Topicals: Potency

As with any form of cannabis, there are many factors to consider before using topical cannabis, including the potency of the product. Here’s what you need to know before trying topicals.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

- Buying legal topical cannabis is the best way to ensurethe product contains the advertised amount of THC and CBD
- There are no general guidelines for how much topicalcannabis should be applied, so read the manufacturer’s information that comes with the specific product
 

Although topical cannabis products provide a smoke-free alternative, there are many considerations when it comes to the amount you should apply, the potency and the potential effects. Here’s what you need to know — and why you should always buy legal.

 

How Much Should I Apply?

Unlike smoking dried cannabis, which has been reported to produce a whole-body effect within minutes, the effect of intoxication after applying cannabis extract–infused topical products is believed to be low, although, at this time, there is a lack of research to evaluate the potential effects.

 

There are no general guidelines for how much topical cannabis should be applied, so read the manufacturer’s information that comes with the specific product.


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 correct. Current regulations allow for no more than 1,000 mg of THC in a package. Topicals that are available on the illegal market are unregulated, and may 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.