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Toronto-to-Tijuana Supply Chain? Mexico To Allow Imported MMJ Edibles in 2018

Mexico will allow the import and sale of cannabis-infused medicine, food, beverages, and cosmetics starting in 2018, the nation’s health regulator announced this week. The first products could go on sale within months.

A ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court in 2015 opened the door to medical legalization. In June 2017, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto legalized cannabis for medicinal use after overwhelming support from Mexico’s lower house of Congress.

As Leafly reported earlier this year:

The decree was issued by the president today and specifies that the Ministry of Health will be tasked with drafting and implementing the regulations of “public policies regulating the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis sativa, indica and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol, its isomers and stereochemical variants, as well as how to regulate the research and national production of them.”

Recreational use remains illegal in the country.

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This week’s announcement is the first indication that the Health Ministry is following up the decree with regulations that will allow patients to access medical cannabis.

Reuters reports that Cofepris, the state health agency, plans to formally publish regulations for cannabis-based goods by the end of 2017, allowing those items to enter the Mexico market as soon as January 2018.

Arturo Tornel, spokesman for Cofepris, said the agency expects distributors and dispensaries to import the cannabis-infused products from abroad. Eventually, companies in Mexico may produce infused products domestically using cannabis grown elsewhere, he added.

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Although Tornel did not specifically mention any source nations, the most likely country of origin for those infused products would be Canada. In the past year, Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers have begun exporting product to Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Croatia, Chile, and Brazil.

Leafly’s Faves 2017: Topicals

Leafly’s Faves is a series providing a glimpse into the strains, products, and brands that our team of cannabis aficionados is buying, consuming, and enjoying the most every year. Some are entirely new to the market, while others are simply perennial favorites that we can’t recommend enough. Below, find our crew’s favorite cannabis topical products of 2017. How many have you tried? What was your favorite topical of 2017? Share with us in the comments below!

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Flow CBD Deep Tissue & Joint Gel by Fairwinds

Available in: Washington

Every jar of Fairwinds’ potent Flow CBD Gel contains 146mg CBD to 4mg THC, with a cannabidiol delivery time of only five minutes. We love its fast-acting effects on joint pain and sore muscles and always keep it on hand after a tough workout or long day.

Available in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington

Releasing controlled doses of cannabinoids, Mary’s Medicinals’ award-winning Transdermal Patches are the perfect product for discreet cannabinoid intake. We love that Mary’s is one of the few producers leveraging the benefits of lesser-known cannabinoids, and we like using the CBN patch just before bedtime.

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Foria Pleasure by Foria

Available in: California, Colorado

Foria is the ultimate product when combining cannabis and intimacy. A THC-infused coconut spray, Foria Pleasure should be on everyone’s nightstand to enhance sensitivity and touch as things start to get heated between the sheets.

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Available: Nationwide

Marley Natural’s deeply moisturizing Hemp Seed Lip Balm contains a blend of rich oils, vitamins, and a hefty dose of hemp to bring you the softest lips possible. We love its smooth texture, and always keep a spare tube in our pockets year-round for dry winter weather and sizzling summer days.

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Available in: Washington

With whole-plant ingredients to bolster a therapeutic entourage effect, Washington Bud Company’s muscle-soothing Canis is a potent roll-on that can help address inflammation, pain, headaches, and numerous other ailments. We’ve been rolling it across tight muscles to help our bodies relax after exertion.

Available in: California

Containing a 3:1 THC:CBD ratio, the relieving and moisturizing Releaf Balm by Papa & Barkley has been making an appearance in our gym bags and bathroom cabinets. We especially love its combination of 400mg of cannabinoids and botanicals for an all-natural formula that penetrates deep.

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Field Balm by Physic

Available in: Oregon

All Physic topicals are 100% vegan, which means no beeswax or animal products are used in their pain-reducing Field Balm. With the addition of the soothing arnica flower, Field Balm is perfect for skin conditions like eczema and mild irritations, as well as general pain relief. We’ve been slathering it on burns, bruises, and joints for a pure and natural way to soothe our aches.

