Cannabis oil isn’t just popular for medical use. Full-spectrum oils have gained popularity outside of the medical cannabis community. In addition to being used sublingually as part of wellness routines, high-quality cannabis oils have made their way into a variety of products—some of which may surprise you!
It seems like every day new products are hitting the shelves—which is enticing to both consumers and investors. Here are a few ways cannabis oil is making a splash.
The Canna-Spa Experience
Looking for a more revitalizing or soothing massage? Thanks to CBD topicals, you don’t have to look far. Cannabis topicals are lotions, creams, and rubs that are applied directly to the skin. It is believed that topicals infused with cannabis oil can provide both analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits. When combined with a massage, it may make for a very relaxing experience! Outside of the spa, cannabis topicals can be found in both medical and adult-use dispensaries, while CBD topicals can be found in a variety of stores.
It’s not just about the spa, however. In addition to a good massage, CBD topicals are also becoming popular with athletes, both professional and amateur. CBD topicals are used to ease pain and speed recovery after workouts and sporting events, much like cannabis flower. While the scientific community has yet to weigh in, many athletes swear by its effectiveness, using it frequently as part of their routines.
Cannabis Oils… for Pets?
Does your dog seem to have a nervous streak? Is your cat skittish? Thanks to entrepreneurial-minded folks, there’s a CBD oil product for that.
Just as with humans, cannabis oils are also being used to help animals dealing with cancer, pain, and seizures as well as anxiety. There are different types of cannabis oils available for canines, included CBD-only formulations and full-spectrum oils that contain THC. The latter can induce a bit of a high, however, sometimes THC content is necessary to adequately stave off pain. Pet owners who have gone the cannabis oil route to naturally treat their beloved pals have found it to be helpful, though as with most things cannabis, more scientific research is needed to truly evaluate the effects.
Coming Soon: Cannabis and CBD-infused Edibles and Beverages
Edibles are expected to hit the market later this year. If trends from Colorado, Washington, and other US states with legalized recreational cannabis continue in Canada, we can expect a variety of tasty treats as well as a decline in flower sales.
Already, it’s possible to purchase CBD-infused teas and beverages. Soon, we may have energy drinks that rely on more than just caffeine and an assortment of snacks packed with THC thanks to cannabis oil. With big-name beer companies investing in cannabis, we can also expect THC and CBD brews.
Cannabis Oil Use in the Kitchen
Until edibles hit shelves, however, the Cannabis Act does give home cooks the green light to experiment with creating cannabis-infused treats at home. Some medical cannabis patients who prefer to eat their medicine have ingeniously placed cannabis oil in everything from traditional baked goods to savory pastas and sauces.
Sourcing Cannabis Oils
Cannabis oil is the perfect medium for experimentation, as long as it’s being sourced from a reputable licensed producer. This is especially the case with CBD oil, which has exploded in popularity, leading to many poor quality products hitting the market. In addition, hemp-based CBD oils, which don’t necessarily provide the same benefits as cannabis-derived oils, have also proliferated.
When creating a product using cannabis oils, always opt for lab-tested, full-spectrum cannabis oils of the highest quality, preferably pharmaceutical grade. The “medible” (medical edible) market has the potential to explode once legalized—make sure you’re in a position to take advantage of it.