Not that everyone else [points to Fraggle Rock] isn’t, but moms are busy. Like, BIG busy. In addition to their own lives, they are jugglers of their small, maybe-remorseless Cabbage Patch Kids' snacks, pick-ups, drop-offs, and teenage mood swings. Here’s the thing: If you don’t have to make time to wipe someone else’s butt during the course of your day, are you really that busy? So, yeah. Maybe they could use a little CBD.
Full airhorn disclosure: We are not doctors. All of our stethoscopes are made out of Red Vines! But, if you’re here, in the second paragraph of a VICE article on cannabis gifts for moms, you probably know that the cannabis (and particularly, CBD) industry has experienced a meteoric—if not complicated—rise over the past few years. “Evidence points toward a calming effect for CBD in the central nervous system [in some people],” according to some medical reports, and cannabis has been implemented by indigenous communities basically forever for healing practices. Now, with the gradual legalization of recreational (hi, NY) and medicinal cannabis use in the United States, it is very clear that the cannabis industry isn’t going anywhere, it’s going everywhere—and a lot of it is being pioneered by moms, who reportedly “hold about 27 percent of executive roles in cannabis companies compared to 21 percent in traditional industries.”
These days, there are CBD sports drinks, face oils, and even socks; there is an infused-thing-in-vibey-packaging for everyone under the sun. None of this is surprising, perhaps, for seasoned stoner moms. Although, CBD clothes? New MOFO frontier, my dudes. Whether you’re a wake and bake mom or of the nasciently curious set, there are so many ways to not just try delightful cannabis and CBD products this Mother’s Day, but to ~indulge~ in them.
We’ve lassoed up the best CBD gifts for the mom-like person in your life, whether that be the gal you popped out of or a lizard in your life with a matronly touch. Some of them are smokeable, but most are chewable, drippable, and rub-able. We will forever dig a joint circle, but we also want to give the gift of soaking our mama’s toes in a CBD bath fit for the heavens.
Finally, face oil has CBD
What we’ve all been waiting for! Maybe Mom wouldn’t think to add cannabis into her skincare routine, but one thing that finger-on-the-pulse offspring are especially good at is knowing all the coolest new trends. This Oz green face oil from Herbivore Botanicals does indeed contain 100 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD as well as hemp seed oil, which is good for hydration, and ashwagandha to combat environmental factors that cause aging.
This artful pipe doubles as a vase
Laundry Day makes some of thee most beautiful, minimalist objet d’art glasswork pipes (that don’t cost hundreds of dollars) on the web. The Tanjun model comes in a bunch of colors, but our favorites are a tie between the pink (reminiscent of Ricard Bofill’s La Muralla Roja) and the brown (reminiscent of that one time we didn’t hang out with Joni Mitchel on the island of Matala, Crete, circa 1970).
David Lynch, you dropped your lip balm
Kind of feels like that. Or else some kind of sexy Flubber. We’re buying whatever sentient, sexy green fantasy Smith & Cult is selling us. In this case: an everyday lip treatment with a coconut-derived MCT oil for hydration. (Rest assured: The actual balm is clear.)
For active moms, a magical weed Gatorade...
... Kind of! (It’s not actually Gatorade.) Rec Room's own Hilary Pollack wrote an extensive review about OFFFIELD, the CBD sports drink that combines electrolytes with a jolt of mellow, feel-good compounds with cannabinoids. Why is it the perfect stoner mom gift? Because, as the review states, it's a little luxe for using every day, but a special treat for CBD-laced hiking, yoga, or swimming. Plan a chill morning hike for you and mom. Take these CBD-and CBG-packed Pixy Stix along to get loosey-goosey, and maybe see those leaves in HD.
Hemp joints disguised as fancy French butter
Never heard of Dad Grass? Our contributor Adam Rothbarth reviewed the beautifully branded, 1970s-nostalgic (almost), hella-legal, CBD hemp joints that give you the perfect mellow, no-scaries buzz and found them to be perfect for a no-paranoia smoke sesh. For the mamas who are daddies, the dads who are mommies, and everyone else, they offer the lowkey lift-off we’ve been craving—especially now that we’re not invincible 19-year-olds. The fact that they come packaged in an unassumingly hot and faux-vintage box of butter makes our hearts go pitter patter.
Here’s how CBD socks are supposed to work: They're infused with CBD (not THC) oil, and work with your body’s natural body heat to take effect on pained feet, lasting for around 30 washes. We tried these and had a few of our close friends try them, too, and all reported a slightly mellower (and sleepier) vibe shift. Placebo effect? The future of CBD? IDC, really, because whatever happened worked, and I went to sleep without the Sunday Scaries.
Rub a dub
You just know a brand called “Lord Jones” is going to make CBD make you feel like you own a top hat and use "lunch" as a verb. We absolutely want the bubble bath they are drawing for ~mother~ this year: small batch salts with pink Himalayan salt, arnica, Epsom salts, calendula petals, and essential oils, all kissed with 240 milligrams of CBD (roughly 20 milligrams per teaspoon). The CBD-infused balm is a must-follow up for the post-soak hydration, and filled with jojoba oil, shea butter, and olive oil for deep hydration.
The one you can get at grocery stores
At least in New York City, there are a lot of swanky grocery stores and corner markets that sell these CBD drinks, which are refreshing AF and a great addition to a backyard kickback or park picnic with your buds. Vybes packs a mellow 25 milligrams in its berry sauce creations, all of which hope to “reduce inflammation and calm the mind.” Make sure you steal a sip of the peach ginger.
Horny? Tired? They make a patch for that
You know those moments when you wish you could plug your body into an electric car charging station? When you really can’t be bothered to do anything other than absorb? Consider this next realm of “transdermal” cannabidiol extract absorption, a.k.a. 20-milligram CBD patches that are catered to your different needs. The variety pack hooks you up with one Sleep Patch (there’s also melatonin in there), a Relief Patch (peppermint and menthol), a Sex Patch (L-arginine, maca, and tribulus terrestris, cuz why not), and an Energy Patch (packed with vitamins). Slap ‘em on and reap the benefits, like Icy Hot for cannabis connoisseurs.
Is your mom one of those moms who learned to make floral arrangements with Martha Stewart Living in 1997? Is she simultaneously in delicious awe, reverence, and slight fear of her power? (Same.) This CBD gummy berry medley is part of Stewart’s latest CBD line, in the midst of her second media wind with Snoop Dogg. We’re here for it.
Fancy Caboodles for all your mom’s weed stuff
And finally, for the CBD-savvy: a supreme carrying case by the Black woman-owned “Apothecarry.” Each wooden case is one of a kind, and this earthy wood number is like having a veritable weed laboratory; there are eight humidity control packets, four dab containers, and a middle split travel “cigar” container; a four-strain “tobacco” system glass jar (with humidity control), a rolling tray, grinder, and more. Perfect for a Mary Jane-loving mom taking a weekend trip to ride to the moon and back.
Happy Mother’s Day! [rips bong]
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