Medicating with Marijuana: Cannabis Topical Solutions
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 09/20/2010 in Medical Marijuana Consumption
Patients often medicate by smoking marijuana and eating cannabis treats, but did you know that marijuana can also be used topically (on the skin) to relieve pain from certain conditions? Cannabis oil is used in balms, lotions, and ointments because of its alleged analgesic (pain relief) anti-inflammatory effects. And when you apply it topically, there are virtually no psychoactive qualities. Marijuana topical uses include: arthritis, dry/chapped skin, eczema, headaches or migraines, psoriasis, pain, rashes, swelling, tendonitis and more.
So how do you get topical solutions? You may be able purchase them at a dispensary, if you live in a state that allows medical marijuana patients to purchase their medicine at a dispensary. Or, you can make you own at home. Simply follow this recipe for cannabis infused oil but substitute the olive oil with light almond oil of coconut oil and combine with beeswax or aloe vera like so:
Beeswax Balm: Mix 3 ounces melted beeswax with 8 ounces of cannabis infused oil. Cool and store in a sealed container in a dark cupboard.
Aloe Vera Lotion: Mix 8 ounces of aloe vera gel with 4 ounces of cannabis infused oil. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.