Trista Okel came up with the acronym EMPOWER (End Marijuana Prohibition Organize Women Enact Reform) in 2004 while sitting in a DC jail. She joined a dozen other volunteers from Americans for Safe Access who sat in front of the office of then Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson. They came to the nation’s capital with the names of thousands of doctors who recommended medical cannabis for their patients. Despite this evidence, they were unable to talk with Thompson about why cannabis is still listed as a schedule 1 drug, a classification that means according to the Federal government, cannabis has no medicinal benefit whatsoever.
Healing With Empower Oil
This focus on cannabis as a natural healing medicine undergirds Okel’s work in founding Empower Oil. These cannabis oils work with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located throughout the peripheral and central nervous system, as well as the mammalian brain. Events like the Cannabis Science Conference present scientific research noting how cannabis can be a powerful tool in helping to address imbalances in the endocannabinoid system.
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Among the conditions where one can find relief by using this nontoxic herbal pain reliever include inflammation, skin trauma (psoriasis, eczema, acne, age spots), joint pain, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. This instructions for using oil are incredible simple. “Put it where it hurts. Rub it in. Repeat.” This oil has a pleasant aroma that helps elevate one’s mood and provides aromatherapy support. Regular application of this oil can alleviate the symptoms caused by these conditions without the side effects and chemical smell found in chemical based sports creams.
Also, Empower Oil works well in helping to heal muscle and joint pain due to an injury, as well as shortening the recovery time post-injury. By applying oil frequently at the beginning, the body absorbs the cannabinoids. So over time, users can reduce their need for cannabis oil, though one cannot use this topical too frequently. As the oil is applied to the skin, it does not enter the blood stream, and as such, those who use cannabis infused topicals will not test positive on a drug test.
Empower’s oil remains their flagship product. This product comes in a Black Label version that contains THCa and CBD, as well as a CBD-only White Label version. Okel describes the difference between the two oils as “extra strength versus regular strength.” Some people who don’t use cannabis can barely tell the difference, while others find they get more relief from the Black Label version. Also, the Black Label Empower Oil possesses anti-viral properties, so some users report this product can help alleviate cold sores. The White Label has no anti-viral properties.
Those looking for all over body relief, relaxation, and detoxification can try Empower® Soaking Salts. These products are from a blend of oils and two forms of salts. Those suffering from chronic pain like arthritis report that using these Soaking Salts enable them to finally have a good night of pain-free sleep. The Black Label is also shown to help those suffering from insomnia.
Women using this sensual cannabis infused oil report an increase intensity in their orgasms. Also, this oil can reduce the refractory period between orgasms, thus making it easier for women to have multiple orgasms. Also, this product can provide reliefs from cramps and endometriosis pain, as well as pain during intercourse. According some men, this oil increases their stamina and helps those suffering from premature ejaculation. Since this pH balanced oil is THC activated and enters the bloodstream via mucus membranes, one might test positive for cannabis up on a drug test. A latex condom cannot be used with this oil. Currently, Okel is working on a CBD-only version to treat pain and reduce cramps, though this CBD oil will not provide enhanced sensual pleasure.
Considering Trying Cannabis Oil?
In Okel’s estimation cannabis oil represents the wave of the future in treating pain. “Cannabis oil is a nontoxic herbal remedy on the skin. It’s natural and clean, and doesn’t affect the internal organs like opioids and ibuprofens do.”
Okel would like to encourage woman curious about using cannabis infused products to have an open mind. “Rest assured if they use my product it won’t smell like cannabis in any form. The oil and soaking salts won’t enter the bloodstream, and they will not test positive if they need to take a drug test.”