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What Are You Smoking? Episode 19: Getting High With Grandma

What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Jeremiah Wilhelm, Bailey Rahn, Will Hyde, and Brett Konen, as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions.

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Episode 19: Getting High with Your Grandma

In this episode: 

With the holidays upon us, the gang discusses how to talk to your family about cannabis, recommends their favorite ways to introduce consumption to newbies, and talks travel gear for taking your show on the road.

What Are Your Smoking? rookie Hannah Meadows suggests CBD products for dogs AND people. Brett shares some of her favorite cannabis edibles and drinkables. Jeremiah explains the role fruit gummies play in his personal food pyramid. How he wards off scurvy, though, remains a mystery for the ages.

This week, we’re pregaming for the most wonderful time of the year with Happy Bitters from Craft Elixirs, a selection of vape pens from Select Oil, and Nectar Craft gel capsules.

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

White Widow by Pioneer Nuggets

CBD Raspberry Fruit Jellies by Goodship

Brandywine by Doc and Yeti

EcoStash by StashLogix

Meet Your Show Hosts

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Jeremiah Wilhelm is a strain researcher and subject matter expert at Leafly. A former budtender, Jeremiah is the site’s reigning beard champion and self-proclaimed Office Garden Gnome.

Bailey-2048-copy1-240x240Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

10859f1a857586f9ef11419f1635e517Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

b3fe573b22546969ff81691006d2a0c6Brett Konen is an editor at Leafly specializing in lifestyle content. She’s fascinated by parallels between alcohol and cannabis, and is very bad at writing while high.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out Ghostly.com.

9 Cannabis-Infused Lotions for Chapped Winter Skin

We all know that staying hydrated will help keep you healthy, but it’s also important to give your skin some extra love during the dry winter months. Humidity levels drop and the air is frigid, causing the moisture in your skin to quickly deplete. CBD or THC infused topicals add an extra layer of protection and provide relief for dry, cracked skin, as each of these cannabinoids can soothe inflammation and repair damage.

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The following infused lotions, creams, and balms create a barrier against harsh elements, keeping your skin hydrated and refreshed no matter what the weather has in store.

(Courtesy of MüV)

MüV’s hydrating lotion features 60mg THC, 60mg CBD, shea butter, safflower oil, rosehip oil, coconut, aloe, and hints of rosemary and mint. It’s also packed with antioxidants such as green tea and vitamin E. The rich medley of ingredients is made to leave skin soft, smooth, and nourished. For those who prefer their lotions without THC, MüV offers variety with their CBD Hydrating Lotion, still boasting 60mg CBD but omitting the THC.

Available in: Arizona

(Courtesy of Lost Remedy)

Lost Remedy’s Skin Replenishing Lotion is an excellent choice as a daily protective moisturizer. It features 50mg CBD, vitamins, and an array of nourishing oils such as sweet almond, apricot seed, avocado, grapeseed, and hemp seed. The sweet scents of rose, neroli, and patchouli will leave you feeling pampered and fresh.

Available: Nationwide

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(Courtesy of Sun God Medicinals)

For those searching for an extra-strength lotion, look no further than Sun God Medicinals’ Ra Cannabis Body Lotion, featuring 200mg THC. The lotion comes in several scents including myrtle wood, rosemary-patchouli, lavender-jasmine, and unscented, and all are perfect for alleviating skin irritations.

Available in: Oregon

(Courtesy of Papa & Barkley)

Infused with nourishing coconut oil, each 50ml jar of Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm comes packed with 400mg of cannabinoids in a 3:1 THC to CBD ratio. Use on stiff joints and cracked skin for a deep cannabis-infused relaxation after a long day in the winter chill.

