The legalization of marijuana in many states has opened the door to a new industry of products (marijuana tampons, anyone?) and applications of the drug that are debunking the stereotypical “stoner” reputation of the past.
While some use the drug for pleasure, its use in the healthcare industry is rapidly growing as medicinal marijuana is regarded as an effective method to treat painful and chronic conditions.
Additionally, it is more effective than leading traditional painkillers, and can also reduce seizures in severe epilepsy conditions.
With the acceptance of marijuana as an effective treatment for an array of conditions has come a slew of new products that allow for people to experience the drug in nonconventional methods.
Case in point, chewing gum.
The revolutionary product by MedChewRx is the first of its kind and allows the user the ability to relieve chronic pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia by simply chewing gum.
Mind is blown.
The active soothing ingredients in the chewing gum the deliver relief are 5mg of CBD and THC.
CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient and numbs pain by blocking the pain receptors in the body before the signals reach the brain, but they won’t make you ‘high’ in the traditional sense.
Chewing the gum provides faster pain-relieving effects than smoking as the CBD is absorbed as soon as it reacts with the saliva, quickly reaching the bloodstream without being processed by any other internal organ.
Here are just some of the effects of marijuana chewing gum:
- Stimulates the cardiovascular system
- Relieves stress
- An array of neuroprotective and neurostimulatory effects on the mind
- Improves age-related cognitive decline
Furthermore, chewing marijuana gum is more socially accepted than smoking, so sufferers can relieve their pain anywhere at any time.
According to the developer, Axim Biotechnologies, the gum is currently undergoing testing to evaluate effectiveness. The company believes the product will be made available to the public for purchase by next year.
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