A Beginner’s Guide to Exploring Cannabis
If you aren’t sure if cannabis is right for you, and are curious about trying it, here are a few things to consider before trying it for the first time.
- Medical conditions that need aiding.
If you are seeking the use of cannabis for medical purposes, cannabis might be a candidate for your ailment(s). Research has proven cannabis to be an effective pain reliever, anti-nauseant, anti-inflammatory, appetite enhancer, sleep inducer, libido enhancer, mood enhancer as well as possessing anti-cancer properties. THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) and CBD (cannabidiol) are compounds found in cannabis that when heated (when heated, turns THCA to THC or tetrahydrocannabinol) or ingested, have known medicinal values. Our human anatomy responds to the use of cannabis through our CB1 and CB2 receptors in our brain, which allow the body to feel balanced and connected as a whole. Cannabis is fitting to our bodies anatomy because it is natural and makes us feel good. In theory, we really are cannabis deficient and need it to fit our receptors in order to feel optimized.
- Sick of taking pain pills.
Do your prescribed pain pills cause you to nod off, black out, or have you suffered liver damage from pharmaceutical pain pills? Cannabis can replace the pain pills and, can be easily managed by ingestion for optimal pain relief. Small low doses ranging from 10mg THC to 20mg THC is recommended for the first time when eating cannabis because it behaves different than smoked, and can leave you nodding off, throwing up, or becoming dizzy if you ingest too much too soon. Moderation, low doses or small portions, are the keys to enjoying medible delights. If you discover eating cannabis treats doesn’t suffice, try increasing the dose 10 mg every four hours. If it’s too much, drink real orange juice to reverse any negative effects, and then try to lay down until you feel better. Also, vaporizing cannabis in a vaporizer at a medium-high heat for the first time ( at approximately 300 Celsius), will set up up comfortably. This temperature and method will guide you as to where you are going for a head high without getting you too stoned, too quickly. The key is to go low and slow so you don’t get adverse effects like paranoia or an unexpected rapid heart rate. This should be a pleasant first time cannabis experience that you can build on for a long term therapy regime. In addition, unlike pain pills, cannabis come in a variety of strains that if you change them up daily, will jog the effects of unstable pain control. So you can always stay on top of your pain just by simply using a variety of different cannabis strains.
- Mental Health is serious.
Life is hard, let’s face it, we aren’t wired to cope properly. Things happen in life, situations, events, losses, gains, trauma, and we find ourselves ultimately defeated by our own managing system, our mind, our thinking mule. Coping debilitates us, shuts us down, builds up walls, ruins relationships, jobs are lost and sometimes even homelessness. Without a proper state of mind (an optimistic one if you will), one could get beaten down by their own mental battles. Cannabis helps nourish and uplifts dopamine and serotonin levels naturally and easily. When using cannabis daily, the suffering, grievances, and emotional pain are no longer magnified, and the heavy dead weights become diminished. Cannabis helps clear away mental clouds so one can regain their ability to see light again. It allows one to focus on self-healing and wellness, as the stresses start to dissipate. It is a perfect tool for finding one’s self again.
- Gardening is a natural healer too.
Growing cannabis can be the most rewarding experience one can endure. Minus the laws in other countries, in Canada 40,000+ patients have a legal garden in which they can grow their prescription. I have had the pleasure of growing cannabis and know first hand how wonderful it can be. From seedling, to sexing, to flower to cure to the ritual smoke, the whole cannabis growing experience is one to truly experience. It initiates a relationship between human and flower where things like love, feeding, watering and harvesting can become a mothering bond. This allows a lot of brain hormones to function, warding away any negative headspace. It is also somewhat time consuming, so it also makes a good distraction.
- Become a part of the global cannabis movement because activism is good for the soul.
Cannabis brings people together like no other thing in this universe. There’s nothing like showing up to a protest at 7 a.m. with all of your friends smoking a big fat joint. Cannabis undeniably bonds friendships, and engages people to come together for so many reasons! Rallies, protests, fundraisers, and cannabis contests are just a few things we do as cannabis activists. Cannabis itself, draws its fans together to celebrate it’s attributes, reigning in so many countries across the world. But unfortunately cannabis is mostly illegal globally. The good news is, is that there is real power in numbers. Unity can be loud voice for political cannabis resistance. Until cannabis is fully legalized globally, we must help one another create awareness, educate our politicians and communities, and set good examples for the changes we want to see on a global scale. The only true crime about cannabis is the fact that it’s mostly illegal. Fighting cannabis prohibition is spiritually uplifting because it is doing something good for our future generations, and gets us back to what’s right.