Frequently Asked Questions
What is CanniMed® Topical Cream?
CanniMed Topical Cream is a fusion of CanniMed’s industry-leading medical cannabis oil with the KalayaTM Carrier Base Gel created by Avaria Health & Beauty, one of Canada’s leading experts in advanced creams, gels, lotions and salves.
How can I purchase CanniMed Topical Cream? Does it require authorization from my doctor?
Because CanniMed Topical Cream Kits contain cannabis, patients require authorization from their medical practitioners in order to access it. Registered CanniMed patients can purchase a topicals kit that contains the KalayaTM Carrier Base Gel and their choice of CanniMed Oil® 10:10 or CanniMed Oil® 1:20 —cannabis oils that are CBD-based and contain limited amounts of THC.
Can I purchase just the Carrier Base Gel if I’m not registered with CanniMed?
Yes! Please call our service centre at 1-855-787-1577 and one of our Service Representatives will be happy to help you.
You don’t offer a kit with the CanniMed® Oil 18:0, can I use it with the Carrier Base Gel to make an 18:0 topical cream?
CBD is more effective than THC at attaching to the cannabinoid receptors in your skin and muscle tissue, which is why our topical product feature high CBD concentrations. While the gel could be used with any of CanniMed’s oils, patients are recommended to use high CBD products for best effect.
Why do I have to mix the cream myself? Can’t you sell it pre-mixed?
Under the previous regulations it was illegal to sell ready-made cannabis creams. With the introduction of the Cannabis Act that is no longer the case and our science team is already working hard to develop a new pre-mixed formulation of the same quality and consistency that you expect from all CanniMed products.
How does CanniMed Topical Cream affect me compared to ingesting the oil, or vaporizing dried cannabis?
Ingesting and vaporizing medical cannabis allows for the medicinal ingredients to enter your bloodstream and have an effect on your whole body. CanniMed Topical Cream allows you to treat a specific location. For some patients who experience external pain and inflammation, this may be an ideal form of treatment.
Will CanniMed Topical Cream make me high?
When used externally for localized relief of pain and inflammation, it is highly unlikely that the cannabinoids in CanniMed Topical Cream will enter your bloodstream and produce a psychoactive effect. If you have concerns about this please contact your physician and/or the CanniMed pharmacist before trying this product.
What makes the CanniMed Topical Cream different from other similar cream products?
CanniMed Topical Cream uses our own industry-leading pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis oil mixed with KalayaTM Carrier Base Gel, which had been specially formulated by a team of medical experts at Avaria Health & Beauty.