Surprising Wellness Benefits From Cannabis

By The Body Department April 19, 2018

Ever since moving to Los Angeles, out of the many things I’ve noticed about the city was it’s relaxed atmosphere and the light-hearted attitude related to organic self-medication. When I talk about organic self-medication I am referencing marijuana. Relax, relax this is not about smoking… well not exactly. Due to more facts being revealed about the health benefits of THC and CBD within the cannabis plant and continued legalization, the stigma it once had is fading away. So if you don’t partake but seek the “pay off”, there are a couple of undetectable ways to get the relaxing benefits without having to smoke at all!

Without getting too science-y, hemp or cannibus is made up of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both natural compounds which are found in the cannabis plant. It’s a highly versatile plant and provides relief for various ailments and symptoms with a very high degree of safety. It benefits so many health issues due to the fact that some of the active compounds act as an “internal harm reduction system” to keep our health balanced. 


Med Men sells an array of bath bombs that have THC, CBD or both crafted in it to provide an soothing experience for your body. Since cannabis is highly effective in treating inflammation and pain, these bath bombs are perfect for aching muscles, migraines, cramps etc.!

Med Men Kush Queen Bath Bomb, $15


RMS Beauty’s Beauty Oil claims to contain no water and achieves the perfect balance between skin and oil. “The lightweight yet potent formula contains only the finest exotic oils and rare herbal extracts.” One of those exotic oils being CBD oil. 

Nordstrom, $78


Made by Hemp’s Hydrating Hemp Facial Serum is infused with the best hemp oil extracts. The product claims to be packed with 100mg CBD hemp oil, making it a  powerful oil that nourishes the skin with phytonutrients and essential oils of wild orange. 

Made by Hemp, $69


Hempz Body Lotion

Aside from the obvious name as a dead give away, one of the main ingredients is Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. You smell it but it’s in there and offers a minimal dose of hemp benefits to the skin, not to mention it’s super moisturizing! I myself use this product daily.

Ulta, $28


Milk Makeup crafted a Kush High Volume Mascara… yeah, I know. What does cannabis have to do with mascara? Well the product claims that the infused CBD oil will condition lashes for thickness without fallout and continue to hydrate for healthier-looking lashes, even after you’ve removed your mascara.

Sephora, $24



Some great health benefits about the cannabis plant include, but aren’t limited to, protecting damaged brain cells, relieving ptsd, stimulating bone growth, killing certain kinds of cancer cells, controlling muscle spasticity, preventing seizure, killing viruses and bacteria.


Words by Christina Makoyawo. Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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