Cannabis Cheri: Understanding How Topicals Work; Maple Marijuana Butter Tarts Recipe


Hi Everyone,

Did you ever wonder how it is possible for a marijuana salve or other topical, slathered onto the skin, can actually provide relief?  We take a closer look in this newsletter.  Once you understand how it cannabis interacts in the body and specifically the skin, it all becomes clear.

Plus check out the amazing recipe below for Maple Marijuana Butter Tarts, another Canadian favorite (following up on last week’s Beaver Tails).

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How Do Marijuana Topicals Work?

topical applications of marijuana and people with pain

You might have heard the latest health and beauty buzz about how CBD and THC from marijuana are infusing all kinds of skincare products.  Ordinary folks along with high profile celebrities are singing the praises of slathering marijuana on their faces and all over their bodies, of soaking in it, bathing with it, and even bringing it into the bedroom to enhance intimate moments.  Ooooooh la la!

I know what you are probably asking yourself.

Does slathering cannabis salve on your body have any actual medical benefits or is this all just a heap of Hollywood hype?

Not at all!  Science shows us that topical marijuana can help regulate immune responses in the skin, and has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antibacterial properties!

More often than not, cannabis topicals are used for inflammation, itching, and localized pain relief, but new studies, coupled with tons of anecdotal evidence, is beginning to reveal a host of other conditions that topical cannabis may help including, but not limited to, skin cancers.
Read more to learn more about how and why topicals actually work!

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Maple Marijuana Butter Tarts

marijuana infused butter tarts

Blazed Butter Tarts – Yum!

I came up with this recipe for the now defunct Freedom Leaf Magazine to celebrate Canada’s legalizing marijuana.  Classic Butter Tarts date back to the pioneers who settled the Canadian prairies.  This maple-enhanced version also gives a nod to Canada’s east coast.  And of course the cannabis is a nod to Canada’s being the first G-7 nation to legalize marijuana.
Get the recipe for Maple Marijuana Butter Tarts

Cheri Sicard, author Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

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