Breaking the Stigmas and Stereotypes of Potheads with Cannabis Topicals 

By Cannademy Staff Writer

Most folks these days don’t need much convincing when it comes the medical benefits of marijuana.  They have read news reports and watched television shows (including FIVE Dr. Sanjay Gupta specials) singing the healing praises of cannabis. 

But occasionally people are still stuck in outdated stigma, stereotypes of potheads, and misinformation.

Topical cannabis to the rescue!

I have talked to many people over the years who have used topical marijuana as a gentle way to introduce their aging parents and grandparents to the benefits that medical marijuana can offer. 

These seniors did not want to smoke anything and were both skeptical and fearful of using marijuana at all. 

They were people who, because of government and corporate sponsored brainwashing over the decades, were stuck with stereotypes of potheads.

Topical Cannabis Opens Minds and Heals Bodies!

Even people who would never in a million years smoke cannabis or eat an edible will often try a topical product.

I am not saying they won’t be skeptical that rubbing marijuana infused skincare products on the body can help.  But once they experience the benefits of topical cannabis, that often changes.  Their minds invariably open up to the possibilities cannabis can bring to their health and quality of life. 

The stigma fell away so much for some these folks, they went on to use edible and even inhalable cannabis.

DIY Topicals, an Easy and Economical Way to Try Topical Cannabis

You don’t even have to spend a lot to introduce cannabis topicals to a cannabis-resistant patient.

Marijuana topicals are easy and economical to make, and they are the gift that everyone wants. 

Infused massage oils make a terrific introduction.  Rub some on anywhere there is pain or inflammation and see how cannabis topicals can work for you. 

Download Cannademy instructor Cheri Sicard’s FREE cannabis massage oil tutorial to learn how to make it.

Beyond massage oils, Cheri’s Easy DIY Topicals and Suppositories online course can teach you make LOTS of different cannabis infused skincare products including pain salves, body butters, bath bombs and bath soaks, lip balms, roller oiler, natural sunscreen and more (everything you see in the photo below and more.

Making Cannabis Topicals

What if I don’t know ANYTHING about making skin care products?

If you can read a recipe, measure out a few ingredients, and turn on a stove, you have all the skills necessary to make healing cannabis infused skincare products in the comfort of your own kitchen. 

The course will teach you everything else you need to know including

  • Give you over 60 easy to make tested formulas for marijuana topicals including bath bombs and bath soaks, salves and balms, body butters, massage oils, lip balms, wrinkle serums, natural sunscreens, lotion bars, and even sexual lube.  You will see actual demonstrations of how to make them so you can put the healing power of topical cannabis to work for you right away.
  • Show you how to infuse cannabis into any skincare product you choose to make so you can have fun creating your own special formulas.
  • Help you determine an optimal topical cannabis dose for your conditions so that you don’t waste money using more marijuana than you really need.
  • Give you easy to use topicals dosage calculators that you can use anytime you make skincare formulas using marijuana flowers, concentrates, or commercial tinctures.
  • Teach you about the roles of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids in topical cannabis so you can determine what will work best for your needs.
  • Bring you up to speed on the latest scientific research as well as anecdotal evidence on topical cannabis so that you understand what it can (and can’t) do, and give you a realistic idea of what to expect when you use it.
  • Explore different types of carrier oils, essential oils, and other ingredients you can use to increase the healing potential of your marijuana skincare products.
  • Cover essential information you need to understand about natural skincare products so that you always make pure, safe, all natural topicals that retain maximum potency and therapeutic benefits.

With jars of high quality cannabis salves selling for $50 to $100 and cannabis infused bath soaks going for about $15 (for a single bath), you almost can’t afford NOT to make your own topicals. 

What better way to provide your loved ones with the healing power of cannabis.  Even those stuck with the stereotypes of potheads stuck in their heads!

Cannademy Staff Writer

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