1st Feb 2020 @ 6:00 am

Ganjarote, at C/Bajamar No. 50 in Playa Honda, isn’t a cannabis club. It’s a unique shop where you can buy the best specialist hemp and cannabis-related cosmetics and health products – the only business of its kind on Lanzarote.

What Ganjarote sells in its premises, as well as at its online shop, are products containing CBD, the non-psychoactive element of hemp and cannabis. That means it won’t make you feel “stoned” or “high”, at all, just glowingly healthy.

And the shop has gathered some of the most well-known names in the CBD world onto its shelves. They include India, Avinatur, Cannabios, Trompetol, myCBD, Enecta and Harmony.

There are skin products ranging from face and body creams to baby shampoos: essential oils that can be used in massages, and other products. Staff will listen to your requirements and recommend the product that’s best for you.

What is CBD?

CBD is a natural compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant; a safe and non-addictive substance, and one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoid” compounds which give hemp its strong therapeutic nature. Currently, scientists and doctors around the world continue testing and confirming the therapeutic properties of CBD.

Attitudes to CBD vary around the world, but the World Health Organisation has spoken in its favour while in Spain, it is completely legal and safe, approved and authorised by two important national health agencies.

Cosmetics derived from hemp and cannabis are on trend right now, and there’s a very good reason for that – the multiple benefits they bring. While THC provides the psychoactive component of the plant, it is CBD that has been shown to possess soothing and anti-inflammatory effects.

The greatest gift of CBD is that it helps to improve skin care and delays ageing by providing vitamins A, B and E, as well as fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6. CBD oil contains anti-inflammatory and soothing elements that can reduce redness and acne outbreaks by fighting the bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the pores.

In addition to being your best ally to treat sensitive skin, it’s been proven that CBD’s calming effects can help balance and rejuvenate sensitive skin, keeping external agents that come into contact with the skin under control every day.

Ganjarote recommends that everyone consumes CBD extracts that bear the EU stamp, rather than risk your health with home-made, unregulated products that may contain alcohol and other, more damaging, solvents.