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For Hemp Fashionistas Only: 14 Hemp Ideas for any Costume Party!

Hemp fashion is all the rage when it comes to  summer festivals or even 420 events.  You can read all about the benefits of hemp in the book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” by Jack Herer or  “Hemp Bound” by Doug Fine, but maybe you already own those  books because you’re a true hemp activist and only a hemp fanatic like yourself is going to find a way to make hemp part of any get-up for that costume party you’re going to or even for Halloween, right?  Some of these ideas are sure to be a conversation starter at any hemp harvest party you go to, so check them out below.

1. Hemp Model

If you want to look hot this Halloween then be a “Hemp Model.”  Hemp is “in” and by no means should you shy away from flaunting these fashionable hemp items.  If you don’t believe us just Google “hemp fashion shows” and see what comes up!

Hempys.com sells some nice clothes items like their hemp festival vest, hemp jeans and also they have a hemp chain wallet so you don’t lose it while you’re out partying.

At e4hats.com you can order their brimmed hemp hats and at headcovers.com you can get a fedora if you would like.

For women you must check out hempest.com and see their sexy, stylish dresses like their 37% hemp fabric mojito dress and hood dress to make you more witchy or fairy like, take your pick.  Don’t forget to order hemp leggings from recreator.org or if you really need to go all the way look up “hemp underpants” at Etsy.com!

A company called Rawganique has all sorts of hemp clothing available for sale and even shoes.

Can you dig it?

2. Hemp Jesus

Nothing could be more righteous than being “Hemp Jesus” this Halloween.  Maybe you could carry around a bottle of CBD oil to bless people with a dropper full, but remember, CBD is not a “cure all” no matter what people be saying about it on the Facebooks! But that thought shouldn’t stop you because it’s Halloween and being Hemp Jesus means you can make miracles happen.  

You could sew your own costume for that authentic look by getting some hemp fabric at a textiles company like hemptraders.com or you can just order a hemp bathrobe at rawganique.co.  

To be a hip and sexy Hemp Jesus check out The Hemp Cooperative’s bone colored, unisex, 100% hemp poncho to show off your fit torso.

For your feet go to Etsy.com and search “Pure Hemp Flip Flop.”  Also try rainbowsandals.com to get an authentic hemp look for the footwear part of your costume.  

http://www.rawganique.co/organic-hemp-bathrobe-p/br-hmp-tr-22.htm

3. Shower Curtain

You can be a hemp shower curtain for a costume party thanks to Rawganique, a “trusted name in hemp since 1997!”  Don’t fear. This shower curtain is PVC-free, sweatshop free, eco-friendly and it’s organic hemp from Europe, not China.  There’s no chemicals or toxins in this bad boy so when you’re done wearing it at the costume party go home and hang it to make your shower look very nice.

4. Sea Shepherd Conservationalist

Just go buy a Noordic Parka from us.hoodlamb.com and dress up like Paul Watson, marine wildlife and environmental activist and also the Captain on that show “Whale Wars.” He’s also founder of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society a non-profit, marine conservation organization from Washington State on San Juan Island.

The shell and the lining of the parka are partly made of hemp and if it’s cold this Halloween night then it will surely keep you warm. Plus it has secret pockets for your stash!  You could also sport a men’s or women’s Sea Shepherd T-shirt, too.

Part of the sales of these items goes to support The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

FW17 SEA SHEPHERD

Noordic Parkas on Amazon.com

5. Pajama Party Costume

This costume idea is cozy. Try on some hemp long johns over at hempest.com then buy yourself a hemp plush stuffed animal from Times Hemp Company as an accessory to your outfit. 

If you add some fake blood and white make up you can be a Zombie in their PJs, which should creep out just about anyone and could possibly win you a costume contest prize!

http://www.hempest.com/hempest-leaf-print-long-johns/

6. Hemp Farmer

Doug Fine is an amazing author who’s written extensively about agricultural and even hemp.  He’s written “Too High to Fail,” “Hemp Bound,” and “Farewell my Suburu” about how he got “off the grid.” If being a hemp farmer or building tiny houses made of hemp is in your future then go buy some hemp clothes made just for that!