Available in: California

(Courtesy of Fit Aroma)

Fit Aroma’s body lotion is 100% organic and features 15mg CBD hemp oil per ounce, for a total of 120mg in each bottle. The formula is designed to nourish with hydrating ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil, plus vitamins A, D, and E.

Available: Nationwide

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(Courtesy of Canna Hemp)

One of the biggest victims of winter weather is the skin on your lips. Canna Hemp’s cooling CBD Lip Balm in Lightened Mint is designed to rescue chapped lips with 18.9mg CBD in addition to beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E, and other nurturing ingredients. The balm is available in a variety of flavors, including cherry, raspberry, lemon, and blueberry.

Available in: Nevada

(Courtesy of SatiVera)

A topical cream designed for both the face and body, SatiVera’s cream features 250mg of phytocannabinoids, primarily CBD. Calendula is also a prominent ingredient in the formula, providing anti-inflammatory benefits in addition to the cream’s skin-soothing nourishment.

Available: Nationwide

(Courtesy of Evergreen Organix)

This rich body cream by Evergreen Organix is formulated to help soothe damaged skin. In addition to natural ingredients and the invigorating scent of lemongrass, it also boasts 100mg THC and 25mg CBD. It can be used for dry skin therapy or as a daily moisturizer to protect from the frigid elements.

Available in: Nevada and California

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(Courtesy of Canna Hemp)

Free & Cleared by Canna Hemp is made to be deeply moisturizing with omega acids and vitamin E. The lotion features 105.3mg of cannabis-derived CBD. In addition to the unscented variety, it comes in many fresh scents such as Citrus Blossom, Kind Cucumber, Hyd-Rose, and Harlot Haze.

Available in: Nevada

Leafly Picks: 15 Cannabis Balms for Pain Relief After Exercise

Cannabis-infused topicals are becoming the answer for those seeking relief from pain or soreness without the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Whether you’re suffering from achy joints during a workout or sore muscles after a marathon, the right cannabinoid-infused balms can provide pain-free comfort. Keep these salves in your exercise bag for infused alleviation and easy post-exercise recovery.

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Roughly the size of a tube of ChapStick, the Remedy Pain Stick by Cannabis Basics is perfect for on-the-go-relief. With a blend of therapeutic botanicals and essential cannabinoids such as CBD, THCA, and THC, you have the perfect pain-relieving remedy in a pinch.

Available in: Washington

(Courtesy of Dragon Elixir)

Containing only four ingredients, Dragon Elixir’s soothing Wintergreen Dragon Rub is as close to natural pain relief as you can get. With organic infused coconut oil, essential rosemary and wintergreen oils, and a touch of beeswax, this cooling rub soothes muscles while putting your mind (and body) at ease.

Available in: Canada

The folks at Restorative Botanicals take muscle and joint relief seriously, and their Warming Comfort Balm is no exception to the rule. Made with organic hemp extract, Arnica extract, and a blend of seven essential oils, this balm offers relief while calming the senses.

Available in: California, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

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(Courtesy of Omm Remedies)

With 100mg each of THC and CBD, Omm Remedies’ “ancient Indian” Baba Salve incorporates Rick Simpson Oil to alleviate symptoms associated with everything from eczema and arthritis to bug bites and menstrual cramps. Rub it into affected areas for gentle skin, joint, and muscle relief.

Available in: California

Relief Balm by Flour Child

Both relaxing and nourishing, Flour Child’s silky Relief Balm includes mango and kokum butters mixed with a 3:1 CBD to THC ratio to not only provide relief, but also moisturize skin. Slather it on day or night for dry skin healing and muscle relaxation.

Available in: California

Blue Moon Hemp’s therapeutic CBD Essential Oil Salve is rich in terpenes, healing oils (such as calendula, jojoba, and emu), and pharmaceutical-grade CBD. Together they provide a full dose of alleviation.

