Marijuana lotion or salve provides a different way of medicating with cannabis and experiencing the soothing and pain relieving effects of cannabis while still being able to drive a car, work, and go about activities the same way you would if you had taken an aspirin. Cannabis topicals or salve will not make you feel “high” or intoxicated, typically. Although this is not necessarily a hard and fast rule! It is always best to wait at least an hour after application before driving to ascertain that you do not feel any intoxication if you are using cannabis topicals rich in THC.
What’s all the hype about cannabis topicals, anyhow?
The topical medicinal benefits of cannabis have been known for thousands of years in India and China. Cannabis used externally was also described in the middle ages by a nun who was also a doctor, Hildegard von Bingen, in her classical medical texts of the period. There are a lot of benefits to this newly rediscovered way to enjoy and obtain the soothing relief and pain management benefits from the cannabis plant.
Here are two recipes, intended to be used together to create a simple, yet effective cannabis salve–you’ll make a concentrated base or foundation oil to begin with and then use that to get creative and make a cannabis salve that is perfect for you!