People will always enjoy cannabis in its traditional form, but weed accessories and products are growing in popularity. The convenience of many cannabis-infused items thrills pot lovers. And since legalized weed exists in 30 states - with nine states and Washington, DC allowing its recreational use - the trend is growing.
According to research firm GreenWave Advisors, weed will become a $35 billion industry by 2020. With dispensaries popping up everywhere, sellers now offer a wide array of products, and manufacturers think outside the box when creating their goods.
Certain items get users high, while others boast medicinal effects. Either way, you won't believe how many cannabis-infused products exist.
Foria created cannabis-infused tampons with 240mg of THC and 40mg of CBD per unit. The capsule insert allegedly provides pain relief and comfort for menstruating women. Specifically, the THC helps block pain, while the CBD relieves inflammation. The tampons apparently won't make users feel high, however.10317Are you surprised?
Toothpaste And MouthwashPhoto: Axim Biotech
AXIM Biotech created Oraximax, the first cannabis-based toothpaste - and their product line also includes mouthwash and dentifrice. Oral surgeon and AXIM CEO Dr. George Anastassov notes:
There are 320 toothpastes on the market, which are all very similar. They prevent cavities and promote fresh breath, but AXIM’s CBG-derived oral care products eliminate the multiple bacteria that accumulate in the mouth from the repeated trauma of eating, talking and tooth brushing.
Dr. Phillip Van Damme, another AXIM employee, claims the products use a strain of industrial hemp, but do not contain THC. Brushing with the toothpaste reportedly helps clean teeth with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents. Because the items lack THC, however, users won't feel high. The manufacturers also promise people with chronic tooth pain or other dental issues will benefit from Oraximax.8016Are you surprised?
Dissolvable THCPhoto: Stillwater Brands
Stillwater Brands offers pure THC in a fast-acting, dissolvable form. Each precisely portioned packet of Ripple Pure contains 10mg of purified THC, and lacks calories, odors, and flavors. Designed for any beverage or food, the high it gives supposedly lasts a long time - with effects typically felt about 20 minutes after ingestion.8329Are you surprised?
Bath SaltsPhoto: Whoopi & Maya
Actor and comedian Whoopi Goldberg started her own medical cannabis company called Whoopi & Maya, with locations in California and Colorado. One of their products is an Epsom salt soak made from local, organically grown ingredients and infused with THC.
Thanks to avocado seed oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, and cannabis extract, the soak allegedly alleviates stress, pain, and inflammation. The company also claims the product helps eliminate toxins and relieves constipation and insomnia.4915Are you surprised?