Cannabis — in Your Lotion?
Marijuana may ignite debate when it comes to legalization for medical consumption, but what about topical application? As it turns out, cannabis has tremendous potential in skincare. It is even the eye of a cannabis-focused skincare company, Apothecanna.
According to some, cannabis has a definite place in cosmetics, from helping with dry skin to warding off embarrassing acne. Offering a series of pain-relieving, calming, and stimulating body creams, Apothecanna products have garnered rave reviews from users. First things first, Apothecanna’s selection of creams won’t get you high. They won’t affect a drug test — they won’t make you giggle in the slightest. Formulated with cannabis seed oil along with other healers like arnica and capsaicin, these creams can assist with anything from trouble sleeping to eczema, from joint pain to cellulite. How do they work? Cannabis seed oil is widely known to reduce inflammation, and on its own has been shown to ease numerous ailments, such as cancer, high cholesterol, poor circulation, hormonal irregularity, low energy, and high blood pressure. The oil is also loaded with essential fatty acids and antioxidants that blow the corks off of other healthy oils. Hmm. Perhaps this company is on to something…
Unfortunately, the Apothecanna line is only currently available at medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, due to the small amount of THC present in the creams (but be assured, you can’t smoke them) and the lack of regulations for the topical use of cannabis.
However, if these healing creams can’t get you high and won’t affect a drug test, should they be subjected to the same stringent restrictions as plain ol’ Mary Jane? Would you try cannabis cream, or is more research needed? What do you think?