Spring Forward With Cannabidiol

Three CBD-rich products to help you shed pain, stress and your winter layers

Spring is here, and that means a few things: people getting outside more, the Vegas Golden Knights closing out, baseball kicking off and pool season starting. Whether you’re stretching those winter muscles, sports-spectating or flexing your cabana bod, cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, can help get you fresh for the warmer months. For the uninitiated, CBD doesn’t get you “stoned” but has many medicinal properties—anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antinausea. Here are three CBD-rich products to help you spring forward.

8Fold Connor’s Comfort

Connor’s Comfort
Flower by 8Fold | $15 per gram

This sativa strain is good for all tolerance levels—it does a lot to relieve physical and mental stress and boost mood without getting you too stoned. A cross between G-13, a body-high indica, and Lemon Skunk, a sativa that facilitates euphoria and creativity, Connor’s Comfort helps with winding down without making you too sleepy. It’s a great strain for concerts, the gym or a gaming event—just make sure you have cash handy for concessions.

Elite CBD Patch
Transdermal CBD patch by Mary’s Nutritionals | $12

This inconspicuous transdermal CBD patch soothes pain both on site and throughout the body. Because it’s just CBD it doesn’t have the psychoactive effects of THC, but it does help to subtly calm stress and anxiety. For me, it subdued dull yet persistent muscle cramps and minor headaches for about eight hours. The instructions say to put it on a veiny part of your body, such as the ankle or inner wrist. Those who swear by it cite how beneficial it is for on-site pain relief—so stick it right where it hurts.

Golden Night Distillate
500 milligram disposable pen by 8Fold | $70

If you haven’t tried 8Fold’s disposable vape pens yet, you will find they are far superior to the cartridges that always seem to leak. They’re light enough to hold between your fore and middle fingers, like one of those old-fashioned cigarette filters. The end of the pen glows to let you know it’s working, which is helpful for this pen because the smoke has a woody, very faint aftertaste. And it lasts a good 60 to 70 CBD-rich hits for mind and body relaxation. Pro tip: Leave this one by the bedside—the couch lock is real.

All products are available at The+Source, 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 8, and 9480 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 185, Henderson, thesourcenv.com