Cannabis eases pain from overworked muscles

I am extremely committed to my physical health and fitness.

As a child, I was always involved in numerous sports, including gymnastics, figure skating, volleyball, soccer and softball.

I ran track and cross country all through high school. In college, I continued to play soccer and elevated my training and conditioning. As an adult, I consider regular exercise even more important. I am determined to maintain a peak level of strength and stamina as I grow older. I focus heavily on calorie burn and toning in 60-minute workouts every day. I often push my body too far. I go for ten mile runs, jump rope for an hour or ride the stationary bike for an hour-and-a-half. I lift too much weight or complete so many lunges that I can barely make it up the stairs. I struggle with leg cramps, swollen joints, sore muscles and stiffness. I regularly hurt my back and strain my shoulders. I suffer from plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. I am unwilling to turn to pharmaceuticals for relief. I am very careful about what I put into my body. I am a vegetarian and avoid nicotine, caffeine, processed foods and alcohol. I refuse to risk my long-term health by taking synthetic medicine. I have found relief by way of cannabis. This natural remedy is legal for recreational use in my state. Because I am over 21 and have proper identification, I can visit the dispensary and choose from loose flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, edibles, tinctures and topicals. I prefer products that are high in CBD and low in THC. There is minimal high sensation and yet tremendous benefits. I’ve found that topicals and tinctures are especially helpful in treating pain and inflammation.

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