Since 33 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized either recreational or medical cannabis, a growing number of canna-curious people are trying to explore and utilize the full potential of this miracle plant which as we all know, isn’t just limited to “getting high.” The stereotypical pop culture representation of a cannabis consumer—a junk food hogging, unemployed couch potato—is a stark contrast to the consumers of this new cannabis era—health conscious, fit and knowledge about the choices they make. A vast majority of today’s consumers aren’t the “potheads” that pop culture portrays cannabis consumers to be. A decent number of them are foodies who do not even smoke, vape or even eat sugar. These cannasseurs want to consume cannabis in a way that they can derive the medicinal and health benefits of the plant which includes but is not just limited to, fighting anxiety, bolstering the immune system and alleviating aches and pain.
A recent study by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver found that roughly 50 percent of all medical cannabis users deliberately applied for a medical cannabis card to substitute cannabis for alcohol. Not only that, but a paper published by the Journal of Neuroscience concluded that cannabis works as a neuroprotective shield against damage already caused by alcohol in the brain stem. Furthermore, the authors suggest that cannabis greatly relieves severe craving symptoms and eases the path to full recovery. So if you are looking for ways to quit alcohol, cannabis is your friend!
Cannabis can also be a substitute to tobacco and an alternative to pharmaceutical medications with harmful side effects. And believe it or not some cannabis consumers have had commendable results in weight loss too, owing to cannabis’s ability to reduce stress-eating, drinking alcohol and help with insomnia. Microdoses of medical cannabis infused with healthy wholesome food can give you a health boost that can help you stay healthy in the New Year.
Cannabis, specifically sativas, have become a popular addition to health conscious consumers pre-workout routine recently owing to its performance enhancing and motivating qualities. Sativa strains provide stress and anxiety relief, suppress nausea and appetite stimulation. Cannabis is also a mood enhancer that increases your pain threshold, which means you won’t hate that treacherous finishing lap on the treadmill or outdoors quite as much!
Cannabis has long been intertwined with creativity. Sometimes lack of energy is what keeps us away from getting our creative juices flowing and sometime it is the lack of motivation. Whatever the case, cannabis such as sativa strains can definitely help you achieve your creative goals of 2019.
Last but not the least, if you are a cannabis enthusiast and miserable in your grueling job, the ever growing legal cannabis industry and upcoming cannabis related courses in colleges can help you with your change of career in the new year. According to a recent survey from New Frontier Data, by 2020, the cannabis industry will likely create about 300,000 jobs. So if you want a fresh alternative to the standard job options, then consider pursuing a cannabis career.
Let cannabis help you be the best version of yourself in 2019 and beyond!