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10:44 pm - February 9, 2024 - Easthampton, MA - Fyre Ants Editorial

Cannabis topicals offer yet another way of benefiting from the incredible marijuana plant. They are products like lotions or salves applied directly to the skin. They usually treat localized ailments and discomfort like muscle tension, inflammation, or soreness. Most do not have an intoxicating effect, which makes them ideal for people looking for relief without the high. Each topical is comprised of different cannabinoids, like THC or CBD, and they can also have other beneficial ingredients like mint or aloe. Let’s dive into the wide range of topicals, their benefits, different types of products, and how to choose the right one to meet your needs.

Hand applying cannabis-infused cream to the wrist skin

What are Marijuana Topicals?

Marijuana topicals are cannabis-infused products like lotions, oils, salves, and ointments that you apply to your skin. They are great for treating specific body areas to alleviate pain or discomfort. Even if you’re not a marijuana enthusiast, topicals offer a world of possibilities to enjoy the plant. They are especially popular with athletes who suffer from muscle soreness or joint pain due to inflammation. They come in an impressive range of potencies and cannabinoid blends for whatever your needs.

How Do They Work?

When you apply topicals to your skin, the cannabis does not enter your bloodstream. Since topicals are not ingested, they do not affect your whole system. The cannabis accesses the endocannabinoid receptors on your skin and treats that particular isolated area. The only topical that can enter your bloodstream is a transdermal patch. A transdermal patch can deliver a high potency of THC to your body for up to 72 hours.

What Are They Made Of?

Topicals come in a wide array of products with differing amounts of THC, CBD, and even essential oils. Some are ultra-hydrating and come as heavy creams; others are cooling gels that offer quick relief. Since their ingredients and formulas vary widely, read the label to see what you’re getting, and consider how you will use them.

What are the Benefits of Topicals?

Topicals are extremely easy to use, with no need for any extra accessories. They are like any other creams or salves you may have in your pharmacy, but with the extra kick of marijuana’s incredible makeup. Research on cannabis topicals is ongoing, but many people have reported the following benefits:

Lower Inflammation

When you apply a marijuana topical to your skin, the cannabinoids access your endocannabinoid receptors and treat inflammation locally. They are ideal to use if you have an injury or aging joint that causes discomfort.

Relieve Pain

If you’ve got an ache that you want to take care of, using a cannabis topical could be a great solution. Once applied, the cannabis reduces the pain signals to your nervous system to achieve temporary relief. Don’t suffer if you don’t have to; apply your favorite topical and get on with your day

Soothe Itchiness

For people suffering from psoriasis or other skin disorders, cannabis salves can be used to treat itchy areas. Since salve is made up of moisturize-locking ingredients, it can also improve your skin’s barrier and prevent flakiness.

Encourage Healthy Skin

Sativa cannabis oil is rich in Omega 3 and 6 and can provide seriously nourishing skin moisture. Consider upgrading your skincare routine with a hydrating cream infused with potent cannabinoids for soft and supple results.

Person applying a cannabis topical cream to their hand

What Product Forms Can You Buy Topicals in?

There are so many types of cannabis topicals, but here are some of our favorites.


Cooling cannabis roll-ons are perfect for athletes looking for quick relief from a sports injury. Their effects are similar to a menthol gel but with the added anti-inflammatory benefits from cannabis. Roll-ons are ideal for throwing in your gym bag when you’re on the go.

Cannabis Lotions

If you want to treat a large area, lotions are an ideal solution since they are easy to spread. Apply lotions to achieve healthier skin, encourage skin growth, and improve the blood flow to a specific body area.

Warming Cannabis Joint Cream

Feel the relaxing effects of a warming cream on your achy joints. The cannabis gets to work relaxing your muscles and surrounding area while reducing inflammation.

Transdermal Patches

As previously mentioned, transdermal patches are the only topicals potent enough to make you feel the intoxicating effects of cannabis. However, you can buy transdermal patches in lower potencies or even exclusively made with CBD, which doesn’t get you high. You apply them directly to the area you want to treat to enjoy the effects of the cannabinoids for a few hours, up to 72.


Gels have a cooling effect, which is fantastic for treating headaches. Apply a little bit to your temples or forehead to relieve sinus pressure and tension headaches.

Cannabis user under blue light rubbing topical cream on their shoulder

How to Select a Cannabis Topical

Because cannabis topicals come in a wide array of products, it can be challenging to choose the right one. Before selecting a product, consider the following:


Like any marijuana product, you may want to start slow and see how your body reacts. To calculate the potency, divide the mg of cannabinoids (THC or CBD) by the container’s volume. A 3 oz bottle with 1000 mg of CBD is twice as strong as a 6 oz bottle with 1000 mg of CBD. Keep track of the potency and determine if you are getting the desired results.


Examine the reason you’re reaching for topicals in the first place. The area of the body you want to apply the product and the ailment you’re looking to treat will have a big influence in choosing the right topical. For example, some people prefer sprays because they don’t want to get a lotion on their hands. If you’re unsure, speak to your local budtender for advice.


Cannabis topicals contain a wide variety of ingredients. Read the label to make sure the product contains THC or CBD rather than just hemp oil, which does not deliver the same benefits. If you’re sensitive to scents, take note of any added fragrances.

When you try a marijuana topical for the first time, it’s a good idea to patch test for allergies. Follow the instructions on the label, and enjoy the sweet benefits.


Now that you know a little more about cannabis flower, what it is, the endless varieties, and how it is transformed into various products, you can feel more confident next time you walk into your local dispensary. There are no right or wrong questions, only curiosity and willingness to learn. Enjoy the trip!

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