If you just can’t seem to chill out due to constant back, joint, or muscle pain, where can you look for relief? The Pure Ratio line of products from Northwest Cannabis Solutions is a great place to start. Pure ratios offer relief through the form of lotions and transdermal patches. The transdermal patches come in a variety of CBD:THC ratios such as 1:1, 4:1, and 18:1. These patches can offer a leg up to other forms of relief because they can offer up to 96 hours of relief, which is 4 days! Just apply the patch to an area of the body with the most vein exposure such as the inside of your forearm.
How Do Transdermal Patches Work?
Transdermal patches work by administering the cannabinoids into your bloodstream slowly over time, giving you constant relief for a long period of time. Because the skin acts as a shield for the body and is very protective, THC and CBD often don’t absorb into the bloodstream. To help the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream, the patches are created by mixing the cannabinoids with a carrier that helps the cannabinoids absorb into the bloodstream. This offers stronger, and longer lasting relief.
Patches are great for any one who may not be familiar with the traditional ways of consuming cannabis but need the relief it can offer, or anyone that needs long term relief that does not want to grab a bong or re administer a topical every hour of the day. Picking which patch to use depends on the type of relief that you are searching for, and how an individual’s body reacts with cannabis. Effects can vary from person to person when it comes to any form of cannabis. It is a trial and error process. Some people can get stronger relief from CBD, while others may benefit more from THC, and others may prefer a good mix.
Generally speaking, administering both THC and CBD at the same time can have greatly increased effects. Both work great for pain by themselves, but when mixed together they work much stronger in what is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the act of mixing cannabinoids and terpenes to get a greater effect.
While having a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC can often increase the pain relief, it can also increase the psychoactive effects of the THC. In terms of transdermal patches, this effect will vary from person to person. Some people may get the traditional “stoned” effect while others may just reap the benefits from the increased pain relief that this 1:1 ratio offers.
The 4:1 CBD to THC ratio will be for anyone searching for pain relief but want to steer away from the chance of any psychoactive effects. Having the little bit of THC will help the pain relief effects, but when you offer more CBD than THC, the CBD will many times counteract much of the stereotypical “stoned” feeling.
The 18:1 CBD to THC patch is best for anyone who wants to remain completely clear headed while getting relief, or for people who’s body reacts better to CBD than THC. As I mentioned earlier, finding what works for you in the world of cannabis is a form of trial and error. Myself personally, orally I can administer 1200mg of THC without feeling effects but 10-50mg of CBD and I can feel effects more often than not. My body typically responds better to CBD than THC I have come to find out, so I prefer the 18:1 patch to get the most CBD I can for my relief.
Come to Locals and see what ratio is the best for your kind of chill!