Reefer’s Closet: Medical Marijuana Apparel
Pot leaf prints are more prevalent then ever, but before medical marijuana laws began gaining traction across the United States, cannabis fashion was limited to red, gold and green Bob Marley gear and a smoky concert shirt or two. In the past, it was not only more difficult to have a unique weed-inspired look, but nearly impossible to highlight the medical value of pot with your outfit. Cannabis can do a lot more than bring on a good vibe, and the medical benefits of cannabis should be shouted from the rooftops! If you aren’t the yelling type, these wearables can help get the point across for you.
Illegally Healed T-Shirt
illegallyhealed.com / $19.99
My Illegally Healed T-shirts start a conversation anytime I wear them. The organization behind the eye-catching slogan hopes to bring awareness to what they describe as the “absurdity and inhumanity of cannabis prohibition.” Illegally Healed is currently in production of a full-length documentary about medical marijuana patients and is collecting testimonials on their Facebook page. While I and many other state-legal medical marijuana patients can access cannabis medicine in our states, many more people are living the reality of being “illegally healed,” which as cannabis advocate Coltyn Turner says, is better than being “legally dead.”
Leafly Strain T-Shirt
One of the most exciting things about visiting a medical marijuana dispensary is the availability of all of the strains — more strains than a patient’s dealer ever could have provided. All this access to variety helps patients identify what strains will help them the most, and thanks to Leafly’s strain shirts, you can show off your favorite strain whenever you want. The strain tees can be ordered online, plus Leafly pops up at a ton of cannabis events, so keep your eyes open for their booth.
Medical Marijuana Pencil Case
blueq.com / $5.99
I have never seen anything cannabis friendly in my local art supply shop — it’s mostly paints and sketchpads, students picking up supplies for school projects and artists grabbing what they need to bring their visions to life. But on my latest trip, I spotted this pencil case with a familiar phrase on it, and had to have a closer look. Made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled materials, Blue Q’s kitschy style is perfectly applied to make a cute and well-labeled storage option for your stash. Expect prying eyes to want a peak inside.
Medical Marijuana Necklace
etsy.com/shop/SmokiesTokeCouture / $28
Leave no question in anyone’s mind where you stand on the issue of medical marijuana: This necklace is a delicate way to wear your love of this natural medicine, plus a portion of the sales are donated to a medical marijuana charity run by Smokies Toke Couture. The pieces are handmade in California (each red cross will have a unique marbling across it) and the pendant comes with a chain, making it ready to wear. Smokies Toke Couture offers an endless selection of pot leaf jewelry — from the understated to the extravagant — and even takes custom orders on its Etsy page.
Day Canna Leggings
Mmjco.com / $49.99
These leggings might not scream “medical marijuana” at first glance, but they’re a great ice-breaker for a discussion on why we need sungrown cannabis. Prohibition forced beefed-up indoor growing methods, which tried to match what the sun can give plants, but stayed out of sight of DEA helicopters. Decades of poorly grown outdoor bud have given it a bad reputation, but quality sungrown cannabis is making a comeback thanks to skilled growers working under medical marijuana laws. More outdoor-grown cannabis means less artificial lighting, lowering the final costs of the medicine and our impact on the environment. And you thought these were just another pair of pot leggings.
Originally published in Issue 28 of Cannabis Now. LEARN MORE
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