If you ask me, I love just getting the pain relief without it being fun.
For general pain I need to use medical cannabis to treat it, then instead of smoking it or taking an edible, I actually use a medical marijuana topical, however a lot of people think you can smoke or eat legal weed & that is it. There are a whole wide range of forms for legal cannabis. Topicals are my number one for my certain problem at hand. A topical can be a lotion, balm or patch that you physically put on the area that hurts. I have a topic that is almost love: an icy hot. It creates a cooling effect on joints or muscles that provide me grief! Muscle soreness, tension headaches, back pain, & 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 feeling. If you want to get the euphoric feeling, a patch does allow this to happen. Lotions or balms grab onto your CB2 receptors to provide you pain relief, while a patch actually can transmit the cannabinoids to the bloodstream to make you high. If you ask me, I love just getting the pain relief without it being fun. I have a lotion with peppermint that makes my skin cool & odors quite good. It works way better than any icy hot, heating pad or basket of ice could do. I am able to get it at the legal cannabis store near me anytime I want. Occasionally I experiment & get a new scent too.