Cannabis Recommendations for Pain

Cannabis Recommendations for pain

Chronic pain is one of the most common ailments that motivate customers to seek a cannabinoid-based intervention. At Strains Dispensary Perris, we listen to our customers’ experiences with cannabis and research reports from the experts. We understand that the FDA has yet to approve any cannabis therapy for pain relief; however, it is also impossible to ignore anecdotal reports confirming that a range of cannabis products can effectively reduce pain.

Best Cannabis Products for Chronic Pain

  • High-THC & Low-CBD Flower – Indica strains with this cannabinoid profile are popular for treating pain
  • Topicals – lotions, balms, and salves can offer targeted pain and inflammation relief with cannabinoids entering through the skin
  • Edibles – easy to consume and in a variety of edible options, edibles are often preferred by those wanting extended comfort
  • High-THC & Low-CBD Concentrates – vaporizer cartridges and oil have been increasingly popular among our clients seeking pain relief

It honestly comes down to personal judgment, preferences, and experience, and we recommend some trial and error if you aren’t well-versed in cannabis consumption. Brands such as High Garden provide products that help with muscle pain and fatigue. Our high-THC products with lower CBD are the most popular among pain patients; however, we have a good percentage of patients that prefer a high-CBD product because they want to escape THC’s high. Edibles, concentrates, topicals, and flower are all commonly preferred among our pain clients.

Cannabinoids & Pain Management Research

Although we don’t claim to be medical professionals, we diligently monitor cannabis research to make informed recommendations to our patrons backed by evidence. We always recommend that a physician take the lead when it comes to medicine. Still, we do know cannabis professionally here at Strains Dispensary Perris, and we know that marijuana can be quite effective for treating pain because studies have proven it. Our customers regularly share their anecdotal findings.

Medical Patients

One of the most significant benefits of cannabis therapies to treat pain is the reduction of opiate pain medications. Some patients find cannabis to be much more effective without the proven dangers of long-term opiate use. A study by Boehnke (2016) found, “cannabis use was associated with 64% lower opioid use in patients with chronic pain.” If you’re currently on pain medication, we invite you to speak with your doctor about how a cannabis intervention might be able to reduce your opiate use yet control your pain.

Cannabis Recommendations for Epilepsy

Cannabis Recommendations for Epilepsy

At Strains Dispensary Perris, we’ve noticed that some of our customers choose cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The uptick in demand that we’ve experienced aligns with the findings from Perucca’s (2017) study, “Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Hard Evidence at Last?” published in the Journal of Epilepsy Research. Findings concluded that THC and CBD are both effective at treating refractory epilepsy. Researchers have also found that CBD is a preferred therapy because it does not induce a psychoactive effect found unfavorable among some patients.

Popular Cannabis Products for Epilepsy: Tinctures & Concentrate

Here are two of our most popular products when it comes to treating epilepsy and other seizure disorders:

  • Releaf Tincture – we carry a high-CBD & low-THC tincture popular for epilepsy; this tincture is an attractive option for medical patients and older adults wanting to avoid THC’s high.
  • CBD Premium Cannabis Oil – just over a gram of premium cannabis oil concentrate, vaporizer cartridges have grown in popularity among our customers with epilepsy.

We like to root our recommendations at Strains Dispensary Perris in research and emerging industry best practices. We strive to make individualized recommendations for our customers and medical patients alike. If your physician has made a recommendation, we follow them first. We have the utmost respect for medical professionals.

If you were left more general guidelines, we can make recommendations based on research and anecdotal reports from other customers in similar positions as you.

CBD alone can help treat epilepsy

Two attractive options with a favorable risk and reward profile are high-CBD products that can deliver effective relief without any adverse psychoactive results. Although research suggests that THC and CBD can both be quite effective, the beauty of cannabis is that a range of products carrying a range of cannabinoid percentage profiles can help with epilepsy. 

But maybe you enjoy THC?

THC can also treat epilepsy effectively, and we expect a good portion of those with epilepsy or another seizure disorder to include THC in their cannabinoid treatment profile as they will enjoy the psychoactive effect that THC delivers. For you, a high-THC & low-CBD product or one with a perfect 1:1 ratio might offer the relief you seek and the high that you also enjoy.

Getting Rid of The Weed Smell

How to Take Care of That Weed Smell Inside Your Home

Cannabis enthusiasts tend to love the smell of good weed from near and far, but not everyone wants their home to smell like the crew just got done with a hotbox session in the living room when mom and dad are coming over for dinner. Combusted cannabis has an unmistakable odor that can stick to fabrics such as clothes, furniture, carpet, and window shades. 

Although the folks that we hang out with tend to enjoy the smell of combusted cannabis, we can’t refute the research showing 25% of Americans have reported to “hate” the smell of weed.

