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The Ideal CBD to THC Ratio for Cannabis Topical Products

Jan 17

Topical cannabis medicines are an excellent way to alleviate pain and anxiety without experiencing the euphoric side effects of THC. The perfect CBD/THC ratio for cannabis topicals has been the subject of much debate, but no one has come up with a solution that appears to be successful 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 optimal for your needs.

CBD Topical Treatments for Pain

In recent years, CBD topicals have gained popularity as a non-psychoactive pain treatment. Despite being derived from the same plant as edibles, certain products have different effects when consumed orally.

Cannabis topicals are administered directly to the skin or muscles and include active cannabinoids that do not require digestion for their effects to be felt. This makes them excellent alternatives to conventional painkillers for those with inflammatory disorders such as arthritis.

Is It Possible to Get High by Applying THC Topically?

Some topical CBD creams contain THC, the chemical responsible for the euphoric effects of marijuana smoke. Many argue that topical formulations having both components are superior to those containing solely CBD.

Therefore, one of the most frequently asked questions regarding CBD topicals containing THC is, "Can you get high from CBD topicals containing THC?" And the response is "Perhaps"

As is typically the case with cannabis' effects, there is insufficient data to confirm or exclude the possibility that THC may enter the bloodstream during topical application. This forces the bulk of topical users to rely primarily on their own expertise, which can differ from person to person and topic to topic. User experience implies that a person may begin to feel psychoactive effects if three conditions are met:

  • Higher concentrations of topical THC are more likely to facilitate greater THC absorption via the skin and into the bloodstream. Even though some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, the vast majority do not contain enough to provide psychoactive effects.
  • THC will have more opportunity to reach your bloodstream if it is exposed to your skin for a longer period of time. In contrast to lotions and creams, bath bombs and soaks loaded with THC allow your skin to remain in contact with the drug for longer.
  • Various people have different levels of THC tolerance; if you are susceptible to tiny doses of THC, topicals may cause a reaction in you, whilst someone with a higher tolerance might not be affected.

Application of a Cbd Topical May Be Advantageous

There is evidence that CBD topicals are beneficial, THC or not. According to one study, four weeks of daily CBD treatment to the skin greatly reduced inflammation and hyperkeratosis.

CBD has also shown promise in its capacity to relieve pain in psoriasis patients who use it topically as opposed to ingesting it orally. The topical application of CBD has been shown to alleviate a range of symptoms, including those associated with menstruation, acne, arthritis, migraines, cramps, inflammation from swelling after surgery or an injury (such as sutures), and more!

The Advantages of Combining CBD and THC

Numerous proponents of cannabis use, whether for recreational or therapeutic purposes, vouch for the "full-spectrum" strategy. In essence, they believe that THC and CBD must both be present for the full benefits of cannabis to be realized.

Does science support this concept? Again, research into cannabis as a whole is still in its infancy, but early studies indicate that the synergy between CBD and THC is certainly advantageous, 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 compounds, the anti-inflammatory effects of a cannabis extract containing both CBN (a non-psychoactive molecule) and THC were superior to those of either cannabinoid administered alone. A different study that tested if terpenes may boost the effects of CBD reached the same conclusion; the answer is yes! Even though one may believe that the cannabis strain (e.g., sativa vs. indica) has something to do with this, research indicates that there is no correlation between the strain and its efficacy.

Examine Various CBD Creams to Determine Which One Is Most Effective

It is entirely your decision whether to include THC in your CBD topical. If you are curious, start with a little dose and observe its effects. If no psychoactive effects are felt after two hours, consider increasing the THC dosage until the desired effects are felt.

Those who do not mind being high can experiment even more freely. Perhaps begin with a higher THC dose and progressively reduce it till you find the optimal dose for you! Feel free to read this blog post from Helping Hands Cannabis to learn more about this topic.