Consider it like an icy hot but much more powerful
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 option when left on for long periods of time could do that though and theoretically get you high. Most users of topicals are using it for joint and arthritis pain. I have some pain in my 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 and periodically massage my hands. They still felt tight and uncomfortable. When I found online that people rely on cannabis for chronic pain, I figured I would give weed a chance. The budtender told me that a topical is the best for arthritis. He got me a cream that I now apply twice a day. I do it one time after my shower and one time before bed. It is just like a normal cream other than there is cannabis in it. I feel a slightly tingling and cool sensation when I apply it. Consider it like an icy hot but much more powerful. The smell is better too. I have a lavender scented topical that relaxes me during the day and actually helps me sleep at night. I can tell when I have forgotten to use my cream since my fingers tighten up immediately.