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Using Hemp to Kick off Unhealthy Vices: Metolius’ Innovative Approach



In today's fast-paced world, unhealthy vices such as pharmaceuticals, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco have become too rampant. These vices offer temporary relief and pleasure, leading people to rely on them habitually. However, this dependence can quickly escalate into addiction, causing severe health issues and affecting the overall well-being of individuals. Addiction has become a widespread problem, and many are searching for effective ways to break free from these harmful habits.

In recent years, the health and wellness movement, along with the sobriety movement, has gained significant momentum. More and more people are seeking healthier alternatives to their vices, aiming to lead a balanced and fulfilled life without relying on substances that negatively impact their health. The challenge lies in finding viable replacements that are both effective and sustainable.

Metolius' Exit PACT Campaign: A Three-Pronged Strategy

Recognizing the urgent need for a solution, Metolius, a progressive hemp company in North America, has launched the Exit PACT campaign. Their innovative approach aims to help consumers kick off four major addictions—pharmaceuticals, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco—by providing tailor-made hemp-based products. To understand the strategy behind the campaign, Metolius CEO John Freiss shared insights in an interview with Lydia Kariuki.


Metolius understands that the form in which addictive substances are consumed plays a crucial role in their habitual use. To facilitate a smooth transition away from unhealthy vices, Metolius offers their hemp-based alternative in a form that closely matches the original vice. For instance, if someone's habit is smoking cigarettes, they will be provided with a smokable hemp product that replicates the familiar experience.

Physiological Effect

Vices offer a desired physiological effect that keeps individuals coming back for more. The problem arises when tolerance builds up, leading to increased consumption of these harmful substances. Metolius addresses this by offering an alternative that provides the same desired physiological effect without introducing any harm. Their hemp-based products are designed to offer therapeutic benefits, making them non-addictive and safer for regular use.


Affordability is a significant factor in encouraging consumers to make the switch to healthier alternatives. Metolius is mindful of this aspect and aims to match the price of their hemp products with that of the vices they intend to replace. By ensuring cost parity, they make it easier for consumers to make the transition without putting undue financial strain on them.

Read more on the innovative products offered by Metolius here.

Gradual Progression for Sustainable Change

The Exit PACT campaign emphasizes a gradual approach to breaking free from unhealthy vices. Rather than attempting to quit cold turkey, consumers are encouraged to take small steps towards change. Metolius suggests adopting the “one less a day” approach, wherein individuals reduce their consumption of the vice by one unit per day. For instance, one less beer, one less coffee, or one less cigarette, replaced with the corresponding hemp-based alternative.

This gradual progression allows the body and mind to adapt to the change without feeling overwhelmed or deprived. Over time, consumers will discover that they need less of the vice and increasingly rely on the hemp-based alternative, ultimately leading to complete freedom from the addiction.


Metolius' Exit PACT campaign is a pioneering initiative that provides a promising solution to the pervasive problem of addiction to pharmaceuticals, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. By offering hemp-based products that match the form, physiological effect, and price of these vices, Metolius empowers individuals to make a positive change in their lives.

The campaign's focus on gradual progress ensures that consumers can break free from their unhealthy vices sustainably. As more people embrace this alternative, we can hope to see a positive impact on public health and overall well-being. With Metolius leading the way, we move closer to a future where individuals can enjoy life's pleasures without relying on harmful substances.

In closing, we extend our gratitude to John Freiss for sharing these invaluable insights and to Metolius for taking significant strides in creating a healthier world for us all. Together, we can pave the way for a brighter, addiction-free future.


Lydia K. (Bsc. RN) is a cannabis writer, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. Currently, she is a regular writer for Mace Media. In the past, she has written for MyBud, RX Leaf & Dine Magazine (Canada), CBDShopy (UK) and Cannavalate & Pharmadiol (Australia). She is best known for writing epic news articles and medical pieces. Occasionally, she deviates from news and science and creates humorous articles. And boy doesn't she love that! She equally enjoys ice cream, as should all right-thinking people.