Cannabis & Self-Care: National Mental Health Awareness Week
National Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that takes place in May. It’s a time to raise awareness about mental health issues and encourage people to seek help if they need it. The theme for this year is “anxiety.” We all have the right to good mental health, which includes being able to enjoy life and reach our full potential.
We also have a responsibility as community members and leaders who care about others’ well-being: we must do everything possible so no one goes through life suffering alone because they feel ashamed or afraid of seeking treatment for their mental illness — or even just talking about their feelings!
Cannabis & The Body
Cannabis has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. The cannabis plant contains over 100 different cannabinoids that interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates many functions such as mood, appetite, sleep cycles and immune function.
Tips for Responsible Cannabis Consumption
- Start low and go slow.
- Set limits for yourself and stick to them.
- Understand the law.
- Be mindful of interactions with other medications (including prescription drugs) that may affect your experience and how you feel during or after consuming cannabis.
How to Find the Right Strain for You
The first step to finding the right strain for you is choosing the right delivery method. There are many ways to consume cannabis, from smoking it in joints or blunts to vaping it in cartridges or disposable pens. Each of these methods offers different levels of THC and CBD (the two main cannabinoids found in cannabis), so it’s important that you choose one that will work best with your needs.
Understanding how each type of cannabis works can also help determine which strain is right for you: Sativas tend toward energizing effects while indicas provide more sedative properties.
Researching these factors before choosing what kind of product works best will help ensure that consumers get exactly what they need from their experience.
Using Cannabis for Self-Care
- Create a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you’re at home or in your office, it’s important to create an environment that helps you feel comfortable and relaxed. If you have the option of lighting candles or incense, doing so can help create a calm atmosphere while also making the space smell nice. If music is your thing, play some soft tunes in the background — but make sure they aren’t too distracting!
- Incorporate cannabis into existing self-care rituals. If you already do something daily as part of your self-care routine (like taking baths), consider adding cannabis into that activity instead of creating an entirely new one just for using cannabis products like edibles or tinctures.
- Set realistic goals. Make sure they aren’t too high so as not to overwhelm yourself; otherwise, setting unrealistic expectations could lead to disappointment when things don’t go exactly according to plan
Finding the Right Cannabis Products
When it comes to finding the right cannabis products, there are many factors to consider. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with the quality control process of your supplier.
Reputable suppliers will be able to tell you exactly where their flower and concentrates come from, how they were grown and processed, whether or not any pesticides were used during cultivation (and what kind), if any additives were used in processing — the list goes on!
In addition to finding a reputable supplier who can answer these questions for you, it’s also important that they offer multiple options for consumption methods so that everyone can find something that works best for them.
The Role of Cannabis in Mental Health Treatment
The role of cannabis in mental health treatment is a controversial subject. The most important thing to remember when considering whether or not you should use cannabis is that you should always consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.
Your doctor will be able to offer advice based on his or her knowledge of both your situation and the effects of different substances on individual bodies — so ask them!
Ethos Cannabis — Supporting the Responsible Consumption of Cannabis
In conclusion, cannabis and self-care are an excellent match. However, it’s important to remember that like any other substance or activity, it’s crucial to consume responsibly. Make sure you don’t overdo it — if you find yourself feeling anxious or paranoid after using cannabis, talk with someone who knows what they’re doing!
We want to hear from you. Whatever you think. At Ethos, you’re at home and your voice is heard.