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Cannabis 101: What are Topicals?

When you read the word “cannabis” what comes to your mind first? Bud? A joint? Some more stereotypes? Well, there actually is a lot more to marijuana than the typical person would think.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our job is not only to be your number one provider for medical marijuana cards in the state but also to keep you fully informed. With more information at your fingertips, you can start being confident that you are making the best treatment choices for you and your medical condition. Knowledge is power and we are here to be that bridge for you!

There are so many different ways in which you can use medical marijuana. The cannabis industry has really come a long way and now there are so many more new consumption methods that you can try.

In this article, we will talk about what topicals are, what benefits they have and how you can get them in Louisiana!

What are Topicals and What are their Benefits?

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions or oils that can be lathered onto the skin and absorbed into the body. While lotions, creams, and oils are the most common, topicals can also come in a balm, patch and much more!

There are so many benefits that come along with using topicals. One of the most important is that with topicals you can pinpoint your treatment easily. Imagine you are experiencing chronic pain in your back, knee or elbow. With topicals you can localize your treatment by smearing the ointment on the specific region that is causing you pain.

Topicals also have no psychoactive effect either! This means that if you are looking to avoid the typical “high” that comes with marijuana use, topicals are the way to go. This is because topicals don’t enter your bloodstream.

Another added bonus to using topicals is that they are good for you if you are looking for a more medical consumption method. Some methods of ingesting marijuana can feel a little more recreational to some. This can make using marijuana for medical purposes uncomfortable. With topicals you don’t have to worry about ingesting cannabis at all!

There are a few specific strains and cannabinoids that you can keep an eye out for if you are looking to take a trip to your local dispensary soon to buy some topicals. Look for strains like Blueberry, Blackberry Kush and Permafrost or use cannabinoids such as THC, CBD or THCA.

There are also many topicals that come with essential oils too! Look for oils with clove, cayenne or wintergreen if you are wanting a bit more relief.

How Can I Get Topicals in Louisiana?

In order to get marijuana topicals in Louisiana you first have to have your medical marijuana card. This will allow you to access dispensaries (also known as pharmacies) in order to purchase cannabis.

It has never been easier to get your medical card in Louisiana than it is today! You can get your card in just four easy steps:

  1. Schedule your appointment with us either by calling (833) 253-2943 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 Louisiana!

You deserve relief. Don’t wait another day!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping 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.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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