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After California legalized cannabis for recreational use in January of 2018, (it has been legal for medicinal use since 1996), Disneyland added marijuana and CBD to its list of items not permitted into their theme parks.
I will share my thoughts on this subject another day, but for today I want to share what I bring with me to get through a day in the parks without medical marijuana or CBD products.
The main attraction
Whether I was sitting in my wheelchair all day or walking everywhere as I do now, my spine takes a beating and must be tended to all day long.Tweet
To minimize swelling around my spine and in my hips I use a drug-free pain-relief device called Oska Pulse.
This little beauty is what made it possible for me to retire my wheelchair last year.
It uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to reduce inflammation and pain like nothing I have ever tried.
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The downside to only treating pain with Oska Pulse is that when I am in the parks, I need to address pain in more than one area of my body.
When my lower back and knees flare at the same time, I often (especially in the cooler months) place my PEMF device above the worst knee and a Thermacare heat wrap at the base of my spine.
In warmer months I will place my Oska Pulse near my spine and use icepacks on my knees.
A little FYI, all Disneyland restaurants and walk-up food service that serves fountain drinks will give you free cups of ice if requested.
Heat wraps help relax my back muscles and provide comfort and relief.
Last but not least I bring an arnica salve travel stick.
This wonderful natural herb provides relief for muscle tension and joint pain when addressed quickly.
The key is to not let the pain spiral out of control before applying it.Tweet
Leave all CBD and cannabis products at home, in your car, or hotel room.
It is my hope that one day, as long as the guest can provide their medical marijuana certification, guests may be allowed to medicate with it in the parks, with the exception of flower because there are alternatives.
But until then, let’s respect Disneyland’s policy and find other ways to keep our pain levels low.