Topicals

Cannabis infused, fat-soluble substances, such as lotions and balms, have become a wildly popular non-psychoactive alternative to consuming cannabis.  By binding to CB2 receptors found throughout the skin, cannabis topicals are able to provide local relief without entering the bloodstream. This means that topical marijuana has no effect on the brain, even when THC is present, which is helpful when psychoactive effects are not desired.


Patients suffering from eczema, psoriasis, burns, pain, headaches, skin irritation, soreness, arthritis, and inflammation find properly recommended cannabis topicals to be highly effective. Sometimes, it is also recommended that patients apply the area with a bandage to improve the absorption and therapeutic effectiveness if the desired effects have not been reached.



Pros

  • Suitable for patients who do not want psychoactive effects

  • Rapid relief

  • Non-carcinogenic

Cons

  • Localized, non psychoactive effect limits the effectiveness for number of ailments.


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