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.
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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. 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. While there are many PEMF therapy products available, this is the only one that is portable and safe to use wherever and whenever you want. Click here to learn more about Oska Pulse. FYI: As an Oska Pulse affiliate, I am able to offer you a discount of $55.00 when you enter my promotional code DIVA at checkout!
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. Heat wraps help relax my back muscles and provide comfort and relief.
Last, but not least, I bring along a blend of essential oils formulated for pain relief such as Mend. While not as powerful as my CBD infused oils, they do help relax muscles and reduce pain well enough to keep me from having to leave earlier than I had planned.
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.
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