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Leafly Canada StaffDecember 16, 2019

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Cannabis can be smoked, vaporized and eaten, but did you know that it can also be applied to your skin? Learn everything you need to know about current topics in our Canadian cannabis-themed guide – also known as cannabis-infused lotions, creams, balms, and more.

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What are current issues?

Topicals are creams, lotions, balms, lubricants, bath salts and other products infused with cannabis that are intended for your skin. Usually underwhelming, topicals are valued for their localized relief of pain and inflammation without a high.

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How can I use topics?

Topicals are like other skin and bath additives, but with weeds: lotions are for rubbing on the skin, balms for local application in needy areas, bath salts for soaking in the tub, lubricant for sexy times, etc.

It is possible that topical agents applied to thin or broken skin break the bloodstream and lead to body-wide and potentially intoxicating effects. Although technically topical, transdermal patches can release cannabinoids through the skin and into the bloodstream and, unlike most topical agents, can also cause poisoning.

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DIY Themes

Do you feel smart? It's easy to create simple topics at home.

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Topicals FAQs: Your questions answered

Are topics legal?

Yes, adult topics are legal in Canada. From December 17, 2019, commercially produced topics will be available in authorized retailers. Topicals can also be made by individuals for personal use.

I don't want to go high. Are topics for me?

Maybe it does! Topicals are usually underwhelming, even if they contain THC. However, if your hands are covered with a cannabis-infused coconut oil lotion, for example, and you put them in your mouth, you can feel the effects of a food high. To avoid poisoning, you should wash your hands after application and exercise caution with THC-containing transdermal patches, as these can break the bloodstream and cause high blood pressure.

I want to go high. Can I use topics?

Transdermal patches break the bloodstream and can cause poisoning. In general, however, the topics are best for people who want to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without high. Topics applied to broken skin may be exhilarating, but there are more reliable methods to catch a buzz, such as: B. Vaping, smoking, or eating cannabis infused foods (also known as edible).

Apart from cannabis, what else is there in current topics?

Current ingredients are as diverse as those you find in regular (also as non-infused) skin care products. Learn more about other ingredients you want to look for or avoid in cannabis related topics here.

Is there a THC limit for legal issues?

Yes. Topicals can contain a maximum of 1,000 mg THC per pack. There are no restrictions on CBD, but manufacturers must provide CBD content information on current packaging.

Where can I buy topics?

From the end of December 2019, the topics will be available from authorized cannabis retailers. Find a store near you.

– With files by Bailey Rahn and Devon Scoble.

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