What is Cannabis Lotion and what does it do?

Cannabis lotion is an interesting development that has came with legalization. There are now many companies who create cannabis lotion that contains THC, CBD, THCa, CBN, and an array of other cannabinoids. Companies such as Apothecanna, Marys Medicinals, Mary Janes, Dixie Elixirs, and many others have formulated incredible marijuana lotions that help with a wide variety of ailments.

What is cannabis lotion?

Cannabis lotion or known as “topicals” is the product of combining traditional lotion compounds and blends with active ingredients in cannabis. Most lotions utilize natural ingredients such as: peppermint, clove, fruit oil, rosemary, and many others to create a well balanced blend between cannabis and other familiar products.

What type of cannabinoids are used?

The types of cannabinoids can range from company and products. Since CBD is the most sought after compound, you will find it in most cannabis lotions. However, many lotions use a blend between CBD and THC. As cannabis research continues, more companies are utilizing cannabinoids such as CBN and THCa. Each cannabinoid surves it’s own purpose and can produce different results for each individual.

How does Cannabis Lotion work?

Cannabis infused lotions work by binding to your body’s network of CB2 receptors. These receptors are naturally found throughout your body and are avtivated by naturally occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis componds known as “phytocannabinoids” (THC,CBD..ect).

Do you get “high” from infused lotion?

The answer is: yes and no. Traditional lotions such as topicals do not produce the common “high” you get from smoking or injesting cannabis products. This is due to the lotion not being able to breach your bloodstream. Lotions only penetrate your CB2 receptors. However, products such as transdermal patches do deliver cannabinoids to your bloodstream, which can produce psychoactive effects depending on the THC content in the product.