Nail Art With Actual Marijuana Is Here — But Don't Expect A Buzz

Wire nails, furry fingers, aquarium art — we saw some pretty out-there nail trends last year. Turns out, it was all to prepare us for this moment: Marijuana manicures are a thing.

And we're not talking painted-on designs of seven-pronged leaves. That'd be nothing new. This look involves pressing actual cannabis buds on like you would with flower petals or gold foil.

Unlike most nail art, the weed nail trend is actually pretty easy to recreate. (The hardest part might be deciding to use your supply for getting styled rather than stoned.) Simply pick off a few leaves, place them down on the nail with a pair of tweezers (or mix them with clear polish before, if you're really dedicated), then lock the look in with a top coat.

Still, considering only 26 states are cool with weed possession (and for most, the law just protects medicinal use), we can't endorse carrying a bag of bud down to your local nail salon. But we do think the manicure looks pretty dope — and so do plenty of others — so if you live in a state that allows it, we suggest taking a hit of this trend ASAP. Click ahead to check out the most creative takes.

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When marijuana leaves just aren't enough, throw on a few rhinestones.
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Are weed leaves the thing that'll make accent nails popular again? Never say never...
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Make the leaves the focal point by skipping colorful polish and sticking with clear.
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For glam ganja, sprinkle in some flecks of gold.
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Beer on St. Patrick's Day? So predictable. Go your own way with this manicure.
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The more leaves you add, the easier it'll be to convince people that this is not a marijuana-based look. Because let's be honest, not everyone is going to appreciate this trend.
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Go big or go home: Combine unicorn horns with weed leaves.
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I mean, if you want to be really literal...
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We think we've found a favorite in this gold-flecked, color-matching look.
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