As it turns out there are a few hypothesized reasons for the hair growth associated with marijuana consumption. Firstly, marijuana can lower testosterone and increase estrogen levels. High estrogen levels causes hair growth. The problem with this scenario is that high estrogen levels are problematic on a physical level for both men and women. While it may cause problematic periods for women with excess bleeding and cramping, the manifestation of high estrogen in men is baldness. So there is an inherent problem in that the higher estrogen levels both speed up hair growth as well as creating hair loss. So, does weed make your hair grow or does smoking weed cause hair loss? It’s probably healthier on this level not to increase estrogen levels. In order to do this, avoid soy altogether, limit beer intake, and be sure to get enough zinc in your diet.
But if you are going to smoke or vaporize marijuana or hemp to gain these benefits, you’ll definitely need some smoking accessories. The nice thing here is that there are numerous smoking and vaping options for cannabis, including those that are less harsh on your lungs. For instance, a bubbler or bong uses water to filter the smoke, resulting in less throat and lung irritation. Dry herb and concentrate vaporizers provide the same benefit, and many say they’re even smoother. But if you’re looking for a no muss, no fuss way to consume cannabis once or twice a week, a good old fashioned weed pipe is probably the accessory for you.
So while there’s some evidence to indicate that marijuana can help with hair growth, it is probably not the best direct option. Using it solely for those purposes may not be an effective solution. However, if you’re using marijuana to cope with stress, you may notice hair loss prevention as a welcome side effect.
Another way that marijuana can be linked to hair growth is through metabolism. Marijuana benefits include a faster metabolic rate, which relates to how your body as a whole metabolizes. This means digestion is faster, the body’s systems work more quickly, and even aging can come on more rapidly. To avoid the negative aspects of a faster metabolism, it is good to consume antioxidants, herbs such as schizandra, eat alkalizing foods such as green vegetables, and drink enough water. Then you have the ability to protect your body while enjoying a healthy metabolism and (hopefully) no marijuana hair loss.
There’s also a theory in the community that you don’t have to smoke cannabis to enjoy the rumored hair growth benefits of marijuana. Hemp oil’s properties may be conducive to speeding up hair growth. That’s because hemp is a great source of omega 3 (not to mention omegas 6 and 9) and keratin, all of which have been linked to hastening hair growth. Can hemp oil help someone who’s totally bald? Probably not. Its rumored effects seem to only apply to speeding up the growth process of what’s already there. But hemp oil is also said to strengthen your hair due to its abundance of fatty acids. One easy way to apply hemp oil to the roots of your hair is with a dab syringe, which also helps you measure how much you’re using!
A final proposition for how marijuana may increase hair growth is through its effect on stress levels. One big cause of hair loss is stress. Marijuana benefits most definitely include positive effects on mood, depression, insomnia and stress. Marijuana helps many people cope with stress, eradicating it almost instantly after consumption. It is also a powerful antidepressant which helps to stabilize stress levels in general. Stress is the cause of multiple physical ailments in general so weed can become a way of easing the pressures of life on the body. Hair loss can be a manifestation of stress and can possibly be avoided through marijuana use.
We have really only just begun to scratch the surface of our knowledge about marijuana. For such a long period of time it has been attached to a negative stigma and been illegal, which has frightened scientists away from exploration. But now that 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 20 percent of the country has legalized recreational weed, it’s become less and less of a stigma to explore. As a result, new marijuana benefits are being uncovered all the time. One new question being posed by weed consumers relates to a sensitive subject for many: hair. Some users who consume marijuana 3 to 5 times a week have reported noticing that their hair grows a lot faster. Still others wonder if marijuana and hair loss are related. Is this an imagined event or does marijuana really make your hair grow faster?
Have you noticed hair growth with the use of marijuana, or have you noticed a connection between smoking weed and hair loss slowing down? Let us know in the comments!
UPDATE: Don’t Want to Smoke Weed? Try Hemp Oil for Hair Growth.
Maintaining a Healthy Metabolism.
i was like ” plz ma,i need something that will help my hair grow fast, someone told me to try indian hemp. Do you know where i can get it from please? ”
haha smoke? i dont even smoke cigarettes,so why wuld i wanna smoke hemp? if to prove it is the problem, u can help mix it in a cream,then give me, is dat cool? i just want this damm hair to grow fast.lol,
to be honest,im new in nigeria, well wat i mean is dat iv been livin outa nigeria for many years,im back home now, dont know anything or anyone, everything truly sucks if you dont know anyone,
so i cant even ask friends,cuz i dont hav many yet,
hot oil does not do anything, ! i even went to a store a few weeks ago,bought loads of hot oil and it did nothing. i just wasted my money jare,
Pokasoka,yes i said indian hemp, let me try and say wat i told her. i was polite,i was like ” plz ma,i need something that will help my hair grow fast, someone told me to try indian hemp. Do you know where i can get it from please? ” She replied and said indian herbb? i said hemp, and she said my dear,just use placenta,it will make it grow. i just said okay,thank you ma. and i walked out. i shuldnt have listened to you nairalanders o, u landed me in dis embarrasment.lol,
i just walked into the salon on d next street,tried speakin to their boss, and she looked like me like WHAT?? i tried explaining that i needed it for my short hair,i even showed her my hair,and she said sorry,i shuld use placenta, bla bla, to be honest,she just totally embarrassed me there.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME OF ASKING THIS GROUP OF PEOPLE FOR WEEDS, OR EVEN GOING NEAR THEM.
why is it so difficult to get it? if anyone can meet me sumwher to drop it for me, i will pay them handsomely, plz someone help, december is comin,i wanna look fly with my hair by christmas,
If you can hook me up, then id be really greatful, do they sell it in the market?
