Mere Relief Topical Review
Cannabis is known to relieve chronic pain from diseases, illnesses, and injuries, with varying degrees of severity and debilitation depending on the patient, their condition, and their current treatment plan, or lack thereof. One cannabis product that’s becoming more popular is the topical – a cannabis-infused oil/lotion/balm/salve/spray that provides pain relief when absorbed via the skin through cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body, but has no psychoactive effect. There are a number of topicals and cannabis-infused skin care products in existence or development designed to provide relief and/or enhancement without causing the end user to feel high, and I was fortunate enough to find Mere Relief’s Topical Cannabis Lotion with Eucalyptus to help ease my pain.
I have a recurring wrist injury that flares up from time to time, initially caused by years of working on a computer and further enflamed with exercise and tasks like texting and scrolling through my cell phone. Over the summer, I accepted the #22pushupchallenge for PTSD awareness, which was an amazing experience, but it took its toll on my wrists, especially since I was too stubborn to stop when I started to hurt. To make matters worse, I’m also using my laptop more often, which doesn’t have an ergonomic design, and I’m driving through LA traffic more often, so I’m death gripping the steering wheel without realizing it sometimes. Thankfully, Mere Relief makes a topical lotion that works almost instantly when I rub it all over my hands, wrists, and arms. For areas that are extra tender or sore, I spend a few moments really massaging the lotion into my skin and within minutes I have noticeable and lasting pain relief. The combination of cannabis and eucalyptus essential oils also leaves skin feeling nourished and hydrated. Topicals can be used on any external part of the body where you experience pain, tension, or soreness, or even headaches, and can be used with massages for added relaxation and comfort. Find a cannabis-friendly masseur or masseuse, or ask your favorite spa if they’d let you bring your own massage oil!
My injuries resulted largely from “wear and tear” over the years, but topicals help a range of ailments from fibromyalgia to arthritis to migraines and many more. Mere Relief is an excellent resource, not only for their incredible pain relieving products, but also for the wealth of knowledge they supply in both English and Spanish. Check them out at MereRelief.com