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10:44 pm - February 9, 2024 - La Mesa, CA

Cannabis topicals, like lotions or salves, are applied directly to the skin. They offer targeted relief for localized conditions like muscle tension, inflammation, or soreness. Topicals are an effective way to benefit from the properties of the cannabis plant without experiencing an intoxicating effect. They are made up of various cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD, and may also contain other beneficial ingredients like mint or aloe. Each has its own unique set of benefits and characteristics. To choose the right one for your needs, it is essential to consider the specific symptoms you are trying to alleviate and any other factors that may be important to you, like additional ingredients or cannabinoids used.

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Understanding Marijuana & Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis-infused products such as lotions, oils, salves, and ointments go on the skin and can relieve pain or discomfort in specific body areas. Even if you don’t typically use marijuana, topicals can offer a new way to experience the benefits of the plant. They are often used by athletes who experience muscle soreness or joint pain due to inflammation. Available in various potencies and cannabinoid combinations, topicals are designed to focus on specific needs.

Understanding How They Work

Topicals are applied directly to the skin and do not enter the bloodstream when used. As a result, they do not impact the entire body like ingested products do. Instead, topicals interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin to target a specific area. The only exception to this is the transdermal patch, which is a topical that can deliver a high dose of THC to the body over up to 72 hours.

Their Makeup

A diverse range of topicals are available, including products that contain different ratios of THC, CBD, and essential oils. These products can be formulated as heavy creams for ultra-hydration or cooling gels for fast relief. As the ingredients and formulas of these products can vary significantly, it is essential to read the label to understand what you are getting and how it can be used.

CBD Topicals & Their Benefits

Topicals are simple to use and do not require any additional equipment. They can be applied just like any other cream or salve but with the added benefit of the properties of cannabis. Although research on the use of marijuana topicals is ongoing, many claim the following benefits.

Lower Inflammation

Marijuana topicals can be applied directly to the skin, where the cannabinoids interact with endocannabinoid receptors to reduce inflammation in a specific area. These products can be beneficial for relieving discomfort associated with injuries or aging joints.

Relieve Pain

If you are experiencing aches or pains, a cannabis topical may help. They reduce the pain signals sent to the nervous system, providing temporary relief when applied. Consider using a topical product to alleviate your discomfort and return to your daily activities.

Soothe Itchiness

Cannabis salves can alleviate itching associated with skin conditions such as psoriasis. These products are formulated with ingredients that help to lock in moisture, improving the skin’s barrier function and reducing flaky skin.

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Sativa cannabis oil is a powerful source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, making it an effective moisturizing agent for the skin. If you want to enhance your skincare routine, consider using a hydrating cream that is infused with potent cannabinoids for softer, gentler skin.

Golden cannabis-infused oil pouring from a jar, commonly used in cannabis topicals

CBD Topicals Forms

Among all the cannabis topicals you can buy, these are our go-to options:


Cannabis roll-ons that offer a cooling sensation can be helpful for athletes seeking fast relief from sports injuries. These products have effects that are similar to menthol gels but also include anti-inflammatory benefits from cannabis. They are easy to carry in a gym bag or when traveling.

Cannabis Lotions

Lotions are convenient for treating larger body areas because of their spreadability. They help improve the skin’s health and appearance, stimulate skin growth, and increase blood flow to a targeted area.

Warming Cannabis Joint Cream

Warming creams that contain cannabis can provide relaxing effects on achy joints. They calm the muscles and reduce inflammation in the affected area.

Transdermal Patches

Transdermal patches are a type of topical product that is potent enough to produce the intoxicating effects of cannabis when used. They can be purchased in lower potencies or made exclusively with CBD, which does not produce a high. Apply directly to the skin in the area that needs treatment, and the effects of the cannabinoids can be felt for up to 72 hours.


Gels that have a cooling effect can be helpful in treating headaches. To alleviate sinus pressure or tension headaches, apply a small amount of the gel to the temples or forehead.

You can also try other CBD topical products, like salves, balms, oils, lubes, sprays, salts, bath bombs, and more. The opportunities are endless!

Close-up of hands applying a cannabis-infused cream from a jar, a topical form of CBD treatment

Selecting Your Cannabis Topical

With so many different types of cannabis topicals available, it can be challenging to determine which product is best for you. When selecting a product, keep the following factors in mind:


As with any marijuana product, it is generally recommended to start with a low dose and monitor the effects. To determine the potency of a topical product, divide the amount of cannabinoids (THC or CBD) by the volume of the container. For example, a 4 oz bottle containing 2000 mg of CBD is twice as potent as an 8 oz bottle containing the same amount of CBD. Monitoring the product’s potency and evaluating whether you are achieving what you seek is essential.


Consider why you are using a topical product and the specific area of the body you want to apply it to when choosing the right product for your needs. Some people may prefer sprays because they do not want to get lotion on their hands. Others are more willing to dig in and get dirty! If you are unsure which product is best for you, you may want to seek advice from a knowledgeable budtender at your local dispensary.


Cannabis topicals can be made with various ingredients, so it is essential to read the label. Ensure that the product contains THC or CBD rather than just hemp oil, which does not have the same beneficial effects. If you are sensitive to fragrances, you may also want to pay attention to any added scents in the product.

It is always a good idea to do a patch test when using a marijuana topical product for the first time to check for allergies. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label and enjoy the myriad of benefits.

Where Can I Find Topicals Near Me?

From formulation to the final product, EMBR delivers first-rate cannabis topicals. Crafted meticulously, our passionate cannabis specialists are on standby to provide unparalleled customer service. If you’re 21, over, or 18 with a medical card, immerse yourself in our diverse topicals collection.

Indulge in responsibly-created topicals within a posh retail environment. EMBR’s range caters to every pocket without compromising on quality. As a female-powered beacon, we rank among the nation’s top dispensaries.


Armed with insights on cannabis topicals, stride into EMBR with newfound confidence. In the world of cannabis, no question is too trivial. Embrace your curiosity and enthusiasm to expand your horizons.

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