One of the most important considerations to think about when it comes to cannabis consumption is the method of delivery. Cannabis topicals are often overlooked as many consumers usually limit their experimentation to only one or two daily methods. 


As our understanding of cannabis’ effects continues to develop, so does our knowledge of the array of materials and delivery methods we use. Cannabis topicals are becoming more popular than ever—in this article, we’ll go over some of the basic uses and functions of incorporating topicals into your daily routine. 


Why Are Cannabis Topicals Becoming So Important In Our Daily Routines? 


First and foremost, different conditions require different types of cannabis delivery methods (ingestible, sublingual, smokable, topical), and consumers may find it extremely beneficial to pair different delivery methods for maximum relief with minimum psychoactivity. For example, if you suffer from pain and inflammation, cannabis topicals may be a great option to alleviate inflammation without the “high” effects.


Many conditions may require more immediate relief through inhalation, ingestible, or sublingual methods in one’s daily routine. Unfortunately for many cannabis consumers, these methods may be difficult to consume, not offer the correct benefits, or be too intense for what someone is looking for.


Fortunately, there are still a handful of other effective methods for symptom relief. That’s exactly where topicals come in: If you want to maximize the wonderful benefits of cannabis without oral ingestion, topicals are a great method to work into your daily routine. 


Topical effects are known to kick-in in about 10-20 minutes lasting approximately 4 hours. Dr. May topicals are non-transdermal so you can freely reapply throughout the day for continuous relief with a clear mind.


Dr. May has all bases covered. By offering different CBD:THC ratios for different ailments, you can find exactly what you’re looking for. 


Our 1:20 Relax Balm offers the best way to relax after a long day of exercising, running errands, or working. The Focus formula brings a high CBD rate of 20:1 to the table for continuous relief without the “high” effects of THC. Last, but not least, our award-winning Balance Formula is the perfect 1:1 ratio for relaxing and dealing with chronic pain all throughout the day. 


Basics For Starting Your Cannabis Topical Routine


The world of cannabis topicals includes a variety of lotions, creams, and oils that have been infused with an extract from the cannabis plant, and when applied are then absorbed through the skin. When these creams, lotions, and oils are used correctly, it’s unlikely that you will feel an extremely intoxicating effect. 

  • Skin-based products have been scientifically shown as an effective and safe method of delivery. Rubbing on cannabis may be the only option for someone in extreme pain, bedridden, or who has trouble swallowing. Other conditions benefit best of all when cannabis is applied directly to the problem area.


If you’ve heard enough and you’re ready to start a daily routine, here are some things to think about before or during a cannabis routine: 

  • Pinpointing your issue is our first word of advice for anyone considering cannabis treatment. If not sure, always consult a medical or cannabis professional and then go from there. What’s hurting? Do I have skin issues that I want to resolve? What’s the right time of day to apply a topical for me? 
  • Safe experimentation after consultation. If you’ve pinpointed your issue, it’s best to know how and when you experience pain. If it’s constant, if it occurs after standing or working all day, or if it occurs waking up or right when you go to sleep will help you know when and how much to apply.


Enjoy Your Topical Routine Even More With Dr. May Products 


One of the most important factors for us, and why we created the Dr. May brand in the first place has everything to do with how and what you consume. Knowing the products you use are clean and safe as well as how they affect our environment is huge.


Dr. May’s Topical Balms are made with all organic shea nut butter, organic virgin coconut oil, sunflower-derived tocobiol (vitamin E) and beneficial essential oils. Dr. May’s simple approach to a topical cannabis balm provides soothing, calming relief to localized areas of the body. 


If you’re looking for something more compact to travel with you, Dr. May’s High Times Cannabis Cup award-winning Balance 1:1 Formula topical balm comes in an unscented “Twist Up” tube. It’s small and easy to fit in your purse or backpack, and easy to apply to hard-to-reach areas. Its no-contact bottle lets you apply it hands-free for germ-free application. This product is all-natural, vegan, gluten-free, fast acting with all ingredients that are environmentally and sustainably sourced. The twist-up topical is also available in our award-winning high THC Relax Formula 1:20 CBD:THC. 


**Always be sure to consult your physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.**