4 Steps to Ensure Successful Cannabis Training

Ensure Success Of Your Cannabis Training Strategy

In today’s highly competitive cannabis industry, a highly skilled and motivated workforce is essential to meet your cannabis business goals and keep your organization ahead of the competition.

Innovative and immersive training that can engage dispensary employees and effectively address the identified gaps or upskill them are critical to the organization’s success.

To support the business in this endeavor, dispensary training teams are on a constant lookout to identify and implement new techniques and trends that will help them deliver a successful cannabis industry training strategy. Selecting the right approaches that can help employees perform better are vital for the success of your learning strategy.

Charting Your Cannabis Industry Training Strategy

As we know, a learning strategy helps define a clear roadmap to achieve the targeted learning and performance support goals for your cannabis business. It covers the actions required to meet the specified goals and has the measures to track the performance.

While the basic tenets of what a learning strategy should outline and accomplish haven’t changed over the years, the charting of the learning strategy has certainly become more complex. For instance:

There has been a rapid change in the way learners want to learn (evident in the transition of traditional eLearning to mobile learning).

You also have an added challenge of addressing the multi-generational workforce (this requires that the adopted learning strategies should resonate well with all diverse learner profiles).

This is not all; there is a wide spectrum of tools and technologies that you can pick from, but these keep changing year on year. So, which ones should you pick?

As a result, even if you have a well thought through learning strategy, many other aspects need to be taken care of so that its implementation can deliver the required results. Selecting the right eLearning trends to refine or enhance your learning strategy will certainly go a long way in helping you succeed.

Successfully Meet Your Learning Strategy

Step 1: Where Should You Start?

One of the first things you should do is to look at the last three (3) years of eLearning trends in the cannabis industry. A quick comparison will show which trends have delivered value and impact. You will also get to see which trends were talked about but didn’t pan out.

This is a great starting point for your cannabis business, as you now have a set of trends that are certainly worth your consideration.

Step 2: How To Validate The Trend?

While several trends are clearly delivering the required value, the next step is their suitability in the context of your cannabis business. For instance, within the mobile cannabis training solutions, there are two (2) flavors:

Mobile-Friendly or Adaptive Format:

These courses can be used on mobile devices, but they are not optimized for them. However, they run across the spectrum of devices learners may opt for (laptops/desktops to smartphones and tablets). The courses do not adapt dynamically to the viewable area (for instance, they would shrink in the portrait mode on a smartphone). Also, the learning interactions are aligned to laptops/desktops rather than the way learners access information on smartphones.

Mobile-First or Responsive Format:

Here, the designs are dynamic and respond to adjust to the viewable area of each device (from laptops/desktops to smartphones and tablets). The learning interactions are optimized for mobile devices.

Which of these should you opt for, or if you are currently using the adaptive format, should you look at the responsive format? The answer lies in how the content is likely to be consumed. If your users are on the move and will pick up training predominantly on the go, you should look at the responsive design.

Otherwise, the adaptive format works. The world is abuzz with microlearning; should you move your entire training to this format? Not quite; several trainings would still require the format when the granularity of the microlearning format may make the learning experience rather disruptive.

This crucial process helps you validate if your needs match the selected trend. It also helps you validate which of these trends will address your requirements optimally and must be part of your learning strategy.

Step 3: Which Trends Should Be Adopted?

Look for the following five (5) aspects to ensure the success of your cannabis business’ learning strategy:

Keep the learners engaged.
Ensure knowledge acquisition happens.
Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job.
The desired performance gain and Return-on-Investment (or ROI) occur.
A positive ROI on training spend is established.

Based on this compass, they identify which trends can help them achieve success and you can use these cues to determine which of the trends should be adopted or updated in your cannabis industry training strategy.

Step 4: Successful Implementation Of Training Strategy

Even if you researched and arrived at the right set of trends, you have validated their relevance in the context of your cannabis business; yet, successful implementation hinges on several other factors. Here are two (2) significant ones that have a direct bearing on successful outcomes:

Selection Of Partners:

The partners you choose (for the platform or for content development)

Even if you have existing partners, it may be a good idea to assess new partnerships that may be better aligned to your mandate.

Internal Focus On Tracking And Checkpointing:

Effective tracking and timely checkpointing of the following aspects will go a long way in a successful implementation of your learning strategy.

