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Cannabis Lubricants: Weed Lube
Dr. Lisa Lawless, CEO of Holistic Wisdom
Clinical Psychotherapist: Relationship & Sexual Health Expert
With the legality of marijuana, there are a slew of weed products for consumers to explore, including sexual products. Personal lubricants containing THC are one of those products and are most often referred to as weed lube.
Weed lubes have been said to make people feel more relaxed, provide tingly sensations and stronger prolonged arousal and orgasms. It is also thought to provide health benefits and the user with a feeling of euphoria and arousal because the THC mimics the neurotransmitter anandamide.
Do Weed Lubes Make You High?
Yes, they can, especially when taken in high doses. Unlike CBD lubricants that do not contain THC, there may be a light psychoactive high. However, it will not be anything like the more intense psychoactive high you'd experience from vaping, smoking, or ingesting cannabis edibles. However, let it be said that while it is not intended to be orally consumed, weed lube will provide a strong high if one drinks it.
Are Weed Lubricants Safe?
Most likely, it is safe and will provide health benefits, as many people have found when researching THC oil for treating things like skin cancer and are seeing positive results. However, there is so little research on it, so the health effects and possible contraindications are challenging to know right now.
How Effective Is Your CBD or Weed Lube?
Did you know that as soon as you put CBD in water, it will begin to break down? After just a short time, it will be completely ineffective, so most manufacturers put it in oil. This makes anything other than an oil-based lubricant challenging because a water-based lubricant would not typically be feasible. Light and air can also cause it to break down; that is why proper containers are also a must. Some companies use water-soluble CBD and cannabis, so if you purchase it, make sure you ask them about their formula, or you might be buying something that is completely ineffective.
How To Use Weed Lube
Typically, the Marijuana spray requires 4-8 times sprays onto the clitoris, inner and outer labia, inside the vagina, or on the penis or anus. Each spray typically contains approximately 2 mg of THC and takes about fifteen to thirty minutes to begin to take effect. If using a lubricant oil, apply it to the vulva, inside the vagina, or anus and wait. Make sure to always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Difference Between Weed Lube & CBD Lube
Weed lube typically contains a blend of THC and CBD. In contrast, CBD lube only has CBD derived from hemp or hempseed (THC levels of < 0.3% in the United States), which are negligible amounts of THC, and will not cause any psychoactive effects.
How to Buy Marijuana Lubricant
As states legally allow THC oil for recreational use, most require a store selling them to obtain a license. Most sex toy retailers will not be eligible to sell cannabis lubricants for a very long time until laws evolve and change. As of now, you have to purchase them from a licensed dispensary.
If you are in the market for just a CBD lubricant, you will not typically find them at sex toy stores either. This is because the banks providing merchant accounts for businesses to process credit cards consider CBD products and sex toys both high-risk businesses. As a business, you are generally not allowed to do both.
Weed lube is certainly marketed as a wonderful product to use by many, but there just is not enough research on it to know if the claims are valid or what the long-term effects are to know for certain. Claims that it increases sex drive, enhances orgasms, and reduces vaginal pain are based primarily on consumer reviews and marketing claims. Therefore, it really is something that you would have to try for yourself and understand that there is simply too little data to know for sure what the risks or results will be.
For more information make sure to explore our Ultimate Personal Lubricant Guide.