ROOTS RX BASALT
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies
ROOTS RX Leadville
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies
Rocky Farms
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
SILVERPEAK APOTHECARY
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast
SIMPLY PURE
Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds - WR
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds Broadway
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds Colfax
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Solace Meds FOCO Medical
Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
Standing Akimbo
Cake Pop, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Pineapple Blast, Sage N Sour, Sunset Drive
THE JOINT BY CANNABIS
Cake Pop, Miracle Alien Cookies, Snickerz
THE KIND CASTLE
Bobby Boucher, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
The 404
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops
The 64 Store
Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
The Dispo (REC)
Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Scooby Snax, Sky 600, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
The Happy Camper Palisade
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops
Trill Alternatives
Bobby Boucher, Forbidden Melonz #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ
Twin Peaks Dispensary
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
VERTS
Bobby Boucher, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax
Wolf Pac - Pueblo West
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado
Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal
LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sage N Sour, Snickerz, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - Springs med
Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - med Denver
Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - rec
Cake Pop, Forbidden Melonz #8, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana
Buddy Boy - N. Federal
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax
CANNACO
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax, Tart Pops
COLORADO BEST BUDZ LLC
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY
LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE
Forbidden Melonz #8, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Sky 600, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops
Canna Cabinet
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sage N Sour, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Cannabicare
Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
Cherry Peak
Bobby Boucher, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
DOCTOR'S GARDEN
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Tart Pops
Dabbington LLC
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast
EUFLORA Longmont
Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
Eclipse Cannabis Company
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Snickerz, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
Emerald Fields - Glendale
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Pineapple Blast, Sage N Sour, Tart Pops
Emerald Fields - Manitou
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
GREEN WORLD EXPRESS
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado
Growlife
Unicorn Poop
High Plainz Strains 2
Bobby Boucher, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Higher Grade 38th
Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
Higher Grade Medical (at Galena)
Sunset Drive
Higher Grade REC
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
Karma
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sage N Sour, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Tart Pops, Unicorn Poop
LA CASA CANNA BIS INC
Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Sage N Sour
LIVE GREEN - SHERIDAN
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
LOVA - Aurora
Bobby Boucher, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Snickerz, Tart Pops
LOVA - Colfax
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Snickerz, Tart Pops
LOVA - Downtown
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Tart Pops
LOVA - Edgewater
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Scooby Snax, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
MOUNTAIN MEDICINALS RETAIL CENTER
Bobby Boucher, Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Scooby Snax
Makena
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER
Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Sour Rado
NATIVE ROOTS Frisco - rec
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies
NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC
Miracle Alien Cookies, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON
Cake Pop, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER
Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE
Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch
Native Roots Highlands
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops
Native Roots Tower
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Tart Pops
Native Roots Trinidad
Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Miracle Alien Cookies, Sky 600, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Miracle Alien Cookies, Sky 600, Snickerz, Sour Rado, Strawberry Banana, Unicorn Poop
PIG N' WHISTLE
Forbidden Melonz #8, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Sky 600, Tart Pops
Peak North
Cake Pop, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Tart Pops

April 26, 2021

Cannabis Topicals for Workouts: How to Work Cannabinoids Into Your Cool-Down and Recovery

Make your workouts work for you by adding a cannabis topical to your fitness routine.

One way we know a workout is successful is because our muscles hurt after we’re done. 

Though some subscribe to a “no pain, no gain” philosophy, there are also many of us who would be just fine with gaining the benefits of exercise without the downside of nagging aches and soreness. That’s where cannabis topicals come in.

What’s a cannabis topical, exactly? It’s a product that’s designed to be applied directly to the skin. Topicals come in many forms, such as balms, creams, lotions, oils, ointments, salves—and they’re infused with THC as well as other cannabinoids and plant compounds. 

Here’s how cannabis topicals work: Thanks to receptors located throughout our bodies that are part of the human endocannabinoid system (ECS), topicals provide targeted relief. 

The result of rubbing an infused lotion into, say, a sore lower back, is that the active cannabis compounds primarily stay localized to the area—meaning it won’t cause a “high” feeling. (There is one important caveat with THC topicals: Even though topicals don’t cause a psychoactive effect, if you’re subject to drug tests as a condition of employment or military service, be aware that certain types of tests are extremely sensitive to THC.)

Cannabis Topicals for Workouts

Using cannabis topicals as a regular part of a workout routine is something every athlete and dedicated fitness buff might want to consider. Already, a shift in perception is taking place: A 2019 study found that “nearly 82 percent of people who partake in legal cannabis light up before or after exercise (most often both).”

The reason for this impressive statistic likely lies in research that has found both THC and CBD compounds to possess anti-inflammatory, muscle-relaxing, and pain-relieving effects. In the context of a workout, a cannabis topical may thus be especially helpful when it comes to common related complaints like muscle soreness, muscle spasms, or joint pain.

In addition, use of a cannabis topical can also help expedite recovery times, be it between workouts at home or bouts in a kickboxing ring

Times for Topicals: Cool-Down and Recovery

If you’re ready to start this journey at home, there are a few different ways to consider using a cannabis topical as part of your fitness routine. 

One of the best places to start is right after a workout is complete. In the immediate cool-down period, tending to aches and pains before they arise can be the difference between feeling like a truck hit you the day after lifting weights or feeling refreshed and ready to crank out more squats. 

For those dealing with chronic pain, topicals may also prove beneficial in a pre-workout capacity. Thinking ahead to the shoulder that will inevitably throb after you’re done swimming laps or the elbow that always quits on you right after a good game of tennis, applying a cannabis topical ahead of the activity in question may do wonders to limit such discomfort moving forward.

Though the relationship between major sports leagues like the NFL and the NBA and cannabis topicals remains a work in progress, plenty of former professional athletes are now coming forward to endorse the concept and offer their own spin on the recipe. Among them are former Miami Dolphins tailback Ricky Williams, Olympics gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas, and former NBA star Al Harrington, among others.

It’s a busy scene and one that continues to further define itself by the day. At the center of it all, however, is the power of cannabis topicals to help us make the most of our forays into fitness. 

Looks like running may soon have competition as the best high associated with exercise.