Topical Marijuana Information


Working with the body, cannabis infused topical products can help with a various assortment of ailments including pain, itchiness, soreness, and chronic conditions. The cannabinoids in the topical ointment bind with receptors in your skin that help regenerate cells and allow wounds to heal faster.  Throughout your body are a network of receptors called CB1 and CB2. They can be activated by cannabinoid compounds such as THC and CBD. Cannabinoids penetrate the skin enough to relieve arthritic and muscle pain, but don’t enter the blood stream or central nervous system. They are often chosen by patients who want the benefits of marijuana without a cerebral effect that’s associated with other delivery methods. 

Different topicals have different benefits depending on the way they are processed and the ingredients that are used. 

Strain-specific cannabis topicals are distinguished by different profiles of terpenes and cannabinoids which is important when considering transdermal products and potential medical effectiveness. They come in an assortment of oils, salves, balms, lotions, and sprays. Other uses include treating forms of psoriasis or eczema as well as acting as a reparative scar treatment. Treating the area should be performed similarly other balms and healing ointments by wrapping or bandaging the affected area and can even be combined with anti-inflammatory ointments for additional treatment. For any severe or open wound, it is always best to consult a professional before applying any type of ointment or treatment.

Topical cannabis treatments are a great way for patients to relieve pain or ailments without the negative side effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a cannabinoid that effects your cerebral faculties. Topicals never actually cross any barriers into the brain, disallowing any uptake of THC. Confusion, paranoia, and disorientation are never a side effect of topical treatments which make them well suited for use while driving, working, or any activity that would regularity be effected by the side effects of THC. 

Use cannabis topicals to treat ailments including the following:

  • Skin ailments like infection, psoriasis, eczema, or fungus
  • Infection or tooth discomfort
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Chronic or localized pain management in muscles or joints
  • Mild burns or rashes on the skin
  • Abnormalities of the skin like moles or discoloration
  • Heal skin cells to increase overall elasticity

Take a look at our selection of topical products to learn more about your alternatives for encouraging skin renewal and promoting pain relief. With varying product types and compositions to suit your needs, Denver dispensaries like Altitude the Dispensary can offer an alternative in relief for chronic pain or discomfort.  

 

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