When I first started shopping at the cannabis dispensary, I was strictly interested in recreational enjoyment.
I prefer cannabis rather than alcohol because it is a natural product and doesn’t cause hangovers. It’s very simply pack a vape or a pre-roll for a hang-out around campfire. I can carry a tincture in my pocket on a hiking trip. I like a quit hit off a sativa strain prior to a workout for an energy boost. It helps to motivate me, clear my head and provide a much more bneeficial and worthwhile experience. I choose an indica strain for evenings when I want to relax and de-stress. I definitely sleep better. Just recently, I’ve begun to appreciate the many curative opportunities of cannabis-infused topicals. The local dispensary carries a wide assortment of balms, lotions, oils, ointments, creams, sprays, roll-ons and even baths salts. They don’t cause any psychoactive effects, so there are no limitations on dosing. They can be used multiple times per day and applied directly to the affected area. Some of the topicals are unscented and others include fragrant essential oils that are quite pleasant. They don’t smell like medicine. There are topicals that are targeted toward easing muscle soreness, tension, and stiffness. They are really helpful for pain from injury or recovery from a workout. There are those that work well to alleviate stiffness in my joints. I’ve found that topicals are an ideal option for a better night’s rest, stress-relief and skin irritations such as acne and sunburn. I just love the bath salts. The warm water opens up the pores for quicker and more effective absorption of the cannabinoids.