Washington, Jan ary 13: The makers of a new line of lotions have promised to light up the skin care routine of users with a special ingredient - cannabis.
The Denver-based company Appothecanna is taking advantage of Amendment 64, the newly-enacted law that legalizes recreational marijuana use in Colorado, ABC News reported.
Some varieties of the company's creams, lip balm and body sprays contain cannabis flower oil, which had been illegal due to its high concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC - pot's psychoactive ingredient.
THC-containing industrial products like soaps and lotions are exempted from drug controls as long as the THC does not enter the body, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Apothecanna owner James Kennedy claims the pot-infused products, which he refers to as the medicated line, are safe and effective without the side effects of smoking weed.
The company claims that the topical products have the potential to relieve pain, but medical experts have not reached a consensus when it comes to cannabis-based skin care products.
The pot-enhanced products carry a disclaimer that they're "not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
According to Kennedy, the cannabis seed oil creams do not produce a "high" or show up on a drug test, but claims the "calming creme" can reduce stress and soothe muscles, while the "stimulating" version can firm the skin and energize the mind. (ANI)