Marijuana & Your Health: You’ve Heard the Hype. Can It Help?
For decades, scientists have researched the medicinal properties of marijuana or “cannabis.” Many researchers, including those funded by the National Institutes of Health, have found that the active compounds in cannabis could help those suffering from immune system disorders, like HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, as well as inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders, and mental disorders.
These compounds, called “cannabinoids,” interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. In fact, our bodies produce their own cannabinoids, and they play a role in regulating pleasure, memory, concentration, body movement, awareness of time, appetite, and pain. The two cannabinoids that have enjoyed the most attention are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Given the demonstrated medical potential, should cannabis products be part of your treatment regimen or everyday wellness plan? Consulting your personal physician is always a good idea. In the meantime, there are many cannabis products available at dispensaries in Colorado, most of which can be obtained without a medical marijuana card. In fact, many cannabis products do not even need to be smoked to enjoy their effects.
For instance, many cannabis companies sell products that are applied topically to the skin, like lotions and creams, bath soaks, transdermal pens, and even patches, while others produce edible cannabis products, like brownies, gummies, drinks, pills, and even granola.
For more information, visit your nearest marijuana dispensary. The folks over at LivWell Enlightened Health pride themselves on their highly-trained, knowledgeable budtenders who enjoy answering your toughest cannabis questions and directing you to your perfect cannabis experience.