LIFE

Bayview Post - - Life - Lju­bica Kos­tovic is a cannabis con­sul­tant and lead­ing writer and speaker on is­sues re­lated to med­i­cal and recre­ational uses.

Tokyo Smoke, Van der Pop is a “new re­source for women who seek out what speaks to them” in the world of cannabis and wellde­signed prod­ucts. Ex­pected to launch its sig­na­ture strains in Canada with part­ner li­censed pro­ducer WeedMD this Oc­to­ber, Van der Pop ac­ces­sories are al­ready avail­able for sale at Tokyo Smoke.

Van der Pop’s sig­na­ture Pop­pins Ital­ian leather bag re­tails at $370. The purse comes equipped with a lock for your stash.

Van der Pop is also com­mit­ted to pair­ing cannabis ex­pe­ri­ences with education and cul­ture. The Vandy advice blog is a place for the canna curious to get their daily dose of cannabis knowl­edge.

And for those not par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about the toxic ef­fects of al­co­hol, both psy­choac­tive and non-psy­choac­tive cannabis prod­ucts are a wel­come al­ter­na­tive in our so­cial land­scapes.

High-end cannabis brands pro­vide con­sumers with an op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the po­ten­tial ben­e­fits of cannabis and to cre­ate an ex­pe­ri­ence that fo­cuses on well­ness and self-care.

“It’s all about es­tab­lish­ing your per­sonal re­la­tion­ship with the plant,” says Maya Elis­a­beth, of U.S.-based Whoopi & Maya. And yes, that’s Whoopi as in ac­tress Whoopi Gold­berg.

Cater­ing to med­i­cal pa­tients in Cal­i­for­nia, Whoopi and Maya lead the in­dus­try with an herbal­ist-in­spired line of women’s cannabis prod­ucts that “take the pain away and el­e­vate your mood.”

Al­though Whoopi and Maya’s prod­ucts are not cur­rently avail­able on the Cana­dian mar­ket, it is a tes­ta­ment to Canada’s fu­ture of cannabis-in­fused raw ca­cao spreads, mag­ne­sium bath soaks and top­i­cals for that time of the month.

With her eye on the fu­ture, Elis­a­beth en­vi­sions a world where recre­ational cannabis le­gal­iza­tion means cannabis beauty spas and re­treats de­signed for ul­ti­mate lux­ury. For those of us lucky enough to soon be liv­ing in a fed­er­ally le­gal cannabis coun­try, the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less.

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