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CBD for Post-Surgery Pain

Surgery is often a stressful event, and post-surgery pain can be frustrating to deal with through narcotics that leave you with apathy and constipation. Therefore, finding a way to manage pain after surgery is important, and Cannabinoid (CBD) may be a useful tool in reducing both pain and inflammation.

Let’s discuss how CBD may be used to relieve pain caused by surgery and how it is useful for a safe recovery.

General Benefits of CBD

CBD is an anti-inflammatory oil found in hemp and cannabis plants that mimics an endocannabinoid, 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and similarly binds to our CB-2 cell receptor. Through this interaction the phytocannabinoid, CBD, works like our endocannabinoid, 2-AG, creating many changes in our bodies such as inflammation, metabolism, and hormonal changes.

Unlike Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another compound in the cannabis plant that mimics our endocannabinoid, anandamide (ANA), CBD has no psychoactive properties and will not give you any sort of “head high” like THC or ANA. THC creates affects by interacting with the CB1 receptor. CBD actually works as an antidote to someone who may have consumed too much THC. CBD has very few reported side effects in most people, most common being drowsiness.

Though CBD hemp flower can be smoked or vaped, there are other popular ways of consuming CBD, such as oils, tinctures, edibles, as well as topical agents. Many animal and human studies from world renowned universities and organizations have shown the benefits of CBD by decreasing pain and inflammation through its interactions with the CB-2 receptor.

One study on kidney transplant recipients showed pain reduction in most of the participants taking CBD. Another study done on rats with arthritis pain concluded that CBD applied topically reduced pain and inflammation in the rats. Yet another study proved the benefit of using cannabinoids for neuropathic pain.

Furthermore, CBD reduces anxiety and depression, which can often go hand in hand with surgery, post-surgery, or chronic pain. A study on the effects of CBD on persons with various anxiety disorders showed notable improvement in the management of anxiety.

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CBD for Pain After Surgery

Since CBD has proven benefits for pain and inflammation, then it only makes sense that it would be a good treatment or supplement for post-surgery pain. Often after surgery, doctors will recommend a regimen of narcotics, Ibuprofen and Tylenol to combat pain and swelling. Therefore, for those who struggle tolerating drugs like Ibuprofen or who want to avoid narcotics, CBD may help with pain relief.

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Check for Drug Interactions

As with any supplement, if you take other prescription drugs, check with your doctor before taking CBD. Though CBD does not have any known negative severe side effects, it can potentially interfere with another medication you are taking. Your doctor can let you know if there would be any potential drug interactions.

How Should I Take CBD?

As we have discussed, you may smoke or vape CBD in its flower form. CBD also comes in tinctures that you may drop underneath the tongue, or as edibles in the form of gummies. How you consume CBD is entirely up to you. The best edibles for pain after surgery are high-quality and have minimal ingredients. Gummies, like those offered by Cali-Born Dreams, are easy to take, discrete, and work well for on the go.

Conclusion

CBD has been shown to provide pain relief for various conditions. So, if you are anticipating pain post-surgical pain, then CBD may be a great option for you.

Browse our collection of CBD products to find the best fit for you!

Wine and Weed: Pairing by Experience and Flavor

Wine and weed pairing has become quite popular in the 420-friendly community in recent years. The buzz from alcohol and the high from marijuana are two unique experiences that can be better together when properly orchestrated. Read how you can pair different wine with marijuana strains or terpenes.

When you pair wine and food, a balance of complementary flavors is typically the guiding principle. With wine and weed, you’re going to want to focus heavily on terpenes and desired high.

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that are emitted from different plants and organic substances. Cannabis has terpenes that give it the strong odor that makes it so easily recognizable. Wine also has a very strong smell from the terpenes in fermented grapes.

The art of pairing wine and marijuana comes from choosing combinations with complementary terpenes.

Just like there are many flavors of wine, there are many strains of marijuana that are unique in terms of taste and experience.

Best Weed and Wine Combinations

There is no right or wrong with when pairing wine and marijuana, but there are a few combos that experts suggest.

Check out these combinations to see what your favorite type of wine or cannabis strain pairs best with.

Rosé

Rosé with Bubba Kush Indica marijuana terpene strain

Rosés are often paired with subtle floral strains. Bubba Kush, an Indica strain, is considered the perfect match to Rosé.

Cinderella 99 is a hybrid strain that is also a close pal of Rosé. It is said to offer a “spacey” high, making it the perfect relaxation combo

Cabernet Sauvignon and Reds

Cabernet Sauvignon/red wine pairs with Indica-Sativa hybrid marijuana terpenes

Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry red wine. A nice red goes particularly well with Indica-Sativa hybrids.

Sunset Sherbert is a hybrid that is great to match with a glass of Cab. The reason for this is that Cabernet has a relatively high alcohol content so the transitional high that comes with a hybrid activates all of your senses in the best way possible.

Champagne and Sparkling

Champagne, sparkling, or bubbly with citrusy marijuana terpene strain. Chill high with Indica strain such as Sensi Star, White Rhino.

Having a celebratory flute of bubbly? A strain with citrusy terpenes is a great option to pair with champagne.

For a more chill body high, you’ll want to go with an Indica strain like Sensi Star or White Rhino. If you’re looking to be more alert and in the mood to party, a Sativa strain is more appropriate. Lemon Haze and Super Lemon Haze are good options.

Wine and Weed Tours

If wine and weed pairing feels a bit overwhelming to you, do not fret. You’re not alone. Finding the perfect balance of aromas and flavors can be a bit daunting when you’re new to the game or if you have a lot of options to choose from.

Lucky for you, some places actually offer wine and weed tours. Marijuana and wine combos are curated to please your palate. This eliminates the need to experiment to find the right pair because an expert does it all for you.

Wine tours are among the first excursions that have brought the cannabis tourism industry to life.

Conclusion

If you are a lover of wine, weed or both, we recommend pairing the two. Whether you learn how to pair marijuana and wine yourself or you decide to do a tasting with a pro, you’re in store for a wonderful experience.

We hope you find the perfect Mary Jane and wine combo for your preferences!

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