On a daily basis we are faced with decisions, most of which don’t require much thought. What deodorant should we put on? Whether or not to have cream and sugar in our coffee?
Unfortunately, we tend to do the same when treating our day to day stresses and discomforts. How often do we think about having a glass of beer or wine to help us wind down and de-stress after a hard day at work? How often do we reach for acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin to treat our daily aches and pains?
Many of us do these things without a second thought as to what we may be doing to our physical or mental well-being. Why do we do these things to ourselves? We know that they can lead to unhealthy dependencies and damage our bodies.
The simple answer is convenience, social acceptance, and lack of alternatives.
- What if the next time you felt stress or anxiety you didn’t have wait for happy hour or dismiss yourself for a smoke break?
- What if the next time you had an ache or pain you didn’t have to take over the counter medication that can cause stomach bleeding or ulcers?
I know what you’re thinking: “Cannabis? Isn’t that weed?”
Yes and no. Scientists and doctors all over the world are testing and confirming the therapeutic properties of hemp-derived CBD that endow the plant with its vigorous therapeutic profile.