I have shopped at the local Denver dispensary since adult-use cannabis became legal in 2014. I initially considered it strictly for recreational enjoyment. Over the years, I’ve gotten friendly with the budtenders and am always interested in their recommendations. They are very knowledgeable in the variety of products and effects they provide. Following their suggestions, I’ve tried an array of consumption methods, manufacturers, sativas, hybrids and indicas. When I was involved in a particularly nasty car accident, I suffered multiple broken bones, cuts and bruises. Even once I’d returned home after my time in the hospital, I was living with a great deal of pain. I prescribed painkillers that I wasn’t comfortable taking. They can be highly addictive and are associated with all sorts of harmful and long-term side-effects. I once again asked for assistance from the budtenders at the Denver dispensary. They were able to direct me toward products that are helpful as natural remedies in the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation. I focused on strains that are high in CBD, CBN and CBG with low amounts of THC. For quick onset of effects, I chose vapes and tinctures. For more intense and longer-lasting effects, I sampled from the dispensary’s menu of edibles. I found a great relief from applying cannabis-infused topicals. The Denver dispensary carries a wide selection of roll-ons, sprays, ointments, balms and bath balms that I applied directly to the skin. Because they cause no psychoactive effects, I could apply them multiple times per day. Cannabis helped me to treat my injuries and get back to a normal life again.