By: Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D.

Many of us deal with skin conditions that are caused by inflammation, i.e. psoriasis, an auto-immune disease that results in cycles of dry, rough, and scaly skin, which can be painful and itchy. Cannabis topicals containing CBD act locally to reduce inflammation in such skin conditions. Although research hasn’t been able to identify the exact mechanism behind CBD’s impact on skin conditions, most any dryness, roughness, rash, or scaly patches can improve with topical CBD suspended in the right medium.