Researchers Link Cannabis Topicals to Healing Wounds

 Photo Credit: MassRoots

Photo Credit: MassRoots

Cannabis topicals are already known to reduce pain, inflammation, and skin infections, but now researchers have linked the vehicle to reducing the spread of aggressive injuries and wounds. Scientists recently published a report in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management that revealed cannabis topicals effectively addressed destructive, disease-related wounds. They specifically noted its use by a 44-year-old Canadian patients who treated wounds from oral cancer with cannabis topicals. After attempting different forms of treatment, a hole formed in the patients cheek. After being prescribed cannabis oil and applying it topically onto the wound four times a day for one month, the patient noticed the wound in his cheek not only stopped growing, but actually decreased in size. He noted pain relief lasted for a duration of two hours after applying the oil.

Those who want to limit the psychoactive effects that can coincide with cannabis treatment may prefer the use of cannabis topicals. Both CB1 and CB2 receptors are present in the skin, hair, and sweat glands, so the medicine can be applied to specific target areas without cerebral stimulation. This makes the method highly suitable for the elderly, children, and others who may be sensitive to the effects of cannabis. This information has been partially provided by MassRoots and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.  

If you are interested in experimenting with cannabis topicals, remember to document your routine on a daily basis in the journaling section of our app so that you can discover the dosing regimen that works best for your symptoms.