Welcome to part 1 of our Conscious Cannabis Consumers intro blog!
This will be apart of our ongoing Paradigm Series with a special focus on intentional medication of your plant medicine.
My name is Rebecca Neil, and although my interest in Cannabis started many years ago. I only became a Medical Marijuana consumer legally within the last 18 months. Previous to that, my occasional use of cannabis had me genuinely questioning our drug laws, specifically, those governing the consumption of what I’ve and many people believe to have therapeutic qualities.
With the growing acceptance and recent approvals of laws state wide, the only logical step for me is to ensure as we introduce a substance back into society, we are also doing our due diligence as responsible consumers to make sure everyone knows the risk associate with that use. Since little efforts have been made to establish said information, I feel given my interest that I should continue to provide this resource to the best of my ability.
It wasn’t until a meeting 4 years ago led to the development of my involvement professionally, that I really had accessibility to Cannabis. So began my journey of intentional cannabis consumption – at this point, whatever products I’d consumed was what was offered to me in social settings or with individuals who were medical consumers. The very first thing I noticed with more intentional use, was my quality of sleep. While before I never considered myself a person that was neglected of sleep I couldn’t deny the feeling of grogginess I had most day as opposed to that of when I didn’t consume and ultimately noticed benefits that it had that I could not deny with my occasional use. The immediate sense of calmness I would feel following consumption – My thought patterns changed from worriment to gratitude, ideas flew at me as creative thinking became a default process, but this feeling couldn’t possibly be good for us, right?
The Endocannabinoid System (ESC) discovered by a professor in medical chemistry Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in 1993, is a regulatory system within the body that helps to create homeostasis. This would be considered one 12 most important systems next to circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous and endocrine, immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive. Growing research shows that the ECS functions all other systems through receptor sites and this the main reason why many people like myself thinks that with intentional use of this substance, it could aid in relevancy in the field of medicine.
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