Marijuana For Beginners: Products Every Member Of The Family Can Try
At long last, California’s cannabis legalization is upon us. As of January 1, 2018, anyone over 21 with a valid ID is now able to enter an adult use cannabis dispensary and buy weed. Marijuana for beginners can be intimidating but getting your family members on board doesn't have to be!
While those of us well versed in dabs and dankness have hit the ground running, what about those closest to us who don’t have much experience with the herb we love so much? Recreational cannabis means that many members of the family may now be more open to trying some of the green stuff and it’s great to be open and honest about how your use has improved your quality of life. With a little guidance (like tips on going to a dispensary for the first time) and some solid recommendations, there are ways every member of the family can benefit from recreational legalization in California!
Here are a few ideas on marijuana for beginners, along with some greenRush product recommendations.
For Grandma and Grandpa, topicals are key
As we age, our body gets achier. Cannabis can provide some much-needed relief for conditions most commonly associated with age such as arthritis. Marijuana for beginners can still include the old folk, it's never too late to try something new! The war on drugs means that older folk are more likely to be skeptical of the healing properties of marijuana, however, topicals provide a way to experience cannabis with anyone who has reservations about getting high. Chances are, they will feel relief in muscles and joints because of the powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cannabis. Balms like this one are a quick an effective way to treat achy joints at the source.
For the type-A member of the family, a CBD tincture will do wonders
Okay, not everyone enjoys the psychoactivity of THC. It can increase anxiety and paranoia in some people. That doesn’t mean one can’t enjoy the pain relief and anti-anxiety properties of CBD! Ratios 3:1 or higher (CBD:THC) will not cause euphoria or dysphoria. A tincture like this one are a great way to start, and remember, microdosing is a thing. A couple of drops under the tongue, hold there a minute or so, and then wait fifteen minutes. Add a drop or two as needed every fifteen minutes, until you feel the anxiety begin to melt away!
For the artistically inclined, Blue Dream
This one is for that member of the family who isn’t against a little bit of THC. Maybe they’re looking for something to kick-start their artistic expression. Blue Dream is that one strain you can recommend to just about anyone who’s looking to get inspired.
For the family member who’s always working hard
There’s always one member of the family who always seems to be on the go. Maybe your mom has been working non-stop making sure everyone had a great holiday season? Something small and easy to use is key for this person. We recommend Kiva Terra Bites, as they’re small and perfect as a midday pick me up. If you’re recommending this to someone who’s new to cannabis use, start small and microdose. Half a bite is enough for some people and always remember to wait 2 hours before taking any more. Half a bite has about 2.5mg of THC, perfect to get a new user started!
*edibles should never be mixed with alcohol as the combination will increase absorption rates of both the alcohol and the THC.
For Fido (because pets get anxious too)
*WARNING: Do not give your pet products containing THC as it is toxic to animals. Do not give dogs edibles containing chocolate as it is also highly toxic. If you believe your pet has ingested either of these substances, take them to the vet straight away. Do not give your pet any cannabis related medicine except under the guidance and direction of your veterinarian.
All animals have an endocannabinoid system, just like us, so phytocannabinoids from cannabis products will support their homeostasis, just like it does ours. CBD pet tinctures can help with anxiety as well as arthritis pain and can help aging pets get moving more freely and more comfortably. Always discuss microdosing CBD with your veterinarian before giving CBD to your pets.
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