In today's world, the medical marijuana patient has access to a various tools or vehicles for taking his or her medication. Some of the methods of intake are classic, like smoking or consuming edibles, but other methods are new and only recently gaining in popularity. One such method is the application of cannabis topicals. This can be applied as a lotion or gel, or it can also adhere to your skin with the use of transdermal patches.
Transdermal patches slowly deliver cannabinoids to the skin, allowing therapeutic relief to last up to 12 hours. Patients know their exact dose because the patches are pre-measured to contain a specific amount of mg and precise amounts of cannabinoid variations. Patches provide relief for a many conditions, like epilepsy, cancer, or ALS, and some are even designed with specific safety profiles for children or the elderly. As opposed to extracting only the cannabinoids out of marijuana as some oils and extracts do, patches keep both cannabinoids and terpenes because both compounds have unique therapeutic benefits. Patches allow cannabinoids to directly enter the bloodstream so that patients receive a dose similar to that of pharmaceutical medications.
Read more about transdermal patches on Health MJ. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.