My trip to the cannabis dispensary was for the sole purpose of pain relief.
I like to run, jump rope and cycle to stay in shape.
I tend to push myself and often end up with sore feet, ankles, knees, hips and shoulders. Both my muscles and joints ache. I’ve researched various pain relief remedies. I like that cannabis is a natural medicine. CBD has proven to provide relief from inflammation without the harmful side-effects associated with synthetic drugs. There are a wide range of CBD-based products available at the dispensary. Cannabis topicals are a wonderful option because they can be applied directly to the joint or muscle. CBD oils, lotions, ointments and balms work through absorption by way of the skin. Rather than entering the bloodstream, the cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN and THC connect with receptors through the pores. Although skin is highly resistant and the immune system attempts to block substances from entering, CBD topicals are potent enough to penetrate. Because they don’t cause any psychoactive effects, topical can be applied multiple times per day. I’ve also gotten good results from sublingual products. Tinctures are sold in a compact package that includes a dropper for dosing. I place a few drops of CBD oil under my tongue and wait a couple minutes for the compound to dissolve. It is diffused into the bloodstream by way of tissues in the tongue and provides quick onset of effects. I typically choose full-spectrum CBD rather than CBD isolate. CBD isolate eliminates all other cannabinoids and terpenes. While there are mild psychoactive effects possible from full-spectrum CBD, I want the benefits of those other cannabinoids and terpenes.