When my mother started having pain in her joints from arthritis and getting leg cramps at night, I pushed her to try medical cannabis! At first our mother tried eating gin soaked raisins, icy hot, a heating pad, ice, all of those.
None of those remedies fixed her. She didn’t want to go to the doc and get medication. So medical weed was a nice middle ground. I suppose our mother thought she was going to need to smoke a bong and get high, and for chronic pain, you don’t have to do that, then you can take a pure CBD oil to reduce the inflammation in your body. You also can do a topical. That is what her doc told her. Now our mother uses a cannabis infused cream every day and evening. There is a more powerful cream for her arthritis than the leg cramps. They both work wonders though. My mother says it feels like putting a more powerful icy sizzling on her body. It smells much better and doesn’t leave a sticky residue either. My mother enjoys how quick it is. The creams are quite small and she can stick them in a money clip if she does overnight somewhere. It is so easy to travel with it. Since she is a medical cannabis patient she can take it with her when she does the snowbird thing. She has never needed to show her card however. It is not like there are police animals looking for small creams with no THC content in them. My mother doesn’t get any of those cannabis effects since it doesn’t even get into her bloodstream. It just numbs the area.