How Does Cannabis Topicals Work?

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When considering use of a cannabis topical product it’s good to keep in mind these products won’t get you high. THC does not penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. If you see THC in the ingredients of a topical product, it’s solely to provide the entourage effect. Especially when the topical is used to treat pain externally. An ideal ratio for CBD and THC when treating pain is 2:1.

Your body has cannabinoid receptors all over the body, including in the skin. CBD and THC work in concert to engage certain receptors in the skin. Research has found cannabinoid receptors in the skin can regulate things like inflammation. If topicals are being used to treat pain, a good strategy is to apply the medical cannabis externally, and at the same time ingesting a similar pain-fighting cannabis product internally. That way you can hit it from both sides.

Flowsent offers topicals use as well as edibles and other products for consumption. Both types of products are available for cannabis delivery to Oakland, CA; San Rafael, CA; San Francisco, CA and nearby areas.



The majority of cannabis creams are topicals infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis compound which is non psychoactive and is believed to have medicinal properties, particularly for pain relief. It makes for an easy method to relieve chronic pain using topicals.

Creams can be made from a wide range of base products, and can even be made at home using coconut oil or some other fatty substance that these compounds can bind to. Creams tend to be a popular choice for topicals.


One of the easier ways to apply CBD externally is with an easy to carry spray applicator. Messy hands are part of the deal when rubbing creams and oils in, but roll ons or sprays make them easier topicals. Spritz a bit of infused oil on a spot and let it seep in on its own. While sprays are in fact an easier method for topicals, they aren’t as popularized as cream topicals.


Cannabis oil is a pretty straighforward version of topicals. It can be the same oil you find in tinctures taken orally. External CBD oil products offer some bonus opportunites. Producers like Maya Elisabeth, co-founder of Whoopi & Maya have perfected recipes of doctored CBD oil with additional natural healing products.

Oils are easy to use—just massage it into the skin where the healing needs to happen. If you choose to use topical oil, be careful how much you pour out, it can still be slightly messier than all the topicals out there.


For extended relief from medical cannabis, another type of topicals are transdermal patches which have caught on in popularity.

Much like nicotine patches, the patient simply removes the patch from the packaging and sticks it onto their body where they want the medicine released. Ideally, the patches slowly release THC and/or CBD into the skin over several hours. 

Additionally, they don’t have much odor and aren’t messy making them a viable option for people trying to treat external pain areas. For less mess and easy instructions, patches can be applied in a cinch, making it the most effortless topical form of CBD.

At Flowsent, you have the opportunity to buy a topical form of CBD to start relieving stress from the body and mind. Our topical creams can range in different ratios depending on the type of chronic pain or inflammation you experience daily. All of the topical creams we carry are available for cannabis delivery.

Maybe you have realized that you don’t care to smoke, but you still are looking for something to soothe your body aches or clear your mind. Topical CBD may be the thing to try. Flowsent offers cannabis delivery for not only topicals, but edibles and other products we offer. We offer our delivery services to Oakland, CA; San Rafael, CA; San Francisco, CA and nearby areas.

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