If you think that cannabis only has a place at rock concerts and in movies starring Cheech and Chong, put those stereotypes aside. While it’s true that yes, there is a demographic for that audience, cannabis and cannabis oil is being celebrated in the 21st century for more than a way to get high: There are so many medicinal uses that it might shock you.

Oils and Salves

You’ve heard of rubbing Icy-Hot or Aspercreme on aching muscles and joints, but if you check out the data found on the website for King Harvest you can see the multitude of medical uses of cannabis oil. Cannabis oil, when used as a salve, can be rubbed onto the skin and seep through the pores and into the bloodstream, carrying the healing effects throughout the body and easing the pain quickly.

Flower and Bud

Traditionally smoking is associated with the cannabis flower, and if you want to relieve pain this way then it’s as easy as loading a bowl or smoking a joint. CBD, the healing chemical in marijuana, can help ease pain like nausea, migraine headaches, and even epileptic seizures. CBD has no psychoactive effects and will not give you a high, but THC does and when used in combination with each other, CBD and THC can be a pretty strong force against pain.

Let your prejudices against the herb be put aside. Science is proving that it helps ease pain and the natural route is usually the less risky one.