From flowers to vapes to edibles, there is a product to suit everyone’s individual preferences and needs. But if you’re not interested in smoking or eating your cannabis, what other options are there? What if you’re looking for localized pain relief without a strong THC-related high? Read on to learn more about cannabis topicals and how they could be a great option for you. 

What are Cannabis Topicals?

Topicals are cannabis-infused products that can be applied directly to the skin. The cannabinoids within the topicals are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream where they interact with our endocannabinoid system, where research has shown it can provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.

The Benefits of Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis topicals come in many different forms, including:

The type of cannabis-infused topical you use may change based on your preferences and what issues you want to address. Overall, cannabis topicals are great for relieving discomfort and pain, reducing inflammation, and soothing skin irritations such as eczema or acne. Relieving neck pain and joint stiffness with CBD-infused topicals has also shown to help relieve migraines.

The different types of topicals also have unique benefits. Some topicals are infused with THC, but because THC is not easily absorbed through the skin, it isn’t likely that you’ll experience a psychoactive high. Lotions and creams are a great, lightweight option if you’re looking for skin benefits. Thicker salves and ointments may help relieve more severe skin irritations and pain because they stay on the skin longer. Transdermal patches contain a highly concentrated amount of CBD, and they can stay on the skin for several days and can be great for pain and inflammation relief.

However, like any new product you apply to your skin, keep an eye out for any rash, irritation or allergic reaction you might experience. 

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