Maybe it’s a knee that’s never been the same after a snowboarding accident, or lower back pain that plagues you after sitting at a desk all day. Whatever the issue, there are some amazing new pain-relieving products that show great promise.

If you suffer from joint or muscle pain, you should absolutely know about the latest pain-relieving creams, oils and salves. At all seven Tumbleweed Dispensary locations, topical cannabis products are hot sellers because they can alleviate pain without any psychoactive effects.

From lotions and oils to salve and body balms, cannabis topical are absorbed through your skin and can reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness/soreness where ever you rub it, according to Greg Conley, our regional manager of Eagle and Summit County-based Tumbleweed Dispensary locations.

You might be wondering how they work. Well, topical infused with CBD or THC bind to the CB2 receptors found in your body, which are then activated by your body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds called phytocannabinoids.

There are more than 480 natural components found in the cannabis sativa plant and of those, 66 have been classified as cannabinoids. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiols) are just two that you might have heard of. These chemicals, which are only found in cannabis, interact with receptors in your central nervous system. And yes, THC produces psychoactive effects but the CBD doesn’t produce any such feelings and just has many therapeutic effects.

Those aforementioned CB2 receptors look to provide plenty of opportunity for drug development, both for chronic pain and other indications, according to a study published in Molecular Pharmacology.

Our clients have found great success in treating their aches and pains, arthritis and even some skin issues with cannabis topicals. The ability to treat their pain with safe, natural products rather than pharmaceuticals is what’s really getting people excited, especially in light of the opioid crisis that’s exploded around the country.

Here are some of the most popular cannabis topical products we sell here at Tumbleweed:

• Nordic Goddess: Nordic Goddess’ Infused Body Balm uses a unique mix of plant extracts and herbs to create this rich, moisturizing balm. Along with CBD, THC and CBN (there’s over 600 mg of total cannabinoids), it’s packed with shea butter, tropical coconut oil and cocoa butter.

• Wranglers Relief: While this pain-relieving balm is marketed primarily to men, it’s truly great for anyone who has chronic pain, aches or inflammation. It contains THC and CBD and smells like cinnamon.

• Dixie Bath Soak: Along with smelling divine, Dixie Bath Soak is perfect to use after a long hike or intense workout. It’s infused with pure CO2 extracted THC, rosemary, lavender and cedarwood.

Tumbleweed Dispensary has seven convenient locations along the I-70 corridor, including our latest dispensary in De Beque. And don’t forget to check out our drive-thru location in Parachute.