Welcome to the World of Cannabis Topicals!
Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation. Because they’re non-intoxicating, topicals are often chosen by patients who want the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the cerebral euphoria associated with other delivery methods.
Symptoms Marijuana-Infused Topicals Treat
A THC-rich rub infused with cooling menthol and peppermint is a perfect way to wind down from a brutal workout or hike. For intense localized pain, you may try a warming balm that combines the deep painkilling properties of cannabinoids with a tingling, soothing sensation.
Different topicals have different benefits to offer depending on the way they are processed and the ingredients that are used, so experiment with various transdermal products to see what works for you.
How to Use Cannabis Topicals
Before applying a dollop of cannabis-infused lotion/topical to your hands, feet, elbows, etc., give yourself a quick rinse. You don’t have to get in the shower or clean the area like a wound, just grab a moist wash cloth or paper towel and scrub the applicable area to remove any unwanted particulates from your skin, then dry the area prior to application.
Be Generous, Vigorous... and Realistic!
Don’t expect a lifetime of arthritis to suddenly feel like nothing, or for old wounds to subside entirely. Rather, prepare for subtle, innocuous relief alongside other sensations depending on the concentration of other soothing ingredients in your topical.