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How To Use Cannabis Topicals To Achieve Incredible Wellness

How To Use Cannabis Topicals To Achieve Incredible Wellness

If we have learned anything from the past few years, is that our health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Every day, we have the opportunity to eat foods, choose activities, and use products that help us reach higher levels of health and wellness.

In recent years, a category of products has entered the health and wellness market, carving out a space that once seemed impossible or even unethical. These products all contain cannabis: cannabis edibles, drinks, vapes, and topicals.

Cannabis topicals are especially popular: they are discreet, more likely to be legal in states that still haven’t embraced marijuana, and offer fantastic benefits for the body and mind. If you have not smoked pot or used a CBD dropper before, you may find that cannabis topicals are a wonderful introduction to this quickly-growing group of products that are assisting people to achieve incredible wellness.

What Are Cannabis Topicals?

“Topicals” are any type of product that is applied directly to the skin. You probably use topicals every day, even if you don’t know it. Lotions, lip balms, and sprays all fall under the category of “topicals.”

What’s So Special About Cannabis Topicals?

What makes cannabis topicals different is - you guessed it - they contain cannabis!

“Cannabis” is a plant and an umbrella term that covers what you may know as both hemp and marijuana. Although both hemp and marijuana have amazing benefits when they are applied directly to the skin, there are some major differences to understand when shopping for cannabis topicals.

Hemp is a plant that contains .03 percent THC. Marijuana (as well as THC concentrates) contain over .03 percent THC - sometimes up to 25 or 28 percent! THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabinoid in cannabis that gets you high. Ingesting hemp won’t get you high, but ingesting marijuana will. (Ingesting marijuana and hemp can be done by smoking, vaping, dabbing, or taking edibles.)

This difference may not make a difference as you’re applying topicals, but it may make a difference in where you buy topicals. In states like California, cannabis topicals of all kinds are completely legal. Outside of the state, hemp or CBD topicals may be the only type of cannabis topicals that you will be able to purchase or ship.

The Importance of Cannabis In Wellness

The Importance of Cannabis In Wellness

For years, cannabis was vilified, and its illegal status certainly didn’t help its reputation. But as it turns out, the benefits of this plant, whether you get high from it or not, are hard to deny. Legalizing cannabis has allowed many people to achieve incredible wellness - and it’s all thanks to a system in the body called the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system works like many other systems in the body (digestive, cardiovascular system, etc.) Endocannabinoids are certain neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptor proteins. All of this naturally occurs in the body, every day. Your endocannabinoid system is working right now! These endocannabinoids travel throughout the central and peripheral nervous system to help your body with various functions, like:

  • Learning and memory processing

  • Appetite

  • Sleep regulation

  • Emotional regulation