With May comes Mother’s Day, and what better way to show your appreciation for mom than by sharing cannabis with her? Not every mom is on board with sharing a blunt, but cannabis can offer all sorts of benefits, even for moms who don’t normally partake. Want to talk weed with mom? Send her this article to get the conversation started and read on for some ways to share the magic of cannabis with your magical mama.
Doctors say that in prescribing drugs, the rule of thumb is to go with the minimum effective dose, which is the same concept behind microdosing. For many folks looking to use cannabis medicinally, microdosing is a great option. You get the maximum benefit from the minimum amount without actually getting high. Microdosing cannabis can have many benefits, including mood regulation, pain relief, increased relaxation, boosting creativity, and helping with sleep. Research also shows that low doses of cannabis may help to prevent cognitive decline. If your mom is looking for something soothing but not numbing, lifted but not high, microdosing might be the perfect place to start.
So what are some methods of microdosing? There are plenty of ways to microdose – it’s more about the dosage than the method. Common types of microdosing include: use of tinctures, small edibles like mints, candies, and pretzels, or small hits from vape pens. Often edibles are the easiest if you are hoping for a precise dosage since they are pre-portioned and can usually be cut into smaller pieces to control quantity. We recommend starting with between 1 and 5 mg of THC and seeing what works best for you. For sleep especially, we love Choice Labs CannabisPM, which has equal parts CBN, CBD, and THC.
You’ve likely heard of THC and CBD, but how about CBN and CBG? When THC is not stored in an airtight container and is exposed to oxygen for a while, it starts to age and break down into a compound called CBN, or Cannabinol. As compared to THC, CBN has a lot less psychoactive effects, but still can help with relaxation and sleep quality. Research also shows that CBN is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and can be used as an appetite stimulant. If your mom is looking for some medicinal benefits without psychoactive results, CBN is a fantastic option.
Often referred to as “the mother of all cannabinoids,” CBG (or Cannabigerol) is not psychoactive but interacts with cannabinoid receptors in an entirely unique way. Studies indicate that CBG is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and even a neuroprotectant, meaning it can potentially protect against things like stroke damage. CBG can also help with nausea, general inflammation, sleep, and appetite. It has even been said to slow the growth of cancer cells and treat glaucoma. The combination of all of these benefits make CBG a great wellness tool, especially for moms who are hoping to keep their minds sharp as they age, or treat chronic illnesses. Why not introduce the mother of all cannabinoids to your own mother? We think they’ll like each other.
Topical cannabis is increasing in popularity and is the perfect thing to keep around for aches and pains, including ailments that come with aging and parenting, like arthritis, TMJ, neuropathy, migraines, eczema, and psoriasis. Some research even shows that cannabis creams can have anti-aging effects! Cannabis delivered topically does not produce any psychoactive effects, making it a great addition to mom’s skincare and wellness routine, day or night. Be sure to look for full-spectrum products to take full advantage of the entourage effect of cannabinoids.
There’s no better way to show your appreciation for mom than by showing her new ways to take care of herself and improve her wellbeing. If all else fails, bring her a pre-roll with breakfast in bed.