If your home is your cannabis mecca, but you don’t want your home to smell like the bong that you haven’t cleaned since 1998, we have a few strategies for taking care of that weed smell inside your house.

Storing Weed

Potent weed often comes with a robust odor that can reek up the whole place if not stored properly. When storing cannabis, always keep it sealed in an air-tight container free of airflow. Mason-style jars or equivalent work perfectly. Not only will you help contain the smell, but air-tight containers will also keep your flower fresh for a more extended period.

Incense and Sprays

Contrary to popular belief, candles and incense can draw more attention to your smoke session. Your home ends up smelling like weed rolled in freshly laundered blankets. It’s a dead giveaway, and we don’t recommend trying to cover that pungent weed odor up with flowery incense or sprays.

Personal Smoke Filters

That toilet paper roll with a dryer sheet rubber-banded to it will not cut it. Leave personal smoke filters to the experts, who produce products that do work to a certain extent. Many of these products use multiple filters or a charcoal screen. If you are not familiar, as you exhale, you’ll expel smoke into the filter where it removes the unfavorable smell. As we said, they do work to a certain degree. You might still find a slight odor after a session; it may just be milder.

Air Purifiers

If you’re reading this, it might be time to consider an investment in a quality air purification system. Air purifiers work to remove odor-causing substances rather than trying to mask them. 

Air purifiers are made of a fan that sucks in air and circulates it through filters that the air runs through before it is released. As air moves through the filter(s), pollutants and particles are captured, and clean air is pushed back out into your home. These types of systems have been used by cigar smokes for a long time.

No More Smell

At Strains Dispensary, we like to say – filters are your friend! They work like baking soda does within your fridge. A strategically placed filter with activated charcoal or carbon can absorb that weed smell effectively. Ideally, this filter should be placed as close to where you choose to smoke as possible. But if you are truly worried about the smell we recommend taking a look at our wide selection of edibles, as they produce no lingering smell.

*This article in no way is promoting the underage consumption of cannabis or use where cannabis is not permitted.

Productive Activities to Do While Stoned & Stuck At Home

Our Top 5 Stoner Activities

Have you been stoned and stuck at home lately, pondering the ideal way to fill the time? We put together a list of wholesome activities for you to consider while stoned, bored, and stuck at home.

1. Yoga, Meditate, or Workout

It’s no secret that cannabis pairs well with activities of the mind and body; after all, cannabis is a holistic medicine that has been consumed by ancient societies to deepen spiritual practices for thousands of years.

In ancient India, Hindu rishis consumed cannabis to deepen their yogic meditative practices. We now have modern yogis carrying on this tradition by consuming cannabis before meditation or yoga.

We also have long-distance runners and gym rats alike that frequent Strains Dispensary Perris because they pair a little cannabis with their daily workout due to the performance lift that it can provide. If you are one of these people, there is no reason you can’t have some cannabis and workout along with your favorite app or YouTube video.

2. Clean or Redesign

The human mind, unfortunately, is prone to get stuck in a rut on default mode. Rest assured that being stoned and stuck at home is an opportunity to look around and ask yourself, “Does this space best serve me?” When we give ourselves a little time and space to answer this question honestly, we find that some improvements can be made to the space surrounding us – time to consider the ideal furniture arrangement. Rearranging your furniture to suit your comfort, and while you’re at it, maybe you’ll rethink your interior design altogether. There are no rules that say what you have in your home is permanent.

Why you are redecorating, why not summon your inner deep-cleaner and give your apartment or home a thorough cleaning. You’ll feel much better after cleaning everything.

Cleaning and redesigning your surroundings is a proven way of feeling refreshed and accomplished within while preventing autopilot from defining your space.

3. Teach Your Dog a New Trick

Is there really anything cooler than a dog that can do tricks? If you’re stuck at home stoned and looking for something to do with your doggo, why not teach him/her a new trick? With a little Pavlov know-how and tasty treats, anyone can teach their pup how to shake hands like a gentleman, rollover, or sit still.

4. Learn a New Skill

Maybe you lack the dog to teach something, and you’ve been considering a new hobby or skill. When stoned, bored, and stuck at home, it is an excellent opportunity to learn a new skill of your own.

Ever wanted to learn a guitar or become a painter or learn to cook? It’s never too late! A new hobby will be there for you with positivity and health. Being stoned and stuck at home is really an invitation to fill the void with something new that you’ve been thinking about but never started.

5. Have a Self-Care Day

Isn’t cannabis, after all, about holistic self-care? Why not double down on your self-care strategy by planning a day just for you? Maybe invite the spouse or significant other, perhaps not, because this self-care day is about what’s best for you. Awesome self-care day activities include anything from taking a bath, giving yourself a facial, doing your nails, stretching, or even taking a nap! Different strains can help with different situations, so make sure you get the right one!