Facts About Cannabis Consumption

Topicals: Potency

As with any form of cannabis, there are many factors to consider before using topical cannabis, including the potency of the product. Here’s what you need to know before trying topicals.

Topicals: Potency

Highlights
  • Buying legal topical cannabis is the best way to ensure the product contains the advertised amount of THC and CBD.
  • There are no general guidelines for how much topical cannabis should be applied, so read the manufacturer’s information that comes with the specific product.

Although topical cannabis products provide a smoke-free alternative, there are many considerations when it comes to the amount you should apply, the potency and the potential effects. Here’s what you need to know — and why you should always buy legal.

How Much Should I Apply?

Unlike smoking dried cannabis, which has been reported to produce a whole-body effect within minutes, the effect of intoxication after applying cannabis extract–infused topical products is believed to be low, although, at this time, there is a lack of research to evaluate the potential effects.

There are no general guidelines for how much topical cannabis should be applied, so read the manufacturer’s information that comes with the specific product.

Why Buy Legal?

When you purchase a topical cannabis product from the legal market, either through OCS.ca or a Licensed Retailer, you can be sure the THC and CBD content in the product is correct. Current regulations allow for no more than 1,000 mg of THC in a package. Topicals that are available on the illegal market are unregulated, and may contain harmful substances, such as pesticides, fungus or other contaminants.

Products sold by OCS do not make claims to have health or cosmetic benefits, and must be made of cosmetic-grade ingredients.

Safety around children and pets is another reason to buy legal topicals. All products sold through legal channels are required to be in child-resistant and child-proof packaging.

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