How Do Cannabis Topicals Work?

Marijuana doesn’t need to be inhaled — and it doesn’t need to get you high. Cannabis-infused topicals like balms, lotions, salves, and body oils are popular among consumers looking for relief from pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Topicals are ideal for those who want to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without experiencing the euphoric high associated with most consumption methods.

Marijuana-infused topicals work by binding to the cannabinoid receptors in the body. Here is some of the science behind the use of these topicals.

Preliminary studies show that CBD can provide localized relief of inflammation, pain, skin conditions, and acne. Research has found that CBD topicals can slow down the production of inflammatory markers that are overabundant in people who have rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study showed that CBD ointment used over three months significantly improved symptoms and signs of skin disorders like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and scars.

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