Evidence has shown that the topical use of cannabis infused ointments can reduce inflammation, relieve itching, and generally treat skin ailments. I have seen amazing results with a daily application of cannabis oil with or without THC. Patients have used it to address neuropathic pain and inflammation in arthritic joints, wrists, knees, etc. I prepare and use a coconut oil infused with cannabis which I apply to my eyes if they are itching with allergies, to insect bites, and to bruises and scrapes. I also prepare a Cannabidiol (CBD) oil which has helped reduce anxiety in some of my client’s pets! This oil is legal in all 50 states and I mail anywhere. Email me for more information. $40 for 250mg of CBD infused in Olive oil. Patients (and pet owners) report it is good as a topical, sublingual, and for cooking. Non toxic and non-psychoactive.
Recently, I strained the top of my foot by over extending it during exercise. I rubbed the cannabis oil onto the swollen area for about 5 minutes. The massaging alone is very helpful, but I found the swelling to be reduced almost immediately and within a couple days of applying the oil, my foot was feeling almost completely healed.
So, I have become a slow convert and recommend having a little jar of oil available for similar applications.