Safer and Saner Self-Medication With Cannabis

Monday, MAY 6th 7:00-8:30 PM Taborspace 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon 97215

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We all self-medicate, to one degree or another. Excessive exercise, television, retail therapy, alcohol, coffee just to get through the day.

As recreational marijuana grows in popularity, inevitably more and more people figure out that cannabis affords some relief from their symptoms, and start to self medicate. I want this conversation to shed light on the stigma against simply wanting relief from pain, both emotional and physical.

Is self medication inherently harmful? We’ll talk about the pros and cons and how to utilize it more safely, effectively, and responsibly.

We’ll also go over the concept of dialectical abstinence, for those of us wanting to curb their usage. Dialectical abstinence is a synthesis of the ideas of harm reduction and abstinence. It accounts for the fact that recovery is not linear, and takes the shame out of (re)lapses.

We’ll also have a crash course on terpenes, learn about our body’s own endocannabinoid system, a bit about botany and history, the benefits of CBD, basics like the difference between Indica and Sativa, going on tolerance breaks, microdosing, safer modes of ingestion, using it in lieu of harder drugs to reduce usage, how to choose the strain for you, the research about its effectiveness for PTSD and other conditions, and more! If you have a particular question you’d like to discuss, post it in the comments! Reimagining Recovery groups are collaborative and conversational, so bring your own knowledge and experience with you!

The facilitator is not a medical professional and does not recommend any course of treatment, or give any advice. We encourage caution when making the choice to take any mind altering substance.

Depending on the response, this may become a short series of groups. Stay tuned.

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