Topicals are products used on the surface of the body. This includes lotions, balms, salves, and oils that are applied on the skin to relieve pain…
Exploring Cannabis Therapy through Cannabis Topicals
Since the legalization of marijuana for medical use, much research has been done to understand the medicinal properties of the plant. As the curiosity for its medicinal effects grows, innovation of cannabis medicinal products also increases. The growing demand for cannabis topicals proves this.
According to Leafly, Cannabis topicals “invite even the most unlikely consumers into the world of medical cannabis.” “Topicals” are products used on the surface of the body. This includes lotions, balms, salves, and oils that are applied on the skin to relieve pain and inflammation. Nowadays, the category is growing into including patches, sprays, and even lubricants. Since they are absorbed through the skin and not orally, they are exclusively utilized for medicinal purposes and not for recreational use.
Cannabis topicals are preferred by patients who aim to relieve certain illnesses and discomfort through the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without experiencing its psychoactive effects. Since the cannabinoids do not reach the bloodstream, consumers of topicals do not get that “high” that is usually brought upon by other methods of cannabis consumption.
Examples of symptoms that are usually relieved through topicals are muscle soreness, pain, arthritis, itchiness, burns, and inflammation. Although formal studies are needed to prove it, anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis topicals could also provide relief for psoriasis, eczema, shingles, headaches, and cramping. Cannabis infused topicals are also used for relaxing massages, winding down after a workout, and even to enhance sexual pleasure.
While it is usually impossible to fail a drug test after using other cannabis topicals, cannabis infused patches may usually cause cannabinoids to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Despite the rarity of its detection in our system, cannabis topicals should be used cautiously as with other cannabis products.
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