Medical Marijuana Topicals

The growing public realization that marijuana has benefits outside of the recreational high is eliciting demand for new forms of cannabis consumption that deliver therapeutic healing without the psychoactive euphoria. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) topicals are used for a variety of reasons, and are known for their healing properties without giving the user a cerebral high. A topical is a lotion or balm that has been infused with vitamins, essential oils, or other ingredients, and is applied to the top layer of the skin.

Humans harbor the cannabinoid receptor type 2 (abbreviated as CB2) throughout their body. Medical marijuana topicals utilize these receptors and bind to them through present cannabis compounds called phytocannabinoids. This system produces medical benefits of cannabis without the user experiencing any sort of cerebral ‘high’. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean all topicals, balms, and gels would not give a user a similar sensation that comes with smoking marijuana. For example, some transdermal patches that adhere to your skin can produce the same effects as smoking.

What are the top healing properties that medical marijuana topicals are known for?

Muscle Tension – There are plenty of known lotions that can help with muscle soreness, tension, and discomfort. New to the list is medical marijuana topicals, users have said they experienced relief from pain by rubbing the cannabis oils/balms into the affected areas.

Inflammation – CBD and THC topicals have been said to help with inflammation due to symptoms from such things as arthritis and cramps.

Sex – There are even topicals that can help men and women achieve a more pleasurable experience in bed.

There are many other ways that medical marijuana can help when used through topicals and gels. From skin irritation and rashes, to administering antibiotics and headaches, medical marijuana topicals will continue to be studied and worked on. We encourage you to try different topicals with different ingredients to see if this non-euphoric form of using cannabis might help.