A cannabis topical is a lotion, gel, salve, or ointment that is applied directly to the skin. Topicals can provide fast-acting, localized relief of inflammation, stiffness, and pain. Cannabis topicals are typically non-intoxicating, which allows patients to enjoy the plant's potential therapeutic effects without THC's attendant psychoactivity. This growing category of cannabis treatments has expanded to include transdermal solutions, as well as lubricants, often including essential oils such as clove and wintergreen for additional relief.