Fashion can be one of the most fulfilling acts of self-expression. Everyday the choice of who you want to be in the eyes of others, who you want to be in your own eyes, can be answered anew. Personally, I find it fascinating and fun. And now, with the boom of cannabis culture, there’s a new trend in town: wearing your love of the plant on your sleeve.
When cannabis fashion comes to mind for most people they may think of Rasta colors, overt promotion of “stoner culture”, and hemp necklaces with little blown glass pendants. Sure, that’s where a lot of it started, but it’s evolved into so much more. There’s high-end jewelry, covert company logos, hat pins, even functional fashion pieces that either store or assist in consumption. That’s right, they’re accessories and even clothing that have hidden pipes, and smell-proof pockets. We live in the future people!
Etsy is teeming with talented people producing unique items, and is a website I highly recommend browsing. Among my favorite items are resin-preserved cannabis flower pendants, tiny gold pot leaf earrings, and the nail stickers of tiny bongs and buds. If you have a little more money to spend companies like Genifer M are taking cannabis jewelry to another level of luxury. Twenty-four karat gold necklaces, earrings, and bracelets can all be found.
So don’t be afraid of the “trashy burnout” image. That’s being broken down by our industry. After all, the cannabis world is full of intelligent, educated, and brave individuals. We are far from burnouts. And maybe your twenty-four karat THC molecule necklace will tell them you’re participating in a new world of cannabis culture, one out of the shadows and into the limelight. So if you love cannabis enough to wear it on your sleeve, go right ahead and do it.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Roottie gear that will be available for purchase at the end of July 2017!
Shasta Nelson is a California Native and a cannabis connoisseur. She's been involved in the industry at every level since she was a teenager. Currently she provides content for Roottie, DOPE Magazine, and Terpenes and Testing. She's also a creative writer, with a graphic novel underway.