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How Cannabis Can Help During Quarantine and Uncertainty of COVID-19

March 24, 2020 10:08 am ET
How Cannabis Can Help During Quarantine and Uncertainty of COVID-19

During the coming weeks, many people across the nation will experience quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing, and, most likely shelter-in-place orders. It’s incredibly likely that curfews will also be put in place. Across the United States, shutdowns of major cities are occurring daily. These shutdowns alter the way many people are used to living. Covid-19 is an extremely contagious virus that has crippled the world as we knew it. With its ability to spread so fast, people are being asked to stay indoors around the globe.

For some people, this is just everyday life whether under quarantine or not. They already practice social distancing and only go out for essentials when needed. Other people are very socially active and used to being around crowds of people. They go to the gym, bars, movie theaters, restaurants, shopping, and more regularly.

With all of these type businesses closing and more to come it’s a good bet that people are going to get a little stir crazy. With that in mind, remember to stock up on cannabis to help you through these tough times to come.

Having a good supply of cannabis on hand is a great way to help battle symptoms of depression, anxiety, as well as to find inspiration, motivation, creativity, and more.

Anxiety and Depression Relief

Cannabis is attributed to helping many patients control and battle the symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Social distancing, self-isolation, and shelter in place orders that are happening around the nation are causing many people to have panic attacks and become depressed. The fear of what may or may not occur is a lot to handle. Cannabis can most certainly play a vital role in helping countless individuals across the nation maintain a healthy mental status during this time of crisis.

Motivation to Stay Active During Quarantine

When some people think of cannabis or consuming cannabis, they instantly imagine a lazy state of relaxation where all you want to do is sit on the couch and eat. This may be true for some people but not for the majority. Cannabis inspires people to do all sorts of things helping them to stay active. Sometimes it’s as simple as providing the motivation needed to get out there and mow the grass. With gyms and fitness centers closing across the nation, many people will find if they want to maintain their fitness routine, they will have to do so from home. Cannabinoid therapies before and or after physical workout routines are a great way to motivate yourself to stay on track with your fitness.

Sparks Creativity

Spark one up and ignite the fires of creativity. Cannabis inspires creativity in many individuals. Creativity comes in many forms. Some people will pick up a paintbrush and take their creativity to an artistic palette. Some people will choose a flavorful pallet such as the mouth by taking their creativity to the kitchen, creating culinary masterpieces.

Those wild, crazy stories you think up in your mind while in a relaxed state of a creative cannabis haze could make a vast collection of short stories. With all the extra time from the shelter in place orders, social distancing, and voluntary self-isolation, this is a great time to find a spark of creativity. Cannabis may be just the thing you need to spark up to find that spark.

Promotes Homeostasis Amid Quarantine

Cannabis can help you stay healthy during the coming months by helping your body achieve and maintain homeostasis. This is crucial for quarantine against the COVID-19 virus. The science behind cannabinoid therapies has advanced significantly over the last few years. What used to be smoking weed or getting high has now been interpreted as medicine. This is rightly so as cannabinoid therapies hold many different medicinal qualities.

The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular biology has a study titled “Endocannabinoids and the Control of Energy Homeostasis,” which is one of many studies supporting endocannabinoids helping the body achieve and maintain homeostasis. It starts off saying, “Endocannabinoids (ECBs) are ubiquitous lipid mediators that act through the same G protein-coupled receptors (CB1 and CB2) that recognize plant-derived cannabinoids. As regulators of metabolism, ECBs are anabolic: they increase the intake, promote the storage, and decrease the expenditure of energy.”

The science can get complicated, but the benefits are becoming easier to see as more people across the nation and around the world embrace medical cannabis and advancing cannabinoid therapies. Now more than ever, cannabis should be a part of everyone’s daily life and legal for them to do so!

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