According to Dr. Joseph Maroon, a professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, CBD’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties can help with pain conditions that might otherwise be treated with OTC drugs. A 2018 review of studies on cannabis and neuropathic pain found that those taking cannabis medicines achieved 50% or greater pain relief compared with placebo.
Equipment: kitchen scale spice/coffee grinder measuring cups and spoons spatula double boiler and/or crockpot fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth one medium and several small glass jars for finished oil and topicals, preferably amber or other dark color for the smaller jars Ingredients: 1/4 to 1/2 ounce CBD-rich cannabis flowers from cannabis (hemp or marijuana) either raw or decarboxylated—or—a one ounce bottle of full or broad spectrum CBD oil verified to contain 1500 milligrams CBD 1/4 ounce dried ginger 1/4 ounce turmeric powder 1/4 ounce dried boswellia 1/4 ounce dried white willow bark 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper 8 to 12 ounces of high-proof alcohol, like Everclear or pure grain alcohol—or—8 to 12 ounces of vegetable glycerine
Grind the herbs. Place all plant matter, including the cannabis (raw or decarbed, see below), in a wide-mouth pint or quart jar. Add alcohol or glycerine,