Finally, A Pain Reliever I Can Feel Good About
All it took was a couple hits.
“Can Cannabis Help End the Opioid Crisis in the US?” This is a title I read almost weekly on Facebook. I get in the car, turn on AM talk radio, and hear about pharmaceutical companies taking doctors out to dinner to convince them to prescribe more opioids. Every time I hear one of these stories, it makes me reflect back on my own experience with both prescribed medications and cannabis. In 2014, I was taking a total of five pills—two of which were for my fibromyalgia—plus birth control every night. Before Lady Gaga called attention to the illness in Gaga: Five Foot Two, I’ve been dealing with the constant aches and pains. I got about 18 text messages from friends and family after Netflix debuted the documentary. “I had no idea” was the most common sentiment of those texts messages. And that’s the thing. No one knows. It’s not visible to the naked eye but it’s definitely there.
“Because these pre-rolls provided a soothing bath for my muscles, I’m glad they don’t necessarily scream weed.”
After leaving a job and losing my health benefits, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to keep purchasing all my meds at full cost because, well, that’s healthcare in America. I dove deep into months of research trying to figure out how I could replace those prescription medications with nutrition, exercise, and cannabis. On the bright side, being on and off so many meds has allowed me to truly get a sense of what my body is feeling. It’s become habit for me to regularly check how my body is feeling and cross reference those feelings with foods and activities that might be causing any discomfort. Now that I’m a pro at this, I have a list of different natural remedies on hand for any curve balls fibromyalgia sends my way. Lonely’s Seven Pinners pre-rolls have now made it onto that list.
There are a few reasons why Lonely’s Seven Pinners pre-rolls made it onto the list, starting with their aroma. Now, normally I love the smell of weed. I always have and I imagine I always will. Lonely’s pre-rolls don’t have a very memorable scent, but after smoking them, I’m glad they don’t. Why, you ask? Discretion, that’s why. Because these pre-rolls provided a soothing bath for my muscles, I’m glad they don’t necessarily scream weed. When pain strikes, I have my go-to bag of goodies, which includes Papa & Barkley’s massage oil, turmeric pills to help with inflammation, and definitely some CBD Kin Slips. For days when the pain is so bad even laying down hurts, I need discreet pick-me-ups to soothe my aching body no matter where I am. Lonely’s Seven Pinners pre-rolls are my new saving grace, my EpiPen, my “smoke in case of an emergency” flower.