Available in: All United States

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(Courtesy of Papa & Barkley)

Papa and Barkley promises hours of pain relief with their blend of 400mg of cannabinoids (with a 3:1 THC to CBD ratio) in each jar of Releaf Balm. On top of the balm, try their calming Releaf Body Oil and Releaf Soak for full-body treatment pumped with cannabinoid benefits.

Available in: California

Dixie Elixirs & Edibles have gotten into the topicals game with their anti-inflammatory 1:1 Synergy Relief Balm. Touting benefits for chronic pain relief, this balm offers 50mg each of THC and CBD, and is fast-absorbing to fight discomfort as quickly as possible.

Available in: Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California

(Courtesy of Mary’s Medicinals)

You’ll find 100mg of active cannabinoids in each jar of Mary’s Medicinals’ CBC Topical Compound. Mary’s aims to address pain at the source with this transdermal topical that gets under the skin for deep-seated comfort.

Available in: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Vermont, Maryland

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Focused on whole-plant healing, Mary Jane’s MedicinalsAward Winning Salve delivers cannabis-induced comfort along with a blend of lavender and peppermint oils for a soothing scent.

Available in: Colorado, California

Raw Cannabis Balm by Awakened Topicals

(Courtesy of Awakened Botanicals)

With an expansive range of thirteen essential oils (including gem essence) and a 1:1 THCA to CBDA ratio derived from raw cannabis, Awakened Topicals offers intense muscle and joint treatment in their award-winning Raw Cannabis Balm. (Check out our in-depth review of Awakened Topicals here.)

Available in: California

CBD Rescue Balm by Elixinol

Elixinol’s rejuvenating CBD Rescue Balm combines 125mg of CBD with virgin andiroba oil and ucuuba butter for anti-inflammatory relief. Perfect for arthritic joints and sore muscles post-exercise, this balm is nongreasy and free of synthetic chemicals.

Available in: All United States

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(Courtesy of Whoopi & Maya)

Specially formulated for menstrual relief, Whoopi & Maya’s cannabis Rub aims at deep absorption for speedy alleviation. Mixed in with the 25mg THC in every two-ounce jar is naturally healing white willow bark and uplifting St. John’s Wort.

Available in: California

Ethos’ warming Muscle Melt utilizes 100mg THC, 20mg CBD, and 20mg additional cannabinoids to bring you strong relief and relaxation. Their formula contains 50% active and 50% raw cannabinoid profiles for full plant strength without sacrificing critical cannabinoid elements.

Available in: Washington

(Courtesy of Healing Light Bodega)

Containing both cannabis-infused coconut oil and hemp oil, Healing Light Bodega’s handmade Cannabis Infused Salve uses every aspect of the cannabis plant for wholesome relief. Mix and match their Original, Lavender, and Vanilla salves depending on your scent preference.

Available in: California

NY to Allow Use of Medical Cannabis Lozenges, Lotions, and More

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program designed to speed patient access and allow a wider array of treatment options.

Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments and patches.

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The state also plans to create a new, shorter training program for physicians interested in authorizing medical marijuana for patients. The intent is to offer a two-hour training program in addition to the existing four-hour training, officials said.

“This is yet another positive step forward for New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program,” New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement announcing the news. “These regulations will continue to improve the program in several ways, including making new forms of medical marijuana available and improving the dispensing facility experience.”

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New York has one of the nation’s more conservative medical cannabis programs, and smokeable marijuana still isn’t allowed. Products currently available are mostly limited to tinctures, oils for vaporization, and capsules to be taken orally. Officials say they’re continuing to look for ways to tinker with the rules to make it easier for patients to get the help they need.

The new regulations are expected to take effect next month.

As of Tuesday, there were 26,561 patients authorized to obtain medical marijuana in the state and 1,155 practitioners registered to recommend cannabis.

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High DIY: How to Make Easy Cannabis-Infused Bath Bombs

Sylvia Plath wasn’t wrong when she said, “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” And what could possibly make this already soothing activity even more relaxing? A little help from THC or CBD in the form of a colorful bath bomb!

