Move over, Tiger Balm, Body Crème or Bengay. More and more seniors are turning to marijuana-infused skin preparations called “topicals” and some people swear by them to relieve muscle pain, arthritis and skin irritation.

As more states legalize the federally banned herb, new products are flooding the cannabis market — and topicals seem to be the hot ticket item of the hour.

National drug policy expert Amanda Reiman said she has observed topical cannabis products bringing to the medical marijuana market new people who are “looking for a nonintoxicating form of cannabis relief."

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April M. Short ~ SFChronicle.com ~

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