It’s popping up in conversations, even from friends you thought were straight-edge AF. And now you’re curious about this whole “CBD” thing, even if you have no idea what the letters stand for. But you’re hesitant…the last time you had weed was back in college when you got way too high from a pot brownie at a Dave Matthews concert and swore it off for the rest of your life.
We get it. Cannabis is confusing and intimidating and there's a reason why: the war on drugs made it that way.
The truth is, cannabis is just a plant. Anyone can grow it and it can be used for a wide variety of purposes, only one of which is to get high. In fact, cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a natural herbal remedy for the health of the mind, body and soul. In 2018, we call that “self-care.”
If you're curious about cannabis but don't want to relive those Dave Matthews pot brownie days, here are 6 ways to start using cannabis for your health and wellness:
TAKE YOUR DAILY CBD VITAMIN.
Consider it the adult version of a Flinstone Vitamin. Among a long list of benefits, CBD (cannabidiol) provides natural relief from anxiety, depression and pain without the high. Try 2Rise CBD capsules or the delicious Lord Jones gumdrops, both of which are available to order online.
TREAT YOUR ACHING MUSCLES.
You may have just slayed in your pilates class but the work doesn’t stop there. After pushing your body to the max, give those aching muscles some much needed TLC. If you can get to a dispensary, we love Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm. If not, order Apothecanna’s Extra Strength Relieving Cream online. Slather a heaping amount all over your body and sprawl out on the couch to catch up on trashy reality shows.
SWAP OUT THE WINE.
Happy hour is every day that ends in “y” from 4pm until bedtime at 9pm (or 10pm when we’re feeling extra). That’s a hell of a lot of wine. Give your body a break - while still letting the mind relax - by subbing in cannabis. Get your Kinslips Park Life at a dispensary or order Beboe’s brand-spanking-new CBD vape pen online.
FEED YOUR SEXUAL APPETITE.
Why have sex the old boring way when there’s a secret love potion that elevates the senses in every nook and cranny? Order Foria’s Awaken online or pop into a dispensary for a Dosist Passion. You’re welcome, you saucy minx, you.
SLEEP A FULL 8 HOURS.
You know what’s better than sex? A full night’s sleep. That’s right, we said it and we’re standing by it. We’re those people who punch other people in the face when we don’t get deep sleep so consider us expert level. We love any CBD-heavy tincture like Care by Design (sold in dispensaries) or Plant People (sold online).
We’re here for a good time, not a long time. Sure, your self-care routine is important…but what even is life if you’re not having fun? We here at Molly Jones like to prioritize laughter and our favorite way to do it is with a Dosist Bliss. If vaping isn’t your thing, any tasty edible will do…like, dare we say, a pot brownie?