We're less than a week away from Valentine's Day, and marijuana businesses, which recently embraced Black Friday and the Christmas holidays, are hoping to entice lovers with products that go beyond cannabis itself. They include THC-infused sprays and oils that claim to take sex to a higher place.
Evos lubricant is a product of Denver-based EvoLab. Here's how the site describes the product:
Evos™ is an all natural intimate lubricant infused with THC to bring heightened levels of excitement to your love life. evos™ is crafted with care by EvoLab, makers of the finest all natural cannabis extracts in Denver, CO. EvoLab is committed to non-toxic extraction methods and will NEVER use harmful solvents or ingredients to make our products. evos™ is the all natural alternative to lubricants that use petroleum or synthetic parabens. If you don't want these toxins near your mouth or lungs, you certainly don't want them anywhere intimate. In their pure form, the cannabinoids THC and CBD are vasorelaxants (vasodilators) helping with increased blood flow. Evos™ was made with you in mind to stimulate your intimate areas and increase pleasure.
"Here in Colorado this is the second Valentine's to take place with legalized recreational marijuana for adults in effect," he says. "Last year, Valentine's came too soon after legalization for us to notice any particular sales impact.
"But this year," he continues, "we have consumers who already feel comfortable purchasing marijuana as a holiday gift, and who enjoy the novelty of giving legal cannabis to friends and family -- so we expect larger-than-usual sales in the days leading up to Valentine's."
The folks at ForiaPleasure.com, another Denver-based enterprise, are thinking along the same lines when it comes to one of its signature products, Foria spray. Here's their description of it:
The power of ancient plant medicine at your fingertips. Inspire healing and unlock pleasure with an all-natural sensual enhancement oil designed specifically for women. Foria is hand-crafted from the female ﬂower of the marijuana plant -- one of the oldest known aphrodisiacs in the world -- using modern extraction techniques for optimal potency and purity.
Foria is created by The Werc Shop using a revolutionary solventless process that provides a highly refined cannabis extract affording maximum bioavailability. Testing of the extract for cannabinoid content is performed at multiple stages to ensure excellent quality control and accurate dosing.
The description acknowledges that "these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA" and adds, "This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease." But a company spokeswoman tells Fox31 that women who've tried it have responded positively to Foria -- and the firm undoubtedly hopes more will experience it this weekend. A website blurb notes that "her pleasure is your pleasure this Valentines Day. Purchase a 30 ml bottle of Foria thru February 14 and receive a free 10 ml bottle on us."
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