The consumption of cannabis has changed drastically over the century, and there are so many things that even an avid cannabis smoker might not know. One such thing that the modern world has produced is cannabis topicals. Even avid users of cannabis are confused when it comes to cannabis topicals and there’s always a question whether cannabis topicals get you high or not? You may think the answer is yes, but things can turn out differently if not considered correctly.
Cannabis topicals, what are these?
According to urban dictionary and Merriam-webster, cannabis topical is basically a mixture of healthy preparation such as lotions, bath salts, creams, and oils infused with cannabis extracts or cannabinoids. Unlike cannabis transdermals which are used as patches for relieving general pain, birth control or delivery pains, and to quit smoking, topicals are mainly used as oils and other body products that are applied externally on the surface of the body.
How do they work?
Let’s be clear with this first, cannabis topicals are not meant to get you high by applying them, rather they are used for various medical purposes such as skin rashes, irritations, used as a medication for arthritis, and general pain, muscle soreness, and stiffness, and can also be used for the smoothening of the skin. Topicals are designed to work directly on the application site, unlike transdermals which need to get penetrated through the mucosal membrane of your skin to work.
Benefits of topicals on your body.
Topicals are mainly used as external skincare products such as lotions, creams, and oils infused with healthy cannabinoids which are soothing for the skin and can help in various situations.
Topicals help to deliver effective relief for skin diseases such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. The cannabinoids infused in the product helps to smoothen the skin and fight off germs causing these irregularities.
Topicals can also be used to relieve pain from insect bites, rashes, wounds, scratches, and have been proven to be effective in relieving general muscle aches.
If you are someone who wants to be discreet with your cannabis usage and do not want to get high, then topicals are the best thing for you. They have all the goodness of cannabis without giving you the drowsy feeling of high.
In conclusion, topicals are mainly used for relieving pain and skin irritations and will not get you high as ordinary cannabis would do.