It was difficult to convince my mother to try marijuana for her medical issues.
She suffers from bone spurs and soreness in her hips and knees.
She has trouble with inflammation and balance. These discomforts have led to difficulty sleeping. She was raised on the belief that marijuana is a gateway drug and only used by criminals. The negative propaganda spread by the government and media convinced her that cannabis is harmful to the mind and body. I have read my mother countless articles, blogs and studies proving the benefits of cannabis. As a plant-based medicine it avoids the damaging consequences of synthetic pharmaceuticals. No one has ever overdosed on marijuana. It took me a while to assure her that CBD products cause no “high” sensation. My mother was very surprised when she stepped inside the dispensary for the first time. The facility is very big, open and modern. It is bright, clean and welcoming. The products are clearly displayed and labeled, and the budtenders are wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful. I scheduled my mother for a one-on-one consultation, which allowed her to express her concerns, ask questions and receive a customized treatment plan. The budtender explained the different consumption methods and the meaning of terms such as cannabinoids, terpenes and strains. My mother wanted a simple and discreet consumption method. She has now tried tinctures, topicals, beverages and edibles. She has limited her purchases to full-spectrum CBD. The results have been nothing short of amazing. My mom is getting around so much better. She has more energy and a better outlook.