As with any form of cannabis, there are many factors to consider before using topical cannabis, including the product's potency. Here's what you need to know before trying topicals.
- Buying legal topical cannabis is the best way to ensure the product contains the advertised amount of THC and CBD
- There are no general guidelines for how much topical cannabis should be applied, so read the manufacturer's information that comes printed on the product label.
Although topical cannabis products provide a smoke-free alternative, there are many considerations regarding the amount you should apply, the potency and the potential effects. Here's what you need to know — and why you should always buy legally.
How Much Should I Apply?
Unlike smoking dried cannabis, which has been reported to produce a whole-body effect within minutes, the impact of intoxication after applying cannabis extract–infused topical products is believed to be below. However, at this time, there is a lack of research to evaluate the potential effects fully.
Because of that, Health Canada has not put out any general guidelines for how much topical cannabis should be applied at once or how often. Therefore, you should read the information provided on the product label by the manufacturer and, as with any cannabis product, apply sparingly at first to gauge your body's response to it before applying more.
Why Buy Legal?
When you purchase a topical cannabis product from a legal dispensary like AshArio.ca, you can be sure the THC and CBD content in the product is explicitly and correctly displayed. Current regulations allow for no more than 1,000 mg of THC in a package. Topicals available on the illegal market are unregulated and contain harmful substances, such as pesticides, fungus or other contaminants.
Safety around children and pets is another reason to buy legal topicals. All products sold through legal channels are required to be in child-resistant and child-proof packaging.