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Do CBD lotions and balms actually work?

February 6, 2020

In surveys of CBD users, pain management is always one of the top reasons given for using nonintoxicating cannabis products. So it makes sense that nearly all brands, especially those targeting athletes, now offer topical solutions meant to be applied directly to achy areas. Are these balms, salves, creams, lotions, roll-ons, patches, and sprays an intriguing advance in sports medicine? Or are they mostly an expensive but ineffective throwback to the Bengay locker-room aromas of decades ago? Read Outside to find out.