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Awesome Ways to Enjoy the Benefits of Weed Without the THC

From lotions to lingerie, get your fix without the psychoactive effects.

by Avital Norman Nathman

For many, the appeal of cannabis comes from either medicated or recreational effects. Put plain and simple: People like to get high. However, that’s not the only reason to promote this fantastic plant. The cannabis plant has a variety of amazing uses and it’s high time that we started exploring and supporting all of them! Feel free to get your smoke on, but then take some time to check out all the other awesome, non-THC goodies that the plant has to offer! Here are a few of our favorite non-THC cannabis finds:

Lotion and Body Oil

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There are a ton of amazing lotions out there that use the healing properties of cannabis to smooth out your skin without getting you high. Apothacanna is one brand that offers some of our favorites when it comes to lotions and oils for your skin. With affordable pricing and a variety of products, from an everyday cream to a calming body oil, Apothacanna harvests the best from cannabis to treat your skin to some sublime suppleness.


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OK, not those kinds of edibles, but there are plenty of cannabis-based edibles that are delicious and healthy without making you high. Just Hemp Foods sells everything from hemp oil, to hemp seeds, and all of the company’s products offer the powerful health benefits of hemp—a quality source of highly digestible protein, 18+ amino acids, 3:1 balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, and more. And as a bonus, the site has a bunch of recipes you can make with JHF products!


We all know about the awesome day-to-day clothes out there that use hemp to make it happen, but did you know there are some companies making gorgeous (and comfortable) lingerie out of the plant? Vermont-based Hanna Broer makes a wide variety of bras, underwear, and loungewear using hemp along with other materials. With a range of colors, patterns, and styles, there’s something for every shopper.


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As a parent who used cloth diapers, I was incredibly grateful for hemp inserts like the ones sold by Green Mountain Diapers. They were super absorbent and kept my baby drier and rash-free, making nighttime diapering much easier—and less messy! Plus, now that my baby is all grown up, we still find ourselves using the inserts as cleaning cloths. The absorbency is great but they gather up a lot of dust. That’s a double win in my book.

Lip Balm

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CannaSmack is a Utah-based company that Suzanne Hoggan started. She was inspired to look into the healing aspects of marijuana after losing her brother to prescription drug abuse. CannaSmack uses high-quality hemp oil to create luscious, healing lip balms and tinted balm that will leave you smacking your lips! With such types/flavors as Maui Wowie, Blue Dream, and Mango Kush, you can experience aspects of all your favorite strains without the actual high.

Rolling Papers

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Would you like a little marijuana with your marijuana? Then hemp rolling papers are for you. The papers themselves won’t get you high, but they will help make that process easier if a high is what you’re after, or you can just use them to roll up some other, less awesome plant. Popular rolling paper company Raw has an organic hemp line that comes in five varieties. Hemp rolling paper burns extra slow and extra clean, providing a smooth cannabis experience.


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Avital Norman Nathman is a freelance writer and professional feminist killjoy. Her work has been featured in Bitch Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, The Frisky, SheKnows, CNN, and more. Follow her on Twitter @TheMamafesto



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