A Cannabis User’s Guide to the Holiday Season
A Cannabis User’s Guide to the Holiday Season
In the classic holiday movie, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a miserly old grouch to a generous and joyous benefactor is spurred by a series of ghostly visits on Christmas Eve. For cannabis users, the holiday season can also be a transformative time of year – but thankfully without any ghostly interventions required.
With the right approach, holidays and cannabis can be great companions - both fostering good spirits and creating lasting memories. From enhancing holiday treats to pairing strains with gift-giving, there are many ways cannabis can help bring even more joy to the holidays. With that in mind, here’s a cannabis user’s guide to the holiday season.
Give the gift of cannabis
Got a cannabis enthusiast in the family? Why not get them something special for the holidays? There are plenty of options available, from vape pens to bubblers, stash cases and more. For the more adventurous, live plants or clones can make for a unique and special gift. Still not sure what to get them? Gift cards are always a safe bet.
If you’re feeling crafty, do-it-yourself cannabis projects make great gifts. Try your hand at bath bombs, massage oils, candles, and more. They’re sure to be a hit and make for a unique, thoughtful gift. All you need is some cannabutter or cannabis oil, essential oils, herbs, and a few other items available in most craft stores. There are plenty of recipes and tutorials available online.
Indulge in cannabis-infused treats
Many cannabis users like to take the classic holiday recipes and punch them up with a little bit of THC-infused butter or oil. From sugar cookies to pumpkin pie, adding cannabis can bring a new twist to old favourites. Just make sure you keep your treats away from kids or pets who shouldn't come in contact with cannabis.
For those looking to mix things up a bit, why not try making some cannabis-infused drinks? From hot chocolate to eggnog, cannabis can add a special touch to your beverages. You’ll just need cannabis oil or tincture to get started. This can be a great way to switch things up from the usual holiday drinks.
Pairing strains with activities
Get the most out of your holiday season by pairing different cannabis strains with various activities. Whether you’re baking cookies or unwrapping gifts, there’s a strain out there for every occasion.
Sativas are often associated with uplifting and energizing effects, making them great for activities like gift-giving. Sativas often put users in a more upbeat mood, so they’re great for getting into the holiday spirit.
Indicas, on the other hand, are associated with more calming and sedative effects. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the holiday hustle-and-bustle, an indica can be a nice way to relax and unwind.
Hybrids offer the best of both worlds, with uplifting effects as well as a relaxed feeling. This can make them great for activities such as shopping or wrapping gifts. You'll have the energy to get through it all, without the stress that often comes with it.
Reflecting on the year
The holidays can be a time of reflection, and cannabis can help bring insight and clarity to this process. Whether you’re pondering the events of the past year or making a plan for the future, cannabis can make for a great companion during this introspective period. Spend some time writing, meditating, or reflecting on the year’s events. Whatever you choose, cannabis can help make the experience more meaningful.
Most importantly, don’t forget to take some time for yourself during the holiday season. Whether it’s taking a moment to relax with a good book and some cannabis, or indulging in a special treat like an infused dessert, be sure to give yourself the gift of relaxation and enjoyment. The holidays can be a stressful time, so make sure to take the necessary steps to look after your mental health.
Enjoy the holidays with cannabis!
The holiday season is a time for celebration, and cannabis can help make it even more special. From bringing extra cheer to your favourite recipes, to giving thoughtful gifts and taking time for yourself, cannabis can enhance all aspects of the holiday season.
While we might never get our own visits from the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future, cannabis can help remind us of the true spirit of the season: giving, gratitude, and reflection. So, enjoy the holidays and be sure to savour every moment with a little help from your favourite herb. Happy Holidays!