How to Shop for Cannabis this Holiday Season
Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? A recent poll shows that 9 out of 10 cannabis consumers in states with legal recreational cannabis, plan to include cannabis as part of their holiday celebrations. To go even further, an overwhelming majority (76%) of respondents said they plan to give cannabis or related products as gifts this holiday season. If this just sparked your interest, keep reading for our guide on how to shop for yourself & others this holiday season!
Outcome Oriented Shopping
When shopping for cannabis, we like to recommend starting with the desired outcome to help guide your purchasing decisions. Because every product is unique, when you know your end goal, it can help bring clarity to which product might be right for you or someone you love.
One of our favorite ways to do this is by understanding the terpene profiles of a specific cannabis product. Many consumers are looking to terpenes as a way to help predict a strain’s effects, similar to considering whether it is Sativa or Indica. Because terpene profiles work hand-in-hand with cannabinoids, they can produce different experiences even if the strain has the same THC content.
For example, some terpenes are better proven to help fight insomnia. If you’re looking for terpenes to be used as a sleep aid, try strains high in one of the following, known for their sedative effects:
But let’s say you or a loved one may like to avoid products that give you the munchies. In this case, you would want to shop for products with strains that are high in CBD or THCV content. These can include:
- Cherry Wine
- Durban Poison
- Pineapple Purps
- Doug’s Varin
What about those loved ones who suffer from allergies? A study published in 2014 found that the terpene A-Pinene was found to be a promising anti-allergic agent. A-Pinene is characterized by a powerful pine and sage aroma that demonstrated a decrease in some symptoms of allergic rhinitis in mice. This research suggests it may be useful in the clinical management of allergic rhinitis, therefore the ability to moderate the unbearable allergy season. Pinene may also help additional symptoms of allergies since it serves as an anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator. So any product high in Pinene could be used along with or instead of traditional allergy therapies.
If you don’t feel comfortable making outcome oriented cannabis choices, but have a canna-curious or cannabis lover in your life, we put together a list of accessories that can elevate your experience. These make the perfect stocking stuffers or last minute gift ideas!
Shop from Some of our Supported Brands
These products have passed our strict quality control guidelines and it is with confidence that we recommend them to you. When you gift one of these brands to a loved one in your life, you can do so knowing that you are providing them with some of the best cannabis on the market.
Charlotte’s Web: CBD Sleep Gummies
For those who have trouble sleeping
The renowned natural sleeping aid, melatonin, the power of Charlotte’s Web CBD and hemp’s naturally occurring phytocannabinoids come together to support sound, quality sleep, and regular sleeping cycles in these CBD for Sleep Gummies. With a delicious flavor derived from naturally derived ingredients, these Sleep CBD Gummies can become an essential part of your wellness routine and sleep ritual.
NUUME Organics: Cooling Sports Cream Roll-On
For the athletes
The cooling effect in this Sports Cream Roll-On is obtained through the addition of a generous amount of organic menthol crystals. Combined with 500mg of CBD + 50mg of other beneficial cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, etc.), terpenes and flavonoids, you can expect exceptional results.
CANNACEA: ACTIVATED 40 – Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
For those new to CBD
ACTIVATED 40 provides a complete blend of pure extractions from two proprietary organic Hemp varieties. This ensures a genuine Full Spectrum of primary and secondary Phytocannabinoids with key monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and flavonoids native to Hemp (all lab-certified). The complexity of ACTIVATED 40 is immediately sensed in the spicy and earthy notes that accompany its nutty aroma and flavor.
Aspen Green CBD: Full Spectrum CBD Oil for Pets
For the pet lovers
Aspen Green’s Certified Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil and all its naturally occurring terpenes and flavonoids help ease the occasional anxiousness, promotes a sense of calmness, and supports mobility in your pets. Available in a variety of sizes so every pet receives the proper dosage. Pets that are mobility impaired, struggling with joint pain, arthritis, or inflammation, can benefit from cannabinoid therapy just like humans!
How To Talk To Your Family About Cannabis
We understand that cannabis tends to be one of those hot topics where our own beliefs and opinions might begin to differ from some of the people we hold most dear. Whether you are gifting, receiving, or using cannabis for the holidays, we have compiled some talking points on how to broach the subject with people in your life who may not have the same opinions about the plant-based therapy.
As always, consulting with a medical professional is recommended. There is a lot to consider when starting cannabinoid therapy and a Realm of Caring care specialist is here to help with your questions. Contact us today by calling (719) 347-5400 or by emailing email@example.com.