Studies & Research

Here's some studies and research into the medicinal benefits of cannabis creams and salves.

Topical Uses for Cannabis Sativa

 New frontier for medical cannabis -- topical pot 
"Mice healed faster from skin allergies with topical THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana."

 Study: Topical applications of cannabis help skin inflammation and allergies
"A solution with an important component made from cannabis reduced allergic reactions of the skin."

 Study: Topical cannabinoid cream for postherpetic neuralgia
"Topical cannabinoids are an effective and well-tolerated adjuvant therapy option in postherpetic neuralgia."

 Study: Topical cannabinoid cream for chronic, therapy-resistant pruritus
"Topical cannabinoid agonists represent an new effective and well-tolerated therapy for refractory itching of various origins."

 Study: Topical cannabis cream reduces pain
"The present study provided evidence for analgesic and anti-hyperalgesic properties of a topically applied cannabinoid."  
 Study: Topical cannabinoids reduce hyperalgesia and inflammation
"Collectively, these results indicate that cannabinoids reduce inflammation."
 
 Study: Topically administered cannabinoids may reduce pain
"Results indicate that topically administered cannabinoid agonists may reduce pain without dysphoric side effects and abuse potential."

 

Study: Topical cannabinoid enhances pain relief of topical morphine
"These results demonstrate an antinociceptive (pain-reducing) interaction between topical opioids with topical, and spinal cannabinoids."

 

Overview of the cannabinoid system in the skin - future therapies in dermatology
"The therapeutic possibilities of cannabinoid usage in skin diseases seem to be unquestionable."

 Study: Distribution of cannabinoid receptors on sensory nerve fibers
"The abundant distribution of cannabinoid receptors on skin nerve fibers and mast cells provides implications for an anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive action of cannabinoid receptor agonists and suggests their putatively broad therapeutic potential."

 Study: Histamine induced responses are attenuated by a cannabinoid receptor agonist in human skin
"...administration of a cannabinoid attenuates histamine-induced itch."

 Study: Cannabinoids have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis
"Our results support a potential role for cannabinoids in the treatment of psoriasis."

 Study: Cannabinoid agonists attenuate capsaicin-induced pain responses in human skin
"The present study provided evidence for analgesic and anti-hyperalgesic properties of a topically applied cannabinoid receptor ligand, which might have important therapeutic implications in humans."

 Study: Efficacy and tolerance of the cream containing endocannabinoids in the treatment of uremic pruritus: a preliminary study.
"The test product appeared to be effective in reducing both pruritus and xerosis in hemodialysis patients."

 Study: Topical cannabinoid agonists. An effective new possibility for treating chronic pruritus
"Topical cannabinoid agonists represent an new effective and well-tolerated therapy for refractory itching of various origins."