For L.A. Weekly’s Best of Cannabis print issue, we took a look at women and weed, and how the market is shifting as more females get into the business and the stigma fades. Read our interview with Besito’s Maggie Connor here.
Though THC and CBD have genderless appeal, many companies have sought to acknowledge the buying power of women in their development and advertising. The following products and companies are some of our favorites, living up to the hype whether you’re looking for health benefits or a good high.
California’s largest vertically integrated cannabis company has positioned its products not only to the wellness market but also the party set, marketing many of its colorfully packed products such as adorable pre-rolls and CBD beauty products as goodie bag favors, as well as an alternative to booze at events. Baby showers, bachelorette bashes (Brides need to relax!) and birthday parties can all be enhanced and elevated with a lil’ smoke or massage, and they can save us all the wicked hangover too. Caliva products we recommend: Toasties Pre-Rolls, Caliva Dogwalkers, Fun Uncle Prerolls, and Caliva All Over Body Lotion. caliva.com/.
2. Her Highness
Co-founded by Laura Eisman and Allison Krongard — of Girlshop and WallCandy Arts respectively — this new brand boasts the best name ever and an appealing array of products inspired and engineered by women for women including cell renewal face oils, orgasmic pleasure oils, and items targeting menstrual cramps, insomnia and more. Oh and the lips-inspired packaging is to die for! herhighnesscbd.com/.
3. Lord Jones
We discovered Lord Jones’ opulent products and packaging at Sephoria — a beauty event thrown by the makeup retail giant a few months ago — and L.J.’s presence and popularity at the mega-event suggested CBD is here to stay in terms of looking and feeling good. As a gal who likes her shoes high and strappy, we’re particularly excited by the company’s latest, High CBD Formula Stiletto Cream formulated in collaboration with shoe designer Tamara Mellon. The company’s new tagline got us too: “Meet your new sole mate!” lordjones.com/.
4. EyeMATRIX by Biotulin
J-Lo’s makeup artist Scott Barnes apparently says this is the stuff that makes the 50 year old look so good (only her dermatologist knows for sure). But research does show that cannabis eye creams — this one contains Cannabis Sative Seed Oil combined with the organic Botox complex Biotulin — help soften and stabilize. Dark circles and bags are one of the most obvious signs of aging, and smoking weed makes ’em worse. So why not wear it instead. biotulin.com/.
5. Code Of Harmony
Launched in 2017 by beauty industry vet Janet Schriever, Long Beach-based Code of Harmony touts itself as a “one stop shop skin pharmacy and facial bar.” Schriever seeks to improve the internal system, fight inflammation and brighten skin with her treatments using a full CBD facial protocol designed to be a sensory experience. Her products are available at Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters and more across California. codeofharmony.com/.
6. The High Note
Musician Elle King headlined this new music and cannabis event from Grenco Science, Eaze and Jam in the Van. The sessions were created as a discovery platform that melds cannabis and music and appeals to all genders. But it’s nice to see an emphasis on female artists on its schedule. The latest session will air online this Fri. Nov., 15 on YouTube. More info eaze.co/highnote.
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