It’s no secret that bath bombs have been a hot commodity for some time now—these palm-sized fizzies come in a variety of shapes and colors while boasting excellent skin benefits. Pairing those benefits with the added body-relaxing effects provided by cannabis can lead to the ease of tension, reduced inflammation, and overall tranquility.

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Whether you’ve been on your feet all day and your body is aching, or you’re simply looking for an excellent way to enjoy a lazy afternoon, below we show you how to make the perfect cannabis-infused bath bomb.

Note: Cannabis-infused topicals will not get you high. Click here to learn why.

(Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

How to Make Your Own Cannabis Bath Bombs

Start to finish: 3+ hours (active: 15 minutes)

Yields: 1 bath bomb

Ingredients

  • Bath bomb molds (we love these ones from Amazon)
  • 4 ounces baking soda
  • 2 ounces corn starch
  • 2 ounces citric acid
  • 2 ounces epsom salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil
  • ¼ teaspoon THC or CBD infused coconut oil or tincture
  • 1–2 drops food coloring or mica color powder

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(Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

Directions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients (except color) in a bowl. Whisk until evenly mixed.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients (except color) in a small glass vessel (a shot glass works perfectly).
  3. Very slowly, stir the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If you see lots of fizzing, you’re going too fast. If you’re using food drops for coloring, add them now.
  4. After all ingredients are evenly combined, the mixture should feel like damp sand. To test it out, put a small amount in your hand and squeeze. It should stick together in 1–2 big chunks once you release your hand. Add a few more drops of water if it doesn’t. Once you reach the desired consistency, mix in the color powder (if using).
  5. Fill each half of your mold with the mixture until it is a little over-filled, but don’t pack too densely. Loosely sprinkle some more of the mixture on each half (this helps the two sides meld).
  6. Press the halves together firmly and hold for a few seconds. Gently remove one side of the mold.
  7. Place the bath bomb mold side down and allow to dry for about 20 minutes. Carefully remove the other side of the mold in a gentle twisting motion. (Pro tip: Bath bombs can fall apart very easily, but you can remold one side or re-mix the whole ball and start over if you need to.)
  8. Let sit for a few hours (or preferably overnight) until bath bomb is totally firm, then enjoy a soothing cannabis-infused bath and let your stress melt away!

(Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

5 Best Practices for Using Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis topicals are a great way to enjoy the benefits of THC and CBD without consuming cannabis. They’re useful for a variety of people because they offer localized relief from minor aches and pains without the heady, psychoactive effects of smoking or ingesting the flower.

Explore Cannabis Topical Products

Topicals come in a variety of forms. Some are moisturizing lotions made for every day use while others are balms, salves, liniments, or ointments designed to produce hot or cold sensations alongside their beneficial botanical and cannabis chemistry.

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Choosing the right cannabis topical is up to you, but here’s a set of best practices for applying your cannabis infused topical of choice.

1. Determine Where to Apply Your Topical

Before applying your cannabis ointment, consider where your pain is coming from. This might sound like an obvious statement, but what I mean is, “Are you getting a headache from your head or the tension in your neck?” We inadvertently put a lot of stress on our bodies, and finding the “why” of our pain will help define a way to subdue it and, in this case, where to apply the topical.

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If you don’t have any specific nagging areas to focus on, try adding some topical relief to these common sore spots (or, better yet, get your significant other to massage them for you):

  • Temples
  • Neck
  • Elbows, knees, and other joints
  • Wrists
  • Soles of your feet
  • Back of the heel/foot
  • Shoulders

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2. Clean the Area

We come into contact with a whole world of unseen bacteria and contaminants that can adhere to our skin. Before applying a dollop of cannabis-infused lotion/topical to your hands, feet, elbows, etc, give yourself a quick rinse. You don’t have to get in the shower and do the Hokey-Pokey, just grab a moist wash cloth or paper towel and scrub the applicable area to remove any unwanted particulates from your skin, then dry the area prior to application.

