Living in Portland, Oregon, it’s necessary to own an umbrella, raincoat and waterproof boots.
The city gets about 164 rainy days and accumulates about 36 inches of rainfall.
I don’t really mind the rain. I’ve grown accustomed to it and enjoy the gorgeous greenery it supports. It’s very easy to grow beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables in such balmy and moist conditions. However, I am still excited when there is a perfectly clear, blue sky and an abundance of sunshine. Last summer, on one of those rare hot days, I laid out in a lawn chair to get a tan. I unfortunately fell asleep for several hours. I woke up with a severe sunburn. My skin was sensitive to the touch, itchy and blistered. I experienced nausea, headache and chills. I realized that I was suffering symptoms of sun poisoning. When I researched possible remedies, I came across cannabis. Cannabinoids such as THC, CBD and CBN that are found in the cannabis plant are nearly identical to endocannabinoids produced by the human body. Because of this plant-based cannabinoids are able to link to and influence CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the mind and body. This allows cannabis products to alleviate pain, inflammation and so much more. There are receptors located throughout the skin. I searched my local area and found a cannabis dispensary less than a ten minute drive from my home. Their complete list of products was available to order online. They carry topical ointments and sprays infused with cannabinoids and aloe that work to soothe damaged skin. The dispensary also sells tinctures that target pain relief. I purchased as many products as allowed by law.