In recent years, both scientists and product manufacturers have been inspired by the market appeal and versatility of the cannabis plant. By now most of us know its compounds and extracts can be consumed directly, applied topically or infused into hair care products – they can even be loaded into cartridges or tanks and used in e-cigarette devices. But can the current surge in enthusiasm go too far among entrepreneurs looking for a niche in this crowded industry? In this post, we’ll go over 4 of the weirdest cannabis-centered products available on the market today.
Cannamint Cannabis-Infused Toothpaste
With Ugly By Nature’s Cannamint toothpaste, you can protect and clean your teeth and gums with a truly “all natural” product that is vegan, PETA- certified as well as cruelty free. Novel as it sounds, the viability of cannabis in dental products isn’t merely a trend-riding marketing angle. According to a Belgium-based dentist, Dr. Veronica Stahl, “the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis make it an ideal treatment for many common dental problems.” And no, it doesn’t have a peculiar or “dank” taste; it comes in a classic mint flavor, leaving your mouth feeling clean and fresh.
Smokebuddy Personal Air Filter
This nifty product is a treat for any cannabis consumer who enjoys the effects of smoking cannabis, but could do without the lingering scent or puffs of smoke bothering others. It’s a portable, personal air filter that claims to “magically remove smoke and odor.” To use it, simply pop the cap off and exhale the smoke through the Smokebuddy air filter. The cap is conveniently attached so you’ll never have to worry about misplacing it, and they come in a varity of sizes, colors and designs. Each unit is rated for approximately 150-300 uses, depending on which Smokebuddy model you choose.
However, you could also dramatically reduce any worry of secondhand smoke (or telltale scents) by opting to vape CBD or THC oil instead. It gives you the flexibility to customize the terpene content and flavor. Pro-tip: the less Myrcene terpene your liquid has, the less dank your vapor will smell.
Reef Jerky Cannabis Beef Jerky
If you’re the type to hit the gym hard and happen to be on a Paleo diet, this should pique your interest. Badfish Extracts has come out with a product that can both help with delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMs) and top off your protein intake in one go. Reef Jerky is “made from USDA prime beef infused with pure THC oil.” There are 134mg of cannabinoids and 100mg of THC in each half ounce. This edible has won a number of awards from High Times, including “Best Savory Snack for Meat Lovers” in 2016, and even won first place in their “Edibles” category in 2015. Judges found it flavorful and tender, with no noticeable cannabis taste. It’s a convenient option for the calorie-conscious cannabis consumer in a pinch.
Foria Pleasure Relief Suppositories
There has been talk floating around about a “cannabis tampon” that wards off menstrual pains, cramps and inconveniences, but what they’re actually referring to is Foria Pleasure. It’s a vaginal suppository that “delivers the soothing benefits of full-spectrum cannabis directly to the area that needs it most.”
For those who suffer from painful cramps or pelvic discomfort during that time of the month, this is an organic alternative to over-the-counter drugs. One pack contains 4 suppositories, each with 60mg of THC and 10mg of CBD. It’s sourced from organically cultivated, sun-grown cannabis from right here in the USA. Most users report exceptional pain relief without any psychoactive side-effects. Some have even found it effective for hemorrhoids.
More Weird Products in 2020? Probably
While the battle for the marijuana legalization winds its way through the courts, it’s safe to assume that the entrepreneurial quest for elbow room in an increasingly saturated market will continue on. Be sure to keep a lookout for more cannabis-centered oddities to come, as some of them may well be worth your interest.