Holiday season is a time for festivities and coming together with friends and loved ones, but sometimes the holidays can be a source of stress, anxiety, and loss of sleep.
Cannabis can help ease some of the negative aspects of the festive winter months as well as make some of the positives even better. Here’s how.
Relatives can sometimes be difficult to be around for an extended period of time, especially when they insist on discussing controversial topics or create discomfort in some other way. A light to micro dose of cannabis can make the visit more tolerable while not inducing a noticeable or obvious high. Many edibles are now made in small dose servings, often in mint or chocolate form, that can be discreetly eaten throughout an evening for example, and won’t have your judgy aunt sarcastically asking you if you just got into a fight with a skunk.
The days surrounding Thanksgiving are often the heaviest travel days, with Christmas and New Years also seeing lots of folks getting from point A to point B. Sometimes that sojourning means going long distances traversed via airplane, leading to potential jet lag. Marijuana is a popular sleep aid, and a toke session before it’s time to go to bed can provide the much needed slumber sought by weary and time-shifted travelers.
Winter season is a time for parties and celebratory spreads of rich, indulgent food and beverages. Marijuana is known to both induce appetite as well as make food taste better. Sativa strains are particularly renowned for bringing on the munchies. A quick sesh before dinner can make your mama’s mac and cheese or your granny’s garlic mashed potatoes even tastier.
It’s important to take a break from the all festivities and the additional stress that they can bring. Taking a momentary time-out with a calming strain of weed can make the most out of brief moments of respite with a bowl, joint, or vape of a calming, relaxing strain of marijuana.
Weed isn’t a cure-all however, and if you’re really feeling overwhelmed and like you might be teetering towards self-harm, reach out to a friend or a qualified individual for help.