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3. Be Generous and Vigorous

After you’ve sufficiently cleaned and dried the affected area, generously apply your cannabis topical. You don’t need to bathe in it, but doing a second or third application is not uncommon. With every application, vigorously massage and rub the topical into your skin. Do not apply too much pressure as to exacerbate your discomfort, but be firm and don’t be shy about a second pass.

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4. Wash Your Hands!

After applying your topical, wash your hands well. Many topicals have touches of citrus, capsaicin (pepper), or mint, and none of those compounds feel very good in a nostril, eye, or butt crack. Just trust me. Wash your darn hands!

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5. Adjust Your Expectations

Cannabis is not a panacea, but it can be quite helpful. Don’t expect a lifetime of arthritis to suddenly feel like nothing, or for old war wounds to subside entirely. Rather, prepare for subtle, innocuous relief alongside other sensations depending on the concentration of other soothing ingredients in your topical. Just like a heating pad or IcyHot, cannabis topicals don’t necessarily cure our ailments, they simply make them more bearable.

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What are some of your favorite cannabis-infused topicals? Share your preferred brands and your topical best practices in the comments!

7 Must-Try Cannabis Topicals for Those Scorching Summer Days

As summer heats up, it’s easy to run around and splash and play while forgetting about the human body’s largest organ–your skin! While that summer sun is beautiful, especially after a brutally long winter, we’re often so excited to soak up the rays that it’s easy for before-and-after-suncare to fall by the wayside.

To help protect your epidermis during the hottest months of the year, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best cannabis-infused skincare products on the market:

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Evergreen Organix SPF +THC Sunscreen

Evergreen Organix Sunscreen SPF-THC

A good sunscreen is one of the most important items to remember during summer. Depending on how hot it is and how much time you plan on spending in the sun, apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to help block out harmful UV rays and avoid a sunburn.

Evergreen Organix, sourced and produced in the desert of Nevada, has a product that contains SPF 30 as well as THC cannabinoids to soothe and protect your skin, even in the hottest temperatures. The active cannabinoids will help hydrate your skin while protecting it from damaging UV rays.

Don’t forget to re-apply at least every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. Reapplication can be just as important as applying sunscreen in the first place!

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Cannabis Basics Ink 20/20

Cannabis Basics Ink 20/20

Summertime is one of the most alluringly enticing times to get a tattoo. It’s a lot more fun to run around with fresh ink that you can show off to the world instead of hiding it underneath a thick layer of sweaters and socks, but beware! Fresh ink can be easily and severely damaged by the sun’s harmful rays, and once the damage is done, it’s nearly impossible to undo without going back for a fresh layer of ink.

In comes Ink 20/20 to the rescue! This product is made by the renowned Seattle topical company Cannabis Basics and is specifically designed for tattoo aftercare within the first 24 hours to help keep your fresh design nourished and protected while it heals. Not only does it contain SPF to protect your skin, it also has a number of cannabinoids to help with inflammation and ward off potential infections.

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Lost Remedy Burn Formula

Lost Remedy, Inc. Burn Formula

If you’re suffering from the after-effects of a nasty sunburn, speed up the healing process with Lost Remedy’s Burn Formula, curated from Montana but available for nationwide shipping. The balm was originally created as an effective remedy for cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy and provides instantaneous soothing, cooling relief for sunburn pain, as well as pain caused by accidental burns.

The basis of the lotion is pure aloe vera gel, combined with avocado oil, tea tree oil, and organic, hemp-derived CBD to cool, refresh, and promote healing.

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Green Garden Gold Day Sunrise Serum

Green Garden Gold's Day SUNRISE Serum

Do you love the sun and often forget sunscreen? Have you started noticing a few more wrinkles that weren’t there before? Time to step up your skincare game!

