Is Marijuana a good beauty product? Find out for yourself

Marijuana is a common thing here in the Caribbean as most of us have grown up with friends, family or people in our communities using marijuana in one way or another. The use of “weed” as a beauty product maybe a new thing to most of us…

Looking for your next high? What if we told you your next spliff might be best used for your face?

While you might’ve thought the benefits of marijuana were limited to a recreational high and an economy booster, it turns out the magical plant improves hair and skin. And the beauty industry is commoditizing big time.

In fact, according to data from Nutritional Outlook, the US is the leading market for hemp-based beauty and food products:

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA; Summerland, CA) estimates 21.2% retail sales growth in 2014 for hemp food and body care products, putting the 2014 total at $200 million.

The sticky icky isn’t just worth its weight in cash, but also in environmentally-friendly cosmetology.

Cannabis can help with a load of different skin ailments, from skin disease and acne to aging.

Though this might be the first you’re hearing about it, going green isn’t exactly as novel as you might think.

According to the Huffington Post, Medical Marijuana Inc., a company specializing in cannabis beauty products, launched an anti-aging beauty line featuring super-concentrated, cannabis-enriched hemp oil as long ago as December 2013.

Now, even more companies are eagerly jumping on the green highway express to create their own cannabis skincare and haircare lines.

Here’s how you can get in on the latest, greatest and haziest craze.

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