For decades, cannabis consumers have been battling the stereotype of being a “lazy stoner.” This stereotype brings to mind a slacker who sinks into the couch, only getting up between commercial breaks to raid the fridge in search of munchies. Today, the liberalization of cannabis laws across the United States has generated further interest within the medical and scientific communities to do proper research. This research is helping to uncover valuable conclusions about cannabis’s impact on all aspects of well-being and changing society’s attitude towards the plant.
In a survey from Frontiers of Public Health of 605 Cannabis users (creatively named “The New Runner’s High?”), as many as 81.7% of participants endorsed consuming Cannabis with exercise. The majority of these users cited specific benefits such as increased motivation, enhanced enjoyment, and a more rapid recovery. Additionally, 37.5% claimed it improved their performance. This type of information is going to help change the negative narrative around cannabis users.
Not only can it help with physical health, but evidence suggests cannabis can provide benefits for your sexual health as well. According to a new study in the Journal of Cannabis Research titled “The influence of cannabis on sexual functioning and satisfaction”, by Amanda Moser, a Denver-based sexologist specializing in combining cannabis and sex, over 800 adults who’ve used cannabis found greater perceived sexual functioning and satisfaction regardless of age or gender: More than 70% of people said using cannabis before sex increased desire and improved orgasms. Another 62.5% said cannabis enhanced their pleasure while masturbating.
Speaking of being kind to your body, we must acknowledge that inhaling any type of smoke into your lungs is harmful. There are so many different ways to ingest cannabis that are kinder to your body while still achieving one’s desired goals. Tinctures, oils, salves, and edibles offer a smoke-free alternative to those seeking to avoid the potentially harmful effects of inhaling smoke while still enjoying all the medical benefits cannabis has to offer. No matter how you choose to use cannabis, make sure you consult a doctor who is knowledgeable about cannabis and your health to avoid any complications, or interactions with other medications you may be taking.
Our goal for this event is to break the stigma and help educate the community on the plethora of benefits Cannabis can have on your physical and sexual health, as well as nutrition.
In addition to providing education and raising awareness, we use this opportunity to support and help raise funds for patient advocacy groups and medical organizations that are working to provide inclusive and accessible quality healthcare and research. For this year’s fundraiser, we’re supporting The Center of Inner Transformations, an outpatient mental health, substance use, abuse, addiction, and wellness counseling and treatment practice that incorporates the use of alternative tools and treatment methods. COIT provides traditional therapy and counseling alongside alternative methods that are drawn from a variety of Westernized and old-age theories. For more details on how you can support, please visit https://www.coithealth.com
Annual Cannabis is Medicine Fundraiser
Our annual Cannabis is Medicine Fundraiser aims to spread awareness about medicinal cannabis’s impact as complementary alternative medicine in medical treatment, pain and wellness management, and stress relief, which all help improve our overall quality of life. In addition to spreading awareness, we also use this opportunity to support and help raise funds for patient advocacy groups, wellness groups, and medical organizations working to provide inclusive and accessible healthcare, wellness support, and medicinal cannabis research.
Please join us on Sunday, October 29 from 1-5pm at Manila Joe’s – 61-08 Myrtle Ave, Queens, NY 11385 for a day of activities and discussions surrounding how cannabis collaborates with food, fitness, and sex. Tickets are FREE, but RSVP is a must.