CHABA: Cannabis Health and Beauty Aids
CHABA Legal Definition
CHABA is a legislatively created acronym for Cannabis Health & Beauty Aids. Which are mostly topically applied products that have less than 0.3% THC and are considered non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating, non-euphoric) and will not leave you feeling high during or after your massage. The CHABA legislation defines products that have less than .03% THC as not being marijuana, even though the products have therapeutic amounts of THC. This action effectively removes CHABAs from the Washington Controlled Substances Act allowing them to be sold and used just about anywhere health-conscious consumers shop. For legal references, you can look at the Washington State RCW: RCW 69.50.575 or the Washington State FAQ page for massage therapists.
There are a myriad of reasons for having a Cannabis infused massage. Without getting too deep into what is well researched and what is anecdotal, we will say that the reasons below are all fairly widely held but could benefit from a massive research grant:
- Is Non-Intoxicating
- Provides Localized Pain Relief
- Decreases Muscle Soreness
- Is Great For Your Skin
- Is Anti-Inflammatory, Anti- Bacterial and Anti-Fungal
All of which can be great for conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, neuropathy, and much more.