‘Tis better to give than to receive. But ’tis even better when you live in a state where marijuana is legal and you can pick up some cannabis-themed gifts to spread holiday joy.
Yes, after another year of significant progress on marijuana reform, it’s finally time to celebrate the holidaze. And to mark the occasion, Marijuana Moment put together a gift guide featuring cannabis (or cannabis-adjacent) products that can be tucked under the tree for all kinds of enthusiasts.
Some of the ideas below were crowdsourced, while others are personal favorites.
This reporter and Marijuana Moment did not receive payment or any other form of remuneration for including any product, though in some cases press samples were accepted.
I attended a Kikoko “high tea” event at a Los Angeles dispensary earlier this year and, at first, really didn’t think the product would be for me. But I walked away with some samples, steeped a packet of their Tranquili-Tea blend—which contains just 3mg of THC and 5mg of CBN—and it did the trick. Despite the low THC, it put me in the right headspace to fall asleep. Added perk: it tasted great. All four of the company’s infused tea blends—for sleep, arousal, mood elevation and pain—are available in a ready-to-go gift box for the holidays.
Pets can suffer from many of the same ails that lead humans to seek out medical cannabis, and they have cannabinioid receptors that respond to components of marijuana, too.
VETCBD is a 20:1 CBD:THC tincture formulated by veterinarians, and while you can read through the many glowing testimonials online, you can also take my word for it. I’ve been incorporating VETCBD into my elderly German Shepherd’s diet for almost two years, and it visibly helps her manage pain from arthritis and enhances her mobility in general. For now, VETCBD is only available in California.
This was one of the first suggestions I received and, while it’s not quite something you can wrap up and tie a bow around, it deserves top placement. While those of us in a growing number of states now enjoy the freedom of a legal cannabis market, prohibition dealt a long-term blow to millions of Americans caught up in prohibitionist prosecution. Here are a few organizations working to get automatic expungements included in drug policies, or helping to facilitate expungement applications, that you can donate to in order to help spread freedom: the Equity First Alliance, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Code for America, and the Drug Policy Alliance.
Separately, if you happen to be a governor reading this, you can always give the gift of pardons and commutations to people needlessly punished for marijuana or other drugs with a simple stroke of your pen…
Show your support for marijuana reform by sporting t-shirts from national advocacy groups on the forefront of the effort to change laws, like the Marijuana Policy Project, Drug Policy Alliance, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and NORML.
For people who aren’t exactly pros at dabbing but still enjoy a nice concentrate from time to time, Bloom makes it easy with its “Drop” product line. Each dropper contains 560mg of THC and 240mg of terpenes and other cannabinoids. Simply pull off the cap and push down on the syringe for a smooth and consistent stream of viscous cannabis oil. The dropper can also be used to give joint or edibles an extra kick.
When I put out a call for marijuana gift ideas, I got a lot of book recommendations. Though I haven’t gotten around to reading all of these, my sources know what they’re talking about and I added a few of them to my own wish list this year.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (as recommended to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker)
Via My Bud Vase.
My Bud Vase sells a variety of artisanal bongs to choose from. I really like this one, called “Coyōté.” The ceramic bong “features a sand textured covering and a matte painted full bodied base” and also “comes with the succulent topper and the bottle-brush style faux flower poker.” Fancy!
Via Cruz Culture.
This recommendation comes from cannabis influencer Coral Reefer, who definitely knows a thing or two about dabbing and how to simplify the process. The Nail Crown is made of silicon and can be used to “grab and store hot metal, glass or quartz” and also serves as a storage unit for sticky tools and concentrates. The company behind the product, Cruz Culture, also says the Nail Crown can be used as a tripod for a cell phone—which could be great for people who like to post videos of themselves getting stoned.
There are plenty of stoner hacks out there to help keep a room smelling fresh after a good toke, but this odor-eliminating candle is a lot more simple and effective than blowing smoke through a tube with a sheet of fabric softener attached to the end.
Full disclosure: I am the person who accidentally pockets lighters after a sesh. So this year, I’m paying it forward and gifting this 12-pack of BICs.
Via The Green Spring.
Finally, celebrate the pending legalization of industrial hemp with your very own hemp pen. Now, I can’t say definitively that this pen is the same one that McConnell used to mark the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes his hemp legalization provision, but it looks pretty similar.