Accurate Training Needs Analysis (or TNA):

Piloting new initiatives and using their feedback to update or refine the learning designs.
Change management initiatives (as you adopt radically different approaches).
Focus group testing (for validation of training effectiveness and impact).
ROI determination and using the results to fine-tune the way forward.
The process of crafting a learning strategy is a tough one, and its successful implementation is even tougher. Adopting the right trends is a significant aspect that can certainly help you succeed in this endeavor.

Let us know what you think.

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Cannabidiol (or CBD) & OC-Spectrum Disorders

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CBD For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (or OCD) is a long-lasting, often permanent, chronic condition that is characterized by repetitive, unwanted behaviors that can debilitate the normal life of a person.

OCD sufferers often have uncontrollable, recurring thoughts known as obsessions, that usually transfer into behaviors, or compulsions, that they feel until it reaches a point where it interferes with their daily lives. But let’s learn how Cannabis Chemistry helps…

OCD is related to (and often accompanied by) a host of other disorders with similar symptoms such as:

  • Trichotillomania
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Hoarding
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Skin Picking (or Excoriation Disorder)
  • Chronic Tic Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD)

These types of disorders are often referred to as OC-spectrum disorders because of their similarities to OCD, and the fact that some of them share the same symptoms. The specific cause of these disorders is not fully known, or completely understood, but they are often associated with stressful events in a person’s life.

Scientists and researchers generally agree that these conditions are related to functions in the human brain, but more research is needed to determine how much is inherent in a person’s genetics, or how much could be triggered by external factors such as extreme stress.

This research is extremely important, as one or more of these disorders will affect a large percentage of the population at some point in their lives. OCD symptoms typically begin to first manifest themselves in people at puberty.

Without therapeutic aid, they can often evolve throughout the life of the sufferer into more severe forms. These repetitive behaviors are sometimes referred to as rituals. Often patients do realize that their behavior is drastically different from others and are sometimes even willing to admit that they are doing unnecessary things.

However, once a patient has become accustomed to performing their rituals daily, it can be extremely difficult for them to stop. The reason for this is because OC-spectrum disorders are often based on anxiety. Many patients often have irrational fears that terrible things will happen if they do not perform these rituals.

After a patient has become accustomed to thinking this way, performing these rituals can bring them relief from anxiety, making it extremely difficult to stop. Consequently, people learn to accept these behaviors as a part of life, even though many realize that they actually impede them from normal living (take free Cannabis Chemistry training here).

Fortunately, there is hope as various treatments do exist for such conditions. Multiple studies have been conducted to establish the efficacy of CBD in improving the symptoms of OCD. One research study involved injecting rats with a compound is found in ecstasy drugs that induce OCD-like behaviors and panic attacks in mammals.

Upon the injection, the rats were placed in sand-filled cages with marbles. The rats started burying marbles almost immediately when they were placed in the cages. This behavior is an OCD-like effect that the compound causes. Next, the rats were administered with a form of liquid CBD, and their behavior changed almost immediately.

The rats stopped the marble-burying behavior and resumed their normal functions. This animal study shows how CBD can be used to potentially end anxiety-induced behavior and restore normal brain function. Although humans and animals are different, this study is important because rats and humans share a common physiology.

Since CBD has only recently been recognized as federally legal in the United States, more long-term human trials are needed to conclusively prove that CBD can be used as an effective treatment for OC-spectrum disorders. However, studies such as this one is promising to say the least.

Additionally, there is a large amount of anecdotal evidence from consumers who have tried CBD for their anxiety symptoms with incredible results.

How to Grow Weed Book Review

How many of you guys have tried your hand at growing your own marijuana (legally, of course)?

How many of you have spent several hours designing a grow room, purchasing lights, fertilizers, pots, growing mediums, seeds?

Have you ever tried to sort through the wealth of marijuana growing information on the internet?

We’ve cracked the code to true wellness with the most accurate DNA test available, giving you exact details on which cannabis products will help you the most.

I must admit that one resource we are seriously lacking at Weed Smoker’s Guide is information about growing marijuana quickly and correctly.

