Soothing, calming, comforting — topicals may just be your new favorite cannabis product from Queen City.
What are cannabis topicals?
Cannabis topicals are infused balms, lotions, skincare, and other similar product that are applied topically, which means you put them on your skin.
In the dispensary, THC takes the lead in many of these formulas. However, other combinations of cannabinoids are certainly common. CBD topicals are quite popular, and you’ll find many formulations with a ratio of THC to CBD for the best of both worlds. Terpenes are added in many cases as well. These aromatic compounds give the topical an alluring scent, and some terpenes may provide practical benefits as well.
The most common types of cannabis topicals you’ll find in New Jersey are balms and lotions. These products are infused with cannabinoids and other soothing ingredients, like rosemary, olive oil, and ginger, just to name a few. Explore the menu to see what’s available at Queen City!
Topicals work the way they do because of your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is connected to a number of systems in your body, including pain perception and inflammation. As cannabinoids bind to or otherwise influence these receptors, they keep your body in a state of homeostasis, or balance. Your skin is just one of many places in your body where ECS receptors congregate, which makes topical cannabis products notable.
Unlike other cannabis products, cannabis topicals have a localized effect. This means that topicals are experienced precisely where they’re applied to your skin. Other cannabis products you inhale or ingest are systemic, which means they enter the bloodstream and may be felt from head to toe.
Do topicals get you high?
Standard cannabis topical products don’t get you high. That’s due to their localized effect, where the cannabinoids won’t reach your bloodstream. The only notable exceptions are transdermal products, which cross through your skin and into your bloodstream. Check the topical’s label to confirm if it’s a transdermal product before applying it.
Why try cannabis topicals if they don’t get you high?
You don’t need to feel high to experience all that cannabis has to offer. Topicals can open a whole new world of soothing comfort for your body. Anecdotal evidence and scientific research has shown us the potential of cannabis topicals for a wide range of applications. From a relaxing spa night at home to post-workout recovery, New Jerseyans fold topicals into their daily routines in many creative ways.
How many cannabis topicals can I buy per visit to Queen City?
You can buy up to the equivalent of 1 ounce of cannabis flower per transaction at New Jersey cannabis dispensaries.
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