What Are Cannabis Topicals?

Cannabis can give you so much more than just a “high.” Topicals are a perfect example of this: they can provide all kinds of relief for our bodies, without any psychoactive effects.

Topicals are Generally Non-Psychoactive

Topicals are a type of marijuana-infused product that are produced by infusing lotions, balms, oils, transdermal patches and pens, salves, bath soaks, and more with cannabis oil. They’re used primarily by those seeking to enjoy the effects of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes present in cannabis. Most topicals do not allow for cannabinoids to breach the bloodstream, which could produce a “high.” They can be found in a variety of cannabinoid-specific formulas, for example: CBD, 1:1 CBD:THC, CBN, CBG, and more.

How Topicals Work

Topicals work by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system, binding to a network of receptors called CB2. Thanks to the numerous medicinal qualities of specific cannabinoids, topical products have the potential to provide benefits like the localized relief of aches, pains, and inflammation. *LivWell makes no claims regarding the health or medical benefits of cannabis

What To Look For

More than 85 types of cannabinoids occur naturally in cannabis, with more being discovered every day. Each cannabinoid produces specific medicinal and therapeutic benefits. THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, and some topical products containing THC could produce a high. Be sure to ask your budtender for more information on how cannabinoids can potentially benefit your health and well-being!