Harnessing the Power of Cannabis Consumption with Intention
By approaching cannabis mindfully and purposefully, individuals can tap into its potential benefits while cultivating a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them. In this blog, we will explore the idea of harnessing the power of cannabis with intention and the ways it can enhance our well-being. By the end of this blog post, you’ll have a better understanding of how your endocannabinoid system works, why the mindful consumption of cannabis is important, and how to set intentions with cannabis. You’ll also gain access to a free resource to support you in your first week of cultivating a more conscious and intentional cannabis use practice.
Understanding how Cannabis affects our Bodies
Cannabis affects the body through direct interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
What’s the ECS or Endocannabinoid System?
Imagine your body has a secret garden filled with tiny cannabis-like molecules and special locks waiting to be opened. That's the endocannabinoid system! The endocannabinoid system is a little-known superhero within your body that works to keep everything balanced and in harmony. It's made up of three main components: endocannabinoids (the garden's tiny molecules), receptors (the locks), and enzymes (the gardeners).
Cannabinoids Balancing Function in the Body
Your body naturally produces endocannabinoids, which are like messengers. They travel around the body, looking for the locks (receptors) to open and send important signals through the body. These receptors can be found all over your body, from your brain to your immune system, and even in your bones! When something is out of balance in your body, like stress or pain, the endocannabinoids step in, as the superheroes. They bind to the receptors, just like a key fits into a lock, and send messages to the brain and other parts of your body, telling them to take action.
The master gardeners of your body garden are called enzymes. These hippy gardeners are responsible for breaking down the endocannabinoids once they've done their job. They make sure everything is cleaned up and ready for the next mission. Essentially the ECS plays a crucial role in maintaining balance in your body. The body in balance is known as homeostasis. It helps regulate things like mood, sleep, appetite, pain, and immune responses.
Sometimes, our body's endocannabinoid system needs a little boost, and that's where external cannabinoids, like those found in cannabis plants, can come into play. When consumed, they interact with the receptors, providing extra support to the endocannabinoid superheroes that keep your ECS in perfect harmony!
Setting Intentions with Cannabis
Using cannabis with intention begins with setting clear and conscious intentions. Whether you seek relaxation, stress relief, heightened creativity, or personal reflection, defining your purpose before consuming can enhance your experience. By aligning your cannabis use with your goals, you can create a framework for a more intentional and mindful journey.
Rituals of Cannabis Consumption
Rituals around consumption can amplify the intentionality of cannabis use. Creating a sacred space, such as a dedicated area for consumption or incorporating elements like soothing music, candles, or crystals, can elevate the vibe. Intentional breathing exercises, such as deep belly breathing, can further enhance relaxation and focus, guiding you toward your desired outcome.
Meditation, Yoga & Mindfulness with Cannabis
Cannabis is an excellent tool to pair with mindfulness practices because it helps people to dive into internal work. Smoking CBD, THC, or a combination of both prior to your mindfulness routine is a great way to enhance the experience. SOCIETY’s Plant Ready-to-Roll CBD Hemp Flower is great for blending a 1:1 combo with THC flower, in order to have a more balanced cannabinoid profile with the CBD flower to go with the euphoric feeling from smoking THC.
Yoga and Cannabis both offer numerous health benefits, even for people who aren't drawn to the spiritual aspects of either. For those that do wish to go beyond the pragmatic applications, Yoga and Cannabis are both very effective tools for spiritual growth or the journey toward enlightenment. Ganja Yoga Online offers cannabis-enhanced yoga, from the comfort and safety of your own home, taught by founder Dee Dussault and certified Ganja Yoga Teachers.
Burn Fit Tribe - Cannabis Fitness Classes
The founder of SOCIETY’s Plant, Bianca Snyder - teaches virtual fitness classes of all sorts that are infused from the start of the class with a plant medicine sesh, if you CHOOSE to consume. Burn Fit Tribe offers a range of classes from cardio and muscle-sculpting, called Cardio Burn, to cardio dance classes called WERQ Dance Fitness. There are also many cannabis moms aka CannaMoms, that join the classes and support each other in showing up for themselves for their fitness goals.
SOCIETY’s Plant Convenient CBD Products
We hear often that people simply do not have the time to slow down for mindfulness, much less mindfulness with cannabis. We want to make this easy because routines that are EASY to execute are more likely to stick around.
