Friday, July 21, 2017

Green Goodness

My parents, probably just like yours, warned me that cannabis was not good for you. In fact when I was growing up it was considered the gateway substance to "harder drug use". But think, have you ever considered that although tobacco and alcohol use often precede marijuana use, they have never been coined as gateway substances. Though there may be a correlation that an individual who has tried marijuana would be exposed to and some receptive to trying a harder substance, there is no conclusive evidence that the effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs.
When cannabis use became legal in the District of Columbia, I began to do my research. Having lived years with chronic pain from degenerative arthritis and recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, my biggest fear was giving into using addicting pain medications for relief. The use of cannabis was not initially favorable either since I wanted to be functional and not stoned all day. From research I learned there was a way to consume cannabis without the undesired psychoactive effects. Using a tincture high in CBD and very low in THC relieved the chronic pain without the fuzzy head you get when you smoke it. Just recently I discovered another great way to benefit from the cannabis plant...juice it. Discover "10 Reasons Why You Need To Start Eating Raw Cannabis".
I have to interject I support learning and following the rules of safe and responsible cannabis use.

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