Cannabis topicals are an impressively versatile category of products, one that’s rapidly expanded in both popularity and variety. For many consumers, the benefits of marijuana topicals have made them a convenient, effective product they can’t ever imagine living without.
At our Prescott dispensary, we carry an array of top-quality topicals made with premium cannabis, making it easy to find options that align with your goals. By partnering with the industry’s best brands and cultivators, we’re giving our medical and recreational use customers access to outstanding cannabis topicals.
What are Cannabis Topicals?
A cannabis topical is essentially any cannabis-infused product that is applied to the surface of the skin, rather than consumed via smoking, eating, or other methods. Usually, topicals are preferred by consumers that appreciate their rapid effects and localized relief. They’re also popular because, for the most part, they don’t deliver the noticeably intoxicating effects that other forms of cannabis usually do.
Marijuana topicals come in many varieties and can be enhanced with botanicals and essential oils for added benefits.
Types of Cannabis topicals – THC & CBD
There are so many different cannabis topical types out there, and new products are constantly being added. You can often find topicals featuring one or more of the well-known cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA).
Different types of cannabis topicals include:
- Roll-on products
- Skincare products
- Bath salts
- Personal lubricants
How Do Cannabis Topicals Work?
When you apply a topical cannabis product to your skin, the cannabinoids (active ingredients) are absorbed into your bloodstream. The cannabinoids, such as CBD or THC, then interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system to produce various effects (such as pain relief or reduced inflammation). This system has receptors in both your skin itself and other locations.
So, if you’ve ever wondered, can CBD be absorbed through the skin (or THC), the answer is yes.
Because of the methodology and rate of absorption of cannabis topicals, their effects are usually very localized. This means that you will usually only notice effects where you apply your topical- for example, on your sore knee or a pulled muscle in your arm.
THC vs. CBD Topicals
One of the most common topics of conversation surrounding topical cannabis has everything to do with the cannabinoids contained in various products.
Ultimately, the best way to choose between THC and CBD topicals is to learn which options best serve your specific wants and needs. When you’re browsing topicals for sale, you’ll notice that most products are intended for a specific purpose, i.e., for reducing chronic pain. Both THC and CBD have their own benefits to offer, so it’s worth considering both.
If you’re not sure which topicals might be right for you, don’t hesitate to ask questions at your local dispensary. A sales associate can point you towards the products that are most likely to measure up to your expectations.
What are Topicals Used For?
The most common reason that consumers choose cannabis topicals is for relief of pain and inflammation. For some people, this means using topical CBD oil for pain that’s related to a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia. For others, that looks like keeping a roll-on cannabis topical in their gym bag to use after a tough workout. Still, others are exploring cannabis topicals for acne, dry skin, relaxation, and an array of other purposes.
The list of ways to use cannabis topicals is constantly growing, and currently includes:
- Pain and inflammation
- Severe itching/irritation
- Dermatitis (contact and atopic)
- Skin damage/aging
- Healing wounds
- Intimate use
Since topicals are an alternative to smoking and don’t generally produce strong psychoactive effects, they’re widely used by consumers that aren’t ready (or interested in) other, more traditional, types of cannabis.
How to Use Cannabis Topicals
One of the many perks of topicals is that the large majority of products will be clearly labeled with instructions for us. There’s zero guesswork involved, and you have a quick and easy reference available at all times.
Usually, it’s as simple as applying the topical where you want the effects to be delivered. For example, hemp oil topical application might be focused on areas of your skin that are feeling irritated (which you’re hoping to calm with the CBD in the product).
Shop a Variety of Cannabis Topicals for Sale at SWC Prescott, AZ
Are you searching for cannabis/CBD topicals in Prescott or Tempe? SWC Arizona is the region’s top medical and recreational cannabis dispensary and a reputable provider of premium-grade topicals. We’ve sourced the best cannabis topicals in the industry, creating a diverse selection of products that includes THC and CBD options. Whether you’re hoping to use cannabis topicals for occasional relief or ongoing support, our knowledgeable team can help you navigate your best-suited options.
The quality of your cannabis experience depends entirely on the products you choose – so why not invest in options that meet the highest standards of excellence? SWC Arizona offers quality and affordability, so you never have to sacrifice product satisfaction because of your budget.
Learn more about how to use cannabis topicals to support your well-being when you visit SWC Arizona today!
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