The internet is full of so-called ‘grow guides’ that may teach you a thing or two about marijuana, but they don’t really go into the details and in-depth descriptions that one would need to have a successful marijuana harvest every time. I have scoured the internet for countless hours researching marijuana growing and all it is is a scavenger hunt to find the correct and non-conflicting information you need to grow marijuana well for your situation and the amount of space you have available. What is really ridiculous when how-to guides and books start telling you you can grow 20 pounds of marijuana in 5 foot by 5 foot closet in only a month.

Growing Elite Marijuana: The Complete Guide by Ryan Riley is a complete source for growing beautiful buds of medicinal marijuana. It is authored by Ryan Riley, a medical marijuana connoisseur, grower and teacher. He has spent several years learning how to grow potent medical marijuana plants from the best of the best in the medical marijuana industry.

First Impressions

When first cracking open Growing Elite Marijuana, I was immediately surprised by the amount of the information piled into this eBook. It has information for the absolute beginner marijuana grower and smoker as well as containing lots of advanced growing techniques and methods for the experienced marijuana grower. I must admit though, the book tops out at around 720 pages, which certainly isn’t something I had expected from a marijuana growing book, it is hands down the biggest, most comprehensive guide out there that has a lot of time put into it. Most of the books and guides I have seen for growing marijuana range from 10 pages to 300 pages. At first, it was troubling for me as I was trying to wrap my head around what exactly was in this book to make it be so long. Honestly, everything anyone would absolutely need to know is in Growing Elite Marijuana. It takes just about every concept related to the cultivation and growing of cannabis and explains it in an easy to read and easy to understand format so anyone can do it.

Content

Growing Elite Marijuana is full of good, high quality content that anybody just starting out will appreciate as well as tons of advanced growing techniques for those marijuana growers that have been around the block and already have a few harvests under their belt. The book is divided into 12 specific chapters, each one covering a specific area of marijuana growing: Marijuana Basics, Cannabis, Lighting, Growing Marijuana, Growing With Soil, Cloning, Hydroponics, Your Grow Area, Growing Outdoors, Cannabis Maintenance, Harvest, and Advanced Growing. Each chapter is then sub divided into separate sections covering a specific topic. For example, Lighting has the follow sections: The Lighting System, Light Sources, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting, Lighting Your Plants, Electricity, Electrical Safety, Lighting Schedule. As you can tell from the titles of the sections, Ryan Riley goes into great detail about all aspects of lighting for marijuana growing.

The last chapter in the book includes several advanced techniques that are quite important to an advanced or a commercial grower. It features sections relating to marijuana genetics, breeding, strain creation as well as providing CO2 for better yields and eliminating odors. One thing I particularly like about these advanced sections is that just because they are for advanced growing techniques they are not explained using advanced terminology and abstract ideas. Just about anybody can pick up this book and head over to the advanced growing section and understand what is being explained.

Conclusion

There was one downside that I think would be pretty easy to include in the eBook. You cannot navigate to the topics/chapters listed in the Table of Contents by simply clicking on them. Instead you have to actually navigate to that page number and there is no PDF built-in table of contents that would solve that problem also. I don’t know if this is for compatibility reasons or what, but it would be much easier to be able to navigate the book through the table of contents instead of having to search for the page number of the chapter you want to go to.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Growing Elite Marijuana: The Complete Guide by Ryan Riley is as in-depth as it needs to be in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format for learning how to grow your own weed. The sheer volume of pages in the book may scare some of you, but it includes everything you would need to know and would need on hand to start a marijuana grow from seed to harvest. It sure beats scouring forums on the internet for that little bit of information or any clarification you need. Head on over to grab your copy of Growing Elite Marijuana: The Complete Guide. If you’re unsure about purchasing this book and have any questions or concerns feel free to ask and we will be happy to answer them.

Dispensary Technician Certification Program

Duration: 1 Month

Enrollment: Forever

Format: 100% Online

Audience: Retail Dispensary

Overview

Become a certified Dispensary Technician…and pave your way to success today. Dispensary Technicians (also known as a “Budtender”) work in both medical and recreational dispensaries and play a variety of roles for the customer. You must play the role of an educator; working with the patient or customer to find the strain that best suits their needs or educating consumers on the laws surrounding its use.

Whether you’re new to the role or have been a Dispensary Technician for a while, our certification training will give you the tools you need to become a well-known and approachable expert for your clients. We train you on all the important aspects of cannabis so that you can provide education to customers as well as compassionate recommendations for the patients that you serve.

