I enjoy recreational cannabis and the psychoactive effects; I find that a few hits from a pipe, a couple of gummies or a few drops of a tincture under the tongue can elevate our mood, inspire creativity and help me to relax at the end of a long day! However, I don’t always focus on getting highâ€¦ There are times when the mental and physical therapeutic benefits are our goal.
It has taken some trial and error to figure out our optimal doses of THC and CBD.
I want to manage the psychoactive properties and benefit from a natural remedy. I’ve study that the combination of THC and CBD increases the rewards of each; CBD works to hinder THC’s ability to bind to CB1 receptors and lessens the euphoric effects. They each offer odd pharmacological properties yet bogh offer anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. I am blessed to have access to nearby cannabis dispensaries and knowlegeable budtenders. I’ve gotten helpful recommendations for dried flower, topicals, concentrates and edibles with a broad range of THC-to-CBD ratios. There are wide varieties of indicas, sativas and hybrids that include multiple cannabinoids. They can be THE-dominant, CBD-dominant or offer an equal ratio of the two. Through experimentation, I’ve discovered that CBD-dominant hybrids work best for treating painful muscles, stiff joints, swelling in our fingers and migraines. I like indicas with higher THC levels for mellowing out and getting a fine evening’s sleep. If I am looking to be more productive, boost energy and enjoy a better mood, I shop sativas and prioritize THC percentages.