I work in construction and injuries are quite common.
- At the end of the day, I often have sore muscles, stiffness in my joints and various cuts and bruises.
I’ve tried over-the-counter painkillers and therapeutic ointments. They help a little. As soon as recreational marijuana was legalized in my home state, I started shopping for treatments at the dispensary. I choose CBD products that offer curative properties without any psychoactive effects. Because CBD isolates aren’t mind-altering in any way, I don’t worry about taking them before heading to work. CBD is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. It influences CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, working to alleviate chronic pain and inflammation. It is also showing promise in bone regeneration, healing and combating infection. I take a synergistic approach that combines oral options with topicals to treat my symptoms from inside and outside the body. Last summer, I strained my trapezius muscle while installing sheets of drywall on a ceiling. The injury was so painful that I couldn’t walk, stand, sit up or drive for three weeks. I was forced flat on my back. I needed my wife to help me with everything from applying ice packs to washing my hair. I didn’t want to ask her to also make a trip to the dispensary. I checked online and discovered that the local dispensary provides delivery. I was able to go online, set up an account and access all of the products I needed. With a few clicks, I handled the checkout and scheduled a delivery for that same day.