Best Tasting CBD & THC Edibles: Gummies
SOCIETY’s CBD & THC gummies are an easy go-to when on the move, but there is something special about slowing down and being intentional with smoking plant medicine, even if it is only every so often. Whatever fits into your lifestyle, we want to highlight that the more you make space for this level of slowness, the more you will want to cultivate a deeper connection to yourself and the cannabis plant.
Pre-Rolled CBD Joints & Delta8 Prerolls
To support you on your journey of self-care and to make this EASY, we recommend starting with a pre-roll of smokable hemp flower. We offer two pre-roll options: our CBD PreRoll Cones and SOCIETY’s GOLD V-III Delta-8 Hemp Pre-Roll Cones. Both of these options give you the ability to settle almost instantly into an intentional experience with plant medicine. The Ready-to-Roll is the pre-ground option mentioned above which is also available in Delta8 Ready to Roll to give a more grounded but euphoric smoking experience. The prerolls offer you a way to simply light up and toke, without needing a bowl or any supplies. The Delta-8 options are ideal for those that want to feel more activated (high) but also super CHILL.
Canna Moms Mindfully Consume Cannabis
Mindful consumption involves being present and aware of the effects cannabis has on your mind, body, and emotions. If you are just starting out consuming cannabis as a mom, then start with small doses and allow yourself time to observe how the cannabinoids interact with your unique physiology. As you become more attuned to the subtleties of your experience, you can fine-tune your consumption to align with your intentions. Consider journaling or meditating during or after consumption to deepen your connection with the plant and yourself.
Weed Week - Cannabis Journal
To support you with the journaling process - we're excited to share "Weed Week” with you! Created by “Nurse Lisa”, Weed Week is a one-of-a-kind guided journaling challenge to help cannabis consumers begin to cultivate a more conscious and intentional cannabis use practice. Nurse Lisa believes this challenge can help busy Cannamoms find space for their continued personal growth and development, self-care, and self-compassion.
To access a PDF copy of Weed Week, simply follow this link, to print out your own copy. If you enjoy the free PDF, you can get a paperback copy (use code HIGHSOCIETYB to BOGO ½ off for a friend). You can also sign up for the next LIVE group challenge June 11-17 for $10 off using code HIGHSOCIETY. We hope to see you there!
Weed Mom Book for CannaMoms
Weed Mom is the book for cannamoms (or someday-cannamoms)! Written by a journalist and mother of two, Danielle Simone Brand, Weed Mom breaks down all you need to know about the legal cannabis marketplace—including how to consume responsibly for wellness and fun.
Danielle is a mom, yogini, and earth lover that practices what she preaches in the space of using cannabis with intention in a self-care practice involving yoga, music, and meditation. In fact, after being skeptical of the healing abilities of plant medicine, Danielle started experimenting with the cannabis plant while in her safe space at home during her private self-care rituals, this was how she gained a better understanding of the cannabis plant and learned to use it responsibly to support her mental and emotional health, eventually motivating her to write the book, Weed Mom The Canna-Curious Woman’s Guide to Chilling TF Out, and begin advocating within the CannaMom community.
Smokable Hemp Flower for Self-Reflection and Growth
Cannabis can be a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth when approached with intention. Smoking hemp flower, such as CBD is a great way to ground in and utilize cannabis as a catalyst for introspection. You don’t have to get high to explore your thoughts, emotions, and patterns of behavior from a fresh perspective. Mindfully navigating these inner landscapes utilizing the cannabis plant, whether it is THC, CBD, or D8 flower, can lead to increased self-awareness, personal insights, and potentially profound breakthroughs.
What’s the difference between Delta 8, 9 and 10?
We covered a lot of ground on how to use cannabis with intention in this article. However, if you are confused about the effect that the different products have on you when consuming from Delta9 THC to Delta8 THC or even Delta10 THC, then you should check out the blog: Alternative Cannabinoids - Learning the Difference between Delta 8, 9, and 10 THC.
Not just CannaMoms Use Cannabis with Intention
Cannabis, when used with intention, can become a powerful ally in our quest for holistic well-being. This is not just a cannamom phenomenon. By helping all members of SOCIETY to set clear intentions, practice mindful consumption, incorporate rituals, and nurture creativity, we can harness the potential of cannabis to deepen our connection with ourselves and make an impact on those around us. As we move forward in this era of evolving cannabis culture, we urge you to embrace intentionality to guide us toward a more mindful and purposeful relationship with this extraordinary plant. It is SOCIETY’s Plant, after all.