Patagonia has lots of hemp clothing to wear for your hemp farmer’s costume. Try their fishing and travel shirt, a button down that’s super light and breathable or try their multi-functional pair of shorts made of 55% hemp. To top it off check out their M’s Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Ranch Jacket, M’s Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Double Knee Pants and then add the Tin Shed Hat, all the color brown, to really get that Hemp Farmer authenticity.

http://www.patagonia.com

Hemp Jackets at Amazon.com

7. Yoga Instructor

Check out these Women’s Juniper pants by Prana. They are an “organic cotton hemp stretch jersey blend.”

Then carry your yoga mat in this hemp carrying bag. Look cool with this thing no doubt!

8. Carry your treats in a hemp bag!

If you are a hemp freak you will want a hemp bag to carry your candy haul with.  Hempy’s and Hempmania sell some nice bags for you to tote around on Halloween Night as you walk the streets of your neighborhood. 

Or you can use the bag when you go to that nifty hemp convention you have marked on your calendar.  You know you will need it to carry home all those CBD oil, lotion and chap stick samples you’re going to get for free there! For real.

https://hempys.com/shop/hemp-old-glory-bag/

http://www.hempmania.com/category_s/1842.htm

9. Hemp Baby

Dress your baby in hemp clothes and make them look more cute than creepy this year!

Check out the website earthcreations.net and buy a “snappie” made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton or go to Etsy and look up “Hemptots Natural Hemp Tee” to make your babe look adorable.

Look up “Mustard Hemp Coat” on Etsy to see a cute coat that makes your kid look like an Elf with its pointy hood and big wooden buttons.

http://www.earthcreations.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=172

Hemp Baby Clothes on Amazon.com

Hemp Diapers on Amazon.com

10. Hemp Candles

You’re definitely going to decorate your house with jack-o-lanterns to scare the trick or treaters when they come knocking on your front porch door this year, so why not use hemp candles to creep everyone out?

At Hempy’s they hand pour and make them in San Diego, California.  Their Rainwater candle contains Jasmine, Tuberose and Essential oils and then they also have available their Egyptian Amber and Sandalwood hemp candle.  Fragrant and made with a hemp wick and hemp oil they burn 20-25 hours.

https://hempys.com/product-category/hemp-body-care/hemp-candles/

Hemp Candles on Amazon.com

11. Samue Set

Look great in a traditional Japanese Kimono!

12. Martial Arts Gi

We imagine you could pass yourself off i as your favorite martial arts hero in this “Hypnotik ZenRoll” Hemp Jiu Jitsu Gi.  Chuck Norris maybe?

13. Medieval Outfit

Last, but not least,  if you’re going to a Renaissance Fair, check out this hemp medieval shirt below.

14. Pets

Walk your pet around with a collar made of hemp.

Or maybe you just want some hemp pet toys for your favorite dog or cat? They deserve a treat like this, don’t they?

Have Fun!

This is just a smattering of what you could do to make yourself more hempy this year. Now, go use your own imagination and creativity to brainstorm about how you could show your support for hemp culture this Hemp-o-ween.

 

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There’s Legal Weed in Colorado. Aren’t you Jealous?

If you don’t live in Colorado like I do you’re probably wondering what this “legal weed thing” is all about. Maybe you’re even jealous of me because I can go buy a gram of weed for $15 bucks in the time it takes somebody to fill up their car with gasoline — Oh wait! Have you heard of Native Roots in Colorado Springs? You can get your gas and grass at the same time there!

Basically I can just walk into a Rec (recreational) dispensary and just buy weed and then go on with my day. You have to be 21+ though and you don’t need a medical card, but if you have one there is a separate entrance for you usually and there you get a bigger and badder selection than a Rec customer gets. For example, would you like cannabis in your peanut butter? That’s available.

I will describe the experience of walking into a Rec dispensary to you :

Dispensaries buzz you in. The likelihood you are on camera is 100%. The taxes are high. If you buy a gram for $13 then there is at least $2–4 worth of taxes added on.

When you walk into a dispensary they check your ID and then tell you to sit down and wait. Then they let you into another room like it’s a doctor’s office. Inside there is usually a glass case and a friendly, knowledgeable budtender to serve you.

They will let you smell different weed strains they have on site. They will open the jar lid and let you sniff it. They could be “out” of your favorite weed strain. Sometimes the weed they order from farms in Colorado changes on a weekly basis.

