Getting Social with Vaping GG#4jelena
It is safe to say that in the last decade the world has witnessed a(n) (r)evolution of the public attitude towards cannabinoids. Whereas before, the “only” cannabinoid considered was THC rich marijuana and its recreational use, today we have not only realized that THC is not the only cannabinoid but that most of them, and especially CBD have important medical uses. Medical use has been the focus of most of the questions and research regarding CBD, and rightly so, considering all the benefits of its use. But maybe now is the time to look back again and review CBD, through its specific strains. Today, the focus is on GG#4, but in a social setting and the potency, it has in making our time with friends more enjoyable and fulfilling.
But first, let us review some of the key concepts regarding CBD and vaping.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a type of cannabinoid, a specific substance mostly found in plants ( phytocannabinoids), such as cannabis, that have certain effects on the human body and mind. That is due to the fact that our own bodies also produce cannabinoids ( endocannabinoids), that latch onto cannabinoid receptors ( CB1 and CB2), found on certain cells in our body, including some brain cells (CB1). While THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol) can bind to those receptors and activate them thus producing psychotropic effects ( feeling of getting high), CBD can only modify the effects of intrinsic human cannabinoids and therefore does not produce the effect of feeling high. How can we benefit from it then in a social setting? I’ll address this question shortly.
What are the medical uses of CBD?
CBD has been proven to help in many somatic states:
- Pain management – it can reduce moderate pain in some chronic syndromes such as arthritis and neuralgia, but also severe pain occurring in cancer patients.
- Muscle relaxation – whether after an intense workout session or as a help in managing back muscle pain.
- Migraines – it can prevent or help reduce symptoms of already occurring migraine episode.
- Epilepsy – it is effective in both treating and controlling epilepsy.
- Inflammation – It can reduce inflammation and is thus especially helpful in some chronic autoinflammatory diseases, such as Khron disease or Multiple Sclerosis.
It also appears that it helps immensely in mental health, especially in treating symptoms of anxiety (vaping gg#4 strain specialty) and/or depression.
How can CBD be used?
We can say that you have two main uses of CBD. The first would be the more traditional way, by using plants rich in CBD and smoking them like a weed, whether in a joint or a pipe. The second one, nowadays much more popular and safer is through industrially gained CBD oil. That oil can be administered sublingually as drops, as a massage oil for sore muscles or the most popular and easy way is using vape pens.
What is the gG#4 strain?
We are getting closer to the point in the title of the article, but we have one more thing to address first. That is, what kind of strain is GG#4? Gorilla Glue #4 is an award-winning Indica dominated strain of CBD prefilled vape cartridges. It owes its name to the resin that collects on the scissors when trimming, but also to its “couch gluing” effect. Its medical effects are anti-inflammation and pain management. But, due to its deep relaxation effect, it is No.1 strain for treating insomnia, depression and/or anxiety.
After dealing with the more technical and if you will “serious” aspects of CBD use, it is time to relax back into its recreational applications. Some people, upon finding out that CBD has no “getting high” effect that THC has, wrongly deduce that due to this fact, CBD has no “fun” uses that traditional pot has. This holiday season was the perfect opportunity to test this claim.
Being a more introverted person, I have found some social settings like board meetings, big concerts, crowded bars, etc. to bring about feelings of anxiety inside of me. Somehow, I did find myself feeling a bit tenser and “in my head” in these kinds of situations. The thing that helped me ease into them and to become more fluid and relaxed are CBD vapes.
But, I avoided using them when hanging out with close friends or family since I considered myself completely relaxed when with them. So with Christmas coming, I decided that Christmas Eve was the perfect example to try my favorite GG4 Vape in a more familiar and relaxed setting.
Traditionally, on Christmas Eve, my closest friends and I get together at a friend’s house for a relaxed house party of sorts. That gathering is one of my favorites and one I enjoy immensely, but this year it was the best ever. By vaping GG#4 strain, I managed to become even more relaxed and spontaneous than usual, which I thought impossible in this setting. I couldn’t remember a time when I enjoyed so much sharing stories, our ups and downs of this year and a general feeling of unity and friendship. I must admit that I was amazed at how natural and fluid that night felt.
A More Holistic Get-Togethers
This made me realize that I myself had some doubts too about getting social with CBD vapes, but also it made me want to experiment more. In the next couple of days, being a holiday period of mostly enjoying my time with friends and family I tried vaping GG#4 strain also during the day, but Goji OG and Blue Dream CBD vape strains also.
Goji OG is a Sativa – dominant hybrid with a fruity taste and uplifting, happy and euphoric effect. Blue Dream is also a Sativa – dominant hybrid that produces calming, creative euphoria but without a sedative effect. The result is that I found myself enjoying my Christmas time much more than before. I found myself much more present and engaging with my loved ones. All of the strains I tried proved as a very effective social aid.
I have found that vaping GG#4 strain to be most enjoyable at night, in a relaxed, laid back setting, best when chilling and chatting with friends. Blue Dream, on the other hand, was best during day time. Like, when engaging in a creative endeavor, like helping my brother build a dog house ( it makes you very proactive). Goji OG proved to be a great all-rounder, effective in both day and night time as well as active and more chill out settings.
My final verdict is that even though the medical use of CBD oil, including CBD vapes, is and should remain at the forefront of its application, we would be very wrong to push aside its social and leisure uses since it can enrich our personal experience immensely.
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