The topicals are typically high in CBD and include essential oils that soothe
As soon as cannabis was legalized in Colorado, I started paying regular visits to the nearby dispensary in Denver. I was immediately impressed by the friendly budtenders, modern space and huge collection of products. I hadn’t realized there were so many cannabis consumption methods. While I was familiar with cannabis flower, pre-rolls and a few varieties of edibles, I had never had access to tinctures, vape pens, extracts, concentrates, beverages of cannabis-infused chocolate bars before. I decided to experiment with methods, strains and terpenes to figure out what’s best for my needs and preferences. It’s really wonderful to be able to read the package and know exactly how much THC and/or CBD I’m getting. It’s helpful to check the harvest date and verify freshness. I appreciate the ability to consult with the budtenders and get recommendations and information. I am an avid runner and compete in marathons in Denver and the surrounding areas. I’m constantly training and pushing myself to achieve faster times. When I complained about aches and pains in my hips, knees, ankles, calves and feet, the budtender suggested cannabis-infused topicals. The dispensary carries a diverse selection of balms, salves, ointments, roll-ons, sprays, transdermal patches and even bath soaks. I’d never considered the possibility of cannabinoids interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system by way of penetrating the skin. However, I’ve found that the combination of the localized application of a topical and oral consumption method really works to alleviate inflammation and pain and speed up recovery time. The topicals are typically high in CBD and include essential oils that soothe. The addition of lavender, eucalyptus or chamomile eliminates the medicinal smell of the medicine.