Green Garden Gold’s Day Serum infuses 75mg of CBD with spearmint, a dose of antioxidants with ginger, healing eucalyptus, and clove bud oils for a fresh, summery scent. The addition of rose hips seed oil, known as the “Aloe Vera of the Chilean Andes,” adds a soothing, anti-aging quality, along with broccoli seed oil for its anti-inflammatory properties.

This serum helps prevent wrinkles and undo past sun damage, and it’s available for shipping all over the country. For best results, start your day with a fresh application of the soothing Day Serum.

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MüV THC Pain Relief Cream

Muv Products <strong>THC</strong> Pain Relief Cream

Don’t let achy muscles and sore joints stop you from having a fun and active summer! Slather yourself in the ultra-hydrating and soothing CBD and THC-infused cream from MüV Products, based and sold out of Arizona.

This cream includes jojoba, aloe, vitamin E, and shea butter, along with a 1:1 ratio of THC:CBD for soothing pain relief that will leave your skin silky smooth. It’s great to keep on hand for when you know you’re going to have an active day; you can apply up to three times daily.

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Hemptouch Ointment for Problem Skin

Hemptouch ointment for problem skin

For those with extra sensitive skin, the change in seasons can be devastating. From eczema to acne, psoriasis and insect bites, your skin suffers in a number of ways when summer hits, and using certain lotions or sunscreens may further irritate your skin, causing you to break out in acne or hives.

Thankfully, Hemptouch Ointment can provide instant relief for long-term skin problems, including chronic inflammation and autoimmune skin conditions, as well as the more standard acne and dermatitis.

Hemptouch is based out of Slovenia and is available for international shipping. The product uses a highly concentrated triple dose of hemp plant extracts, including raw hemp seed oil, hemp flower water, and hemp leaf extract for a full spectrum of over 85 cannabinoids, anti-inflammatory terpenes, and antioxidants. Not only that, but Hemptouch products are free of artificial fragrances, parabens, or other skin irritants, and the formula is vegan-friendly.

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Mary Jane’s Medicinals Heavenly Hash Bath

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Spending too much time in the sun can be exhausting. After a little too much sunshine and activity, sometimes the nicest feeling is to sit back in the bathtub and let your aches and stress melt away.

Mary Jane’s Medicinals, available in California and Colorado, provides a soothing and transcendent bathing experience. The sachet includes cannabis leaves, Epsom salts, dead sea salts, lavender, chamomile, peppermint, and grapeseed oil for calming, analgesic properties. Drop the sachet into your tub and it will infuse your bathwater like a tea bag, steeping you in aromatic herbs and scents.

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Do you have any topical products that you swear by? Let us know in the comments!

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times—light some candles and take a hot bath! It’s a common self care tip, for both physical and mental stresses. That said, cannabinoid-infused soaks are a relatively new phenomenon, there are also as of yet no studies on their medicinal efficacy. That’s not to say that these baths have no therapeutic value: Though we’re currently in the realm of anecdata, my personal experience and that of the folks I spoke to for this article suggest that not only do these products work, they’re incredibly effective and helpful for folks dealing with pain and inflammation. Plus, there is plenty of research suggesting that essential oils (which most of the products below contain) can provide benefits of their own.

Adding cannabinoids allows for more flexibility in topical application—where one would normally have to apply a cream, salve, or oil to pain areas, an infused bath allows for all-over relief. It’s important to note that topical application of cannabinoids, even THC, will not cause psychoactive effects and will not show up on a drug test. THC-infused products are only available in states that have medical or recreational laws, so for those in prohibition states, you’ll have to stick to CBD-only products.

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The bottom line is, your mileage may vary. Some will find cannabis-infused bath products to be a life-changing addition to their self care regimen, and others may find it equally beneficial to take a hot bath devoid of any additives whatsoever. The great thing is, these are all relatively inexpensive so give it a shot and see for yourself how it works for your body. Here are the five I’d recommend checking out.

