I recently found this recipe for a marijuana topical balm that can be used for arthritis relief and I thought I would share it.
Arthritis Relief Marijuana Topical Balm
4 ounces marijuana leaf material.
1 1/4 cups olive oil
Place marijuana leaf in a large pot and cover with water.
Add 1 and a 1/4 cups of olive oil. Bring to a boil and simmer at a low for 5-6 hours adding water as needed.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain through cheese cloth, saving the liquid. Place liquid into refrigerator over night.
Remove the olive oil layer off the top and place in small pot to melt.
Add an ounce to 2 of beeswax (until desired consistancy) and cool until you have a balm, or salve.
EDIT +++++ EDIT
I have made a change to the recipe to make it easier. The above says to add the marijuana into water and then add oil. Towards the end it has you separate the water from oil. This is not easy at all like they make it sound.
Instead of putting the marijuana in water, I suggest the double boil method.
Place your marijuana material into a large mouth mason jar or double boiler.
Fill with oil to just above the marijuana leaf and buds you have in the jar. (material should be broken/chopped up very well)
Put your jar with marijuana and oil into a pot full of water. The water should cover the oil line on the jar.
Now bring the water to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer.
Proceed with above directions from there.
This eliminates the step of refrigerating to separate the oil from water, which doesn’t work well in the first place. It also saves you several hours of wait time.
Unless you can find a purpose for putting the material into water, I see no use for this step and it only complicates things.
I have read many comments on recipes similar to this one on medical marijuana forums, and the users seem to really like this stuff. This marijuana topical balm/salve can be used for arthritis pain, as well as joint and muscle pain. This recipe also seems to be about the easiest to make of all the marijuana topical recipes I have found.
Happy experimenting, please let us know how well this recipe works for you.