Topicals are cherished among cannabis patients for their ability to help relax our aching joints and sore muscles. Personally, I’ve experienced amazing relief from tension headaches and menstrual cramps as well as by using topical cannabis products. These balms, salves, lotions, and bath salts can be used in various ways all over the body. But how do they work?
When any type of cannabis product is administered, cannabinoids like THC and CBD bind to endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, muscles, and tissues. Many researchers believe that the endocannabinoid system is actually a regulatory one, based off of the immune system. That is why it could have so many relevant uses for patients with various conditions. When it comes to topicals, cannabis lotions and balms can soak into the skin for added benefits.
These are our favorite ways to use cannabis topicals for skin health. Many people prefer to make these products themselves, but as Canada legalizes cannabis in the coming year, more dispensaries will likely offer ready-made cannabis beauty products.Posted: Friday, February 16th, 3:37am 9 months ago
Cara Wietstock is a native Californian living in Washington state with almost a decade of budtender experience and even more stoner experience. While she's not pontificating on the current state of cannabis for Roottie, she is practicing yoga, sipping CBD infused teas and hiking through the Pacific Northwest.