Topicals are applied directly to the skin in the form of oils, lotions, balms, and salves that have been infused with active cannabis compounds. While some topicals contain THC, the effects are typically non-psychoactive as the dermal layer of skin absorbs most, if not all, of the active compounds before entering the bloodstream. Topicals aid in relaxation and muscle recovery and are frequently used by active individuals following hard workouts or strenuous activities.
The most effective way to apply topicals is to massage the product into the affected area. Consumers often use topicals in conjunction with heat to amplify the positive effects. Topicals can be used on sore joints and even rashes, and are usually combined with other ingredients to help with general relief from pain and inflammation. Because of their benign nature, topicals have grown to become an attractive product to cannabis consumers seeking non-psychoactive relief.
Lightshade offers a broad selection of topicals, featuring various mixtures of cannabinoids and herbs for general relief.