weekly blog--one for the ages
There was a marijuana retail store next to the restaurant that my daughter took my wife and me to last week in Seattle. Washington State has allowed recreational and medical sales for several years and with all of the pronouncements being issued in the other Washington these days, walking in to buy a few ounces seemed tempting. After all, marijuana (cannabis) has been used to reduce stress and other ailments for thousands of years.
But did you know there are two main strains of marijuana that provide different effects?
If you are upset over the daily spate of executive orders, consider the Sativa strain. It acts as a stimulant so you can write more letters and take part in more protests. If you are a member of the senior brigade, those over age 65, it can be used during the day to generate the needed energy to perform activities of daily living such as cleaning, washing laundry, and cooking. Sativa also can activate creativity in the brain to help make menial activities more enjoyable, stimulate appetite, overcome depression, and help alleviate headaches and nausea associated with cancer and chemotherapy.
If you can’t sleep in fear that the U.S. will be drawn into a preventable nuclear war, the Indica strain is a really really great option. Believe me, it is generally used at night to create a tired or drowsy effect to ease insomnia. Indica also provides a more powerful body high than Sativa, and can serve as a pain suppressant and muscle relaxant, especially for seniors suffering from cancer, arthritis, or glaucoma. Further, seniors recovering from surgery may find that smoking or ingesting Indica reduces nausea, and stimulates appetite to prevent weight loss and frailty.