It goes without saying that you can consume cannabis in all kinds of ways, at all levels of potency, to all sorts of effects. But how much do you really know about the diverse applications of the cannabis plant?
After all, lighting a joint might not be the first thing you want to do when a migraine comes on, but for some people, it’s just the thing to help manage their pain. And trust, for every type of BS that ails you, there’s a cannabis-related product with your name on it. That’s why burned out millennials, the elderly, people living with illnesses, and many more love this plant.
From encouraging a good night’s sleep, helping to manage pain, relieving stress, soothing skin, and even improving your sex life—here are just some of the applications for cannabis products today.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. But thankfully, cannabis and specifically cannabinoids like CBN (or cannabinol) and CBD (or cannabidiol) are on the forefront of changing this. While everyone agrees more studies are needed, researchers say cannabis may help rock us to sleepy land and reduce our anxiety in the process.
Anecdotally, many of the people we speak to who take CBD daily, say they’ve begun sleeping much more soundly. Thanks, sleep-friendly tinctures and vapes!
I’m sure you don’t need to be told that a growing number of people who suffer from chronic pain (or here and there pain) are turning to cannabis to manage it. And it’s not just the aforementioned joint smokers who can benefit. Research tells us that there’s growing evidence to suggest that even the non-psychoactive compound, CBD, can be an effective and promising way to treat multiple types of pain.
If you’re interested in using CBD to treat manage pain (hello, PMS), you’ve got a host of options ranging from topicals to tinctures to vapes, and beyond.
Did you know that according to a study conducted by Gallup, nearly a quarter of US workers regularly feel burned out? Unfortunately, work is far from the only arena we’re feeling the pressure. From politics to finances, stress is becoming an unwanted houseguest we simply can’t escape. And that’s not to mention the millions of us who suffer from actual anxiety. So how do we address the tension once and for all? Try CBD.
Fair warning: Because CBD is mostly unregulated, countless companies make claims and promises they simply cannot keep. So it’s important to not only manage your expectations, but also to know what’s in the products you’re buying. Start experimenting with our highly-vetted, highly-calming collection of stress-related CBD recommendations.
CBD may be the biggest buzzword in cannabis right now, but it’s been having a moment in the beauty world for some time. The cannabinoid, which is chock full of anti-inflammatory, tissue repairing, and moisturizing ingredients, has a litany of benefits when applied to the skin.
As for what people say it can help with? It’s as diverse as helping mitigate the effects of psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, acne, big bites, and more. People who suffer from dermatitis and rosacea are also fans. And although you should 100 per cent see a doctor if you think you may have a medical condition, you can temper ruddy patches with CBD-laced body oils that have additional relaxing properties, like lavender or frankincense extract. Try ‘em.
Cannabis is wonderful when paired with sex, regardless of what form you take it in. And thanks to the ever-booming industry, there are now personal lubricants made with cannabis extract to stimulate and heighten your sexual experience, whether alone or with a partner. While there’s no psychoactive effect or high with CBD lubes (it’s another story for THC lubes), all lubes are known to make sex that little more enjoyable for a lot of people. The plant is, after all, the OG aphrodisiac.
There’s no shame in deep research when it comes to picking products to make your sex life better. CBD is often cited as an effective anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever–which is excellent news for women who struggle with menstrual or sexual pain. Plus, CBD is probably best known for helping people relax, which means more pleasure all around. Go nuts!