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Using Cannabis for Pain Relief

Cannabis Pain Relief

The benefits of Cannabis are becoming more and more apparent as medical institutions dive deeper into the research behind this miracle genus.  Referring to three psychoactive plants; cannabis sativa, cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis, Cannabis has been providing another alternative for pain relief.  We’ve all experienced some form of pain throughout our lives, but for some, pain is a part of our day to day lives.  In fact, chronic pain is one of the most common causes of long term disability and is often treated with pharmaceutical prescriptions.  For many, pharmaceuticals have been the only method to treat their pain, but modern science has finally begun to break the stigma surrounding cannabis and shine a light on the multitude of benefits it has to offer.  With its two most prominent biologically active chemicals, THC and CBD, Cannabis has shown great promise, and in many cases, excellent results for treating a multitude of conditions including pain relief.

What Kind of Pain Can Cannabis Be Used For?

There are a variety of reasons we can suffer from pain.  An action as simple as lifting a heavy object the wrong way can cause significant back pain.  We can strain our muscles from overexerting them, or injure our joints participating in the sports we love.  There are also more serious medical causes for pain such as muscle pain from a spinal injury, arthritis, multiple sclerosis or lupus, or chronic neuropathic pain from nerve damage caused by surgery, cancer, diabetes or HIV.  Cannabis (most notably CBD) can be used to help lessen the pain experienced from these conditions.  As well as offering relief from pain, the THC component of Cannabis can help patients, such as those with HIV or who are being treated with chemo, regain their appetite and lessen weight loss.  That is the incredible thing about Cannabis.  It has been found to help a wide variety of patients experiencing very different symptoms.

How Can Cannabis Relieve Pain?

Cannabis is comprised of two main components; THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).  Up until recently, Cannabis had been classified as a schedule 1 drug and so this limited the support, funding and resources for proper in-depth research into the benefits of its usage.  However, recent studies of CBD have shown promising results in reducing inflammation and providing pain relief, and the response from patients using CBD to subdue their chronic pain has been very positive.  Proper research analysis would require studying the effects of patients using Cannabis over an extended period of time, and as legalization has just begun, studies are still in their infant stages.  One exciting and promising study has been uncovering the effectiveness of Cannabis in controlling severe seizures with fewer side effects than the previous prescribed pharmaceuticals. There are also many other compounds within Cannabis that require further study to determine their contribution to the positive effects people are experiencing from using the plants.  One thing is for sure, Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, and as legalization expands and research funding improves, the future is looking very bright and exciting for these incredible plants.  At Canada Wide Weed helping people treat their chronic pain symptoms is very important to us.  We have a great selection of Cannabis products that have been carefully crafted with pain relief in mind such as our Lemon & Co. Organic Pain Relief Cream, our New Prohibition Organic CBD Oil and our Cypress Organics Indica Tincture.

What Form Does Cannabis Come in?

Cannabis can come in a variety of deliverables.  This allows for a very customizable experience which can be catered to the individual seeking pain relief from Cannabis.  The most common method of consuming Cannabis in the past has been to smoke it as a dried plant.  Nowadays there are many more products available, so for those who are concerned about inhaling smoke or just don’t like the taste of the burning plant, there are many other great alternatives.  Some may enjoy to brew it into a tea.  There are also excellent topical formulas available which allow for absorption of Cannabis through the skin.  Another method which is becoming very popular is to ingest the Cannabis in the form of edibles.  These edibles are commonly made into chocolate bars, gummies, drinks, brownies and cookies, but can also come in an infinite number of other food or drink products making the ingestion of this pain-relieving medicine much more palatable for some.  For information on how long it takes to feel the effects of cannabis from edibles, please read our blog post: How Long to Edibles Take to Kick In?

Which Cannabis Pain Relief Products Are Right for Me?

We are all unique.  We enjoy different flavours, different scents and require relief for pain and discomfort that is unique to us.  There just isn’t a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to finding the most suitable Cannabis products for you.  That’s why we at Canada Wide Weed offer a wide range of products in a variety of forms to choose from.  Whether you prefer a topical solution, a delicious edible, or perhaps you’d rather a dry herb or tincture, we have a Cannabis product for you.  Each product on our website has an in-depth description of its benefits and effects to help you discover a Cannabis product that works best for your situation.  We also recommend reading the reviews from our amazing customers to help give you some insight into how each Cannabis product has helped them and what their personal experience has been.  Of course we are always here to help as well 

 

It is an exciting time for Cannabis and its role in assisting with pain relief.  Although it has been used for thousands of years as a pain medication, to induce appetite and to shift mindsets, only recently has it begun to get the attention, funding, and proper research it deserves.  Many have already experienced incredible relief from the use of Cannabis and now we will finally be able to uncover the science behind these miraculous plants.