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Weed Nails and Marijuana Manicures Are Officially a Thing

There’s a new nail trend that’s been burning up our Instagram feed, and it’s not even available (er, legal) nationwide. Surprising, right? Because, you see, the buzzy trend of weed nails and marijuana manicures involves nail artists crumbling marijuana leaves and placing specks onto the nail using a tweezer for precision. Just like the flower nails that came before these, a pot-laced manicure has the bud sealed in with whatever topcoat you have on hand—nothing fancy required. However, real marijuana is involved.

We know, we know. Your first reaction might be something like, “Wow, what a waste!” or “Marijuana is bad!” But take our word for it: Not only do weed nails and marijuana manicures require only a teensy bit of pot, but they look so damn cool when they’re done. And what else is a good manicure if not but all for the Instagram, right?

However, since weed is only legal in 26 states in some sort of capacity—specifically, mostly medicinal—we wouldn’t recommend bringing a bud down to your local manicurist to ask for a gold-leaf-and-pot-encrusted accent nail unless you live in a state where recreational marijuana is 100 percent legal. (Currently, those states consist of California, Washington, Massachusetts, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Alaska, and the District of Columbia.) But since they are kind of pretty—and if nothing else, incredibly pun-worthy, if you start thinking about all the names you could call a marijuana mani—take a scroll through some #WeedNails posts for nail-art inspiration regardless of where you live. (You can also check out these nonpsychotropic, totally legal pot-infused beauty products we happen to be huge fans of.)

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Here’s our question, though: Who knew weed went so well with glitter, diamonds, and gold?

What you need to know about weed nails and marijuana manicures, a trend that's blossomed into something way buzzy.

Weed Nails Is the Craziest Nail Trend of the Moment

Nail art at its highest point?

Weed. On your nails. It’s a thing.

Nail art and weed enthusiasts are showing off their marijuana manis on Instagram, perhaps in honor of an upcoming holiday called 4/20.

Weed nails, nail art created with actual bits of marijuana, might seem a little high-maintenance (sorry), but Louisiana Pham, a California-based nail artist who creates “high nail art,” spoke with BuzzFeed and said the process is actually quite simple.

Pham, who requires her clients to have a legal California cannabis card, simply sets her clients’ herb on each nail with gel polish. Pham charges about $65 for the treatment, which is BYOB (bring your own bud).

If this is a look you’re interested in trying yourself, it’s probably a good idea to hold off until you check your state’s laws since, you know, possessing marijuana is not legal in most states.

Nail art at its highest point?