Education is a powerful tool for you to attract new customers, increase positive community relationships, and ensure the safe operation of the dispensary. Your customers have a wide variety of needs, and you need specialized knowledge to help them no matter where their needs fall.

You will receive the training for the most popular position in a cannabis dispensary, the Dispensary Technician. As the industry is rapidly growing in legitimacy, our training will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to succeed in this position. Our training and certification curriculum will equip you with the knowledge necessary to be a valuable member of the dispensary team.

Budtenders must stay abreast of trends in the industry, as well. With the expert-level knowledge, you will gain in our Dispensary Technician Certification, you will be better equipped to spot and foresee trends, and pass that benefit on to your client, business, or employer. You know as well as we do that this industry is becoming increasingly competitive.

Take the initiative to get certified today, to solidify your expert-level knowledge and give you a much-needed competitive edge. You’ll be glad you did.

Learning Objectives

  • Technician Skills and Role
  • Chemistry and Medicine
  • Delivery and Abuse
  • Edibles and Hash
  • Cannabis Life Cycle
    Showcase Cannabis & Handling Products
  • Seeds and Clones
  • Growing Environments
  • Harvesting Cannabis
  • Effects and Impairment
  • Valid ID and Consumption
  • Professional Selling Skills

Micro-Learning Format

  • Video: 29 Interactive Trainings
  • Resource: 29 eBook Guides
  • Assessment: 11 Quiz Activities
  • Glossary: Industry Terms
  • Display: Digital Badge & Certificate

CBD For Traumatic Brain Injury

Treating Brain Injury With CBD Becomes Reality

Traumatic Brain Injury (or TBI) is just what it sounds like neurological damage caused by an impact injury to the head. Those living with TBI often have a significantly reduced quality of life. The results can even be deadly.

As research into the benefits of Cannabidiol (or CBD) expands, so does the speculation into just how many conditions may be improved with its use. The evidence so far shows that CBD has neuroprotective effects. Could these effects include reducing the impact of damages caused by TBI?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a versatile and powerful anti-inflammatory cannabinoid with few to no side effects. The number of conditions it can be used to treat increases daily with the release of new scientific information. One severe condition CBD is beginning to be a treatment for TBI.

TBI can occur in any person who suffers from brain trauma and is often a debilitating and life-altering condition with no true cure.

 

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Any blow to the head can be worrisome and for good reason. As with any bodily injury, a cascade of reactions occurs in the brain after a substantial blow. These include inflammation, swelling, and immune activation.

While this is a typical and helpful series of reactions for an injury such as a broken bone, that’s not the case within the brain. After a head injury, this series of events can cause additional neurological damage. Without room to expand, swelling within the brain can restrict blood flow to critical areas of the organ.

The death of brain cells can follow. Common TBI patients are military veterans, football players and car crash survivors. The effects of TBI can be long-lasting and debilitating and may involve physical, emotional, social, and behavioral symptoms.

These effects are often life changing. Depression and anxiety are common results, as well as cognitive decline and reduced motor function. Some TBI patients with severe symptoms experience seizures. Currently, conventional medicine is greatly lacking in effective methods to treat or reverse the symptoms of TBI.

Many protocols have been attempted, but none have proven to supply reliable, long term results.

 

Scientific Evidence Supports CBD May Treat

While there is yet no known cure for traumatic brain injury, there is some scientific evidence that suggests CBD may be able to reduce some of the damaging side effects of TBI including neuroinflammation and neurological impairments.

A study released by Frontiers in Pharmacology found that “As such, the endocannabinoid system possesses potential drugable receptor and enzyme targets for the treatment of diverse TBI pathology.” The Frontiers in Pharmacology study is promising in showing that the Endocannabinoid System (or ECS) is key in treating traumatic brain injury.

There also several studies that show CBD (in combination with THC) have neuroprotective qualities, meaning that regular consumption of cannabinoids can make the brain more likely to absorb the impact of brain trauma without the lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury.

The body of research available on TBI is increasing regularly. Many studies point to the ECS as an important player in the development of psychological, physical, and behavioral effects following TBI. Specifically, CBD use changes the balance of function within the ECS.

