Common Types of Cannabis Topicals

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Common Types of Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis topicals are a great way to relieve pain or help with skin conditions for those who do not want to experience the intoxicating effects of ingesting THC. There are many different types of cannabis infused topicals that can be applied in different ways.

If you are interested in learning more about cannabis topicals, you are in the right place. Here at Strains Dispensary we’ve provided a breakdown of the most common forms of topicals and included a few of our recommendations.

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Salves and Balms 

Salves and balms are highly concentrated topicals that can be applied directly to the skin for relieving effects. Your body’s endocannabinoid system is very involved in pain perception, pain response, and inflammation. The endocannabinoid system contains receptors that are able to absorb the CBD or THC infused topicals. Once absorbed the cannabis topicals can help bring down inflammation and help with muscle tension. A few examples of infused balms and salves include: 

Lotions and Oils 

CBD or THC infused oils, lotions, or serums can help calm breakouts and irritation since they act as an anti-inflammatory. This can also lead to reducing the signs of aging and redness. Studies have also shown that skincare topicals can help with more serious conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. We recommend trying out the following lotions and oils: 

Visit Strains Dispensary For Cannabis Topicals

Whether you are looking to try topicals, flower, edibles, vapes, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information at Strains Dispensary. 

Our staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, and are happy to help you find the right cannabis topical for your needs. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

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What is the Difference Between THC and THCA?

Cannabis plant

What is the Difference Between THC and THCA?

Although THC and THCA have been compared before, THCA is actually considered to be the predecessor to THC. It’s easy to get the two confused which is why it’s important to recognize that THC and THCA produce very different effects. THC is the part of the cannabis plant that actually gets you high and THCA is an inactive compound found in the trichomes of the live cannabis plant.

Cannabis plant

Why THC Gets You High and THCA Does Not

THCA is a larger molecule that does not fit into certain cannabinoid receptors which are found in the brain, central nervous system, lungs, liver, and kidneys. In order to get the intoxicating effect, a cannabinoid must fit into a cannabinoid receptor. 

THC is the most researched cannabinoid out of the hundreds that are found in the cannabis plant. This is because it is one of the cannabinoids that contribute to the euphoric high that is unique to the cannabis plant. 

How Does THCA Become THC?

Heat and light remove the carboxylic acid group from THCA which alters the chemical structure making it the perfect shape to fit into those cannabinoid receptors mentioned earlier. Although THCA doesn’t have intoxicating effects some consider it to be a superfood when it’s in its freshest and most raw form. 

Much like avocados, kale, and other superfoods, raw cannabis (before heat and light are applied) has potential to ease arthritis, chronic pain, and other ailments. So, although THCA does not put you into the same euphoric state as THC it still has its benefits and should not be underestimated.

Visit Strains Dispensary For All of Your Cannabis Needs

Whether you are looking to try flower, edibles, vapes, topicals, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information at Strains Dispensary. 

Our staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, and can answer any questions you may have. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your next visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs