With recreational marijuana legalized in New Mexico, I’ve been able to take advantage of natural health remedies.
Rather than spending a fortune on pharmaceuticals that can cause all sorts of unpleasant side-effects, I prefer cannabis.
The cannabis plant provides over 100 natural compounds called cannabinoids. These cannabinoids mimic endocannabinoids produced by the human body and interact with receptors that are part of a signaling system and responsible for homeostasis. The most abundant and common cannabinoid is THC. It is most well-known for the euphoric sensation it creates. The second most well-known cannabinoid is CBD. It is gaining notoriety and popularity for its many curative properties. Researchers are finding that products combining THC and CBD work better than when the individual cannabinoids on their own. This is called the entourage effect. I’ve learned all of this very helpful information from the budtenders at the local dispensary. Living in Albuquerque, I have easy accessibility to a recreational dispensary. Because I am over 21 years of age and have valid identification, I’m able to shop a wide variety of cannabis options. I’m able to take advantage of full-spectrum products that offer high concentrations of cannabinoids. There are a nearly endless list of strains offering everything from powerful THC potency to pure CBD. Along with the more traditional consumption methods, such as flower, pre-rolls and edibles, the dispensary carries an extensive collection of modern vapes, tinctures and topicals. I have just started exploring the many concentrates. Since they tend to be especially high in THC, I’m starting with very low doses. I am taking the recommendations of the budtenders.