And research shows that in the case of TBI, that balance shifts towards the better. More research is needed to establish specific protocols that can be accessed and prescribed by mainstream medicine. In the meantime, though, individual cases are shining an upbeat light on the prognosis of the condition.

 

NFL May Consider CBD Treatments

The National Football League (or NFL) has been embroiled in controversy over their misdiagnosing and mishandling of concussions leading to life-harming side effects. The NFL recently agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit with former players who allege the NFL did not accurately diagnose or treat concussions.

The players also allege that teams allowed, or forced in some cases, players to remain in games after they had clearly suffered a concussion. The settlement became final and effective on January 7, 2017 and has already paid out claims worth $657,320,496 according to the official settlement website.

To combat concussions, which will always occur as a result of playing the game of football, the NFL has implemented several rule changes and has made valuable alterations to helmets. In addition, “The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed for the first time to cooperate in studying the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players,” according to the Washington Post.

This would be a huge step forward for the league, which has banned players for consuming cannabis for years. Though they won’t necessarily be studying cannabis to treat brain injury, the fact that the NFL and NFLPA are studying cannabis’ effectiveness at all is a positive development that will hopefully lead to more cannabis and CBD studies in the future.

 

Anecdotal Support Of CBD Brain Injury Treatments

Scientific evidence takes years to be studied and released. The substance being studied, CBD in this case, must be tested vigorously before a conclusion can be derived.

However, while studies take time, there is anecdotal evidence from people who believe cannabis has been helpful in treating brain injury.

CBD has the potential to make life worth living for some of the many whose lives have been permanently altered by traumatic brain injury. The scientific evidence is promising, and the anecdotal evidence is irrefutable.

It will take time to fully understand CBD’s brain healing properties, but it must be studied further.

Let us know what you think.

 

Do Topical CBD Products Work?

Your Body’s CB1 & CB2 Receptors


Cannabis topicals are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Tens of millions of people are afflicted with chronic pain, and many are seeking safe, non-addictive solutions to ease their suffering.
Beyond that, research suggests cannabis topicals could provide relief for sufferers of ailments ranging from sports injuries and migraines to skin conditions such as acne, eczema and, psoriasis. Topicals represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the cannabis marketplace.But all these balms, creams and lotions can get confusing. Are cannabis topicals safe? Do they get you high? How does putting cannabis on your epidermis work?

Cannabis and the Body

The world’s most trusted scientific bodies confirm that cannabis has pain-relieving properties. But to fully understand how topicals can relieve pain and other ailments, we need to take a quick tour of the human Endocannabinoid System (or ECS).

The ECS is a vast network of receptors throughout the body. It’s responsible for modulating many physiological systems involving the brain, endocrine, immune and nervous systems. Researchers have found that the ECS is essential for maintaining homeostasis or balance, in these various systems.There are two main types of receptors or “message receivers” in the ECS, classified as CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are predominantly located in the brain and central nervous system; CB2 receptors are primarily in the peripheral nervous system.The “messages” these receptors receive are chemicals that bind to the receptor and either activate it or shut it down, producing a corresponding effect within your body.

The chemical compounds in cannabis that interact with the ECS are called cannabinoids – the most well-known being psychotropic Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), which activates CB1 receptors in the brain to create the “high” feeling.More than 100+ cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant, including non-intoxicating Cannabidiol (or CBD), and others like Cannabinol (or CBN), Cannabigerol (or CBG) and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (or THCV), whose various medicinal properties are under escalating scrutiny. When you apply a cannabis topical to your skin, the cannabinoids interact with CB2 receptors in your epidermis and muscles.Researchers found that when such CB2 receptors were targeted, the result was reduced inflammation, an immune response that plays a role in many ailments including skin conditions and chronic pain.Unlike anti-inflammatory medications, cannabis topicals can be used without risking unpleasant potential side effects or overdose.
Topicals and the Endocannabinoid SystemSome cannabis topicals do contain THC, but when applied to the skin, the cannabinoids don’t enter your bloodstream. Instead, 

