Cannabis 101
What you Need to Know About Topicals

Cannabis topicals are still enjoying their infancy stage, but they are poised to become a major player in the beauty and wellness market.

Simply speaking, these topicals are infused with either THC, CBD or a combination of both cannabinoids. They can be applied to the skin to ease the symptoms from conditions such as joint pain, arthritis, dryness and itchiness.

Cannabis topicals have made their presence felt in the wellness sector especially in the U.S., where events such as Coachella featured massage therapy complemented with products containing extracts of THC and CBD. A cannabis cream is applied to customers having massages at a Denver spa.

It should be noted you can’t get high from a topical being applied to your skin. Looking at most topicals, their cannabinoids don’t breach the bloodstream and can only access CB2 receptors which make up part of your endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis products can also be found in lip balms, toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Body care products such as soaps and soaks may also be attractive to those seeking some relaxation wrapped in a familiar package. For example, some companies released lineups of cannabis-infused lotions and body balms that won’t get you high but offer a calming effect.

Where this industry goes is anyone’s guess, but topicals will most likely be a welcome addition to the many other cannabis-infused products that could fit with your daily lifestyle.