It’s a perfect holiday season to celebrate cannabis.
The number of states with recreational marijuana finally reached double digits with the inclusion of Michigan, while both bordering nations in Canada as well as Mexico have made momentous decisions to legalize and set a path towards repealing prohibition, respectively.
However, all this expansion could prove difficult for many new consumers to find the right type of cannabis products. As the legal cannabis industry moves away from the cliche pipes and bongs found at dusty head shops, here’s a few picks that should satisfy more discerning tastes, such as edibles, vape cartridges and CBD topicals.
Whether you’re pot shopping for loved ones or even yourself, here’s a look at our favorite legal cannabis products for the 2018 holidays — many of which can be found at your favorite dispensary, or delivered right to your door by the online service bud.com.
Chonger 3.5 gram Party Joints
For a perfect group session, Tommy Chong’s party joints — appropriately dubbed “Chongers” — are packed with an entire 1/8th ounce of premium cannabis encased in a tube just over 7 inches long. Consider your Christmas party officially lit.
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without some expertly baked cookies. Big Pete’s mini cookies are a treat for cannabis consumers of all tolerances. This gift box should be enough for a group of beginners, or a nice solo present for the more experienced.
The season can be downright stressful while out shopping for presents or anything in general. Take the edge off with the help of Speciale pre-rolled joints containing a dominant percentage of calming cannabidiol (CBD). Strains such as Lemon Crush and Holy Crunch are sourced from Emerald Cup award winners Molecular Farms, who have won the Best CBD flower award for three years straight.
If vaporizing sounds more appealing than smoking trees, go with these new vape cartridges that can provide as much relief as you need. CBD vape carts are available in several CBD to THC ratios, from 1:1 all the way to 18:1.
If there’s anyone you can trust to sell choice cannabis, it’s Willie Nelson. The legendary country outlaw has gone legal with his own brand of top-shelf flowers, which can be purchased as pre-rolls or boxes of flowers.
With another product designed to help with the stress that comes with the season, Dosist’s Holiday Kits lets users unwind with four different formulas — bliss, sleep, calm, and relief.
Hip-hop luminaries Cypress Hill joins Willie Nelson as another music act celebrated for their cannabis advocacy and activism. The group has teamed up with noted cannabis brand Bhang to release a special Zookies flower strain, complete with a collectible skull-shaped glass jar to make for a perfect gift for anyone who loves both cannabis and hip-hop.
Add a few (or several) drops of OM’s oil to any bath to soothe aching joints and muscles while getting a relaxing soak in. Available in Lavender or Rose Geranium, these oils are fragrance-free while doling out full relief.
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