With recreational marijuana sales making headlines across the country, we are starting to see cannabis products slowly appear on store shelves. From hemp lotions and products made from hemp fibers to therapeutic remedies, we are only just starting to see the potential for cannabis as a miracle crop start to be realized.
Hemp Me Count the Ways Cannabis Products Can Improve Your Life
Although cannabis is an incredibly dynamic plant, due to prohibition, it wasn’t until recently that companies and cannabis researchers could fully explore the range of products that cannabis can help us make better, cheaper, and with less environmental impact.
Try on hemp clothing for size
Cotton farming is not only less sustainable than hemp farming, but it also uses a shocking 26% of the world’s pesticides. In America alone, about half the pesticides we use are sprayed just on cotton crops. Not only are these farming practices damaging to the environment, but they’re also potentially harmful to your health. In contrast to cotton, hemp requires half as much water to grow than cotton—and no use of pesticides.
The porous composition of hemp fibers also means your skin can breathe in hemp clothing while being naturally mildew-resistant. And, because the fibers soften with age, making it an excellent source for shirts, carpet, and towels.
Marijuana Fun Fact: Because hemp fiber is more durable and stronger than cotton, the US army heavily promoted hemp fiber during World War II for its ability to make the world’s strongest rope.
Care for your skin with cannabis products
Although the endocannabinoid receptor system (ECS) that we have in our bodies is just starting to get the notice it deserves, cannabis is an effective skin care tool because of its ability to act on CB1 and CB2 receptors found in our ECS throughout our bodies—including our skin.
Topicals interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to affect change from the inside out, resulting in skin that doesn’t just feel healthier but IS healthier over time.
Other benefits of using cannabis topicals include:
- Delivery of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids for smoothing and firming your skin
- Skin-friendly vitamins like Vitamins E, C, and D
- Delivery of essential amino acids to promote cell health and regeneration, which also helps the skin generate collagen and elastin
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According to a patent approved by the US Department of Health and Services, cannabinoids have antioxidant properties, making them helpful in the treatment and prevention of an array of “oxidation associated diseases,” including age-related, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases.
As the second-most prevalent compound in cannabis, CBD products, in particular, have been found to be effective in limiting neurological damage following a stroke or other trauma, as well as in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Although you should always do your research before opting to consume cannabis, there are a variety of options for you to pick from.
- Sublingual tinctures
- CBD Concentrates
- CBD capsules
- Vape pens
If you or anyone you know is considering trying cannabis products to help improve their quality of life, make sure you speak to a medical professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. You can also stop by a local marijuana dispensary and ask a budtender about your options and what marijuana infused products might be right for you.