THC interacts with the ECS receptors outside the blood-brain barrier.Furthermore, research has concluded that “activation of CB2 receptors does not appear to produce…psychotropic effects“. Topicals allow consumers to localize and directly target an afflicted area to reduce inflammation.People can and do ingest cannabis via smoking, vaping or edibles for generalized pain relief, but many prefer to single out that aching knee or sore neck by applying a topical directly. Some research even indicates that cannabinoids may accelerate our bodies’ natural healing process.A study that focused on CB1 and CB2 receptors in the gastrointestinal system found that cannabinoids can promote the healing of epithelial wounds. Our skin is composed of epithelial cells, which also line the surfaces of our organs and blood vessels. So, while further study is needed, cannabis topicals may also promote a quicker healing response for skin conditions and injuries.Perhaps best of all, cannabis topicals offer consumers a simple, safe and low-stakes entryway into exploring the wellness benefits of cannabis. Many people still harbor fears about cannabis, but topicals are approachable, and are, in many ways, the best ambassador for the cannabis plant’s pain-relieving and healing capabilities.The emerging research is clear in showing the tangible ways cannabis topicals work with our bodies. Just let that knowledge soak in.

 

Let us know what you think.

Do Topical CBD Products Work?

Your Body’s CB1 & CB2 Receptors


Cannabis topicals are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Tens of millions of people are afflicted with chronic pain, and many are seeking safe, non-addictive solutions to ease their suffering.
Beyond that, research suggests cannabis topicals could provide relief for sufferers of ailments ranging from sports injuries and migraines to skin conditions such as acne, eczema and, psoriasis. Topicals represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the cannabis marketplace.But all these balms, creams and lotions can get confusing. Are cannabis topicals safe? Do they get you high? How does putting cannabis on your epidermis work?

Cannabis and the Body

The world’s most trusted scientific bodies confirm that cannabis has pain-relieving properties. But to fully understand how topicals can relieve pain and other ailments, we need to take a quick tour of the human Endocannabinoid System (or ECS).

The ECS is a vast network of receptors throughout the body. It’s responsible for modulating many physiological systems involving the brain, endocrine, immune and nervous systems. Researchers have found that the ECS is essential for maintaining homeostasis or balance, in these various systems.There are two main types of receptors or “message receivers” in the ECS, classified as CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are predominantly located in the brain and central nervous system; CB2 receptors are primarily in the peripheral nervous system.The “messages” these receptors receive are chemicals that bind to the receptor and either activate it or shut it down, producing a corresponding effect within your body.

The chemical compounds in cannabis that interact with the ECS are called cannabinoids – the most well-known being psychotropic Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), which activates CB1 receptors in the brain to create the “high” feeling.More than 100+ cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant, including non-intoxicating Cannabidiol (or CBD), and others like Cannabinol (or CBN), Cannabigerol (or CBG) and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (or THCV), whose various medicinal properties are under escalating scrutiny. When you apply a cannabis topical to your skin, the cannabinoids interact with CB2 receptors in your epidermis and muscles.Researchers found that when such CB2 receptors were targeted, the result was reduced inflammation, an immune response that plays a role in many ailments including skin conditions and chronic pain.Unlike anti-inflammatory medications, cannabis topicals can be used without risking unpleasant potential side effects or overdose.
Topicals and the Endocannabinoid SystemSome cannabis topicals do contain THC, but when applied to the skin, the cannabinoids don’t enter your bloodstream. Instead, 

THC interacts with the ECS receptors outside the blood-brain barrier.Furthermore, research has concluded that “activation of CB2 receptors does not appear to produce…psychotropic effects“. Topicals allow consumers to localize and directly target an afflicted area to reduce inflammation.People can and do ingest cannabis via smoking, vaping or edibles for generalized pain relief, but many prefer to single out that aching knee or sore neck by applying a topical directly. Some research even indicates that cannabinoids may accelerate our bodies’ natural healing process.A study that focused on CB1 and CB2 receptors in the gastrointestinal system found that cannabinoids can promote the healing of epithelial wounds. Our skin is composed of epithelial cells, which also line the surfaces of our organs and blood vessels. So, while further study is needed, cannabis topicals may also promote a quicker healing response for skin conditions and injuries.Perhaps best of all, cannabis topicals offer consumers a simple, safe and low-stakes entryway into exploring the wellness benefits of cannabis. Many people still harbor fears about cannabis, but topicals are approachable, and are, in many ways, the best ambassador for the cannabis plant’s pain-relieving and healing capabilities.The emerging research is clear in showing the tangible ways cannabis topicals work with our bodies. Just let that knowledge soak in.

 

Let us know what you think.