There are green products (as in this week’s Style cover story) and then there are green products, as in those that use cannabis for pain relief or other treatments. Explore the other side of green beauty with these products that don’t require toking or vaping.
Many brides and grooms seek sustainable weddings, but for those interested in a different sort of green, there’s the Cannabis Wedding Expo April 30 in San Francisco. The Colorado-based expo comes to the Westfield San Francisco Centre with more than 50 vendors and suggestions about how to incorporate weed-infused foods, wedding gowns made from hemp, and bars with budtenders proffering smokes (rather than mixologists serving drinks) at weddings. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 865 Market St., S.F. No cannabis use is permitted on site; tickets $10 at www.cannabisweddingexpo.com.
Created by Mara Gordon, who named the company for her aunt, Aunt Zelda’s Cannabis-Infused Coconut Topical is marketed for muscle and nerve pain (perfect for my post-gym days), rashes, dryness and for healing minor cuts. After hearing from another user about its effectiveness at reducing breakouts and lessening blemishes, I tested the product on a few trouble spots and saw noticeable improvement. $25 for 15ml, $50 for 30ml, www.azcannaoil.com
Luxury and cannabis are two words not often heard together, but that’s Beboe’s market. Tattoo artist Scott Campbell, whose grandmother Be Boe made pot brownies for his mother as she battled cancer, teamed up with UC Berkeley grad Clement Kwan, of Yoox/Net-A-Porter and Dolce & Gabbana, to create low-dose vaporizers ($60) and candies ($25) to use at cocktail hour, afternoon tea and after dinner. Available online with California medical cannabis recommendation at www.beboe.com.
— Carolyne Zinko
Why smoke when you can soak? Actor Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth, founder of award-winning Om Edibles, teamed up to create a line of cannabis-infused topicals and edibles to ease PMS and menstrual cramps. Their year-old Whoopi & Maya line includes a lavender soak; a chocolate-y, raw cacao spread; a tincture to place dropperfuls under the tongue; and a balm, all containing THC or CBD. $14-$45. For locations (medical recommendation required), go to www.whoopiandmaya.com.