Using a topical for joint pain
I am all about topicals.
With cannabis I don’t want to smoke or eat it.
A topical is a cream, lotion, balm or patch. It is a cannabis product that is applied directly to the skin for relief. Typically a topical doesn’t have any THC that is going to get into your bloodstream. The patch chance when left on for long periods of time could do that though & theoretically get you high. Most users of topicals are using it for joint & arthritis pain. I have some pain in our fingers due to arthritis. I used to eat gin soaked raisins like they were going out of style. I also made sure to watch what I eat & periodically massage our hands. They still felt slim & uncomfortable. When I found online that people rely on cannabis for chronic pain, I figured I would provide weed a chance. The budtender told me that a topical is the best for arthritis. She got me a cream that I now apply twice a morning. I do it one time after our shower & one time before bed. It is just like a normal cream other than there is cannabis in it. I feel a slightly tingling & cool sensation when I apply it. Consider it like an icy sizzling however much more powerful. The smell is better too. I have a lavender scented topical that relaxes me during the morning & legitimately helps me sleep at night. I can tell when I have forgotten to use our cream since our fingers tighten up immediately.