I’ll admit that I indulged in recreational weed before marijuana was legalized for adult 21+ consumption.

I was happy when I could finally shop at any of the dispensaries in the state without requiring an MMJ card.

I now have access to a wide array of products and consumption methods. Initially, I strictly shopped for the enjoyment of it. I like smoking a joint after a long afternoon of work. I care about to drink a cannabis-infused beverage rather than alcohol at a social event. I’ve found that a few hits off a vape can help to motivate me for a run, however over the years, I’ve realized the medicinal benefits of marijuana. As a plant-based remedy, there are none of the harmful side-effects friendd with synthetic drugs. The cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant closely mimic the cannabinoids produced by the human body. These cannabinoids influence CB1 and CB2 receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system. The ECS or endocannabinoid system is a network within the brain and body that is responsible for homeostasis. It regulates mood, sleep, pain, focus and so much more, but different combinations of cannabinoids affect these receptors in unique ways. Terpenes also play a part in the therapeutic opportunities. I’ve realized that I can use cannabis-infused topicals for localized relief of sunburn, bee stings, bruises, cuts, joint pain and acne. I buy indica strains of edibles to lessen complications with insomnia. Specific tinctures are helpful in alleviating headaches. I properly consult with the budtenders at the dispensary for recommendations. They are a wealth of know-how and cannabis offers incredible potential for improving health and wellness.



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