Daily Dose: Marijuana Topicals Questions Answered; OG Egg and Olive Salad Recipe

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3-6-17 Happy Monday Everyone!

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Dear Cheri, 

I have been hearing a lot about using cannabis lotions and balms for pain relief and I am interested in trying it for my arthritis. Will using a marijuana topicals make me fail a drug test?  Will they make me high? Curious about what to expect.

Thanks,

Chuck

Excellent questions Chuck. The short answers are no, and no, with one important exception. Now on the longer answers!

Topical cannabis preparations like lotions, balms, salves and other products that are rubbed on the skin or added into baths can be quite effective for inflammation and pain relief as they bind to the cannabinoid receptors in the skin, but they won’t make you high.

Generally speaking topicals have far less cannabis in them than what you smoke, vape or eat., but even if they didn’t, you wouldn’t feel high with this application method.  Dr. Amanda Reiman of the Drug Policy Alliance made an excellent comparison between cannabis topicals and rubbing alcohol. Despite its high alcohol content, you are not going to feel drunk by using rubbing alcohol. The same is true to of cannabis topicals and feeling high.

You also don’t have to worry about failing a drug test with topicals, as the cannabis is absorbed through the skin and never enters the bloodstream.

That said there is one type of marijuana topical that will both make you high and cause you to fail a drug test.
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Today’s Recipe: OG Egg and Olive Salad Sandwich

Marijuana Recipes - OG Egg and Olive Marijuana Sandwich

Green olives give this medicated egg salad a lot of flavor and a touch of sophistication, turning an ordinary retro recipe into something new and noteworthy.
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I use decarboxylated kief or hash to medicate this recipe.  Learn more about Cooking with Hash and Kief at this link.

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“Cannabis” Cheri Sicard

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