- Posted by agency-it
- On June 29, 2018
Let’s face it: Even though there are many medical benefits attributed to cannabis, most people just can’t be stoned all day. Mild to moderate cramping, nerve pain, and skin rashes might be extremely unpleasant, but not enough to warrant medicating with THC in the middle of your day.
Enter the topical!
What Are Topicals?
Topicals are cannabis treatments that are applied directly to skin for the local treatment of skin, muscle, or nerve maladies. They can come in many forms including:
Why Use Topicals?
Topicals allow medical cannabis patients or recreational cannabis customers to get any potential benefit from cannabinoids in one part of the body without any euphoric “high” you get from smoking, eating, or vaping with cannabis. Although topicals are severely under-researched, there have been several benefits of using topicals reported from experimental cannabis consumers.
Topicals For Inflammation and Arthritis
CBD is one of the most understood cannabinoids and is known to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Topical salves, oils, and patches introduce CBD and THC transdermally to bind with CB2 cannabinoid receptors more quickly than any medicine taken orally would. Patches have the added benefit of introducing a small amount of THC into the bloodstream over a long period of time allowing the patient to enjoy a bit more pain relief. Transdermal patches are the only topical that crosses into the circulatory system in this way.
Topicals For Cramps and Sore Muscles
Topical oils reportedly soothe menstrual cramps in conjunction with a bath soak and gentle heating of the lower back. Athletes like to use cannabis oils before a workout to prevent cramps, and after a workout, a topical lotion can be used to relieve sore muscles.
Topicals For Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Itching and Other Skin Issues
Cannabis extract can be used in its concentrated form or mixed with other ingredients such as aloe or eucalyptus oil to soothe skin diseases. Cannabis lip balm has reportedly been used with great success to prevent chapping in the dead of winter.
How Often Can You Use Topicals?
With the exception of transdermal patches, cannabis topicals do not induce a euphoric experience, and you cannot build a tolerance to them. You can use cannabis topicals as liberally and frequently as you find necessary.
By now you’re wondering “Where is there a dispensary near me that sells topicals?” Well, if you’re looking in the Seattle area, you’re only minutes away from the best Capital Hill dispensary with the biggest selection of the finest topicals in Seattle. Check out Ruckus Recreational’s cannabis topicals today and don’t forget to take advantage of our daily specials to take home some of our Clean Green Certified Cannabis flowers and waxes.