Not to long ago, I hurt my knee pretty bad. My local Dispensary had this Medicinal Marijuana topical spray called Xternal Rub. I decided to give it a try. My knee was giving me a large amount of discomfort when I bent it, and was obviously swollen. I sprayed a couple of sprays of the Xternal Rub Medicinal Marijuana spray on it, and gently massaged it into my knee.
I was amazed at how quickly the dull ache in my knee subsided. The swelling quickly began to go down also. I quickly jumped on Facebook to exclaim my support for this wonderful product. For a short time the pain was gone, and my knee felt normal. (well almost. If i tried to bend it the pain came back quickly, but that constant throbbing that you could always feel under everything… that went away.)
To be fair, I am not 100% certain that the effects of this spray were from the Cannabis oil. The ingredients also list:
- Aloe Vera
- Ethyl Alcohol
- Cannabis Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Amino Acids
And although I am aware that Cannabis oil has been used for thousands of years as an anti inflammatory and pain killer, I also remember my mom would put Aloe Vera on any injury… and it always seemed to work.
I also would like to point out that this didn’t “cure” my knee injury. I was a very useful anti inflammatory, and definitely reduced my ibuprofen intake during the healing process.
It is also important to note that this product does not produce any of the effects usually associate with marijuana. It does not “get you high”.