The past decade ushered in a new era for marijuana, as it was made legal in several US states. However, that’s not the only reason why marijuana or cannabis is now in the limelight.
Over the past few years, increased research and studies showed cannabis has a lot of benefits and properties which can be exploited by all sorts of industries whether it be the cosmetic, food, or vitamin industry. Thus began a new trend of adding cannabis extracts to products, whatever their nature or use may be.
So, we’ve compiled a list of the five most innovative and revolutionary uses of cannabis and how they’ve made a positive impact. Keep on reading to get the whole scoop.
- Animal medication –
In the past couple of years, the use of CBD oil for animal therapy has emerged. CBD products and medication geared towards helping pets, namely dogs and cats, who suffer from anxiety, chronic pain, etc. have flooded the market. Several pet owners have given mostly favorable reviews of such products, and have said that it has helped their furry friends a great deal. If you’re a pet parent and your dog or cat suffers from ailments like the ones mentioned, CBD might be helpful. However, it is crucial that you consult a vet first. Do not give your pets any CBD products that are meant for human consumption or use.
- Gummies –
CBD gummies are the new “it” products with famous celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian endorsing them on their social media pages. These are gummies which contain traces of CBD, a compound found in cannabis plants. Such vitamin candies are helpful in not only soothing anxiety, pain, stress, and more but also have several cosmetic benefits as well. It improves nail strength and reduces the breakability of women’s and men’s hair. All in all, it is a great health supplement. However, do consult your doctor prior to its usage.
- Skincare –
Yes, Cannabis-infused skincare is a thing now too. More and more brands have started incorporating cannabis into their products, due to its ability to reduce inflammation, irritation, and redness. But that’s not all. Studies have shown that cannabis has anti-aging properties as well and boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, thus helping your skin look plump and youth-like. So it’s clear to see why popular skincare companies like Krave Beauty and The Face Shop have started incorporating cannabis into their goods.
- Health food –
While we’re talking about hemp, we must mention a recent product that has taken the health food world by storm and that it is hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are a great addition to your diet and have several health benefits. Did you know, the hemp seeds have the highest amount of protein compared to other seeds available in the market like Chia or Flax? They’re also rich with Vitamin E and zinc and have a high concentration of omega fatty acids and antioxidants. There’s no doubt that hemp seeds are a new type of superfood.
- Water –
Perhaps the most surprising of all is the introduction of CBD water into the market. No, it doesn’t refer to bong water but instead refers to a new kind of bottled water that has CBD infused into it. As stated earlier, CBD is a compound found in cannabis that has a variety of medicinal and relaxing properties, without any of the psychoactive effects of THC. Companies that produce and sell CBD water claim that the CBD particles help invigorate and relax the body and mind. However, it has been found that most CBD waters have very little CBD particles in them, which tends to make one question its effects.