Cannabis Topicals are products such as lotions and oils that have been infused with cannabis extracts and are meant to be applied to the external body surface which includes hair, skin and nails
Topical cannabis products are products such as lotions, creams and oils that are meant to be applied to the hair, skin and nails, and have been infused with cannabis extracts. They contain cannabinoids, particularly tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) and cannabidiol (or CBD).
The main difference between topicals and other forms of cannabis is in how the body processes the cannabinoids.
When cannabis extract is ingested, it can produce effects that are similar to those experienced when cannabis flower is smoked or vaped. When cannabis is inhaled, its THC is absorbed by the blood in the lungs and moves quickly to the brain, which can produce an almost immediate whole-body effect, possibly within minutes. However, when cannabis extracts are applied topically, the effects will generally only be felt locally, on the area the product is applied.
As with consumption of any form of cannabis, the intensity and longevity of the effects depend on many factors, such as your weight and sex, how much food you’ve eaten that day and how quickly your metabolism works.