Medical marijuana comes in many forms, making it easy for patients to find a product that works for them. Topical marijuana has become a popular option for relief from pain and inflammation.
If you’re considering using topical medical marijuana, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll explore when to use topical marijuana for the greatest benefit.
What is Topical Marijuana?
Topical marijuana refers to any topical product, whether it be a lotion, ointment, or cream, that contains cannabis oil. It differs from other medical marijuana products because it enters your body by absorbing into the skin. Edibles, pills, tinctures, and flowers are taken orally.
When topical marijuana is absorbed through your skin, it stimulates endocannabinoid receptors in the epidermis and dermis. By interacting with these receptors, topical cannabis can influence close-by systems to produce various health effects.
You can find topical marijuana products in a vast selection of strengths and formulations, with both THC- and CBD-dominant topicals available. This makes it easy to find the best cannabis topical for your needs.
When Should I Use Topical Marijuana?
Since topical marijuana enters your body through the skin, it offers unique benefits when compared to other forms of cannabis. In addition to nourishing and moisturizing the skin, topical marijuana can reduce inflammation and pain in a localized area. This makes it an excellent option to alleviate:
- Pain and inflammation caused by some forms of arthritis
- Pain and inflammation caused by peripheral neuropathy
- Certain inflammatory skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, and acne
- Headaches and migraine
Topical marijuana may also help speed wound healing and provide calming benefits. With this in mind, it can be used to help reduce tension and anxiety.
The medical marijuana doctors at Tetra Holistic Care can answer all of your questions surrounding topical cannabis and other medical marijuana products. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!