If you have done any research on the medical uses of marijuana, then you know there is quite a long list and tons of potential packed into this plant. It truly is shaping up to be a super plant, able to help people relax, sleep, work out, manage symptoms of PTSD, chronic pain, cancer, and more. But there are some other Colorado bud applications for cannabis you may have never heard of.
4 Different Ways To Use Cannabis – You’ve Never Heard Of
Cannabis For Sex
One of the fun and different ways to use cannabis is during sex. The rumors are true: cannabis users have more sex. At least, according to this study from Stanford University they do. The researchers at Stanford concluded there is a correlation between the amount of sex a person has and their regular marijuana use, but they don’t go so far as to claim correlation. According to the researchers, just because cannabis users have more sex, it doesn’t necessarily mean cannabis makes sex better. But, there is plenty of other research that says marijuana can make it easier for women to achieve orgasm, increase sexual stamina for men, and increase blood flow to erogenous zones for added stimulation. Not to mention a study of more than 600 couples ranging back to 1996 that showed a correlation between fewer fights and regular cannabis use.
If you want to try cannabis for sex, The Spot 420 has great cannabis-infused intimate oil at both of our dispensaries in Pueblo, CO and our Trinidad dispensary location. Use this Evos Lab Intimate Infused Oil by applying a dime-sized amount on erogenous zones 15 minutes before sex. You’ll wonder why you weren’t using this stuff all along!
Cannabis For Skin Care
Another one of the different ways to use cannabis is for skin care. You’ve heard of superfoods with powerful antioxidants like blueberries, dark chocolate, cranberries, and even red wine. But would you be surprised to see cannabis on that list? According to a study from 1998, CBD (a cannabinoid found in cannabis) is 30-50% more effective as an antioxidant than vitamins C and E. Powerful antioxidants can be a saving grace in treating serious health conditions like arthritis and cardiovascular disease, but antioxidants are a great tool for skincare as well.
Including antioxidants into a skincare routine results in noticeably firmer skin, with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and an even skin tone. Antioxidants are even shown to help reduce the visibility of scars! Beyond just appearances, skin is the largest organ we have. It’s important to help it thrive. You can give your skin a nice pick-me-up with a cannabis-infused face oil or lotion.
If you want to incorporate marijuana into your skincare regimen, we have a few options waiting for you at our recreational dispensaries in Pueblo, CO and our dispensary in Trinidad, CO. Try this Apothecanna Everyday Face & Body Oil or their Everyday Body Creme for an easy way to regularly dose marijuana on your skin. Both are made with cannabis, mandarin, geranium, and cedar, all ingredients that promote healthy skin and smell fantastic.
Cannabis as an Anti-Itch Treatment
Though the summer season is winding down, mosquitos are still in full force. And that means bug bites — lots of bug bites. If you’re like the rest of the world, chances are you can probably feel at least one red, swollen bug bite start to itch as if it knows we’re talking about it. Bug bites are just plain annoying, but they don’t have to drive you nuts. Cannabis topicals show great promise as an anti-itch treatment, according to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Don’t let those bug bites annoy you all summer long. On your next camping trip or day spent outdoors, be sure to pack some Evos Lab Angel Salve. While this is billed, correctly, as a pain relieving solution, Angel Salve also has all the active ingredients to stop itchiness in its tracks. Come by our Trinidad recreational dispensary or our Pueblo dispensaries to snag Angel Salve before mosquito season ends.
Marijuana For Burn Relief
First and second-degree burns are typically treated with some sort of topical antibiotic and pain reliever. But, research shows cannabis can actually be a more effective topical option for burn patients. Marijuana can help burn patients in two ways, by providing pain relief and antimicrobial power.
Marijuana harnesses some pretty powerful analgesic, or pain-relieving, properties. Both CBD and THC, cannabinoids found naturally in the cannabis plant, are known for their ability to treat pain effectively. In fact, chronic pain is the most commonly cited reason people all over the United States have turned to medical marijuana. For many, cannabis alleviates the pain at the same level or better than pharmaceutical painkillers. Plus, some terpenes, compounds found in cannabis, are particularly suited to help treat burns. Certain terpenes show antimicrobial potential, which could be used as an alternative treatment to prescription antibiotic creams. Linalool, a terpene found in cannabis, is specifically known for its painkilling, anti-bacterial, and cooling properties.
If you have a minor burn (like a sunburn) that’s painful, try using Dixie Bath Soak. Epsom salts are known to help alleviate burn pain by themselves, so this cannabis-infused version is sure to be effective at quelling inflammation and pain. Help yourself heal comfortably by stopping into our Pueblo dispensaries or Trinidad dispensary to grab Dixie Bath Soak.