After my father passed away and my mother started having difficulty taking care of herself, she moved in with my husband and I. She was already in a good amount of pain and struggling to move around due to arthritis when, five years ago, she suffered a stroke. The stroke changed everything.
The pain kept on getting worse despite the doctor increasing her pain medication. My husband and I weren’t sure what to do. I saw something on the news about people ditching their pain medication for full spectrum hemp oil, which comes from cannabis, and decided to look into it. I asked my mother if she would be interested, and she said she would be OK with anything that helped her pain.
Now, I knew basically nothing about cannabis besides that it got you high. I had no idea that it had 113 therapeutic cannabinoids, most of which you can find in full spectrum hemp oil, that have no psychoactive effects and can help reduce pain, inflammation, stress, and insomnia, all of which were problems for my mother.