She replied and said indian[b] herbb[/b]? i said hemp, and she said my dear,just use placenta,it will make it grow. i just said okay,thank you ma. and i walked out. i shuldnt have listened to you nairalanders o, u landed me in dis embarrasment.lol,
better still, you can ask the area boys, or the motor-park boys, alayes. agberos.
posakosa,email me dear. its so popular cuz i hear it alot,dat woman must be livin in d 3rd century, lol,
To that point, there are provisions included in the contract that March & Ash partner and general counsel Bret Peace said were implemented specifically with cannabis workers in mind.
Russell Frost, a delivery driver at the Vista location, said he “loves” his job and the company. The 59-year-old grew up in Escondido before moving to the East Coast–he said he recently returned, in part because “weed is legal here,” and he wanted to be part of the lifestyle.
Such an incident, while a headache for any employer, would be an additional liability for cannabis license-holders, who legally cannot have any other controlled substances apart from cannabis on a licensed property. Rather than take a hard line and fire the worker immediately, a less punitive disciplinary process includes a union-led blueprint for documentation and corrective action that gives employees more chances.
Both management and the union claim the negotiation process was friendly and collaborative, but it was not without challenges.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a former labor leader who represents City Heights, where one of the March & Ash locations is located, said she hopes the contract is a sign of more to come.
“Within 24 hours, they realized they needed to push back on the old ways unions approach this, and worked with us to summarize the terms and provide a cover letter to employees,” Peace said. Employees at the Vista, El Centro and City Heights locations eventually decided to play ball, but Mission Valley was lost in the process.
“I’ll give UFCW credit, after a day or two of ‘What do you mean you have a contract? Show us the terms,’ the union finally said, ‘Look, traditionally, the way we do this is we don’t give the terms until we go up for a vote,” Peace said. That approach “set his hair on fire,” because he viewed it as undoing years’ worth of goodwill and trust between management and employees, though he concedes management was jointly responsible for bungling the initial approach.
“Cannabis has its own culture,” Peace said. “Labor needs to be mindful that you have this culture that itself isn’t completed yet, or is morphing. You can’t just go in there round hole, square peg. You have to deal with it differently,” he said.
“We don’t even have that in our Vons contract,” Tom said. Employees will also receive paid holidays, jury duty days and bereavement leave.
The agreement, which is valid for three years, is notable for several reasons. First, it was management-led and formulated in concert with the union, who brought workers into the process down the line. According to a state law signed in 2019, every licensed cannabis retailer is required to enter into a so-called labor peace agreement with a qualified union within a certain period of being licensed. As part of the agreements, managers agree not to stop workers from joining a union; organizers agree not to encourage labor strikes. March & Ash’s agreement was signed in 2018 before the Mission Valley location was even opened.
Both Peace and Tom said March & Ash employs many single parents. Because of this, the contract includes an education and daycare fund.
“Seeing as working in cannabis tends to attract younger workers, sometimes it happens that other drugs, besides cannabis, can make their way into employee hands, which could end up in employee lockers,” he said, offering an example of a disciplinary problem.
Frost thinks his age and knowledge of labor history gives him perspective that his younger co-workers may not have. Though he is not formally part of the organizing process, he said he expressed his support for unionization to fellow employees.
Organizing Weed Workers.
Also notable for both retail and cannabis worker contracts is the inclusion of an equity growth account, which is intended to supplant a formal 401(k) program, which could be difficult to run because of cannabis’ classification as an illegal substance at the federal level.
“You don’t have to despise your job to want union protections or benefits,” Frost said. “I think make March & Ash an even better employer – it’ll fix some gaps that aren’t perfect, so I think it will make this an even better job,” he said.
Nearly unheard of for both retail and dispensary jobs is paid vacations, which according to this contract are accrued over time – someone who works at March & Ash for four years, for example, can receive up to four weeks’ vacation.
The biggest misstep in the effort, Peace said, was how the initial notice of unionizing and contract negotiation was first communicated to employees, particularly at the Mission Valley location. Management and the union, as a team, went to each location to inform workers that a bargaining agreement had been reached and a union formed.
Each of those industry segments offers an opportunity for union representation, said Grant Tom, secretary-treasurer of UFCW Local 135. Tom said he and the union view the March & Ash contract as a blueprint he thinks will be attractive to the rest of the industry. Of course, it is UFCW’s hope that cannabis businesses will want to join their efforts, in particular.