Pain patches, creams, roll-ons and salves can provide short-term, localized pain relief, and are often used to treat conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, joint and muscle pain, acne, and some forms of skin cancer and precancerous lesions. The onset of topicals is immediate, and can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Aside from some pain patches, topicals are generally non-psychoactive, and the alcohol content in roll-ons allow for better skin absorption.
Suppositories are one of the lesser used forms of cannabis, but can be very useful for people who suffer from Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, prostate cancer, or patients who suffer from nausea as a result of chemotherapy or other underlying issues, and cannot consume cannabis edibles. For women, cannabis suppositories can reduce menstrual cramps, and can be effective for managing symptoms of cervical cancer, endometriosis, adenomyosis and pelvic floor functions.