My husband and I honeymooned in Portland, Oregon, and it was a great time.
We spent a week there, exploring the city, taking in the sights and enjoying various excursions.
One of our favorites was a tour of Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge. The tour took us to Multnomah Falls, the historic Timberline Lodge, the Bridge of the Gods, Bonneville Lock & Dam, all sorts of waterfalls and we stopped at two different wineries. We tasted Gorge-produced wine that was incredible. The excursion lasted almost nine hours and was amazing but tiring. The amount of walking combined with sleeping on a hotel bed mattress led to my husband experiencing problems with his back. Everything from his neck and shoulders to his hips was in pain. Although he tried to downplay the severity, I wasn’t fooled. He was walking very slowly and cringing every time he needed to sit down or stand up. I finally did some online research, hoping to help. I was actually looking at chiropractors, massage parlors and acupuncturists when I came across a nearby recreational cannabis dispensary. Because recreational cannabis is legal in Portland, we didn’t need a medical marijuana card or an appointment. We simply walked inside the dispensary, showed our identifications and explained our situation to one of the budtenders. He suggested a combination of cannabis-infused topicals and a tincture. I applied the lotion directly to my husband’s skin for localized relief of pain and inflammation. He placed a few drops of the tincture under his tongue. The sublingual absorption provided quick onset of effects.