Recreational marijuana usage may not be legal in all 50 states, but you can still get your fix with the perfumes, oils, lotions, and accessories that are creating quite the buzz.
Don’t worry, this stuff won’t leave you smelling like weed all day long. A cannabis oil base has less of a drying effect on the skin than alcohol-based perfumes, and, once on the skin, it evaporates more slowly than the alcohol-based stuff. Notes of fig, pepper, citrus, and sandalwood linger longest. (In travel size, $52)
Is travel stressing you out? Relax with this Cannabidiol oil, the holy grail of cannabis-based products. CBD oil (as it's also known) is not psychoactive, meaning that it does not alter brain function or cognition, and has been linked to a wide range of medical benefits: People use it as an anti-inflammatory, to relieve stress, or to spice up boring salad dressings and smoothies. ($99, available in store only)
Vape pens, or pens that utilize a heating element to vaporize a liquid containing marijuana oils, are a discreet, smoke-free way to get your weed fix. Go for 100 percent pure CBD oil blended with flavors like grapefruit, spearmint, and cinnamon, each designed for a specific purpose: one for relaxation, one for revitalization, one for improved focus — all of which you could use a little more of when you travel. They’re also FAA approved, so you can pack a few in your carry-on and be on your way. ($45)
If you’ve ever suffered from aching bones and joints after a long-haul flight, then this is the remedy for you. This soothing, extra-strength lotion cools upon contact and is absorbed quickly to provide instant relief for sore muscles and joint pain. Available fragrance-free or in the the Lord Jones signature fragrance — a blend of sage, mint, and green citrus. ($50)
Packing your smoking accessories has never been easier with this travel kit that includes all the essentials: a black leather zip pouch, unbleached hemp rolling papers, a white bronze fog pin for packing, a gold, flameless Slide lighter, an acrylic storage box, and an elegant bottle of Japanese eye drops — perfect for the smoker on the go. ($90)
Editor’s note: We know that the legalization of marijuana is a complicated issue, and that we are writing about it from a position of privilege, without stigma, and largely immune to the penalties that befall other Americans. In 2015, an estimated 38.6 percent of all drug arrests in the United States were for marijuana possession alone, and in several states, possession can result in mandatory minimum sentences for first-time, non-violent offenders. If you’d like to learn more, visit ACLU.org.