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This soak is the only one on the list that’s available both in Oregon and nationwide, so everyone can try it! The Black Label version, also available in Oregon, contains THC, but if you’re out of state, you’ll have to go with the White Label CBD version.

I love the wintergreen, bergamot, and lavender combination—the scents play nicely together and I felt myself taking deep breaths just so I could smell more of it! I was in the midst of menstrual cramps when I tried this bath and found that within ten minutes, my cramps had almost completely subsided. Was it the hot bath, deep breathing, or the CBD that made the difference? Who knows. What I can tell you is that this is going to become my go-to gift for friends in prohibition states.

Ingredients: Pharmaceutical-grade Epsom, Dead Sea, and Pink Himalayan salts, non-GMO grape seed oil, organic jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, non-GMO mixed tocopherols, CBD derived from hemp, sodium bicarbonate, and a proprietary blend of essential oils that include wintergreen, bergamot, Oregon lavender.

Available in: Oregon

Will I get high? No.

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You could divide this into multiple baths, but I decided to go big and dump the entire six-ounce jar into the tub. It was heavenly. The oils softened my skin, the peppermint oil provided a soothing chill and pleasant aroma, and the cannabis definitely left my muscles feeling nice and loose from top to bottom. One important thing to note: Since this soak seems to have more oil than the others I’ve tried, it will leave an oily residue in your bathtub. Be super-careful getting into and out of the tub since it might be slippery, and for cleanup I’d suggest using dish soap.

Ingredients: Hybrid cannabis, Epsom salt, avocado oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, peppermint essential oil.

Available in: California

Will I get high? No.

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This product reminds me of steeping tea. The soak comes in a sachet, which makes it so much easier for cleanup! After the soak was dissolved, I eased myself into the tub and could immediately smell the peppermint and lavender essential oils. The peppermint was pleasantly cooling and the lavender relaxing, so I breathed deeply and allowed the relaxation to wash over my body.

Ingredients: Cannabis leaves, Epsom salts, dried sea salts, lavender, chamomile, peppermint, grape seed oil.

Available in: Colorado and California

Will I get high? No.

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This four-ounce mineral bath from Cannabis Basics allows you to turn your bathtub into a spa. Eucalyptus is an analgesic so it helps with pain and inflammation, and the aromatherapy aspect is great for anyone, particularly if you’re feeling sniffly or congested—you’ll get out of the bath feeling refreshed and uplifted. Hunt it down at Sugarpill in Seattle.

Available in: Washington

Ingredients: Cannabis, eucalyptus, hempseed oil, Epsom salt.

Will I get high? No.

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This salt soak has an artisanal feel, packaged in a cork-topped glass bottle with the label affixed to a piece of twine wrapped around the neck. I love that the company’s owner, Linda Aguilar, is a Reiki Master and infuses Reiki energy into all of her products. Reiki, for those unfamiliar, is Japanese for “universal life energy,” and is a “technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.” After soaking in this bath, I felt much more grounded and energetically aligned.

Ingredients: Ground cannabis, Himalayan Pink salt, eucalyptus/spearmint Epsom salts, Reiki energy.

Available in: California

Will I get high? No.

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These bath bombs were the brainchild of Olivia Alexander, a cannabis industry influencer and creator of The Crystal Cult fashion vaporizer. When dropped into the tub, bath bomb fizzes and dissolves within a few minutes. I spoke with Rachel, a fan of the product, who shared, “I definitely noticed a difference. I felt relaxed and fell asleep pretty quickly, and my body wasn’t hungover the next day.” The best part? You can buy them as part of The Lit Kit, containing one bath bomb, one infused milk chocolate, and one half-gram pre-roll.

Ingredients: (Relieve Bath Bomb:) Organic clove bud, sweet birch, rosemary, black pepper, coriander seed essential oils.

Available in: California

Will I get high? No.