For chronic pain I need to use medical cannabis to treat it.
Instead of smoking it or taking an edible, I actually use a medical marijuana topical.
A lot of people think you can smoke or eat legal weed and that is it. There are a whole wide range of forms for legal cannabis. Topicals are my favorite for my specific issue. A topical can be a lotion, balm or patch that you physically put on the area that hurts. I have a topical that is almost like an icy hot. It creates a cooling effect on joints or muscles that give me grief. Muscle soreness, tension headaches, joint pain, and inflammation are things any number of topicals can treat. If you are looking to treat chronic pain with medical pot but not get high, try using a lotion or balm. Menthol or peppermint is usually within the topical to create the cooling effect. If you want to get the euphoric feeling, a patch does allow this to happen. Lotions or balms grab onto your CB2 receptors to give you pain relief, while a patch actually can transmit the cannabinoids to the bloodstream to make you high. For me, I like just getting the pain relief without it being fun. I have a lotion with peppermint that makes my skin cool and smells quite good. It works way better than any icy hot, heating pad or bag of ice could do. I can get it at the legal cannabis store near me anytime I want. Sometimes I experiment and get a new scent too.