The jury is still out as to whether marijuana can be used for medical reasons, but many people who suffer from the effects of chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis and other ailments, swear by its efficacy. Up until now there has not been any evidence that applying creams containing cannabis oil topically can have any effect. And indeed, no skincare company has been granted a licence to produce such a lotion.
But now, in Denver, Colorado, skincare brand Apothecanna have launched a range of cannabis infused items, that include a massage lotion, a lip balm and a body spray. The company state that when their items are used topically, the cannabis infused products have a wide variety of benefits, but they are also non-inebriating and do not show up on a standard drug test. Cannabinoids present in Apothecanna products act as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic treatments for topical skin conditions as well as providing quick relief from pain and soreness. Cannabis has been used safely and effectively in traditional medicine for centuries and has a wide range of applications that are again being recognized for their healing and restorative properties.
However, because of the high THC and CBD content – the active chemicals found in marijuana, people who wish to buy these products have to purchase them from a legal medical marijuana dispensary in the southwest state. This is because back in 2000, Colorado legalized marijuana use for medical purposes. Since then the state has issued thousands of medical marijuana cards to patients.
In December Governor John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, and now, from December 2012, even the recreational use of cannabis was legalized in Colorado. Adults aged over 21 can possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants privately.
A statement on Apothecanna’s website reads: ‘Our mission at Apothecanna is to spread the wisdom of traditional plant medicine. We believe in the fundamental right of access to the healing powers of nature and promote sustainable interaction with the world around us.
Apothecanna products are formulated with natural, nutritious ingredients to help balance the body and the senses. We use organic and wildcrafted herbs and essential oils from their native regions of the world. We do not use artificial ingredients, fillers, parabens or known toxins. We believe that natural treatments are the best treatments, and strive to create products with uncompromised purity, quality, and functionality.
The products manufactured by Apothecanna use the Cannabis Seed Oil, which is a highly nutritious food, and contains anti-oxidants, protein, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, as well as a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, iron, zinc, and phosphorus. It is a source of complete protein and contains all twenty known amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids. It also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and E. The green color in Cannabis Seed Oil is a result of the high level of chlorophyll which is naturally present in the seeds.
Perhaps the most valued property of Cannabis Seed Oil is its percentage of Essential Fatty Acids, which is higher than any other plant in the world. It contains both Omega-6 and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, in a proportion of 3:1. This proportion is the scientifically recommended balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 acids, making it a simple perfect way to complete your diet. Essential Fatty Acids are necessary for our health, and are responsible for the luster in our skin, hair, eyes, transferring oxygen to the every cell in our body, and even the clarity in our thought processes. They also lubricate and clear the arteries, strengthen the immune system, and help prevent viruses and other threats to our health. Essential Fatty Acids are not produced by the human body and they must be obtained from food sources.
For more information and where to buy these products please visit apothecanna.com.