Medical cannabis is a topic I’ve wanted to talk about for a while now, but never actually did because I was scared of the backlash. You’d think that someone who talks about their bowel movements on a public platform, sharing my experience with medical marijuana wouldn’t cause any pause, but that wasn’t the case. Judgment around this topic can be brutal, especially in the mom community. As in most situations, judgment stems from fear and lack of education. I believe that if people were properly educated on the benefits and usage of medical cannabis the narrative would change. I think we are seeing the tides turning in that direction, and I hope to be a part of that. That is why I finally decided to start sharing my personal experience with medical marijuana. Seeing as education is paramount, I wanted to make sure I kicked off my discussion of this topic with someone who is an expert.
On this week’s episode of Crohnically Mom, I sat down with Rebecca Raphael, the Chief Revenue Officer at Curio Wellness to discuss all things cannabis. Curio Wellness is a Maryland based cannabis company devoted to providing safe, effective cannabis products. She gave a crash course in what you need to know if you are looking to give medical marijuana a try, we chatted about products that are best for GI conditions, and she debunked some common misconceptions about cannabis. She shared so many useful pieces of information that are great to know whether you choose to incorporate medical marijuana into your treatment program or not. We also got into topics like how to address judgment over your choice to use medical cannabis as well as how to talk to your kids about cannabis as it becomes more widely accepted. The conversation was incredibly valuable. As a mom Rebecca just GETS IT. Hearing the story of her and her family’s involvement with Curio was also so interesting to hear.
I specifically reached out to Curio Wellness to chat about this topic because they are the products I, personally, use the most. They have a whole line dedicated to GI symptoms, which we get into a lot of detail about on the podcast. These have been a game changer for me as I have navigated more severe Crohn’s symptoms over the past couple of months.
What I currently use from Curio Wellness are:
GI Comfort Tablets
The scoop: Each tablet has a minimal amount of THC so you can get the benefits without the impairment. These are meant to be taken twice daily for the management of GI symptoms related to GI disorders. These won’t do the trick if you are looking for immediate relief, but do help if you are consistent with taking them everyday! These I like to think of as the long game!
GI Stimulate Chews
The scoop: Each chew contains 20mg CBG and 5mg THC. These are designed to have a relaxing effect on the GI system. These are a game changer for GI pain. They help to calm stomach spasms, lessen gas pain, and ease my joint pain. They also make eating just more comfortable in general. For me the 5mg of THC can make me a bit sleepy so if I need one of these during the day I will usually just take half of a chew.
GI Soothe Tincture
The scoop: This is oil that you place under your tongue. Each dose has 5mg of THC as well as 5mg CBD and 5mg CBG. I personally love this to take instead of an anti nausea medication or to help calm stomach spasms. It was formulated specifically to help with nausea and it definitely does what it is supposed to do.
For more information on Curio Wellness you can visit their website, here.
You can listen to my chat with Rebecca on Crohnically Mom, here.
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