million Floridians.

6.  Attorney General JEFF SESSIONS has resigned yesterday 11/7/2018!!!  The acting attorney general is Matthew G Whitaker.

WHEW!  Its been a crazy legislative season.  Cant wait for 2019, as it wil be a longer legislative session where we can hopefully get more done.  


CANADA officially legalizes!

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Canada's Cannabis Act was signed in the end of June. Today, Canada becomes the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law marks the culmination of an effort led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised in 2015, shortly after taking office, to legalize and regulate the marijuana market. 


#reefermadnessnomore #cannabislegalization #NORMLlife #Normalization 

Epidiolex is now Schedule 5

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Thursday, September 27, 2019 the DEA placed a marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex (that was granted FDA apprivel 6/25/2018 ), In Schedule V.  This is confusing the general public who thinks CBD is all schedule 5 and legal, which it is not. Still considered schedule 1 as of now. Feds versus feds. As I mention in my class for the past 6 months, GW Pharaceuticals will be charging approx $32,500/year for this prescription drug.  This is the MAIN reason we do not want cannabis in big pharma's hands.  Remember the epipen $$ issue?  Same thing!

-Jen C 10/3/2018



Posted on July 8, 2018 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (6)

I've updated both charts and map of legislation.  Check the links in the tabs above.


Kansas - CBD ONLY!!!!!!

Oklahoma - CONGRATS ON  BEING THE 31st state to legalize MMJ

Side note: 6/2018 CANADA became the 2nd country to legalize cannabis (uraguay was the 1st in 2013)

#Legalization #CannabisLegalization #MMJ #OklahomaMedicalMarijuana #OKMMJ #CanadaLegalizesCannabis #JenChanMassageUpdates

CBD additives to marijuana products in 502

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Legislation 2018 JUST came to an end and in the final 24 hours HB 2334 - 2017-18 PASSED!

Regulating the use of cannabinoid additives in marijuana products.

Check out the link for the bill:


#JenChanMassage #ThisMassageTherapistsLife #MyBusyLife #NORMLlife #CBD #WA #WAlegislation #CHABA #cannabis

Liability Insurance CHABA update

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

AMTA and Hands on Trade Association are two groups who have stated since the passing of the CHABA rule "IF CHABA is within scope, it is covered under their liability insurance". 

The BAD news is AMC seems to want to suspend and then cancel anyone who inquires about the use of CHABA.

The GOOD news is that ABMP has FINALLY officially stated that CHABA is within scope, then its covered under their liability insurance.

You win some, you lose some. :(  Baby steps to normalization.


Posted on January 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (3)

I FINALLY am putting this blog together that I've been wanting to do for years. Today was such a special day, why not start?! You may be asking, why a special day? Today Vermont's governor signed VT's recreational cannabis bill to become the official 9th state with cannabis legalization plus DC. Not only are they the 9th state to legalize, they were the FIRST STATE TO PASS LEGISLATION LEGISLATIVELY VERSUS BY THE PEOPLES VOTE. YEA!!!!!

On top of that I had a great interview with Ms Odessa Parker of Van Der Pop this morning talking to her about CHABA and cannabis topicals in general. It takes an army to spread the word. I feel she was a little shocked how optimistic I was about everything. I guess she doesn't know what I know ;)

#GetInvolved If you're in WA state and want to learn more about the latest cannabis news, or want to get more involved... please join NORML WOMEN OF WA every 2nd Saturday of the month. Check out https://www.facebook.com/NORMLWomenWa/ for more details.

#VermontIsLegal #Legalization #Normalization #NORMLlife

Hope you have a great week! -Jen