Topicals offer a smoke-free alternative to inhaling cannabis. Cannabis Topicals are products such as lotions and oils that have been infused with cannabis extracts and are meant to be applied to the external body surface which includes hair, skin and nails.
The cannabis extracts in topical products are absorbed into the skin and bind to a network of cannabinoid receptors in the immune system called CB2, which are part of the endocannabinoid system.When cannabis extracts are applied topically, the effects will generally only be felt locally, on the area the product is applied.
- Topicals are a smoke-free alternative to consuming dried cannabis
- Topicals are generally only felt locally, on the area the product was applied
- Topicals range from creams, bath and shower products to oils