What are Cannabis Topicals?
We’ve all been there before. You’re suffering from pains and discomforts, but not being able to consume flower, concentrates or ingestibles due to the psychoactive effects. Lucky for us, there are cannabis topicals! Cannabis topicals are lotions, balms and oils infused with cannabis oil. These topicals are applied onto the skin to provide relief from many different ailments without any psychoactive effects. This gives patients the ability to apply treatment throughout the day and still be fully functional.
Five Situations Where Cannabis Topicals May Provide Relief:
- Localized Pain Cannabis-infused topicals can be great for treating specific locations on the body where pain may occur. Knee or back pain are both common examples of where cannabis may be able to help.
- Muscle Soreness Cannabis-infused topicals can be an excellent way to relieve soreness and muscle tension. Many athletes use it to relieve post-workout pain and reduce recovery time.
- Skin Irritation Some patients have found Cannabis Topicals to be helpful in treating psoriasis, dermatitis and other conditions involving skin irritation. The cannabinoids can help reduce the inflammation that can trigger some skin conditions.
- Reducing Inflammation Cannabis Topicals have been known to help reduce arthritis-related pain and inflammation. Typically patients find a high CBD or balanced 1:1 topical can be helpful in treating these conditions
- Healing Burns The potential ability of cannabis to treat burns and other skin afflicted abrasions has been well documented for 100’s of years. In addition to reducing inflammation, cannabinoids have been associated with increased blood flow to wounds allowing for expedited healing.
- Topicals can be applied to the skin as often as needed.
- We recommend applying it after taking a hot shower when pores are open and ready for absorption.
- Effects typically last l hour or more. After a skin condition has been resolved, regular maintenance through continual application is recommended.
- Use caution when treating cracked, raw damaged or ulcerated skin.
- Transdermal patches are not considered topicals, and may produce psychoactive effects. Make sure to ask your dispensary agent whether or not any psychoactive effects will be felt.