I suffer from nocturnal leg cramps. From what I’ve read, they are caused by age, stress on the muscle and lack of proper hydration. I am fifty-eight years old and not good at drinking sufficient water. I exercise every morning and include approximately fifty minutes of high intensity aerobics. I run, jump rope, jump on a mini trampoline and do lots of lunges, burpees and jumping jacks. My workout routine is brutal on my legs. I’ve researched all different remedies for leg cramps. I make an effort to drink more water. I focus heavily on stretching before and after my workout as well, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I eat lots of watermelon and take magnesium pills. None of these recommendations made much difference in my symptoms. A friend of mine recommended that I look into cannabis. The cannabis plant has shown great promise in treating pain and inflammation. CBD in particular has proven effective with none of the harmful side-effects of prescription pharmaceuticals. When I consulted with a budtender, he suggested a combination of a cannabis topical and vapes. The topical is applied directly to my calves. The cannabinoids interact with receptors in the skin for gradual relief. Plus, the cannabis ointments also incorporate essential oils, such as eucalyptus, that smell nice and help to soothe. I’ve also tried cannabis-infused soaking salts. I add them to a hot bath and soak my sore muscles. The vapes are extremely easy to use and deliver almost immediate onset of effects. I choose strains that are high in CBD and low in THC to avoid strong psychoactive effects. Because the concentrate oil is only heated to the point of vaporization, the cannabinoids and terpenes are preserved and especially effective.