It’s okay to ask the budtenders (like bartenders) their opinions on the products. They freely give them to help you choose. Most budtenders are a pleasure to talk to. Most of them have to talk to a lot of weirdos all day long, so be nice and tip your budtender!

Grams and eighths of “flower” come in plastic bottles that look similar to prescription pill bottles with childproof caps. They can be the color black, blue, or green. They have a warning label on them similar to a surgeon general warning on cigarettes. The labels also list the percentage of THC and CBD. Once you buy your weed you’re not supposed to open the lid inside the dispensary. I saw an uptight budtender freak out on my friend once when she did that.

You can also buy extracts and concentrates like hash, oil, butter, wax just to name a few.

There are lots of strains to choose from as you can imagine. Indica to Sativa. Indica for that mellow mood and Sativa for motivation and “cleaning your house” so to speak. And then their are “hybrids.”

Edibles

They also have edibles for sale like cookies, sodas, even lotions for body pain or massage oils (for sexy time!). Basically it just gets more and more detailed as you research this legal weed rabbit hole.

If you decided to buy an edible try 10 mg, the lowest dose, to see how that makes you feel and go from there. You don’t want to end up at the emergency room, which is where lots of pot tourists end up because they don’t know their limits and they will buy a 100 mg edible. Bad idea if you’ve never done that before.

The rules

There are lots of rules and regulations that dispensaries and weed businesses have to follow and I’ve heard it said before that Colorado is at the forefront of government weed regulation giving other states cues on how to proceed.

The amount of weed a tourist can have on them versus the amount an in-stater can have are totally different. Your budtender can inform you on this kind of stuff.

How much weed are we talking about here?

Colorado grows lots of lots of weed in the southern part of the state. I interviewed someone once and he said he drives two and 1/2 hours into Denver to deliver 500 pounds of weed to dispensaries in his van!

A cool ‘mill’

If you walked down Broadway in Denver you could literally see three or more weed dispensaries on one block. There’s lots of options for weed shopping here.

Colorado just recently put a cap on how many dispensaries are allowed to open and that means lots of dispensaries are being sold for millions of dollars. I even heard an estimate that a dispensary makes $30,000 a day.

What’s that smell?

I’ve literally walked down the main city streets of Denver and have smelled cannabis in the air. It’s not from people smoking, either (you could get a $100 fine for smoking in public). It’s from the grow rooms and dispensaries and it’s kind of a skunky smell, not always so pleasant like you would think.

Weed on sale

Newspapers and print magazines are still in business in Colorado because the advertising is all weed ads. Could you imagine getting your paper in the morning and the first thing you see is a weed ad?

Paying the price

Weed is one reason why people are moving here in droves. The estimate is 14,000 people a month move to Colorado. I’ve seen the property value go up 100–150 percent and maybe more in some instances. It’s sad when you hear so many people complain that they can’t afford their rent here anymore!

Driving

When you drive with your weed on you you have to buy a special childproof bag at a dispensary to put it in and keep it out of arms reach, like in your trunk, to be legal. Some of the special bags come with a key for you unlock it. You could also lock it away in a toolbox, too. Again there are laws on how much weed you can have on you so you have to be aware of that.

Stashlogix ProStash Locking Stash Bag with Odor Control (Black)

Weed or pot, man?

Also you should know the term “pot” isn’t hip anymore. It’s now referred to as “weed” all across the board it seems. Dig?

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CBD vs. THC

If you don’t want to get high you can avoid the THC all together and get CBD smokeables and edibles. In the news you may have seen CBD has helped professional football players with their pain. It’s been said many times by prominent people that the human body has receptors for CBD and THC. The THC receptor is in the brain and the CBD receptor is in the body.

If this idea is true then how did our ancestors get these receptors? Maybe we were apes and ate the plant by accident?

There’s not a lot of facts to back up THC and CBD research because it has been demonized for so long. If there were actually legit clinical trials your doctor would start to recognize the benefits of CBD and THC to prescribe it to you, but instead there is just a bunch of data floating around and there’s nothing to back any claims.

 
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Enjoy the view

Things could change though and maybe Colorado could be the place to pave those roads.

But until then we’ll just enjoy the mountain view, thanks!

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