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What Are Cannabis Topicals and How Do I Use Them?
Patients have been waiting 7 years for legal access to medical marijuana in Georgia, and a slew of complications at the legislative level have prevented that from happening.
Although Georgia’s medical marijuana program is currently stalled, patients are waiting to register for the upcoming low-THC cannabis oil that will be available once the program is online.
The low-THC cannabis oil that will be allowed isn’t restricted by any laws concerning whether it will be made for topical or oral consumption, and it’s likely that Georgia patients will be able to purchase topicals once available.
Cannabis topicals offer important medicinal and therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from conditions like arthritis, joint pain, injuries, and many more symptoms.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about cannabis topicals and how medical marijuana patients use them to treat their symptoms and conditions!
What Are Cannabis Topicals?
Cannabis Topicals Are Extracts From the Cannabis Plant
Cannabis topicals are cannabinoids like THC or CBD from the cannabis plant that have been processed to be taken topically, or on the skin.
Topicals can provide localized pain relief, anti-inflammatory benefits, and many of the traditional medicinal benefits of cannabis, all without causing the traditional “high” that cannabis usually provides.
THC isn’t absorbed into the bloodstream with topicals, making them a non-psychoactive product. Topicals can be applied generously without any psychoactive side effects, and patients can use topicals as frequently as needed.
The Different Types of Cannabis Topicals
There are several types of cannabis topicals available, and some topicals can even be purchased without a medical marijuana certification.
CBD topicals and products containing little to no THC can be purchased legally without a medical marijuana certification in Georgia, though evidence suggests that CBD may work best when combined with THC.
Products containing THC will require a medical marijuana certification in Georgia, and these topicals usually come in a ratio of THC:CBD such as 1:1, 2:1, or 5:1.
Topicals can range in different types, too, such as salves, oils, creams, lotions, and even pain patches.
How Do Medical Marijuana Patients Use Topicals?
Topicals Can Be Applied Generously & Frequently!
Since topicals can be applied without any adverse psychoactive effects, patients can apply as much or as little as they need, however frequently they choose!
Especially for patients with flare ups or reoccurring pain such as that with arthritis, topicals can be applied as soon as pain occurs, and you can use as much as you like without fear of over consumption.
Certain topicals are time-based, such as pain patches, and these typically last for a period of time before they are removed and discarded.
There are many different kinds of topicals available, such as CBD face creams, hair treatment, and you can even browse a variety of CBD topicals for pets, too.
What Symptoms or Conditions Are Cannabis Topicals Used For?
Cannabis topicals can provide a number of benefits for different symptoms and conditions.
Here’s a list of some conditions and symptoms that have associated benefits with using cannabis topicals:
· Fungal Infections
· Localized Pain
· MS Pain
· Muscle Recovery
· Muscle Tension
· Peripheral Neuropathy
· Skin Cancer
· Spinal Cord Injuries
· Sports Injuries
Topicals are one of the most versatile cannabis products, offering powerful localized relief and a long list of potential benefits for many different symptoms and conditions. Once the Georgia cannabis program is online, we fully expect cannabis topicals to be available for purchase.
In the meantime, there are many reputable CBD retailers that offer topicals without THC that can offer some relief for patients looking to use cannabis as an alternative medicine.
Get Your Georgia Marijuana Card
Georgia’s medical marijuana program is currently stalled, and there is no way to register for a medical marijuana certification just yet. Once registration opens, patients will be able to register for Georgia’s low-THC cannabis registry and begin using cannabis products as an alternative medicine.
We will be processing medical marijuana certifications as soon as the system is live for Georgia patients.
Reserve your appointment today and get $25 off when we start processing applications!
Feel free to give us a call at (866) 781-5606, and we can help answer your questions about getting medical marijuana in Georgia