What Are Cannabis Transdermal Patches?
With so many methods of consuming cannabis these days it’s hard to determine what’s best for you and your condition.
Gone are the days of strictly having to smoke cannabis. No more picking seeds and stems, no more trying to roll a joint, and most certainly no more needing to have to worry about coughing your lungs out.
In today’s modern day, cannabis has come a long way. It has evolved passed anyone’s wildest expectations and we’re only at the beginning stages of innovation!
What is a cannabis transdermal patch anyway?
In short, think of a nicotine patch, but for cannabis. Instead of nicotine, which is not good for you, cannabis transdermal patches are infused with a variety of cannabinoids, primarily Tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC. In many cases, these patches tend to have another widely known cannabinoid known as Cannabidiol or CBD for short.
Transdermal patches, unlike smoking, are great for targeting localized pain. Think about that shoulder that’s aching, or the cramps you may experience as a woman every month. When you’re in a pinch, cannabis transdermal patches are a great way to obtain a quick and targetted fix.
Interestingly enough, you won’t experience that euphoric feeling commonly known as “getting high.” Instead, you can expect to feel relief in the area where you applied the patch. Typically, the onset of these patches can be anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, since your skin needs to absorb the cannabinoids transdermally. If you’re looking for a more immediate boost to complement your transdermal patch, then you might take a look at using something like a vape pen, or even a cannabis tincture or beverage. Before you do, take a look at this brief summary of what transdermal patches are and how they might help you.