- J. L. Campbell
How Medical Marijuana Makes Summer Festivals Better
Summertime is in full swing, and that means summer festivals are popping up everywhere! From music to food festivals to other community celebrations such as fairs, block parties, and carnivals, there seems to be a festival for everyone. Missouri residents who have their medical marijuana card are likely enjoying themselves this summer, because cannabis enhances so many of the things that make those festivals great!
Medical Marijuana Makes Music Sound Better
There is a reason that going to a music festival goes hand-in-hand with enjoying cannabis: Marijuana actually makes music sound better. When you consume cannabis, your senses are heightened. This allows music to have an entirely different effect on your body. According to Dr. Jörg Fachner, this is because marijuana acts as a “psycho-acoustic enhancer.”
Your sense of hearing is more intense while experiencing the effects of cannabis. Medical marijuana also creates a heightened sense of focus, allowing you to experience music on a whole different level. Add this extrasensory stimulation to the communal nature of enjoying a concert in the sunshine with friends and it’s easy to see how medical marijuana and a music festival are the perfect combination.
Cannabis Makes Food Taste Better
You know how we said earlier that cannabis heightens your senses? Well, that includes your sense of smell and taste. That’s why marijuana can sometimes give you the munchies. In 2014 Nature Neuroscience published a study that discovered cannabis affects us by making us hypersensitive to scent. If you’re already hungry, and your sense of smell is enhanced, it may make food irresistible.
Your sense of taste is highly connected to your sense of smell and many patients find that medical marijuana also enhances the flavor of their food. This makes cannabis a go-to companion when you are attending your local food festival or even a barbecue or picnic event.
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Medical Marijuana Can Make You Want to Get Up and Dance
Cannabis not only makes the way you experience the sounds of music better - it also helps you get up and get moving. Medical marijuana is a natural pain reliever that elevates your mood and allows you to focus on what is happening around you. The overall feeling of well-being, combined with the pain relieving properties of cannabis may have you moving to the music and connecting with the festival experience like you never have before. As a bonus - the endorphins caused by the exercise you’re getting as you move can elevate your high.
Worried About Being Around Others? MMJ Can Help Reduce Anxiety
If social anxiety is holding you back from getting out and being social at summertime festivals, medical marijuana may be the key to rejuvenating your social life.
Anxiety is a natural response to stress, and if you are someone who gets in their head when it comes time to go out and be part of a crowd, you are not alone. The world just went through a long-term lockdown, and even though things may be opening back up, we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Many of us haven’t socialized in a long time, and some of us were anxious even before the era of COVID.
When we are anxious, we often experience a rapid heart rate, nervousness, and an influx of negative thoughts as our brain plays out the worst case scenario for every possible situation. These thoughts can be major disruptors that make it nearly impossible to enjoy any social situation. We know they are illogical, but once an anxious episode starts, it’s hard to stop it. That’s where medical marijuana steps in.
Cannabis is known to reduce stress and promote an overall sense of calm. It increases relaxation and helps improve focus so that we aren’t disrupted by those illogical panicky thoughts. Simply put, it makes you feel calm, relaxed, and in the moment. If you could use a little help being yourself in social situations, it could be the festival companion you need to get you making new friends and reconnecting with old ones.
Make This the Best Summer Ever by Getting Your MMJ Card
All you need to be able to enjoy the relief that cannabis provides is a Missouri medical marijuana card. If you don’t have your card yet, we can help you with that. Our medical staff is standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana doctor online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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