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This is a short list of fun and useful gifts for your pal who likes to relax with cannabis. Whether they like to eat, smoke, or drink marijuana, we’ve got gift ideas for every pot lover.
Keep in mind that cannabis purchasing laws and products vary from U.S. state to state. Here you’ll find some of my favorite products in each category that are available in California and a few other states.
Joint rolling is my thing. I was super excited when I met Carolyn Chu, the founder of Papers + Ink Studio and she showed me her stellar products. Papers + Ink is known for creating premium custom-printed organic hemp rolling papers kits handmade in Los Angeles and other smoking accessories. Rolling papers are a fashion-meets-function moment because they’re not only beautiful, they also burn well. This is a great gift for your joint-rolling friend who is aesthetically inclined.
I love chocolate! Instead of gifting regular candies, you can offer your friends something that will help them remain calm during the holidays. My favorite edible cannabis product is the Terra Chocolate-Covered Blueberries by Kiva Confections. These dried U.S.-grown blueberries are dusted with cocoa powder and finished with a generous coating of delicious milk chocolate to create a sweetly tart flavor.
Terra chocolate is just as effective as they are delicious. The best part is you can choose your dose. One 5mg berry is perfect for feeling relaxed without being too high. If I want to sleep or veg out and watch TV, I may consume one more dose.
I’m the kind of gal who’s been known to have a tea party for her birthday and buys fancy teas imported from China. Kikoko has a superb line of cannabis-infused teas that make great gifts. They’re high quality, taste amazing, and have beautifully designed packaging. The company was founded by best friends Amanda Jones and Jennifer Chapin because they realized that they had dozens of friends who relied on pharmaceuticals to help with sleep, anxiety, pain, and mood, and were looking for a healthier alternative.
Kokoko’s products are discrete and pride themselves on creating blends that don’t actually taste like marijuana. The brand is targeted toward people (mostly women) who don’t smoke, are new cannabis users, and/or interested in making health choices.
Tinctures are a great way to get lifted, but they don’t always taste great. I thought I didn’t like using tictures until I tried Lightly Lifted. The company was founded by a married couple, Caitlin and Jake Seidman. Caitlin stopped smoking marijuana after having children, but wanted to have a way to feel relaxed, so she and Jake (a former chef) created a product that suited her needs. I use it as an alcohol alternative, when others are are having boozy cocktails, I create a pot-tail by putting some ginger ale on ice with a few drops of Lightly Lifted.
Preserving your pot is key. I use humidity packs to help keep my flowers fresh. I put them in mason jars, but I also have containers that were specially constructed for preserving herbs. These containers are airtight, odorless, and great for travel. If your favorite enthusiast loves marijuana but doesn’t want to have the smell wafting out their purse or for their house to smell like a grow tent, smell-proof jars are a perfect gift.
Candice Nobles is the cofounder of Jumble & Flow and lives in San Francisco.
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