By Emily Earlenbaugh
Want to try cannabis for pain or inflammation but hate the idea of smoking anything? A popular alternative is a cannabis transdermal — a skin patch infused with the main active ingredients in cannabis. A tiny patch can deliver pain relief and relaxation throughout the body. How do transdermals work, and could they be right for you? Read on to learn more.
Transdermals are infused patches that deliver a consistent supply of cannabis’ active ingredients. These patches are usually infused with THC, the highly medicinal and psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, but may also contain cannabidiol (CBD). The second most-common active ingredient in cannabis, CBD can treat inflammation, muscle spasms, pain and anxiety in some patients. These patches are applied to any veinous area of the body, and provide consistent, continuous, and relatively long-term effects while applied.
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