Forbes.com: The Best Cannabis Products to Celebrate Pride
Pride Month and cannabis are inherently intertwined. Both the plant and the people share a long, painful, yet inspiring history of fighting for legal recognition while many conservatives would rather see cannabis and LGBTQ+ folks hide in the shadows. There are also people such as Dennis Peron, an Air Force veteran whose partner was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. Peron fought simultaneously for LGBTQ+ rights and cannabis rights to help keep his partner alive and comfortable. And of course, there is Harvey Milk, a fellow activist, and friend of Peron’s, who would become the first openly gay public official in 1977 when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prior to his assassination in 1978.
Pride Month is not all rainbows. The queer community’s fight for recognition was not without unspeakable tragedy. While it’s a time to celebrate, whether you’re queer or an ally, it can also be a heavy, complicated, and emotional time. Whether you’re looking for a buzz for a party or CBD infused skin care after a long day, cannabis can act as an ally in self-care. Enjoy these products during Pride Month or all year round, and remember the role LGBTQ+ folks played in reframing the way we view cannabis.
If CBD is integrated into at-home beauty products for cannabis self-care, it makes sense for spas to offer the same anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving experiences. Massages, such as the CBD Ritual Massage offered at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa locations in NYC and in Palm Beach, Florida, can be found nationwide. Recover from hours of celebrating with a CBD massage to unwind.