It’s well-known that cannabis has potential medicinal benefits—from the treatment of anxiety disorders to reducing cancer pain and nausea—which qualifying Colorado residents have been enjoying since medical cannabis was legalized back in 2000. But did you know that cannabis can be used for self-care, too? Whether you’re a medical patient or a recreational user, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity to add products from our Denver dispensary into your self-care routine.
There are many ways you can use cannabis to unwind, and the truth is, it’s all about finding a method and product that works for you. But if you’re not sure where to start, we have a few tips to guide you in the right direction.
Remember: when you’re using cannabis for self-care, it’s not about getting high—it’s about using products as an aid for relaxation. Whatever form of adult-use marijuana you choose should complement your existing self-care routine, providing an extra boost of relaxation as you engage in those activities. For this reason, we recommend using a small amount first to see how you feel, consuming in increments to achieve the desired result.
It sounds simple, but doing things that you enjoy is good for your mental health, and can actually lead to lower blood pressure, stress reduction, and increased psychological and physical function. Unfortunately, we all know what happens: we get busy with work and distracted by our daily routines, and forget to prioritize our own self-care. Whether your hobby is drawing or knitting, taking a bike ride or playing video games, take time out of your schedule to devote to it, and this time, consume a little cannabis while doing what you love. It might enhance the relaxation these activities already provide.
Cannabis and the outdoors are two things that just go together, which seems fitting since the former comes directly from Mother Nature. Consider where you like to go and how you prefer to enjoy time outside: maybe you find a sense of peace while gardening, taking a hike or exploring the trails at your local conservation lands. Then get some fresh air and do what you would normally do—but add your favorite cannabis product into the mix, and you could see the beauty of nature from a new perspective.
There are innumerable forms of adult use marijuana out there, and each product and strain offers a slightly different experience. Trying different products is the best way to find the right match for your self-care routine. If you’re looking for something outside of traditional flower, take a look at these great products for relaxation, available right here at our cannabis dispensary in Denver:
1906’s Chill Drops, or swallowable pills, and Gems, or chocolates, are made with 5mg of THC and 25mg of CBD, combined with plant medicine for fast-acting edibles that promote relaxation.
Coda Signature’s cannabis-infused bath bombs are the perfect addition to your self-care spa night. A blend of 1:1 cannabis and oils, the Symphony package comes with three different scents called Calm, Balance and Uplift, that are crafted to provide full-body relaxation.
If you’re looking for a product that offers a combination of pain relief and relaxation, the THCa Transdermal Patch by Mary’s Medicinals might be exactly what you need. Simply adhere the 2×2-inch square patch to a venous part of your skin, and you will receive 8-12 hours of systemic relief.
These delicious gummies by DOSD are made with cannabinoid nanoparticles for faster absorption, so you won’t have to wait long for them to take effect. Users report that they help ease your mind, providing a sense of relaxation and bliss. Nano Bites come in a variety of flavors like black cherry, mixed fruit, pina colada and raspberry (check for cannabinoid content, as some contain THC only and others are 1:1).As you can see, there are many ways you can incorporate cannabis into your self-care routine. If you are interested in shopping patches, topicals, edibles, and cartridges, browse our online menu or visit us in-store at our dispensary near the Denver Art Museum to snag our Self Care Sunday deals.