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What are Topicals and How Can They Help Me?

When you hear the word “marijuana” what do you think of first? A joint? Bud? Any other stereotypes? Well, there is actually a lot more to cannabis than the average person may think.

Here at West Virginia Marijuana Card it is not only our job to be your go-to medical marijuana card provider but it is also our main priority to keep you informed. With more information, you can be confident that you are making the right treatment choice for you and your medical condition. Knowledge is power and we are here to bring that to you!

There are many different ways in which you can use medical cannabis. The marijuana industry as a whole has come a long way and with that comes new consumption methods that you can try.

In this blog, we will be getting into detail on what topicals are, how they are beneficial and how you can get them in West Virginia!

What are the Benefits of Topicals?

First, let’s go over what topicals are! Topicals are marijuana-infused lotions or creams that can be put on the skin and absorbed into the body. Topicals are most commonly in lotion and cream form but they can also come in balms, oils or even patches!

There are many benefits that come with using topicals as your method of choice. First, topicals can help you pinpoint your treatment. If you have experienced chronic pain in a specific area, you can localize your treatment by smearing your topical onto the exact region that is giving you pain.

A great thing about topicals is that there are no psychoactive effects when using them! In other words, you won’t experience the “high” that comes with using marijuana with THC. Topicals soak into the skin but not into the bloodstream so you get all the pain relief you need in the region you want without the psychoactive effects.

Topicals are also a good method if you are someone who is looking for a more medical way using marijuana. Sometimes smoking or eating an edible can feel more recreational to some. Topicals are a great way around these issues since you won’t have to worry about ingesting any cannabis at all!

Next time you are headed to your local dispensary to buy topicals, keep in mind some specific strains and cannabinoids to look for! Look for strains like Blueberry, Blackberry Kush and Permafrost or use cannabinoids such as THC, CBD or THCA.

Oftentimes there are essential oils in the topicals too! If you are wanting some extra pain relief look for clove, wintergreen or cayenne oils.

How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in West Virginia

There is only one thing you need in order to buy topicals in West Virginia. You need your medical marijuana card! As long as you have your medical marijuana card you can access any dispensary in the state once they are open.

It has never been easier to get your card in West Virginia! All you need to do is these four easy steps:

  1. Schedule your appointment with us either by calling (877)303-8424 or scheduling an appointment yourself online.

  2. Submit all your documentation and medical records to us which our patient support staff can help you with!

  3. Meet with one of our compassionate doctors that are all certified marijuana doctors to discuss your medical condition.

  4. Once you get the doctor's approval, you can receive your medical marijuana card and access any dispensary in the state!

Don’t wait another day for the relief that you deserve!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out West Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in West Virginia.


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