Cannabis topicals are beneficial for patients looking to enjoy the medical benefits of cannabis without consuming THC. They come in the form of balms, creams, lotions, salves, oils, and sprays. Topicals help aid with pain relief, enhanced healing, and decreased inflammation.
Topicals are safe, accessible, and do not cause a psychoactive “high”. When applied directly to the skin, the cannabinoids found in topicals typically won’t reach the bloodstream because they are generally too big to pass through the skin. Instead, topicals absorb into your skin and interact directly with nearby endocannabinoid receptors for targeted relief.
Popular Cannabis Topical brands include Papa & Barkley and Kind Creations.
Papa & Barkley
Papa & Barkley is a California-based company that was founded by Adam Grossman in 2014. The idea for the company grew out of a homemade balm Grossman created to help his dad cope with back pain. Papa & Barkley has full-spectrum CBD and THC products. Their award-winning THC and CBD balms are full of natural beneficial plant matter to provide hours of deep acute pain relief. Once applied, it delivers warmth followed by a cooling sensation for ultimate comfort.
You can also enjoy powerful long-lasting relief with one of Papa & Barkley’s patches. With a quick and easy single application, this slow-release THC patch delivers up to 12 hours of deep transdermal relief for deep acute pain. Available individually, one patch. We recommend 1:1 CBD: THC Releaf Patch – Papa & Barkley’s 1:1 Releaf Patch is a slow-release transdermal patch that sticks to the skin, offering comfort through the full spectrum of 30mg of cannabinoids.
Kind Creations was founded in 2009 by Paula Walter. Her mission was to help people access the healthiest expression of pure plant cannabis medicine with a traditional balm made with organic beeswax for a lasting and smooth texture.
Kind Formulas are used to heal many different topical skin issues and maladies including cuts, scrapes, bruises, rashes, inflammation, swelling, bug bites, sunburns, burns, dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, sensitive skin, rosacea, shingles, gout and arthritis, melanoma or skin spots.
We recommend Menthol Kind Rub – No CO2 oil here, just whole plants, extra-virgin olive, coconut oils, and beeswax. Kind’s Menthol is made in-house and contains real Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Sage, and Cannabis along with many other healing herbs. This is a straight THC-focused formula for use with swelling-related needs that will offer no psychoactive effects.