Although cannabis has gained much esteem for its medicinal properties when taken internally, it has numerous beneficial properties when used externally as well. Ointments, lotions, salves, and balms infused with cannabis offer a complex, natural therapy for localized pains and irritations. Cannabis applied topically will not produce psychotropic effects, which makes it a wonderful option for patients wishing to limit that aspect of their cannabis treatment. Much like the difference in effects when ingested, THC and CBD provide different benefits when applied to the skin. The combination of the two medicines has been known to reduce inflammation, bruising, and neuropathy.