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primitiv offers baby boomers relief

As the Baby Boomer generation evolves, many are looking for alternatives to traditional pharmaceuticals to manage their chronic pain and other health issues. Cannabis is emerging as a popular choice for those seeking relief, with many touting its effectiveness and lack of harmful side effects.  Primitiv Group, co-founded by former Detroit Lions teammates, Rob Sims, and 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Member, Calvin Johnson Jr., opened its flagship dispensary in January of 2022.  It’s located at 1286 S 11th St, Niles, MI 49120.  Primitiv’s mission is to provide safe and reliable access to high-quality cannabis products for patients in need, including a wide range of flower, edibles, and concentrates, all of which are subject to rigorous testing to ensure quality and consistency.  Primitiv Group is also committed to educating patients about the benefits of cannabis and helping them navigate the complex world of the plant and is part of a consortium with the International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Institute at Harvard University.

One of the most promising applications of cannabis is in the management of chronic pain. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 20% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, with many turning to opioids for relief.  However, studies show that opioids can be highly addictive and come with a host of potential side effects, including respiratory depression and increased risk of overdose.  Cannabis, on the other hand, has been shown to be an effective pain reliever without the negative side effects of opioids. The plant contains over 100 different cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which work in concert to produce its therapeutic effects. THC is responsible for the plant’s psychoactive properties, while CBD is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Research has shown that cannabis can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to anxiety and depression. In fact, a 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that medical cannabis users reported a significant reduction in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

In addition to its pain-relieving properties, cannabis has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it an attractive option for those suffering from conditions such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology found that cannabis was effective in reducing inflammation in the brains of mice with multiple sclerosis. For Baby Boomers in particular, who may be dealing with chronic pain, arthritis, and other age-related health issues, cannabis offers a promising alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. Many are turning to cannabis to manage their symptoms without the risk of addiction and other negative side effects associated with opioids.

Another promising application of cannabis is in the treatment of epilepsy. In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug has been shown to significantly reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with these conditions.

For those looking for non-THC relief, Primitiv Group carries a variety of CBD products, including its signature line of Primitiv Performance products formulated to help with rehydration and recovery from sports injuries and everyday aches-and-pains.  The oral rehydration solution comes in four great-tasting flavors and feature 25mg of nano CBD while the broad-spectrum transdermal topical cream includes a potent blend of CBD, CBG, CBC and CBN.  Primitiv Performance products also come in THC formulations for those looking for a full-spectrum effect, and are available at Primitiv’s Niles dispensary.

As the legalization of cannabis continues to spread across the United States and around the world, it is likely that more and more people will turn to the plant for relief. For those in the Baby Boomer generation, who may be looking for alternatives to traditional medicine, cannabis may offer a path to better health and improved quality of life. Learn more by visiting our store and speaking with our product specialists about what type of medicine best suits your specific needs.

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