Going for the green

May 30, 2019  |  John Tipping

As I get a little more experienced (Yes, that’s code for OLDER), I find new ideas and ways to do things that just 20 years ago felt state-of-the-art to me.

Who knew that today I wouldn’t have a phone connected to my house, or that I would be watching television via something other than cable, or even that the beautiful photos I was able to take and develop of my kids growing up, would now become more scarce as I now have to get them off my phone.

Time marches on - even if a bit slower.

Another of the older ideas being challenged is something all of us graying a little around the edges are familiar with - pain management.

The opioid epidemic is all around us, both young and old are susceptible to it - we likely all know someone battling those demons.

Enter cannabis. I am not going to preach the benefit or concerns that go along with its use - that is up to you to research for yourself, but its a fact that more people are finding pain relief via this route than ever before. And all over the Northwest, cannabis retailers are popping up. Inside they have a variety of ointments, gummies, extracts and more - each designed to aid in the management of pain.

For those of you who don’t know a lot about the substance - here is a quick, basic intro.

Cannabis (marijuana to most of us growing up) can be broken down into two parts: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. (This is the part that “might get you high”) That’s not what I’m talking about here.

The other part of cannabis is CBD (Cannabidiol). This portion of the cannabis plant has been used to manage pain for almost as long as man can chart.

There is a local company that is bringing this to the golf community in the form of SWING, a pain relieving CBD product marketing to and for golfers. Here is a full backstory on the local effort to promote these new healing agents.

Cannabis Oil
Article from Northwest Golf Adventures Magazine

Going for the green