So, you’re interested in a cannabis patch? If so, then this is the blog post for you. Cannabis patches are all the rage these days and with good reason! This article will teach you how to make your cannabis patch from scratch. We’ll also share a recipe for making weed patches (hint: it’s much easier than it sounds!)
What is a cannabis patch?
A cannabis patch is a long-term, slow-release method of medicating. A cannabis patch is typically made with heat and pressure sensitive adhesive that sticks to your skin for up to two days at a time. The patches are designed so the active ingredients in the product – cannabinoids like THC or CBD – will be slowly released into your system over an extended period (usually eight hours). Cannabis patches should not be used by pregnant women because they can cause birth defects as well as other health risks. However, if you’re looking for alternative ways to manage pain without taking too many pills daily or putting yourself at risk from addiction then it’s worth considering cannabis patches!
Cannabis Patch Ingredients
- cannabis plants with strong, healthy stems
- scissors or a knife to cut the plant material into large pieces (at least six inches long)
- string or twine for tying together and securing around your arm, leg, neck, or head of choice. You can always substitute this with rope if you have it on hand!
Useful tip: If you want an antihistamine effect from your patch then add lavender oil extract. Lavender is known to help reduce inflammation in addition to calming nerves and anxiety levels. It also has antibacterial properties which prevent infection while healing wounds and cuts faster than normal skin does alone. Mix one drop per two teaspoons of carrier oil before applying as usual. Soak dried flowers in vodka for a couple of hours, strain, and then mix with a carrier oil to make your cannabis infused flower extract.
How to use cannabis patch
- Put the weed in a bowl and add cannabis extract – stir well until all pieces of weed are coated with it
- Dip your clothes or bandana into this mixture to make them sticky. You can also use something like an old, stiff paintbrush if you want the less messy application
- Place the cloth on where you would normally put a nicotine patch for relief from pain or depression
How long does it last? The duration varies depending on how much oil is used as well as what part of your body is covered by the dried flowers/bandana. Some patches might only last up to three hours while others can offer up to eight hours worth of effect before needing reapplication. A good rule of thumb is that more coverage means a longer lasting patch.
- use something like an old paintbrush if you want less messy application – place on skin where nicotine patches would normally be placed and allow it to air out until dried and hardened (usually overnight) before removing from your body as needed. This process is repeated every 24 hours or so unless you find that the patch needs reapplication after six hours. The duration varies depending on how much oil was used along what part of your body is covered by the dried flower/bandana mixture. Some patches might only last up to six hours while others can offer up to eight hours worth of effect before needing reapplication. A good rule of thumb is that more coverage means a longer lasting patch.
- make sure you keep the cannabis oil wet by applying it every 24 hrs – if your skin becomes irritated remove and try a new placement or contact with your doctor for another type of medication (if you don’t have one already).
- as long as there are no active breakouts on the area where the cannabis bandage was placed, this method should be safe enough for most people without any adverse effects.
Side effects of using a cannabis patch
The side effect of using cannabis patches is that it can cause a mild headache or dry mouth.
Benefits of using a cannabis patch
- cannabis patch is a fairly quick and easy way to relieve pain
- it can be used on location or in the privacy of your own home
- you have much control overdosage with patches because they are very concentrated.
Tips for using the cannabis patch
- If you have never used cannabis before, use this method as a last resort
- It is best to place the patch on an area that has little skin contact and doesn’t move around too much.
- Patches are not designed for long term or chronic pain relief so it is important to consider other delivery methods if your symptoms persist over longer periods of time
Please do not consume marijuana with children, pregnant women, or pets in attendance! Make sure there’s no exposed weed left out where they can get into it; put away any edible products promptly after consumption; keep all smoking products safely secured until ready to be used by adults only. Please remember: Marijuana may impair judgment, thinking skills and awareness which could lead to injury while operating a machine or vehicle.
- The cannabis patch is a great way to get the benefits of weed without having to smoke it, eat it in food, brew with it (tea), drink from a bong, vaporize etc… The cannabis patch contains THC and CBD which are two active ingredients that work together synergistically for pain relief. This article will not only teach you how to make your own cannabis patches but also some tips on what they should contain based on different symptoms.
If you are looking into making your own patches due to chronic pain management then this would be best done under the close guidance of an herbalist as patches can exacerbate certain conditions if used improperly or too often so please consult one before beginning use.
Patch making is a very tactile process and can get messy, patients should take this into consideration when deciding to make their cannabis patches. The supplies you will need for the first round of patch making are: paper towels, scissors or x-acto knife (if using an empty pill bottle), rubbing alcohol or 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, cotton balls or gauze pads, sandwich baggies with zipper sealer strips if wanting to save leftover potpourri from trimming – it’s not necessary but in case you want to mix your weed up without having any overlap then these come in handy later on down the line.