Topical Medical Marijuana

Understanding Topical Medical Marijuana: Different Forms and How They Work

Are you curious about topical medical marijuana, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Topicals have changed how patients are consuming their medical marijuana, but there are some questions surrounding the types of topicals, if they are psychoactive or if they even enter the bloodstream. Although there is no short answer, we are here to help differentiate and educate…

What Are Topicals?

When you check the daily Solevo Wellness menu, you may notice a section marked “Topicals“. Topicals are marijuana-infused lotions, patches and balms that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief. Great for pain relief, muscle soreness, tension and inflammation, topicals are a patient favorite to treat many aliments. It is believed that topical forms of medical marijuana can be helpful in treating not only conditions like psoriasis and eczema, but also headaches and migraines. However, like most forms of medical marijuana, one may work better for someone than another. Reason being, not all topicals are created equal. Sometimes they contain different ingredients such as menthol or peppermint, for a cooling effect, for one example.

What Effects Do Topical Medical Marijuana Products Have?

While lotions and balms are non-intoxicating, meaning they are perfect for patients that want the benefits of medical marijuana without the euphoric effects associate with it, transdermal patches can produce a feeling of euphoria. It just depends on how much THC is in them and how high your tolerance is. This is because unlike lotions and balms, which delivers relief by grasping onto our CB2 receptors, transdermal patches deliver cannabinoids to the bloodstream.

Did we spike your curiosity about topical forms of medical marijuana? Great news! At Solevo there are several options for topical forms. Ilera, Terrapin and Cresco are Pennsylvania growers that make topical forms and we have them all! Come in and talk to your favorite PCC about which you should try first or you can Online Reserve at our Squirrel Hill, Cranberry or Washington locations.

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