I have dealt with inflammation in various parts of my body for several years.
My back pain, for example, is all the result of inflammation.
I have tried various therapies and stretches for my back pain, and they seem to work in the moment, and sometimes shortly after, but inevitably the pain returns. I have even tried prescription painkillers, but they make me feel generally sick to my stomach, and I am also worried about the potential for addiction, so I stopped taking them. My neighbor came over for drinks the other day, and he told me that he smokes cannabis for the inflammation in his shoulder. Feeling like I was ready to try anything, I went to the dispensary near me to go see what they had. I spoke with the budtender for a while about my inflammation, and he selected a few things for me to try. While there were hundreds of strains available, the budtender recommended that I try hybrid strains that contain CBD as well as THC. CBD and THC are two of the most widely known cannabinoids, which are the active compounds found in cannabis. I selected a few strains to try, as well as some cannabis infused edibles, in case I didn’t want to cough or strain my lungs. I also bought a small pipe for smoking the dried cannabis flowers. When I got home, I packed a small bowl of the ground cannabis, and within minutes, I noticed my inflammation subsiding. I did some of the stretches my physical therapist taught me, and shortly after, I fell asleep. Smoking cannabis did wonders for my back pain, and if it is something you suffer from as well, head to your local cannabis dispensary to see if marijuana is right for you!