It was another fun day touring Denver’s legal marijuana scene. My guide, the wonderful Marcie Cooper, took me to Mary’s Medicinals where entrepreneurship is once again paving some wonderful new directions. Mary (not her real name) has figured out how to make transdermal patches with a variety of different ingredients, all from the cannabis plant, of course. A transdermal patch, for those non-nurses in the audience, is like a nicotine or fentanyl patch. The medicine is in the patch and releases over time to the body. For many people it is an optimum delivery agent. For many medical cannabis patients I believe it will become the delivery method of choice.
In the picture above you can see the packaging for three of her products. There are the transdermal patches, in this case a THC Sativa and a CBD patch. Mary can also provide CBN, THCa, THC Indica, and THC Hybrid. If you are wondering what all those different types of patches might be used for I suggest you visit the www.marysmedicinal.com website where she has provided a very helpful anatomy map.
Above the patches you’ll see the CBD topical application pen. Click on it and you receive a dose of 2mg THC or CBD in topical lotion form. Rub the lotion into the skin and you have medication.
Coming from a nursing background I found this application protocol to be very exciting. No smoking or ingesting, a simple and dose-regulated administration system. Baby, we have come a long way.