How cannabis topicals work and why they’re not yet regulated

Cannabis-based topical creams can be found at many dispensaries right now. But they are not regulated.(David McNew/Reuters)

Recreational marijuana is poised to become legal in a matter of months, but some products — such as cannabis topical creams and ointments — will take a year longer to enter the legal market.

Topicals are made from oils or other extracts from the cannabis plant and are applied to the skin to relieve a range of skin conditions.

A consumer does not get high from its use.

Dr. Bonnie Goldstein, a doctor in California and advisor to the cannabis company Weedmaps, told CBC Greenlit columnist Rohit Joseph that cannabis topicals are not a cure for health issues. But they can help patients with conditions like eczema or psoriasis.


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