Full-Spectrum Cannabinoids used as Topical Medicine

Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica both hold a wide variety of cannabinoids, including CBD, THC, THCA, CBN and many others. A full-spectrum cannabinoid salve for transdermal use is considered to be more effective than a CBD-only preparation. Such a full-spectrum topical product could be very helpful for those suffering from a variety of ailments, including arthritis, tendonitis, and muscle issues. The question is how to apply the topical preparation? Normally, a person simply applies the salve as an ointment or cream. However, there could be a variety of medicine-delivery systems such as infused pads or even socks and gloves. The benefit of infused socks or gloves would be that the medicine would be maintained in contact with the affected area such that the medicine is not rubbed off as a person uses their extremities, or by the bedsheets as the patient sleeps. Medical research is progressing in terms of the role that various cannabinoids play in the treatment of a variety of conditions. I am sure that much information will be forthcoming, so keep posted!

Matthew Brittain

Matthew Brittain, LCSW, DCSW is a mental health and substance abuse professional living on the Big Island of Hawaii, state of Hawaii. Specializing in the coordination of medical marijuana certification services since 2003, more that 4,000 patients have been certified over the years.