Benefits of Using Cannabis-Infused Topicals
While inhaling and ingesting remains one of the more popular ways to consume medical marijuana, topicals are also a great way to reap the medicinal benefits of marijuana. Cannabis-infused topicals come in forms such as lotions, salves, and patches that are absorbed through the skin. Since topicals do not enter the bloodstream, it will not produce any psychoactive effects and patients won’t feel ‘high’ while using them. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits topicals can provide for medical marijuana patients.
1. Helps Alleviate Pain and Soreness
One of the biggest benefits of using cannabis-infused topicals is its ability to alleviate pain and soreness. For example, if you’re suffering from neck or back pain, topicals can be applied directly to the affected area(s) and provide hours of relief all without experiencing any psychoactive effects.
2. Reduce Inflammation and Arthritis
Common symptoms associated with arthritis include pain, swelling, and inflammation of the joints which can occur in the hands, wrists, feet, knees, and more. Although arthritis is more common in adults over the age of 65, it can also develop in young adults, teens, and children. Cannabis-infused topicals with THC, CBD, or a combination of both can provide pain relief in the joints and can help fight the inflammation.
3. Help Treat Mild Skin Irritations
Research has shown that cannabis-infused topicals can also help with mild skin irritations such as cuts, burns, and other skin abrasions. By applying a topical to the affected area, it can alleviate pain and reduce swelling. Certain terpenes found in cannabis such as linalool and caryophyllene, have painkilling, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammation properties which can complement the treatment.
4. Therapeutic Massages
It has become more common to see massage therapists offering CBD-based massages. Using CBD oil during massages helps relieve pain and reduce inflammation within joints and muscles. This method can be ideal for patients who are experiencing full-body aches and pains.
Topicals are a popular choice for medical marijuana patients due to the convenience and easy application. Since cannabis-infused topicals are absorbed through the skin, patients will not experience any psychoactive effects or feel “high” when using them. The usage of topicals is a way patients can get relief and treat their symptoms without having to experience any unwanted effects. Check out our Arkansas dispensary locations page to see what topical products are currently available at a facility near you!
If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
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