How Do Topicals Work?
Cannabis topicals are applied directly to the skin, and massaged so they can be thoroughly absorbed; throughout this process, the vast majority of the active compounds in the topical product (such as THC) are absorbed into the dermal layer of the skin, meaning they are never released into the bloodstream.
The result is that topicals provide highly localized relief without causing any sort of intoxication. A very minimal amount of THC could be absorbed into the bloodstream, but it is negligible, so users aren’t likely to notice anything beyond a mild sense of euphoria.
Because of their non-psychoactive nature, topicals are a popular choice among everyone from athletes to the elderly and beyond. Anyone who experiences persistent joint pain, muscle pain, inflammatory skin conditions, or even anxiety may be able to find relief with the help of cannabis topicals.