Marijuana Infused Products (MIPs)
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Marijuana infused products allow a user to reap the effects of marijuana without smoking it. For these people, marijuana infused products, or MIPs, are available as edibles (baked goods and candies) and beverages. However, MIPs can extend to botanicals, tinctures, soups, salty snacks, entrees, and beyond.
Since marijuana has become more commonplace, especially since it has become legal in certain parts of the world, it has unlocked many doors of opportunities for many businesses to create new products that offer different ways to ingest weed. Since they are no longer labeled as a black market status, marijuana cultivators and product manufacturers have come up with countless unique, cannabis-infused products, ranging from beauty treatments to food and beverages.
It is important to note that marijuana infused products are not the same as cannabis concentrates. Rather, cannabis concentrates are just one of the many ingredients making up marijuana infused products.
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One type of marijuana infused product which can be found in the market are lotions. They are a great way to directly apply cannabis and have shown to reduce pain and inflammation in muscles and joints. They are also said to lessen the severity of certain skin conditions and improve the elasticity of the skin. While the customer may not experience the psychoactive high, there are health benefits of applying cannabinoids directly to the skin.
Since some people like to stay smoke free and still want to feel the psychoactive high effects of cannabis, people have come up with patches that can provide the high without having to inhale the content. Patches consist of carrier agents which help beneficial cannabinoids pass through the blood brain barrier. This is what makes the user feel the psychoactive ‘high’ effects along with a mild sense of euphoria. Patches also come in different cannabinoid profiles and last for about 12 hours.
Marijuana infused products can also be used to treat acne through the cannabinols (CBNs) found in the cannabis plants as CBD is said to improve skin elasticity and reduce the size of skin imperfections. Thus, acne treatments are infused with cannabinoids to clear acne and make the users look younger too.
Other cannabis infused products are toothpastes and mouthwashes, which clean the teeth, help with the oral cavity, and improve the mouth’s overall condition by infusing the CBG into the products. Since CBG is a bone stimulant and has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, these products help those who suffer from cavity, tooth pain or any other dental problems too.
Coffee pods are another type of cannabis infused products that do not need to be smoked in order to ingest. It is basically a cannabis coffee and so the users can get stoned right after they wake up and take their morning coffee. These are just some of the marijuana infused products that are available are perfect for users who like to stay smoke free.