Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.
Ah, marijuana. It's a topic rife with controversy. But, whichever side of the legalization debate you fall on, there's one surprising use for cannabis we can all totally get behind: beauty product. That's right. According to Elle.com, reefer is clutch for your face.
Apparently, THC (the stuff in ganja that gets you high) is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. So, in the spirit of contact highs, Elle.com mixed up a DIY facial. However, before you scurry off to your local pot dealer (not that you have one on speed dial or anything), take note: This recipe actually says to use hemp oil — except in those states where marijuana oil is legal. You mix it with some avocado and other good-for-you ingredients, slather it on, and you're left with glowing skin.
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