Learn how you can calm your body and mind during this pandemic with cannabis. We have an assortment of options to keep you happy.
COVID got you blue? Cannabis can help.
Caring for Yourself with Cannabis During COVID
Let’s face it: COVID-19 has put a damper on pretty much all aspects of our current lives. Movie theaters, amusement parks, fitness centers, malls and shops, many sit-down restaurants and more have all shut down. This means we are now spending more time at home. For many of us, that means we are now bored. Why not use this time to pamper yourself? We have some creative, fun and therapeutic ways to consume cannabis during this crazy time we are so happy to share with you.
Although smoking has its benefits, this coronavirus pandemic gives us a good reason to consider or revisit other medical marijuana consumption options. Let’s explore the plethora of options available on your favorite (that’s us!) dispensary’s shelves.
An overall trend taking place across the country shows that more patients on average are ingesting edibles. That’s because edibles are an excellent way to keep medicated throughout the day. Edibles can make the day feel as if it’s not so long, not so bad, not so boring. Edibles help with pain and often put patients in an excellent mood. With this method, be sure to start slow and low. 2.5mg to 5mg is an ideal dose for the first-time edible user. Be sure to wait up to 3 hours before consuming any more, as our bodies all metabolize THC differently. Edibles come in a variety of forms at our provisioning center. Brownies, chocolate-covered blueberries and espresso beans, chocolate bars, gummies, mints, peanut butter, honey, dissolvable drink powders, cooking oils and more have made consumption not only effective but also quite delicious and fun! Steeping your own tea, using herbs and cannabis, is another very calming way to incorporate flower you already have at home without the harshness of smoking and potential effects on your lungs.
If you’re not really into that, need to watch sugar intake, or just want something a little less intense, then topicals are another excellent choice. Topicals have been a very popular trend throughout this pandemic as well. Taking a bath with a medicated bath bomb can soothe all those muscle aches, leave you melting into bed and feeling refreshed the next day. Pampering your loved one, or having them pamper you, with a medicated massage oil is another popular way to reduce stress and tension. Transdermal patches can also ease your body and can be worn for up to 8 hours. They’re applied to the top of your hand, feet, or behind the knee. The medicated patches used to promote pain relief without the feeling of being high, just like topical creams and salves.
One more fun way to consume without combustion is to use tinctures. Tinctures are extremely versatile. Many patients have a lot of success using tinctures as intended, by dropping the desired amount under your tongue and holding it there for as long as it’s comfortable, about 30 seconds to a minute. We have salivary glands that absorb the medicine, and patients show relief fast with this method. This is a great option if you suffer from pain, such as migraines, and need relief fast. However, they can also be used in some fun ways! For example, if you have a favorite lotion but want it to be more therapeutic, you can add drops of your tincture directly to your cream or lotion. You can also add tinctures to things like salad dressings or directly into baked goods. Because MCT oil is the carrier for the medicine, it’s so versatile — you can even add it to your coffee or tea.
We hope that these methods of consumption will help you relax and take care of yourself during this time. We look forward to helping you and keeping you safe with our online ordering and curbside service. Stay safe, be well!