I was absolutely thrilled when the state of New York finally legalized cannabis.
I’ve lived in New York, right along Lake Erie, for my entire life.
I appreciate the beauty of the four distinct seasons. There aren’t that many places where a person can snowmobile in the winter and ride a jet ski in the summer. I look forward to the gorgeous colors of the leaves in the fall. The fresh peppers, apples, grapes, zucchini and squash are so delicious. I get excited by the first sign of tulips, daffodils and robins in the spring. The changing weather always provides a new activity. I cycle, hike, run, kayak, downhill ski, swim, play tennis, paddleboard, skateboard and cross-country ski. My active lifestyle has resulted in some injuries over the years. I suffer an assortment of aches and pains. I’ve found that cannabis is the ideal treatment. It is entirely natural, safe and avoids long-term negative health consequences. I shop the dispensary for CBD-dominant products that combat inflammation, stiffness and pain. Edibles are especially helpful because the effects are more intense and last for hours. I also have had success with CBD bath bombs and topicals. I apply the ointments, salves and roll-ons directly to the affected area multiple times per day. They typically contain natural oils that are especially soothing and smell nice. I also like to stop at the dispensary and purchase tinctures for their portability. I buy THC-dominant tinctures and place a few drops under my tongue prior to starting an activity. The boost of energy helps to motivate me. Sativa strains are great for clearing my mind, improving focus and helping me to get more out of a physical endeavor.