At Denver Dispensary, we love introducing our customers to the newest products on the recreational and medical marijuana markets. Whether you are looking to relax and kick back, or are seeking targeted relief from physical stress, there are a whole host of interesting new ways to go about consuming cannabis. Some of the questions that we get asked the most have to do with topical cannabis products, even from people who have decades of experience using marijuana. Thanks to all of the progress that has been made in the industry since legalization, topical cannabis is more popular and accessible than ever. But what are some reasons to choose topical cannabis? What makes it different than more traditional forms of marijuana? Let’s cover some of the basics, and then look at why topical cannabis might be right for you.

Effortless Application

First and foremost is ease of application. There simply is no substitute for having the ability to easily apply a cannabis topical ointment or transdermal cream. Plenty of our customers simply aren’t interested in smokeable or vapable cannabis, either due to personal preference or for medical reasons. Our topical cannabis options, like our Escape Artists Pro Sport Recovery Cream, allow customers the same ease of use as capsules or edibles. Rubbing on a little bit of ointment or applying some lip balm are simply some of the easiest and least intimidating ways to consume cannabis.

Targeted Relief

One of the strengths of topical cannabis that comes along with ease of use is the ability to target specific areas of the body. Consuming a tincture or a cannabis edible product may be just as easy as applying a topical ointment, but these do not offer targeted relief in the same way. Many of our customers are seeking relief for specific areas of the body, such as lower back pain or nagging joint injuries. In these cases, topical cannabis is invaluable as a treatment. Products like our Mary’s Medicinals Muscle Freeze give customers the ability to address specific injuries and areas of the body that need relief from stress and inflammation. Topical cannabis gives users the ability to go right to the source of the problem, while other products rely on ingestion that can then be spread throughout the entire body.

Minimal to No Psychoactive Effects

Not only do topical products give you the ability to target certain areas, but they are also great for controlling the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Many of our topicals, like Escape Artists Pro Sport Recover Cream, are biased heavily towards CBD rather than psychoactive THC. This means that customers can pursue relief from physical symptoms while not worrying about the intoxicating effects of THC. For topical products that do contain THC, introducing them transdermally means that there will be a slow and gradual transition to a relaxed state. We have found that many people simply prefer the release of cannabis from topical products versus other options.

Everyone is different, and for many of our customer’s topical products are simply the way to go. If you would like to know more about topical cannabis and the high-quality products we have to offer, stop by Denver Dispensary and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you.