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The Best CBD to THC Mix for External Marijuana Products

Jan 17

Cannabis topical medicines are a great way to alleviate pain and anxiety without feeling the psychoactive effects of THC. There has been much discussion about the perfect CBD/THC ratio for cannabis topicals, but no one has come up with a solution that seems to work for everyone. This blog post will discuss numerous ratios that have been tried and tested by others in order to assist you in determining which ratio is ideal for your needs.

CBD-Based Topical Analgesics

As a non-psychoactive pain treatment, CBD topicals have grown in popularity in recent years. Even though they are derived from the same plant as edibles, certain products have different effects when ingested.

Cannabis topicals are applied directly to the skin or muscles and contain active cannabinoids that do not need to travel through the digestive system for the user to experience the effects. As a result, they provide excellent alternatives to conventional analgesics for people with inflammatory disorders such as arthritis.

Is THC Topical Application Psychoactive?

Some topical CBD creams contain THC, the ingredient that causes marijuana its pleasurable effects. Many argue that topicals combining both CBD and THC are more effective than those containing solely CBD.

Therefore, a typical question about CBD topicals containing THC is "Can you get high from CBD topicals containing THC?" And the response is "Possibly,"

As is typically the case with cannabis' effects, there is insufficient data to confirm or deny whether THC may leak into the circulation following topical application. Due to this, the bulk of topical users must rely primarily on their own experience, which can differ from person to person and topic to issue. User experience indicates that three conditions must be met for a person to begin experiencing psychoactive effects:

  • High Concentration of THC: Higher concentrations of topical THC are more likely to result in higher THC absorption via the skin and into the bloodstream. Despite the fact that some CBD products include trace amounts of THC, the vast majority do not contain enough to cause intoxication.
  • Extended Exposure: THC will have more opportunity to enter the bloodstream if your skin is exposed to it for a longer period of time. While lotions and creams evaporate too rapidly, bath bombs and soaks loaded with THC allow the skin to remain in contact with the medication for longer.
  • Physiological System: Different individuals have varying levels of THC tolerance; if you are vulnerable to modest doses of THC, topicals may cause a reaction, whilst someone with a higher tolerance would not.

The Topical Application of CBD May Be Useful

THC or not, there is evidence that CBD topicals are helpful. An application of CBD to the skin daily for four weeks significantly reduced inflammation and hyperkeratosis, according to one study.

CBD's ability to relieve pain in psoriasis patients who apply it topically as opposed to ingesting it orally has also shown promise. Other studies have indicated that using topical CBD reduces a number of symptoms, including those associated with menstruation, acne, arthritis, migraines, cramps, and inflammation from swelling after surgery or an accident (such as sutures)!

Combining CBD and THC Possibilities

Numerous proponents of cannabis use, whether for recreational or therapeutic reasons, swear by the "full-spectrum" strategy. In essence, they believe that both THC and CBD must be present in order to get the full benefits of cannabis.

Supported by science? Again, research into cannabis as a whole is still in its infancy, but early studies suggest that the synergy between CBD and THC is certainly favorable, as cannabinoids perform more efficiently when combined than when acting independently.

According to a study that compared the potency of whole-plant extracts to isolated chemicals, the anti-inflammatory effects of the extract containing both CBN (a non-psychoactive molecule) and THC were superior to those of utilizing either cannabinoid alone. A different study that investigated if terpenes may boost the effects of CBD reached the same conclusion; the answer is yes! Even while it might be assumed that the cannabis strain (e.g., sativa vs. indica) has something to do with this, research indicates that there is little correlation between the strain and its effectiveness.

Examine Various CBD Creams to Determine Which One Is the Most Effective

The addition of THC to your CBD topical is ultimately your decision. If you are curious, you should begin with a small amount and observe its effects. If after two hours there are no psychoactive effects, consider increasing the THC dosage until the desired effects are felt.

If you do not mind being high, experimenting is even easier. Perhaps begin with a higher THC dose and reduce it gradually until you discover the optimal level for you! If you want to know more about this topic, feel free to check this blog post from Helping Hands Cannabis: